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New wine service launches with ban on baffling wine language

Published:  14 December, 2015

Taste4, a new online wine service, has banned the ten least understood wine words from its marketing, following an extensive consumer survey.

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Analysis: Independent merchants trends for 2016

Published:  10 December, 2015

With the growing popularity of hybrid wine shops, the independent retailers are finding strength in offering their customers something that the 'big boys' are not able to. So what does 2016 hold for the sector? James Lawrence investigates

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Christmas wine sales will peak on Monday, Laithwaite's predicts

Published:  10 December, 2015

Wine sales for Christmas - and for the year - will peak on Monday, December 14, according to sales data from online retailer Laithwaite's Wine.

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Sauvignon Blanc tops red-heavy Christmas sales at Laithwaite's

Published:  08 December, 2015

Sauvignon Blanc will be the most popular wine in the UK this Christmas, according to customer analysis from leading online retailer Laithwaite's.

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Analysis: Harper's survey reveals what trends may lay ahead in 2016

Published:  07 December, 2015

Looking back, 2015 was not a bad year for the trade, but it was a challenging one. But what does the future hold? We conducted a survey to find out the general feeling throughout the trade as we approach a new year. 

If 2015 was the year of consolidation within the wine trade, it would appear that 2016 will be the year of opportunities, according to the results of a recent Harpers survey put to the trade.

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Roberson culls Grand Marques from online list

Published:  20 November, 2015

Roberson Wine is to delist the major Champagnes brands from its website.

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Virgin Wines full-year results reveal business "ahead of schedule"

Published:  04 November, 2015

Virgin Wines boss Jay Wright says the company is "ahead of schedule" on a three-year plan put in place after its management buyout from Direct Wines in 2013.

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GrapePip ventures into real world for first tasting

Published:  22 October, 2015

Online wine auction site GrapePip has announced its inaugural tasting event.

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D&D expands into winemaking with its own range of wines

Published:  16 October, 2015

The D&D London restaurant group is launching its own range of wines to offer its customers.

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Aldi to launch online by-the-case wine sales early next year

Published:  28 September, 2015

Aldi is planning to launch online wine sales early in 2016.

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Ocado records quarterly sales rise of 15.3% and 27,000 more orders per week

Published:  15 September, 2015

Online grocery operation Ocado has reported a 15.3% rise in its own retail sales in the 12 weeks to August 9, to £252 million.

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Sparkling wine helps push up online sales by 11% in first quarter of 2015 says WDR

Published:  14 September, 2015

The value of online wine sales rose 11% in the first quarter of 2015 according to analysis by the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Analysis: Amazon's one-hour delivery put to the test

Published:  11 September, 2015

The speed at which wine, spirits and beers can be delivered to homes is changing with services such as Amazon Prime Now. But does it deliver?

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Analysis: The power of building an online community

Published:  11 September, 2015

As Tesco's online Wine Community closes its virtual doors the trade weighs in on how important digital engagement in the wine world has become.

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Naked launches Text For Wine ordering service

Published:  24 August, 2015

Majestic's Naked Wines subsidiary has launched a text message ordering service for customers.

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Phone app suggests perfect tonic and garnish for 1,300 gins

Published:  14 August, 2015

A phone app has been created to help bartenders and consumers make the perfect gin and tonic.

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Wine Intelligence report: One in three US wine drinkers use internet to source prices but only 11% buy online

Published:  23 July, 2015

American wine drinkers have dramatically increased their use of the internet and social media to source information about wine over the past four years - but only 11% have actually bought wine in the ecommerce sector in the previous six months, a Wine Intelligence has shown.

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Roberson Wine to close Kensington shop to focus future on more 'dynamic' channels

Published:  06 July, 2015

Roberson Wine is set to close its flagship Kensington High Street shop on August 30, 2015 to focus its future growth on "sectors that are really showing the most dynamic growth."

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Amazon Prime Now to offer one hour delivery on wine and spirits

Published:  01 July, 2015

Amazon yesterday launched one hour delivery in London on select products including several of its beer, wine and spirits offerings with its new Prime Now service.

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Naked accounts show 2014 profit for UK operation as number of angels soars

Published:  01 July, 2015

Documents lodged at Companies House show that the UK operation of Naked Wines turned a profit for the first time in 2014.

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