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Vestal Vodka partnership to drive growth in the UK and abroad

Published:  06 May, 2016

Drinks industry guru, Dave Steward, has partnered with Vestal Vodka to drive growth in the UK's most competitive spirits category.

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Lanchester adds Vintrigue to its wines

Published:  06 May, 2016

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Distell looks to increase market share in the UK

Published:  05 May, 2016

South African wine and spirits conglomerate Distell is focusing on expanding its market share in the UK according to Joseph Walsh the commercial director UK & Ireland.

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LWF: Heavy penalties at stake with AWRS

Published:  04 May, 2016

Concerned wholesalers got a glimpse of things to come this morning now that the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) has come into force. 

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Inside Conviviality's acquisition of Bibendum PLB

Published:  03 May, 2016

On Sunday 1 May 2106, Conviviality Retail confirmed it would be acquiring Bibendum PLB for £60 million following shareholder approval. Diana Hunter, chief executive officer of Conviviality Retail and Bibendum PLB chief executive officer Michael Saunders talk with Harpers.co.uk about the deal.

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Curious launch from Kingsland

Published:  03 May, 2016

A year on from the acquisition of Bottle Green, Kingsland Drinks is using the London Wine Fair as the platform to present both the channel specific structuring of the integrated company and to launch a new range of fruit fusion drinks under a new brand, Mr Gladstone's Curious Emporium.

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Profile: Neil Bruce, Fulller's Brewery

Published:  03 May, 2016

Fuller's Brewery has ambitious plans for its wine portfolio, unveiling some radical rethinking of how it's sold and Neil Bruce the head of wine is up for the challenge.

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Conviviality to acquire Bibendum PLB for £60m

Published:  01 May, 2016

Conviviality Plc has announced its subsidiary Conviviality Brands Limited has conditionally agreed to acquire Bibendum PLB for an 'enterprise value' of £60 million.

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Insights: Suppliers are focusing on value-added services to the service industry

Published:  29 April, 2016

Today suppliers have to offer an array of services to help their customers sell on their wines and they are becoming increasingly more sophisticated in their repertoire.

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Jascots Wine Merchants rolls out Sunday delivery services

Published:  27 April, 2016

Jascots Wine Merchants, specialist supplier to the on-trade and independent merchants, is rolling out seven day delivery services for its London customers. It is the first company to offer Sunday delivery services which it will be providing through its own delivery vans.

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Armit Wines wins rights to grower champagne agency

Published:  27 April, 2016

Armit Wines has become the exclusive UK agent for Champagne Geoffroy, hoping to capitalise on boosted sales of growers' champagne.

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Bodegas Beronia grows its customer engagement club with new website

Published:  27 April, 2016

Bodegas Beronia has launched a website for its Beronia Txoko Club - after sales of the brand doubled in the UK thanks to its customer-engagement initiative.

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Bibendum PLB takes on Cellier des Princes

Published:  26 April, 2016

Rhone Valley based Cellier des Princes, has appointed the Bibendum PLB Group to distribute its wines across all channels in the UK.

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Value of Côtes du Rhône exports to UK jump 12%

Published:  26 April, 2016

Côtes du Rhône (CDR) wine exports to Britain increased by more than 2% last year, but their value jumped by more than 12% to €82m (£63.5m) suggesting a commercial shift toward the mid-to high-end market is paying off.

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Spirit Cartel announces new face of cult bourbon brand

Published:  26 April, 2016

After two months of searching, Spirit Cartel has crowned a "bourbon don" to become the face of cult bourbon brand Four Roses in the UK.

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Majestic's upgraded to a 'Buy' listing following Naked Wines results

Published:  26 April, 2016

A 'Buy' rating has been set for shares at Majestic Wines, highlighting the potential of Naked Wines acquired by the company last year.

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Anti-aging gin is the "alcoholic equivalent of a facial"

Published:  25 April, 2016

A new gin which claims to reverse the aging process and keep the skin looking fresh even after a night of drinking has been released in North Wales.

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Copestick Murray and Aresti Chile Wine sign partnership in the UK

Published:  22 April, 2016

Copestick Murray is continuing its momentum of rapid growth by signing a UK agency and distribution agreement with a Chilean wine brand

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London's food and drink supply chains at "increasing risk of service failure"

Published:  22 April, 2016

A report for the food logistics industry has warned that the way food and drink is delivered to the capital is a ticking time bomb.

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Rabobank: Global wine supply in flux as drinkers trade up

Published:  21 April, 2016

The global wine supply is in flux depending which end of the market producers play in, with wines on the premium end being considerably higher in demand compared to wines on the lower end of the market according to Rabobank's Wine Quarterly Q2 2016 report.

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