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Currency update, August 4 : sterling stops short of key level

Published:  04 August, 2010

Sterling hit a new 6 month high against the US dollar yesterday after improved sentiment towards the UK and concerns over the state of the US recovery.

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Gondola teams up with toptable in wine promotion

Published:  04 August, 2010

Online wine retailer Gondola has teamed up with toptable.com, the restaurant review and booking website, to promote exclusive cases of wine.

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Larry Cherubino Wines awarded Australian Winery of the Year

Published:  03 August, 2010

Western Australia producer, Larry Cherubino Wines has been awarded James Halliday's Winery of the Year in the just released 2011 Australian Wine Companion.

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Small firms hit by cutbacks in bank lending

Published:  03 August, 2010


Lending to the UK's small business community is in decline, according to figures from the British Bankers Association.

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London Assembly calls on Mayor to protect local shops

Published:  03 August, 2010

The London Assembly has called on The Mayor of London to give more support what it calls "cornered" shops.

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Manchester to consider imposing minimum price on alcohol

Published:  03 August, 2010

Greater Manchester's local councils are considering setting a minimum price for the sale of alcohol.

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Super premium launch for Mount Gay Rum

Published:  03 August, 2010

First Drinks has extended its Mount Gay Rum range with an ultra premium addition.

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Currency update, August 3: sterling hits six month high against dollar

Published:  03 August, 2010

Currency update for August 3 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling hits six month high against dollar
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Dalmore to invest £1 million in visitor attraction

Published:  02 August, 2010

The Dalmore distillery has announced a £1 million investment with the aim to create one of the country's best whisky related attractions.

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Wines in the press - July 28-August1

Published:  02 August, 2010

Guardian
There are many good things to drink when it is hot including iced coffee, Lapsang Souchong, non-alcoholic cocktails and of course wine, says Victoria Moore.

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Currency update, August 2: strong week for sterling

Published:  02 August, 2010

Currency update for August 2 from Smart Currency Exchange: investors positive about UK's prospects after sterling puts in a strong performance.

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FranceAgriMer to sponsor Royal Court Theatre

Published:  30 July, 2010

French trade body, FranceAgriMer has announced a partnership with London's Royal Court Theatre as part of its 2010 French Quality Wines UK campaign.

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Pound hits 5-month high vs. Dollar

Published:  30 July, 2010

The pound continued its strong run against the dollar, hitting a five month high but narrowly failed to break the €1.20/ £1 barrier.

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Sud de France announces sommelier competition finals

Published:  30 July, 2010

The Sud de France Sommelier Competition will be holding its finals in September.

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VIP Producer - Winegrowers of Ara

Published:  29 July, 2010

Ara is a large, single estate in Marlborough at the confluence of Marlborough's Wairau and Waihopai rivers. It lies on a 1,600ha terrace laid down by the river systems that existed 20,000 years ago. To the Maori people of New Zealand, Ara means "pathway".

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Richard Siddle dines at The Milroy

Published:  29 July, 2010

Walking into The Milroy you feel like you've stepped up a notch or two in social class, which is all part of its new-found appeal. Previously you were only able to dine here if you were rich enough to pay the membership fee for what is essentially a private casino - Les Ambassadeurs Club.

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Boost for Georgian wine industry

Published:  29 July, 2010

The European Union has taken the unprecedented step of agreeing to protect the Geographical Indications of Georgia.

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Guala Closures acquires Bulgarian company, Danik

Published:  29 July, 2010

Guala Closures Group, has acquired Bulgarian company Danik.

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Naked Wines shortlisted for Orange Innovation Award

Published:  29 July, 2010

Norwich based retailer, Naked Wines has been shortlisted for the Orange Innovation Award 2010, as part of the National Business Awards.

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Currency update, July 29: sterling stays strong

Published:  29 July, 2010

Currency update for July 29 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling rides the waves.
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