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Nielsen: Brexit shakes consumer sentiment

Published:  11 July, 2016

According to new Nieslen data, the sentiment that "Brexit will negatively impact the British economy" is now being held by almost two-thirds of shoppers, with younger consumers looking to tighten their financial belts.

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Profile: Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene

Published:  08 July, 2016

With wine bars in London, Logroño and Melbourne, plus a natural wine fair to its name, Les Caves de Pyrene is an intriguingly off-piste wine importer. Doug Wregg explains what make the 'cavistes' tick.

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Wine Society takes top merchant award as IWC winners celebrate

Published:  08 July, 2016

At last night's 33rd annual International Wine Challenge dinner held at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London, The Wine Society was the bigger winner of the evening taking home IWC's Wine Merchant of the year award.

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Drake & Morgan acquires Corney & Barrow Bars Limited

Published:  07 July, 2016

Drake & Morgan, the bar and restaurant group, has acquired the wine bar side of the business at Corney & Barrow for an undisclosed sum.

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First of its kind South American partnership comes to London

Published:  04 July, 2016

Uruguay is hoping to make an impression on the street food scene with a partnership in London's trendy Shoreditch.

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Brexit uncertainty causes closures and U-turns in the on-trade

Published:  04 July, 2016

Economic uncertainty folloeing Britain's EU referendum has been cited as the main reason behind a celebrity chef's decision to withdraw from a restaurant development in Eastbourne and the closure of a fine-dinning restaurant in Harrogate.

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Tesco launches first pop-up wine bar

Published:  01 July, 2016

The UK's biggest wine retailer is jumping onto the pop-up bandwagon in order to push consumers to be more "adventurous" with their wine choices.

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Category innovation unbalanced between fruit and apple cider, says Westons

Published:  30 June, 2016

Work needs to be done to get fruit cider drinkers to explore the rest of the category.

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Summer push for Diageo Reserve's super premium gin

Published:  29 June, 2016

Diageo Reserve's super premium gin brand, Tanqueray No. TEN, has partnered with a series of London venues to continue to seize on gin's forward momentum.

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Bacardi Brown-Forman liqueur launches new upsell campaign

Published:  29 June, 2016

Chambord liqueur is launching a new campaign to offer bartenders a "quick and easy way" to upgrade their sparkling serves.

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Drink led outlets outperformed casual dining chains last month

Published:  22 June, 2016

Drink led pubs fared better than casual dining outlets last month according to most recent figures released by Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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17% of venues not stocking Chardonnay although it's still the on-trade's biggest seller

Published:  20 June, 2016

A new report suggests that the trade isn't listening to the needs of its customers, with a damaging gap emerging between the nation's favourite drinks and what are on wine lists.

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Cocktail expectations are "on the march", says Matthew Clark

Published:  20 June, 2016

Pigs-in-blanket cocktails might seem like a bridge too far for most bartenders, but it this kind of far-reaching innovation which is capturing consumers imagination says Matthew Clark.

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Bodega Argento aiming to strengthen on-trade presence with first Taste of London outing

Published:  17 June, 2016

Premium South American wine estate Bodega Argento is continuing its push itself into the on-trade with its first appearance at Taste of London.

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Younger and more female demographic driving boom in premium ale

Published:  16 June, 2016

A new report has revealed a 60% market value increase in bottled ale since 2011, thanks in part to more women opting for premium drinks in the ale category.

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The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership launches a 125ml consumer choice campaign

Published:  14 June, 2016

Bartenders just outside Glasgow have become the first in Scotland to sign up to a campaign which encourages the on-trade to offer smaller wine measures in a bid to ease the strain on the NHS and other public services.

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Insights: Somms are in high demand during casual dining boom

Published:  14 June, 2016

The role of sommelier has fast evolved in our ever more competitive and casual dining era and are in high demand across the UK.

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UEFA Euro 2016's drink windfall could total £200 million

Published:  13 June, 2016

With UEFA Euro 2016 kicking off this weekend, drinks retailers could stand to gain an estimated £200 million in additional sales throughout the tournament.

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Training scheme aims to fill education gap costing companies "time and resources"

Published:  13 June, 2016

It might seem like an obvious point that sommeliers and those working in the on-trade need to be able to help customers get the most out a wine list.

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Guy Woodward: Why are women still under-represented in the wine trade?

Published:  10 June, 2016

Guy Woodward this month asks why women still under-represented in the wine trade when haveing women in all aspects of the business is so benefical. 

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