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  • Strike me lucky, it’s almost wine week 26 Mar 2019 06:33 City News THERE I was, a “journalist-at-large”, invited to the Canberra Wine Week kick-off dinner. These events are reward for sharing the wine news with you, dear reader. Richard Calver.And Kylie was in my mind: I should be so lucky lucky, lucky, lucky… Keep going, …
  • Restaurant wine service: A few pet peeves 26 Mar 2019 05:02 Los Angeles Times You open the wine list. You spend time poring over the categories, sussing out the bottles in your price range that might be interesting — and affordable. You order the wine. The server disappears for 20 minutes, only to come back and tell you he or she …
  • Marie Brizard Wine And Spirits Announces Strategic Plan 2019 - 2022 26 Mar 2019 04:37 Reuters Monday, 25 Mar 2019 12:45pm EDT March 25 (Reuters) - MARIE BRIZARD WINE AND SPIRITS SA ::ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PLAN 2019-2022.2022 EBITDA OBJECTIVE IN A RANGE OF EUR 13M TO EUR 19M.IN SHORT-TERM (2019 AND 2020), CONFIRMS STRATEGIC DIRECTION TO LEAD TO A …
  • Majestic Wine Announces Transformation Plan, To Review Dividend 26 Mar 2019 02:55 Reuters March 25 (Reuters) - Majestic Wine PLC ::PROTECTOR FORSIKRING ASA CUTS STAKE TO 5 PERCENT FROM 6.1 PERCENT IN MAJESTIC WINE PLC - FILING.  Full Article March 25 (Reuters) - Majestic Wine PLC ::GROUP TRADING BROADLY IN LINE WITH CONSENSUS.EXPECT TO ACHIEVE …
  • Running: Wanganui Harriers season gets underway with Brine to Wine 26 Mar 2019 01:38 Wanganui Chronicle The Wanganui Harrier Club's 2019 season formally gets underway this weekend with club open day on Saturday, followed by the annual Brine to Wine Road Race the following morning. On Saturday, interested people can attend the clubrooms at Victoria Park …
  • Majestic Wine goes Naked with store restructuring plan 25 Mar 2019 23:24 Scotsman Majestic Wine is to embark on a store closure plan and name change as part of a wider transformation that will see the group stomach extra costs. The specialist wine retailer did not specify the number of outlets it will close but boss Rowan Gormley said …
  • Taste of Wine: Vin Diego celebrates wine at Waterfront Park 25 Mar 2019 22:29 Coast News If you really enjoy comparing and tasting wines, you have to be at Vin Diego, the one all-wine festival in Southern California, Saturday April 13, at its all-new location at Waterfront Park, Harbor Drive at the Embarcadero in San Diego, starting at 3 p.m. …
  • Hot Dub Wine Machine festival: Why this 'disgusting' Australian music event has been dubbed the new Fyre Festival 25 Mar 2019 19:36 Evening Standard Billy McFarland's Fyre Festival is facing some serious competition - over the weekend, Australia’s Wine Machine became the new festival of infamy.  And while it wasn't quite as dramatic as Fyre, where festival goers ended up facing wild pig attacks …
  • North Bay professionals news: Share a Splash Wine, NutriCern and more 25 Mar 2019 19:25 North Bay Business Journal Ondine Chattan will become winemaker at Share a Splash Wine Co., initially founded as Cannonball Wine Company, taking over for founding winemaker Dennis Hill. Lynne Chao will also assist in winemaking, the winery stated. Chao will serve as production …
  • North Bay business briefs: Gabriella's Kitchen, Wine Business Institute and more 25 Mar 2019 19:16 North Bay Business Journal Gabriella’s Kitchen Inc. (CSE: GABY) of Santa Rosa announced a retail partnership with Calgary Co-operative Association Limited allowing select GABY products, under the Gabriella’s Kitchen brand, to be sold in Calgary Co-op grocery stores throughout …
  • Take a Washington wine tour this summer 25 Mar 2019 19:13 Tacoma Daily Index Or stay at home and support your favorite local winery  By Morf Morford Tacoma Daily Index If it has been a while since you have ventured across the Cascades into Central and Eastern Washington, prepare to be amazed. When many of us weren’t looking, our …
  • Organisers promise Perth Wine Machine will run smoothly after NSW disaster 25 Mar 2019 19:09 Sunday Times Promoted as having the “best chardy ever”, it was difficult to get a drop at the Hunter Valley’s Wine Machine festival — and its next stop is Perth. Frozen pizzas, two-hour drink lines and a lack of chardonnay saw the event branded “Fyre Festival 2.0”, but …
  • 'Beyond scary': Wine Machine festival cops criticism after chaos erupts during evacuation 25 Mar 2019 18:44 WA Today Another said "you legitimately shoved thousands of people out on to roads in the middle of an electrical storm, when Roche Estate had perfectly fine shelter that we could have used". "So dangerous and beyond scary watching people trying to …
  • Majestic Wine to change name and potentially close shops 25 Mar 2019 18:41 Shoreham Herald Majestic Wine – which has a number of shops around Sussex – has said it may embark on a store closure plan. The news emerged as it announced it was rebranding its name to Naked Wines, the name of its online wine retail business which the group bought in …
  • Fire on Wine Street 25 Mar 2019 18:16 Sligo Weekender A fire broke out in the Wine Street area of Sligo town shortly before 2pm today. Sligo Fire Service were on the scene with three units in attendance to get the fire under control. Traffic is currently being diverted in the Wine Street area from the …
  • The Latest: Netanyanu seeks Trump OK to share Israeli wine 25 Mar 2019 17:09 The Sacramento Bee The Latest on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) is asking President Donald Trump for permission to share Israeli wine with …
  • Majestic Wine set to close stores 25 Mar 2019 16:27 Daily Post Majestic Wine is to embark on a store closure plan as part of a wider transformation. The specialist wine retailer did not specify the number of outlets it will close but boss Rowan Gormley said he has "no choice", adding that he will aim to …
  • Wine industry cheers loosening of interprovincial booze rules 25 Mar 2019 16:24 CBC Winemakers are toasting a pledge in last week's federal budget to loosen interprovincial barriers around wine sales, while also hoping — with an election on the way — that the promise doesn't die on the vine. The Liberals' pre-election budget …
  • Rosé All Day Garden, New Seminar Stage Announced for 2019 South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival 25 Mar 2019 15:21 University Chronicle Featured winemakers, spirits and enhanced seminar stage highlight award-winning annual charity event MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla. (PRWEB) March 25, 2019 America’s most renowned wine and food festivals have four main ingredients—celebrity winemakers, top culinary …
  • Majestic Wine share price falls as stores could be sold to focus on Naked Wines online arm 25 Mar 2019 14:46 Evening Standard The boss of Majestic Wine on Monday raised the prospect of ditching the business altogether to focus on its online arm, Naked Wines. Chief executive Rowan Gormley, who founded Naked in 2008 and sold it to Majestic in 2015 for £70 million, laid out …
  • Majestic Wine puts stores up for sale in radical revamp 25 Mar 2019 14:36 Telegraph.co.uk Majestic Wine has unveiled a radical revamp that will see its retail business put up for sale or run down as it focuses on its faster-growing Naked Wines division. The cash raised from selling Majestic and its 200 stores will be invested in Naked, the …
  • Recharge & relax at Mymering Wine & Guest Estate 25 Mar 2019 14:23 Newspaper The meaning of the word ‘Mymering’ is to reminisce on only what is fabulous! The Mymering team can’t wait to share everything they love about their home with you. It’s flawless landscapes, unique attractions, 6 dogs, and the fantastic opportunity to simply …
  • Top model, 24, drunkenly slaps flight attendant after mixing wine and pills 25 Mar 2019 13:11 Sunday People A top model convicted of slapping a flight attendant across the face after yelling obscenities and racial slurs on board a plane could be jailed. Miss Australia finalist Adau Mornyang denied drunkenly attacking the male cabin crew member on a United …
  • China wine market soars 25 Mar 2019 13:04 The New Zealand Herald A group of New Zealand firms is attending the Chengdu Wine Fair to drum up custom. China is becoming an increasingly important market for New Zealand wine and a group of local firms is hoping to boost sales further by making an appearance this week at one …
  • Majestic Wine to shut down number of shops and rebrand as Naked Wines 25 Mar 2019 12:55 Charleston Daily Mail Majestic Wine to shut down some of its shops and rebrand as Naked Wines as it targets a 'transformation' Majestic, which has 210 shops in the UK, did not say how many will close It will rebrand as its online brand, Naked Wines, which it bought in …
  • Measuring bunch rot impact on wine quality 25 Mar 2019 12:37 The Land Newspaper While the winegrape harvest accelerates across Australia, research at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) is arming grapegrowers and winemakers with increased knowledge about how bunch rot can impact a final wine – and how much is too much. …
  • Majestic Wine to close stores and rebrand under Naked name 25 Mar 2019 12:33 The Guardian Majestic Wine, Britain’s biggest specialist wine retailer, said it would shut a number of stores and adopt the Naked Wines name as part of plans to focus on its online and international business. Faced with a declining high street, Majestic set out plans …
  • Yoweri Museveni's days as president are numbered: Bobi Wine 25 Mar 2019 11:24 Nation By DAILY MONITOR More by this Author As the battle for the 2021 General Election draws closer, the man behind the People Power campaign, Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi has said President Museveni's stay in power is numbered. Mr Kyagulanyi …
  • Coke, wine to blame for bottle shortage 25 Mar 2019 11:24 DW.DE Oliver Schell owns a family winery in Germany's Ahr region. He was ready to fill his first bottles with 2018 vintage wine as early as last week. Sadly, he found out that schlegelflaschen — the elegant long bottles made of white glass that he normally  …
  • Majestic Wine ramps up investments in online Naked Wines business 25 Mar 2019 11:19 euronews (Reuters) - Majestic Wine PLC on Monday said it would sell assets, close stores and review its dividend as part of a wider plan to invest more and focus on its online Naked Wines business. Shares of the company, one of Britain's best-known wine …
  • Majestic Wine announces store closures and rebrand to Norwich’s Naked Wines 25 Mar 2019 11:14 Evening News 24 PUBLISHED: 08:54 25 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:03 25 March 2019 Majestic wine warehouse on Dereham Road, Norwich Photo: Bill Smith Archant © 2009 The specialist wine retailer has not revealed how many stores will close, though boss Rowan Gormley has said he …
  • Majestic Wine announces store closure amid major restructuring plan 25 Mar 2019 11:06 Evening Chronicle Retailer Majestic Wine is to embark on a store closure plan as part of a wider transformation that will see the group stomach extra costs. The specialist wine retailer did not specify the number of outlets it will close but boss Rowan Gormley said he has “ …
  • Aldi’s wine range is rising to new heights 25 Mar 2019 10:59 The Guardian Toro Loco Organic Red Wine, Utiel-Requena, Spain 2017 (£4.99, Aldi). Like most of the country, it seems, I’ve been on a bit of a journey with Aldi in the past decade. According to a recent Guardian long read on the arch-discounters, the stores, which had …
  • Majestic Wine announces closure plan 25 Mar 2019 10:29 Express and Star The specialist wine retailer did not specify the number of outlets it will close but boss Rowan Gormley said he has "no choice", adding that he will aim to "minimise job losses". Majestic trades from around 200 stores in the UK, …
  • Majestic Wine announces store closures in radical shake-up 25 Mar 2019 10:27 Birmingham Mail Majestic Wine is to embark on a store closure plan as part of a wider transformation that will see the group stomach extra costs. The specialist wine retailer did not specify the number of outlets it will close but boss Rowan Gormley said he has "no …
  • Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe an easy spring-break destination for wine lovers 25 Mar 2019 10:25 The Fresno Bee Friends planning their first trip to Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe asked for advice. They turned to us because over the past decade my wife and I customarily have paused a day or two in Valle de Guadalupe on our nearly annual drives to and from the southern …
  • Majestic Wine scales back as sharpens focus on Naked Wines 25 Mar 2019 10:24 Reuters * To boost Naked Wines investment to 20 mln pounds by 2020 * Strategy change “drastic and unexpected” - Liberum analysts * Expects to achieve FY sales target of 500 million pounds * Shares fall 10 percent (Adds analysts’ comment, details on Naked Wine …
  • Majestic Wine announces store closure plan 25 Mar 2019 10:16 Irish Independent 0 Comments Majestic Wine announces store closure plan Independent.ie Majestic Wine is to embark on a store closure plan as part of a wider transformation that will see the group stomach extra costs. https://www.independent.ie/world-news/ …
  • Corkage fee helps put a cap on wine expenses 25 Mar 2019 10:14 Los Angeles Times Sometimes wine lovers bring in a treasured bottle they've held on to for years. Bestia wine director Ryan Ibsen regards it as an honor when that happens. "Traditionally, that's what bringing your own bottle to a restaurant with a great wine …
  • Majestic Wine to shut down some of it shops and rebrand as Naked Wines 25 Mar 2019 10:12 Charleston Daily Mail Majestic Wine to shut down some of its shops and rebrand as Naked Wines as it targets a 'transformation' Majestic, which has 210 shops in the UK, did not say how many will close It will rebrand as its online brand, Naked Wines, which it bought in …

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