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Sommelier of the Year semi-finalists named

Published:  27 March, 2013

The Academy of Food & Wine Service has announced the 10 semi-finalists of this year's Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2013.

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David Cox appointed chief executive of The Benevolent

Published:  27 March, 2013

The drinks trade charity The Benevolent has announced the appointment of David Cox as its new chief executive.

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Boutinot sold in management buyout

Published:  26 March, 2013

International wine business Boutinot has been bought out by its management team, led by Dennis Whiteley, Michael Moriarty and Tony Brown MW.

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Balance of power shifts between major wine countries at ProWein

Published:  25 March, 2013


The balance of power between the main wine-producing countries is there to see at this week's ProWein, with all facing their own difficulties while trying to exploit new opportunities.

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UK wine companies must plan international expansion with care

Published:  25 March, 2013

UK wine companies looking to expand their business internationally need to be careful they do their homework first and choose the right countries to operate in.

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Lidio Carraro to produce official World Cup wines

Published:  25 March, 2013

Lidio Carraro has been named the producer of the official licensed wines for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

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World of wine heads to ProWein 2013

Published:  24 March, 2013

ProWein 2013 opened today in Düsseldorf looking to cement its increasingly respected position as the...

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Accolade Wines to launch Geyser Peak Californian wines to the UK

Published:  24 March, 2013

Accolade Wines is bringing the Geyser Peak range of commercial and premium Californian wines to the UK this summer...

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Garnacha for Campo Viejo as Pernod launches first experiential wine event

Published:  22 March, 2013

Pernod Ricard is adding a Garnacha varietal to its Campo Viejo brand adding as it looks to increase the number of its well-recognised yellow labels on shelf.

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Alcohol-related cancers on the rise, finds AHA report

Published:  22 March, 2013

A recent Alcohol Health Alliance UK report has found an increase in cases of alcohol-related cancer, despite the link between the two having been established for several decades.

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Anger as wine and spirits taxes rise

Published:  21 March, 2013

The wine and spirits industry have reacted with dismay that the Chancellor has scrapped the duty escalator for beer but...

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TV debut for Jim Beam

Published:  21 March, 2013

Jim Beam will feature in its first ever national TV campaign tomorrow as part of a £9 million investment by distributor Maxxium UK.

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Lanson Champagne unveils plans for Wimbledon anniversary

Published:  20 March, 2013

To celebrate 25 years as the official suppliers of Champagne to Wimbledon, Lanson has unveiled a new look for its range.

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New Caballeros appointed to Gran Orden

Published:  20 March, 2013

Restaurateur brothers Sam and Eddie Hart, and winemaker Antonio Sanz are the latest people to be invested into the Gran Orden de Caballeros.

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Spirits distributor Marblehead announces new appointments

Published:  20 March, 2013

Spirits distributor Marblehead has promoted Emma Wykes to the newly created role of commercial director.

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Budget News Blog: Drinks industry split as duty escalator cut on beer but not wine and spirits

Published:  20 March, 2013

Whilst the beer industry celebrates  the "brilliant news" that the Chancellor is to scrap the duty escalator on beer, the wine and spirits sector is faced with further increases under the controversial measure, with wine duty now up to £2.

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Jenny Mackenzie reports from the first Morrisons Cellar wine showase

Published:  20 March, 2013

Morrisons Cellar's first wine showcase to the press was on its Taste Test theme. The venue space in Marylebone was decorated like an interiors stand at a lifestyle event, with four open-plan, "room set" layouts and the wines grouped in the Taste Test flavour profiles of Sweet, Fresh, Smooth and Intense.

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Chancellor reported to be ready to freeze beer duty rates in Budget

Published:  19 March, 2013


Ahead of tomorrow's Budget there are rumours circulating around Westminster and across the national media and major news channels that the Chancellor could be set to introduce a tax freeze on beer duty.

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Local Wine School looks to expand franchise operation to the United States

Published:  19 March, 2013


The Local Wine School is to take its franchise wine education model to the United States after building up a network across the UK.

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LIWF launches innovative navigation tool

Published:  19 March, 2013

The London International Wine Fair has launched MyWineFair, a web-based tool designed to help visitors navigate the wines exhibited at the trade show.

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