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Mike Paul: why generic bodies should look again at pushing regionality

Published:  22 January, 2013

Read any interview with the various heads of generic wine bodies in the UK, like Michael Cox, Yvonne May or Jo Wehring - or an individual producer of premium wines in Australia, Chile or South Africa - and you'll spot a common theme. They're almost certain to vent their frustration that the quality of their premium offer is not being sufficiently recognised, either by the trade or the consumer.

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González Byass holds first Birmingham Sherry Summit

Published:  21 January, 2013

González Byass UK is holding its first Birmingham Sherry Summit on January 23 in a bid to help spread the growing sherry revival to the Midlands.

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Bollinger Rosé harks back to 1846 bottle shape

Published:  21 January, 2013

As we all attempt to hark back to another era, wanting more of 1913 than 2013, Bollinger Rosé (rrp £47.50) has opted for its 1846 bottle shape, based on a design that is both aesthetic and scientific, and that was debuted for its Bollinger Special Cuvée in May 2012.

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Glenmorangie Ealanta - it's all about the wood

Published:  21 January, 2013

It's all about the wood for the fourth annual release of Glenmorangie Private Edition Ealanta 19 Year Old (rrp £74.99, 46% abv), which is fully matured in virgin American white oak casks.

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Asda reports sparkling sales following £10 Champagne deal

Published:  21 January, 2013

Asda has reported a 23% rise in Champagne and sparkling wine sales over the Christmas period.

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First Groceries Code Adjudicator is Christine Tacon

Published:  21 January, 2013

Christine Tacon has been appointed as the first independent Groceries Code Adjudicator.

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French wine hamper competition has now closed

Published:  21 January, 2013

Due to an overwhelming response, Harpers will be closing its competition to win a French hamper worth £250 by 5pm this afternoon (January 21).

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Memorial service for Champagne Taittinger UK brand ambassador Justin Llewelyn

Published:  18 January, 2013

Hatch Mansfield have announced details of a memorial service to be held for Taittinger's UK Ambassador Justin Llewelyn.

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PLB launches second regional roadshow

Published:  18 January, 2013

PLB is to launch its second UK Regional Roadshow tour with its specialist portfolio and has further announced it will join forces with Hatch Mansfield for the Scottish leg of the tour.

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Global wine consumption rises according to Vinexpo

Published:  18 January, 2013

Global wine consumption has risen despite the global economic crisis, according to Vinexpo chief executive Robert Beynat.

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Winestars World offers US and European listings

Published:  18 January, 2013

Wineries looking for distribution in Europe and the US can take part in a global version of the Winestars competition at this year's ProWein in March.

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Indies Uncovered: make your voice heard

Published:  18 January, 2013

In 2012 Harpers carried out the largest survey of the independent sector to date.This year, the need to understand the desires and demands of the channel has never been stronger, so it's vital you have your say in the second round of research.

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Indies Uncovered: make your voice heard

Published:  18 January, 2013

In 2012 Harpers carried out the largest survey of the independent sector to date. This year, the need to understand the desires and demands of the channel has never been stronger, so it's vital you have your say in the second round of research.

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Viña Errazuriz triumphs in Wines of Chile awards

Published:  18 January, 2013

Viña Errazuriz has won the top prize at the 10th annual Wines of Chile awards.

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Zuma owners to open Oblix restaurant at The Shard

Published:  18 January, 2013

An interactive sommelier station will be one of the features of Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney's new restaurant, Oblix, when it opens in The Shard in London in spring 2013.

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Indies Uncovered: make your voice heard

Published:  18 January, 2013

In 2012 Harpers carried out the largest survey of the independent sector to date. This year, the need to understand the desires and demands of the channel has never been stronger, so it's vital you have your say in the second round of research.

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Call for investors for new Lake District distillery

Published:  17 January, 2013

Further investment is being sought for a £2.5-million new distillery, The Lakes Distillery, which is to be built in Cumbria and opened at the back end of 2013.

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The Famous Grouse announces Scottish rugby sponsorship deal

Published:  17 January, 2013

Maxxium UK-distributed The Famous Grouse has announced a new three-year sponsorship package as the official spirit of Scottish rugby.

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Jon Barr of EFWines gives his wine investment tips for 2013

Published:  17 January, 2013

A major trend that will continue in 2013 is the recognition of the investment potential of regions other than red Bordeaux. This is to be expected as new markets, especially in Asia, become more aware of the wider range of top quality wines.

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Austrian wine exports rise again

Published:  17 January, 2013

Austrian wine exports increased in value in 2012 while volumes slipped for the second year, according to provisional figures from Statistik Austria and the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB).

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