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Two licensees fined after substituting leading brands

Published:  16 April, 2010

Two licensees have been fined after routine Trading Standards inspections found them guilty of substituting leading spirits brands.

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Gerard Basset wins World's Best Sommelier

Published:  16 April, 2010

Gerard Basset, owner and founder of the hotel TerraVina, Hampshire has been awarded the title of World's Best Sommelier.

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Scotch exports hit new high

Published:  15 April, 2010

Scotch whisky producers achieved record exports in 2009 despite the global recession.

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Brintex introduces blogging zone to LIWF

Published:  15 April, 2010

Brintex, organisers of the London International Wine Fair, will for the first time incorporate a dedicated bloggers' zone at this year's event.

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New Zealand overtakes Germany in UK wine sales

Published:  15 April, 2010

New Zealand is claiming to have overtaken sales of German wine in the UK when looking at country of origin percentage shares.

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Alfredo Vidaurre/Montes Winery Scholarship winner announced

Published:  15 April, 2010

A Bibendum Wine employee has won the third annual Alfredo Vidaurre/Montes Winery Scholarship.

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Pusser's Rum awarded golds in USA and UK

Published:  15 April, 2010

Pusser's Rum, has won two world-beating awards in competitions held both in the USA and the UK.

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Diageo plans £10m cooperage

Published:  14 April, 2010

Diageo is undertaking a £10 million project to build a new cooperage in Scotland.

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Big Fortified Tasting opens in London

Published:  14 April, 2010

Over 300 fortified wines will be available to taste at next Monday's first Big Fortified Tasting.

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Jack Daniels launches 2010 music marketing campaign

Published:  14 April, 2010

Jack Daniels is to join forces with top musicians who will perform iconic tracks at three JD Sets in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

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Northern Hospitality Awards winners announced

Published:  13 April, 2010

Greens Restaurant & Bistro in Whitby, Yorkshire was named Best Restaurant of the Year in the Northern Hospitality Awards last night.

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Angela Mount to head up Gondola Wines

Published:  12 April, 2010

Angela Mount is to be announced as the new head of Gondola Wine, the new online wine retail site from Dragon's Den entrepreneur Peter Jones.

 

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Constellation renews Come Dine with Me sponsorship

Published:  12 April, 2010

Constellation Europe has announced its second year Hardys and Echo Falls sponsorship of the Channel 4 TV show, Come Dine With Me.

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South Africa launches sustainability seal

Published:  12 April, 2010

The South African wine industry claims to have launched the world's first sustainability seal that guarantees eco-friendly production and bottle provenance.

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Wines in the Press- April 9-11

Published:  12 April, 2010

The Times

How good are the Bordeaux 2009s? Brilliant in parts, according to Tim Atkin MW, fresh from his trip at the most "frenetic" en primeur week in years. He favours the Left Bank appellations where "late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the blends" over the Right.

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Oddbins bounces back with double-digit rise in sales

Published:  09 April, 2010

Oddbins has released a strong set of first quarter figures which show double-digit retail sales growth over the last 10 weeks.

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Specialist June tastings for Murcia wines

Published:  09 April, 2010

The UK wine trade is to get the chance to explore the grape varieties from the Spanish region of Murcia at a series of tastings in June.

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VeronaFiere signs trade agreement with Hong Kong

Published:  09 April, 2010

Organizer of VinItaly, VeronaFiere, has signed a key partnership with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to promote Italian wines in China.

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Bottle Green celebrates birthday with Champagne launch

Published:  09 April, 2010

Bottle Green Ltd will celebrate its 20th Birthday with the launch of French Connection Premier Cru Champagne.

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Maxxium launches Sauza campaigns

Published:  09 April, 2010

Maxxium UK, is set to launch two campaigns around its tequila brand Sauza focusing on the Blanco, Hacienda Reposado and the premium Hornitos ranges.

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