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Romanian Pinot 'surprisingly good' says Halewood

Published:  01 March, 2013

Halewood Romania has launched a "surprisingly good Pinot Noir campaign" in a bid to encourage the UK wine trade to look at the quality and value of its wine.

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Oddbins' head buyer Emma Nichols departs

Published:  01 March, 2013

Oddbins' head buyer Emma Nichols has left the business, Harpers can reveal.

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Oddbins on track for profit despite £1.1m loss in first months of new company

Published:  01 March, 2013

Oddbins has insisted it is on track to make a profit within three years after it reported a £1.1 million loss in the first months of operation under new management in 2011.

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Arabella Woodrow to head up wine at Broadland Wineries

Published:  01 March, 2013


Arabella Woodrow MW is to join Broadland Wineries, the specialist bottling and packing company, as its first wine director.

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Liberty Wines latest agent to skip LIWF

Published:  01 March, 2013

Liberty Wines has confirmed it will not be exhibiting at the London International Wine Fair for the first time in the company's history.

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Wickham Vineyard back in business

Published:  01 March, 2013

Wickham Vineyard has reopened following a buyout from administration by its former manager Wilhelm Mead.

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Sotheby's wine sales above estimates

Published:  01 March, 2013

Sotheby's latest Finest and Rarest Wines auction surpassed expectations as investors and wealthy individuals battled it out for bottles of Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion.

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Top chefs auction themselves off to raise £400k for leukaemia charity

Published:  01 March, 2013

Twenty of the country's top chefs including Marcus Wareing, Angela Hartnett and Mark Hix have raised nearly £400k for charity by cooking dinner for 200 guests and auctioning themselves off to the highest bidders.

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Wines of Argentina's new urban-style consumer event sells out within 24 hours

Published:  01 March, 2013

A new type of wine event organised by Wines of Argentina and aimed at urban professionals sold out within hours after being featured by an online London guide.

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Pop up restaurants and food outlets widen Real Wine Fair offer

Published:  01 March, 2013

The Real Wine Fair between March 17-18 at London's Tobacco Dock will offer visitors the chance to sample a wide range of artistan food products and eat in pop up bars and restaurants as well as taste and buy hundreds of natural wines.

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Christina Pickard continues her blog of life in the wine world Down Under

Published:  01 March, 2013

The first thing one notices immediately after arrival in any one of Australia's major cities is how bloody expensive everything is. Those of you who haven't made the trek to Australia within the last five years or so haven't got a clue what I'm going on about. Five years ago it was cheap here. Brits with their all-powerful pound lived quite well in Aus. Those were the good ol' days.

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British advertisers slam calls to ban alcohol commercials

Published:  01 March, 2013

British advertisers representative ISBA has slammed proposals made by the Alcohol Health Alliance to ban all advertising and sponsorship by alcohol brands as "wholly ineffective" and "contrary to a free society."

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Patriarche Wine Agencies changes hands

Published:  01 March, 2013

Patriarche Wine Agencies has been bought by Champagne de Castelnau from Burgundy house Patriarche Père et Fils.

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Call for Japanese restaurants to support Koshu

Published:  01 March, 2013

Koshu of Japan UK director Lynne Sherriff MW has called for Japanese restaurants to do more to promote Japanese white wine in the UK.

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Gallo launches 5.5% abv Summer White

Published:  01 March, 2013

California giant Gallo has become the latest winery to move into the lower-alcohol market with launch of 5.5% abv Summer White.

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Hi-Spirits appoints Scottish on-trade rep

Published:  01 March, 2013

Distributor Hi-Spirits has appointed cocktail expert and former bar manager Chris Deacon as field sales executive in Scotland.

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How to get your wine back when a customer enters administration

Published:  01 March, 2013

Wine law specialist Andrew Park on how suppliers can maximise their chances of success.

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Naked Wines ranks in Sunday Times Top 100

Published:  01 March, 2013

Online retailer Naked Wines has been ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as the 14th Best Small Company to Work For in the UK in 2013.

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Andrew Catchpole: review of this week's SITT tastings in London and Manchester

Published:  28 February, 2013

The buzz at the Spring 2013 round of Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) in London and Manchester confirmed the trade's appetite for more focused events, reflecting the ever-increasing popularity of tailored tastings aimed at the independent sector of the market.

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Naked Wines awarded 14th Best Small Company to Work For

Published:  28 February, 2013

Online retailer Naked Wines has been ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as the 14th Best Small Company to Work For in the UK 2013.

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