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Great Western Wine launches wine school

Published:  13 February, 2013

Bath wine retailer Great Western Wine is launching its own wine school in partnership with local wine educator Tristan Darby, in a bid to demystify the world of wine and give hands-on learning through tastings.

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Mike Matthews finds lots for independents at Jascots February trade tasting

Published:  13 February, 2013


In a time when wallets are leaner than beef in a Findus Lasagne, the everyday consumer is always on the lookout for the next best deal. Wine companies have the daunting task of trying to source wines that are, not only affordable, but offer great quality to boot! No mean feat when you consider that global prices are going up across the board.

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Simon Rimmer and Robinsons launch beers for food

Published:  12 February, 2013

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Simon Rimmer has teamed up with family brewers Robinsons to create three hand-crafted bottled beers to go with steak, chicken and curry.

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Douglas Blyde discovers Scandinavian food and German wine with Signe Johansen

Published:  12 February, 2013

"Food anthropologist", chef and author, Signe Johansen gave a fascinating insight in to how well crafted Scandinavian dishes work alongside German wines at an insightful food and wine matching event in Battersea, south London with Wines of Germany last week.

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Whisky and vodka see double-digit price hike

Published:  12 February, 2013

Spirit prices have rebounded sharply after the Christmas sales, with whisky and vodka showing a double-digit...

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Caveman instincts fuel drink choices

Published:  12 February, 2013

Primitive habits are still present in our approach to food and drink, according to research.

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Cucumber-flavoured gin from Diageo

Published:  12 February, 2013

Diageo is to launch a cucumber-flavoured gin under the Gordon's brand.

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CyT UK in sales and marketing restructure

Published:  12 February, 2013

Distributor of North and South American wines, CyT UK, has completed a period of restructuring across the business in a bid to develop business across all trade channels.

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Liberty Wines wins Northern Rhône producers

Published:  11 February, 2013

Northern Rhône producer Maison Nicolas Perrin has appointed Liberty Wines as its agent in the UK and Ireland.

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DIY cocktail menu launched by Cellar Trends

Published:  08 February, 2013

Cellar Trends has launched a website to help bars create customised cocktail menus from £1 each.

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Laithwaite's launches iPad app

Published:  08 February, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has launched its first iPad app after seeing the number of orders its customers place using a tablet device soar.

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Laithewaite's launches iPad app

Published:  08 February, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has launched its first iPad app after seeing the number of orders its customers place using a tablet device soar.

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WIA launches wine fraud initiative

Published:  08 February, 2013

The Wine Investment Association has teamed up with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to provide better protection for the wine industry and increase consumer confidence.

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Vote for the most influential person in wine in IWC poll

Published:  08 February, 2013

To help mark its 30 year anniversary the International Wine Challenge is looking to recognise the person who the trade thinks has been the biggest influence in wine over the last three decades.

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English Wine Producers heads to ProWein

Published:  08 February, 2013

English Wine Producers is to exhibit at ProWein for the first time, marking a significant new focus on wine markets outside the UK.

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Drinks industry shows increasing web presence

Published:  08 February, 2013

The Whisky Shop is currently sitting at the top of the drinks industry listings at 12th place in the Sitemorse 500 best-performing UK retail websites in Q1.

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Jenny Mackenzie joins the hordes at Bibendum's annual tasting, February 6

Published:  07 February, 2013

Bibendum's annual tasting always has a party atmosphere, more like a fashion or art event than a conventional trade tasting. The vast, multi-room, ex-industrial building, The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, suited the various themes, activities and zoning of individual wine countries. Bibendum's in-house design team fits out the spaces with the same on-trend flair as the décor of bars and clubs.

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Increased web presence for drinks in Sitemorse top 500

Published:  07 February, 2013

The Whisky Shop is currently sitting at the top of the drinks industry listings at 12th place in the Sitemorse 500 best-performing UK retail websites in Q1.

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UK retail sales see January uplift

Published:  07 February, 2013

UK retail sales increased 1.9% in January on the previous year, despite the snow, and is the largest year-on-year rise since 2011, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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UK to remain top wine importer, despite projected slump

Published:  06 February, 2013

Still wine sales in the UK are set to decline for another five years, as consumers scale back on consumption but trade up to more expensive bottles, according to Vinexpo.

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