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Price is key to buying wine in an independent says Corks Out survey

Published:  20 December, 2013

Nearly 40% of customers in an average independent wine merchant are guided by price when picking out a bottle of wine, according to new research from north west independent, Corks Out.

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Fine wine market declines for third year says Liv-ex

Published:  20 December, 2013

 

The fine wine market has declined for an unprecedented third year in a row, according to the 2013 fine wine report from Liv-ex, the global marketplace for fine wine.

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Published:  20 December, 2013

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Gusbourne Estate raises £2m funding to help expand vineyards and winery

Published:  19 December, 2013

Gusbourne Estate, the Kent-based English sparkling wine producer, has acquired a £2m loan from Barclays bank to help develop the winery and overall business.

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Irish on and off-trade warned to look out for fake Smirnoff bottles

Published:  19 December, 2013

Bar and off-licence owners in Ireland have been urged to check Smirnoff vodka bottles following the seizure of a number of fakes. 

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PLB takes on Bosman Family Vineyards to help drive its fine wine business

Published:  19 December, 2013

UK drinks importer PLB, has become distributor of South African premium Fairtrade producer Bosman Family Vineyards, as it continues to drive to reposition itself in the fine wine arena.

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D&D London to list Baron Phillipe de Rothschild wines in new partnership

Published:  19 December, 2013

Restaurant group, D&D London, is to list a number of wines from the Baron Phillippe de Rothschild stable as part of a new partnership with its UK distributor,  Waddesdon Wine.

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Liberty Wines reports record sales as consumer confidence and spending grows

Published:  19 December, 2013

Liberty Wines, the national wine distributor, has reported record sales and is taking on more staff to cope with demand.

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Concha y Toro looks to new recruits to help drive its growth strategy

Published:  18 December, 2013

Concha y Toro UK is going on a recruitment drive to bring key new people in to the company following a strategic review of the business.

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?Wine industry stalwart Rodney Densem dies suddenly

Published:  18 December, 2013

Rodney Densem, chairman of Rodney Densem Wines and Telford Wines has died suddenly, aged 65.

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Drinkers urged to write to their MP to get the Chancellor to Call Time on Duty

Published:  18 December, 2013

As part of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's Call Time on Duty campaign, being launched today to try and force the government to scrap the duty escalator and raise £230m and 6,000 jobs in the process, it is calling on the public to show their support and email a letter to their local MP to put pressure on the Chancellor.

Here is a copy of that letter which members of the trade are also being urged to pass on to their customers to get the maximum amount of support for the campaign.

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Scrapping duty escalator will raise £230m and 6,000 jobs says WSTA's new Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  18 December, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is today ramping up the pressure on the governement to scrap the alcohol duty esclator by claiming it would generate £230 million and create 6,000 jobs if it was dropped before the 2014 budget.

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Government minister applauds drinks industry for its responsible online advertising

Published:  17 December, 2013

The drinks industry has been given a vote of confidence by the government for how it is handling the advertising of alcohol online.

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British consumers are drinking less and more responsibly says latest ONS figures

Published:  17 December, 2013

Increasing numbers of people in the UK are drinking less and more responsibly, according to a survey of the latest drinking trends released by the Office for National Statistics.

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Brent Marris to add 600ha to keep up with demand for Ned and other Marisco Vineyards wines

Published:  17 December, 2013

Marlborough-based Marisco Vineyards is to develop 600ha of Leefield Station in Waihopai Valley on the back of rising market demand for its New Zealand wines, particularly the Ned and King's Series brands.

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Major buyers from all channels sign up to first Wine Buyers' Forum

Published:  17 December, 2013

Buyers that have signed up to the inaugural Wine Buyers' Forum to be held in Windsor next March have on average over £2 million worth of buying power each.

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Scotch whisky industry sets itself a zero waste target

Published:  17 December, 2013

The Scotch whisky industry has embraced sustainability measures and it is close to a zero waste target, according to a new report.

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Amorim enjoys record year as it produces over 4 billion corks in 2013

Published:  16 December, 2013

Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world, has broken its own production record after manufacturing more than 4 billion mark cork stoppers this calendar year.  The news represents a major boost for cork, which continues its comeback after strong challenges from alternative closures.

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Taylor's to release 50 year old Port

Published:  16 December, 2013

The Fladgate Partnership is set to release a collection of 50 year old single harvest Ports under the Taylor's brand

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Independent wine merchants excited by strong pre-Christmas sales

Published:  16 December, 2013

Independent wine merchants are reporting a solid lead-up in sales in the build up to Christmas as the Ipsos Retail Performance has revealed overall shopper numbers are on track to exceed last year.

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