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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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Birmingham launches weekend wine festival

Published:  14 April, 2014

The organisers of Birmingham's first weekend wine festival are hoping to attract 2,000 consumers to the event in June.

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LVMH wine and spirits fall short of Q1 expectations

Published:  14 April, 2014

LVMH's wine and spirits business group posted a decline of 8% in the first quarter compared to the previous year.

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Accolade Wine's Kumala in Mandela film tie-in

Published:  14 April, 2014

Accolade Wine's Kumala has tied in with the DVD release of Nelson Mandela film Long Walk to Freedom for a major consumer campaign.

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Private label wine prices jump 7.2%, says IRI

Published:  14 April, 2014

The average price of private label wine has shot up by 7.2% in the past year to £4.78, according to data collected by IRI.

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Wine trade newcomers say producers too focused on quality

Published:  14 April, 2014

Future wine industry professionals say pushing wine's quality message is not enough to engage with new consumers.

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Champagne exports to UK plummet by 5.1%

Published:  14 April, 2014

The UK remains Champagne's biggest export market, despite imports falling to €447.2 million last year, a decline of 5.1% by volume and 3.8% by value.

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London Wine Fair 2014 cuts costs for exhibitors

Published:  11 April, 2014

London Wine Fair has been making some big changes this year including pledging £40,000 to bring in 200 major buyers for the show, with the money being flagged to help the buyers with travel and accommodation costs and a 25% reduction in the space price for exhibitors.

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PaperBoy Wine selects new paper bottle manufacturer

Published:  11 April, 2014

PaperBoy Wine bottles, which were supplied by GreenBottle who helped manufacture the first paper wine bottles, have entered into a three year agreement with Ecologic Brands, Inc., an American company, to supply the bottles.

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