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Supermarkets buoyant over Jubilee sparkling wine sales

Published:  07 June, 2012

The major multiples are jubilant over sparkling wine sales this bank holiday, with M&S reporting its biggest-ever week for bubbles, Waitrose seeing English wines sales soar 96% and Asda recording an 85% jump in Champagne.

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Boost for English wine around Jubilee

Published:  07 June, 2012

UK wine producers benefited from the Jubilee celebrations and a high-profile media presence, by seeing a record average 80%-plus increase in sales.

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Independents' Day fast approaches

Published:  07 June, 2012

The Queen's Jubilee celebrations may be over but local retailers are being encouraged to keep their bunting up with Independents' Day just around the corner.

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Waitrose sees record sales for English Wines

Published:  07 June, 2012

UK wine trebled sales and outperformed all other countries in May, for retailer Waitrose.

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On-trade benefits from Jubilee bank holiday

Published:  07 June, 2012

The Jubilee bank holiday weekend boosted bar and restaurant coffers as operators cashed in on the British theme and English sparkling wines soared. 

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Welsh Wine Week gets under way

Published:  06 June, 2012

Vineyards across Wales will be opening their doors to consumers during Welsh Wine Week.

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Independent wine retailers report major sales uplift over Jubilee

Published:  06 June, 2012

Independent wine retailers have reported a major sales uplift over the Jubilee weekend, with some merchants seeing a 70% boost.

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WSET iPhone app notches up 3,000 downloads

Published:  06 June, 2012

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust Wine Game iPhone app, which launched on May 22 and tests players by placing wines in their respective countries, has passed the 3,000 download mark.

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Wines in the press, May 31- June 4

Published:  06 June, 2012

The Financial Times

Jancis Robinson MW is talking about the recent Raw and The Real Wine Fair which were held in London and devoted to natural, organic and biodynamic wines.

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Accolade Wines acquires Geyser Peak

Published:  06 June, 2012

Accolade Wines has acquired Californian brand Geyser Peak, as well as stablemates Atlas Peak and XYZin, from Ascentia Wine Estates, with the aim of spearheading growth in the US.

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Sterling weakens against euro

Published:  06 June, 2012

Sterling weakened against the majority of currencies last week and in particular against the euro as the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) came out worse than expected.

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Bowmore's 'most delicate'

Published:  01 June, 2012

Bowmore has released a Small Batch Reserve (rrp £32.99) an expression, which is deemed to be its "most delicate" and "best balanced" to date.

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British and International Distillers Association set up for craft distillers

Published:  01 June, 2012

 


A new trade association is being set up from September for small and craft spirits producers to represent the interests of the growing number of boutique distillers in the United Kingdom.

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Piccini launches Memoro Vino Bianco

Published:  01 June, 2012

The family owned vineyard Piccini has launched a white partner for its Piccini Memoro Rosso Vino d'Italia, which was launched last year.

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Consumers reluctant to try lower-alcohol wines

Published:  01 June, 2012

The lower-alcohol wine category will reach a natural cap due to consumer reluctance to try lighter style products, new research has indicated.

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Asda adds 60 IPL wines to range

Published:  01 June, 2012

Asda has added over 60 International Produce Limited (IPL) wines to its range.

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Sterling ends week poorly against dollar and yen

Published:  01 June, 2012

Sterling had a fairly poor week weakening against the US dollar to a four month low and dropping against the Japanese yen to a 14 week low.

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Kingsland Wines completes £1m project

Published:  01 June, 2012

Following an investment in excess of £1m, Kingsland Wines and Spirits has completed the installation of 42 new stainless steel tanks to help increase capacity at its bottling plant.

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Benevolent Society AGM date announced

Published:  01 June, 2012

The 125th Annual General Meeting of the Wine & Spirit Trades' Benevolent Society has been announced.

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Ramsgate Brewery breaches Portman Code

Published:  01 June, 2012

A Ramsgate Brewery beer, Dark Conspiracy has breached alcohol responsibility rules for featuring East End gangsters, the Kray twins on its pump clips.

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