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Justin Keay discovers some unknown suprises at last month's Go West tasting

Published:  14 April, 2015

Justin Keay weighs in on last month's Go West tasting and overwhelmingly urges the trade to 'Go West, young man!"

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UK remains largest export market for Côtes du Rhône wine

Published:  14 April, 2015

Côtes du Rhône figures for 2014 confirmed the UK remained the Rhône Valley's largest export market, accounting for 18% of its exports. 

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Mobile consumer spending to hit £53 billion over the next decade

Published:  14 April, 2015

Consumer spending through the use of smartphones and other mobile devices is forecasted to reach £53 billion a year over the next decade according to new research released by Barclays.

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Record passenger traffic in UK airports could signal growing opportunity for wine and spirit brands

Published:  14 April, 2015

Three major airports across the UK hit record breaking traffic numbers last month, according to the most recent Moodie's Report figures, signalling the opportunity for wine and spirit brands in the travel retail channel could not be stronger.

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Q&A: Andrea D'Ercole, Ipsum Vinoteca

Published:  13 April, 2015

Andrea D'Ercole has been importing Italian wine and food for the on-trade since 2003. Nigel Huddleston asks him why now was the right time to launch his own wine bar at Ipsum Vinoteca in Leeds

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Q&A: Christian Seely of AXA Millésimes talks En Primeur

Published:  13 April, 2015

Since 2000, Christian Seely has successfully led AXA Millésimes alongside such wine estates as Château Suduiraut, Pichon-Longueville and La Tour Pibran. Now, all his attention is focused on the 2014 en primeur.

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Pernod Ricard ups focus on Jacob's Creek & Havana Club for summer

Published:  13 April, 2015

Pernod Ricard is ramping up activity on Jacob's Creek and launching new campaigns for Malibu and Cuban rum brand Havana Club.

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Burgundy negociants Badet Clement invest in new winery

Published:  13 April, 2015

Burgundy negociants Badet Clément is investing more than €6.5m in a new state of the art winery at Monze Cave, following its acquisition of the Monze Cave cooperative in January.

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Q&A: David Cox, chief executive, The Benevolent

Published:  10 April, 2015

"Despite being in existence for 129 years, I am acutely aware that there are many people within the drinks trade that do not actually know that there is a trade charity there to support and help them. And even if they did know about The Benevolent, we found that many myths and misconceptions exist about who we help and how we help."

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The Dorchester: a quality grilling

Published:  10 April, 2015

The Dorchester's flagship restaurant has had something of a makeover. Douglas Blyde heads to the 'perfect hotel' to investigate

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Pierre Gagnaire: the chef other chefs want to be

Published:  10 April, 2015

oplePierre Gagnaire is one of the most admired and successful chefs in the world. James Steen talks to him about the Beatles, Beaujolais and the three Michelin stars he has held for nearly 20 years

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Le Vignoble on bringing award winning retailing to the south west

Published:  10 April, 2015

Le Vignoble in Plymouth is a buzzy wine boutique and lounge keen to educate its consumers and turn them into life-long wine connoisseurs

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Old Bridge Hotel turns to wine retailing to build success

Published:  10 April, 2015

When Huntingdon's Old Bridge Hotel launched its own wine shop, the idea seemed something of a folly. But, as Glynn Davis finds, it has been a runaway success

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Riecine: Bringing a touch of Englishness to the Tuscan hills

Published:  10 April, 2015

The English have long beaten a path to the rolling hills of Tuscany for their holidays. Twenty-four years ago winemaker Sean O'Callaghan did just that - but he never left and has been making wines at Riecine winery ever since

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Analysis: Majestic's acquisition of Naked Wines

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines' acquisition of Naked Wines, and the appointment of Rowan Gormley as its new chief executive, will see the launch of a new international multi-channel wine retailing group. 

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Chief of the Week: Martin Perez Cambet, Casarena Winery

Published:  10 April, 2015

Working on this side of the fence you sometimes wander who is actually reading all (or any) of the news and copy that we diligently write every day - and where in the world they are if they do.

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Harpers Wine & Spirit to join Agile Media

Published:  10 April, 2015

Harpers Wine and Spirit and Harpers.co.uk have, from the beginning of April, joined Off Licence News at Agile Media.

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Broadlands boost on-trade offering with new agencies

Published:  10 April, 2015

Broadlands Wineries has added three new agencies to boost its on-trade offering as part on its ongoing development as a dedicated wine supplier. 

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EU publishes new vine planting rules to boost EU flexibility

Published:  10 April, 2015

The EU Commission has published new vine planting rules aimed at giving the EU greater flexibility to increase wine production to meet global demand.

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Majestic Wines acquires Naked Wines and names Rowan Gormley chief executive

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines has bought Naked Wines for £70 million and named Rowan Gormley chief executive officer of the new combined group.

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