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Symington named Douro Personality of the Year

Published:  26 July, 2013

The Portuguese Prime Minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, presented Paul Symington the Douro Personality of the Year award at a ceremony earlier this week.

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Croft Pink creates cocktail range to help promote new website

Published:  26 July, 2013

Croft Pink has launched a new website, croftpink.com, to try and further show consumers how Port can be drunk on different occasions and how well Croft Pink is suitable for cocktails.

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Industry welcomes lower underage drinking figures

Published:  26 July, 2013

The drinks industry has largely welcomed the latest round of official figures that show a continued downward trend in the numbers of young people drinking in the UK.

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Ceviche to open pop-up restaurant at Heathrow

Published:  26 July, 2013

Martin Morales of Peruvian restaurant Ceviche and Virgin Atlantic are joining forces to open the airline's first ever...

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Bobby Chinn to bring Vietnamese cuisine to Soho

Published:  26 July, 2013

Bobby Chinn will bring his acclaimed Vietnamese cuisine to London's Soho this autumn as he opens House of...

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Mark Fiddes: The Prosecco Ultimatum

Published:  25 July, 2013

"The name's Battistella...Andrea Battistella. Licensed to Chill. Special mission to track down fake Prosecco...

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Drinks writers run Ardbeg Half Marathon in memory of Alan Lodge

Published:  25 July, 2013

A team of over 20 drinks writers and representatives of Scottish whiksy distillery, Ardbeg, are to take part in the annual Islay Half Marathon on August 3 to help raise money for the National Brain Appeal in memory of Alan Lodge of The Spirits Business who died from a brain haemorrhage aged just 29 last year.

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Syrian winery defies war to supply wine to European restaurants

Published:  24 July, 2013

Syrian winery, Domaine Bargylus, continues to go to extraordinary lengths to get its wines from a war zone to the elite wine lists of Europe.

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Glenn Caton to quit Laithwaite's to join Cadbury's owner Mondel?z

Published:  24 July, 2013

Glenn Caton is to leave his postion as managing director of Laithwaite's Wine to join Mondel?z, owner of confectionery giant Cadbury's.

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Wines of South Africa starts recruitment drive for new chief

Published:  22 July, 2013

Wines of South Africa is formally advertising for a new chief executive to replace Su Birch (pictured) who stands down following the Beautiful South tasting in September.

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Carol Emmas - why keeping it simple works every time

Published:  22 July, 2013

Lately there seems to be just too much choice in life and it's tiring. For instance, only a few years ago we had just five TV stations, now there are hundreds and it takes forever to pick a channel if you're just lazily scrolling through via remote control. Then take social media; if you want to keep up with what is going on there is Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and blogs galore. We could lose days of our lives on Twitter alone choosing what links we want to click on to. If you totted up all the minutes spent making across-the-board choices, I reckon we'd lose months of our lives.

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Make your nominations in Harpers Spanish Wine Awards

Published:  22 July, 2013

Harpers is looking to recognise the best retailers, on-trade operators and wholesalers involved in selling and promoting Spanish wine in the UK in the first Spanish Wine Awards.

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Bibendum's Instil Drinks Co takes on specialist spirits staff

Published:  22 July, 2013

Instil Drinks Co, the new beers and spirits business set up by Bibendum, continues to recruit senior specialilst staff to help...

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Investment schemes open the door for UK drinks firms

Published:  22 July, 2013

The UK drinks industry is fast becoming one of the hottest areas of investment, with wineries and brewers finding increasingly innovative ways to raise money.

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Published:  20 July, 2013
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LWF should ban wine tasting, says Lockspeiser

Published:  19 July, 2013

The revamped London Wine Fair should consider not allowing any wine tasting at next year's show and put the emphasis 100% on how the wines look on-shelf if it is to really make next year's show at Olympia stand out as different from previous fairs.

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Douglas Blyde meets distiller Olivier Blanc

Published:  19 July, 2013

"I was officially in charge of half the world of perfume," says Olivier Blanc, leaning forward from his director's...

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Q&A: Accolade's Paul Schaafsma on future trends

Published:  19 July, 2013

Paul Schaafsma, Accolade's general manager for the UK, Ireland and AMESCA, looks at the biggest...

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Michael Karam: The alcohol revival in Lebanon

Published:  19 July, 2013

Greetings from Lebanon, where I can report that Levantine innovation has rekindled its affair with all forms of... 

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Qubit: Beers Wines and Spirits Online Benchmark Report

Published:  19 July, 2013

This Qubit benchmark looks at the onsite effectiveness of some of the UK's most popular alcohol retailers' websites. It uses industry best practice criteria to analyse the performance of each site against set customer user journeys.

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