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Caveman instincts fuel drink choices

Published:  12 February, 2013

Primitive habits are still present in our approach to food and drink, according to research.

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Cucumber-flavoured gin from Diageo

Published:  12 February, 2013

Diageo is to launch a cucumber-flavoured gin under the Gordon's brand.

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CyT UK in sales and marketing restructure

Published:  12 February, 2013

Distributor of North and South American wines, CyT UK, has completed a period of restructuring across the business in a bid to develop business across all trade channels.

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Liberty Wines wins Northern Rhône producers

Published:  11 February, 2013

Northern Rhône producer Maison Nicolas Perrin has appointed Liberty Wines as its agent in the UK and Ireland.

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DIY cocktail menu launched by Cellar Trends

Published:  08 February, 2013

Cellar Trends has launched a website to help bars create customised cocktail menus from £1 each.

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Laithwaite's launches iPad app

Published:  08 February, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has launched its first iPad app after seeing the number of orders its customers place using a tablet device soar.

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Laithewaite's launches iPad app

Published:  08 February, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has launched its first iPad app after seeing the number of orders its customers place using a tablet device soar.

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WIA launches wine fraud initiative

Published:  08 February, 2013

The Wine Investment Association has teamed up with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to provide better protection for the wine industry and increase consumer confidence.

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Vote for the most influential person in wine in IWC poll

Published:  08 February, 2013

To help mark its 30 year anniversary the International Wine Challenge is looking to recognise the person who the trade thinks has been the biggest influence in wine over the last three decades.

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English Wine Producers heads to ProWein

Published:  08 February, 2013

English Wine Producers is to exhibit at ProWein for the first time, marking a significant new focus on wine markets outside the UK.

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Drinks industry shows increasing web presence

Published:  08 February, 2013

The Whisky Shop is currently sitting at the top of the drinks industry listings at 12th place in the Sitemorse 500 best-performing UK retail websites in Q1.

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Jenny Mackenzie joins the hordes at Bibendum's annual tasting, February 6

Published:  07 February, 2013

Bibendum's annual tasting always has a party atmosphere, more like a fashion or art event than a conventional trade tasting. The vast, multi-room, ex-industrial building, The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, suited the various themes, activities and zoning of individual wine countries. Bibendum's in-house design team fits out the spaces with the same on-trend flair as the décor of bars and clubs.

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Increased web presence for drinks in Sitemorse top 500

Published:  07 February, 2013

The Whisky Shop is currently sitting at the top of the drinks industry listings at 12th place in the Sitemorse 500 best-performing UK retail websites in Q1.

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UK retail sales see January uplift

Published:  07 February, 2013

UK retail sales increased 1.9% in January on the previous year, despite the snow, and is the largest year-on-year rise since 2011, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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UK to remain top wine importer, despite projected slump

Published:  06 February, 2013

Still wine sales in the UK are set to decline for another five years, as consumers scale back on consumption but trade up to more expensive bottles, according to Vinexpo.

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Beefeater to open gin distillery visitors' centre

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Beefeater gin is to open London's first ever gin distillery visitors' centre at the back end of 2013...

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Beefeater Gin to open distillery visitor centre

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pernod Ricard owned, Beefeater Gin is to open London's first ever gin distillery visitor centre at the back end of 2013, with the aim of telling the story of London gin .

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Crepes and cocktails combine at new speakeasy

Published:  06 February, 2013

A new experimental crepe and cocktail speakeasy is opening in the heart of Shoreditch.

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Henners launches multi-vintage sparkling wine

Published:  05 February, 2013

East Sussex-based English sparkling wine producer Henners has announced a new multi-vintage concept that is to form a major part of its portfolio from 2016.

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WSTA urges government to end duty escalator

Published:  05 February, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is to meet with economic secretary to the Treasury in a bid to make a case for an end to the alcohol duty escalator.

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