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The Duchess of Cornwall toasts Australian wine

Published:  27 January, 2015

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall marked yesterday's Australia Day with a glass of Australian wine at official celebrations hosted by Tourism Australia.

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Accolade Wines recruits Daniel l'Anson as first UK fine wine director to drive premium wines

Published:  27 January, 2015

Accolade Wines hopes to establish a footprint and market for its extensive range of premium wines by appointing its first fine wine director in the UK.

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Jeremy Rockett new MD for Marblehead

Published:  27 January, 2015

Former longstanding Gonzalez Byass marketing chief Jeremy Rockett has been appointed the new managing director of Marblehead - the brand development arm of Quintessential Brands.

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Bag-in-box only wine retailer to ramp up international expansion

Published:  26 January, 2015

High end bag-in-box wine retailer BiBoViNo, which currently operates 10 stores, is planning to open up to 100 stores internationally.

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Portman Group backs report on how Labour Party should work with business

Published:  26 January, 2015

A report by the Fabian Society, which proposes a charter for how the Labour party engages with business, is being released today with backing from the Portman Group.

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DHL Tradeteam appoints new boss James Gill

Published:  26 January, 2015

Drinks logistics provider DHL Tradeteam has appointed James Gill as its new managing director, after predecessor Gavin Murdoch was promoted to head up the firm's Japanese business.

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The Thinking Drinkers look to celebrate "legends of liquor" in new Soho show

Published:  22 January, 2015

The world of drinks has been blessed with some maverick and memorable figures over the years all of which will be celebrated as part of a new show by the Thinking Drinkers, otherwise known as drinks writers Tom Sandham and Ben McFarland.

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Buckingham Schenk to ramp up on-trade focus with Argentinian wine brand

Published:  22 January, 2015

Buckingham Schenk is planning to ramp up its foothold on the on-trade with new Argentinian wine brand Phebus, sister brand of its star off-trade performer Vinalba.

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Q&A: Buckingham Schenk's new MD Craig Durham outlines his plans

Published:  22 January, 2015

Newly-appointed managing director of wine supplier Buckingham Schenk Craig Durham takes up the role on February 1. He is the current sales director at the firm and replaces Jon Pepper MW, who is moving to Enotria. Here he shares his plans, current successes, how to expand on brand ranges, and why he'd love to see Swiss wines in the UK.

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Wine merchant Vagabond secures third site

Published:  22 January, 2015

Independent London wine merchant Vagabond has secured its third site - in Old Spitalfields Market - and is planning to ramp up fundraising to open two to three new stores per year.

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On-trade drinkers unwilling to experiment

Published:  22 January, 2015

Eight out of 10 on-trade drinkers say they rarely or never try new alcoholic drinks - that's according to research from Canadean.

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US wine industry facing 'unprecedented' third large harvest, says SVB

Published:  22 January, 2015

Silicon Valley Bank is forecasting an "unprecedented" third large harvest in a row for the US, and that 2015 will be the "breakout" year for fine wine, which will grow 14 to 18%.

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ProWein shakes up 2015 wine trade fair

Published:  21 January, 2015

ProWein 2015 is actively preparing visitors for changes to this year's show including new halls, the 'drinks of tomorrow'  show focusing on bar trends and the 'same but different' show which will look at innovative and creative trends in the drinks trade.

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Champagne celebrates return to growth as sales hit €4.5 billion

Published:  21 January, 2015

Champagne shipments grew 1% by volume in 2014, with sales expected to exceed 307 million bottles and hit €4.5 billion.

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Australia's premium wines drive exports to bounce back

Published:  21 January, 2015

Australian wine exports have grown 1.9% by value and volume to 700 million litres and $1.82 billion in 2014, with premium wines leading the charge. 

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Naked Wines toasts soaring 2014 sales

Published:  21 January, 2015

Online wine specialist Naked Wines has seen its festive wine sales soar 40% on 2013, and says it sold 13 million bottles altogether in 2014.

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Groceries Code Adjudicator hamstrung in efforts to fine supermarkets

Published:  20 January, 2015

The Groceries Code Adjudicator has admitted she is hamstrung in her efforts to reprimand retailers as the government has not yet finalised her powers to hand out fines.

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Cockburn's Port lines up year of celebrations for bicentenary

Published:  20 January, 2015

Cockburn's Port is embarking on a year of celebration in 2015 to mark the company's bicentenary - including launching a commemorative edition of its Special Reserve.

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Vinexpo 2015 set for radical revamp after producers felt 'cut off'

Published:  20 January, 2015

Exhibitors and visitors to this summer's Vinexpo in Bordeaux can expect to be "wowed" by a completely different type of trade show, which is looking to be more welcoming to producers from outside its Bordeaux heartland. 

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Heidsieck Monopole Champagne signs 3-year deal to sponsor Hyde Park concerts

Published:  20 January, 2015

Champagne brand Heidsieck Monopole has signed a deal to become the official Champagne partner for the Hyde Park summer series of concerts for the next three years.

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