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The Drinks Trust launches industry survey

Published:  08 February, 2024

The Drinks Trust has launched its annual industry survey to better understand the needs of the hospitality workforce.

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Kingsland expands bottled at source range with Boland Cellar

Published:  02 February, 2024

Major bottler Kingsland Drinks has signed an exclusive deal with Boland Cellar in a move which will expand the company’s bottled at source premium portfolio to include South Africa.

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Duty coincides with drinking trends says Kingsland Drinks

Published:  24 November, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close, independent UK supplier, Kingsland Drinks, has revealed its insights on key areas to watch out for in 2024, looking at incoming drinks trends in wine, spirits and RTDs.

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Packaging: Weighing up the options

Published:  30 August, 2023

With glass in the firing line and alternative packaging now routinely found in supermarkets, Jo Gilbert asks: is there a price ceiling for consumer buy-in for alt formats?

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Multiples: Shoppers to pay price for duty

Published:  07 August, 2023

With wine duty set to increase by 20% and spirits duty by more than 10%, how might supermarkets offset these costs? James Bayley reports.

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Kingsland Drinks to bring Ukrainian wines to UK market

Published:  20 July, 2023

Kingsland Drinks has announced an exclusive deal to import and distribute Bolgrad wine from Ukraine into the UK drinks market.  

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Boutique Bulk

Published:  20 March, 2023

Bulk is going boutique and both trade and consumers are the winners. Andrew Catchpole assesses this planet and margin-friendly option.

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The endless benefits of bulk

Published:  22 August, 2022

Levi’s and Lego; Marc Jacobs and Snoopy; Gucci and a TikTok trainspotter. These are just some of the unlikely collaborations between brands we’ve seen in recent years. The world of retail is a volatile market, made more uncertain by Covid and near-deserted high streets, but one trend is keeping things alive and has engaged the younger generation in particular – cross-brand products.

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Kingsland’s Thirsty Earth aims for a “better drinks industry”

Published:  09 December, 2021

In a bid to create a “better society and drinks industry”, Kingsland Drinks has announced its Thirsty Earth sustainability initiative – a new, in-depth programme which includes a long-term project linked to the UN’s sustainable development goals.

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Kingsland Drinks backs eco wine brand with new listings

Published:  27 October, 2021

Kingsland Drinks is expanding the reach of eco wine brand The Hidden Sea with new listings in both Booths and Asda.

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Kingsland Drinks signs new partnership with The Iconic Estate

Published:  05 October, 2021

Kingsland Drinks has agreed a new partnership with Romanian wine producer – The Iconic Estate – in a move to further broaden its offering.

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Kingsland Drinks hires new head of marketing and insights

Published:  08 September, 2021

Industry stalwart Charles Overin has joined the Kingsland Drinks team, recruited to oversee the company's marketing strategy at the head office in Salford.

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Govt considers 25% tariff on US wine imports

Published:  28 July, 2021

Trade Secretary Liz Truss is considering introducing a 25% tariff on US wine imports as part of an ongoing trade conflict caused by Donald Trump imposing a 25% tariff on US steel imports in 2018.

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Long Read: Hidden gems making their mark

Published:  27 May, 2021

While travel has been restricted, many wine drinkers have been on their own journey of exploration enjoying hidden gem wines – whether unusual varieties from popular wine-growing countries or regions, or familiar grapes from unfamiliar places.  

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Omar Allibhoy to deliver flavour of Spain for Barón de Ley

Published:  24 May, 2021

Spanish chef Omar Allibhoy has teamed up with Kingsland Drinks to “bring the essence of Spain” to the UK in a new campaign supporting Barón de Ley.

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Denis O’Flynn joins Kingsland Drinks

Published:  06 April, 2021

Kingsland Drinks Group has appointed Denis O’Flynn, previously MD at Pernod Ricard UK and chairman of the WSTA, as a non-executive director of its board.

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Kingsland announces six-figure bag-in-box investment

Published:  01 March, 2021

Kingsland Drinks is gearing up to boost its bag-in-box wine capabilities this year with a six-figure investment in additional production line machinery.

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Wine trends to watch in 2021

Published:  25 January, 2021

Predicting wine trends for the unpredictable year ahead is certainly a challenge as the trade attempts to plan and prepare for ever-changing times.

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Argentina report: The beauty of buying in bulk

Published:  26 March, 2020

Argentina is upping its game to become a major player in boutique bulk, as Chris Wilson reports. 

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Bibendum jumps on can bandwagon with own range

Published:  10 March, 2020

Bibendum has jumped on the canned wine bandwagon with the launch of a three-strong range named Small but Perfectly Formed.

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