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Ridgeview unveils contemporary new look

Published:  24 May, 2018

Ridgeview has given its English wine portfolio a makeover signalling a new direction for the brand.

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Onwards and upwards

Published:  16 May, 2018

Brexit and political tussling over the UK’s place in the world is taking place alongside the growing global conversation around quality UK wines and spirits. Here we map the points where the two meet 

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Bibendum bolsters English wine portfolio with two new producers

Published:  10 May, 2018

Bibendum has bolstered its English wine portfolio with two new producers - Greyfriars and Litmus.

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UK wine export set to soar

Published:  09 May, 2018

WineGB has set the bar high, predicting the value of UK wine exports could reach up to £350 million by 2040. That’s no mean feat with export accounting for just 5% of production in 2017 – a figure that is expected to rise to 25% by 2025.

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Kentish wineries partner with Visit Kent to launch wine tourism initiative

Published:  23 April, 2018

Seven Kentish wineries have partnered with Visit Kent to launch a new wine tourism initiative – The Wine Garden of England.

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Gusbourne creates marketing manager role

Published:  16 April, 2018

Gusbourne Estate has created a marketing manager role to support its next stage of development.

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Record breaking year for bottles of English and Welsh wine

Published:  03 April, 2018

A record number of bottles of English and Welsh wines were released onto the market last year, according to new HMRC data.

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Exton Park claims first for UK fizz with Quebec launch

Published:  27 March, 2018

Exton Park Vineyard has revealed its Rosé NV is setting sails for Quebec, Canada.

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Vagabond reveals first wines to come out of new Battersea winery

Published:  20 March, 2018

Vagabond Wines has revealed the first releases to come out of its new winery in the old Battersea Power Station, with an English fizz leading the way.

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Devon manor to launch vineyard

Published:  14 March, 2018

Lympstone Manor has revealed plans to plant a vineyard within its 28-acre estate.

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Sussex Wineries launch to boost marketing and tourism

Published:  13 March, 2018

Eight leading Sussex wineries came together on Monday in Brighton to mark a strengthened collaboration between producers across the twin counties.

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Bolney turns to screwcap

Published:  28 February, 2018

Bolney Wine Estate has announced going forward it's replacing its cork closures across its still wine portfolio with screwcaps.

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Majestic releases first ‘NDA’ English wine

Published:  26 February, 2018

Majestic has released a batch of sparkling wine for which it is asking buyers to comply with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the details of the tipple.

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WineGB unveils new branding and 2018 activity

Published:  15 February, 2018

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has unveiled its new branding following the merger of Vineyards Association (UKVA) and English Wine Producers (EWP), and the subsequent name change, last year.

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Rathfinny reveals Sussex sparkling launch details

Published:  13 February, 2018

Rathfinny Estate has announced the highly anticipated launch of its first Sussex sparkling wines will take place at Somerset House in London on April 24th.

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Vranken-Pommery Monopole becomes first French Champagne house to sell English wine

Published:  07 February, 2018

Champagne producer Vranken-Pommery Monopole has released its first English sparkling wine.

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Hambledon extends educational programme with WSET courses

Published:  22 January, 2018

Hambledon Vineyard has added WSET courses to its education and personal development programme on a permanent basis.

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Guy Woodward: My 10 New Year’s resolutions

Published:  11 January, 2018

1. DRINK WHEN I WANT

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Chapel Down to ‘accelerate growth’ as it raises £18.53m via fundraising

Published:  13 December, 2017

Chapel Down has raised £18.53m through the issue of new shares, with the intention of raising a further £1.47m via an additional open offer for existing shareholders.

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Chapel Down dips toes further into spirits with vodka and gin duo

Published:  30 November, 2017

Chapel Down has launched a spirits range comprising vodka and gin to tap the opportunity for ‘super premium’ tipples.

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Three Choirs launches ‘first release’ still white for the first time in six years

Published:  27 November, 2017

Three Choirs Vineyards has launched a ‘first release’ still white wine for the first time in six years.

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Spanish give English Albariño wine the thumbs up

Published:  20 November, 2017

Chapel Down Winery in Kent is the only UK vineyard to make a wine from 100% Albariño – a grape associated with Galicia in northwest Spain.

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Ridgeview heralds non-vintage move as it appoints youngest winemaker

Published:  11 November, 2017

Ridgeview Wine Estate has appointed its youngest winemaker to date, Rory Loftus aged 23, as assistant head winemaker amid a key transitional change of its vintage wines to non-vintage.

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Number of UK wine producers reaches record high

Published:  31 October, 2017

The number of wine producers in the UK has jumped by 13% to a record high boosted by the demand for boutique drinks and homegrown products.

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Bolney bolsters sparkling wine menu with new duo

Published:  26 October, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate has bolstered its sparkling wine portfolio with two new varieties as home-grown fizz continues to gain traction.

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Three Choirs receives heritage revamp

Published:  25 October, 2017

English wine brand Three Choirs has been given its first makeover in a decade to tap the booming thirst for homegrown tipples with a history.

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Major English wine producers back WSTA's call for a freeze on wine duty

Published:  23 October, 2017

Major English and Welsh wine producers have joined forces with the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) to lobby the Chancellor for a cut to wine duty in the November Budget.

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Matthew Clark bolsters wine menu with 83 tipples

Published:  10 October, 2017

Matthew Clark has bolstered its menu with an additional 83 wines, taking it to a total of more than 1,400, as part of its autumn wine release.

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Chapel Down appoints ex BrewDog head as ‘beer MD’

Published:  04 October, 2017

Chapel Down has appointed Gareth Bath, previous managing director for craft brewer BrewDog, to the newly created position of ‘managing director of beer’.

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Hattingley and MWs Susie Barrie and Peter Richards launch English wine initiative

Published:  02 October, 2017

Hattingley Valley has joined forces with TV presenters Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW to launch a charity-focused English wine initiative.

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Langham Wine Estate appoints first head of sales & marketing

Published:  11 September, 2017

Langham Wine Estate has appointed Caroline Gitsham as head of sales & marketing – a new role created as the Dorset sparkling wine producer expands its production and tourism potential.

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Naked Wines reveals £1m investment into English wine as sales surge

Published:  09 August, 2017

Naked Wines has reported a 16% volume increase in annual sales of its English wines (to July 2017), driven by the seemingly unquenchably thirst for home-grown bubbles.

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Fuller’s champions English fizz in own pubs

Published:  08 August, 2017

Fuller’s has replaced its Champagne house pour with English sparkling wine throughout its own pubs following a ‘highly successful’ trial.

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New appointment ups ante at Lyme Bay following BRC approval

Published:  01 August, 2017

Devon-based winery, Lyme Bay Winery, has appointed a new quality manager to continue its work into best practice.

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Hambledon becomes WSET approved

Published:  24 July, 2017

English vineyard Hambledon is upping its tourism and education offering by becoming an official programme provider for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

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Bolney scoops top prize at inaugural UK Wine Awards

Published:  20 July, 2017

The first UK Wine Awards set a new tone for the English and Welsh wine industry at Wimbledon’s Hotel du Vin yesterday.

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The Midcounties Co-operative ramps up focus on regional wine

Published:  18 July, 2017

A trio of English wine producers has secured listings with The Midcounties Co-operative Food as the retailer ramps up its regional products and staff training.

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English wine sales boom at Jascots

Published:  13 July, 2017

Jascots Wine Merchants has reported a 171% volume hike in its English wine sales.

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Mannings Heath owner plans to create new West Sussex vineyard

Published:  13 July, 2017

The owner of Mannings Heath Golf Course & Wine Estate, Penny Streeter OBE, has expanded her West Sussex footprint with the acquisition of Leonardslee estate at Lower Beeding, near Horsham, for an undisclosed sum.

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Bolney becomes first English magnum to be sold in John Lewis

Published:  06 July, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate has secured a listing with John Lewis for its Blanc de Blancs 2011 (75cl), Blanc de Blancs 2010 (150cl) and the Cuvée Rosé 2014, making it the first English magnum available from the department store.   

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Chapel Down becomes first English wine to win ‘top honour’ in US wine challenge

Published:  14 June, 2017

Chapel Down has been awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the US Ultimate Wine Challenge 2017 competition for its Three Graces 2010 vintage.

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Simpsons Wine Estate embarks on wine tours

Published:  08 June, 2017

Simpsons Wine Estate is hoping to build on the growing excitement of English wine with a programme of wine tourism that will see the winery run regular vineyard tours.

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Bancroft grows organic portfolio with acquisition of Mason & Mason Wines

Published:  06 June, 2017

Bancroft Wines has acquired organic wine specialist Mason & Mason Wines for an undisclosed sum.

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Hush Heath launches sparkling apple wine

Published:  01 June, 2017

Kent producer Hush Heath is mixing up its offering through the launch of two new apple sparkling drinks made in the traditional method.

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Coates & Seely awarded top gong at UK Wine Awards

Published:  31 May, 2017

The winners of the first UK Wine Awards was announced today with Coates & Seely taking the top gong.

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Coates & Seely signs deal as Goodwood’s English fizz supplier

Published:  30 May, 2017

Coates & Seely has signed a deal as the exclusive English sparkling wine partner of Goodwood Racecourse. 

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LWF: Exton Park goes small with half-sized bottles

Published:  24 May, 2017

English sparkling wine producer Exton Park showcased its half-sized 37.5ml bottles of sparkling wines at this year's London Wine Fair (LWF).

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LWF: English wine producers reveal export focus

Published:  23 May, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate and Lyme Bay Winery are both gearing up to tap the popularity of English fizz abroad, with the former set to make its first move into Scandinavia and the latter poised to ‘significantly’ increase its acres as part of a new export strategy.

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Volume dip for UK harvest

Published:  08 May, 2017

UK harvest production figures dipped in the past year, but 2016 was a “high quality” vintage year, according to data released today.   

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