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Beer duty escalator leaves £150m 'black hole'

Published:  13 March, 2013

The Treasury is facing a £150 million 'black hole' in the Budget this year due to increases in beer tax, according to the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA).

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Minimum pricing in death throes

Published:  13 March, 2013

David Cameron's plan for minimum alcohol pricing are set to be axed, according to reports.

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London International Wine Fair will be "solid event" say organisers

Published:  12 March, 2013

The London International Wine Fair organisers have said they are positive that "2013 will be a solid event", despite some high profile dropouts. LIWF anticipates the fair at London's ExCeL centre will have over 500 exhibitors and 10,000 trade visitors.

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Union warning as Diageo announces £100m restructure

Published:  12 March, 2013

Unite the union has warned Diageo that is must not make its UK and Irish workforces pay for business realignment in its...

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Mangrove to distribute Blackwell rum

Published:  12 March, 2013

Mangrove is to distribute Jamaican rum brand Blackwell. The rum was created by music entrepreneur Chris Blackwell who founded Island Records.

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Banrock Station launches Vote for Nature campaign

Published:  12 March, 2013

Accolade Wine is to donate £100,000 to the National Trust as part of a tie-up with the conservation charity and its Banrock Station brand.

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Basset judge on sherry and food matching competition

Published:  12 March, 2013

UK sommelier and hotelier Gerard Basset OBE will be joining the judging panel of The Sherry Institute of Spain's bi-annual international food and sherry matching competition.

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Morrisons bolsters wine team

Published:  08 March, 2013

Morrisons has appointed Mark Jarman as head of wine operations as it looks to set up a UK bottling operation.

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Laithwaite's triumphs at Judgment of Parsons Green with English sparkling wine

Published:  06 March, 2013

A sparkling wine grown by Laithwaite's Wine co-founder Barbara Laithwaite and her friend Cherry Thompson has picked up first prize at the Judgment of Parsons Green.

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Cobevco fills its 1.5 billionth bottle

Published:  06 March, 2013

Cobevco, the bottling arm of Quinn Glass, has passed the 1.5 billion bottles landmark after six years in operation.

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Laithwaite's renews Affordable Art Fair sponsorship

Published:  05 March, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has renewed its sponsorship of the Affordable Art Fair in London.

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New hire as Buckingham Schenk looks to the on-trade

Published:  05 March, 2013

Buckingham Schenk has hired Sheryl Foster as national accounts manager as it looks to build sales in the on-trade.

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Geoffrey Dean gets the lowdown on the 2012 Bordeaux vintage

Published:  01 March, 2013

A recce of the Left and Right Banks in late February led this correspondent to conclude that critics and judges alike should be pleasantly surprised when they descend on Bordeaux next month for the annual en primeur tastings.

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Romanian Pinot 'surprisingly good' says Halewood

Published:  01 March, 2013

Halewood Romania has launched a "surprisingly good Pinot Noir campaign" in a bid to encourage the UK wine trade to look at the quality and value of its wine.

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Oddbins' head buyer Emma Nichols departs

Published:  01 March, 2013

Oddbins' head buyer Emma Nichols has left the business, Harpers can reveal.

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Oddbins on track for profit despite £1.1m loss in first months of new company

Published:  01 March, 2013

Oddbins has insisted it is on track to make a profit within three years after it reported a £1.1 million loss in the first months of operation under new management in 2011.

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Arabella Woodrow to head up wine at Broadland Wineries

Published:  01 March, 2013


Arabella Woodrow MW is to join Broadland Wineries, the specialist bottling and packing company, as its first wine director.

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Liberty Wines latest agent to skip LIWF

Published:  01 March, 2013

Liberty Wines has confirmed it will not be exhibiting at the London International Wine Fair for the first time in the company's history.

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Wickham Vineyard back in business

Published:  01 March, 2013

Wickham Vineyard has reopened following a buyout from administration by its former manager Wilhelm Mead.

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Sotheby's wine sales above estimates

Published:  01 March, 2013

Sotheby's latest Finest and Rarest Wines auction surpassed expectations as investors and wealthy individuals battled it out for bottles of Châteaux Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion.

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