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Liberty for all

Published:  25 April, 2018

David Gleave MW talks to Andrew Catchpole about the vision that continues to underpin his business 20 years since it began

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Accolade’s Ade McKeon bullish about UK market as new wine formats launched

Published:  13 April, 2018

At an upbeat presentation at Accolade’s Weybridge UK HQ, where the company launched its 2018 UK Wine Nation Report and unveiled new formats for its wines, general manager Adrian McKeon spoke of “enormous untapped potential in the UK market”, describing it as a “sleeping giant”.

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Broadland’s new hire to drive branded portfolio following Schaafsma exit

Published:  09 April, 2018

Following Paul Schaafsma’s brief tenure as chief executive of Broadland Wineries, new senior brand manager Liz Cobbold is now joining the team to drive the branded portfolio which accounts 50% of sales

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£10m fighting fund for Enotria and Coe

Published:  06 April, 2018

Enotria and Coe has announced that private equity owners BlueGem are to invest £10 million to support the growth of the company in the coming months.

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Not too big to fail: Where it all went wrong for Conviviality

Published:  06 April, 2018

With annual sales of £1.6bn and shares flying high at 425p each on the stock market at the end of 2017, Conviviality seemed to be more than keeping its head above water in the choppy seas of today’s difficult trading environment.

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Hallgarten promotes lesser-known Spanish regions with 12 new producers

Published:  06 April, 2018

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has introduced 12 new Spanish producers, adding a total of 35 new wines from 10 different regions, to its portfolio.

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Conviviality pursuing sale of Bargain Booze and Wine Rack

Published:  05 April, 2018

Toppled wholesaling giant Conviviality responds to the sale of its Conviviality Direct business, including Bibendum and Matthew Clark, and is now hopeful for the sale of retail outfits Bargain Booze and Wine Rack

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Matthew Clark and Bibendum buyout pushed through

Published:  04 April, 2018

The proposed partnership deal between C&C Group and AB Inbev to save Matthew Clark and Bibendum from insolvency has been completed. 

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C&C and AB InBev to acquire Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB

Published:  04 April, 2018

Brewing company C&C in partnership with AB InBev are likely to save Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB.

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Nickolls & Perks sign deal with Vindependents

Published:  04 April, 2018

Wine buying group Vindependents has signed a new deal with family run merchant Nickolls & Perks after two founder members quit the organisation earlier this year.

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Amathus Drinks to distribute Champagne Duval-Leroy

Published:  03 April, 2018

Amathus Drinks has announced a new partnership with Vertus producer Champagne Duval-Leroy.

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Winning at wine: HB Clark

Published:  30 March, 2018

Composite wholesaler HB Clark has a renewed focus on wine as a door opener for new trade. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Morgenrot pushes craft wine agenda

Published:  28 March, 2018

If your image of wine tastings involves white table clothes, red trousers and talk of terroir, then Morgenrot’s latest pop up at Block Bar Brighton broke every preconception going.

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Halewood bolsters craft portoflio with Glasgow distillery partnership

Published:  28 March, 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits is to distribute artisanal spirits from The Glasgow Distillery Company including brands Makar Gin and G52 Urban Craft Vodka.

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Profile: Kingsland Drinks

Published:  21 March, 2018

By taking an holistic approach from sourcing to supply, Kingsland Drinks is injecting innovation along the way. Andrew Catchpole reports 

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Cash strapped Conviviality looks to equity fundraise to meet £30m tax bill

Published:  16 March, 2018

Cash strapped wholesaling group Conviviality has announced it is in talks to begin equity fundraising in to plug a £30m tax shortfall which is due on March 29.

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Maxxium UK rebrands in a bid to clarify market position

Published:  14 March, 2018

Maxxium UK, the UK’s sales and distribution arm of global companies Beam Suntory and Edrington has undergone an enormous period of change since 2009, when the head office of its global brand owners – then a mix of Edrington, Beam, Rémy Cointreau and former Absolut owner VMS – folded.

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Symington announce €5m investment in new table wine winery with eye on Douro’s premium future

Published:  21 February, 2018

Pre-eminent port producer Symington Family Estates has announced plans to spend up to €4 to €5 million on a new winemaking facility at Quinta do Ataíde in the Douro to underpin the quality of its table wine production.

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Meet the buyers: Andrew Shaw

Published:  16 February, 2018

James Lawrence continues his buyer-focused odyssey, speaking to some of the most influential names in the business 

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Barry Dick MW joins Copestick Murray as head of winemaking

Published:  16 February, 2018

Copestick Murray has appointed Barry Dick MW to head up the the i heart distributor's wine portfolio.

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