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Exclusive research: indies look to Old World for growth

Published:  15 February, 2013

European wines made from indigenous varieties are providing independent wine merchants with much more scope for growth compared with the New World's offering.

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Converting consumers to premium Rioja wines

Published:  01 February, 2013

Last year saw a host of independent merchants compete for the coveted title of Wines from Rioja's Retailer of the Year, run in association with Harpers. Carol Emmas catches up with those who put in the hard graft and saw increased sales

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How will you be changing your wine list this year?

Published:  24 January, 2013

As we go into 2013, we ask three industry sommeliers from Sketch, Coq d'Argent and Launceston Place how they'll be looking at changing their wine lists this year.

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PLB launches second regional roadshow

Published:  18 January, 2013

PLB is to launch its second UK Regional Roadshow tour with its specialist portfolio and has further announced it will join forces with Hatch Mansfield for the Scottish leg of the tour.

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Looking back on 2012 for the wine trade: part 2

Published:  19 December, 2012

Ready for the next instalment of what's gone on in the wine trade in 2012?

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Wines from Rioja names Retailer of the Year

Published:  18 December, 2012

Wines from Rioja has announced the winners of its Retailer of the Year Competition 2012 as Cambridge Wine Merchants, with the Longship, Orkney, as runner-up.

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Wines from Rioja announces Cambridge Wine Merchants as Retailer of the Year Competition

Published:  14 December, 2012

Wines from Rioja has announced the winners of its Retailer of the Year Competition as Cambridge Wine Merchants with runner-up, The Longship, Orkney.

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Louis Latour Agencies looks to bolster portfolio

Published:  13 December, 2012

Louis Latour Agencies is looking to boost its portfolio with producers from Champagne and Spain.

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Country reports: Spain

Published:  30 November, 2012

Spain has been reaching out to export markets, such as the UK, with an increasingly "can-do" attitude...

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Trade events November

Published:  26 November, 2012

Wednesday, November 28

Goedhuis & Co annual press and trade portfolio tasting and Rhone 2011 En Primeur tasting

 

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Rioja and Tempranillo lead Spanish charge

Published:  02 November, 2012

Rioja remains the top Spanish wine, but other Tempranillo-based wines are helping to drive the category, according to buyers.

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Spanish wine stalwart John Radford dies

Published:  29 October, 2012

Spanish wine champion John Radford died on October 19, aged 65.

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Cellar Trends to distribute Licor 43

Published:  24 October, 2012

Distributor Cellar Trends has taken a further step in its aim to become "champion of the UK cocktail sector", by taking on Spain's most widely exported liqueur Licor 43.

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Christina Pickard looks at the latest winemaking trends in Rioja

Published:  24 October, 2012

"My favourite wine is Rioja". It's a line I hear a lot. Despite the UK's frequent absence on Rioja's top five list of most important export markets, the British have had a long standing love affair with wines from this notoriously wealthy Spanish region.

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Bodegas Muriel joins forces with Off-Piste Wines

Published:  17 October, 2012

Off-Piste Wines has been appointed the new UK off-trade agent for Spanish wine producer Bodegas Muriel.

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Julio Faustino Martinez receives award for brand expansion in Rioja

Published:  28 September, 2012

Julio Faustino Martinez of the Faustino Group has been awarded 'Personalidades Ilustres del Rioja', for his contribution to the expansion of the Rioja brand both in Spain and globally.

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Virgin Wines launches the Rioja Experience

Published:  21 September, 2012

Virgin Wines has launched its second Virtual Winery, the Rioja Experience, where customers can become virtual winemakers and interactively help create a new wine.

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Could you be the Rioja Retailer of the Year?

Published:  02 August, 2012

There's still time for independent merchants to enter the Wines from Rioja Retailer of the Year Competition.

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New sales director at United Wineries

Published:  17 July, 2012

United Wineries has promoted Nathan Last to sales director with the aim of consolidating its position as the largest supplier of branded Spanish wines in the UK and driving growth in its Italian brands.

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Call for indies to enter Rioja Retailer of the Year

Published:  10 July, 2012

Creative Rioja-loving independent wine merchants are being called on to show their skills in the Wines from Rioja Retailer of the Year Competition.

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