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Opinion: You Been On That Facetube Yet?

Published:  16 June, 2016

Wine blogger Mike Turner, the man behind Please Bring Me My Wine, which has more than 30,000 Twitter followers, challanges there is value in investing in social media for wine businesses.

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Oz Clarke - wine ready for a shake-up

Published:  16 June, 2016

Wine critic, writer and broadcaster Oz Clarke had his eyes firmly fixed on the audience at the inaugural evening of Regent's Park Taste of London last night.

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Label launched for Londoners who "can't tell their chardonnay from their sangiovese"

Published:  16 June, 2016

A forward-thinking wine label has been launched to dispel the "myth" that those who don't know about wine can't have good taste.

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Chinese wine in recovery from "anti-extravagance" measures

Published:  16 June, 2016

China is seeing recovery from government anti-extravagance measures which left deep fissures in the purses of the country's wine market.

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Alcohol continues to cast shadow over Euro 2016

Published:  15 June, 2016

French police are restricting the sale of alcohol in Lille ahead of England and Wales' Euro 2016 match in hopes to derail the violence over-shadowing the tournament.

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UK winner of the Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup announced

Published:  15 June, 2016

Wines of South Africa have praised the role sommeliers have played in driving 9% in the UK on-trade as the winner of the UK leg of their triennial Sommelier Cup is announced.

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Wine consumption up in Oz but overall alcohol down as young Australians opt for "abstinence"

Published:  15 June, 2016

New figures suggest that "abstinence" in young Australians is behind the recent nose-dive in alcohol consumption across the country - although wine consumption is on the up.

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González Byass launches sherry vermouth for 'conscious' cocktail consumers

Published:  15 June, 2016

Sherry-makers González Byass are hoping to snare new customers in the on-trade with the launch of a new sherry vermouth based on a recipe from the 19th century.

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Cava aims to climb to the "top of quality wine pyramid" with premium classification

Published:  14 June, 2016

The CRDO del Cava (Cava Regulatory Board) has announced the launch of a new premium category for Spanish sparkling wines that is designed to create distance between low and high quality Cavas.

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The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership launches a 125ml consumer choice campaign

Published:  14 June, 2016

Bartenders just outside Glasgow have become the first in Scotland to sign up to a campaign which encourages the on-trade to offer smaller wine measures in a bid to ease the strain on the NHS and other public services.

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Wales to host English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition for the first time

Published:  14 June, 2016

The Welsh Vineyards Association has been announced as the host of the upcoming English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition 2016 - cementing Wales's status as an emerging wine destination.

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Insights: Somms are in high demand during casual dining boom

Published:  14 June, 2016

The role of sommelier has fast evolved in our ever more competitive and casual dining era and are in high demand across the UK.

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Santa Rita signs three year partnership deal with Arsenal FC

Published:  13 June, 2016

Viña Santa Rita signed a three year partnership deal with Arsenal Football Club to become the official wine partner of the Premier League team.

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Tour de France partnership continues to drive growth for Concha y Toro

Published:  13 June, 2016

Chilean wine brand Cono Sur is continuing to make huge gains in the UK market thanks to its official partnership with the Tour de France.

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Calling all Indies: Take the Harpers Indie survey and have your say

Published:  13 June, 2016

Ahead of the next month's Think Indie, Drink Indie event harpers.co.uk is conducting a survey to help gauge the health of the independent sector.

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UEFA Euro 2016's drink windfall could total £200 million

Published:  13 June, 2016

With UEFA Euro 2016 kicking off this weekend, drinks retailers could stand to gain an estimated £200 million in additional sales throughout the tournament.

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Training scheme aims to fill education gap costing companies "time and resources"

Published:  13 June, 2016

It might seem like an obvious point that sommeliers and those working in the on-trade need to be able to help customers get the most out a wine list.

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Guy Woodward: Why are women still under-represented in the wine trade?

Published:  10 June, 2016

Guy Woodward this month asks why women still under-represented in the wine trade when haveing women in all aspects of the business is so benefical. 

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Customers "lapping up" fresh Spanish whites with New World influences

Published:  10 June, 2016

Members club the Wine Society is seeing strong demand for Spanish wines thanks to a revolution in winemaking pushed by a new generation of vine aficionados.

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Champagne de Castelnau undergoes image revamp

Published:  10 June, 2016

Champagne de Castelnau is heading in a new ultra modern direction for its centenary with the launch of its first prestige cuvée.

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