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Legal challenge to Scots minimum pricing in court

Published:  15 January, 2013

Legal action against the Scottish Government's minimum unit pricing legislation by European drinks bodies has begun today.

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Kornicis Group opens 10th Jamies Wine Bar

Published:  15 January, 2013

The Kornicis Group has opened its 10th Jamies Wine Bar in London, ahead of a larger expansion to the chain planned throughout 2013.

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Jacob's Creek predicts 'high quality' 2013 vintage

Published:  14 January, 2013

Australian wine brand Jacob's Creek has begun its 2013 vintage with early reports from winemakers predicting high-quality...

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South Africa exports set new record

Published:  14 January, 2013

South Africa smashed its previous record to export the largest amount of wine to date in 2012.

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National Waiters Day launches website

Published:  14 January, 2013

The website for National Waiters Day (June 23) has gone live today as the trade gears up to celebrate one of the oldest service industries for the first time.

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Wines in the press, January 11-14

Published:  14 January, 2013

The Guardian

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Louis Royer Cognac appoints Mangrove as UK distributor

Published:  11 January, 2013

Mangrove has been appointed UK distributor to Cognac distillery Louis Royer in a bid to increase distribution in the UK.

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Chivas launches Pininfarina collection

Published:  11 January, 2013

Chivas Regal has launched three limited edition products with Italian luxury car designer Pininfarina.

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Brugal rum moves into the off-trade

Published:  11 January, 2013

Maxxium UK-distributed Brugal rum is now available in the UK off-trade after seeing an impressive uplift in the on-trade of 200% MAT volume growth.

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Burgundy En Primeur 2011 Tasting Reviews: Armit Wines

Published:  10 January, 2013

To help you keep on top of the large number of Burgundy tastings this month for the 2011 en primeur campaign Harpers is publishing reviews direct from key tastings and related Burgundy events from members of the trade. Here Jenny Mackenzie of Early Bird Wine News reports from Armit Wines Burgundy 2011 en primeur tasting.

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Tesco Everyday Value alcohol range not in breach of code, Portman Group rules

Published:  10 January, 2013

The Portman Group has ruled that Tesco's budget alcohol lines do not breach responsibility rules after a consumer complained that its Everyday Value branding encouraged immoderate consumption.

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SWA slams proposals for Scotch whisky tax

Published:  10 January, 2013

The chief executive for the Scotch Whisky Association, Gavin Hewitt, has defined proposals to put a bottle tax on whisky as "ludicrous".

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Bibendum to launch new initiative at annual tasting

Published:  10 January, 2013

Bibendum is to help its customers tailor their ranges to suit consumer preference by launching A Matter of Taste at its trade-only annual tasting in February.

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SWA slams proposals for Scotch whisky tax

Published:  10 January, 2013

The chief executive for the Scotch Whisky Association Gavin Hewitt, has defined proposals to put a bottle tax on whisky as "ludicrous'.

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Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte boasts strong performance in 2012

Published:  10 January, 2013

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has strengthened its position among the leading Champagne brands  by posting its second most successful performance ever for 2012.

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John Shearlock on why rockers want to be winemakers

Published:  10 January, 2013

What is it that wine and music have in common? Is it that, as with music, we struggle to put into words what it is that we feel when we drink wine, knowing simply that there is something above and beyond us, an intangible and almost incomprehensible facet, but that we know we like? Or is it that the components of fine wine sing in harmony or play in concert like a well rehearsed Orchestra?

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Corney & Barrow launches wine discovery initiative

Published:  09 January, 2013

Corney & Barrow launched Discover Your Wine Style at its annual tasting yesterday, in a bid to demystify wine by allowing guests to choose according to their likes and dislikes.

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Corney & Barrow launch Discover Your Wine Style

Published:  09 January, 2013

Corney & Barrow launched Discover Your Wine Style at its annual wine tasting, in a bid to demystifying wine by allowing guests to choose according to their likes and dislikes.

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Burgundy En Primeur 2011 Tasting Reviews: Berry Bros & Rudd

Published:  09 January, 2013

To help you keep on top of the large number of Burgundy tastings this month for the 2011 en primeur campaign Harpers is publishing reviews direct from key tasting from members of the trade. Here Jenny Mackenzie of Early Bird Wine News gives her view on this week's Berry Bros and Rudd Burgundy tasting.

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Mike Matthews on the quality of Edinburgh's wine merchants

Published:  09 January, 2013

You're in the Scottish capital and you're looking for a decent bottle of wine, where do you go? It would be easy to think of Scotland's drinking habits, based on the stereotypical image of the nation's tartan army, as being fuelled by whisky and beer but not wine; fair enough when you consider you are in single malt country and Belhaven is readily available at almost every corner.

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