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Armit backs Italy with several new agency partnerships

Published:  07 March, 2019

Armit Wines is flexing its muscles in its Italian portfolio, having added several new producers through agencies or partner agencies.

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Aperol continues to lead the way for Campari Group

Published:  05 March, 2019

The demand for Italian aperitifs is still going strong, after sales of Aperol jumped 56% in the UK last year.

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Carluccio’s boss calls out casual dining operators for aggressive expansion plans

Published:  04 March, 2019

Carluccio’s CEO has criticised the UK restaurant sector for focusing on “capex-heavy investments” – the same focus which almost brought the chain to brink of collapse last year.

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France versus Italy: why the French are winning the aperitif game

Published:  01 March, 2019

This year marks 100 years since the birth of the new king of the cocktail world. Named after a thirsty Count who requested gin rather than soda water to be added to his favourite tipple, the negroni has played the long game, delighting drinkers with simple balance of Campari, sweet Italian vermouth, and of course, the juniper-based spirit. Today, it is number one cocktail served with gin – even more popular than the martini.

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Hatch Mansfield signs distribution deal for Gaja

Published:  07 January, 2019

Hatch Mansfield has signed a deal as the exclusive UK agent for the Gaja family, marking the first Italian producer to join its portfolio

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Treasury Wine Estates introduces Cavaliere d’Oro

Published:  21 September, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launched a new Italian wine brand called Cavaliere d’Oro.

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Flint Wines boosts Italian portfolio with organic wines

Published:  22 August, 2018

Fine wine importer Flint Wines has agreed a new collaboration for organic-certified wines with three Italian estates.

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Italian diversity paving the way for premium Prosecco?

Published:  20 June, 2018

A greater appreciation of Italy’s regions and varietal diversity could be laying the groundwork for the longevity of Prosecco, according to experts.

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Tre Bicchieri heads to London

Published:  31 January, 2018

As UK sales of Italian wine continue to boom, some of Italy’s top winemakers are converging in London next week for Tre Bicchieri Grand Tasting.

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Veeno continues rapid expansion with greater-london launch

Published:  29 September, 2017

Veeno, the Italian wine café, is bringing Italian Aperitivo to Greater London for the first time with the opening of its 16th site in Kingston-upon-Thames, next month.

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The Australian Alternative

Published:  07 September, 2017

As exciting new wines continue to emerge from Down Under, Andrew Catchpole finds that for the UK it’s more about style than variety when it comes to looking afresh at Oz

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Back in fashion liqueurs boost sales for Gruppo Campari

Published:  04 August, 2017

The owner of Aperol Spritz posted solid results in the first half of 2017 in the UK where strong sales of the orange-based liqueur boosted the bottom line.

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Harpers to helm Bellavita retail debate

Published:  01 June, 2017

Harpers is heading to Bellavita this month, where we will be chairing a panel discussion on ways to penetrate the UK off-trade.

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Campari comeback continues with Negroni Week UK launch

Published:  18 May, 2017

The first official Negroni Week is coming to the UK next month.

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