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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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Cloudy Bay returns to RHS Chelsea Flower Show kicking-off its summer campaign

Published:  01 May, 2015

The iconic New Zealand wine brand Cloudy Bay returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the third year with a show garden designed by brothers David and Harry Rich.

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Yellow Tail to launch a 12-week marketing campaign in the UK

Published:  30 April, 2015

Australian-based Yellow Tail is set to launch a 12-week marketing campaign with the goal of reaching 11m UK consumers.

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Waitrose sees sales of English wine soar

Published:  30 April, 2015

Sales of English wine at Waitrose nearly doubled in 2014, and the retailer has reported an increase of 177% in the last week.

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Gusbourne Plc sales surge 56% in 2014, but posted a £1m loss for the year

Published:  29 April, 2015

English wine company Gusbourne Plc sales surged 56% for the financial year 2014, but because of expansion investments the company also reported a net loss of over £1m for the same period.

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UK GDP slumps to a 3 year low, signalling potential trouble ahead for retailers

Published:  28 April, 2015

The UK's economy grew at its slowest pace in three years, expanding just 0.3% in for the first quarter of the year.

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LWF 2015 to host record-breaking 150 UK businesses and offer over 100 programme seminars

Published:  28 April, 2015

London Wine Fair 2015 is set to to host over 150 UK wine businesses and offer more than 100 presentations across the three day fair. 

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Plumpton College launches first UK wine business degree

Published:  24 April, 2015

Plumpton College is launching the first wine business honours degree in the UK.

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Kent winery Chapel Down hails "excellent" year as sales rise 21%

Published:  23 April, 2015

English wine producer Chapel Down hailed an "excellent year" after seeing year-on-year sales rise 21% during 2014 to £6.1m.

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Portobello Road Gin launches new limited edition

Published:  23 April, 2015

Artisan gin brand Portobello Road gin is to launch a new limited edition gin, after seeing strong growth and growing international demand. 

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English Wine Project set to open a new bottling plant in the Midlands

Published:  22 April, 2015

The English Wine Project, a winemaking consultancy firm and producer of its own range of wines, is set to open a beer and wine bottling plant in Derby in mid-June.

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Entrepreneur sets up cycling tours around English vineyards

Published:  22 April, 2015

An entrepreneur has set a up a travel company offering cycling tours of English vineyards.

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