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Cru Bourgeois 2011 wines to be revealed at London tasting

Published:  27 July, 2013

Wines selected from the 2011 vintage for Cru Bourgeois Médoc status will be shown for the first time to the trade at a special tasting in London on September 19.

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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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Hayward Brothers and WWA to offer wider range

Published:  25 July, 2013

Hayward Brothers hopes its recent acquisition of fellow independent merchant distributor World Wine Agencies will help widen its collective reach among independent retailers and provide them with a greater selection of wines.

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Cliff Roberson to open London's first urban winery

Published:  25 July, 2013

London Cru, set to be the first urban boutique winery in London, is busy preparing for harvest and getting ready to open its cellar doors to the public this November in central London.

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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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Bargain Booze's parent company to go public

Published:  24 July, 2013

Conviviality Retail, owner of Bargain Booze, is looking to raise between £60 million to £65 million in an initial public offering on July 31, 2013, on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).

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Merchant Taste: Le Vignoble, Plymouth

Published:  19 July, 2013

Last year Frenchman Yannick Loué set up boutique wine lounge and merchants Le Vignoble in the historic Royal William Yard in Plymouth. Here's how it's all going.

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Retailers enjoy sales boost as summer finally arrives

Published:  19 July, 2013

As the country basks in what has been a fortnight of hot weather, supermarkets and wine merchants have been reaping the rewards, with increased sales across the beers, wines and spirits category.

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Raymond Blanc blown away by English wines

Published:  19 July, 2013

Michelin-starred French chef, Raymond Blanc, writes exclusively in this week's Harpers and harpers.co.uk about his love for English wine and how, at their best, they are now matching wine from his home country.

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Free thinking with Liberty Wines

Published:  19 July, 2013

Look behind the scenes at Liberty Wines and it's easy to see why it was named IWC On-trade Supplier of the Year this week. Richard Siddle looks at its award-winning offer

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Raymond Blanc: Blanc on Blanc

Published:  19 July, 2013

Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc is world famous for his skills in the kitchen. But here, in his own words, he talks about the equal passion he has for the wine ? particularly from his adopted shores of the UK ? that he chooses to go with his award-winning food

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Katherine Canfield on starting life as an independent wine merchant

Published:  19 July, 2013

After nine months of research and PowerPoint presentations on issues surrounding wine retail - multiple vs. independent, expectations of the consumer, making not just a sale but an experience - I now find myself in the thick of it, though it was not the destination I initially envisioned when I decided to pursue a career in the wine industry.

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Restaurant review: Chapters all day dinning

Published:  18 July, 2013

With every restaurant in spitting distance of the next, there is certainly no shortage of places to eat in Blackheath.

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Openings: Soho Diner

Published:  18 July, 2013

Soho Diner, a US-style upscale diner from the Soho House group, opened its doors earlier this month on Soho's Old Compton Street.

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