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Diageo lines up new global brand director for Smirnoff

Published:  10 September, 2013

Diageo has appointed Matt Bruhn global brand director for Smirnoff, with effect from 1 October, reporting to David Gates, head of premium...

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England's first biodynamic winery launches two new wines

Published:  10 September, 2013

Less than three years after launching the UK's first accredited biodynamic wine, Sedlescombe has brought out two more.

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Simon Rogan opens his second Manchester restaurant

Published:  10 September, 2013

Award-winning chef Simon Rogan is opening Mr Cooper's House & Garden, his second restaurant to launch this year at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, on September 12.

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Absolut Vodka to roll out new global brand campaign

Published:  10 September, 2013

Absolut Vodka is rolling out a new global brand campaign that builds on its already close affiliation with the art world by linking up with four cutting-edge artists.

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Anna Greenhous looks in to the different types and styles of sake

Published:  10 September, 2013

Anna Greenhous continues her series looking in to the specialist Japanese drink: sake. This month she explores the many different styles of sake.

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Douglas Blyde enjoys fine dining courtesy of First Great Western's Pullman service

Published:  10 September, 2013

Douglas Blyde samples First Great Western's Pullman Service, the last train service in Europe to offer freshly prepared food paired with the finest wines.

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Bibendum to host workshop on creating the perfect wine list

Published:  09 September, 2013
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Liberty Wines introduces new cider, beer and spirits range

Published:  09 September, 2013
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Jo Seymour-Taylor, Stir Public Relations

Published:  09 September, 2013

Jo Seymour-Taylor, board director Stir Public Relations, picks out her wine and drinking choices

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Carol Emmas: putting reduced and lower alcohol wines to the test

Published:  09 September, 2013
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Mark Fiddes: what happens when you try and re-enact that Southern Comfort commercial

Published:  09 September, 2013

Does advertising really work? I decided to find out last week by re-enacting the Southern Comfort commercial. My audience was several hundred innocent Catalans on the Costa Dorada. Temperature: 32 degrees celsius.

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Q&A: Jacques Savary de Beauregard, head sommelier, Home House

Published:  09 September, 2013

Helen Arnold talks to Jacques Savary de Beauregard, head sommelier, at the member's only and achingly cool media hangout Home House in London's West End.

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Enotria takes to the road with 30 producers

Published:  06 September, 2013

Enotria is taking up to 30 of its wine producers around the country to meet independent merchants and key on-trade customers as part of its autumn roadshow series.

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On-trade lost out during the lot hot summer, says WSTA report

Published:  06 September, 2013

The long hot summer has proved to be a real test for the on-trade with alcohol sales down by 6% over the last 12 weeks, according to the latest Wine and Spirit Trade Associationmarket report.

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Eight new Masters of Wine have been announced

Published:  06 September, 2013

Eight new Masters of Wine have been announced taking the total number of MWs around the world to 312 in 24 countries.

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Richard Siddle: let's give our support to trade colleagues in troubled Lebanon

Published:  06 September, 2013

News of wine crops across France being devastated by hail storms remind us all what a precarious life being a wine producer is. No matter how well your business might be doing, or how many trade listings you have, all that can stand for nothing if your vineyard happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when Mother Nature comes calling.

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Call for trade to show support for wines from Lebanon

Published:  06 September, 2013
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Gaucho buys first Argentinian restaurant

Published:  06 September, 2013

Gaucho Group, the UK based Argentinian specialist restaurant group, has made its first entrance in to the South American restaurant scene with the purchase of Sucre restaurant and bar in Buenos Aires.

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Gaucho buys first restaurant in Argentina

Published:  06 September, 2013

Gaucho Group, the UK based Argentinian specialist restaurant group, has made its first entrance in to the South American restaurant scene with the purchase of Sucre restaurant and bar in Buenos Aires.

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Ben Smith on why the Beautiful South tasting really is something different

Published:  06 September, 2013

The news that three of the major generic wine bodies were joining forces to present their wines in one single tasting in 2013 was greeted with plenty of enthusiasm in many quarters.  There has been a growing feeling in recent years that the single 'Wines of Xxx' tastings, which have served both exhibitors and visitors well over several years, have become jaded and predictable, and therefore all too easily avoidable.

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