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Gran Orden de Caballeros offers bursary to WSET students

Published:  14 November, 2011

The 'Gran Orden de Caballeros" has created a special bursary for exceptionally promising Advanced Certificate WSET students.

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Free Run launches new wine range from Rueda

Published:  25 October, 2011

Free Run Wines is launching a new range of white wines from Spain's Rueda region, in conjunction with Felix Solis Avantis.

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Andrew O"Connor reviews New Zealand Winegrowers new releases tasting, September 2011

Published:  07 October, 2011

Of the 207 wines on show a full 65 were Sauvignon Blanc, 49 Pinot Noir, 20 Riesling, 18 Pinot Gris, 18 Chardonnay, 13 Red blends (Cabernet Merlot predominantly) and a paltry two Syrah.
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Justin Keay: Tremendous Toro

Published:  06 October, 2011


For most British wine drinkers Spanish wine broadly equates to Rioja - maybe also Navarra and Cava - despite this large country having regions that produce much better wines. For my palate, though there are honorable exceptions, Rioja has become one of the more boring wine regions; production is dominated by large producers making bland "modern" Riojas without those special characteristics that once made Rioja different. Given that Spanish wine - and Rioja - is dominated by one grape, tempranillo, the result not surprisingly is that wines can taste remarkably consistent - and not necessarily in a good way.

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Seeing RED at Belvedere

Published:  28 September, 2011

On a charitable slant, Belvedere super premium vodka has launched Belvedere Red (rrp £34.49) in partnership with (RED) to raise proceeds for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Unveiled - New Wave Spanish Wine Awards 2011

Published:  21 September, 2011

A team of judges assembled by Tim Atkin MW, have chosen a list of trophy winners for the New Wave Spanish Wine Awards 2011.

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Brancott goes sparkling

Published:  18 August, 2011

Launching Sauvignon Blanc into a sparkling market is Pernod Ricard with its Brancott Estate, sparkling Sauvignon Blanc (rrp£12.99).

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Rising dollar hits New Zealand winemakers

Published:  02 August, 2011

New Zealand winemakers are warning that the strong Kiwi dollar could make exports unviable for some producers.

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From the Gosset Antique range comes..

Published:  22 July, 2011

Another sparkler to hit the market is the Champagne Gosset, Grand Blanc de Blancs (rrp £69).

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Glenrothes 1995 - it's a lively one

Published:  04 July, 2011

Initially launched at Whisky Live Tokyo in February, the Glenrothes 1995 Vintage (abv 43%, rrp £45.00 Berry Bros & Rudd) is now being rolled out internationally.

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Insieme - Fairtrade meets natural wine

Published:  04 July, 2011

Stefano Girelli, from organic Sicilian estate, Feudo di Santa Tresa and Fair Trade South African producer, Stellar Winery, have teamed up to create Insieme (rrp £7.99).

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John Radford: my thoughts on Valencia's new Vino de Pago

Published:  04 July, 2011


With the news that the regional government of Valencia has ratified its first (and Spain's tenth) Vino de Pago - Finca Terrerazo - perhaps it's time to clear up the confusion about what a 'pago' really is.

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Vinexpo 2011: An independent merchant's view

Published:  27 June, 2011

Karl Walton, the manager of Hennings Wine Merchants in Petworth, West Sussex gives his views of his trip to Vinexpo

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Vinexpo news - varietal wines find favour in UK

Published:  23 June, 2011

Varietal wines are perceived as the "most dynamic sector" in the UK drink's market, according to findings revealed at Vinexpo in Sopexa's 2011 Wine Trade Monitor.

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Vinexpo - visitor numbers up on 2009

Published:  23 June, 2011

Early indication of final visitor numbers to Vinexpo 2011 show a rise of 3% on 2009, suggesting that around 48,000 wine and spirits professionals attended the exhibition.

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Origin Wine launches premium Fairtade wine as part of new launches at Vinexpo

Published:  23 June, 2011

Origin Wines is set to introduce three new ranges in to the UK and international wine markets covering low alcohol, organic, Fairtrade and premium wines.

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Vinexpo - US finds UK market a 'tough nut to crack'

Published:  22 June, 2011

US producers are finding the UK market a 'tough nut to crack' due to production costs, and a more rigorous UK pricing structure, according to US producers and exporters at Vinexpo.

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Vinexpo blog: Bordeaux and en primeur rock

Published:  22 June, 2011

Harpers news editor Gemma McKenna blogs on the lively scenes in Bordeaux from Vinexpo

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Vinexpo blog - what does it take to be crowned Best Sommelier of the World?

Published:  21 June, 2011

Harpers features editor Laura Clark blogs from Vinexpo 2011.

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Spanish producer Vicente Gandia signs deal with Bottle Green

Published:  20 June, 2011

Spanish wine producer, Vicente Gandia, said it has signed a deal with UK wine agency Bottle Green to help drive its wines in the UK off-trade.

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