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Distil 'optimistic' following Blackwoods gin and vodka success, despite overall fall in turnover

Published:  04 June, 2015

Distil has reported a "satisfactory year" as it completed it transition from UK third distributor to brand-focus drinks company, despite a large fall in turnover.

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Rabobank: There is a big opportunity for smaller and quirkier brands in the US

Published:  02 June, 2015

Rabobank has argued that many of America's food and beverage companies are in trouble as iconic brands are "increasingly out of favour with consumers", posing a potential opportunity for smaller artisans brands.

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New viticulture research programme opens in Kent to boost English wine industry

Published:  28 May, 2015

A trial research vineyard is being established at the East Malling Research centre in Kent which aims to boost productivity and margins within the English wine industry.

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South Africa confidence returning as winemakers concentrate on quality, Kleine Zalze boss says

Published:  21 May, 2015

South Africa needs to evolve its premium wines and offer wines better suited to the terroir, leading South African producer has said.

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Gallo boosts Californian holding by acquiring Napa Valley vineyards

Published:  20 May, 2015

Gallo Wines is boosting its holding in Napa Valley after buying Cypress Ranch and part of the Palisades Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.

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Domaines Paul Mas expansion in the Herault

Published:  14 May, 2015

Languedoc producer Domaine Paul Mas has added a ninth vineyard to his estate, Domaine Silène des Peyrals in Hérault and is already eyeing up a tenth estate in Corbière..

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Asda cuts wine range by 8% but adds new range of lesser known varietals among 200 new lines

Published:  13 May, 2015

Asda has overhauled its entire wine range, cutting its total range by around 8% in order to rationalise the offer and accommodate more than 200 new products.

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WSTA members angered by lack of support and other "freeloading" businesses in the trade

Published:  13 May, 2015

The WSTA has called for more drinks businesses to take up membership and support the trade organisation as some members that have been contributing to the body feel that other business in the trade are "freeloading."

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Symington Family Estate release rare 2013 estate ports

Published:  11 May, 2015

Port family, Family Estates is releasing two limited edition rare vintage 2013 estate ports.

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Yalumba launches marketing boost

Published:  11 May, 2015

Australia's oldest family vineyard, Yalumba, is launching a new marketing boost which will see it partner with local independent wine merchants to offer consumers the chance to attend pop up food events.

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Q&A: Aurelio Montes, vice-president of Wines of Chile talks about the big changes he's seen in over 25 years in the trade

Published:  08 May, 2015

Aurelio Montes established his eponymous Chilean winery back in 1988 and since then has witnessed big changes in the business. Harpers.co.uk caught up with the veteran winemaker, also the vice-president of the Wines of Chile, to find out more

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Yalumba's first non-family member MD, Nick Waterman talks about his long-term view for the business

Published:  08 May, 2015

Nick Waterman has become the first non-family member to hold the position of managing director at Yalumba in 165 years. He talks about how it feels to fill such big shoes.

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Henkell & Co-Gruppe sees volume and revenue rise for 2014

Published:  06 May, 2015

Henkell & Co-Gruppe financial results show that revenue increased 1.6% to €700.7m and sales volume increased by 3.1% for fiscal year 2014.

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English wine producer Gusbourne boosts team

Published:  06 May, 2015

Gusbourne Estate is looking to boost its growth in the UK after added sommelier Laura Rhys to its team.

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Cloudy Bay returns to RHS Chelsea Flower Show kicking-off its summer campaign

Published:  01 May, 2015

The iconic New Zealand wine brand Cloudy Bay returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the third year with a show garden designed by brothers David and Harry Rich.

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Yellow Tail to launch a 12-week marketing campaign in the UK

Published:  30 April, 2015

Australian-based Yellow Tail is set to launch a 12-week marketing campaign with the goal of reaching 11m UK consumers.

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Kingsland Drinks to acquire Bottle Green Limited

Published:  30 April, 2015

Kingsland Drinks yesterday agreed to purchase Bottle Green Limited from DCC Food & Beverage UK Limited for an undisclosed sum.

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Justin Keay looks at new vintages from Gaja Brunello

Published:  30 April, 2015

The release of a new vintage from the Gaja family can be pretty much guaranteed to cause a stir, given how highly regarded are their Nebbiolo and Sangioveses in the wine world. However the launch of the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino from Pieve Santa Restituta has generated particular excitement, as the general consensus is that the wines are outstanding.

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Pernod Ricard's third quarter results shows sales improving

Published:  23 April, 2015

Sales are improving at Pernod Ricard according to its third quarter financial results, reporting a 2% increase in organic sales to €6.5b and a 6% rise in reported growth for the first 9 months of the financial year.

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Portobello Road Gin launches new limited edition

Published:  23 April, 2015

Artisan gin brand Portobello Road gin is to launch a new limited edition gin, after seeing strong growth and growing international demand. 

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