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M Restaurants to celebrate World Malbec Day with mini vineyard in the City of London

Published:  04 March, 2015

M Restaurants, set up by former Gaucho managing director, Martin Williams, at the end of last year, is to celebrate World Malbec Day next month by creating a mini Malbec vineyard outside its venue in the City of London.

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Wine Treasury to distribute US based Terlato Wines in the UK

Published:  03 March, 2015

Wine Treasury a London-based speciality wine importer has added Terlato Wine brands Rutherford Hill from Napa Valley and Grace Lane from Washington state to its portfolio.

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Oz Clarke's new book tells the history of wine in 100 bottles

Published:  03 March, 2015

TV's favourite wine critic, Oz Clarke, has released a new book which sets out what it is all about in the title: The History of Wine in 100 Bottles.

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Harpers independents' poll reveals growing split between performance of UK wine merchants

Published:  03 March, 2015

There is a growing split between the scale, performance and growth of the country's independent wine merchants, according to an exclusive poll conducted for Harpers March for the Independents conference being held today in London.

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Despite major shift in grocery retail, shopper behaviour remains unchanged

Published:  03 March, 2015

Drastic changes in the supermarket retail environment last year were primarily due to price deflation rather than a change in shopper behaviour, a new report from Kantar Worldpanel has claimed.

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Bibendum launches wine keg range as demand grows in on-trade

Published:  02 March, 2015

On-trade supplier Bibendum Wine Ltd has launched a range of wines in kegs which it says will meet a growing demand.

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Treasury mulls sale of Australian bottling and winery processing facilities

Published:  02 March, 2015

Treasury Wine Estate is considering selling some of its wine processing infrastructure in Australia to free up resources to invest in its brands.

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Merchants across the country gather for Harpers March for the Independents conference

Published:  02 March, 2015

Independent wine merchants from across the UK will be heading to London tomorrow for Harpers March for the Independents conference offering business insights, advice and the chance to network with fellow retailers.

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Record breaking auction was only one highlight of Napa's "Premiere Week"

Published:  27 February, 2015

Last week's Premiere Napa Valley barrel tasting and live auction, held at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Saint Helena, set the stage for bidding on a unique and highly-selective range of the appellation's finest wines resulting in a new record of $6 million USD in fundraising for local charities.

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WSTA's Call Time on Duty campaign wins major PR award

Published:  27 February, 2015

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association's Call Time On Duty campaign, which helped see the end of the duty escalator on wine and spirits in last year's Budget, has won a prestigious national public relations award.

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Inter-Rhône's Agnès Heller lives the rock n' roll dream with Skin Côntact

Published:  27 February, 2015

With little more than a week to go before Skin Côntact, the wine trade's first ever rock band, take to the stage at London's Vinopolis to help raise money for Comic Relief we turn to those resonsible for making it happen - the sponsors.

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Treasury Wine says progress is being made, despite profits tumbling nearly 60%

Published:  27 February, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates has seen profits tumble nearly 60% - but boss Michael Clarke insists the company is making progress in "resetting" the troubled business.

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Gallo targets new wine drinkers with its first fruit and low-alcohol wine ranges

Published:  27 February, 2015

American wine giant, E& J Gallo, is continuing its drive to appeal to so-called millennial consumers, with the UK launch of a low-alcohol and a fruit wine range which are targeted at drinkers who are currently intimidated by wine but aspire to drink it.

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Hunters of Helmsly named Best Small Shop in the UK

Published:  26 February, 2015

Hunters of Helmsley, the Yorkshire deli and fine wine merchants, is the 2015 winner of the Best Small Shop Competition.

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Entries for Harpers Awards extended by a week to March 6

Published:  26 February, 2015

The deadline to enter the 2015 Harpers Awards has been extended by a weeek to March 6 to alllow extra time for the trade to collate their entries.

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TescoGate: Dan Jago to return to retailer following investigation

Published:  26 February, 2015

Dan Jago, who was suspended from his role as Tesco's director of wine, spirits and beer at the height of the fallout from the £263 million shortfall in the retailer's profits, is being reinstated and will return to the retailer in a new role on March 9.

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Now or never call by WSTA's Miles Beale for trade to back Drop the Duty campaign

Published:  26 February, 2015

With less than three weeks to go before the Budget, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, has made an empassioned appeal to the industry to act now and get fully behind its campaign to persuade the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty by 2% in his March Budget.

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Brazil wine sales quadruple on back of strong multiple support

Published:  26 February, 2015

Brazilian wine sales in the UK have more than quadrupled over the last year following strong support from multiple retailers.

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Major trade figures urge whole industry to act now and back the Drop the Duty campaign

Published:  26 February, 2015

Senior trade figures are rallying around the Drop the Duty campaign and urging everyone in the sector to play their part and lobby their MP to call on the Chancellor to cut alcohol duty rates by 2% in the March Budget.

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Conviviality Retail signs franchise deal for GT stores to push its c-store off-licence model

Published:  26 February, 2015

Conviviality Retail has signed a 10-year franchise agreement with award winning East Anglian-based convenience retailer, Jonathan James to run 35 franchise stores. 

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