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Launch of Wimbledon 1889 lager gains momentum

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Drink brewed by Wimbledon Brewery to be launched on Friday at Burton game 19 July 2017 Our announcement that we are launching a new lager has so far been very well received and the club are delighted to reveal more details about selling arrangements for Friday. An article was today published in the London Standard about the lager brewed by our partners at the Wimbledon Brewery and Commercial Director Ivor Heller will this afternoon be speaking about the launch on Talksport 2 (Ray Stubbs Show from 2.15 pm). As part of Friday's launch at the Burton Albion pre-season friendly, we will be selling the bottled lager in the middle bar with supporters able to try it there and then. There will also be 'off sales' with bottles of six or 24 available in the middle bar for fans to take away with them. This will be in middle bar about 20 minutes after the...

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California’s Most Expensive Wines

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It's California's turn to go under the microscope as we look for the world's most expensive wines. By Don Kavanagh | Posted Saturday, 15-Jul-2017 Along with death and taxes, one of life's nailed-on certainties is that the price of California – by which we really mean Napa – wines go in one direction only, and that is up; but it isn't quite true. Certainly, there has been some price inflation in the past year, but taking a look at the list of California's 10 most expensive wines shows that some have actually decreased in price since we last checked. Decreased! Yes, it sounds strange, mysterious, even disturbing, but we can assure you it's true. In fact three wines on the top 10 have come down in price, although whether a $6 fall in a wine that costs $620 a bottle can genuinely be called a reduction is open to debate. However, 30 percent of...

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Dramatic late winner from Egan defeats Premier League Watford

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By Chris Slavin A late goal from substitute Alfie Egan earned a morale-boosting victory for AFC Wimbledon against Premier League Watford today. In an entertaining pre-season friendly, Egan struck with just two minutes left to secure a 3-2 win and the Football Manager Cup, an accolade that was shared two years ago. Egan, who scored for Wimbledon against Watford two seasons ago in the FA Youth Cup, capped another fine display at senior level with the winner. His goal came after an encouraging display from Wimbledon with new faces impressing, particularly Cody McDonald, who scored twice in his first match for the Dons. With Watford manager Marco Silva selecting a strong starting 11 full of Premier League experience, it was a tough test for a Wimbledon side containing a clutch of new players. Of course, Callum Kennedy and Deji Oshilaja were both back in familiar surroundings, but goalkeeper George Long and striker Cody McDonald were...

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MICHELIN ACQUIRES A 40% STAKE IN THE WINE ADVOCATE

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As reported by TyrePress.com, as part of the deal Michelin has also acquired a 40% stake in the Robertparker.com website. In a move that makes Michelin one of the most powerful influencers in the world of food and wine, the partnership will initially focus on Asia and North America prior to a rollout in Europe and the rest of the world. “We look forward to leveraging our strong relationship to develop even broader offerings for our customers,” Alexandre Taisne, chief executive of Michelin’s food and travel business, said. Robert Parker believes Michelin’s involvement with The Wine Advocate will marry the often divided worlds of food and wine “Far too long critics have divided wine and food into two separate areas of expertise, but now the most realistic blend of impartial, independent, unbiased, intelligent food and wine opinion and wisdom have been married for the benefit of both wine and food consumers,” Parker added. Back in 2012...

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Watford visit Dons for Football Manager Cup clash

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Excitement is building ahead of the new season as this Saturday Premier League Watford visit The Cherry Red Records Stadium for the Football Manager Cup. Both sets of suppporters can book tickets in advance from our online ticket shop, as Neal Ardley prepares for Wimbledon's second season in League One. Watford meanwhile are preparing for another season of top-flight football, now under the leadership of former Hull City boss Marco Silva. It's shaping up to be a great day down at the Dons, as we host our second Ale & Cider Festival and you can also buy in advance for this great event. Wimbledon fans will be keen to catch an initial glimpse of Neal's five new signings so far this summer. Goalkeeper George Long is on a season-loan from Sheffield United, centre-back Deji Oshilaja and left-back Callum Kennedy have returned to the club as has striker Kwesi Appiah - who started training with...

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The top 10 investment wines that returned 150pc in five years

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James Connington 3 JULY 2017 • 10:18AM The value of fine wines has risen by 20pc over the past year, with demand climbing as investors look for novel ways to diversify their portfolios. Wine, stamps, coins and other collectibles are seen as being uncorrelated to the stock market, and so are desirable for those who want to insulate themselves from any crash in shares. Far from buying a dusty bottles in old-fashioned shops, there are sophisticated trading platforms and other tools to help people to invest. Most such investments can’t be held within an Isa and ideally require a degree of knowledge. But they are significantly more accessible than in the past. Telegraph Money has taken a look at the best performing investment wines over the past year, using data from wine marketplace Liv-ex, which produces indices that track the wine market. Over the past year, its Liv-ex 100 index of the most traded fine wines has risen by 20pc. It has...

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DONS TO HOST BRENTFORD IN CARABAO CUP

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AFC Wimbledon have been handed a plum first round draw in the Carabao Cup with a home tie against Brentford. At the seventh time of asking, AFC Wimbledon finally landed a home tie and it's certainly one to savour with the Championship club visiting in the week commencing 7 August. The last meeting between the two clubs was a thriller with the Bees winning 5-3 in the EFL Trophy. Ticket details for the Dons versus Brentford will be announced in due course....

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Fine wine growth continues

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Fine wine growth continued in May with the main indices rising by 0.4% (Liv-ex 100) and +0.5% (Liv-ex Investables) says Andrew della Casa, founding director of The Wine Investment Fund (TWIF). The fine wine market was helped by a drop in sterling during the month. The pound fell by 1% against the US dollar and by slightly more against the euro, yen and renminbi. Within the wine market, the major focus over the past month has been the en primeur release of the new Bordeaux vintage, the 2016s. Virtually all wines have now been offered and, looking at the euro-based château release prices, most have seen sharp price increases compared to the (equally lauded) 2015s. These price rises have then been exaggerated further once converted to sterling, thanks to the 12% fall in the pound since last year. Fifteen to twenty of the most sought-after names have sold well. These chateaux have tended...

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BROADER FINE WINE MARKET POWERS ON

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5th June, 2017 by Rupert Millar If the ups and downs of Bordeaux is holding back the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100, the broader market is booming, climbing over 1% in May. The Fine Wine 100 returned a very small gain of 0.4% in May, largely wiping out a 0.5% in April. The much broader Fine Wine 1000 though, which tracks a much wider array of 1,000 wines from across France, Italy, the US, Australia, Spain and Portugal, rose 1.2%. The index has been rising for a record 18 consecutive months and, closing May on 310.57, it is now far above its previous all-time high of 280 it reached back in 2011. All of the sub-indices rose in May, with the Burgundy 150 being the best performer – up 2.6%. The Bordeaux 500 was also a strong performer, up 1.2%, as was the Italy 100, which rose 1.1%. The best performing indices of the year to date are...

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