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More FQR stores close - but Wine Rack lives on

Published:  30 November, 2009

A further 391 First Quench stores are to close - but there is good news about the future of the Wine Rack brand.

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Catherine Monahan, Clink! Wines comment

Published:  27 November, 2009


As the trade collectively winces from the losses, we cannot help but ask: What will the state of the off-licence business be over time? What impact will Thresher's demise have on the industry? Paradoxically, in the fullness of time, could this disaster be a good thing for the industry?

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Lidl leads the way on Champagne deals

Published:  25 November, 2009

 

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Morrisons slashes price of Champagne

Published:  19 November, 2009

Morrisons is cutting the cost of some Champagnes to below half price, including Bollinger at £17.95.

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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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Waitrose sweeps convenience market

Published:  25 September, 2009

UK supermarket chain Waitrose is poised to move into the convenience market pinned on new deals with Welcome Break and Boots and in a move that could double the number of its grocery stores.

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Waitrose buyers invite customers on trips

Published:  16 September, 2009

Waitrose wine buyers plan to take consumers on organised wine and gourmet tours in an attempt to educate them about their wine range.

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Wines in the press - September 11-13

Published:  15 September, 2009

Guardian


For a taste of "summer and winter in a single gulp", Victoria Moore suggests Pineau des Charentes, because "it has the combination of fresh harvest fruit and throat-burning Cognac".

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Wines in the press - September 4-6

Published:  08 September, 2009

Guardian

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Bordeaux Wine Council teams up with Lovefilm

Published:  18 August, 2009

The Bordeaux Wine Council and Lovefilm.com have teamed up with a number of major supermarkets in an a new promotional initiative.

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Wines in the press - August 14-16

Published:  18 August, 2009

The Guardian

Whirrrr; or, more accurately, crunch-clack, isn't as satisfying as a pop, but increasingly this is the sound we hear when we open a wine bottle, says Victoria Moore.

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The Pink Pound

Published:  17 August, 2009

Harpers Wine & Spirit devised the ultimate rosé tasting to gauge reaction from the trade.

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VK Vodka clinches Threshers and Sainsbury's deals

Published:  28 July, 2009

Ready to drink vodka brand VK Vodka Kick has secured deals with Threshers and Sainsburys to stock four of its flavoured vodkas.

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Wines in the Press 16/17 May 2009

Published:  19 May, 2009

What the wine critics have to say in the press this weekend.

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Alcohol helps to boost Waitrose sales

Published:  12 March, 2009

Alcohol sales were one of the few highlights of Waitrose's trading year in 2008.

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Wines in the Press, January 24-25

Published:  26 January, 2009


Our review of what the national wine critics had to say this last weekend, January 24-25

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Wines in the Press, January 10-11

Published:  13 January, 2009

The Observer

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Morrisons offers New Year bargains

Published:  05 January, 2009

Morrisons is entering the New Year with a range of discounts on branded wines.

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Tojaki and top shelf...

Published:  24 November, 2008

Botrytis Masterclass on Friday in Soho - tasted a 1959 Steinberger Riesling TBA. OMG, a reverential hush descended on the room and cruised home later on a cloud of euphoria with still the taste of caramelised quince in my mouth.

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Grand Marnier launches supermarket sampling campaign

Published:  17 November, 2008

Grand Marnier has launched a sampling programme as it bids to enhance the liqueur's usage during the autumn and winter months. Text

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