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Analysis: HMRC's crackdown on alcohol's black market

Published:  17 July, 2015

Tackling duty evasion and illicit activity within the drinks trade was a key message in last week's Budget, but what does it mean for the trade?

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Insight: UK closures battle it out

Published:  17 July, 2015

The closure battle is becoming a two-horse race in the UK - and it's getting harder to pick a winner.

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Hambledon reaches £2.75m crowdfunding target

Published:  29 May, 2015

Hampshire wine producer Hambledon Vineyard has secured its £2.75m crowdfunding target and has raised the investment opportunity to £3.5m.

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Calls for a united body to promote UK wine producers

Published:  29 May, 2015

English wine producers are calling for a new promotional body to represent producers and growers amid swelling consumer interest.

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New viticulture research programme opens in Kent to boost English wine industry

Published:  28 May, 2015

A trial research vineyard is being established at the East Malling Research centre in Kent which aims to boost productivity and margins within the English wine industry.

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Retailers and UK vineyards celebrate English Wine Week

Published:  28 May, 2015

English Wine Week kicked off this week on the bank holiday as vineyards, high street retailers, and independent merchants opened up to promote the burgeoning English wine industry.

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Gusbourne Estate set to raise £3.57m from share to boost investment

Published:  28 May, 2015

English wine producer Gusbourne Estate is looking to raise more than £3.57m to invest in its winery and brand.

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UK consuming 12m more bottles of wine per week than previously thought

Published:  22 May, 2015

According to a new research conducted by the journal BMC Medicine 12 million more bottles of wine are consumed per week in England than previously thought.

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HMRC bust seizes 68K litres of alcohol smuggled into the UK

Published:  22 May, 2015

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers in combination with Border Force and French Customs seized 68,000L and three lorries in the Port of Dover in an overnight operation earlier this week.

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Isle of Harris Distillers launches this summer

Published:  21 May, 2015

This summer the Herbridean island's first commercial whisky distiller called the Isle of Harris Distillers is set to launch.

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Record-breaking 72 English wines take home medals at 2015 IWC

Published:  13 May, 2015

A record-breaking 72 English wines were awarded medals at the 2015 International Wine Challenge, which is almost double the number of medals last year and 14 English sparkling wines were awarded gold medals.

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London Wine Fair diary highlights

Published:  13 May, 2015

Masterclasses, tastings, new features, debate, seminars... there's much to see and take part in. Here's the highlights of the show...

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English wine producers celebrate improved quality at English Wine Producers tasting

Published:  12 May, 2015

English wine producers were celebrating the growing quality of English wines, at the English Wine Producers annual tasting in London yesterday, on the back of a record breaking 2014 harvest.

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London Wine Fair: Show areas

Published:  12 May, 2015

This year's fair promises to be even bigger, with an 11% increase in stand space and an 18% increase in the number of exhibitors, with over 20 UK importers who didn't exhibit in 2014 returning for this year's event. Here we list the show areas.

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Analysis: Are UK vineyards missing out on valuable tax benefits?

Published:  11 May, 2015

New proposals offering UK farmers tax benefits sounded like good news for the industry, but when the WSTA discovered that vineyards don't fall into that category, they demanded to know why.

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The Great British wine fair returns

Published:  11 May, 2015
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UK vineyards 'missing out' on tax benefits introduced in the Budget

Published:  11 May, 2015

UK vineyards are missing out on tax benefits that are available to farmers, market gardeners and hop growers, Harpers has learned.

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English wine producer Gusbourne boosts team

Published:  06 May, 2015

Gusbourne Estate is looking to boost its growth in the UK after added sommelier Laura Rhys to its team.

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Former Jascots' training manager launches new wine school in London

Published:  05 May, 2015

Raul Diaz the former training manager and head sommelier for Jascots Wine Merchants has launched his own wine education school called WineTraining Limited.

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Chief of the Week: English Wine

Published:  01 May, 2015

It may be a bit of a departure from our more traditional celebration of people in the wine and spirits industry that we choose to recognise English wines as this week's Chief of the Week. But with the enormous success of English Wine over the past year it is a great opportunity to raise a glass of British sparkling fizz to the growing number of producers and their success stories.

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