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Oddbins entreprenuer Nick Baile has died

Published:  10 October, 2013

Nick Baile, who was regarded as being one of the key figures in making Oddbins a national success in its heyday during the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

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Shortlist announced for Harpers French Wine Awards

Published:  10 October, 2013

The shortlist for the inaugural Harpers French Wine Awards has been announced and includes who the trade see as being the best performing retailers, supplilers and indiviudals in promoting and selling French wine in the UK.

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Morrisons bottles wines in the UK for the first time through Accolade Wines

Published:  07 October, 2013

Morrisons is to use Accolade Wines' bottling facility in Bristol as it looks to pack in the UK for the first time.

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Laurent-Perrier's Guillaume Deglise to replace Robert Beynat as chief executive of Vinexpo

Published:  04 October, 2013
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Luciann Flynn, director, Liberty Wines Apprentice Programme

Published:  04 October, 2013

We talk to Luciann Flynn about the Liberty Wines Apprentice Programme that looks to offer talented people the chance to further their careers in the wine trade with a two year apprenticeship at the company. It has just announced that Joanna Black of the restaurant, Riverstation, in Bristol is the seventh winner of the scheme.

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Morrisons wants to increase wine sales by £100m

Published:  04 October, 2013

Morrisons claims it has a minimum extra £100 million in sales to be gained from the wine category alone if it maximises its full potential, according to Steve Mosey, trading director for beers, wines and spirits.

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Tesco signs three-year business plan with Accolade Wines

Published:  04 October, 2013

Tesco has signed a three-year business plan with Accolade Wines, according to the producers of the number-one UK wine brand, Hardys.

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Bruno Paillard releases 2004 vintage and praises family-owned Champagne houses

Published:  04 October, 2013
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Morrisons Cellar is performing ahead of 'expectations' in first year of sales

Published:  03 October, 2013

Morrisons Cellar, the retailer's first online grocery offer, has surpassed the retailers' expectations in its first year of operation.

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London's only winery switches to Italy after turning down rotten French grapes

Published:  03 October, 2013

London Cru, the first central London winery, has had to turn away seven tonnes of grapes due to arrive from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley as the quality was not deemed to be up to scratch.

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Wine Business Solutions: What's the future for Australian Wine?

Published:  03 October, 2013

Following the recent Savour conference in Adelaide, Wine Business Solutions gives its assessment on the future challenges and opportunities for the Australian wine industry and asks the question: Was Savour the Saviour?

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Anne Krebiehl goes back in time with New Zealand's Rippon Vineyards

Published:  03 October, 2013

You rarely meet pioneers in 2013, but in the wine world it is still possible to encounter people who broke new ground. To taste their wines is a privilege. Yesterday's vertical of Rippon Vineyards Pinot Noir with vintages going back to 1990, presented by Lea & Sandeman, was a taste of early Central Otago viticulture, the 1990 being only the second commercial vintage coming from this stunning vineyard on the shore of Lake Wanaka.

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Fair spirits company brings Belize rum to the UK

Published:  03 October, 2013

The Fair spirits company has brought its premium rum to the UK, following success in France.

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Vivienne Franks calls on the trade to get behind Virginian wines

Published:  02 October, 2013

Vivienne Franks, in our latest AWEsome column, from the Association of Wine Educators, does her best to extol the virtues of the wines of Virginia.

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Published:  02 October, 2013
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Jerry Lockspeiser: let's show consumers the true cost of a bottle of wine

Published:  02 October, 2013

Jonathan Cahill's recent opinion piece about wine value, duty and consumer perception got me thinking. The central point of Jonathan's piece is that because alcohol duty is fixed it takes up a much bigger percentage of the retail price when the wine is cheap than when it is more expensive. Ergo we should be telling consumers that the higher the price they pay for a bottle of wine the more their money is buying wine rather than tax, so the better the value, and exponentially so.

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Published:  01 October, 2013
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Anna Greenhous on unusual styles of sake to enjoy on World Sake day

Published:  01 October, 2013

Anna Greenhous marks today's World Sake Day, with specialist tastings taking place in London, by taking an in-depth look at unusual types of sake.

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Heavy rain in Douro valley hits 2013 Port harvest

Published:  01 October, 2013

The 2013 Port harvest has been hit by heavy rain in the Douro valley, with 34mm falling on Pinhao last Friday and Saturday, and more expected today (Tuesday) and tomorrow.

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Q&A: Diego Somoza and Esperanza Asencio, Iberiandrinks

Published:  30 September, 2013

With an expanding portfolio, Iberiandrinks is intent on conquering all corners of the UK. Patricia Langton talks to its founders, Diego Somoza and Esperanza Asencio.

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