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Troy Christensen: The future strategy of Enotria

Published:  12 October, 2015

From wine's commercial coalface to the premium on-trade, Enotria's boss Troy Christensen is proving to be a dynamic player keen to shake up the status quo. He talks about why premium remains his mantr

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On-trade: Gastropubs that drive sales with a stong wine offer

Published:  09 October, 2015
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Fuller's to hand pub staff national living wage ahead of schedule

Published:  09 October, 2015

Fuller's is to bring in the national living wage rate of £7.20 an hour in for key pub staff six months ahead of it being made a national requirement.

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Pilsner Urquell's tank beer concept hits the north

Published:  09 October, 2015

Pilsner Urquell Czech lager has rolled out its tank beer concept to northern England.

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Interview: Inside the Conviviality supergroup with chief Diana Hunter

Published:  09 October, 2015

Head of Conviviality Diana Hunter talks about the company's reverse takeover of Matthew Clark and what it could mean for the trade.

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Conviviality completes Matthew Clark acquisition and confirms change of name

Published:  07 October, 2015

Bargain Booze and Wine Rack owner Conviviality Retail has completed its £200 million acquisition of Matthew Clark.

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Liberty's tip for a successful on-trade Christmas: traditional wines but more expensive bottles

Published:  06 October, 2015

On-trade operators should look to help consumers trade up in classic wine styles to drive sales growth in the pre-Christmas period, according to a report from agency supplier Liberty Wines.

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Matthew Clark beefs up premium Italian and Spanish wine ranges as top-end sales surge

Published:  02 October, 2015

Matthew Clark has added 35 premium wines from Italy and Spain to its portfolio in response to a surge in demand from the top-end on-trade.

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Bartenders help to choose the recipe for Cardiff gin

Published:  30 September, 2015

Cardiff is the latest British city to have a gin named after it.

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Beer steward qualification hits the 50 mark after just three months

Published:  29 September, 2015

Training body the Beer Academy has accredited more than 50 beer stewards in the first three months since the launch of the e-learning qualification.

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Harpers Awards 2015 winners

Published:  29 September, 2015

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Conviviality wins Matthew Clark deal approval and announces plans to drop Retail from name

Published:  25 September, 2015

Conviviality Retail will change its name on completion of the Matthew Clark deal to reflect the broader drinks distribution nature of the business.

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Cask ale drinkers more valuable than wine buffs to pubs says report

Published:  24 September, 2015

Cask ale drinkers spend 63% more than wine fans in the nation's pubs according to the 2015 Cask Report.

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First there was Summertown, then Jericho for Oxford Wine Café

Published:  24 September, 2015

Oxford Wine Co is preparing to open its second café in the city.

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Brewer points way to Christmas success for the on-trade with series of roadshows

Published:  23 September, 2015

On-trade customers are being offered free staff training and the chance to sample new products at a series of pre-Christmas trade shows being hosted by Carlsberg UK.

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London Cocktail Week in Spitalfields Market takeover

Published:  21 September, 2015

London Cocktail Week will have a week-long residency at the city's Old Spitalfields Market.

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Veeno wine café concept sets sights on 80 venues with rapid expansion programme

Published:  21 September, 2015

Italian wine café chain Veeno is aiming to open 80 sites across the UK by 2019.

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Tavistock uses Poetic Licence to launch small-batch spirits range

Published:  18 September, 2015

A new small batch distillery will be making its first public appearance with its products at next week's Boutique Bar Show in London.

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Latour '61 by the glass at new London private members' club for wine buffs

Published:  18 September, 2015

A new private members' club for wine connoisseurs will have a list of 5,000 wines and 500 of them served by the glass.

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Exclusive: Matthew Clark's chief executive 'thrilled' over Conviviality's £200m takeover

Published:  17 September, 2015

Matthew Clark's chief executive officer Steve Thomson told harpers.co.uk in an exclusive interview that he is "thrilled" over the acquisition of Matthew Clark by Conviviality Retail which has created "a group with the widest reach in terms of route to market in the drinks industry".

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