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Ex-Tesco wine technical head Andy Gale joins Concha y Toro

Published:  01 October, 2014

Concha y Toro UK has appointed Tesco's former technical manager for wine, Andy Gale, to head up its new business and technical development.

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The Benevolent's Northern Ball is a must for all James Bond fans

Published:  01 October, 2014

You may not get the chance to dine out with Daniel Craig anytime soon, but if you fancy a night dressing up like him and taking your chances on the roulette wheel then the Benevelont Northern Ball is the place for you.

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Sainsbury's to switch to a mid-low pricing strategy as sales continue to fall

Published:  01 October, 2014

Sainsbury's is to start comparing and benchmarking its pricing levels against Asda rather than Tesco as it looks to switch to a new mid-low pricing strategy following a fall in sales for the third quarter in a row.

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UK wine buyers warn Burgundy will struggle to regain market share as exports plummet

Published:  01 October, 2014

Top UK wine buyers warn Burgundy will struggle to regain shelf space as figures reveal exports to the UK have halved in 2014, following last year's short harvest. 

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Copestick Murray appoints Samantha Cross as I Heart Wines brand manager

Published:  01 October, 2014

Copestick Murray has appointed Samantha Cross as brand manager for its I Heart range of wines, following the departure of Rachel Archer, who moved to Off Piste Wines in June.

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Robert Parker to host 100 point London tasting as part of a world tour

Published:  30 September, 2014

Robert Parker, the legendary US wine critic, is to host a special tasting in London in February 2015 as part of a world tour of exclusive tastings for his Wine Advocate magazine.

 

 

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Buyers should beware of storm damage when sourcing New Zealand's 2014 wines

Published:  30 September, 2014

New Zealand's 2014 vintage resulted from "near perfect" conditions, but winemakers have warned buyers to take care as some Marlborough estates battled to harvest before Cyclone Ita hit.   

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Chance for "Harpers Rising Stars" to win a grant for Wine Vision

Published:  30 September, 2014

Harpers is giving talented, rising stars in the global wine industry the chance to take part in this November's Wine Vision conference by applying for a special Harpers grant.

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Aldi announces record 65% jump in profits as it attracts 1m new customers

Published:  29 September, 2014

Aldi, the German hard discount chain, has returned record sales in the UK with profits up 65% and the promise of even more price cuts that are acting as a wrecking ball through the figures of the major multiples.

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Quintessential Brands appoints Francois Quarez as managing director of Essential Drinks

Published:  29 September, 2014

Quintessential Brands has appointed former senior PepsiCo executive Francios Quarez to head operations at its spirits supply firm Essential Drinks Company.

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Copestick Murray to be exclusive distributor of Lisa McGuigan Wines in European markets

Published:  26 September, 2014

Copestick Murray announced today they will be the exclusive distributor in European markets for Australian wine brands Lisa McGuigan Wines.

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Shortlist for Harpers French Wine Awards announced

Published:  26 September, 2014

The shortlist for the 2014 Harpers French Wine Awards are released today with the likes of Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, The Sampler, Daniel Lambert, Tim Atkin MW and Gerrard Basset MW MS fighting it out for the main awards.

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Drinks firms face increased costs and red tape over new HMRC fraud rules

Published:  25 September, 2014

Drinks firms face increased red tape and administrative costs for carrying out due diligence as part of a HMRC crackdown on alcohol fraud.

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Wine importer Red Squirrel sees wholesale business grow fivefold in three months

Published:  24 September, 2014

Chiswick wine importer Red Squirrel Wine has seen its wholesale business take off after it beefed up its portfolio and revamped its logo and website.

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Argentina's Viñalba wine brand launches two new wines

Published:  24 September, 2014

Argentina's Viñalba brand has added two new wines to its portfolio - Parrilla by Viñalba and Reservado de la Familia.

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Matthew Clark appoints new wine buyer

Published:  24 September, 2014

On-trade wine supplier Matthew Clark has appointed Judith Nicholson as assistant wine buyer to help expand the group's wine portfolio.

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What to expect at SITT Autumn: Forth Wines

Published:  23 September, 2014

Scottish distributor, Forth Wines, explains what visitors can expect on its stand at SITT Autumn taking place at the Royal Horticutural Halls in London on September 24.

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Kingsland ramps up its South Africa wine listings with Brand Phoenix deal

Published:  23 September, 2014

Kingsland has signed a deal to distribute Brand Phoenix's First Cape and Distell ranges throughout the impulse, convenience and wholesale markets.

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KWV relaunches UK distribution strategy by switching from Myliko Wines to Bottle Green

Published:  22 September, 2014

KWV, the South African wine giant, is to switch its UK distribution from Myliko Wines to Bottle Green as it looks to reposition itself in the UK with a targeted multiple and independent retail strategy.

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What to expect at SITT Autumn: Steven Gerrard, Barwell & Jones

Published:  19 September, 2014

In a first of a series of interviews with suppliers exhibiting at next week's London SITT tasting for independent merchants and the on-trade we ask Barwell & Jones managing director, Steven Gerrard, what visitors can expect on their stand.

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