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Two to three big Christmases left for gin amid premium spirits boom

Published:  23 August, 2019

Pernod Ricard is banking on one last big hurrah for gin growth this festive season, with its on-going popularity and major presence in the UK’s cocktail culture helping to boost growth of premium spirits.

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Profits up at TWE as premiumisation drive pays off

Published:  15 August, 2019

Profits at Treasury Wine Estates leapt 16% over the last year, driven by the group’s focus on premiumisation.

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Modest growth for on-trade in July

Published:  12 August, 2019

Like-for-like sales for pubs and restaurants were up 1.2% year on year in July, according the the latest data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Aperol continues its ascent with 22% sales spike

Published:  30 July, 2019

The apertivo movement continued to spread across Europe and the rest of the world in the first half of 2019, according to Campari’s latest results.

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Double digit growth for Diageo brands as “Nation’s love of gin continues"

Published:  25 July, 2019

Sales of gin continue to boost spirits sales at Diageo, as Tanqueray and Gordon’s clock yet another year of double digit growth.

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Dip in Aussie imports as Brexit stockpiling comes to an end

Published:  22 July, 2019

Sales of Australian wine in the UK have declined in the past year – partly due to brand-hesitancy surrounding Brexit.

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Montblanc named a sponsor of the Louis Roederer Wine Writer Awards

Published:  18 July, 2019

Montblanc is to sponsor the Emerging Wine Writer category at this year's Louis Roederer Wine Writer Awards.

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Mini wine bottles and fruit flavoured blends help Broadland’s sales soar to £70m

Published:  16 July, 2019

Broadland Wineries has seen sales jump 11.6% to £70.6m in the 12 months to the end of March 2019 helped by fruit flavoured blends and mini wine bottles.

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Rémy Cointreau loses top boss

Published:  11 July, 2019

Valérie Chapoulaud-Floquet, chief executive at Rémy Cointreau, has announced she will be leaving the company at the end of the year, citing personal reasons.

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Moving tribute to Gerard Basset crowns IWC Awards gala

Published:  10 July, 2019

The great and the good of the wine trade were out in full force last night to celebrate what turned out to be a memorable and also poignant IWC awards evening – thanks largely to a message from the late, great Gerard Basset, who was filmed accepting his lifetime achievement award at the end of the last year.

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IWC Awards: champion wines and winemakers 2019

Published:  09 July, 2019

Highlights from the International Wine Challenge Awards

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On-trade is moving with the times, say suppliers, as Jamie’s and other well-known faces disappear from the high street

Published:  07 June, 2019

The tired, middle of the road, mid-market section of the on-trade is falling away to make way for new, more innovative concepts, suppliers have told Harpers.

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Diageo reveals GB World Class finalists

Published:  31 May, 2019

Diageo Reserve has revealed the names of the 20 British bartenders who will compete for its GB World Class bartender of the year 2019 award.

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Guy Woodward: On good breeding in wine

Published:  07 May, 2019

From the moment visitors touch down at Lexington’s Blue Grass airport, they are confronted with stylised images of two of Kentucky’s most prominent industries. The local tourist board seems keener, funnily enough, to promote the state’s whiskies and horses than its other famous export. Compliant stooge that I am, I took in both pursuits over the course of a whistle-stop tour last month.

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Fladgate latest to announce back-to-back vintage declaration

Published:  23 April, 2019

Things are heating up in the Douro, with yet another port house following up 2016 with another vintage year.

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Hardys launches on-trade foodies wine range

Published:  17 April, 2019

Hardys, the wine brand from Accolade Wines, is targeting food matching with its new on-trade exclusive ‘Foodies Range’.

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Tesco boss hails turnaround

Published:  10 April, 2019

Tesco is celebrating the biggest leap in profits since it was shaken by an accounting scandal five years ago, having seen annual pre-tax profits jump 28.8% to £1.67 billion.

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Plumpton climate change research could help boost English vine productivity

Published:  05 April, 2019

Soon to be released research carried out in Sussex could help unlock the secret of yields – and discover why they fluctuate so wildly from year to year in the UK.

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Diageo World Class strips out semi-finals for “streamlined” admissions

Published:  15 March, 2019

Diageo Reserve has taken out several steps in the admissions process for its World Class bartender competition, promising to make it easier than ever for up and coming talent to apply.

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Sales of English and Welsh wine double in 2018

Published:  06 March, 2019

The English and Welsh wine industry produced a record-breaking amount of wine last year thanks to a frost-free spring and a long, mostly dry summer.

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