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Virgin Wines to double its consumer tasting programme

Published:  16 February, 2011

Virgin Wines is to double its national consumer wine tasting programme for 2011 by visiting more UK cities.

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Fake alcohol on the rise

Published:  16 February, 2011

Trading Standards have warned retailers to be extra vigilant after officers found a high level of counterfeit alcohol in off-licences.

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UK Champagne consumption back to pre-recession levels

Published:  16 February, 2011

Champagne consumption in the UK is back to pre-recession levels, according to data from Wine Intelligence.

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Bargain Booze ad cleared of being irresponsible

Published:  16 February, 2011

An advert offering students the chance to win a year's supply of drink from off-licence Bargain Booze in Crewe has been cleared of being irresponsible.

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Sud de France announces 2011 programme

Published:  16 February, 2011

Sud de France Export (Maison de la Région Languedoc-Roussillon) has announced its marketing and events programme for 2011.

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Sterling strengthens due to inflation jump

Published:  16 February, 2011

Sterling strengthened against both the US dollar and euro yesterday following another jump in consumer price inflation in the UK.

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Fosters demerger to go ahead in May

Published:  15 February, 2011

Foster's has announced it will pursue the demerger off its wine business from the core beer division and create two independent ASX listed companies.

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First Gamay Symposium attracts 11 countries

Published:  15 February, 2011

The first Gamay Symposium, aimed at raising consumer and professional awareness of the grape, saw over 600 entries from 11 different countries and 167 medals won.

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Harpers Champagne Summit gets underway

Published:  15 February, 2011

Harpers Wine & Spirit is holding its 2011 Champagne Summit today, which is aimed at educating and showcasing the best in Champagne to the UK's wine trade.

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On-trade failing to claim back £1,000s in capital allowances

Published:  15 February, 2011

Bar and restaurant owners are failing to claim back thousands of pounds worth of capital allowances, says one tax claim firm.

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Wines in the press February 11-13

Published:  15 February, 2011

The Guardian

Fiona Beckett says she hates the whole business of Valentine's Day. She would prefer a bit of thought to go into it, rather than eat heart-shaped food and sip pink fizzy drinks belongs to a teen movie.

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Sterling holds firm ahead of data release

Published:  15 February, 2011

Sterling was firm yesterday ahead of a big day of data releases in both the UK and euro zone.

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Bargain Booze may be for sale at £90m

Published:  14 February, 2011

The 640-store Bargain Booze chain may soon be on the market for £90 million, according to a report in the Sunday Times.

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Analysis: wine merchants vs bloggers

Published:  14 February, 2011

The wine blogging community was up in arms last week over a report from Wine Intelligence, which said independent bloggers were one of the "least trusted sources of wine information". Harpers asked bloggers, merchants, online retailers, and Wine Intelligence for their views.

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D&D to slash prices on top-end wines

Published:  14 February, 2011

Former Conran restaurants, D&D London, has announced a wine spending review that includes slashing the mark-ups on top-end bottles.

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UK pub and restaurant sales up 10.7% in January

Published:  14 February, 2011

UK restaurant and pub groups performed well in January, with like-for-like sales up 10.7% on the same period last year, according to monthly sales monitoring report the Coffer Peach Business Tracker. 

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California producers: grape prices 'unsustainable'

Published:  14 February, 2011

Californian producers are facing a challenging year thanks to "unsustainable grape prices", according to Allied Grape Growers president.

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Sterling falls due to lack of clarity over interest rates

Published:  14 February, 2011

Sterling fell against a stronger US dollar on Friday after investors sold sterling on a lack of clarity about interest rates from the Bank of England.

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On-trade missing out on upselling wine

Published:  11 February, 2011

A quarter of restaurant, hotel and pub operators do not encourage their staff to upsell wines to customers, according to a report from ViVAS.

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Tesco listing up for grabs in new drinks innovation competition

Published:  11 February, 2011

 

Tesco's drinks chief Dan Jago says the supermarket giant is happy to "put our money where our mouth is" by backing a Harpers Wine & Spirit initiative to find the best new drinks idea in the country.

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