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CyT UK in sales and marketing restructure

Published:  12 February, 2013

Distributor of North and South American wines, CyT UK, has completed a period of restructuring across the business in a bid to develop business across all trade channels.

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Liberty Wines wins Northern Rhône producers

Published:  11 February, 2013

Northern Rhône producer Maison Nicolas Perrin has appointed Liberty Wines as its agent in the UK and Ireland.

TextNorthern Rhône producer Maison Nicolas Perrin has appointed Liberty Wines as its agent in the UK and Ireland.


The micro-négociant was established in 2009 as a joint venture between Nicolas Jaboulet and the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel.


It was previously represented by Pol Roger UK and is sold by independent wine merchants and the on-trade.
The range comprises five wines spanning in price from Maison Nicolas Perrin Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2011 (rrp £19.99) to Maison Nicolas Perrin Ermitage Rouge 2010 (rrp £ 58.99).


"We were impressed by the precision of these wines which, allied with their modern style and the emphasis on fruit, makes them stunning examples of their appellations," said Liberty Wines MD David Gleave.

Nicolas Jaboulet said: "We believe that Liberty has the same quality ethos as we do and their expertise in the premium on-trade and independent off-trade, as well as the strength of their customer base and portfolio of producers, makes them the natural partner for our business. I would like to thank Pol Roger for their work over the last few years."


Lliberty Wines has also recently added Northern Rhône producers Domaine du Chêne and François & Fils to its portfolio.

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DIY cocktail menu launched by Cellar Trends

Published:  08 February, 2013

Cellar Trends has launched a website to help bars create customised cocktail menus from £1 each.

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Laithwaite's launches iPad app

Published:  08 February, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has launched its first iPad app after seeing the number of orders its customers place using a tablet device soar.

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Laithewaite's launches iPad app

Published:  08 February, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has launched its first iPad app after seeing the number of orders its customers place using a tablet device soar.

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WIA launches wine fraud initiative

Published:  08 February, 2013

The Wine Investment Association has teamed up with the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau to provide better protection for the wine industry and increase consumer confidence.

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Vote for the most influential person in wine in IWC poll

Published:  08 February, 2013

To help mark its 30 year anniversary the International Wine Challenge is looking to recognise the person who the trade thinks has been the biggest influence in wine over the last three decades.

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English Wine Producers heads to ProWein

Published:  08 February, 2013

English Wine Producers is to exhibit at ProWein for the first time, marking a significant new focus on wine markets outside the UK.

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Drinks industry shows increasing web presence

Published:  08 February, 2013

The Whisky Shop is currently sitting at the top of the drinks industry listings at 12th place in the Sitemorse 500 best-performing UK retail websites in Q1.

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Jenny Mackenzie joins the hordes at Bibendum's annual tasting, February 6

Published:  07 February, 2013

Bibendum's annual tasting always has a party atmosphere, more like a fashion or art event than a conventional trade tasting. The vast, multi-room, ex-industrial building, The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, suited the various themes, activities and zoning of individual wine countries. Bibendum's in-house design team fits out the spaces with the same on-trend flair as the décor of bars and clubs.

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Increased web presence for drinks in Sitemorse top 500

Published:  07 February, 2013

The Whisky Shop is currently sitting at the top of the drinks industry listings at 12th place in the Sitemorse 500 best-performing UK retail websites in Q1.

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UK retail sales see January uplift

Published:  07 February, 2013

UK retail sales increased 1.9% in January on the previous year, despite the snow, and is the largest year-on-year rise since 2011, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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UK to remain top wine importer, despite projected slump

Published:  06 February, 2013

Still wine sales in the UK are set to decline for another five years, as consumers scale back on consumption but trade up to more expensive bottles, according to Vinexpo.

TextStill wine sales in the UK are set to decline for another five years, as consumers scale back on consumption but trade up to more expensive bottles, according to Vinexpo.

 

Research it commissioned from IWSR predicts that consumption will fall by 4.7% by 2016 to119.4 million 9L cases. That means 60 million fewer bottles will be sold in five years time than in 2012 and translates as a drop in annual consumption from 24.3 litres to 23 litres. The forecast follows a 4.5% decline in the last five years.

 

The sharpest decline would be in sales between $5 (£3.20) and $10 (£6.40), Vinexpo said. While still accounting for the majority of sales in the UK, bottles in that price bracket will fall 13.5% to 88.9 million cases while wines over $10 will rise 13.8% to sell 30.5 million cases by 2016.

 

"The consumer prefers to drink a little bit less but pay a little bit more - it's a question of value," said Vinexpo CEO Robert Beynat.

 

Vinexpo also forecast that Britain will become the largest importer of sparkling wine by 2016, knocking Germany off the top spot. It predicts sparkling wine consumption will increase by 10% to 10.6 million cases over the next five years. While a tiny part of the UK market, the consumption of English sparkling wine will increase by 342% to 480,000 cases.

 

Globally still wine consumption will rise by 6.7% in value to 2.6 billion cases, and 8.1% in value to $153.1 billion (£97.9 billion). Countries set to increase consumption include the world's largest market, the US, Germany, China and the Russsian Federation.

 

The UK will, however, remain the biggest retail market for imported still wine by value. While exports will fall in value to £7.9 billion in 2016, the UK imported wine market will be 50% bigger than second-place US, which will grow to £5.3 billion.

 

"The fact remains that the UK is still the world's biggest importer of wine and therefore a major force in world wine busines. It is the ambition of many world wine-makers to gain a foothold in the UK," Beynat added

 

Chinese wine production is also expected to rise - by 62% in volume over the next five years - which would put it ahead of Australia and Chile as those countries reduce production.

 

However China has a long way to catch up with Europe in the per capita consumption stakes. The average French adult consumed an averagae of 50 litres in 2011, compared to 1.6 litres in China and 25.2 litres in the UK.

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Beefeater to open gin distillery visitors' centre

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Beefeater gin is to open London's first ever gin distillery visitors' centre at the back end of 2013...

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Beefeater Gin to open distillery visitor centre

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pernod Ricard owned, Beefeater Gin is to open London's first ever gin distillery visitor centre at the back end of 2013, with the aim of telling the story of London gin .

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Crepes and cocktails combine at new speakeasy

Published:  06 February, 2013

A new experimental crepe and cocktail speakeasy is opening in the heart of Shoreditch.

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Henners launches multi-vintage sparkling wine

Published:  05 February, 2013

East Sussex-based English sparkling wine producer Henners has announced a new multi-vintage concept that is to form a major part of its portfolio from 2016.

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WSTA urges government to end duty escalator

Published:  05 February, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is to meet with economic secretary to the Treasury in a bid to make a case for an end to the alcohol duty escalator.

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Liberty Wines lists its first Tasmanian producer

Published:  05 February, 2013

Liberty Wines has been appointed as the exclusive agent in the UK and Ireland for Dawson & James from Southern Tasmania.

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Hallgarten Druitt strengthens senior management team for growth

Published:  05 February, 2013

Hallgarten Druitt has poached two new senior members for its management team from major competitors as part of its continued strategy to improve and deepen its level of service across the on and off-trades.

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