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"Carinyena" sees the light of day

Published:  30 November, 2018

Carignan, Cariñena, Carinyena, Carignane, Caranyana, Mazuelo or Samso? Recent legislation in Spain has unravelled the convoluted issue of this grape’s myriad names

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Diageo creates new sustainability leadership roles

Published:  30 November, 2018

Diageo has created two new leadership roles in sustainability to demonstrates its commitment to society and the environment.

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Wine Paris signs up in excess of 1,400 businesses

Published:  30 November, 2018

Wine Paris, the joint venture between Vinisud and Vinovision Paris, has signed up more than 1,400 businesses to take part in its first event.

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Oregon Cabernet on the rise

Published:  29 November, 2018

Internationally renowned for Pinot Noir, the quality of Oregon's Cabernet Sauvignon has now reached “unprecedented levels,” according to several producers in the state.

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WSTA appoints Neil Coyle MP head of Wines and Spirits APPG

Published:  29 November, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has appointed Neil Coyle, MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, as its new chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Wines and Spirits.

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England sparkles in latest IWC round

Published:  28 November, 2018

Two English sparkling wines were awarded gold in the latest round of the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

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Pernod Ricard Winemakers pledges to source 100% renewable electricity

Published:  29 November, 2018

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has pledged to source 100% renewable electricity across all of its Australian sites by mid-2019.

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Edrington sells Cutty Sark to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet

Published:  28 November, 2018

Edrington has sold its Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky brand to La Martiniquaise-Bardinet for an undisclosed sum.

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Premium and new formats offer big opportunities for bulk wine market

Published:  28 November, 2018

With the global 2018 harvests bringing the world’s wine supply back into greater balance, the market is evolving to allow greater fluidity in supply, to the benefit of premium bulk players and smaller volume buyers, with differing formats cited as key to future consumer engagement and sales.

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Chapel Down adds three European reds

Published:  28 November, 2018

Chapel Down has added three European red wines to its portfolio as part of its Great Minds Drink Alike initiative.

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WSTA returns to Tokyo to promote homegrown wine and gin

Published:  28 November, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) this week travelled to Tokyo to showcase the quality of English wine and British gin in a bid to boost exports.

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Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins acquires Le Domaine de Bréseyme

Published:  28 November, 2018

Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins – based at Tain l’Hermitage, has acquired Brézème estate Bréseyme for an undisclosed sum.

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Naked Wines launches crowdfunded English fizz from Simpsons

Published:  28 November, 2018

Naked Wines has launched its first crowdfunded English sparkling wine in collaboration with Simpsons Wine Estate.

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Henkell & Co to be renamed Henkell Freixenet

Published:  27 November, 2018

Henkell & Co Sektkellerei and Freixenet SA will be known as Henkell Freixenet in the New Year to reflect the companies merging.

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Guilhon d’Aze XO Armagnac wins biennial Prix Du Président

Published:  27 November, 2018

This year’s Les Talents de l’Armagnac competition in Eauze awarded the top honour to a relative outsider, Guilhon d’Aze Bas Armagnac X0 from Domaine Denis Tastet, in a hotly contested judging round presided over by Harpers editor Andrew Catchpole.

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Australian Vintage inks ‘groundbreaking’ renewable energy deal

Published:  27 November, 2018

Australian Vintage has signed what it claims to be a ‘landmark’ agreement to source energy from solar and wind farms at its largest site.

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Organic still wine consumption to increase 50% by 2022

Published:  26 November, 2018

Organic still wine consumption in the UK is poised to soar, with research released today predicting more than a 50% increase by 2022.

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Diageo narrows gender pay gap and launches two scholarships aimed at women

Published:  26 November, 2018

Diageo has narrowed the gender pay disparity in the company overall, according to the company’s second annual gender pay gap report.

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WSET expands qualifications to Kenya, Macedonia and Slovakia

Published:  26 November, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is to expand its training courses into Kenya, Macedonia and Slovakia.

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Champagne Castelnau launches limited vintage magnums for festive season

Published:  26 November, 2018

Champagne Castelnau has released its Oenotheque Collection of limited edition magnums 1995, 1996 and 1998 for the first time in new livery in the run-up to Christmas.

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