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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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Basset judge on sherry and food matching competition

Published:  12 March, 2013

UK sommelier and hotelier Gerard Basset OBE will be joining the judging panel of The Sherry Institute of Spain's bi-annual international food and sherry matching competition.

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Morrisons bolsters wine team

Published:  08 March, 2013

Morrisons has appointed Mark Jarman as head of wine operations as it looks to set up a UK bottling operation.

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Laithwaite's triumphs at Judgment of Parsons Green with English sparkling wine

Published:  06 March, 2013

A sparkling wine grown by Laithwaite's Wine co-founder Barbara Laithwaite and her friend Cherry Thompson has picked up first prize at the Judgment of Parsons Green.

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Cobevco fills its 1.5 billionth bottle

Published:  06 March, 2013

Cobevco, the bottling arm of Quinn Glass, has passed the 1.5 billion bottles landmark after six years in operation.

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Laithwaite's renews Affordable Art Fair sponsorship

Published:  05 March, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has renewed its sponsorship of the Affordable Art Fair in London.

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New hire as Buckingham Schenk looks to the on-trade

Published:  05 March, 2013

Buckingham Schenk has hired Sheryl Foster as national accounts manager as it looks to build sales in the on-trade.

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Geoffrey Dean gets the lowdown on the 2012 Bordeaux vintage

Published:  01 March, 2013

A recce of the Left and Right Banks in late February led this correspondent to conclude that critics and judges alike should be pleasantly surprised when they descend on Bordeaux next month for the annual en primeur tastings.

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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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