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Jury's out on the miracle vintage

Published:  04 November, 2009

Everyone and everything is pointing to a near perfect Bordeaux harvest, but as Richard Siddle discovers it is too early to say what effect that will have on UK prices for the 2009 vintage or eventual quality and styles of the wines

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Olivier Gasselin, head sommelier, Bluebird, Chelsea

Published:  03 November, 2009

I know the whole organic and bio-dynamic thing a bit of a trend at the moment, but still my philosophy is to be conscious of producers who respect their terroir and don't use chemicals and pesticides.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

 

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Fine wine company moves into Hong Kong

Published:  20 October, 2009

Online fine wine merchant and shipper Cellar Link is expanding into the Far East with the launch of a branch in Hong Kong.

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Delving into the Wine Seller

Published:  08 October, 2009

One effect the recession has had in the restaurant trade is to force businesses to be leaner but also more dynamic in a bid to survive the tough times and hold their own in an increasingly competitive industry.

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Laroche and Jeanjean to merge

Published:  29 September, 2009

French wine producers Jeanjean and Laroche are merging to create a new company with a projected turnover of €200m.

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South Africa - Growth Spurt

Published:  23 September, 2009

With the WOSA Mega-Tasting days away Andrew Catchpole asks if South Africa can keep its enviable recession-beating momentum going.

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Naked Wines spends $100,000 at Wines of Argentina tasting

Published:  21 September, 2009


Naked Wines has pledged to spend $100,000 with Argentine producers following last week's Wines of Argentina tasting at Lord's Cricket Ground.

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Harrop leads Loire Sauvignon project

Published:  21 September, 2009

Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire is hoping to boost its image in the UK with a new campaign aimed at the trade.

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Arniston Bay and Welmoed to unveil brand extensions

Published:  16 September, 2009

After the announcement of the distribution partnership with Percy Fox & Co, the company of wine people are to unveil a series of range extensions and new vintages of its core brands Arniston Bay and Welmoed.

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£30,000 worth of wine stolen from Wimbledon warehouse

Published:  14 September, 2009

Around £30,000 worth of South African wine has been stolen from a warehouse in Wimbledon, owned by South African Wines Online.

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IWC winners announced

Published:  03 September, 2009

Marks & Spencer, Majestic Wine, Berry Bros & Rudd and Seckford Agenices were among some of the big winners at the International Wine Challenge awards held at London's Grosvenor House on Wednesday, September 2.

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Villa Maria founder receives knighthood

Published:  26 August, 2009

George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria has been recognised with the New Zealand wine industry's first ever knighthood.

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Innovation in wine closures

Published:  11 August, 2009

A flurry of activity, mostly generated by customer demand for innovation, has seen several new closures on the market, both for premium and high volume wines. TCA has given way to OTR, new stoppers have been brought out for sparking wines, and marketeers are getting back on the act as closure choice becomes a way to differentiate brands.

 

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Wines in the press - August 7 - 9

Published:  10 August, 2009

The Guardian

Victoria Moore is talking about chilling light reds. " A good, light red that has been chilled for half an hour in the fridge is not only refreshing and joyful, it also possesses substance and intrigue that holds your attention beyond the first glass," she says.

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Bibendum picks up Roux

Published:  04 August, 2009

Bibendum has bolstered its Burgundy portfolio with the addition of St-Aubin-based firm, Domaine Roux Père et Fils.

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Arniston Bay moves distribution to Percy Fox

Published:  04 August, 2009

Arniston Bay has moved its distribution to Percy Fox following the end of Ehrmanns' partnership with the Company of Wine People and its buy out by Global Vintners.

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Wines in the press - July 31- August 2

Published:  04 August, 2009

The Guardian

Victoria Moore is visiting the Romanée-Conti DRC, vineyards where she says, "in scale, everything is tiny".

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Wines in the press - July 31- August 2

Published:  04 August, 2009

The Guardian

Victoria Moore is visiting the Romanée-Conti DRC, vineyards where she says, "in scale, everything is tiny".

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