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Champagne de Castelnau celebrates centenary with new launch

Published:  02 June, 2016

Champagne de Castelnau is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with the launch of its first prestige cuvée

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ICCWS: Cool climate wine gaining ground

Published:  01 June, 2016

Speaking at the Cool Climate Symposium (ICCWS) in Brighton last week, Oz Clarke said cool climate wines such as English and Welsh wines, could be the perfect antidote to the big, overripe wines.

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Top ten tweets from National Wine Day

Published:  27 May, 2016
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Tesco boss paid £3m for returning retailer to profit

Published:  16 May, 2016

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has been paid £4.6m in salary and bonus for turning around the fortunes of the supermarket giant.

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Loire Valley Wines joins Nyetimber for London Wine Week

Published:  12 May, 2016

Loire Valley Wines have joined Nyetimber to be the two headline partners for this year's London Wine Week festival by DrinkUp.London.

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LWF: Heavy penalties at stake with AWRS

Published:  04 May, 2016

Concerned wholesalers got a glimpse of things to come this morning now that the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) has come into force. 

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JP Chenet expands into the on-trade with draught partnership

Published:  29 April, 2016

French winemaker JP Chenet is moving into the dispense on-trade market in partnership with Vimto Out Of Home.

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Zonin takes 'Jefferson's Dream' Virginian Italian varieties on tour

Published:  29 April, 2016

Italian winemaking group Zonin Family Estates has taken a novel approach to promoting its Barboursville Vineyards wines from Virginia with a country-hopping series of sommelier blind tasting challenges comparing Italian varietals grown in the US and Italy.

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Revealed: The ten countries drinking two thirds of the world's wine

Published:  28 April, 2016

Italy, France and Spain continue to dominate in terms of production, but who is drinking the most wine?

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Kingsland Drinks unveils "sparkle-up" carbonation line

Published:  28 April, 2016

Kingsland Drinks has unveiled its new carbonation line - a first for a bottler in the UK.

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Birmingham Rum Festival to drive growth of "party" spirit

Published:  28 April, 2016

Birmingham's first full-scale festival of rum is coming to the city this summer.

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Thirst for Sherry drives Sherry Festival 2016

Published:  26 April, 2016

Sherry is no longer purely a "London phenomenon" - and merchants across the UK should take advantage of its growing popularity.

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Anti-aging gin is the "alcoholic equivalent of a facial"

Published:  25 April, 2016

A new gin which claims to reverse the aging process and keep the skin looking fresh even after a night of drinking has been released in North Wales.

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Boutinot brings new off-trade ranges from Spain

Published:  22 April, 2016

Boutinot has unveiled two new additions to its Spanish portfolio. 

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Whisky Experience returns to Heathrow

Published:  20 April, 2016

Heathrow Airport is launching its month-long Whisky Experience to once again push one of its top-selling products.

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Tristan Darby of the Bristol Wine School takes the stage with other legends of the trade for Skin Côntact

Published:  19 April, 2016

For a second year in a row the wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact will be taking to the stage next month in an effort raise aid as part of Comic Relief.

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Geoffrey Dean:

Published:  15 March, 2016
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Alex Hunt: California now providing great value in comparison with France

Published:  03 March, 2016

Berkmann Wine Cellars has made a new push for Californian Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, while launching an audacious challenge against the prices of wine made from the same grape varieties in Burgundy and Bordeaux in France

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Morrisons rap suppliers for lack of collaboration in brand development

Published:  19 February, 2016

The Morrisons wine team is putting out clear messages to suppliers for 2016 and 2017, saying that the team wants to develop a collaborative approach with suppliers and brand developers, to ensure that those suppliers bring out products that suit the supermarket's specific needs.

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Canada joins Bibendum-PLB portfolio

Published:  18 February, 2016

Two new Canadian agencies, Stratus Vineyards and Norman Hardie, have been added to the Bibendum-PLB portfolio, representing the company's first foray into the country's wines.

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