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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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New lighter style addition for Gallo Family Vineyards

Published:  28 February, 2013

Gallo Family Vineyards is hoping to appeal to consumers who enjoy lighter and fruitier wine styles with a new range addition.

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Glenmorangie launches interactive Cask Masters campaign

Published:  28 February, 2013

Glenmorangie has launched Glenmorangie Cask Masters, an interactive whisky campaign that involves the brand's fans in the decision-making process behind a new limited edition.

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Independents flock to Manchester, London and Singapore SITT tastings

Published:  28 February, 2013

Large numbers of independent on and off-trade buyers attended this week's SITT tastings in Manchester, London and Singapore.

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WSET appoints two new trustees

Published:  27 February, 2013

Andrew Hawes, the managing director of Mentzendorff, and global drinks consultant Jonathan Driver have been appointed as WSET trustees.

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Phileas Fogg celebrated at new Mayfair bar

Published:  27 February, 2013

A bar recreating the home of Jules Verne's famous adventurer Phileas Fogg will be opening its doors this summer.

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Video and review of Enotria annual tasting

Published:  27 February, 2013

Enotria's annual trade tasting on Tuesday took the theme of 'discovery' and so it was off to the Saatchi Gallery in King's Road, London. Here you can watch our interview featuring chief executive, Alison Levett, about what went on (click here) and our review of the tasting, by Jenny Mackenzie.

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Wine Intelligence to host two seminars at ProWein

Published:  27 February, 2013

Wine Intelligence is to hold two seminars at this year's ProWein, which will look at new emerging wine markets and wine tourism.

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Make diversity Chile's calling card, urge producers

Published:  27 February, 2013

A diversity of varieties, styles and soils are Chile's greatest asset, but it must work harder to relay that message to consumers, according to leading producers.

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Charles Back opens Spice Route in Paarl

Published:  26 February, 2013

South African wine producer Charles Back has opened his new Spice Route destination in Paarl, in a bid to introduce tourists to his Swartland range of Spice Route wines.

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