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Wine with a quick response

Published:  23 November, 2010

One of the first wines in the UK that precedes the rush to include a quick response code on the label is the Vinultra Insight Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (Laithwaites Wine, rrp £11.99).

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Baron de Ley-El Coto invests €5m in new white varieties

Published:  12 November, 2010

Spanish wine group Baron de Ley-El Coto has bought Carbonera-Bergasa's 500-hectare estate in Rioja and plans to invest €5m in developing new white varieties approved by regional authorities three years ago.

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Noval goes minimal for Xmas

Published:  08 November, 2010

Keeping it minimal and aimed at younger drinkers to the port category is Noval Black from Quinta do Noval (rrp £14.99).

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Campo Viejo ramping up tapas campaign

Published:  01 November, 2010

Spanish wine brand Campo Viejo is ramping up its Viva el vino tapas campaign in the on-trade after the success of last year's marketing push.

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Pernod Ricard sells New Zealand Wine brands

Published:  18 October, 2010

Pernod Ricard Group has sold some of its New Zealand Wine brands, including Lindauer, to a consortium of buyers from Lion Nathan and Indevin, for NZ $88 million (circa £42 million).

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Pernod Ricard sells New Zealand Wine brands

Published:  18 October, 2010

Pernod Ricard Group has sold some of its New Zealand Wine brands, including Lindauer, to a consortium of buyers from Lion Nathan and Indevin, for NZ $88 million (circa £42 million).

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Roberson Wine & Orbiel & Frères

Published:  11 October, 2010

Fed up with the lack of wine available in the UK at a low enough price for Roberson Wine to retail it sub-£6 and wholesale at around £4, senior buyer Mark Andrew embarked on a hunt for a range of great, superb-value wines.

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Bowmore's launches limited-edition expressions

Published:  11 October, 2010

One for the whisky collector.

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Carol Emmas reviews Roux at Parliament Square

Published:  16 August, 2010

It was a sad day for me when the peace protesters were removed from Parliament Square - where some had camped for almost a decade.

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González Byass celebrates 175th anniversary with London tasting

Published:  13 August, 2010

González Byass is presenting its entire range of wines, sherries and brandies to celebrate the 175th anniversary since the Spanish wine company's establishment.

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New Taste - a vodka, a rum and a Rioja

Published:  29 July, 2010

What happens when vodka companies run out of ideas for flavours - will they jump on the bandwagon like crisps and start producing the likes of fish and chip or hoisin duck flavours? We'll have to wait and see if that quirky initiative ever sees the light of day. In the meantime, Diageo GB is rolling out a new variant for its popular flavoured vodka range - Smirnoff Blueberry (rrp £14.79) in a bid to fuel further growth of the category. So far, so good - according to Diageo its Bristol trial saw "outstanding" results. Smirnoff Blueberry is promoted to be served with lemonade, making it easy for consumers to create a long, mixed spirit drink at home.

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Richard Siddle, blog: Viva Espana

Published:  21 July, 2010

It must be pretty special to be in any way Spanish this week. You only had to see the television coverage or pictures from the amazing homecoming the Spanish football team received from the hundreds of thousands of people in Madrid to see what their World Cup victory means to the people of Spain.

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Take three new products

Published:  18 June, 2010

It must have been a sad, sad day for Royal Navy sailors when the last rum ration was issued to them on July 31, 1970.

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Carol Emmas reviews Laithwaites

Published:  18 June, 2010

At WineFuture in Rioja in 2009, when Justin Howard-Sneyd was buying manager at Waitrose, he said there were two ways ahead for UK supermarket wine divisions upmarket or down.

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Sommelier Diary - Christopher Delalonde

Published:  18 June, 2010

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New Zealand wine industry welcomes smaller 2010 vintage

Published:  18 June, 2010

The 2010 New Zealand grape harvest totalled 266,000 tonnes - 19,000 tonnes smaller than in 2009.

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Vinexpo Asia-Pacific numbers almost double

Published:  09 June, 2010

The rise in the numbers of visitors to Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2010, has taken the show to another dimension and points to the vitality of the Asian markets, said Vinexpo.

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LIWF- a few producers and their products

Published:  07 June, 2010

Try as you might to get around as many people as possible at the LIWF, making even a small dent is over ambitious.

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Last chance to win Gonzalez Byass trip to Spanish wineries

Published:  03 June, 2010

This is your last chance to win a trip to visit González Byass's Spanish wineries in a competition being run in association with Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Last chance to win Gonzalez Byass trip to Spanish wineries

Published:  03 June, 2010

This is your last chance to win a trip to visit González Byass's Spanish wineries in a competition being run in association with Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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