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Argentina's harvest down by 20%

Published:  22 April, 2014

Winemakers across Argentina say heavy rain and low temperatures in February have impacted this year's harvest, with white production down by as much as 30%.

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US approval of powdered alcohol in doubt

Published:  22 April, 2014

Approvals for sale of powdered alcohol in the US were issued in error, a federal representative has stated.

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Pub and restaurant sales jump 4.6% in March

Published:  22 April, 2014

Sales at the UK's largest pub and restaurant groups rose 4.6% on a like-for-like basis in March, compared to the same month in 2013, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Dewar's whisky gets new look

Published:  17 April, 2014

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Future of global rum category up for debate

Published:  17 April, 2014

Two of the leading personalities within the spirits industry will openly debate the future of the global rum category in London next month for the latest annual Distillers Debate organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

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Sipsmith expands distillery to west London

Published:  17 April, 2014

Gin distillery Sipsmith is expanding from its original base in Hammersmith to a larger facility in Chiswick, west London. 

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Mintel tips Sangria for global success

Published:  17 April, 2014

Sangria is set for international success, due to its combination of sweet fruity flavours, the mix of wine and brandy and its social history, according to research from Mintel.

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CyT's Trivento grows by 200% in off-trade

Published:  17 April, 2014

Concha y Toro's Argentinian brand Trivento has grown by more than 200% in value in the past year, moving into the top five Argentinian wine brands in the UK.

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Argentina celebrates Malbec World Day

Published:  17 April, 2014

Today marks the fourth annual Malbec World Day, which celebrates the grape that has helped Argentinian wines become the third most popular wine in the UK.

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International Brands in £750k marketing push

Published:  16 April, 2014

International Brands is investing £750,000 into marketing in 2014, with a push on South African wine Makulu and its Broadleaf range.

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Campari to acquire Fratelli Averna for €103.75 million

Published:  16 April, 2014

Gruppo Campari announced yesterday it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the 150-year-old independently-owned Fratelli Averna for €103.75 million.

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New Zealand wine Matua backs emerging musicians

Published:  16 April, 2014

New Zealand wine brand Matua is launching an initiative to support up-and-coming artists at a host of this summer's music festivals.

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'We cannot be the chateaux' bank forever', says Bordeaux negociant

Published:  16 April, 2014

"We cannot be the bank of the chateaux forever", leading Bordeaux negociant house Ginestet has said as the 2013 en primeur campaign struggles on. 

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Chile and South Africa wine exports surge

Published:  16 April, 2014

Chile and South Africa saw the volume of their wine exports surge ahead last year, while Australia and Argentina faced more challenges, according to Rabobank's latest report.  

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Tesco ups casual dining focus as profits slide

Published:  16 April, 2014

Tesco is boosting its store refurbishment programme by opening 100 new Giraffe, Decks and Harris + Hoole outlets in the next year

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Waitrose to roll out in-store cafes with wines by the glass

Published:  16 April, 2014

Cafés selling wine by the glass, deli foods and gourmet cheese could become the new norm across the multiple grocers, as Waitrose tests new café formats including a grazing area.

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Bulk wine grows to 50% of New World exports

Published:  15 April, 2014

The international wine trade hit a "watershed moment" in 2013, with half of all New World wine sales coming from bulk supplies, according to Rabobank.

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Breakthrough in fight against Scotch whisky fakes in Australia

Published:  15 April, 2014

Scotch whisky has been registered as a certification trade mark in Australia, giving consumers and the industry better protection against the growing market for fake whiskies there.

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UK alcohol consumption down 2.1% in 2013

Published:  15 April, 2014

UK alcohol consumption fell in 2013 by 2.1% - the seventh decline in nine years - according to new figures compiled by the British Beer and Pub Association.

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Félix Solís plans for "sizeable" UK growth

Published:  15 April, 2014

Félix Solís has "ambitious growth plans" for the UK and will focus on its northern Spanish appellation wines, international varieties and core brands to deliver it.

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