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El Coto de Rioja jumps ship to Liberty Wines

Published:  18 July, 2016

Liberty Wines has bolstered its Spanish offering with the addition of El Coto de Rioja.

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Conviviality reveals new triple threat buying team as sales soar

Published:  18 July, 2016

Wholesale juggernaut Conviviality has revealed the structure of its new buying team following a "transformational" year buying up Matthew Clark ad Bibendum Plc.

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Premium exports drive value growth for Australian wine

Published:  14 July, 2016

The value of Australian wine exports grew by 11% to AUD$2.11 billion, while volume grew by 0.5% 728 million litres for the twelve months ending in June 2016.

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California wine sales hit record-high sales volume

Published:  11 July, 2016

California wines sales both domestically in the US and international hit a record of 276 million cases in 2015, with an estimated retail value of US$31.9 billion, according to the Wine Institute located in California.

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Sicilian producer Planeta focuses on the entire customer experience as business expands

Published:  11 July, 2016

Sicilian and family-owned producer Planeta is expanding the business with investments focusing on enhancing the entire customer experience and diversifying the business as it expands across the island.

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Liv-ex: En Primeur 2015 sales less than 25% of 2009 levels

Published:  11 July, 2016

In a final report on En Primeur 2015 from fine wine trading platform Liv-ex, the company predicts that the prices seen in 2009 and 2010 are now a thing of the past.

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Rabobank: EU Referendum outcome to have 'critical implications' for beverage sector

Published:  08 July, 2016

According to a new report released by Rabobank today, the results of the referendum vote "will have critical implications for the beverage sector, given the UK's role as both a major importer (e.g. wine) and major supplier (e.g. scotch)."

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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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Foley Family Wines added to Negociants UK

Published:  30 June, 2016

Leading Australia and New Zealand importers Negociants UK has been appointed to distribute three New Zealand brands within the Foley Family Wines portfolio - Marlborough based Grove Mill and Frog Haven and Martinborough Vineyard from Martinborough.

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Traditional logistics suppliers see opportunities in serving the wine trade

Published:  30 June, 2016

Increasingly, national logistical suppliers are looking at the opportunities to meet the need of customers within the wine industry and could ultimately improve supply chain offerings as more players enter the market.

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DHL Tradeteam expands logistics infrastructure with new warehouse

Published:  23 June, 2016

Tradeteam, the drinks distribution arm of DHL Supply Chain, has opened new warehousing premises in the south of England to keep up with "strong regional demand in the area".

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Jim Beam distributors invest £1m in new category vision

Published:  22 June, 2016

The UK's biggest whisky distributor is looking to capture a larger slice of the £90bn spirits category by turning their portfolio strategy on its head.

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Launching 31 Days of German Riesling

Published:  21 June, 2016

At last night's launch of 31 Days of German Riesling, Harpers spoke to Lea and Sandeman, who are now in a position to immerse themselves fully in the campaign following a soft trial last year.

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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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Insights: Selling wine's 'craft' credentials

Published:  20 June, 2016

Last month at Harper's London Wine Fair Industry Briefing the debate focused on whether wine can cash in on the craft boom.

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Hallgarten adds first Crete wine as "alternative to Santorini"

Published:  17 June, 2016

Hallgarten is adding a trio of white wines from Crete to its Greek offering as an affordable alternative to "increasingly expensive" Santorini wines.

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Saint- Émilion Grand Crus 2015 vintage helps to boost interest in the region

Published:  16 June, 2016

At yesterday's Association de Grand Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion held in London, the 2015 vintages drew a crowd, further demonstrating the relatively small appellation can compete with many of its larger neighbouring appellations.

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Great Western Wine remodels shop to make room for 400 strong spirit range

Published:  15 June, 2016

Great Western Wines located in Bath are currently remodelling the space to accommodate a greatly expanded spirits range that the shop looks to offer.

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Q&A: Andres Caballeros, winemaker director, Carolina Wine Brands

Published:  14 June, 2016

The winemaker director at Carolina Wine Brands talks about saving and promoting Chile's viticultural diversity.

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