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Crown Cellars launches on-trade exclusive range to win over wine novices

Published:  19 April, 2016

Crown Cellars has launched a new range of on-trade exclusive, own label wines to appeal to new wine consumers.

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Tristan Darby of the Bristol Wine School takes the stage with other legends of the trade for Skin Côntact

Published:  19 April, 2016

For a second year in a row the wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact will be taking to the stage next month in an effort raise aid as part of Comic Relief.

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Over 14,000 gin and tonic pairings at London's "largest" gin bar

Published:  19 April, 2016

Holborn Dining Room's newly opened The Gin Bar is claiming to have London's biggest selection of gins and tonics.

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Rémy Cointreau year results show growth as Asian trading improves

Published:  19 April, 2016

Rémy Cointreau saw net sales grow 8.9% for the 2015/2016 financial year to just over €1.050 billion with strong growth being driven "on the back of improving trends in Greater China."

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A sommelier on Spain: Quality wines at value prices

Published:  19 April, 2016

Spain has become the country of choice for one Canadian sommelier working in the UK.

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CEO of Stock Spirits takes early retirement following pressure to step down over problems in Poland

Published:  18 April, 2016

Stock Spirits Group PLC has announced today that chief executive officer Chris Heath will be stepping down with immediate effect to take early retirement.

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Prosecco sales grow by a third, with retailer own labels taking biggest share

Published:  18 April, 2016

Sales of Prosecco continue to outpace those of Champagne, according to new figures from retail insight leader IRI. 

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Hallgarten adds Turkey to its country portfolio

Published:  18 April, 2016

Leading UK distributor Hallgarten Druitt has its sights on bringing Turkish wines to the UK market by teaming up with Turkish producer, Kayra.

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M&S doubles its range of English wines ahead of English Wine Week

Published:  18 April, 2016

High street stalwart Marks & Spencer will have 20 new English wines on its shelves in time for English Wine Week, boosting its range to a total of 37 wines from 14 counties.

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Les Grands Chais de France launches a new range of quality wines onto the UK following acquisition

Published:  18 April, 2016

Les Grands Chais de France is preparing to expand its offering of premium wines to the UK market following the purchase of Château Belles Eaux in the South of France.

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Australian wine exports jump 13% by value

Published:  18 April, 2016

According to Wine Australia's Export Report in the last 12 months to March 2016, the value of Australian wine exports jumped 13% to AUD$2.1 billion, it biggest increase since 1999, and volume increase by 3%.

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IWC 2016: On the judging trail with this year's 400 judges

Published:  15 April, 2016

The International Wine Challenge 2016 opened the innings of Tranche two, at the Kia Oval, in South London on Tuesday, which will now be home to the IWC organisers, hard-working crew and judges for the next two weeks.  With over 15,000 wines to assess across Tranche one, Tranche two, and the Sake Challenge, by more than 400 judges, in panels of up to 5, it's a feat of gargantuan proportions, requiring meticulous planning, and organization on a military scale.

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IWC 2016: On the judging trail with this year's 400 judges

Published:  15 April, 2016

The International Wine Challenge 2016 opened the innings of Tranche two, at the Kia Oval, in South London on Tuesday, which will now be home to the IWC organisers, hard-working crew and judges for the next two weeks.  With over 15,000 wines to assess across Tranche one, Tranche two, and the Sake Challenge, by more than 400 judges, in panels of up to 5, it's a feat of gargantuan proportions, requiring meticulous planning, and organization on a military scale.

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Wines from Spain: Up close and personal

Published:  15 April, 2016

One thing that stuck out from the 27th Wines from Spain fair yesterday was the level of diversity of wines coming out of regions across the country.

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Anne Serres, a winner of the 'Sing With Skin Côntact' competition, talks rock legends before her big break

Published:  15 April, 2016

Anne Serres is a Paris-born wine journalist and educator with a penchant for all things rock, who lists Dave Grohl, Linda Ronstadt, Freddie Mercury and Florence Welch among her musical heroes.

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Wines from Spain: spotlight on Navarra

Published:  15 April, 2016

Long recognised internationally for its rosés, Spain's Navarra region has undergone something of a winemaking revolution over the past two decades and the number of red wines now coming out of the area is increasing.

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Online grocery sales forecast to hit £15b by 2020 proving a big opportunity for wine

Published:  15 April, 2016

Retail market research firm Mintel forecasts that online grocery sales will increase 73% to reach £15 billion by 2020, proving an opportunity for the wine category.

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Sherry en vogue at Wines of Spain masterclass

Published:  15 April, 2016

"We have to keep the fire burning". This was the message from distinguished Jerez winemaker Beltran Domecq at the sherry masterclass at Wines from Spain's yesterday, when quizzed on the future of the category and maintaining the wave of popularity that sherry is currently enjoying.

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Wines of Argentina plans weekend-long celebration of World Malbec day

Published:  14 April, 2016

World Malbec Day, which is on 17 April 2016, will be celebrated across the globe and Wines of Argentina has lined up a number of consumer and trade events to help celebrate Argentina's favourite varietal.

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Schenk Group purchases Italian winery

Published:  14 April, 2016

Leading wine supplier Buckingham Schenk's parent company has purchased a new winery in Tuscany.

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