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WSTA sets out its own general election manifesto to the main political parties

Published:  30 January, 2015

What the drinks industry wants from the next government is laid out today in the Wine and Spirit Trade Association's general election manifesto.

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IWC claims retailers can raise millions of pounds in extra sales by using medal stickers

Published:  30 January, 2015

Using award winning wine stickers on bottles can boost total wine sales by up to 15% in retail outlets, equating to millions of pounds in extra sales, according to research released today by the International Wine Challenge.

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WSET honours top performing Diploma students at London ceremony

Published:  29 January, 2015

The brightest and most successful students who have taken part in the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma programme were honoured at a special ceremony this week at London's Guildhall.

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D&D celebrates Valentine's with wine and film events across its restaurants

Published:  29 January, 2015

London's innovative restaurant group, D&D, has come up with an imaginative way to help celebrate wine in its outlets in the build up to Valentine's Day with a special Love Wine and Film promotion.

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Mitchells & Butlers offers "so-so" festive trading update

Published:  29 January, 2015

All Bar One operator Mitchells & Butlers had a "good" festive season with sales up 4.8% in the two weeks of Christmas and New Year, but margins weakened over the period.

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Trivento extends its sponsorship of Premiership Rugby by a further three years

Published:  29 January, 2015

Trivento, the Argentinean wine brand, is to extend its sponsorship of Premiership Rugby for a further three years following the success of its initial link up.

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Wine tasting subscription service Vinoa looks to recruit 12,000 members in 2015

Published:  28 January, 2015

Wine tasting subscription service Vinoa is aiming to have 12,000 subscribers by the end of 2015, and has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help reach the target.

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Accolade sees its Mud House New Zealand wine brand go from 10K cases to 250k in a year

Published:  28 January, 2015

Mud House, the New Zealand wine brand, grew sales 2,500% in the last 12 months from 10,000 9 litre cases to a quarter of a million cases, according to figures released by brand owner Accolade Wines.

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Australia's Grape and Wine Authority looks to secure industry's future for "next generation"

Published:  28 January, 2015

Australia is already starting to see the fruits of creating a single Australian Grape and Wine Authority although its principle strategy is focused on securing long term, sustainable benefits for the industry.

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Cardiff's The Bottle Shop eyes expansion

Published:  28 January, 2015

Cardiff-based independent wine retailer David Williams of The Bottle Shop is planning to open up to four stores in the city over the next four years.

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Matthew Clark ramps up 'quirky' wine tasting

Published:  28 January, 2015

On-trade supplier Matthew Clark is set to further revamp its annual wine tasting to encourage visitors to step outside their wine comfort zone.

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Diageo puts pressure on suppliers by extending payment terms to 90 days

Published:  27 January, 2015

Diageo has written to suppliers to warn them it will now take up to three months to pay its bills.

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Northern Ireland's James Nicholson Wine on acquisition trail

Published:  27 January, 2015

Northern Ireland's James Nicholson Wine is on the lookout for a mainland UK acquisition.

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John Hearn joins Enotria as off-trade commercial director

Published:  27 January, 2015

Former Diageo Percy Fox global commercial director John Hearn is to become off-trade commercial director at Enotria.

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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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