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Halewood planning to build whisky distillery in Wales

Published:  05 January, 2017

Liverpool-based distributor Halewood International has submitted plans to build a distillery in North Wales.

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ADT 2017 promises focus on premiumisation and innovation

Published:  05 January, 2017

Premiumisation is the key trend being flagged at the annual Australia Day Tasting, later this month, with innovations such as diversifying grape varietals and sparkling reds also likely to prove talking points.

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Champagne leaves Prosecco in the dust as the New Year wine of choice

Published:  05 January, 2017

The unfailing success of Prosecco encountered a roadblock on New Years Eve as UK consumers ditched Italian fizz in favour of Champagne.

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Cocktail group reports record festive trading

Published:  05 January, 2017

Early reports show that the hospitality industry received a welcome boost over the Christmas period thanks in part to December 23, 24 and 25 falling over the weekend.

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Man reviews 366 drams in 366 days to build a mammoth beginner's guide to whisky

Published:  04 January, 2017

A North Yorkshire father-of-three is nearing the end of a year-long whisky-tasting marathon in order to educate whisky beginners and raise money for charity.

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Viña Caliterra receives first carboNZero certification in Chile

Published:  04 January, 2017

Viña Caliterra has become the first winery in Chile to gain a sustainability certificate for their efforts to reduce harmful greenhouse gases.

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017: David Gleave MW, Liberty Wines

Published:  04 January, 2017

David Gleave MW predicts what he thinks will be the biggest trends of 2017, and talks about his plans to broaden his horizons by giving Try January - the initiative to encourage people to try something new in the month of Jan - a go. 

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Wines from New Zealand and Argentina named the biggest winners of 2016

Published:  03 January, 2017

Brits' love of New World wine accelerated in 2016, with New Zealand and Argentina showing the biggest sales growth in the 12 months to November 2016.

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English fizz beats Champagne to become official Boat Race partner

Published:  03 January, 2017

Leading English winery Chapel Down has become an official partner of the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, replacing Champagne Bollinger.

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Number of countries drinking English wine increased by a third in 2016

Published:  03 January, 2017

Sales of English Wine reached new heights in 2016, according to DEFRA.

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017: Henry Boyes, Mitchells and Butlers

Published:  30 December, 2016

Henry Boyes looks at the trends for 2017 and shares his thirst for live music, Liverpool and lots of Champagne

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017: Craig Durham, managing director, Buckingham Schenk

Published:  29 December, 2016

Craig Durham contemplates an endless supply of Malbec and Prosecco, along with a calmer world

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017: Hal Wilson, Cambridge Wine Merchants

Published:  28 December, 2016

Hal Wilson muses on the challenges facing the trade and the success of the Vindependents

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017: Dan Townsend, Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  28 December, 2016

Dan Townsend shares his thoughts on brands, Brexit and the good works of the Benvolent with Andrew Catchpole 

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Raising the bar for 2017

Published:  24 December, 2016

Translating the seasonal bonanza into sustainable premium sales should be an attainable New Year's resolution

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017: Laura Jewell MW, Wine Australia

Published:  23 December, 2016

Laura Jewell MW talks Artisan Australia, tackling the on-trade, the delights of Hunter Semillon and avoiding Turkey

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Early Christmas trading brings mixed fortunes to retailers

Published:  23 December, 2016

M&S, Co-Op, Tesco and Morrisons are the early winners in the battle for supermarket festive wine sales, according to Nielsen's latest scan track data

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Record harvest puts fizz in Bordeaux

Published:  22 December, 2016

Cremant de Bordeaux sparkling wine is one of the clear winners of record new highs in overall Bordeaux wine production

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Looking back on 2016 and ahead to 2017: Robin Copestick, Copestick Murray

Published:  22 December, 2016

Robin Copestick of Copestick Murray predicts a more adventurous 2017 wine-wise, while hoping for that big win for Stoke City

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Virtues of independence

Published:  22 December, 2016

The independent sector continues to carve its own footprint, increasingly punching above its weight

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