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Tuscan wine 'illegally blended'

Published:  17 December, 2009

Italian wine producers face a dent to their reputation and an undermining of their appellation system after authorities have discovered that 10m litres of Tuscan wine may have been illegally blended.

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Four in 10 consumers 'spending more on wine'

Published:  17 December, 2009

A survey has found that almost four in 10 wine drinkers will be spending more on wine this Christmas.

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Inverarity Vaults opens Edinburgh branch

Published:  17 December, 2009

Scotland's largest independent wine merchant, Inverarity Vaults, has opened a further new outlet in Edinburgh in addition to its Glasgow branch which opened in 2007.

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Parents warned about underage drinking

Published:  17 December, 2009

England's chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson has said that parents who allow their children alcohol could be increasing their chances of becoming binge drinkers later in life.

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Extra time for VAT price updates

Published:  16 December, 2009

Retailers have been given until the end of January to update price labels to take account of the new 17.5% VAT rate.

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Inspirit bags King's Ginger

Published:  16 December, 2009

Inspirit Brands has been appointed by Berry Bros & Rudd to handle the UK distribution of its King's Ginger liqueur.

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Restaurants face bleak new year after bumper Christmas week

Published:  16 December, 2009

 

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Two MWs shortlisted for book awards

Published:  15 December, 2009

Two Masters of Wine have been shortlisted for the 2009 André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards.

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Bottle Green takes on Goldridge Estate

Published:  15 December, 2009

Leeds based importer Bottle Green Ltd has announced a new partnership with the New Zealand producer Goldridge Estate. 

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Wines in the press - December 11-14

Published:  15 December, 2009

The Guardian

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AFW extends Sommelier of the Year Competition

Published:  14 December, 2009

The Academy of Food & Wine has extended the deadline for the 2010 UK Sommelier of the Year competition to December 31.

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New premium wines from Cellier des Dauphins

Published:  14 December, 2009

Rhône producer Cellier des Dauphins, has developed three new premium wines for the UK market.

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Drinkaware gets £15m funding

Published:  14 December, 2009

The drinks industry has pledged £5 million a year for the next three years to continue the funding for Drinkaware.

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Wine firms consult over merger

Published:  14 December, 2009

A merger between Constellation Brands and Australian Vintage could be a step nearer following reports that both companies have asked for informal clearance for the deal.

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LIWF given new look for 2010

Published:  11 December, 2009

The 2010 London International Wine Fair (LIWF) will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new look and easier traffic flow.

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Oxford Wine Company grows

Published:  11 December, 2009

The Oxford Wine Company is expanding with the purchase of Bona Wines, a Gloucestershire-based wholesale company.

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Yellow Tail boss in blackmail case

Published:  11 December, 2009

An Australian court has commenced proceedings against a 67-year-old man accused of blackmailing John Casella - the owner of Yellow Tail producer Casella Wines - for more than A$5 million.

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La Tour D'Argent raises €1.5 million in wine sale

Published:  10 December, 2009

The sale of part of the legendary La Tour D'Argent's cellar in Paris raised €1.54 million following a two-day auction.

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Jancis Robinson website gets cellar management upgrade

Published:  10 December, 2009


Jancis Robinson's website is being upgraded to enable its near 40,000 tasting notes to be compatible with CellarTracker and VinCellar cellar management systems.

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Australia launches green scheme

Published:  10 December, 2009

Australian winemakers have launched a national and international voluntary certification scheme that aims to highlight their green credientials.

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