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Vineyard Cellars and Wine Treasury link up for specialist Californian tasting

Published:  19 March, 2013

Specialist Californian importers, the Vineyard Cellars and the Wine Treasury, are teaming up again with the Wine Institute of California to showcase their wines at a trade and press tasting on May 13 in London.

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Provence rosé enjoys huge sales and volume increases in the UK

Published:  19 March, 2013


Rosé wine exports from Provence to the UK jumped 82% on volume and 37% on value between 2011 and 2012, according to new figures out this week.

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Diageo announces plans to roll out Smirnoff Espresso vodka

Published:  18 March, 2013

Diageo has announced it will launch Espresso Smirnoff vodka from April. The flavour extension is to be available through...

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Wine and spirits sales down, reveals WSTA

Published:  18 March, 2013

Wine and spirit sales continue to fall as consumers battle with year-on-year duty rises, according to the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's latest market report.

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PLB brings Estrella Galicia to UK in on-trade exclusive

Published:  18 March, 2013

Estrella Galicia, a premium beer brand, which to date has only been imported by small independent Spanish importers in bottle format, is now being brought into the UK in kegs by PLB exclusively for the on-trade.

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Two men jailed over £5m wine scam

Published:  18 March, 2013

Two men found guilty of smuggling illicit Italian wine into the UK have been jailed following an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs.

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Brancott anticipates quality vintage

Published:  15 March, 2013

New Zealand winery Brancott Estate is anticipating a balanced, moderate yield for the 2013 vintage, following...

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Morrisons Taste Test tackles consumer confidence

Published:  15 March, 2013

Three-quarters of consumers lack confidence when it comes to choosing wine according to recent research by Morrisons Cellar, so to help overcome this the multiple retailer has unveiled an online Taste Test which it says will help will help consumers to buy with more assurance.

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Broadlands Wineries to 'undercut' wine agencies

Published:  15 March, 2013

Broadland Wineries claims it can get new wines to market, from inception to shelf, a month earlier than its competitors.

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Vogue publisher Condé Nast moves into on-trade

Published:  15 March, 2013

Magazine publisher Condé Nast, owner of glossy titles including Vogue and GQ, is moving into hospitality with a string of restaurants and bars around the world backed by its famous magazines.

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Local Wine School in M&S link-up

Published:  14 March, 2013

Marks & Spencer has signed a deal with Local Wine School that will expand its programme of in-store consumer tastings.

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Morrisons Taste Test to dictate shelf display

Published:  14 March, 2013

Morrisons is four weeks into a trial that has completely remerchandised its wine department to arrange the wines on shelf according to their tasting profiles.

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Institute of Masters of Wine in emerging markets drive

Published:  14 March, 2013

Newly appointed executive director of the Institute of Masters of Wine, Penny Richards, has announced plans to develop the organisation in emerging markets.

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Tesco sticks out its neck with restaurant chain acquisition

Published:  13 March, 2013

Tesco has acquired restaurant chain Giraffe for £48.6 million.

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Beer duty escalator leaves £150m 'black hole'

Published:  13 March, 2013

The Treasury is facing a £150 million 'black hole' in the Budget this year due to increases in beer tax, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

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Minimum pricing in death throes

Published:  13 March, 2013

David Cameron's plan for minimum alcohol pricing are set to be axed, according to reports.

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London International Wine Fair will be "solid event" say organisers

Published:  12 March, 2013

The London International Wine Fair organisers have said they are positive that "2013 will be a solid event", despite some high profile dropouts. LIWF anticipates the fair at London's ExCeL centre will have over 500 exhibitors and 10,000 trade visitors.

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Union warning as Diageo announces £100m restructure

Published:  12 March, 2013

Unite the union has warned Diageo that is must not make its UK and Irish workforces pay for business realignment in its...

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Mangrove to distribute Blackwell rum

Published:  12 March, 2013

Mangrove is to distribute Jamaican rum brand Blackwell. The rum was created by music entrepreneur Chris Blackwell who founded Island Records.

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Banrock Station launches Vote for Nature campaign

Published:  12 March, 2013

Accolade Wine is to donate £100,000 to the National Trust as part of a tie-up with the conservation charity and its Banrock Station brand.

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