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En Primeur: Bordeaux 2014 is a classicist’s delight

21 Apr 2015 | By Panos Kakaviatos

Based on barrel tastings, 2014 is a welcome vintage after two terribly average years (2011, a slightly better 2012) and one downright ugly (2013, except for the whites).It may remind old timers of 1975. After three mediocre vintages, finally something good came.

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Roberson Wine showing wine-on-tap range at LWF

21 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Roberson Wine is showcasing its new wine-on-tap range at the London Wine Fair which it launched into the on-trade last summer.

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Conviviality Retail's franchise boss to consult customers on refit of GT stores

24 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Jonathan James, the convenience store expert who has taken on the franchise of 36 Conviviality Retail’s stores, is rolling out a customer consultation process to get customers’ input on the refit of its new stores.

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Former TWE boss joins new digital TV channel dedicated to wine

24 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

David Dearie, the former CEO of Treasury Wine Estate, has joined the board of a new digital TV channel dedicated to wine.

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VIna Montes launches spring harvest

Chilean brand Viña Montes introduces early 'spring harvest' Sauvignon Blanc

24 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Chilean wine brand Vina Montes has introduced a ‘spring harvest’ Sauvignon Blanc to its range of wines, which is available at Liberty Wines.

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Retail figures slump compared to February, but still up for the year

24 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Retail sale slumped 0.5% last month, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics - but sales are still up 4.2% on the same time last year.      

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Chief of the Week: Ian Harris and the WSET

24 Apr 2015 | By Claret Pimpernel

We raise a glass to The Wine & Spirit Education Trust and chief executive Ian Harris today for all the work that they have been doing over the decades to educate both those in the trade and consumers about wine.

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Chief of the Week: Rowan Gormley, new ceo of Majestic Wines

17 Apr 2015 | By Claret Pimpernel

Today we raise a glass to Rowan Gormley one of the key players behind the £70 million acquisition of Naked Wines by Majestic and the new chief executive of the larger Majestic Wines group.

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Harpers choice: April 2015

14 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Domaine Gagey Monthéalie 2010; Griset Sauvignon Gris Rosé 2014; Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Gin

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