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Uruguayan specialist Vinos Latinos spreads wings over Andes

Published:  10 June, 2022

The UK’s Uruguayan specialist importer Vinos Latinos is set to embark on a “new phase for the business” having secured significant investment for growth.

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Trade celebrates achievements while tackling bias via International Women’s Day

Published:  08 March, 2022

International Women’s Day (IWD) is shining a spotlight on the top female talent working in the industry today, with initiatives like Whisky Investment Partners’ Break The Bias campaign also raising awareness of the continuing battle for many to achieve gender parity in the workplace.

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Atkin unveils latest Rioja Report

Published:  10 February, 2022

Harpers columnist Tim Atkin MW has launched the 2022 edition of his Rioja Report – the seventh in-depth study, published via Atkin's website.

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Headline heroes: Wakefield Wines

Published:  25 January, 2022

Having recently signed up to the exemplary Science Based Targets initiative, Wakefield Wines is a beacon on the path to sustainability.

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Long read: Organic wine, climate crisis and what it means for brand identity

Published:  04 November, 2021

With COP26 pressing the urgency for action on climate crisis, Denomination’s CEO Rowena Curlewis stresses the need for producers to build change into their business strategies and examines what this means for packaging and identity.

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Laithwaites commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035

Published:  20 September, 2021

Laithwaites has committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, with the shorter-term goal of halving its carbon footprint by 2030.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Sean Lock, wine and the value of originality

Published:  26 August, 2021

Comedian Sean Lock passed away on 16 August. Many knew him from TV, radio and his live one man shows. 8 out of 10 cats on Channel 4 was probably his biggest audience. Sean’s sparkling eyes, dead pan delivery and absurdist wit made him a true original.

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Bordeaux Day dates revealed

Published:  29 June, 2021

The new dates for the pushed back inaugural Bordeaux Day have been revealed with events confirmed for both London and Manchester.

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Covid and Phylloxera – lessons for the wine trade

Published:  11 March, 2021

Sam Hellyer, head of wine and spirits at Chiswick Auctions, counts 10 years at Oddbins as part of a varied résumé where he headed up the Fine Wine branch in Oxford.

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‘Nouvelle generation’ to drive Beaujolais export potential

Published:  10 December, 2020

With good recent vintages to its name and wines that sit squarely with the modern trend towards fresher, lighter styles, Beaujolais certainly appears to be well placed to capture the attention of a new generation of drinkers. Add in ‘ownership’ of Gamay, a distinctive and easy-to-like variety, and the region also offers a sense of discovery (or re-discovery for older drinkers) in a world awash with international grapes.

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Oz wines hit with huge Chinese import taxes

Published:  30 November, 2020

China has imposed taxes of up to 212% on imports of Australian wine.

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National Trust Scotland goes Naked to fund conservation

Published:  15 September, 2020

Naked Wines has launched a partnership with National Trust for Scotland (NTS) to raise conservation funds from selected wine sales.

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The Wine Society launches initiative to support ‘key’ growers

Published:  03 September, 2020

The Wine Society has launched a campaign to support some of its key growers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  

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Botrytis bio-fungicide approved in Australia

Published:  25 August, 2020

Eden Research has received authorisation for the sale of its bio-fungicide, which protects against Botrytis Cinerea, in Australia, for use on wine and table grapes.

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Naked’s Covid-19 Support Fund turns focus to SA

Published:  12 August, 2020

Naked Wines is launching an online crowdfunder this week, with a target of raising £225,000 for beleaguered South Africa wine winemakers.

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“Smallest vintage in living memory” delights Oz winemakers, if not accountants

Published:  16 June, 2020

Off the back of a “rollercoaster ride”, variously involving frosts, drought, heatwaves, horrendous bush fires and finally the disruption of Covid-19, Australia’s 2020 vintage is expected to produce some “sensational wines” from a very low yielding crush.

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Hallgarten launches weekly virtual tasting series

Published:  12 June, 2020

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has this week launched the first of a 12 part series of weekly virtual wine tastings. 

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A Taste of New York: Indie opportunities from the Empire State

Published:  26 May, 2020

With small production and a cool climate, New York State’s leading wine producers are looking to punch above their collective weight on the world stage, with the UK singled out as the ‘shop window’ to showcase its wares.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: The winemakers that changed the world…and those that made themselves redundant

Published:  24 January, 2020

Harpers columnist Jerry Lockspeiser is the former chairman of Off Piste Wines. Lockspeiser left at the end of 2019 after ten years at the company, which he helped to grow from ‘acorn to oak tree’ after joining back in 2010. His departure follows an investment in Off Piste just before Christmas, which will take the company into a new phase of development. Lockspeiser was also involved in the founding and building of Bottle Green in 1990 and organic wine specialist Vinceremos Wines in 1985. Here, he takes a reflective look back on 15 years that changed the wine world. 

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Will UK ‘bottle-ists’ ever accept wine in a can?

Published:  02 January, 2019

Rowena Curlewis, CEO of drinks design specialist Denomination, urges winemakers to stop bottling it and embrace new packaging formats and sizes

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