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Roy Ackerman appointed Wine Guild chairman

Published:  10 February, 2012

Dr Roy Ackerman CBE, has been appointed chairman of The Wine Guild of the United Kingdom.

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World's top winemaking families committed to 'long term'

Published:  10 February, 2012

The world's top winemaking families aren't in the trade to make "quick profits", but are committed to investing in the long term.

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Chablis Wine Competition announces winners

Published:  10 February, 2012

Twenty-six wines were given awards at the 26th annual Chablis Wine Competition.

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Sterling weakens against euro as Greek leaders reach agreement

Published:  10 February, 2012

This week saw sterling weaken off against the euro as finalisation of the Greek 130 billion euro bailout enters the final straight.

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Waverley TBS to showcase new wine portfolio

Published:  09 February, 2012

On-trade specialist Waverley TBS will showcase its new 2012 portfolio at an all-day annual tasting event, hosted at The East Wintergarden in London's Canary Warf on March 12.

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Battersea-based Artisan & Vine forced to close

Published:  09 February, 2012

Battersea wine bar Artisan & Vine has closed after struggling to make money from offering local and natural wines in a recession.

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Slurp moves "aggressively" into beer and spirits

Published:  09 February, 2012

Slurp.co.uk has appointed Richard Ellis to the position of beer and spirits manager, as it aims to expand more "aggressively" into non-wine alcoholic drinks.

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Black Sheep Brewery launches seasonal beer

Published:  09 February, 2012

The Black Sheep Brewery has launched the second of its limited edition seasonal beers, All Creatures.

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New website aims to "revolutionise the way Brits buy wine"

Published:  09 February, 2012

A members-only website which gives consumers exclusive access to hard-to-find wines at attractive prices is launching in the UK.

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Anticipation of quantitative easing weakens sterling

Published:  09 February, 2012

Sterling weakened across the board, due to anticipation of a further round of quantitative easing.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd posts record internet sales

Published:  08 February, 2012

Berry Bros. & Rudd, has reported its best ever year for internet sales, at 72% up on 2010.

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ProWein launches app

Published:  08 February, 2012

A new app has been launched in preparation for ProWein 2012 trade fair, taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany, commencing on March 4 and finishing on March 6.

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Barwell & Jones to champion premium Chilean wines from Morandé

Published:  08 February, 2012

UK wine importers, Barwell & Jones, has taken on the premium Chilean wine producer, Morandé, to help it in its bid to widen distribution across the specialist independent on and off-trades.

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MPs call for minimum price on alcohol

Published:  08 February, 2012

MPs have called for the alcohol strategy, due out in the next few weeks, to enforce a minimum price per unit and cut "a significant number of units" by changing how alcohol is produced and sold.

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London's Cork & Bottle launches wine website

Published:  08 February, 2012

London wine bar Cork & Bottle has started to sell its products online at corkandbottledirect.com.

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Absolut given a London look

Published:  08 February, 2012

Pernod Ricard owned Absolut, has released its latest limited edition bottle - Absolut London.

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Two products breach responsibility rules

Published:  08 February, 2012

Two products have been found in breach of alcohol responsibility rules: Magnum Tonic wine and Healey's Texan-style Hard Cyder.

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Sterling strengthens against dollar, but weakens against euro

Published:  08 February, 2012

Sterling strengthened against the dollar, but weakened against the euro and the Swiss franc as rumours circulated surrounding finalisation of the current Greek bailout package.

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UK consumer trading up on price and down on abv

Published:  07 February, 2012

The UK consumer is spending more per bottle and increasingly requesting lower alcohol wines, according to the first Wine Intelligence UK Independent Retailer Report.

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Japan's leading producers head to London for Koshu tasting on February 22

Published:  07 February, 2012

London's Imagination Gallery will host the third annual Koshu of Japan trade and press tasting day on February 22, exploring wines from the Yamanashi Prefecture wine region.

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