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What makes British drinkers decide to go out to drink?

Published:  15 November, 2013

Businesses operating in the UK on-trade are facing many challenges in 2013, not least among which is the pressure on household income and the "cost of living" squeeze. Market data suggests downward pressure on volumes of three of the top-five core drinking categories, including standard lager and white wine.

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Wine-trade leaders share vision of future

Published:  15 November, 2013

What do the world's wine leaders think of the industry's future? Gemma McKenna reports on an exclusive survey of the trade's senior figures ahead of next week's Wine Vision conference

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Are we all talking a foreign language?

Published:  15 November, 2013

Effective communication is vital for an industry fighting for customers. But it means using a language consumers understand, heard October's DWCC conference in Rioja. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report.

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The Wine Society: finding strength in simplicity

Published:  15 November, 2013

Throughout its 140-year existence the Wine Society has continued to prove consistency is key. Glynn Davis discovers why it won't be appearing on the high street any time soon

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Emergence of "Second World" of wine promises healthy future

Published:  15 November, 2013

As the year nears its end, the urge to look into the crystal ball and see what lies ahead becomes ever stronger. The on-trade wine category has seen some interesting developments over the last 12 months and these - along with some longer term trends - suggest a fascinating 2014 to come.

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How exchange rates can predict the future of wine

Published:  15 November, 2013

Worldwide currency exchange rates continue to help shape the winners and losers in the global wine world and have played a key role in helping China become such a significant player.

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Consumer reasearch session: Champagne

Published:  14 November, 2013

The 21 attendees were asked to taste seven different Champagnes and then to fill in a questionnaire, which explored their attitudes and knowledge on fizz in more detail.

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Krug launches magnum format for rosé

Published:  14 November, 2013

The House of Krug is to release Krug Rosé in magnums for the first time.

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Selfridges to have a Moët mini vending machine

Published:  14 November, 2013

An adult vending machine has been installed at Selfridge's on Oxford Street in London for mini 20cl versions of Moët Champagne. mini vending machine with 20cL bottles selling for rrp £17.99 each.

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Wine fair RAW annouces dates in London and Vienna

Published:  14 November, 2013

The artisan wine fair RAW, has announced two dates for 2014, including its third London event and its first out-of-London fair in Vienna, with the possibility of more events being rolled out in the future.

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How do our Champagne Occasions partners educate the consumer?

Published:  14 November, 2013
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Interview with: David Harker, owner, Newcastle wine school

Published:  14 November, 2013

I think the most surprising finding coming out of the workshop was how many respondents weren't fazed by the price of some of the Champagne - even up to £70 a bottle, which was a lot more than most of them said they would originally be prepared to pay...

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Why are UK retailers so afraid of innovation?

Published:  14 November, 2013

In the past year Stranger & Stranger alone has trialled three shiny new ideas in the US wine market.

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Q&A with Sandro Saadé, one of Syria's leading winemakers

Published:  13 November, 2013
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Retailers use social media to make more consumer friendly wines

Published:  13 November, 2013

Retailers are increasingly turning to social media to help create new wines they hope will prove popular with consumers.

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'Best of Wine Tourism' 2014 winners announced

Published:  13 November, 2013

The Great Wine Capitals Global Network, an alliance of ten international wine regions, announced the nine winners of its 2014 International Best of Wine Tourism Awards at a gala dinner held November 12, at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California.

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Everything you know about wine is wrong

Published:  13 November, 2013

The death of ungrafted vine rootstocks has been much exaggerated, says Heather Dougherty of the Association of Wine Educators

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Jancis Robinson passes the torch as WSET honorary president

Published:  12 November, 2013

Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW is to follow Jancis Robinson OBE, MW, who served for the last three years, as the new honorary president of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's (WSET) effective from January 20, 2014.

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Sotheby's to sell 100 cases of Opus One for $165,000

Published:  12 November, 2013

Sotheby's wine retail store is selling 100 six bottle cases of iconic Californian wine, Opus One, as a one off collection starting today for only the next four days, with vintages spanning from 1997 to 2005, for $165,000.

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Burgundy 2012 en primeur kicks off with some allocations already "exhausted"

Published:  11 November, 2013

The severly reduced Burgundy harvest for 2012 is resulting in producers holding en primeur tastings this month with "Allocation Exhausted" labels over some bottles.

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