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Berry Bros & Rudd. chairman to step down

Published:  19 June, 2017

The long-running chairman of London-based wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd is due to step down from the role.

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Hangingditch marks 10 years with Wine Gang wine fair

Published:  16 June, 2017

Hangingditch, the innovative Manchester merchant headed up by Ben Stephenson, is marking its tenth anniversary with a two day tasting event this autumn in Manchester Cathedral.

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Retail sales slow as Brexit-related inflation bites

Published:  16 June, 2017

Retail sales slowed in May to the lowest annual growth since April 2013 as shoppers begin to feel the impact of price inflation, according to the late Retail Sales bulletin from the Office for National Statistics.

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Majestic Wine ‘past tipping point’ as £1.5m loss offset by rising footfall and sales

Published:  15 June, 2017

Majestic Wine’s full-year reported profit before tax has revealed a loss of £1.5 million, set against a 15.8% rise in sales and 12% growth in the company’s customer base to 825,000 active customers.

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North South Wines signs UK distribution deal for Kalfu

Published:  15 June, 2017

Chilean producer Viña Ventisquero has appointed North South Wines as the exclusive UK distributor of its ‘lighter style’ Kalfu wine portfolio.

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Avina aims to keep bubbles in bottle with new wine stopper

Published:  15 June, 2017

Avina Wine Accessories has launched a bottle stopper designed specifically for sparkling wine.

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David Gleave MW: 20 years of Liberty Wines

Published:  14 June, 2017

The year is 1997.

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Chapel Down becomes first English wine to win ‘top honour’ in US wine challenge

Published:  14 June, 2017

Chapel Down has been awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the US Ultimate Wine Challenge 2017 competition for its Three Graces 2010 vintage.

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Cono Sur Bicicleta launches Miquel Indurain-inspired limited edition

Published:  14 June, 2017

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir is marking its status as the official wine of Le Tour de France with a limited edition range.

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Diageo Reserve creates ‘global cocktailian’ role

Published:  13 June, 2017

Diageo Reserve has created a new ‘global cocktailian’ role in a bid to forge a stronger link between the Reserve business and the wider luxury industry.

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Gruppo Campari exits still wine

Published:  13 June, 2017

Gruppo Campari has sold Loire Valley producer Château de Sancerre, and with it, exits from the business of selling still wine.

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Myliko extends portfolio with Armenian and Hungarian wineries

Published:  13 June, 2017

Myliko Wines is hoping to tap the trend for ‘emerging countries’ with the addition of Armenian and Hungarian wineries.

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New Zealand vintage down 9%

Published:  12 June, 2017

A smaller than expected New Zealand vintage has been forecasted thanks to troublesome weather conditions.

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Rémy Martin goes virtual

Published:  12 June, 2017

Rémy Martin is the latest brand to hop on board the virtual reality train to explore new ways of engaging with customers.

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Rioja introduces single vineyard and sparkling

Published:  12 June, 2017

Discussions around the future of Rioja have come to a head this week with two new major decisions from the D.O.Ca. control board.

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Gonzalo Pedrosa steps down as head of Sogevinus

Published:  09 June, 2017

Gonzalo Pedrosa has stepped down as head of Port company Sogevinus in what has been described as “a mutually agreed decision” between the board and the former CEO.

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Loire project promises ‘thousands of possibilities’ for Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  09 June, 2017

A long-term research and development project undertaken by Central Loire Valley Wines (BIVC) aimed at improving both the quality and variety of Sauvignon Blanc is close to fruition.

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Famille Helfrich to release first Margaux vintage

Published:  09 June, 2017

Famille Helfrich is to release the first vintage from its Margaux property - Château La Fortune.

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Ketel One signs deal as exclusive London Food Month spirits sponsor

Published:  09 June, 2017

Diageo Reserve has partnered with London Food Month for its Ketel One vodka brand to be the sole spirits sponsor of the event. 

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D&D Wines: Angove’s five year battle to get paid

Published:  08 June, 2017

Many readers will recall the collapse of D&D Wines in 2012, leaving numerous wine suppliers from around the world owed large amounts of money for wine supplied. In such cases there is not usually much left for unsecured creditors once the liquidators have taken their fees. However, Australian producer Angove Family Winemakers was in an unusual position, which gave it a prospect of being paid in full. But Angove had to battle with D&D’s liquidators for nearly five years, and all the way to the UK Supreme Court, to obtain payment.

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