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November bulk wine prices

Published:  02 December, 2013

Keep on top of the latest bulk wine prices with the latest spreadsheet from bulk wine brokers, Murphy Wine Company, for November 2013.

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Andrew Park on protecting customers from wine investment scams

Published:  02 December, 2013

We regularly hear of fine wine investment companies going bump and customers' supposed holdings turning out to be non-existent. Wine trade law specialist Andrew Park of  APP Wine Lawlooks what reputable merchants can do to ensure that their customers are not at risk.

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Published:  29 November, 2013
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Published:  29 November, 2013
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Published:  29 November, 2013
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Pernod Ricard switches more of its advertising budget to digital and social media

Published:  28 November, 2013

An increasing proportion of Pernod Ricard's UK advertising budget is being spent on social and digital media, as traditional media consumption continues to decline, according to managing director Denis O'Flynn.

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Published:  28 November, 2013
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'Decade of Rum' report shines spotlight on authentic Caribbean rum

Published:  28 November, 2013

The global rum category has grown by 40% over the last 10 years and 24% in the UK, according to a new trade report, The Decade of Rum, produced by West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers'Association (WIRSPA).

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Jerry Lockspeiser: why we need to price wines on enjoyment not what they cost

Published:  28 November, 2013

Imagine for a moment that Champagne does not exist. The sparkling wine market is dominated by cava and prosecco with competition from the New World.  Consumers are accustomed to affordable, well made but largely uninspiring sparkling wines.

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English wines showcase new releases at East Anglian trade tasting

Published:  28 November, 2013

New Hall founder Piers Greenwood capped off a winning year with the release of his Sparkling English Rosé magnum at the East Anglian Vineyard Association's recent trade tasting.

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WIRSPA 'Decade of Rum' global market report

Published:  28 November, 2013

Comprehensive analysis of the global rum market over the last 10 years with the 'Decade of Rum' report from WIRSPA (West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers' Association).

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Majority of Champagne is not being sold "well" says Taittinger chief

Published:  27 November, 2013

Up to 70% of Champagne around the world is not being sold "well" and the major houses need to step up their act to protect the category, according to the head of Champagne Taittinger, Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger.

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Q&A: Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger on why Champagne houses must work harder to protect the category

Published:  27 November, 2013

Pierre Emmanuel Taittinger, head of Champagne Taittinger, says the major Champagne houses still have a lot of work to be done to make sure Champagne continues to be sold correctly and does not suffer from heavy price discounting that can damage its long term image.

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New Zealand wants to be the world's number one producer of lower alcohol wines

Published:  27 November, 2013

New Zealand wants to position itself as the "world's leading producer of high-quality, lower calorie and lower alcohol 'lifestyle' wines" in the biggest research project undertaken by the country's wine industry.

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Published:  27 November, 2013
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Specialist Korean cocktail bar opens at Kimchee in London

Published:  27 November, 2013

Korean cocktails featuring authentic spirits such as Soju and Hakushu will be the main focus of a new bar opening up downstairs at the Kimchee Korean restaurant in Holborn in London.

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Anne Krebiehl on showcasing Languedoc wines with St Chinian

Published:  27 November, 2013

The dichotomy, so commentators would have it, is between those who make their wines as they like them, think that the "market" has to "understand" their wines and are then disgruntled if sales do not materialise. The other camp - always implied to be less scrupulous somehow about nebulous concepts like "typicity" and "terroir" - look what the "market" might want, at a certain price point, proceed to provide it and sell it.

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Independents should target the "ethical" under-35 consumer says IGD

Published:  27 November, 2013

Specialist independent wine merchants and retailers looking to sell organic, Fairtrade and ethically sourced wine and spirits are urged to specifically target the under-35 age group as they are the most likely consumers to want to buy such products, according to new IGD research released today.

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Published:  26 November, 2013
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Published:  26 November, 2013
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