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French launch first 3-D Virtual Wine Fair

Published:  28 May, 2010

The www.WineFair.com plans to help busy wine and spirit professionals network worldwide from the comfort of their desks

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Dawson joins M&S online wine team

Published:  28 May, 2010

Former Sainsbury's wine buyer Emma Dawson has joined Marks & Spencer's online team.

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Molson Coors adds premium wines

Published:  28 May, 2010

Molson Coors (UK) has added a premium wine dimension to its range, aimed at independent bars and restaurants.

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Support trade Benevolent cycle ride to Champagne

Published:  28 May, 2010

This weekend members of the UK wine trade will set off on a 375km bike ride from Calais to Champagne to help raise money for the drinks charity, The Benevolent.

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Currency update May 28: spreading your risk

Published:  28 May, 2010

Here is today's currency analysis from Smart Currency Exchange as part of the new free currency advice service from Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific sees visitors up by 40%

Published:  27 May, 2010

Vinexpo Asia-Pacific closed today after what it claims was its most successful ever show with a 40% increase in visitors on its last show in 2008.

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Milk and Honey to represent UK in Appleton rum's world final

Published:  27 May, 2010

Josh Ivanovic of London's Milk and Honey bar is to represent the UK in the final of the Appleton Estate Bartender's Challenge in Jamaica after winning the British competition this week.

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Justerini & Brooks launches wine broking service for all

Published:  27 May, 2010

Justerini & Brooks is looking to open up the wine investment market to anyone regardless if they know anything about fine wine with its new wine broking website, www.justerinis.com.

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WSTA welcomes alcohol misuse crackdown measures

Published:  27 May, 2010

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has welcomed measures outlined in the Queen's Speech aimed at tackling alcohol misuse.

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More overseas visitors attended this year's LIWF

Published:  27 May, 2010

Recently-released official figures show that more overseas visitors attended last week's London International Wine Fair - despite the travel chaos caused by the volcanic ash cloud.

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Lagnado to head Bacardi marketing

Published:  27 May, 2010

Bacardi has hired the woman who masterminded the Campaign for Real Beauty for Dove soap as its new global marketing boss.

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VSPT signs new eco agreement for Chilean wine

Published:  27 May, 2010

VSPT, the second largest producer and third major exporter of Chilean wine, has signed an energy efficiency agreement meaning its products will now be cleaner and greener.

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The future looks bright for Jacob's Creek

Published:  27 May, 2010

Bernard Hickin has predicted that 2010 will be an outstanding vintage for Jacob's Creek.

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Lorgeril redesigns range to give more premium look

Published:  27 May, 2010

Languedoc's Lorgeril has redesigned its Chateau de Ciffre range to lend a more premium look to the triple tiered portfolio.

A contemporary font has been introduced for the brand name and a drawing of the Domaine's art deco windmill and house - now converted into a boutique gite - appears in foil on each of the labels, which also carry the Lorgeril logo.

The 70 hectare estate - one of the largest privately-owned vineyards in the Mediterranean basin - was purchased by Nicolas and Miren de Lorgeril in 2007 and sits at between 150-300m, in keeping with Lorgeril's policy of cultivating a portfolio of high altitude vineyards.

 

 

 

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Currency update: pound hits two week high

Published:  27 May, 2010

The first of our regular analysis of the currency markets from our partners, Smart Currency Exchange, sees sterling hit a two week high.

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Heston passes off Blue Nun as real champagne

Published:  27 May, 2010

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has proved that price doesn't matter by passing off sparkling Blue Nun as expensive champagne.

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New site for Russian restaurant group

Published:  27 May, 2010

A Russian restaurant group is to open its first restaurant in central London.

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Blossom Hill launches £1m advertising campaign

Published:  27 May, 2010

Blossom Hill has ploughed £1 million into a summer advertising campaign centered around its sponsorship of the Wimbledon tennis championships.

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Pimm's enjoys its time in the sunshine

Published:  27 May, 2010

A couple of days of scorching sunshine and everyone is talking about...Pimm's, apparently.

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Most adults drink responsibly, government figures show

Published:  26 May, 2010

Government figures show that most adults are drinking within health guidelines, and that more people are aware that the guidelines exist.

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