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Thursday 2 July 2015

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Lidl hints at plans for online wine shop

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Carlsberg creates beer-shampoo

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Hardys invests £4m in summer of cricket

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PR Senior Account Manager/Director

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Depending on experience

Delegat aims high with new Barossa brand

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Wine from Napoleon’s carriage to be sold

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Diageo 'shelves' £240m Chinese scheme

Swellfun, the Chinese subsidiary of drinks giant Diageo, has reportedly more...

Head of On-Trade Sales

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Oregon producer takes international view

One of Oregon’s youngest wine estates has partnered with Jackson Family Wines more...

Pontifex Scholarship 2015 open for entries

Wine Australia and The Daniel Pontifex Memorial Trust have opened the 2015 more...

Parker retrospective boosts 05 Palmer

Château Palmer’s 2005 is the latest wine from that vintage to see an more...

Supplier Relationship Manager

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Oddbins woos Naked staff with love letters

Oddbins has allegedly been sending love letters and bottles of wine to key more...

Vinadeis unveils Languedoc 'black diamonds'

One of France’s largest wine producers has launched a high-end Languedoc more...

Flavoured styles lead drinks NPD

A new report from Nielsen shows that flavoured variants are dominating more...

Sales Executive - Wines & Spirits Competitions

London, United Kingdom

Competitive

Brewers and suppliers tack on to craft

Leading drinks suppliers and brewing companies are expanding their craft beer more...

Range of Victorian gins launched in UK

A range of gins celebrating the Victorian gin-making era has been launched in more...

Chilean brand looks back to move forward

Chilean producer Santa Carolina has launched an “icon” wine with a more...

Digital and Communications Executive

£22,000-£26,000 dependent on experience

China’s Ningxia region launches wine contest

Select winemakers will have the chance to travel to China to learn from its more...

Santa Rita launching new Irish campaign

Chilean wine producer Santa Rita Estates is spending €500,000 on a new more...

Accolade's Fish Hoek goes Fairtrade

South Africa's Fish Hoek is to go Fairtrade from the 2015 vintage, becoming more...

Hatch Mansfield – Brand Manager

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Competitive salary

Top wine students receive awards

Students taking degree courses in Wine Business and Wine Production at Plumpton more...

WOSA woos UK indies and on-trade

Wines of South Africa has announced plans for a new UK trade tasting later this more...

db Awards winners revealed

22nd May, 2013 by Patrick Schmitt

Independent Retailer of the Year

Roberson WineWinner: Roberson Wine

2012’s runner-up, Roberson Wine was this year declared a winner. The independent retailer was particularly highly praised for its “Wine School”, which comprises a well-written online course, as well as its wine club and series of impressive tastings, along with its comprehensive and beautifully presented entry.

As one of the judges remarked, there are retailers addressing the bottom and very top of the market, but the middle is particularly difficult, because you need dedication and faith to capture that elusive consumer who buys wine between £15 and £50 a bottle – and Roberson has that dedication and faith.

Speaking of the shop’s founder, another judge commented, “Cliff Roberson is the kind of person the wine business could do with more of.”

LW Logo Lozenge Red CMYKSpecial commendation: Laithwaite’s

It was widely felt that Laithwaite’s deserved a special commendation for the skill of its personal wine advisors and its clever Classic FM campaign, which one judge described as “brilliant”.

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