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Constellation Brands 2015 results: sales increase 24% and company to pay first dividend

Published:  10 April, 2015

Constellation Brands released it fiscal 2015 year end results showing an increase in consolidated net sales of 24% and following another strong year, the company announced it would initiate its first ever dividend payment in the company's history.

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Broadlands boost on-trade offering with new agencies

Published:  10 April, 2015

Broadlands Wineries has added three new agencies to boost its on-trade offering as part on its ongoing development as a dedicated wine supplier. 

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Majestic Wines acquires Naked Wines and names Rowan Gormley chief executive

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines has bought Naked Wines for £70 million and named Rowan Gormley chief executive officer of the new combined group.

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Kingsland results impacted by rising duty

Published:  09 April, 2015

Kingsland Wines and Spirits reported "satisfactory" results last year, despite a fall in wine volume sales and the impact of rising duty.

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Les Grands Chais de France acquires negociant in north of Burgundy

Published:  08 April, 2015

French wine producer Les Grands Chais de France has bought a negociant in the north of Burgundy to boost its presence in the area.

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Jean-Claude Mas adds new cremant to his portfolio

Published:  08 April, 2015

Domaines Paul Mas is extending its portfolio of sparkling French wines from the Languedoc.

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Proof Drinks adds prosecco brand to line-up

Published:  07 April, 2015

Prosecco brand Scavi and Ray is ramping up its spend in the UK after appointing Proof Drinks as the new distributor

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The New Zealand Cellar crowdfunds to raise money for first shop

Published:  07 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellars has launched a crowdfunding project to raise funds to open its first retail shop.

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Drinks industry is well placed to benefit from new Google and Twitter deal

Published:  02 April, 2015

Drinks retailers, wholesalers and producers who try to hush-up negative comments from customers online are putting their businesses at a major disadvantage, according to a leading social media expert.

 

 

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Free Run Wines adds first Aussie winery to portfolio

Published:  31 March, 2015

Free Run Wines is adding its first Australian wine producer, Morambro Creek to its portfolio from next month

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Bancroft wines restructures and strengthens the team as profits rise 10%

Published:  31 March, 2015

Bancroft Wines is restructuring to create four wine divisions dedicated to its key sales channels.

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Dufry to acquire majority stake in World Duty Free Group in "milestone" deal

Published:  30 March, 2015

Dufry's, a leading company in the travel retail sector, has reached a deal to acquire a 50.1% stake in World Duty Free Group (WDF) from Edizione.

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Online wine merchant Swig targets on-trade as it appoints its first brand ambassador

Published:  27 March, 2015

Swig, the independent online merchant is ramping up its focus on the on-trade after appointing a new brand ambassador.

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Kingsland rolls out new insight to help retailers segment the category better

Published:  27 March, 2015

Kingsland wine is rolling out a new insight 'tool' that is says gives a complete mapping of UK wine consumption.

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France Under One Roof host over 40 importers and producers at today's tasting

Published:  25 March, 2015

France Under One Roof is hosting its 14th annual tasting today at the Lindley Hall, Royal Horticulture Halls in London.

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CyT joins Chile's fledgling DOC organisation

Published:  25 March, 2015

Concha y Toro, one of Chile's largest international brands, had joined Vigno, a society of small winemakers dedicated to promoting Carignan producers in the Maule Valley.

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Fine Wines Direct wins Chilean brand contract as it steps up its operations

Published:  24 March, 2015

Fine Wines Direct UK has won a new contract to represent Chilean brand Viña Casa Tamaya SA in the UK.

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Why English wine's Litmus Wines is on board with Branson's South African hotel venture

Published:  23 March, 2015

English winemaking consultants Litmus Wines recently teamed up with Richard Branson's private hotel collection Virgin Limited Edition to launch a new joint-venture wine business in South Africa's Franschhoek region. Litmus' founder and director John Worontschak, and VLE's managing director, Jon Brown, talked to Harpers.co.uk about the venture and what it will mean for the Surrey-based business. 

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Dedicated Wines looks to kick back against range cuts with new Les Incroyables wine range

Published:  23 March, 2015

Dedicated Wines is kicking back against wine range cutbacks in the major multiples by launching a new wine range, Les Incroyables, that it hopes will bring genuine interest to consumers and offer something different at a time of new product stagnation.

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How Jascot's Alastair Pyatt "persuaded" the Chancellor to freeze wine duty

Published:  23 March, 2015

So here's us all thinking it was the gallant combined efforts of a cross industry high profile campaign that convinced the Chancellor, George Osborne, to freeze the duty on wine in last week's Budget. Well think again.

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