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Les Dauphins unveils its first fizz

Published:  28 March, 2017

Rhône wine brand Les Dauphins has made its first foray into sparkling wine via its partnership with UK-based French wine specialist Dedicated Wines.

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Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits

Published:  28 March, 2017

Tesco has finally reached an agreement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and will pay £129m fine following 2014's damaging accounting scandal.

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Nickolls & Perks invests in new software to double online sales

Published:  28 March, 2017

Independent wine and spirit merchant Nickolls & Perks has invested in new wine specific software as part of a strategy to double its online sales in the next two years.

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Wine buying hits shoppers' sweet spots at the multiples

Published:  28 March, 2017

High levels of shopper-satisfaction and the willingness of consumers to linger in the wine aisle, are presenting opportunities to engage the customer and drive trade-up sales, a new supermarket study has suggested. 

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Nautilus Estate adds duo to its Pinot Noir collection

Published:  28 March, 2017

Family-owned Marlborough winery Nautilus Estate has extended its portfolio with two Pinot Noirs.

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Revamp for Mouton Cadet

Published:  27 March, 2017

After 15 years of deliberation and development, Mouton Cadet has unveiled a new look to mark an upgrading of quality and repositioning of Bordeaux's most prominent volume brand

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Morrisons shorten payment terms for small suppliers

Published:  27 March, 2017

Morrisons today announced it would shorten payment terms for its smalle suppliers to a maximum of 14 days as part of its 'buy and sell simply' initiative.

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Reschke partners with The Vintner to push its wines in the UK

Published:  27 March, 2017

Coonawarra winery Reschke has partnered with independent distributor The Vintner to push its wines in the UK

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WSTA warns of potential bootleg booze flood ahead of Article 50

Published:  27 March, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned that if Brexit blocks borders bootleg booze could flood Britain.

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Aldi wine sales lead the way as retailer growth continues

Published:  24 March, 2017

Aldi has shown the fastest year-on-year growth of all retailers according to latest Kantar Worldpanel figures

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Roberson boost California range with natural Vinca Minor wines

Published:  24 March, 2017

London merchant Roberson Wine has added the natural wines of Vinca Minor to its extensive California portfolio

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Survey reveals rising costs top on-trade concerns but drinks offer often underplayed

Published:  24 March, 2017

Cost pressures including rising business rates, food inflation and staff costs the major challenges faced by industry according to CGA Peach's 2017 Business Leaders Survey

Cost pressures including rising business rates, food inflation and staff costs the major challenges faced by industry according to CGA Peach's 2017 Business Leaders Survey.

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Tesco bolsters Finest portfolio with Old-World wine collection

Published:  24 March, 2017

The ten-strong collection, available across the retailer's stores and online now, has been created in collaboration with world-renowned producers. With Priced between £7 and £20 but positioned as "luxury", the portfolio had been developed to give customers a chance to discover "top quality wines at exceptional prices", said Tesco.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd becomes WSET 'Silver Corporate Patron'

Published:  23 March, 2017

Berry Bros. & Rudd has joined the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as a Silver Corporate Patron

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Strong spirits performance boosts Adnams sales

Published:  23 March, 2017

Adnams has reported a 7% jump in annual sales boosted by a particular strong distillery performance in addition to healthy brewery growth.

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Diageo introduces Drink IQ tool to aid responsible drinking

Published:  23 March, 2017

Diageo has introduced a new Drink IQ tool as part of its commitment to help consumers drink responsibly.

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Mitchells & Butlers adds 'skinny' sparkling wine to its menu

Published:  22 March, 2017

Mitchells & Butlers is hoping to entice calorie-conscious drinkers by adding a 'skinny' sparkling wine to its menu.

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Vivino adds 'Netflix of wine' feature to its app and website

Published:  22 March, 2017

Leading wine app Vivino has today launched a wine recommendation engine aimed at helping wine retailers and merchants increase their digital customer reach and sell more wine.

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Trapiche unveils Argentinian coastal wines

Published:  22 March, 2017

Grupo Penaflor has opened a new frontier for Argentinian wines with the launch of its Trapiche Costa & Pampa range from Chapadmalal on the Atlantic coast.

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Hattingley Valley secures US and OZ export deals

Published:  22 March, 2017

English sparkling wine producer Hattingley Valley has added Australia and the US to its exports portfolio.

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