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Aldi picks up prestigious drinks retailer of the year gong

Aldi has been named Best Multiple Drinks Retailer of the Year in the Harpers Awards. It beat off competition from 2014’s winner Co-op and Waitrose, which was also in the running for the gong. The Harpers Awards are designed to celebrate the crème de la crème of the wine and spirits world. This is the second …

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Record haul of medal winners in UK wine awards

There has been a record-breaking haul of medal-winners  in the UK wine industry’s annual national wine awards – The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition. It is organised by the United Kingdom Vineyards Association and this year saw the largest number of wines ever entered … 327 wines, from over 90 producers all over …

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The International Wine Challenge Merchants' Awards 2014

International Wine Challenge announces Wine Merchant honours

THIS girlie, as I write, has a mild red wine hangover. I have tried revitalising shampoo but it hasn’t worked, so I’m going to write to the Shampoo Ombudsman. The reason for my “mild” head? This week the International Wine Challenge announced its Merchant Awards and I was there “quietly” enjoying the occasion. The headlines …

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Women like blokes with wine knowledge but are they bluffing?

IF you’re lackadaisical about wine labels; if you rage about reds or whimper over whites; if you blush at a barolo or glaze over at a gerwurztraminer; if you pale at a pinot noir or think tempranillo is a percussion instrument;  fear not. Because you might not be the only one. As another Bank Holiday is …

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