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Wines in the Press, February 28-29

Published:  03 March, 2009

This week's reviews of the national wine writers

 

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Vergelegen moves to PLB

Published:  24 February, 2009

Premium South African wine producer Vergelegen has appointed PLB its new UK distributor.

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Castel expands with new estate

Published:  24 February, 2009

France's largest wine group has continued its expansion with the acquisition of an 18th century estate, it has emerged.

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Laughing Matters

Published:  23 February, 2009

Croak Rotie is the latest wittily named wine brand to poke fun at traditional French wine regions.

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Laughing-matters-Croak-Rotie

Published:  23 February, 2009

Laughing matters
First we had Goats do Roam, then Bored Doe.  Now Croak Rotie is the latest wittily named wine brand to poke fun at traditional French wine regions.

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Tastings

Published:  20 February, 2009

Winetraders Portfolio Tasting, Hallgarten Druitt Annual Tasting, Maisons, Marques et Domaines Portfolio Tasting, Mentzendorff Portfolio Tasting, Australia Day Tastings and Pol Roger Portfolio Tasting.

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Foster's to keep wine business

Published:  17 February, 2009

Foster's has decided to hang on to its wine businesses after a review of its operations.

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Wines in the press, February 14-15

Published:  16 February, 2009

Our review of what the critics had to say in this weekend's national press

 

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News - New Chilean region

Published:  09 February, 2009

Viña Errazuriz has launched its first wine from Chile's new Aconcagua Costa region.

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Wines in the press February, 1-2

Published:  03 February, 2009

Here is a review of this weekend's national wine writers for the first weekend in February

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Wines in the press February, 1-2

Published:  03 February, 2009

Here is a review of this weekend's national wine writers for the first weekend in February

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Chez Bruce comes out top in new Drinking Out Excellence Awards

Published:  23 January, 2009

Chez Bruce has been named as the country's best wine restaurant, after picking up the top prize at the inaugural Drinking Out Excellence Awards this week.

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Wines in the Press, January 17-18

Published:  20 January, 2009

This week Tim Atkin reports back from South Africa, Joanna Simon says people should be aware of the hidden costs within promotions whilst Jancis Robinson picks out wines that offer the best value for money

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Wines in the Press, January 17-18

Published:  20 January, 2009

This week Tim Atkin reports back from South Africa, Joanna Simon says people should be aware of the hidden costs within promotions whilst Jancis Robinson picks out wines that offer the best value for money

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Rare Grange at Barossa auction

Published:  16 January, 2009

A collection of limited-release and rare Penfolds wines will be sold at the biennial Barossa Vintage Festival Rare Wine Auction in Australia.

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Burgundy favourite makes on-trade debut

Published:  15 January, 2009

Blason de Bourgogne has made its on-trade debut, almost seven years after it first appeared in the UK take-home market.

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Constellation's European sales take a hit

Published:  09 January, 2009

Constellation has admitted that branded wine sales in Europe fell by 11% in its third financial quarter.

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Wines in the Press, December 20-21

Published:  03 January, 2009

Jancis gets busy with the fizzy, Jane finds unsold bargains, Anthony highlights independents in the Independent and Joanna experiments with a magic wand

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Foster's may have to stick with wine

Published:  19 December, 2008

The global credit crunch may force Foster's to abandon any hopes to offload its wine division in 2009, analysts say.

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Life of a salesman: Week 2: Anyone for Beaujolais Nouveau?

Published:  24 November, 2008

As I write this, the wine bar across the street is doing a Beaujolais Nouveau Day breakfast, complete with red, white and blue bunting and a blackboard shouting Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivée! Despite a steady decline in popularity since its heyday in the '70s and '80s, the Beaujolais breakfast is a wine world idiosyncrasy that refuses to die, blithely rooted in a time when blackberries were fruit and latte was Italian for milk.

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