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Yohann Jousselin wins UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  02 June, 2011

Yohann Jousselin, from The Vineyard at Stockcross in Newbury, Berkshire has won the 2011 Piper-Heidsieck UK Sommelier of the Year award.

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Isla Negra launches 'Inspired by the Coast'

Published:  02 June, 2011

Conch y Toro UK has launched a social media campaign for its brand Isla Negra called "Inspired by the Coast" that aims to tap into the current popularity of UK coastal holidays.

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Sterling plummets due to drop in UK manufacturing data

Published:  02 June, 2011

Sterling had a poor day yesterday, plummeting against the US dollar and euro to close the day nearly 0.6% down against both currencies.

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Sterling hits high as investors move away from dollar

Published:  01 June, 2011

Sterling hit the highest level against the US dollar in nearly a month yesterday after a jump in global risk appetite saw investors move away from US dollars into other higher yielding currencies.

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Ardbeg unleashes Alligator as its latest special release

Published:  01 June, 2011


Ardbeg is set to release this year's limited edition bottle - Ardbeg Alligator - to the trade on September 1.

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Blandy's regains control of Madeira Wine Company

Published:  01 June, 2011

Symington Family Estates and the Blandy Group have reached an agreement to allow Blandy's to regain control of the Madeira Wine Company.

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Veuve Clicquot to donate extra lots to shipwreck auction

Published:  01 June, 2011

Veuve Clicquot is to donate an additional 15 lots of rare Champagne to be auctioned alongside the bottles recovered last year from a 19th century shipwreck.

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Loungers plans to open seven more sites this year

Published:  01 June, 2011

Loungers, the Bristol-based group behind the Lounge and Cosy Club bar-restaurants, plans to open seven more sites by April 2012, after announcing 55% growth in turnover and 88% rise in EBITDA profits.

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Rémy Cointreau sells Piper Heidsieck to EPI for €412 million

Published:  01 June, 2011

Rémy Cointreau has finalised the sale of its Champagne division Piper-Heidsieck to EPI for €412 million.

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Rioja Tapas Fantasticas returns to London's Southbank

Published:  31 May, 2011

Rioja Tapas Fantasticas - a celebration of Rioja wine, Spanish food and culture is to return to London’s Southbank this month.

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Blossom Hill invests £1.2 million on Glass on the Grass

Published:  31 May, 2011

Blossom Hill, is investing £1.2m on its biggest on-pack promotion, Glass on the Grass which offers consumers the chance to win tickets to major UK events such as Wimbledon, Latitude and Bestival.

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Online registration for ProWein 2012 opens

Published:  31 May, 2011

Exhibitors for ProWein 2012, which will take place in Düsseldorf from 4 to 6 March, can already register online.

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Wines in the press, May 27-30

Published:  31 May, 2011

The Guardian


Fiona Beckett says she occasionally gets asked what is her favourite red?

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Sterling on high against US dollar

Published:  31 May, 2011

Sterling finished last week on a high, gaining against a weaker US dollar as US data disappointed.

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Vineyards get ready for English Wine Week starting May 28

Published:  27 May, 2011


Vineyards across the country and making their final plans for this year's English Wine Week which runs from May 28 to June 5.

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Bacardi sends out team of mixologists to bars

Published:  27 May, 2011

Bacardi is sending out a team of mixologists to bars, music festivals and events across the country to "reduce the pressure on a venues' main bar, provide perfectly served drinks and increase revenue".

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Inglenook appoints New Generation as UK importer

Published:  27 May, 2011

California's Inglenook Winery has appointed New Generation Wines as its exclusive UK importer.

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UK first for Penfolds fortified wine

Published:  26 May, 2011

Penfolds is bringing its collection of fortified wines to the UK for the first time.

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Nomacorc releases closure with 'lowest oxygen transfer rate'

Published:  26 May, 2011

Nomacorc has released a new closure, which it claims has the "lowest oxygen transfer rate commerically available".

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Diageo plans radical shake-up

Published:  26 May, 2011

Diageo is carrying out a major review of its operating model ? which will mean likely job cuts in Europe and North America.

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