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Mitchells & Butlers offers "so-so" festive trading update

Published:  29 January, 2015

All Bar One operator Mitchells & Butlers had a "good" festive season with sales up 4.8% in the two weeks of Christmas and New Year, but margins weakened over the period.

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Trivento extends its sponsorship of Premiership Rugby by a further three years

Published:  29 January, 2015

Trivento, the Argentinean wine brand, is to extend its sponsorship of Premiership Rugby for a further three years following the success of its initial link up.

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Wine tasting subscription service Vinoa looks to recruit 12,000 members in 2015

Published:  28 January, 2015

Wine tasting subscription service Vinoa is aiming to have 12,000 subscribers by the end of 2015, and has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help reach the target.

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Buckingham Schenk recruits David Tromans from Enotria

Published:  28 January, 2015

David Tromans is joining Buckingham Schenk as marketing and new product development manager from Enotria, marking a series of changes at the supplier.  

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Accolade sees its Mud House New Zealand wine brand go from 10K cases to 250k in a year

Published:  28 January, 2015

Mud House, the New Zealand wine brand, grew sales 2,500% in the last 12 months from 10,000 9 litre cases to a quarter of a million cases, according to figures released by brand owner Accolade Wines.

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Australia's Grape and Wine Authority looks to secure industry's future for "next generation"

Published:  28 January, 2015

Australia is already starting to see the fruits of creating a single Australian Grape and Wine Authority although its principle strategy is focused on securing long term, sustainable benefits for the industry.

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Cardiff's The Bottle Shop eyes expansion

Published:  28 January, 2015

Cardiff-based independent wine retailer David Williams of The Bottle Shop is planning to open up to four stores in the city over the next four years.

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Matthew Clark ramps up 'quirky' wine tasting

Published:  28 January, 2015

On-trade supplier Matthew Clark is set to further revamp its annual wine tasting to encourage visitors to step outside their wine comfort zone.

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Scotch whisky worth £5 billion to UK economy

Published:  28 January, 2015

Scotch whisky's £5 billion contribution to the UK economy is worth more than the iron, steel, textiles, shipping and computing industries, a new report has shown.

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Diageo puts pressure on suppliers by extending payment terms to 90 days

Published:  27 January, 2015

Diageo has written to suppliers to warn them it will now take up to three months to pay its bills.

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Northern Ireland's James Nicholson Wine on acquisition trail

Published:  27 January, 2015

Northern Ireland's James Nicholson Wine is on the lookout for a mainland UK acquisition.

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Diageo exposed for extending supplier payment terms to 90 days

Published:  27 January, 2015

Diageo is the latest high profile supplier to be exposed by the national media for trying to exert what has been seen as overt pressure on its suppliers.

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John Hearn joins Enotria as off-trade commercial director

Published:  27 January, 2015

Former Diageo Percy Fox global commercial director John Hearn is to become off-trade commercial director at Enotria.

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Australian wines not 'broken' in off-trade, but on-trade is a challenge, says Accolade

Published:  27 January, 2015

Accolade Wines has defended Australia's wine industry which has been struggling in the UK over the past couple of years, saying the off-trade is back in growth, although the on-trade remains a challenge.

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The Duchess of Cornwall toasts Australian wine

Published:  27 January, 2015

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall marked yesterday's Australia Day with a glass of Australian wine at official celebrations hosted by Tourism Australia.

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Accolade Wines recruits Daniel l'Anson as first UK fine wine director to drive premium wines

Published:  27 January, 2015

Accolade Wines hopes to establish a footprint and market for its extensive range of premium wines by appointing its first fine wine director in the UK.

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Jeremy Rockett new MD for Marblehead

Published:  27 January, 2015

Former longstanding Gonzalez Byass marketing chief Jeremy Rockett has been appointed the new managing director of Marblehead - the brand development arm of Quintessential Brands.

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Harpers Awards 2015 promises to roll out red carpet for best in UK wine and spirits

Published:  26 January, 2015

Awards season is well and truly amongst us with seemingly not a day going by without a red carpet being rolled out for the great, good and glamorous. Harpers is giving you the chance to shine in your own industry with this year's entry process for the Harpers Awards well and truly under way.

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Bag-in-box only wine retailer to ramp up international expansion

Published:  26 January, 2015

High end bag-in-box wine retailer BiBoViNo, which currently operates 10 stores, is planning to open up to 100 stores internationally.

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UK wine trade to unite to pay respects to Château Musar's Serge Hochar

Published:  26 January, 2015

A memorial service is to be held to remember the life and influence of legendary Lebanese winemaker, Serge Hochar, of Château Musar, who died whilst on a family holiday in Mexico over the new year.

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