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Oddbins "positive" about double-digit growth

Published:  11 October, 2013

Oddbins is on track to report double-digit growth for 2013 compared to last year, according to wine buyer, Ana Sapungui.

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Asda is using social media to drive sales and get closer to consumers

Published:  11 October, 2013

Asda is maximising the value of social media, according to its chief marketing officer Stephen Smith.

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The Gin Guild welcomes 19 new members

Published:  11 October, 2013

The Gin Guild has welcomed 19 new members - which include brand owners and ambassadors, distillers, bartenders and writers - to the ranks.

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Grocery industry needs to drive trust via transparency and traceability, says IGD chief

Published:  11 October, 2013

The grocery industry needs to have a revolution in transparency and traceability if it is to rebuild consumer trust, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of the IGD, speaking at its 2013 convention in London this week.

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Bombay Sapphire has grand plans for its new UK distillery

Published:  11 October, 2013

Bacardi claims its new Bombay Sapphire distillery and visitor centre in Laverstoke, Hampshire, will give the gin industry a user experience to rival the Scotch whisky market and bring the Bombay Sapphire brand alive.

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Independents back Oz Clarke's exposure of supermarket half-price wine deals

Published:  10 October, 2013

Wine critic Oz Clarke has been applauded today by many in the trade for putting the spotlight on half-price wine deals in the major supermarkets on this week's edition of the BBC TV consumer affairs programme Watchdog.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  10 October, 2013
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Harvest in Napa Valley is the earliest since late 1980s

Published:  10 October, 2013

While the harvest throughout much of Europe started abnormally late due to the extended winter and cold spring, the Napa Valley in California has experienced its earliest start to a vintage since the late 1980s.

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Gerard Basset to take part in trade wine clinic at France Summit

Published:  10 October, 2013

Master sommelier and former World Sommelier of the year, Gerard Basset, is to take part in a special wine clinic at this month's Harpers France Summit, in which he will give his expert, personal advice on how best to source, range, price and promote French wines on a wine list.

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Oddbins entreprenuer Nick Baile has died

Published:  10 October, 2013

Nick Baile, who was regarded as being one of the key figures in making Oddbins a national success in its heyday during the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

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Booths rethinks its prices with new sampling strategy

Published:  10 October, 2013

Booths can't compete with other supermarkets in wine retail so has moved to give its wine department a more independent merchant style and price point range, according to its wine and spirits buyer Andy Green.

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Château Margaux releases first ever Balthazar bottle

Published:  10 October, 2013

Le Clos, retailer of fine wines and spirits, unveiled today it will be selling a Balthazar (12 litres) of Château Margaux 2009 for US$195,000, which is currently on display at Le Clos' flagship store at Dubai International Airport.

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Shortlist announced for Harpers French Wine Awards

Published:  10 October, 2013

The shortlist for the inaugural Harpers French Wine Awards has been announced and includes who the trade see as being the best performing retailers, supplilers and indiviudals in promoting and selling French wine in the UK.

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Whisky research reveals taste can be affected by environment

Published:  09 October, 2013

A change of environment can enhance the experience of enjoying whisky by up to 20% according to new research.

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First Sherry Trail to be held in London this month

Published:  09 October, 2013

The Sherry Institute of Spain is to hold its first Sherry Trail in designated London bars from October 14-27. 

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William Grant releases experimental Scotch whisky

Published:  09 October, 2013

First Drinks-distributed William Grant & Sons is breaking with convention to release a new expression that comes from its 50-year-old Girvan Patented still.

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Grignan-les-Adhémar AOC looks to drive awareness in UK

Published:  09 October, 2013

Wine producers of the southern Rhône Valley's northernmost AOC, Grignan-les-Adhémar, are launching a campaign to generate awareness of its wines in the UK on the back of a 20% rise in exports.

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Accolade revamps WinningWithWine.com

Published:  09 October, 2013

Accolade Wines-owned WinningWithWine.com - an online tool for wine retailers and on-trade outlets - has revamped its website to offer a user-friendly platform with more advice than ever.

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Robinsons broadens horizons with Argentinia's Casarena

Published:  08 October, 2013

Robinsons Brewery has become the exclusive UK supplier for Casarena Bodega Y Viñedos on the back of double-digit growth in the Argentinian category.

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Nyetimber 'excited' as grape picking commences across UK

Published:  08 October, 2013

English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber is "excited" to have begun grape picking alongside other English producers after it wrote off last year's because of poor-quality grapes.  

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