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Bath Ales to double volume and quadruple size

Published:  18 October, 2011

Bristol based, Bath Ales has announced an ambitious investment plan to quadruple its size in the next five years.

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Turnover up 5% at D&D London's restaurants

Published:  18 October, 2011

D&D London, which operates landmark London restaurants Quaglino's and Le Pont de la Tour, has reported turnover up 5% to £73.7 million, and cash profits level with last year.

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PLB launches wine in a glass into Waitrose

Published:  18 October, 2011

PLB has launched La Copita, a range of wines in glass-sized PET packaging, exclusively to Waitrose.

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Sterling gains against the euro

Published:  18 October, 2011

Sterling slipped against the US dollar but gained against the euro yesterday after comments from a German policymaker deflated investor optimism over a potential euro zone bailout.

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Josef Meier's hits back at Jägermeister's 'Get Tough' campaign

Published:  17 October, 2011

Herbal liqueur brand, Josef Meier's, has hit back at Jägermeister's 'Get Tough' campaign announcing itself as a a credible and recognised UK brand in its own right.

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Halewood International founder dies

Published:  17 October, 2011

John Halewood, founder of independent drinks distributor Halewood International, has died at the age of 64.

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New boss for Cert Octavian

Published:  17 October, 2011

Logistics and specialist wine cellarage firm Cert Octavian has appointed Vincent O'Brien as managing director with immediate effect.

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Strong US sales figures help boost sterling to month high

Published:  17 October, 2011

Stronger than expected US retail sales figures helped to boost global risk appetite helping Sterling to hit a one month high against the US dollar.

 

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WSTA and police warn wine producers about identity fraud

Published:  17 October, 2011

The WSTA and the Metropolitan Police have warned that using identity fraud to obtain wine without payment is on the increase, and producers should be on their guard.

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Diplomatico launches ultra premium rum

Published:  14 October, 2011

Venezuelan rum producer Destilerias Unidas has launched its first ultra premium bottling of Diplomatico rum.

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Heritage Wine to distribute Nugan Estate

Published:  14 October, 2011

Heritage Wine has signed an agreement to distribute Australia's Nugan Estate in the UK.

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Brighton council accused of one-sided debate on alcohol policy

Published:  14 October, 2011

An attempt by Brighton & Hove council to canvas opinion of residents about the city's alcohol policy has been criticised by local drinks businesses for being one-sided.

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Bordeaux first growth prices fall as investors turn to Burgundy

Published:  14 October, 2011

Bordeaux prices fell by 7.5% in quarter three, as buyers reject expensive 'hyped up' newer vintages and turn to other markets, according to trader of first growths, Bordeaux Index.

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UK economy's fragility impacts on sterling

Published:  14 October, 2011

Sterling fell against the US dollar yesterday, tracking weakness in the euro and as concerns over the UK economy's fragility impacted on the pound's prospects.

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Raymond Blanc and Martell to host live dining experience

Published:  13 October, 2011

French chef, Raymond Blanc, has teamed up with luxury cognac brand, Martell, to host Harrods' first live dining experience in its Brompton Road windows.

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Sainsbury's new BWS boss focused on innovation

Published:  13 October, 2011

Andy Phelps, the new BWS manager at Sainsbury's, wants to make the supermarket's wine category "famous for innovation".

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Hotel de Vin boss Robert Cook to step down

Published:  13 October, 2011

Hotel du Vin and Malmaison chief executive Robert Cook is leaving the group.

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Torrontés trumps consumer's favourite white wines, says study

Published:  13 October, 2011

Torrontés, the white grape variety unique to Argentina, has trumped consumer's favourite white wines in a study by Wine Intelligence.

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South Africa's Cape Wine Europe attracts 800 visitors

Published:  13 October, 2011

Turning South Africa's Cape Wine Europe tasting into a pan-European event has "really started to pay off", with around 800 visitors attending, said WOSA's chief executive.

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Andrew Lansley welcomes Portman Group's code review

Published:  13 October, 2011

Drinks watchdog the Portman Group has launched a comprehensive review of its code of practice for responsible alcohol marketing.

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