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Consumers face massive price hikes for Christmas drinks

Published:  18 December, 2012

Consumers are facing a massive price hike for their average Christmas drinks shop if government proposals on minimum pricing go ahead, the Wine & Spirits Trade Association has warned.

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How Champagne will be one of the cheapest parts of this year's Christmas dinner

Published:  10 December, 2012


Whilst the cost of much of our Christmas dinner has soared in the last five years, the average price of the cheapest bottle of Champagne is nearly 10% cheaper.

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Douglas Blyde on the Suntory Japanese whisky tastings taking place at Roast

Published:  02 November, 2012

Zoran Peric of Cellar Trends hosted a tasting of Japanese whiskies from Suntory as part of a series of masterclasses being held at London's Roast restaurant in the eaves of Borough Market. The tasting began with a pretty, tart "Shard Sour" invented by bar manager, Sebastien Guesdon. "Every barman wants to leave behind a legacy which survives them," said Guesdon, dispensing the subtly smoky Suntory Hakushu (pronounced "pronounced ?Hack-shoo") 12 year-old single malt blended with lemon juice, egg white, and cherry, which represents Japan's most celebrated blossom.

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González Byass puts in strong sales performance

Published:  26 October, 2012

González Byass has finished its financial year up with "really good growth on wine and Tio Pepe", says marketing director Jeremy Rockett.

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Liberty Wines appointed UK agent for Valdespino sherries

Published:  25 October, 2012

Liberty Wines has been appointed exclusive UK agent for Valdespino, one of the oldest Sherry bodegas in Jerez de la Frontera.

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At Your Service events - October and November

Published:  17 October, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade events in October and November.

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'Liquid poetry?' - Robert Burns Single Malt

Published:  28 September, 2012

Scotch whisky producer, Isle of Arran Distillers, has just re-launched its Robert Burns Single Malt, a multi-vintage edition.

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Tony Laithwaite and Hugh Johnson discuss wine trends

Published:  28 September, 2012

Wine scoring and trends were two of the subjects discussed between Tony Laithwaite, head of Laithwaite's Wine, and wine writer Hugh Johnson at this year's Henley Literary Festival.

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Patrick Sandeman dies in skydiving accident

Published:  24 September, 2012

Leading wine merchant Patrick Sandeman has been killed in a freak skydiving accident in Cambridgeshire over the weekend.

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Wines from Spain Awards announces winning wines

Published:  19 September, 2012

Judging for the Wines from Spain Awards is now complete, with 110 winning wines chosen and 19 selected as 'champions' for their outstanding examples.

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Isle of Arran re-launches Robert Burns multi-vintage edition

Published:  12 September, 2012

Scotch whisky producer, Isle of Arran Distillers, has just re-launched its Robert Burns Single Malt, a multi-vintage edition.

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Whisky brands recommend food pairings

Published:  07 September, 2012

With Bowmore teaming up with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage to launch a series of recipes to match its range, we ask a handful of whisky brands to tell us what food works well with their wee drams.

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Sherry Institute of Spain announces Great Sherry Tasting

Published:  06 September, 2012

The Sherry Institute of Spain has announced its Great Sherry Tasting - designed to showcase the largest collection of sherries in the UK - will be held in September.

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The Balvenie Fifty marks malt master's lengthy career

Published:  06 September, 2012

The 50-year career of Balvenie's malt master David Stewart is being celebrated with the launch of a rare limited edition, The Balvenie Fifty.

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Tasting offers 'widest range of sherries' in UK

Published:  26 July, 2012

Claiming to showcase the largest collection of sherries in the UK, the Great Sherry Tasting will take place on September 17.

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Obituary: Amyas John Symington

Published:  16 July, 2012

Amyas John Symington died on June 28 2012 in northern Portugal.

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Beltrán Domecq appointed president of sherry council

Published:  10 July, 2012

Beltrán Domecq has become the new president of the Board of the Consejo Regulador, where he will help to decide the future of sherry alongside growers and winemakers.

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At Your Service events - July and August

Published:  05 July, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade events for July and August.

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Harveys encourages consumers to 'take a moment'

Published:  04 July, 2012

Harveys Bristol Cream is to drive sales through recruiting new consumers and re-engaging with the old in the first of two on-pack promotions.

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The Balvenie launches anniversary batch

Published:  29 June, 2012

The Balvenie Distillery has released The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5 to coincide with malt master David Stewart's 50th year at the company.

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