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EU and Canada trade agreement will benefit UK wine and spirits

Published:  21 October, 2013

Negotiations concluded last week for a Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada, which will help UK distillers and wine producers import and compete more easily in Canada.

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Spirits companies should work harder to protect margins, warns Rabobank

Published:  21 October, 2013

If spirit companies are to generate growth in a depressed market they are better to concentrate on protecting margins than trying to drive volumes, according to Rabobank, financial experts for the drinks industry.

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Wines of Argentina launches Instagram campaign

Published:  21 October, 2013

Wines of Argentina has launched a new Instagram campaign, The Wine Caption, calling on consumers to post any images that capture the spirit of Argentina, with the winning photo becoming the centrepiece of a global ad campaign in 2014 and the photographer sent on a five-day all-expenses-paid trip to Argentina.

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Whisky experts unveil plans for £10m Glasgow distillery

Published:  21 October, 2013

A team of whisky experts have unveiled plans to build a distillery in Glasgow city centre, on the banks of the River Clyde.

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Level of wine duty fraud would make it biggest player in UK market, says Conviviality chief

Published:  18 October, 2013

According to Keith Webb, franchise director of Conviviality Retail, a loss of 11% of wine to duty fraud is a "huge proportion of the market" and would "make it the single biggest retailer of wine in the country".

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Penfolds recorking clinic to return to London

Published:  18 October, 2013

Iconic Australian wine brand Penfolds will be hosting a recorking clinic, the first in five years, on October 22 at the Berkeley hotel in London, offering collectors and owners an opportunity to have their wines examined and recorked if necessary.

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By the Glass UK forecasts double-digit growth

Published:  18 October, 2013

By the Glass UK, the wine-preservation system manufacturer is expecting double-digit growth for 2013/14 on the back of it exceeding its previous 12 months' turnover in the first six months of this year.

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Late Champagne harvest should still bring good balanced vintage

Published:  18 October, 2013
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Treasury Wine Estates sets the standard for Californian 2013 vintage

Published:  18 October, 2013

The 2013 Californian wine harvest is set to be "truly outstanding" if a review of some of the premium vineyards of Treasury Wine Estates by Harpers.co.uk is replicated across the state.

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Nola becomes first bar outside US to receive the Seal of the Sazerac

Published:  17 October, 2013

London's Nola has become the first bar outside of North America to receive the Seal of the Sazerac from the New Orleans Culinary Preservation Society.

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France Summit to reveal latest off-trade and promotional performance of French wine

Published:  17 October, 2013
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Finest Fizz offers personalised Champagne for Christmas

Published:  17 October, 2013

Finest Fizz, an new import company that focuses on small independent producers of Champagne, will be offering consumers the opportunity to put their own label on the bottle, which could make for a great gift this Christmas.

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Cornwall's Knightor winery releases its first sparkling wine

Published:  17 October, 2013

Cornish winery Knightor has announced the release of its first sparkling wine, Knightor Brut NV.

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Early frost in Chile set to bump up wine export prices

Published:  16 October, 2013

Chilean wine export prices are likely to rise in the coming months after the country was hit by an early frost two weeks ago that kept temperatures below freezing for eight days.

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Trade flocks to inaugural Wines from Rioja tasting

Published:  16 October, 2013

The inaugural Wines from Rioja Trade Tasting, which was held last week at the OXO2, attracted more than 600 people to the largest collection of Rioja wines ever shown under one roof in the UK.

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The Modern Pantry to launch online shop in November

Published:  16 October, 2013

The Modern Pantry restaurant in Clerkenwell, London, has announced it will launch an online shop on November 1.

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Williams Bros Brewing Co plans urban brewery in Glasgow

Published:  16 October, 2013

The Williams Bros Brewing Co in collaboration with C&C Group has filed a planning application to start an urban craft brewery in Glasgow's historic East End.  

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Architect Zaha Hadid designs bottle for Austria's Icon Hill

Published:  16 October, 2013

Austrian wine producer Leo Hillinger has released the first edition of his Icon Hill project, a premium red blend with a bottle specially designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. 

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Richard Evans completes his sailing race to Rio to raise money for prostate cancer

Published:  16 October, 2013

Richard Evans of Dedicated Wines has helped his team finish fourth in the first leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht race sailing race between Southampton and Rio de Janiero as part of an initiative to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.

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Asda's new online Wine Shop will bring more young winemakers to UK

Published:  15 October, 2013

Asda's new bespoke online Wine Shop will allow it to broaden the number of producers it works with and introduce new, younger winemakers to the UK, according to head buyer Philippa Carr MW.

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