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Vodka Emporium opens door to first retail store

Published:  07 November, 2012

Online drinks specialist Vodka Emporium has opened its first retail store in Colchester in partnership with indie wine merchant The Wine Company.

 

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Morrisons online wine store goes live

Published:  07 November, 2012

Morrisons Cellar, the supermarket's online wine store which aims to boost its wine sales by £100 million, has gone live.

 

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Distell launches new sparkler in UK

Published:  06 November, 2012

Distell is hoping to cash in on consumer demand for lower-alcohol wines with its new sparkling white.

 

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Languedoc's white wines growing in popularity in UK

Published:  06 November, 2012

Renowned for its red wines, the Languedoc is seeing an increase in demand from UK buyers for its "fashionable" whites.

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CIVL buyers' trip: Ana Sapungiu

Published:  05 November, 2012

Encouraging new UK listings of Languedoc wines was the aim behind the recent CIVL study tour to the region, organised in conjunction with Harpers.

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Virgin Wines on expansion drive

Published:  02 November, 2012

Virgin Wines is on a mission to recruit 100,000 customers in the next year in a bid to swell its 250,000-strong membership even further.

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Harvest shortage: producers urged to rein in prices

Published:  02 November, 2012

Distributors are urging producers to be true to long-term partnerships and not be "too greedy" when it comes to putting prices up, as the impact of 2012's short harvest is felt.

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Mike Stoddart: How daft do we think consumers are??

Published:  31 October, 2012

There's been much discussion lately about "de-mystifying" wine; does the traditional wine vocabulary still have any great relevance, or does it merely obfuscate and deter people from the specialist shops; or was it all rather vague in the first place?

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Tesco lists Midori in run-up to Christmas

Published:  31 October, 2012

Cellar Trends-distributed liqueur brand Midori is to be listed in 446 Tesco stores in the run-up to Christmas, on the back of growth in the take-home cocktail market.

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CIVL buyers' trip to Languedoc

Published:  19 October, 2012

Demonstrating to buyers the variety found in the Languedoc and aiming to extend the region's listings in the UK is the aim behind the CIVL's latest buyer's trip.

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Oddbins blog: hunt for UK's top novice wine taster

Published:  19 October, 2012

A sustainability officer at Camden Council has been declared the UK's best amateur wine taster as winner of Oddbins' The Palate 2012 competition.

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Spanish makeover for classic Rhône blend

Published:  09 October, 2012

Buckingham Schenk is rolling out a new Spanish take on the classic Rhône blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre.

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More Spirited Wines stores ready for Christmas

Published:  05 October, 2012

Spirited Wines is halfway through making changes to the London stores it bought from Nicolas earlier this year.

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Waitrose relaunches own-label range

Published:  04 October, 2012

Waitrose is relaunching its own-label wine, beer and spirit range, which includes 77 lines and wines for under £5.

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Radical range revamp for Morrisons

Published:  26 September, 2012

Morrisons plans to boost wine sales by £100 million in the next three years via a radical range revamp, consumer profiling and the launch of online sales.

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WineStars Twist selects Argentinian wineries

Published:  20 September, 2012

Eleven Argentinian wineries looking for UK distribution have been shortlisted in a competition to gain listings with independent and multiple retailers in the UK on and off-trade.

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Wines from Spain Awards announces winning wines

Published:  19 September, 2012

Judging for the Wines from Spain Awards is now complete, with 110 winning wines chosen and 19 selected as 'champions' for their outstanding examples.

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Jenny Mackenzie: putting Aldi's BWS range to the test

Published:  17 September, 2012



If you thought Aldi's wines were all cheap and cheerful, you might be surprised to find grand cru Champagne, a grand cru classé Margaux, 30 year old Tawny Port and a multi, medal-winning Tokaji in its Christmas Special range.

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