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Spirits Roundtable

Premium Spirits Round table: Defining premium spirits Subscription

14 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Artisanal spirits may be all the rage, but, at a recently hosted roundtable, a panel of leading buyers and producers debated whether that meant they were premium.

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Treasury Wine Estates

Treasury Wine Estates stock recovering strongly, hitting a 52-week high

17 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Treasury Wine Estates stock price hit a 52-week high this week peaking at AUD$5.89 per share before retreating and closing at $5.89.

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Naked wines

A Majestic State of Nakedness

15 Apr 2015 | By Richard Saxton

A short blog reviewing the surprising news which saw Majestic acquire Naked Wines

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Spirits Roundtable

Premium Spirits Round table: Defining premium spirits Subscription

14 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Artisanal spirits may be all the rage, but, at a recently hosted roundtable, a panel of leading buyers and producers debated whether that meant they were premium.

Damian Clarke: bringing his FMCG experience to the word of sparkling wine

Q&A: Damian Clarke of Freixenet’s UK says his past work with FMCGs is helping to build stronger brands in wine trade Subscription

14 Apr 2015 | By Richard Siddle

After a career spanning many leading grocery brands, Freixenet’s UK boss Damian Clarke explains how his classic FMCG training is paying dividends in sparkling wine in the UK.

Twitter

The Smith Report: Why social media participation for wine brands is increasingly more important Subscription

13 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

The ongoing battle for the return on investment from social media is about to get a bit more complicated with the Google and Twitter partnership.

Chateau Pontet-Canet

En primeur facing a 'phoney war' as chateaux hold back on prices

16 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Prices for en primeur 2015 are widely anticipated to be released in the next two weeks – but châteaux owners seem to be wary of committing themselves, a leading fine wine investment expert has warned.

Sunny Bordeaux weather has greatly improved harvest prospects

En primeur: great quality, but don’t hold your breath on price

02 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

First impressions on this year’s en primeur seem to be that the quality is there - but don’t hold your breath about prices coming down.

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Vin-X: Is En Primeur between a rock and a hard place?

Between a rock and a hard place: Bordeaux and en primeur 2014

17 Mar 2015 | By Peter Shakeshaft

En primeur is upon us; as soon as the days begin to lengthen and warm, the wine trade starts looking forward to (or complaining about) en primeur. Depending on who you ask its either a ‘bacchanallian feast for the senses’, and a tantalising glimpse of the most recent harvest, OR an onerous week of listening to winemakers tell you once again that it’s the best vintage ever (since last time) and gazing into the tea leaves of barrel samples being tasted far too early.

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Tesco Extra

Tesco confirms shake up of wine buying team

16 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Today Tesco confirmed several changes to its wine buying team as a result of a restructure including the appointment of James Davis MW as category buying manager for wine as well as some key departures.

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Tesco to restructure wine buying team and bring in a new MW to help lead

15 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Tesco is said to be announcing a number of changes to its wine buying team including bringing back James Davis MW from Greene King and a series of redundancies, according to a report on harpers.co.uk sister publication Off Licence News.

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Kantar

Aldi overtakes Waitrose to become Britain’s sixth largest supermarket

08 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Aldi has overtaken Waitrose to become the sixth largest supermarket in Britainwith 5.3% of the market, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s retail figures released today.

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