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Suppliers urged to offer independents New Year deals through #winedealfriday

Published:  31 December, 2010

Independent wine merchants and restaurants have the chance today of taking advantage of exclusive deals, promotions and offers for New Year's Eve as part of Harpers Wine & Spirit's #winedealfriday initiative.

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Geoffrey Dean Ashes and wine blog: soaring temperatures add to Victorian winemakers' troubles

Published:  31 December, 2010

Despite the wettest December in Victoria since records began - and that after a similarly damp November - there were widespread fire bans across the state on a roasting New Year's Eve when temperatures hit 42C in Melbourne.

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Geoffrey Dean Ashes and wine blog: England's Ashes victory enjoyed by players, fans and cricket writers alike

Published:  29 December, 2010

Sitting in the MCG press box a few hours after England sealed a famous victory to retain the Ashes, the place is still packed with journalists from both countries penning words.

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Constellation Brands sells of Australian and UK wine business

Published:  29 December, 2010

Constellation Brands has signed an agreement to sell its Australian and UK wine business to CHAMP Private Equity of Sydney, Australia.

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Australia awarded new wine appellation

Published:  24 December, 2010

Mount Gambier has been recognised as South Australia's newest wine appellation.

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Cono Sur announces Green Cooks Search winner

Published:  24 December, 2010

Cono Sur has unveiled Anna Garrard as the winner of its Green Cooks Search competition.

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Pernod sells New Zealand wine brands

Published:  23 December, 2010

Pernod Ricard has sold Lindauer, its New Zealand wine brand, to Lion Nathan and Indevin.

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Brand Phoenix to distribute Angove Family Winemakers in UK

Published:  23 December, 2010

Brand Phoenix has been appointed distributor for Angove Family Winemakers in the UK off-trade.

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Brown-Forman looking to sell Fetzer

Published:  23 December, 2010

Brown-Forman has confirmed that it may sell part of its wine business including Fetzer.

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Sterling falls due to downward revision of UK growth figures

Published:  23 December, 2010

In the last daily currency note before Christmas, sterling fell to a three month low against the US dollar.

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John Pollaers to head up Foster's beer arm after demerger

Published:  22 December, 2010

The Foster's Group has named John Pollaers as the new chief executive officer of its beer division should its proposed demerger continue.

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Galvin La Chapelle team to represent UK in Wines of Roussillon European final

Published:  22 December, 2010

Sommelier and pastry chef team, Andrea Briccarello and Daniel Fancett are to represent the UK at the Wines of Roussillon Dessert Trophy European Final.

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Sterling hits low due to high government borrowing figures

Published:  22 December, 2010

Sterling hit a three month low against the US dollar yesterday as public borrowing figures came in far worse than expected.

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Constellation US announces "outstanding" wines from 2010 vintage

Published:  21 December, 2010

Constellation Wines US, has announced the 2010 vintage will produce "outstanding" wines across its Mondavi and Ravenswood range.

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Hardys owner to sell wine brands, says report

Published:  21 December, 2010

Constellation may be about to sell most of its wine businesses outside America, reports suggest.

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Virgin Wines says sales strong, despite bad weather

Published:  21 December, 2010

Virgin Wines has said it is on track for its best month to date, despite difficult weather conditions.

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London City Bond roof collapse: the legal and insurance implications

Published:  21 December, 2010

Following the recent roof collapse at London City Bond solicitor Andrew Park and insurance broker John Haber-Smith assess the impact on those who lost stock and the chances of them making successful claims.

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Sterling's gains hampered by euro zone debt worries

Published:  21 December, 2010

Sterling gained against the euro yesterday as the single currency was hampered by euro zone debt crisis worries.

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Wines in the press December 17-19

Published:  21 December, 2010

The Guardian
As this is the last column before the new year, it seems only fitting to talk about Champagne, says Fiona Beckett. Or is it?

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New UK chief for Wine Australia

Published:  20 December, 2010

Wine Australia has named Yvonne May as its new regional director for the UK, Ireland and the EU.

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