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Douglas Blyde gets his hands dirty in a "cook off" competition with Cloudy Bay

Published:  14 October, 2013
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Mike Paul on why New Zealand faces a critical year ahead

Published:  14 October, 2013

The next 12 months will be a critical period for New Zealand's wine producers.

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Published:  12 October, 2013
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Oddbins "positive" about double-digit growth

Published:  11 October, 2013

Oddbins is on track to report double-digit growth for 2013 compared to last year, according to wine buyer, Ana Sapungui.

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Asda: Income Tracker Report

Published:  11 October, 2013

In this comprehensive analysis of the spending power of the average UK consumer, Asda has assessed the situation in all areas of the country and not only looks at how the financial crisis has changed consumers' shopping behaviour now, but looks at how they are going to change in the coming years.

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Asda is using social media to drive sales and get closer to consumers

Published:  11 October, 2013

Asda is maximising the value of social media, according to its chief marketing officer Stephen Smith.

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Published:  11 October, 2013
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Richard Siddle: have we got news for you...

Published:  11 October, 2013

When Lennon & McCartney wrote the famous line "I read the news today, oh boy" way back in 1967 the chances are it would have been in the pages of a newspaper. If they had been penning that lyric today, then "the news" could have come from Twitter, Facebook,  a mobile app, a YouTube video, or a link to a website anywhere in the world.

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Mark Fiddes: what to do with those "Undrinkable" bottles you bring back from holiday

Published:  11 October, 2013
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Grocery industry needs to drive trust via transparency and traceability, says IGD chief

Published:  11 October, 2013

The grocery industry needs to have a revolution in transparency and traceability if it is to rebuild consumer trust, according to Joanne Denney-Finch, chief executive of the IGD, speaking at its 2013 convention in London this week.

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Bombay Sapphire has grand plans for its new UK distillery

Published:  11 October, 2013

Bacardi claims its new Bombay Sapphire distillery and visitor centre in Laverstoke, Hampshire, will give the gin industry a user experience to rival the Scotch whisky market and bring the Bombay Sapphire brand alive.

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Ted Sandbach: three cheers to Oz Clarke for speaking out on supermarket discounted wine

Published:  10 October, 2013
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Published:  10 October, 2013
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Independents back Oz Clarke's exposure of supermarket half-price wine deals

Published:  10 October, 2013

Wine critic Oz Clarke has been applauded today by many in the trade for putting the spotlight on half-price wine deals in the major supermarkets on this week's edition of the BBC TV consumer affairs programme Watchdog.

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Published:  10 October, 2013
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Published:  10 October, 2013
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Harvest in Napa Valley is the earliest since late 1980s

Published:  10 October, 2013

While the harvest throughout much of Europe started abnormally late due to the extended winter and cold spring, the Napa Valley in California has experienced its earliest start to a vintage since the late 1980s.

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Gerard Basset to take part in trade wine clinic at France Summit

Published:  10 October, 2013

Master sommelier and former World Sommelier of the year, Gerard Basset, is to take part in a special wine clinic at this month's Harpers France Summit, in which he will give his expert, personal advice on how best to source, range, price and promote French wines on a wine list.

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Carol Emmas: Is Booths changing the face of multiple wine retailing?

Published:  10 October, 2013

I imagine there are a fair few supermarkets currently feeling a bit hot under the collar after Booths moved the goalposts to install a By The Glass 64-bottle wine-dispensing system in its Knutsford store.

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Published:  10 October, 2013
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