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Jacobs Creek launches consumer focus campaign

Published:  18 November, 2009

Pernod Ricard UK is launching a new, high impact festive campaign for Jacob's Creek which aims to engage with consumers by connecting through shared values.

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Day joins La Riojana

Published:  17 November, 2009

Former sales director of Ehrmanns Nick Day, has been appointed sales director for UK and Europe for the Argentine Fairtrade based co-operative La Riojana.

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Majestic toast higher profits

Published:  17 November, 2009

The decision to cut its minimum order to six bottles has paid off for Majestic Wine as first half results show pre-tax profits are up 9% to £6.1m in the six months to the end of September.

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Wines in the Press- November 11-13

Published:  17 November, 2009

The Guardian

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Book highlights industry action on harmful drinking

Published:  16 November, 2009

International beer, wine and spirits companies say a new book demonstrates their commitment to reducing harmful drinking.

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Majestic toasts half-year success

Published:  16 November, 2009

Majestic's new strategy of allowing customers to buy six bottles instead of full cases has paid off, according to the wine retailer's latest figures.

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Skinner 'recommends untried wines'

Published:  16 November, 2009

Australian wine critic Matt Skinner is facing criticism for recommending wines that have yet to be bottled.

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Waitrose´s Howard-Sneyd warns of "catastrophic" future

Published:  13 November, 2009

The future of wine retailing in the UK is at a crossroads and if it follows the wrong path it could be "catastrophic" for the industry, warned Waitrose´s Justin Howard-Sneyd speaking at today´s Wine Future 09 in Rioja.

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Deadline day for First Quench bids

Published:  13 November, 2009

Bakery chain Greggs is thought to be among the bidders for parts of the First Quench estate in time for today's deadline for initial expressions of interest.

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Parker defends grenache tasting to angry Rioja producers

Published:  13 November, 2009

Robert Parker has defended his decision to host a mass grenache masterclass tasting at the Wine Future 09 conference in Rioja after fierce criticism from local producers.

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Wine labels as confusing as Chinese, says Robert Joseph

Published:  13 November, 2009


Wine labels and brands are as confusing to consumers as a menu written in Chinese, according to the writer and producer Robert Joseph.

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Philippe Coulon joins Undurraga

Published:  12 November, 2009

Former Moët & Chandon head winemaker Philippe Coulon has joined the Undurraga team as a consultant to strengthen its New World sparkling ranges.

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Companies need recession-proof strategies, warns Wine Future

Published:  12 November, 2009


Drinks companies that have not implemented a separate strategy for the recession and the future need to act now, according to Constellation´s David Cunningham speaking at the Wine Future Rioja 2009 conference.

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John Stephenson & Sons goes into administration

Published:  12 November, 2009

The business advisory firm, Deloitte has been appointed joint administrators of Lancashire based John Stephenson & Sons (Nelson) Ltd and Wharton Wade Wines Ltd.

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New boutique hotel from D&D London

Published:  11 November, 2009

D&D London, formerly known as Conran Restaurants, has agreed plans to develop an 80-bedroom luxury boutique hotel in Moorgate. 

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George of Stamford wins wine list award

Published:  11 November, 2009

The overall winner of the Condé Nast Johansens Champagne Taittinger Wine List Awards 2010, for the best individual establishment in UK and Ireland, was the George of Stamford in Lincolnshire.

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More job losses at First Quench

Published:  11 November, 2009

The administrators of First Quench Retailing, which trades as the Threshers, Wine Rack, The Local, Haddows, Bottoms Up and Victoria Wine brands, have announced a further 35 redundancies at head office today.

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WSTA urges duty cut on wine and spirits

Published:  10 November, 2009

The WSTA is urging the government to cut duty on wine and spirits when VAT is restored to its standard 17.5% at the end of December.

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Top award for The Rutland

Published:  10 November, 2009

The Rutland in Edinburgh was awarded a top honour at The Champagne Taittinger Condé Nast Johansens Wine List of the Year Awards 2010, held in London last night (November 9).

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Whisky workers to continue fight

Published:  10 November, 2009

The chief executive of Diageo was met with angry workers at the Johnnie Walker whisky plant in Kimarnock who say they would continue to fight to keep it open.

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