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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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Sud de France Festival returns

Published:  29 July, 2010

The Sud de France Festival will return to UK shores in 2010.

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Wine train rolls on

Published:  28 July, 2010

A leading drinks industry shipper is set to launch a new 'wine train' service in south-west England.

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Bring us your bottles

Published:  28 July, 2010

One of the leading South African alcoholic drinks producers, Distell, has launched a glass recycling scheme to encourage customers to return their empties.

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Bordeaux announces three-year plan to revitalise its wine industry

Published:  28 July, 2010

The Bordeaux Wine Council CIVB, intends to cut production levels of low cost wine as part of a three year strategy to fight the current challenges facing its industry.

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Wine and spirits rebound - LVMH

Published:  28 July, 2010

Luxury products group, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) has reported its wine and spirits division has made a strong return to growth in the first half of the year.

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Currency update, July 28: good day for sterling

Published:  28 July, 2010

Currency analysis for July 28 by Smart Currency Exchange: another good day for sterling.
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Appleton launches 30-year-old rum

Published:  27 July, 2010

Appleton Estate is launching a rare 30-year-old rum in the UK market that has a world wide distribution of less than 1500 bottles.

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South Australia heads to Harrods

Published:  27 July, 2010

South Australian wines will take centre stage at luxury London retailer, Harrods in August.

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Currency update, July 27: sterling rallies against the dollar

Published:  27 July, 2010

Currency update for July 27 from Smart Currency Exchange: sterling hits five month high against the dollar.
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Drinkaware to engage with parents in live web chat

Published:  27 July, 2010

Drinkaware will host a live web chat today to provide parents with advice about teenagers and alcohol.

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Wine shows signs of recovery - Rabobank

Published:  27 July, 2010

The wine industry is showing signs of recovery but high-end wine sales are still struggling in 2010, according to Rabobank's latest wine report.

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Currency update, July 26: pound rallies

Published:  26 July, 2010

Currency update for July 26: Sterling jumped sharply on Friday after stronger than expected economic data saw demand surge for the pound.

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Wines in the press - July 22-25

Published:  26 July, 2010

Guardian
According to Victoria Moore, what's pleasing about old wine is that it feels as if it talks to you.

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