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IWC launches digital platform to connect wine industry

Published:  15 October, 2018

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has launched a digital platform designed to bring together the members of the wine industry from around the world.

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New wine school for the South West

Published:  15 October, 2018

A new wine school co-founded by Hayley Reynolds DipWSET is set to launch in the South West with the support of a trio of the region’s well known wine experts.

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Trade must embrace consumer trends to capitalise on summer growth

Published:  15 October, 2018

Kingsland Drinks has called for the trade to do more to tap into the modest value growth in sales witnessed over the summer, with innovation and new formats key to winning over new drinkers in the wine category.

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Waitrose introduces 100 new lines to bolster premium position

Published:  12 October, 2018

“Functional booze is not our game. We need to tell a story,” says Pierpaolo Petrassi, head of buying, beers, wines and spirits at Waitrose.

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Argentina currency collapse could boost premium wine exports.

Published:  11 October, 2018

In the last week of August there was more than a little flurry of activity for the emerging markets trading sector of Wall Street as the Argentinian peso collapsed yet again. Those in the UK and global wine trade tuned in to assess how this might affect the price and positioning of Argentina and its punter-pulling flagship Malbec.

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Pushing profitability in the Cape

Published:  11 October, 2018

South Africa has never produced more exciting wines, but its industry remains under severe financial stress. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Joe Fattorini: Increase your prices? What an idea…

Published:  10 October, 2018

Ditch Vulcan pricing algorithms says Communicator of the Year Joe Fattorini in a new column looking at simple yet often counterintuitive ways to boost sales

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The Wine Scholar Guild adds Spanish programme to scholarship portfolio

Published:  09 October, 2018

The Wine Scholar Guild has added a Spain specific programme to its portfolio of scholarships developed for wine educators.

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Enotria adds three agencies

Published:  08 October, 2018

Enotria & Coe has added two new additions to its portfolio – Aussie producer Chaffey Bros and Kir-Yianni from Greece, while Italian winery Brancaia has returned to the fold.

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Sommelier of the Year scoops international title

Published:  08 October, 2018

Aymeric Pollenne, of Hide and currently the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Sommelier of the Year, has beaten stiff competition to win the overall International Young Sommelier 2018 title.

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UK winemakers lobby government to scrap “damaging” planned tax rises

Published:  08 October, 2018

Winemakers in England and Wales have banded together to try and convince the government to rethink plans for a duty hike that could hamper exports and stifle growth.

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Tim Atkin MW: What it takes to be the best

Published:  08 October, 2018

TIM ATKIN, WINE CRITIC, BROADCASTER, CO-CHAIR OF THE IWC

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Co-op focuses on everyday value and increasing Fairtrade

Published:  05 October, 2018

The Co- op’s most visible point of difference has always been Fairtrade and its autumn tasting on 4 October showed that the buyers have convinced further suppliers to convert to Fairtrade for several key wines.

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Champagne sees increase in trade share

Published:  05 October, 2018

Champagne’s trade share has risen from 1% to 8% by value in the past eight years, with the number of unique Champagnes trading having multiplied in the same time frame, according to a new report.

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Ksara pushes 'Lebanon’s answer to Greek Assyrtiko’

Published:  05 October, 2018

Native white varieties will be key in propelling understanding of Lebanon’s cool climate wines, Ksara estate’s George Sara has told Harpers.

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Armit boosts team with two key appointments

Published:  05 October, 2018

Armit Wines has appointed a new sales & marketing director alongside a key account & brand manager.

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Co-op claims UK supermarket first with introduction of Helix corks

Published:  04 October, 2018

The Co-op has claimed a UK supermarket first with the introduction of Helix wine corks - Portugal’s answer to the metal screw cap.

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New push to back Japanese wines

Published:  04 October, 2018

A campaign is being launched to back Japanese wine in the UK.

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London’s Dandelyan wins world’s best bar accolade

Published:  04 October, 2018

London’s Dandelyan has claimed the top accolade as the world’s best bar at The World’s 50 Best Bars awards 2018.

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Attracting Talent

Published:  03 October, 2018

Speaking to Harpers in our August issue, Berry Bros & Rudd chief executive Dan Jago made a strong case for the trade to better promote the career opportunities that exist within. The trade itself, he argued, had done much to shift from being a lifestyle choice to a more dynamic, professional world, offering exciting and diverse opportunities for those who entered, backed by quality training.

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