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Sainsbury's to roll out new wine concept to all stores

Published:  14 May, 2010


Sainsbury's is to introduce a new fixture and sales concept for its wine department in all its stores by the end of June.

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Turning Leaf teams up with Basso & Brooke

Published:  14 May, 2010

Turning Leaf, the leading Californian wine brand, has announced that renowned design company Basso & Brooke is to become their designers in residence.

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McGuigan: 'Aussie winemakers need to re-focus'

Published:  14 May, 2010

Australian winemaker Neil McGuigan has said producers in his native country have got to "fight back" and produce more elegant wines for the UK market.

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Cloudy Bay releases 2006 Riesling

Published:  14 May, 2010

Cloudy Bay, the New Zealand winemaker renowned for its sauvignon blanc, has released 1,500 bottles of 2006 Riesling for sale in the UK.

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Harpers to host seminars at London International Wine Fair

Published:  14 May, 2010

Harpers Wine & Spirit will be at the heart of next week's London International Wine Fair at London ExCel's hosting two seminars on Wednesday May 19.

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Recovery boosts Campari sales

Published:  14 May, 2010

The economic recovery and a first contribution from Wild Turkey Bourbon have helped Italian drinks group Campari post impressive growth figures for the first quarter of 2010.

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VIA Wines appoints Ehrmanns

Published:  14 May, 2010

Chile winery VIA Wines has appointed Ehrmanns to distribute its Chilensis brand.

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Business welcomes new national insurance policy

Published:  13 May, 2010

The New national insurance policy proposed by the new government is better for small firms and jobs, claimed the Forum of Private Business today.

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The 2010 International Grenache Symposium

Published:  12 May, 2010

The 2010 International Grenache Symposium
Domaine de la Verrière, Crestet, Vaucluse, Provence

On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June 2010, wine professionals from 21 countries will converge in the Southern Rhone, France, for the world's first symposium on Grenache, the most widely planted red grape in the world, and the most important in economic terms. Leading opinion-makers believe its time has come to be in the limelight. This is a World Premiere.

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Moths infest Napa and Sonoma vineyards

Published:  12 May, 2010

More than 200 square miles of Californian vineyards have been quarantined because of moth infestation.

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Trade braced for Osborne Budget

Published:  12 May, 2010

The trade is bracing itself for Chancellor George Osborne's emergency Budget, expected within the first 50 days of the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.

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Tesco offers fine wines online

Published:  12 May, 2010

Tesco has started to sell a selection of rare, unusual and fine wines from around the world as part of a new online offering.

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Bibendum takes on cult Aussie beer

Published:  12 May, 2010

Coopers ale, the Australian beer which has a cult following in the UK, has joined the Bibendum portfolio.

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Andy Clarke confirmed as Asda chief executive

Published:  12 May, 2010

The chief operating officer of Asda, Andy Clarke, has been appointed as chief executive and president of the supermarket giant.

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Sir George Fistonich accepts charity role

Published:  12 May, 2010

Founder and managing director of Villa Maria Estate, Sir George Fistonich, is to replace the role left by the late Sir Edmund Hillary, as vice patron of Variety - The Children's Charity of New Zealand.

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Portman Group rule alcohol can still be sold in test-tubes

Published:  11 May, 2010

Four brands that sell alcohol in test-tubes will not be removed from sale after an inquiry ruled it was not causing harmful drinking.

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Distell makes big CO2 savings using light-weight bottles

Published:  11 May, 2010

South African producer, Distell has has made savings of 333.5 tons of glass after changing almost 3 million of its wine bottles to light-weight.

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Wines in the press- May 7-9

Published:  11 May, 2010

Guardian
When Tesco launched a range of four cheap wines labelled not by country or grape but by flavour, it was the New Zealand Sauvignon Blance white, named Cut Grass that tumbled into people's trolleys, says Victoria Moore.

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Smirnoff retains top spot in brand survey

Published:  10 May, 2010

Smirnoff has retained its top spot as the global leading alcoholic drinks brand according to an annual drinks industry survey.

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Mondial takes on Chianti producer for UK

Published:  10 May, 2010

Mondial Wine has signed a deal to be the UK distributor for Chianti wine producer, Il Molino di Grace.

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