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World map of wine to be turned on its head warns Dr Richard Smart

Published:  04 December, 2013

"The wine business is the canary in the cage for world agriculture because it so sensitive to change," Dr Richard Smart told delegates to the 3rd International Sparkling Wine Symposium, being held at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey.

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Luddenden Valley Wines fights for excise duty reduction

Published:  02 December, 2013

Luddenden Valley Wines has launched a campaign for excise duty on wine-production levels at small-scale UK producers to be brought in line with cider and beer distillers in a bid to help UK wine producers become more competitive.

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English wines showcase new releases at East Anglian trade tasting

Published:  28 November, 2013

New Hall founder Piers Greenwood capped off a winning year with the release of his Sparkling English Rosé magnum at the East Anglian Vineyard Association's recent trade tasting.

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Scottish multi-buy promotions ban has not hit alcohol sales says new study

Published:  26 November, 2013

Banning multi-buy promotions for alcohol has failed to hit alcohol sales in Scotland, according to a new academic study.

 

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Jancis Robinson passes the torch as WSET honorary president

Published:  12 November, 2013

Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW is to follow Jancis Robinson OBE, MW, who served for the last three years, as the new honorary president of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust's (WSET) effective from January 20, 2014.

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London Cru opens for tours and supper clubs

Published:  08 November, 2013

Central London's first urban winery is officially open for tours starting this Saturday, 9 November, where it will host tours for the public along with other opportunities throughout the month, like  becoming a winemaker for a day or dining in the barrel room with a series of  supper clubs the winery will be hosting.

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BrewDog to max out 'Equity for Punks' scheme

Published:  08 November, 2013

BrewDog, the largest independent Scottish brewery, announced on 7th November it would be offering an additional 2,600shares valued at £250,000 due to demand from 'fanvestors'; maximizing the number of shares it is able to sell in its 'Equity for Punks' crowdfunding scheme

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Published:  01 November, 2013
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Ancre Hill comes out top in first Welsh Vineyard Association awards

Published:  01 November, 2013

Ancre Hill cemented its place as Wales' premier winery by winning the sole Gold and three of the five Silvers in the inaugural Welsh Vineyard Association Awards, held on Monday 28 October at Llanerch Vineyards near Cardiff.

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Douglas Blyde on all there is to know about Digby Fine English sparkling wine

Published:  31 October, 2013

"England has quite a lot of quite good wines, but few have thought through what their mojo is," says Trevor Clough, co-founder with husband, business partner, and "breadwinner" (a computer speech recognition specialist), Jason Humphries, of Digby Fine English sparkling wines. A former corporate strategist advising Fortune 500 firms, the American/Englishman, born north of Boston and raised in Germany, cites California as inspiration to quit his job to invest time in wine. "I want a tiny part of Napa's fairy dust to rub-off on England," he says.

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Cornwall's Knightor winery releases its first sparkling wine

Published:  17 October, 2013

Cornish winery Knightor has announced the release of its first sparkling wine, Knightor Brut NV.

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Italy to host first English sparkling wine tasting

Published:  15 October, 2013

Today will see the first ever English sparkling wine tasting take place in Italy.

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Nyetimber 'excited' as grape picking commences across UK

Published:  08 October, 2013

English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber is "excited" to have begun grape picking alongside other English producers after it wrote off last year's because of poor-quality grapes.  

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London's only winery switches to Italy after turning down rotten French grapes

Published:  03 October, 2013

London Cru, the first central London winery, has had to turn away seven tonnes of grapes due to arrive from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley as the quality was not deemed to be up to scratch.

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England's first biodynamic winery launches two new wines

Published:  10 September, 2013

Less than three years after launching the UK's first accredited biodynamic wine, Sedlescombe has brought out two more.

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Media executive Lord Black to deliver WSTA conference keynote speech

Published:  04 September, 2013

Newspaper executive, Lord Black of Brentwood, will deliver the keynote address at this month's annual Wine & Spirit Trade Association Conference looking at how the media industry has responded to the threat of government intervention and regulation.

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Naked Wines looks to raise £3m through new bonds scheme

Published:  04 September, 2013

On the heels of securing an additional £6.4 million from one of its major shareholders, Naked Wines hasannounced it will be issuing Naked Fine Wine Bonds in an effort to raise a further £3m.

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Gusbourne Estate to float after £7m takeover

Published:  03 September, 2013

Gusbourne Estate is to join the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, following a £7 million takeover.

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Nyetimber signs export deal to Denmark

Published:  28 August, 2013

Nyetimber continues to expand overseas with a new contract to supply its English wines to Denmark.

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London Cru winery names grape suppliers

Published:  22 August, 2013

London Cru, the first urban winery to set up shop in central London, has announced its first vintage grapes will be supplied by top French producers including Jeff Coutelou of Mas Coutelou, from Languedoc-Roussillon, William Jonquères d'Oriola of Château in Roussillon and Jacques Lurton, the renowned French Flying Winemaker.

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