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Wine companies join forces to call for wine duty freeze

Published:  15 November, 2017

UK wine businesses have joined forces to call for a freeze to wine duty at the Budget next week. 


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Ridgeview heralds non-vintage move as it appoints youngest winemaker

Published:  11 November, 2017

Ridgeview Wine Estate has appointed its youngest winemaker to date, Rory Loftus aged 23, as assistant head winemaker amid a key transitional change of its vintage wines to non-vintage.

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LWF reveals spotlight on UK drinks

Published:  01 November, 2017

The London Wine Fair is making moves to champion home-grown and produced drinks with a new Drinks Britannia section.

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Number of UK wine producers reaches record high

Published:  31 October, 2017

The number of wine producers in the UK has jumped by 13% to a record high boosted by the demand for boutique drinks and homegrown products.

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Bolney bolsters sparkling wine menu with new duo

Published:  26 October, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate has bolstered its sparkling wine portfolio with two new varieties as home-grown fizz continues to gain traction.

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Three Choirs receives heritage revamp

Published:  25 October, 2017

English wine brand Three Choirs has been given its first makeover in a decade to tap the booming thirst for homegrown tipples with a history.

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Major English wine producers back WSTA's call for a freeze on wine duty

Published:  23 October, 2017

Major English and Welsh wine producers have joined forces with the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) to lobby the Chancellor for a cut to wine duty in the November Budget.

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Simpsons estate announces name of first fizz with help of British public

Published:  09 October, 2017

Charles and Ruth Simpson have revealed the name of their first British fizz after enlisting the help of crowdfunding investors in naming the inaugral release from their winery in, Barham, Kent.

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Chapel Down appoints ex BrewDog head as ‘beer MD’

Published:  04 October, 2017

Chapel Down has appointed Gareth Bath, previous managing director for craft brewer BrewDog, to the newly created position of ‘managing director of beer’.

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Majestic to base wine range on consumer feedback

Published:  04 October, 2017

Majestic has relaunched its website with a feature that gives consumers the option to rate the wines they buy, in turn helping to shape the retailer’s wine portfolio.

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Hattingley and MWs Susie Barrie and Peter Richards launch English wine initiative

Published:  02 October, 2017

Hattingley Valley has joined forces with TV presenters Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW to launch a charity-focused English wine initiative.

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Litmus wines to be distributed by Bibendum

Published:  19 September, 2017

Litmus Wines has teamed up with Bibendum to distribute its English wines to the on-trade.

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Lyme Bay expands seasonal range with dessert-inspired release

Published:  13 September, 2017

Lyme Bay winery in Devon has added to its range of seasonal wines with a new Christmas Pudding-inspired lauch.

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Langham Wine Estate appoints first head of sales & marketing

Published:  11 September, 2017

Langham Wine Estate has appointed Caroline Gitsham as head of sales & marketing – a new role created as the Dorset sparkling wine producer expands its production and tourism potential.

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Rathfinny first to gain ‘Sussex’ wine approval as it seals distribution deal with Gonzalez Byass

Published:  11 September, 2017

A still white wine has become the first ‘Sussex’ wine to win approval under the new Sussex Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme.

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Earliest ever harvest for Denbies

Published:  08 September, 2017

This week we reported that an earlier than expected harvest arrived in the Loire at the end of August.

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Alcohol dominates list of top seven UK food and drink exports

Published:  18 August, 2017

Four out of the top seven performing export categories in the UK’s food and drink market are alcoholic, new figures have revealed.

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Naked Wines reveals £1m investment into English wine as sales surge

Published:  09 August, 2017

Naked Wines has reported a 16% volume increase in annual sales of its English wines (to July 2017), driven by the seemingly unquenchably thirst for home-grown bubbles.

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New appointment ups ante at Lyme Bay following BRC approval

Published:  01 August, 2017

Devon-based winery, Lyme Bay Winery, has appointed a new quality manager to continue its work into best practice.

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Hambledon becomes WSET approved

Published:  24 July, 2017

English vineyard Hambledon is upping its tourism and education offering by becoming an official programme provider for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

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