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Volume dip for UK harvest

Published:  08 May, 2017

UK harvest production figures dipped in the past year, but 2016 was a “high quality” vintage year, according to data released today.   

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WSTA outlines industry requirements in General Election manifesto

Published:  08 May, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) this morning laid out its five key asks of the next government ahead of the upcoming General Election on 8th June.  

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Hendrick’s bolsters brand with Orbium

Published:  05 May, 2017

Hendrick’s gin has released a brand extension which combines quinine, wormwood and blue lotus.

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New Zealand exports on the march in the US and the UK

Published:  05 May, 2017

New Zealand wine has passed a significant stepping-stone in its quest for world domination.

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EU-Canada trade deal to benefit Scotc

Published:  03 May, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is joining a ‘high-level’ mission to Canada as part of a strategy to increase exports of Scotch Whisky to the country. 

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The Vineyard Cellars imports its first Santa Barbara wines

Published:  03 May, 2017

Californian wine importer The Vineyard Cellars has signed a deal as importer of the Sta. Rita Hills-based Melville Winery.

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Twitter campaign #HotCraftSpirits returns for second year

Published:  03 May, 2017

Twitter campaign #HotCraftSpirits - aimed at crowning the UK’s top craft spirit - has returned for the second year running.

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Value and volume of Scotch exports up for first time since 2011

Published:  28 April, 2017

Amid the uncertainty surrounding trade routes and tariffs thrown up by Brexit, exports of Scotch rose in both value and volume last year, rising by 4% to more than £4 billion and 4.8% to 1.2bn bottles respectively.

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Ten ways to maxmise online sales as UK crowned thirstiest European country for alcohol online

Published:  28 April, 2017

Brits are not only thirsty shoppers, but are happy to jump online for an alcoholic fix.

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BrewDog prowls into spirits market with LoneWolf

Published:  27 April, 2017

Leading craft brewers BrewDog are aiming to take craft distillation to “new levels” with the launch of their first spirits range.

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Prominent Italian group agrees transfer of distribution channels in the UK

Published:  03 April, 2017

Three labels from the prominent Frescobaldi family have signed a new distribution deal with Waddesdon Wine in the UK.

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Connoisseur Estates signs up first English sparkling wine producer

Published:  03 April, 2017

Connoisseur Estates has announced a new agency agreement for Woodchurch English sparkling wines to plug the gap for English wines in the their portfolio.

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Mixers see highest growth of soft drinks driven by health trend and premiumisation

Published:  29 March, 2017

The Fever Tree effect is responsible for the rapid growth of mixers over the past 12 months.

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Real Wine Fair back for another year

Published:  29 March, 2017

This May will see the reutrn of The Real Wine Fair - the trade and consumer event which champions natural, organic and biodynamic wines.

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Jascots unveils new plans for expansion

Published:  29 March, 2017

Jascots Wine Merchants have officially opened a new extension at their London head office which will house the growing needs of the supplier.

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"New chapter" for the trade as May triggers Article 50

Published:  29 March, 2017

A historic moment in British politics and the beginning of a new chapter for the UK alcohol industry took placed this morning when Theresa May signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the EU.

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Les Dauphins unveils its first fizz

Published:  28 March, 2017

Rhône wine brand Les Dauphins has made its first foray into sparkling wine via its partnership with UK-based French wine specialist Dedicated Wines.

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Tesco fined £129m for overstating profits

Published:  28 March, 2017

Tesco has finally reached an agreement with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and will pay £129m fine following 2014's damaging accounting scandal.

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Nickolls & Perks invests in new software to double online sales

Published:  28 March, 2017

Independent wine and spirit merchant Nickolls & Perks has invested in new wine specific software as part of a strategy to double its online sales in the next two years.

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Wine buying hits shoppers' sweet spots at the multiples

Published:  28 March, 2017

High levels of shopper-satisfaction and the willingness of consumers to linger in the wine aisle, are presenting opportunities to engage the customer and drive trade-up sales, a new supermarket study has suggested. 

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