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Scrapping duty escalator will raise £230m and 6,000 jobs says WSTA's new Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  18 December, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is today ramping up the pressure on the governement to scrap the alcohol duty esclator by claiming it would generate £230 million and create 6,000 jobs if it was dropped before the 2014 budget.

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Government minister applauds drinks industry for its responsible online advertising

Published:  17 December, 2013

The drinks industry has been given a vote of confidence by the government for how it is handling the advertising of alcohol online.

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Brent Marris to add 600ha to keep up with demand for Ned and other Marisco Vineyards wines

Published:  17 December, 2013

Marlborough-based Marisco Vineyards is to develop 600ha of Leefield Station in Waihopai Valley on the back of rising market demand for its New Zealand wines, particularly the Ned and King's Series brands.

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Major buyers from all channels sign up to first Wine Buyers' Forum

Published:  17 December, 2013

Buyers that have signed up to the inaugural Wine Buyers' Forum to be held in Windsor next March have on average over £2 million worth of buying power each.

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Q&A: Sebastian Zuccardi, head winemaker, Familia Zuccardi wines, Mendoza.

Published:  17 December, 2013
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Amorim enjoys record year as it produces over 4 billion corks in 2013

Published:  16 December, 2013

Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world, has broken its own production record after manufacturing more than 4 billion mark cork stoppers this calendar year.  The news represents a major boost for cork, which continues its comeback after strong challenges from alternative closures.

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James Lawrence is more than convinced by the charm of Argentina on a trip to Mendoza

Published:  16 December, 2013

James Lawrence travels to the vineyards of Mendoza, on a mission to debunk the "one trick pony" cliché forever.

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Amorim enjoys record year as it produces over 4 billion corks in 2013

Published:  16 December, 2013

Amorim, the largest cork producer in the world, has broken its own production record after manufacturing more than four billion mark cork stoppers this calendar year.  The news represents a major boost for cork, which continues its comeback after strong challenges from alternative closures.

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?Pride of London: Sipsmith has brought a unique bond to the modern spirits drinker

Published:  12 December, 2013

Before the arrival of artisan distillery Sipsmith in 2009, the last copper still to be licensed in the capital was in 1823, just under 200 years ago.

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?Diageo to sponsor free travel on NYE

Published:  12 December, 2013

Diageo is to sponsor free travel on New Year's Eve in London for the third year running. The company will also partner Lothian Buses in Edinburgh for the second year.

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EU and US trade talks should help EU brewers

Published:  11 December, 2013

Trade talks which have been ongoing between the US and the EU since November could potentially be beneficial for European brewers by creating a more level playing field by reducing excise tax rate that EU brewers currently face in the US market that American brewers are exempt from.

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?Diageo fires bourbon Bulleit

Published:  11 December, 2013

Diageo has launched a stronger version of Bulleit Bourbon along with new product Bulleit Rye whiskey to the UK market.

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Adnams releases its first English whiskies

Published:  11 December, 2013

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, has released its first selection of whiskies that have been spent several year maturing in French and American oak barrels.

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Pernod Ricard teams up with the AA for annual Christmas anti-drinking driving campaign

Published:  10 December, 2013

Pernod Ricard UK has once again teamed up with the AA, the national breakdown service, to launch an anti-drink driving campaign for the festive period with a particular focus on raising awareness about the dangers of driving the morning after drinking.

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Accolade Wines takes on John Ratcliffe as its new chief executive

Published:  10 December, 2013

Accolade Wines has appointed former Seagrams and Oddbins chief, John Ratcliffe, as its new chief executive.

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Global bulk wine prices for December released by Murphy Wine Company

Published:  10 December, 2013

Here is your one stop guide to the latest global bulk wine prices produced by bulk wine broker, Murphy Wine Company.

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Wine Vision chairman, Paul Henry, gives his personal view of global wine challenges

Published:  10 December, 2013

I like words, but I think that numbers do a better job at setting and managing expectation. So when an event entitled, 'Wine Vision', appears, and there is an opportunity to be involved, I guess you have to think pretty carefully about the risk and reward quotient - clearly, at some point, there should be a requirement to be 'visionary'.

 

 

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Croatian wines start to make serious inroads in to the UK

Published:  09 December, 2013

High-end and with bags of niche appeal, Croatia is turning heads among sommeliers and independents. Andrew Catchpole reports on the opportunities for Croatian wine in the UK.

 

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The Symingtons purchase highly coveted Quinta da Sarbordela

Published:  09 December, 2013

Symington Family Estates has bought the much coveted 30 hectare Quinta da Sabordela vineyard in the Douro valley which will now be incorporated in to the neighbouring Quinta do 

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Casa Silva becomes the the eighth winner of the Chilean Winery of the Year

Published:  09 December, 2013

Chilean wine producer, Casa Silva, is the eighth winner of the annual Winery of the Year competition held by the Association of Chilean Wine and Wines of Chile.

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