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UK still ‘litmus test’ as global benchmark for wine brands

Published:  28 January, 2019

The UK market continues to be the shop window for the world of wine, with the on-trade driving premium sales. 

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Rhône wines shine in the US

Published:  09 December, 2018

Sales of Rhône wines continue to decline in traditional markets, while the US east coast is showing “unprecedented levels of consumer interest,” according to leading sommeliers.

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New dawn for on-trade training

Published:  07 December, 2018

It’s been a good year for education in the on-trade, with a number of new initiatives being launched in the UK recently.

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UK hospitality sector continues to grow despite Brexit concerns

Published:  26 October, 2018

The UK hospitality sector has turned over in excess of £100bn for the first time and now employs 2.35 million people.

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Gaucho brought back from the brink by investors

Published:  05 September, 2018

Ailing Argentinian steak chain Gaucho has been saved by its lenders, after falling into administration back in July.

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The Hot 50

Published:  11 July, 2018

Welcome to our Hot 50 2018, recognising and celebrating the key influencers, innovators and drivers of quality drinks offers in the on-trade.

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Guy Woodward: Are sommeliers followers or leaders?

Published:  11 June, 2018

It had been a long day. The panel discussion, as they are wont to do, had dragged on. The moderators, as they are even more wont to do, had dominated. And, at the back of the room, having negotiated a full day of the London Wine Fair, and sat quietly through an hour-long debate (Wine & Dine: How chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers build their wine lists), Ben Drury was mad as hell. And he wasn’t going to take it any more.

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Wine list innovation

Published:  04 September, 2017

Being presented with a lengthy country-ranged wine tome can be intimidating for any punter which is why the best and most engaging drinks offers have moved far beyond a static listing.

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Looking ahead: Paul Jenkins, Caprice Holdings and The Birley Group

Published:  11 August, 2017

The autumn tasting season will be upon us before we know it, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period.

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Vagabond Wines to launch London micro winery

Published:  31 July, 2017

Vagabond Wines plans to open its next outlet in Battersea this Autumn, complete with micro winery. 

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