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Cannabis: Bigger than craft

Published:  27 April, 2018

Experts are predicting that cannabis is going to be the next major challenge to wine and spirits, and is already appropriating the alcohol industry’s vernacular. Jo Gilbert reports

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Washington post

Published:  25 April, 2018

If individuality, diversity and an artisanal approach are your thing, look no further than Washington’s medley of engaging wines, which today offer the modern list excitign points of difference. First, though, it's worth a glance at the winegrowing heritage in the state. 

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From Beirut to the Bosphorus

Published:  23 April, 2018

Turkey and Lebanon are perfectly placed to meet the growing thirst for individually minded lists, as Justin Keay reports

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Combinations target ‘promiscuous’ drinkers

Published:  19 April, 2018

The mixed drink is opening up all manner of avenues for producers and consumers alike, but how compatible are some of these hybrids? By Lisa Riley

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Liberty Wines' premium on-trade report has its eye on the high ground

Published:  16 April, 2018

In an exclusive Harpers preview, Liberty Wines has shared its upcoming Premium On-trade Wine Report, identifying where growth opportunities still lie. Andrew Catchpole picks out the highlights

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California's cool coastal calling

Published:  13 April, 2018

California’s Central Coast is a hotbed of innovative cult winemaking. Clinton Cawood visits the epicentre of the scene

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Get to know vegan wines

Published:  11 April, 2018

Swept up in the whirlwind of healthier eating and drinking trends, Jo Gilbert finds vegan wines are broadening their mass-market appeal

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Oregon: On pushing Pinot Noir

Published:  10 April, 2018

Oregon has become the Pinot Noir capital of the Pacific Northwest. Jo Gilbert traces its evolution to the modern winemakers now redefining the grape

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Rising from the ashes

Published:  10 April, 2018

Opportunity and hard times lie ahead for the trade following Conviviality’s collapse and breakup of its empire. Lisa Riley assesses the impact on rival wholesalers

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Looking ahead after Conviviality's fall

Published:  06 April, 2018

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The pros and cons of the indie hybrid

Published:  05 April, 2018

As independent retailers adapt to survive in a competitive market, Lisa Riley asks the businesses flying the hybrid flag about the successes and challenges they have experienced along the way

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Buying wine in the home of the future

Published:  02 April, 2018

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Bacardi goes Back to the Bar

Published:  30 March, 2018

Last month, 5,500 Bacardi employees left their desks and headed to their local haunt for the inaugural Back to the Bar initiative. Jo Gilbert finds out more

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Championing the all female winemaker list

Published:  28 March, 2018

International Women's Day 2018 this March was an important date for Caprice Holdings’ South Kensington stalwart Daphne’s, prefacing the official launch of the all-female section of its wine list, which is headlined by Alexandra Petit-Mentzelopoulos of Château Margaux.

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Portugal Uncovered

Published:  26 March, 2018

Following on from last month’s Simplesmente Vinho in Portugal, Sarah Ahmed takes a look at the producers really shaking things up for the country’s wine scene

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Spain raises the stakes

Published:  23 March, 2018

Spain has long been known as the commercial hub of Europe’s classic winemaking regions – a category that has traditionally seen off-trade sales veer towards its £5-£10 “sweet spot” or lower, to the sub-£5, rather than its top tier of lauded pagos.

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Riesling: gateway to Germany

Published:  22 March, 2018

Could Riesling be the answer to opening consumers' minds to lesser-known German Wines? Lisa Riley reports

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Shaking up the sparkling wine market

Published:  20 March, 2018

It’s long been the case that Champagne sales are a barometer of the times, with a rise or fall in fortunes reflecting the performance of the broader economy. This has held true in the UK market through various recessions and dips, and the current downturn in Champagne sales is no exception.

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Mediterranean momentum

Published:  19 March, 2018

Wine from Mediterranean countries accounts for more than half of the world’s global wine production – and it’s growing, with sparkling leading the charge. Jo Gilbert reports

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Shifting consumer mores

Published:  15 March, 2018

The latest Wine Intelligence research delves into the changing patterns of global wine buying and consumption, revealing some unexpected trends. 

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