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House of Lords calls for drinks industry's advice on next EU Alcohol Strategy

Published:  01 August, 2014

The drinks industry has been invited by the House of Lords to send in its suggestions for what the next European Union Alcohol Strategy should look like.

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Authentic Caribbean Rum Marque expands to 18 members with three new recruits

Published:  01 August, 2014

Three new rums have been granted approval to carry the Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) Marque as the initiative widens its portfolio and presence in its key international markets including the UK.

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Consumers will drink cheap wine until the trade convinces them to do otherwise, warns Jerry Lockspeiser

Published:  01 August, 2014

The UK wine trade should stop lamenting the fact the average consumer is looking to buy cheaper wine and work harder to convince them to do otherwise, according to leading wine consultant Jerry Lockspeiser.

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London Cru forced to name its wines Thunderbirds-style as wines 1, 2 and 3

Published:  01 August, 2014

London Cru, the capital's first urban winery, may have succeeded in shipping grapes from Europe to make wine in the UK, but it has had more difficulty with the bureaucrats in what it can now call them.

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Jerry Lockspeiser on why consumers are right to buy cheaper wines

Published:  01 August, 2014

A decade ago I was at a business review meeting with  Mark Murphy, Tesco's then head of beers wines and spirits, discussing how to persuade consumers to 'trade up', or as they would put it, buy higher priced wines.

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Drinkaware links up with British racing to promote responsible drinking at racecourses

Published:  31 July, 2014

Drinkaware has linked up with the Racecourse Association (RCA) to promote responsible drinking at major horse racing events across the country in a bid to address the growing problem of over drinking at some racing venues.

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Jim Beam looks to drive bourbon category with new Rye and Maple varieties

Published:  31 July, 2014

Jim Beam is looking to drive the growing American whiskey market in the UK with the launch of two new additions: Jim Beam Rye; and Jim Beam Maple.

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Rie Yoshitake on promoting sake around the world with the IWC

Published:  31 July, 2014

Anna Greenhous talks to Rie Yoshitake, UK representative of the Sake Samurai Association, about how the IWC sake category came about, its impact and success in promoting sake across the world.

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Alex Fisher joins board of Bibendum Wine Holdings

Published:  30 July, 2014

Bibendum Wine Holdings, the parent company of national wine and drinks supplier, Bibendum Wine, has stengthened its board  with the appointment of former Bidvest 3663 managing director, Alex Fisher, as a non-executive director.

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David Atkinson on how technology is vital in how big drinks brands communicate with consumers

Published:  30 July, 2014

Drinks brands have been among the most enthusiastic adopters of technology for marketing purposes. It's easy to see why. The social nature of drinking makes digital a natural bedfellow for drinks brands with novel and entertaining content to have a direct conversation with their drinkers such as the Fosters' Comedian in Your Pocket app, which forges a direct link with drinkers.

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Glenmorangie offers holidaymakers special golf trips and prizes

Published:  30 July, 2014

 

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Aldi on verge of overtaking Waitrose as sales jump a further 32%

Published:  30 July, 2014

 

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Published:  29 July, 2014
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Breast (and bottle) is best at Brasserie Blanc

Published:  29 July, 2014

We all know how madly competitive the restaurant world can be with seemingly every trick in the book being deployed to entice customers in through the door.

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James Lawrence tries to keep up with France's whirlwind wine producer Jean-Claude Mas

Published:  29 July, 2014

Jean-Claude Mas works at a pace that would put any Olympic athlete to shame. Since acquiring his eighth estate, Domaine La Ferrandiere in February 2014, Mas has negotiated the purchase of land on a Venetian island, overseen a new tourism project, released a new range of wines and finally decided to get into bed with French supermarkets. Oh, and he still finds time to see his family, "occasionally" he admits, with a wry smile.

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Ethos to offer vegetarian wine list to London diners

Published:  29 July, 2014

A new vegetarian restaurant boasting not only a meat-free menu, but a vegan and vegetarian wine list is to open in London in September.

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Jayke Mangion on the story behind setting up a restaurant in an old Clapham public toilet

Published:  29 July, 2014

 

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Vinoteca hand-picked to open its fifth site in new Kings Cross development

Published:  29 July, 2014

Vinoteca, the award winning London restaurant and wine bar chain, is working with property agents at the new Kings Cross retail development to open a tailor made site in February 2015.

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Mixologists gather in the UK to battle it out for Diageo's World Class crown

Published:  28 July, 2014

The world's best mixologist will be unveiled this week as 47 of the very best cocktail shakers and makers gather in the UK for the sixth annual Diageo Reserve World Class global final 2014.

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New "Tesco tax" to raise money for small businesses could be counter productive warns ACS

Published:  28 July, 2014

Moves by local councils to introduce a so-called "Tesco tax" on major supermarkets to raise money to be re-invested in high street areas could set a dangerous precedent warns the Association of Convenience Stores.

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