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Scotch whisky exports fell in 2014, the latest SWA figures reveal

Published:  01 April, 2015

Exports of Scotch whisky last well fell 7% to £3.95bn, according to figures published by the Scotch Whisky Association, compared to £4.26bn in 2013. 

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Hennessy celebrates 250th anniversary with limited edition cognac release

Published:  01 April, 2015

The Hennessey cognac house is celebrating its 250th anniversary by releasing The Hennessy 250 Collector's Blend, a limited edition signature blend of eaux-de-vies.

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Free Run Wines adds first Aussie winery to portfolio

Published:  31 March, 2015

Free Run Wines is adding its first Australian wine producer, Morambro Creek to its portfolio from next month

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Oddbins losses halve as turnover in England rises 10%

Published:  31 March, 2015

Oddbins saw turnover increase nearly 10% in England in the last 12 months, as it makes headway towards profitability.

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English sparkling producer Jenkyn Place adds first Blanc de Noir

Published:  31 March, 2015

Hampshire winery Jenkyn Place has added its first Blanc de Noirs to its range, which will be available from June.

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TWE announces consolidation in its US and Australian supply chain

Published:  31 March, 2015

Treasury Wine is making "significant changes" to optimise its supply chain and cut overheads, it announced today.

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Wine technology company VinTank bought by W20 Group

Published:  31 March, 2015

VinTank, the US technology company that helps wine companies manage their social media presence, has been purchased by San-Francisco-based digital communications agency, W2O Group.

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Bancroft wines restructures and strengthens the team as profits rise 10%

Published:  31 March, 2015

Bancroft Wines is restructuring to create four wine divisions dedicated to its key sales channels.

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Dufry to acquire majority stake in World Duty Free Group in "milestone" deal

Published:  30 March, 2015

Dufry's, a leading company in the travel retail sector, has reached a deal to acquire a 50.1% stake in World Duty Free Group (WDF) from Edizione.

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Drambuie saw profits slide in run up to sale

Published:  30 March, 2015

Drambuie saw its profits slide nearly 10%, in the run up to its sale to William Grant & Sons, according to accounts filed at Companies House.

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Naked Wines research finds consumers preferring higher alcohol wine

Published:  30 March, 2015

Naked Wines, the online wine retailer which crowdfunds independent winemakers through its customer base of over 250,000 'angels', has found that its consumers are favouring higher alcohol wines.

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Health body urges Premier League to look beyond booze brands for sponsors

Published:  30 March, 2015

The Alcohol Health Alliance is today calling on the Premier League to follow the lead of sporting organisations in France and look outside the alcohol industry for future high profile sponsorship deals.

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New Zealand Winegrowers to host global events for Sauvignon Blanc Day

Published:  30 March, 2015

New Zealand Winegrowers Association is hosting a series of events to celebrate the sixth annual Sauvignon Blanc Day, which is set to be held on Frday 24 April.

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Coravin targets in home use as it starts to builds a Nespresso-style community

Published:  30 March, 2015

Coravin, the gadget that allows you drink wine without opening the bottle, is looking to broaden its reach in the UK through as it targets in-home users.

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Online wine merchant Swig targets on-trade as it appoints its first brand ambassador

Published:  27 March, 2015

Swig, the independent online merchant is ramping up its focus on the on-trade after appointing a new brand ambassador.

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Kingsland rolls out new insight to help retailers segment the category better

Published:  27 March, 2015

Kingsland wine is rolling out a new insight 'tool' that is says gives a complete mapping of UK wine consumption.

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Vinitaly 2015 sees increase in foreign buyers on back of government support

Published:  27 March, 2015

Vinitaly saw a 16% increase in foreign buyers, following support from government agencies keen to support the wider Italian economy.

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SPI Group 'extremely disappointed' by Dutch ruling returning Stolichnaya brand to Russia

Published:  27 March, 2015

Spirit International said it was "extremely disappointed" that a Dutch court has ordering the company to hand control of three vodka brands back to the Russia state-owned monopoly.

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ACS criticises new health report and calls for positive measures to support the high street

Published:  27 March, 2015

The Association of Convenience Stores has called for more support for the high street in response to yesterday's Royal Society for Public Health's report.

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Duty cuts last year benefited consumers and helped stem volume decline, WSTA claims

Published:  26 March, 2015

Last year's duty cuts have benefited consumers and helped halt volume sales declines, the latest research from the WSTA has found.

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