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International Wine Challenge prepares to showcase top wines at Taste of Gold event

Published:  12 June, 2014

Wine lovers, be they trade or consumer, can sample the International Wine Challenge's gold-medal winning wines and mingle with expert judges at next week's A Taste of Gold event in London.

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Grab a G&T: sixth annual World Gin Day to celebrated around the world

Published:  11 June, 2014

Gin producers the world over will be raising their favourite gin drinks this Saturday June 14 for the sixth annual World Gin Day.

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UK number one export market for Brazilian wines

Published:  11 June, 2014

The UK is now the number one market for Brazilian wines, accounting for one fifth of its exports, with value sales rocketing 224% by value in the past four months compared to the whole of 2013.

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New Zealand's 2014 grape harvest up 29% on last year

Published:  11 June, 2014

Official figures for New Zealand's 2014 grape harvest show it has increased by almost one third on last year.

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WSTA gears up for aggressive campaign against duty hikes in 2015

Published:  11 June, 2014

The WSTA is considering calling for a 2% cut in duty on wine and spirits as part of its campaign in the lead up to next year's Budget.

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Troubled Remy Cointreau names replacement chief executive

Published:  11 June, 2014

Rémy Cointreau which has seen profits and sales rapidly decline over the first half of the year, has named Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet as the new chief executive slated to take contirl of the struggling spirits brands in mid-September.

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Golfer Colin Montgomerie launches special Ryder Cup Johnnie Walker Blue Label whisky

Published:  11 June, 2014

Golfing legend Colin Montgomerie has joined forces with Johnnie Walker Blue Label to celebrate the return of The Ryder Cup to Scotland after a 41-year absence with a limited edition whisky.

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An independent Scotland means higher costs, free trade risks and lack of global support for whisky

Published:  11 June, 2014

Scotch whisky producers face higher costs and EU tariffs, a loss of support from UK embassies, and increased uncertainty if Scotland votes for independence, according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Roof Gardens Party raises over £10,000 for drinks trade charity The Benevolent

Published:  10 June, 2014
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Accolade Wine borrows US$300 million to drive global growth

Published:  10 June, 2014

GE Capital International has provided Accolade Wines with a US$300 million cross-border credit facility in order for the world's fifth largest wine producer to continue to grow its brands globally.

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Australian wine chief tips US as 'outstanding opportunity' for wine

Published:  10 June, 2014

Top Australian wine producer Neil McGuigan says the US market is a "sleeping giant" when it comes to wine consumption, and predicts its growth will outpace China in the next few years.

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UK most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside Champagne

Published:  10 June, 2014

The UK is the most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside of Champagne, according to the head of Franciacorta's trade body in Italy.

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Carlsberg's wine and spirits arm Crown Cellars sales' rocket by 19%

Published:  10 June, 2014

Carlsberg UK's wine and spirits division Crown Cellars saw a 19% rise in sales over the past 12 months and is launching a new website to help better serve the on-trade.

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Oregon wineries boost profile through direct sales

Published:  10 June, 2014

Oregon's wineries have turned to direct cellar door sales to help boost their brand and develop a following both in the US and internationally.

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Changes at London Wine Fair draw over 11,000 people

Published:  09 June, 2014

As last week's London Wine Fair 2014 wrapped up, the initial visitor estimates show numbers up 11% overall, signalling the format changes and return to Olympia injected some much needed life back into one of the UK's biggest wine exhibitions.

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Sir Alex Ferguson has mixed success in Christie's fine wine auction

Published:  09 June, 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson bought well when he was at Manchester United and enjoyed some exceptional years in charge. But now after retiring from the club he is enjoying off-loading some of his myriad responsibilities.

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BrewDog sees profits skyrocket to £2.3 million

Published:  09 June, 2014

Maverick Scottish brewer and pub operator BrewDog has seen its profits skyrocket by 383% to £2.3 million for 2013, with turnover up 70% to £18 million.

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Alliance Wine opens London office to grow on-trade sales

Published:  09 June, 2014

Alliance Wine is opening an office in London to boost its sales into the capital's on-trade and south east market.

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Champagne industry must face up to negative impact of global warming

Published:  09 June, 2014

One of the biggest challenges facing the Champagne industry is how to manage the negative effects of global warming, according to Krug's senior viticulturist, Romain Le Guillou.

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Rioja needs own wine trade tasting week to compete at top end

Published:  09 June, 2014

Rioja needs to introduce its own trade tasting week, if it is to compete at the top end with Bordeaux or Burgundy, says a senior UK buyer.

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