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Proposed industrial action at Kuehne & Nagel threatens drinks deliveries

Published:  13 August, 2013

Deliveries of wine and spirits to restaurants, bars and independent merchants could be threatened if potential industrial action by workers of drinks transport and logistics giant, Kuehne + Nagel Drinks Logistics (KNDL) goes ahead.

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Mark Fiddes: lies, damned lies and statistics

Published:  13 August, 2013

Do you know how long it takes to drink an Olympic size swimming pool?* Me neither. Then I read the news from marketing wonks Nielsen that the UK consumed an additional seven Olympic swimming pools worth of bottled water in the first two weeks of July alone. That's not including at least 300 hundred packets of Elastoplast.

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Mike Paul: Why the wine industry should seek absolution

Published:  13 August, 2013

In a recent Harpers (July18) there is an interview with Adam Boita of Pernod Ricard on the recent launch of the limited edition Absolut Unique. He notes that this is probably " the first time a...

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Helen Savage: educating the public on the true price of a bottle of wine

Published:  13 August, 2013

In the first of a new series of comment pieces from members of the Association of Wine Educators, dubbed AWEsome Tales, Helen Savage looks at the intricacies of wine pricing...

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Waverley's Oliver & Greg's wine range resurfaces with C&C Group

Published:  12 August, 2013

Oliver & Greg's, the former WaverleyTBS wine range, has found a new home with the C&C Group taking over responsibility for its UK distribution as part of its new on-trade wine portfolio.

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Tesco offers mobile users improved service for online wine

Published:  12 August, 2013

Tesco has upgraded the mobile facility for its Wine by the Case online retail site to keep up with demand from customers to buy wine via their smartphones.

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Q&A: Ken Forrester and Rollo Gabb

Published:  12 August, 2013

Rollo Gabb, managing director of Journey's End Vineyards in Stellenbosch and first chairman of the Premium Independent Wineries of South Africa (PIWOSA) and co-founder Ken... 

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Jim Beam's Red Stag boosted by national TV campaign return

Published:  12 August, 2013

Jim Beam hopes its second wave of national television advertising for its Red Stag Bourbon will help it drive on sales further following 100% plus increases in volume and value performance in the on-trade in the past year.

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Shortlist announced for 2013 Champagne Ambassador's Awards

Published:  09 August, 2013

The shortlisted candidates for the 2013 Champagne Ambassador's Awards organised by Comité Champagne (CIVC) have been announced.

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Published:  09 August, 2013
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Norwich bar fined for passing off Jägermeister

Published:  08 August, 2013
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Pancho Campo hosts European food and wine show

Published:  08 August, 2013
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Published:  08 August, 2013
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Entries open for UK Sake Sommelier of the Year 2013

Published:  07 August, 2013
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Chapel Down offers shareholders new incentive package

Published:  07 August, 2013

English winery Chapel Down is offering new and existing shareholders a range of benefits to hopefully build loyalty and strengthen its shareholder base.

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Boutinot cyclists help raise nearly £8k for local cancer charity

Published:  07 August, 2013

A team of cyclists from Boutinot, the north west wine distributors, has raised nearly £8,000 for a local cancer charity.

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Published:  07 August, 2013
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Mark Fiddes: Why UK drink advertisers need the Lionel Richie approach

Published:  06 August, 2013

I've always found Lionel Ritchie hard to like. First he turned The Commodores from the hard funk of 'Brick House' to the ultimate soppiness of 'Three Times a Lady'. Then came 'Easy like Sunday Morning', a ballad so middle of the road, it was dead hedgehog.

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New gadget allows you to taste wine without opening bottle

Published:  06 August, 2013

Wine can now be tasted without opening the bottle, thanks to a new gadget.

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Q&A: Vincent Géré of Rémy Martin on the Far East Cognac boom

Published:  06 August, 2013

Few people are better placed to discuss the Far East Cognac boom than Vincent Géré, Rémy Martin's director of estates and oenology. The man responsible for the style and supply of the Cognac brand, his association with China dates back more than 25 years. He spoke to Richard Woodard

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