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Denbies to harvest its first Sauvignon Blanc vintage in October

Published:  02 August, 2013

Denbies Wine Estate is looking forward to harvesting its first Sauvignon Blanc vines. Planted four years ago, they should be ready to harvest mid-October, said the Surrey vineyard's general manager, Chris White.

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Pernod Ricard urges trade to get behind premium sales this Christmas

Published:  02 August, 2013

Pernod Ricard is spearheading its 2013 Christmas campaign with a raft of new products, including a vodka launch already successful in the United States, a lower-alcohol variety for its flagship wine brand, Brancott Estate, and mainstream brandy, Domecq 1820.

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Leading names sign up to sparkling wine symposium

Published:  01 August, 2013

The International Sparkling Wine Symposium to be held at English winery Denbies in December, continues to attract high-profile speakers.

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Hawes, Mills and Townsend join the Benevolent as Trustees

Published:  01 August, 2013

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent has appointed three new Trustees as it continues to restructure and reposition itself in the trade.

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Luc Belaire launches sparkling Provence rosé

Published:  31 July, 2013

This summer sees the launch of Luc Belaire Rosé, which it claims to be "the world's most exquisite sparkling rosé".

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Australian Vintage launches low-alcohol wine in the UK

Published:  31 July, 2013

Summer Light Miranda is a new low-alcohol wine brand being produced by Australian Vintage for the UK and will be available on retail shelves this autumn.

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Digby Fine English hopes to become a global sparkling wine brand

Published:  31 July, 2013

Digby Fine English, a new English sparkling wine, launched yesterday in London with grand ambitions to become a global sparkling wine brand.

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Digby Fine English has global ambitions for new sparkling wine

Published:  31 July, 2013

Digby Fine English, a new English sparkling wine, launched yesterday in London with grand ambitions to become a global sparkling wine brand.

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Paul Henry backs new Thousand Candles Australian wine brand

Published:  31 July, 2013

Former UK Wine Australia chief, Paul Henry, and Pinot Noir specialist, William Downie have teamed up to produce new Australian wine brand, Thousand Candles, which is to be distributed in the UK by Alliance Wine.

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Drinks brands go head to head in Harpers Design Awards 2013

Published:  30 July, 2013

Passers-by may not have realised but leading wine and spirits brands were going head to head yesterday at Jamie Hutchinson's The Sampler South Kensignton venue for the judging of the 2013 Harpers Design Awards.

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Dom Pérignon launches Rosé 2003 in collaboration with artist Jeff Koons

Published:  30 July, 2013

Dom Pérignon will be launching its Rosé 2003 vintage, collaborating with Jeff Koons who designed a made-to-order Dom Pérignon Balloon Venus case.

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New German wine range targets Indian restaurants

Published:  30 July, 2013

South German winegrowers' co-operative Winzer vom Weinsberger Tal has launched a new range, Young Line Wines, and hopes to break into the UK market by exclusively targeting Indian restaurants.

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Freixenet introduces sparkling wines to Mia range

Published:  29 July, 2013

Freixenet is looking to capitalise on the growing popularity of fruity, sweeter-style drinks with the addition of two sparkling variants to its Mia range of Spanish wines.

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Tesco exclusive for Jamie Oliver wine range

Published:  29 July, 2013

Tesco has teamed up with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to be the exclusive retailer for three wines from the Jamie's Italian restaurant group.

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Carlsberg's Crown Cellars launches 'no-fuss' wine range

Published:  29 July, 2013

Carlsberg's wine and spirits division Crown Cellars has launched new "no-fuss" wine range O&E (Open & Enjoy), which...

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Wolf Blass signs up England and Aussie cricket stars

Published:  28 July, 2013

Leading Australian wine brand, Wolf Blass, helped bring together some of cricket's Ashes heroes of yesteryear at a special...

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Cru Bourgeois 2011 wines to be revealed at London tasting

Published:  27 July, 2013

Wines selected from the 2011 vintage for Cru Bourgeois Médoc status will be shown for the first time to the trade at a special tasting in London on September 19.

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Symington named Douro Personality of the Year

Published:  26 July, 2013

The Portuguese Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, presented Paul Symington the Douro Personality of the Year award at a ceremony earlier this week.

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Croft Pink creates cocktail range to help promote new website

Published:  26 July, 2013

Croft Pink has launched a new website, croftpink.com, to try and further show consumers how Port can be drunk on different occasions and how well Croft Pink is suitable for cocktails.

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Reichsrat von Buhl appoints co-managing director

Published:  25 July, 2013

Germany's Reichsrat von Buhl Estate Winery in Pfalz has appointed Richard Grosche co-managing director, in charge of sales and exports.

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