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Gilbert Winfield: Let's hope London Cru is first of many UK urban wineries

Published:  06 June, 2014

London Cru, London's first urban winery is the new venture of the unstoppable Cliff Roberson, founder of Roberson Wine. This concept has been going a while in the US and Canada, but the UK seems to be lagging a few years behind on this. Roberson is setting a great example for future ventures, and I hope we see more of them.

 

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Wine Fusion looks to make its mark with creative premium wine bottled in the UK

Published:  06 June, 2014

New agency, Wine Fusion, hopes to capitalise on 75 years of wine experience to bring creative, premium brands from around the world that can be bottled in the UK.

 

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Mateus to launch lighter style wine range in UK through Stevens Garnier

Published:  06 June, 2014

Mateus, the iconic Portuguese wine brand, is introducing a new lighter style wine range as part of a £2 million investment in the overall brand in the UK.

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Brown-Forman's income and sales growth driven by Jack Daniels whiskey

Published:  05 June, 2014

Brown-Forman reported that for the fiscal year end on April 30, 2014, net sales increased by 4% and operating income increased by 8%, largely driven by organic growth with the Jack Daniel's brand.

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Entry level Spanish producers 'sweating bullets' as prices fall

Published:  04 June, 2014

Spanish producers at the bottom end of the market are "sweating bullets" as they still have wine in their cellars and the next harvest is looming, according to one prominent Master of Wine.

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The art of craft gin distilling with Tom Warner and Sion Edwards

Published:  03 June, 2014

After meeting at agricultural college, Tom Warner and Sion Edwards started on separate paths in the fresh-food industry. But they soon came back together to set up their own boutique gin distillery in the Northamptonshire village of Harrington, which provides the sub-brand name of their flagship Warner Edwards gin. This is craft distilling in action, as Warner and Edwards distil, fill, number, label and wax seal every bottle by hand. Nigel Huddleston asks the questions

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Susana Balbo: Argentina's queen of winemaking

Published:  02 June, 2014

Susana Balbo is one of the best-known winemakers in Argentina, as well as its first female oenologist. She is also the only woman to have held the position of president of Wines of Argentina - she has just been appointed for a third time. Her family winery - Dominio del Plata in Agrelo, Mendoza - exports worldwide, and includes the Gaucho chain of restaurants as one of its key UK customers. Helen Arnold meets her

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London Wine Fair: Live News Blog

Published:  02 June, 2014

 

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PLB has today introduced to the trade its new venture, the Thimbleberry Gift Co, from which it will look to distribute a new range of 'Just To Say' personalised gift wines.

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Les Grands Chais looks to UK growth through focus on quality

Published:  02 June, 2014

Considering Les Grands Chais de France is responsible for 20% of French wine exports to the UK it remains largely under the radar in the UK wine trade. Harpers.co.uk caught up with Tim North, head of its UK division, to find out about its export strategy and plans to grow distribution across all channels.

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Sam Neill and Nigel Greening on what makes a great Pinot Noir producer

Published:  02 June, 2014

Two of New Zealand's leading Pinot Noir producers, Sam Neill of Two Paddocks and film star fame, and Nigel Greening of Felton Road, set out at a special tasting last week in London what it is that has drawn them in to trying to create award Pinot Noir from the Central Otago.

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Meet the Winemakers at London Wine Fair

Published:  30 May, 2014

Ultimately the success of any trade event rests in the quality of wines and winemakers exhibiting. Here we pick out some of the more interesting winemakers who will be on hand in London in June

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Rioja Tapas Fantasticas returns to London's South Bank for seventh year

Published:  30 May, 2014

Rioja Tapas Fantasticas, the award-winning Spanish food and wine festival, is to return to London's South Bank for the seventh year running between June 14 and 15.

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Own-label Champagne sales lose their fizz says Lanson research

Published:  30 May, 2014

Retailer and own-label Champagne brands have plummeted 16% by value according to the latest category report from Champagne house Lanson.

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Comic Relief to stop investing in alcohol companies following independent review

Published:  29 May, 2014

Comic Relief has taken the decision to stop investing fundraising money in alcoholic drinks companies in a move that could lose the charity £1 million a year.

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Air New Zealand to help New Zealand Winegrowers promote wine tourism

Published:  28 May, 2014

New Zealand Winegrowers has linked up with Air New Zealand in the hope of raising its profile as a key destination for wine tourism

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Top English winemakers at joint independent tasting to help launch English Wine Week

Published:  21 May, 2014

Five leading English winemakers are coming together tomorrow in Plymouth to unveil their new 2013 vintages at leading local independent wine merchant , Le Vignoble. The event is being held to also help promote English Wine Week that starts on Saturday, May 24.

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Published:  21 May, 2014

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California shines the spotlight on latest Chardonnay trends and issues

Published:  21 May, 2014

Over 50 Chardonnay producers from Santa Barbara to Napa Valley and Sonoma County came together to discuss the latest trends and issues surrounding this key wine varietal at the 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium held last weekend in Pismo Beach, California.

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Champagne Veuve Clicquot to debut at London Wine Fair

Published:  21 May, 2014

Champagne Veuve Clicquot is taking its own stand - a vintage yellow Airstream trailer - for the first time at London Wine Fair in June.

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Félix Solís hopes to attract tourists to wine museum in Pagos del Rey

Published:  20 May, 2014

Félix Solís Avantis, one of Spain's largest and most historic wineries, has opened a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the country's wines.

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