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Restaurants face bleak new year after bumper Christmas week

Published:  16 December, 2009

 

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Two MWs shortlisted for book awards

Published:  15 December, 2009

Two Masters of Wine have been shortlisted for the 2009 André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards.

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Bottle Green takes on Goldridge Estate

Published:  15 December, 2009

Leeds based importer Bottle Green Ltd has announced a new partnership with the New Zealand producer Goldridge Estate. 

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AFW extends Sommelier of the Year Competition

Published:  14 December, 2009

The Academy of Food & Wine has extended the deadline for the 2010 UK Sommelier of the Year competition to December 31.

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New premium wines from Cellier des Dauphins

Published:  14 December, 2009

Rhône producer Cellier des Dauphins, has developed three new premium wines for the UK market.

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Drinkaware gets £15m funding

Published:  14 December, 2009

The drinks industry has pledged £5 million a year for the next three years to continue the funding for Drinkaware.

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Wine firms consult over merger

Published:  14 December, 2009

A merger between Constellation Brands and Australian Vintage could be a step nearer following reports that both companies have asked for informal clearance for the deal.

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LIWF given new look for 2010

Published:  11 December, 2009

The 2010 London International Wine Fair (LIWF) will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a new look and easier traffic flow.

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Oxford Wine Company grows

Published:  11 December, 2009

The Oxford Wine Company is expanding with the purchase of Bona Wines, a Gloucestershire-based wholesale company.

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Yellow Tail boss in blackmail case

Published:  11 December, 2009

An Australian court has commenced proceedings against a 67-year-old man accused of blackmailing John Casella - the owner of Yellow Tail producer Casella Wines - for more than A$5 million.

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La Tour D'Argent raises €1.5 million in wine sale

Published:  10 December, 2009

The sale of part of the legendary La Tour D'Argent's cellar in Paris raised €1.54 million following a two-day auction.

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Jancis Robinson website gets cellar management upgrade

Published:  10 December, 2009


Jancis Robinson's website is being upgraded to enable its near 40,000 tasting notes to be compatible with CellarTracker and VinCellar cellar management systems.

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Australia launches green scheme

Published:  10 December, 2009

Australian winemakers have launched a national and international voluntary certification scheme that aims to highlight their green credientials.

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Rise in Scotch whisky exports

Published:  10 December, 2009

The amount of Scotch whisky exported this year has jumped by more than 10 million bottles despite the recession.

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Darling confirms VAT hike

Published:  09 December, 2009

There was little Christmas cheer for the drinks trade in this year's pre-Budget report.

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Alcohol abuse commission launched in Scotland

Published:  09 December, 2009

The Scottish Labour party, which opposed the SNP's failed bill to enforce minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland, has set up a commission to tackle alcohol abuse.

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Scotch exports beat the recession

Published:  09 December, 2009

Exports of Scotch whisky grew by 1.5% in the first nine months of 2009 despite the recession.

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Darling confirms rise in VAT

Published:  09 December, 2009

Chancellor Alistair Darling has confirmed that value added tax will return to 17.5% in January, but claims there will be no further direct rise on alcoholic drinks duty tax.

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New Zealand sweet wines permitted in UK

Published:  09 December, 2009

The generic trade body, New Zealand Wine Growers has welcomed a ruling that will allow the import of sweet wines into the UK.

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Christmas campaigns unveiled for Tia Maria and Glenfiddich

Published:  09 December, 2009

First Drinks brands unveils plans for a £1 million Christmas TV campaign for Tia Maria and will target top end glossy magazines and newspaper supplements with Glenfiddich.

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