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Scotland's oldest distillery releases rare single cask malt

Published:  01 May, 2015

Perthshire distillery Glenturret has released a rare single cask malt whisky that will only be available online.

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Australian Vintage to release new sparkler

Published:  01 May, 2015

Australian Vintage will be rolling out its new release McGuigan Frizzante at this year's London Wine Fair in May.

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Lobbying local councils could be key weapon against 'prohibitionist' alcohol policies, the WSTA claims

Published:  30 April, 2015

Local councils are the real driving force between prohibitionist alcohol policies - and the trade should devote more attention to them, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. 

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Yellow Tail to launch a 12-week marketing campaign in the UK

Published:  30 April, 2015

Australian-based Yellow Tail is set to launch a 12-week marketing campaign with the goal of reaching 11m UK consumers.

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Gin brand Langley's No.8 teams up with events business for summer marketing

Published:  30 April, 2015

Gin brand Langley's No.8 is ramping up its summer activity after signing an exclusive gin partnerships with Gorilla Events.

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Kingsland Drinks to acquire Bottle Green Limited

Published:  30 April, 2015

Kingsland Drinks yesterday agreed to purchase Bottle Green Limited from DCC Food & Beverage UK Limited for an undisclosed sum.

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EU Parliament backs mandatory calorie labelling proposal

Published:  30 April, 2015

Yesterday members of the European Parliament voted to table a proposal that by the end of 2016 all alcoholic drinks have calorie content labels.

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Waitrose sees sales of English wine soar

Published:  30 April, 2015

Sales of English wine at Waitrose nearly doubled in 2014, and the retailer has reported an increase of 177% in the last week.

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Italian restaurant Carluccio's launches online wine shop

Published:  29 April, 2015

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio has launched an online wine shop as part of a revamp of its website which goes live today.

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Absolut vodka to modernise its iconic bottle

Published:  29 April, 2015

Absolut is making design changes to its iconic bottle that helped make the brand famous in 1979, "making it ready to face the future."

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Demand for premium Australian wine drives rise in exports

Published:  29 April, 2015

Exports of Australian wine rose in volume and value terms last year, driven by higher priced wines, the latest figures from the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) show.

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XPO Logistics acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle could benefit wine importers

Published:  29 April, 2015

XPO Logistics is to acquire Norbert Dentressangle, a leading global provider of contract logistics, freight brokerage and transportation services in a move that could benefit UK wine importers through improved customer service and the availability of a broader logistic network.

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Washington State winery partners with French winemakers to launch transatlantic wine brand

Published:  29 April, 2015

A US winery has partnered with Rhône winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie to launch a new trans-Altantic wine range.

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Gusbourne Plc sales surge 56% in 2014, but posted a £1m loss for the year

Published:  29 April, 2015

English wine company Gusbourne Plc sales surged 56% for the financial year 2014, but because of expansion investments the company also reported a net loss of over £1m for the same period.

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UK GDP slumps to a 3 year low, signalling potential trouble ahead for retailers

Published:  28 April, 2015

The UK's economy grew at its slowest pace in three years, expanding just 0.3% in for the first quarter of the year.

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Future of Scotch Whisky "sound", SWA says, but it warns of turbulent Scottish politics

Published:  28 April, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association has insisted that the long term fundamentals for Scotch are "sound" and well-placed to return to growth once the economies of its export market strengthen

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LWF 2015 to host record-breaking 150 UK businesses and offer over 100 programme seminars

Published:  28 April, 2015

London Wine Fair 2015 is set to to host over 150 UK wine businesses and offer more than 100 presentations across the three day fair. 

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Sparkling wine-on-tap brand Frizzenti strengthens national team

Published:  28 April, 2015

Italian sparkling wine-on-tap brand Frizzenti is building a national sales team with the addition of two sales executives.

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Global wine consumption fell in 2014, but shows signs of "stabilisation", OIV says

Published:  28 April, 2015

Global wine consumption has dropped slightly in the last year, according to the latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) - but overall there are signs of stabilization.

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American whiskey category sees 19% value growth in the UK according to Nielsen

Published:  28 April, 2015

American Whiskey is now worth £190m in the UK and saw growth last year of 19% according to Nielsen's most recent beer, wines and spirits data.

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