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Distell launches Fairtrade accredited, Place in the Sun range

Published:  12 May, 2011

Distell has launched, Place in the Sun, a range of wines that are Fairtrade accredited and based on a "trade rather than aid" initiative.

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Sterling jumps, breaking €1.15/ £1 barrier

Published:  12 May, 2011

Sterling jumped by 1.3% against the euro, breaking the €1.15/ £1 barrier for the first time in six weeks.

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Wines from Rioja in sampling push

Published:  12 May, 2011

Wines from Rioja has joined up with this year's London Restaurant Festival as official wine partner to sample Rioja wines to thousands of consumers.

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Bordelais risk losing buyers for 2010s

Published:  12 May, 2011

The Bordelais are playing a dangerous game by delaying the release of 2010 prices and risk losing potential buyers, fine wine merchants have warned.

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Natural Wine Fair kicks of this Sunday

Published:  12 May, 2011

In a bid to get natural wines out there for everyone to taste, Isabelle Legeron MW and five natural wine importers are running the first Natural Wine Fair from May 15-17.

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Naked Wines shortlisted for New Media Age award

Published:  12 May, 2011

Online wine retailer, Naked Wines has been shortlisted for a New Media Age, NMA Effectiveness Award, in the Best Use of Web category.

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Roberson slashes fine wine prices

Published:  12 May, 2011

London wine merchant Roberson has become the latest retailer to shake up how it sells fine wine ? it will now offer wines over £100 at "eye-wateringly competitive" wholesale prices in its Kensington store.

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Berry Bros ranks 2010 Bordeaux vintage up with the greatest

Published:  11 May, 2011

Fine wine merchant, Berry Bros. & Rudd has placed the Bordeaux 2010 alongside the greatest vintages in recent years and predicts prices will remain high.

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Drinks giants in $1.9m fines for "slotting fee" violations in Las Vegas

Published:  11 May, 2011

Multinational drinks companies, including Diageo, Pernod Ricard and Gallo, have agreed to pay fines of up to $1.9 million after The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in the US accused them of violating the tied house "slotting fee" provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act).

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Lanson engages with Champagne drinkers

Published:  11 May, 2011

Educating consumers and the trade about Champagne is at the heart of Lanson International's new L'Académie de Lanson concept.

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LIWF - Dedicated Wines launch Les Dauphins

Published:  11 May, 2011

Over at the Dedicated Wines stand, Ed Squires and Richard Evans continue on the path of "doing what France does best - bringing profitable sales to the UK retail sector".

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LIWF - Copestick Murray introduce 'I ?' range

Published:  11 May, 2011

There's plenty of new stuff going on over at Copestick Murray as it unveils a range of wines and announces partnerships.

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Sterling slips from one month high against euro

Published:  11 May, 2011

Sterling slipped from a one month high against the euro and dropped against the US dollar yesterday as investors braced themselves for further losses ahead of today's Bank of England quarterly inflation report.

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Drinks industry pledges £500,000 to Best Bar None scheme

Published:  11 May, 2011

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, Diageo, Heineken and Molson Coors have pledged half a million pounds to the Best Bar None scheme to help tackle national alcohol related crime.

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Parker scores promote pre-order surge in 2010 en-primeur

Published:  10 May, 2011

Interest in en-primeur pre-orders have surged after wine critic Robert Parker spoke of 2010 being a "prodigious vintage", says Bordeaux Index.

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Sterling dragged down by euro weakness

Published:  10 May, 2011

Sterling fell to its lowest in nearly three weeks against the US dollar yesterday.

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Guala Closures receives TOP eco-responsible award

Published:  10 May, 2011

Guala Closures Group, manufacturer of aluminium screwcaps, has been awarded the Association pour l'Optimisatio TOP, label for eco-responsible liquid food packaging.

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Minimum pricing back on Scottish agenda

Published:  09 May, 2011

The SNP's overwhelming victory in the Scottish Parliamentary election last week means that minimum pricing is back on the political agenda.

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Vinitaly announces 2012 dates

Published:  09 May, 2011

The official dates for the 46th edition of Vinitaly in 2012, have been announced.

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Glenmorangie to release Pride 1981

Published:  09 May, 2011

The Glenmorangie distillery is to release Pride 1981, a single malt characterised by the longest extra-maturation period of any Glenmorangie expression.

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