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Co-op to rethink its wine range

Published:  09 March, 2012

Suppliers say the Co-operative is taking a more aggressive approach to its wine range, and decreasing its reliance on own-labels and Fairtrade products.

 

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Former Thierry's winemaker joins M&S

Published:  08 March, 2012

Marks & Spencer is expanding its wine team with the addition of a new winemaker.

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Denbies produces first sparkling wine for Sainsbury's Taste the Difference

Published:  01 March, 2012

Dorking based, Denbies Wine Estate, has released its first English Sparkling Brut 2007, exclusively for the Sainsbury's Taste the Difference range.

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Blog: Bespoke Wine Company on South Africa

Published:  17 February, 2012

Six months on from the Human Rights Watch report which criticised alleged abuses on vineyards in South Africa, Gavin Smith of the Bespoke Wine Company talks about the effects still being felt.

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Spar focuses on own and exclusive label wines

Published:  13 February, 2012

Following the success of supermarket exclusive-label Italian brands, convenience retailer Spar is getting in on the act with its new Viottolo range.

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Oh Romeo, oh Romio

Published:  10 February, 2012

Launching straight into Morrisons's from Italy's wine co-operative, Caviro, is its premium wine range, Romio.

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Spirited Wines' plans for Nicolas stores

Published:  10 February, 2012

Only a quarter of the 43 Nicolas shops in London acquired by Spirited Wines last week will trade under the Nicolas name, while the remainder will become Spirited stores.

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Consumers urged to count units

Published:  09 February, 2012

A national campaign to raise consumer understanding about the number of units in certain drinks is rolling out in stores across the UK.

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BWS chiefs set the agenda

Published:  27 January, 2012

The top-five supermarket wine supremos unanimously agree that the trade is "overly complex" and failing to engage with consumers.

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Clem Yates swaps Sainsbury's for Off Piste Wines

Published:  18 January, 2012

Clem Yates MW is to leave her winemaker role at Sainsbury's to join the supply side of the wine industry by becoming the new sourcing and supply director of Off-Piste Wines.

 

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Meet the buyers: Waitrose

Published:  13 January, 2012

Our Meet the Buyers series pays a visit to Waitrose to find out who is responsible for what among its award-winning drinks team

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Majestic Wine's festive sales up 4%

Published:  10 January, 2012

Majestic like-for-like sales were up 4% over the nine weeks of Christmas - thanks in part to a consumer tasting bonanza in November, and buoyant business sales.

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Sainsbury's survey shows gin to be Xmas spirit of choice

Published:  13 December, 2011

Gin is tipped to be the spirit of choice for consumers at Sainsbury's this Christmas, after it recorded a yearly uplift in sales of 61%1 amongst city dwelling 18-24 year olds.

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Oddbins' customers vote for Christmas wines

Published:  18 November, 2011

Oddbins is tapping into customer power once more, by asking them to vote for the wines to go into its Christmas case.

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Oddbins' customers choose premium prices for wine

Published:  02 November, 2011

Oddbins' customers priced wines within 50p of the chain's preferred cost as part of its launch initiative inviting customers to blind taste and value three wines.

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Oddbins relaunch: customers to decide wine prices

Published:  19 October, 2011

The newly relaunched Oddbins is asking customers to decide how its wine should pe priced.

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PLB launches wine in a glass into Waitrose

Published:  18 October, 2011

PLB has launched La Copita, a range of wines in glass-sized PET packaging, exclusively to Waitrose.

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Sainsbury's new BWS boss focused on innovation

Published:  13 October, 2011

Andy Phelps, the new BWS manager at Sainsbury's, wants to make the supermarket's wine category "famous for innovation".

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Alcohol Partnerships - 'big hitters' to join management board

Published:  11 October, 2011

Alcohol Partnerships, has announced the appointment of eight senior independent and retail members to serve on its management board.

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CAP welcomes new board members

Published:  11 October, 2011

Leading figures from retail, the police, trading standards and the charity and voluntary sectors have been appointed to the Community Alcohol Partnerships' management board.

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