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UK Vineyards Association in CEO search as British wines boom

Published:  10 December, 2015

Britain's vineyards association, the UKVA, is to appoint a CEO to navigate ways forward for the UK's burgeoning wine industry. UKVA's Chairman, Sam Lindo of Camel Valley, said the move was part of a new "dynamic strategy" involving the overhaul of the association which he said would give greater support and sales help to producers.

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Wine declines in popularity among the young in France, survey shows

Published:  10 December, 2015

Still wine is the preferred alcoholic drink of the French, being the top choice of 34% of consumers. Spirits and cocktails come next (22%), followed by beer (16%), then Champagne and sparkling wines (15%), according to the latest annual SOWINE/SSI Barometer survey of French attitudes to wine.

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Flint Wines to unveil the reborn Domaine Launay-Horiot at 2016 en primeur tasting

Published:  10 December, 2015

London-based on-trade supplier Flint Wines has added Burgundy's resurrected Domaine Launay-Horiot estate to its portfolio.

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Jameson Experience recognised for contribution to Irish tourism

Published:  09 December, 2015

The Jameson Experience Midleton has won the 'Ultimate Ambassador Award' at the second annual #CorkNeedsYou Cork Conference Ambassadors Awards.

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Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc proves runaway success

Published:  09 December, 2015

The first shipments of Graham Norton's Own Sauvignon Blanc have already sold out, the wine's producer Invivo Wines reports.

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Champagne Taittinger to plant first English vineyard

Published:  09 December, 2015

Champagne Taittinger has bought land in Kent to establish an English vineyard, which will operate under the name Domaine Evremond.

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Accolade's Kumala backs Botham's South African charity walk

Published:  09 December, 2015

Leading South African wine brand Kumala is to be the official wine sponsor of Sir Ian Botham's upcoming eight-day charity walk across South Africa.

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Bibendum PLB adds Coates & Seely to English wine roster

Published:  09 December, 2015

Hampshire-based producer of sparkling wine Coates & Seely is moving its distribution to Bibendum PLB Group in January.

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Napa Valley wins five-year battle for mark certification

Published:  08 December, 2015

The name "Napa Valley" has been granted a certification mark by the US Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Napa Valley Vintners trade association announced yesterday.

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Sauvignon Blanc tops red-heavy Christmas sales at Laithwaite's

Published:  08 December, 2015

Sauvignon Blanc will be the most popular wine in the UK this Christmas, according to customer analysis from leading online retailer Laithwaite's.

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Codorníu Cava launches major Christmas ad campaign

Published:  08 December, 2015

Codorníu Cava is launching a major new campaign today to promote its two most recent releases, Codorníu Cuvée Barcelona Brut 1872 and Codorníu Anna Blanc de Blancs.

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Farr Vintners acquires Jackson Fine Wines

Published:  08 December, 2015

Leading fine wine merchant Farr Vintners has bought Jackson Fine Wines for an undisclosed, following the retirement of chief executive, Kit Jackson.

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Co-op claims 66% market share of Fairtrade wine sales

Published:  08 December, 2015

The Co-op dominates Fairtrade wine sales in the UK, with a 66% market share, a new report on the mark reveals.

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Distill Ventures invests £10 million in Denmark's Stauning whisky

Published:  07 December, 2015

Distill Ventures, the Diageo-funded accelerator programme for entrepreneurs in the spirits sector, has made its first major growth investment.

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TWE to provide calorific information across entire bottled wine portfolio

Published:  07 December, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates is to provide calorific information across its entire portfolio of bottled wines for the first time.

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Accolade signs three-year British tennis sponsorship for Anakena

Published:  07 December, 2015

Accolade Wines is to spend £500,000 on its newly acquired Anakena Chilean wine brand over the next year.

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Vindpendents agency recruits three new members

Published:  07 December, 2015

Wine agency Vindependents has added three new independent wine merchants to its membership, taking its total to 21.

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New managing director at Matthew Clark after Conviviality acquisition

Published:  07 December, 2015

On-trade distributor Matthew Clark is to get a new managing director following its acquisition by Conviviality Retail in a £200 million reverse takeover in October.

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Wetherspoon cyber breach reveals 650,000 customer details

Published:  04 December, 2015

Popular pub chain JD Wetherspoon has been the victim of a massive cyber attack, the company revealed today.

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Record numbers sign up to 2016 Millésime Bio organic wine fair

Published:  04 December, 2015

Millésime Bio

Millésime Bio

Source: Image copyright: Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Millésime Bio 2015. Image © Gilles Lefrancq

Nearly 900 exhibitors have signed up for the 2016 Millésime Bio, making it the world's leading global organic wine fair.

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