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Accolade appoints new European marketing director

Published:  09 December, 2019

Accolade Wines has appointed Caroline Thompson-Hill to the role of European marketing director.

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Tempus Two targets consumer thirst for Oz Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  02 December, 2019

Premium Australian wine brand Tempus Two, which is part of the Australian Vintage portfolio, has added a Sauvignon Blanc to its Quartz series.

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Shoppers prize green values over brand loyalty, research shows

Published:  02 December, 2019

Over three-quarters of UK grocery buyers have made buying decisions based on a brand’s environmental policies in the last year, new research from data insights consultancy Kantar has revealed.

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Speciality Brands signs distribution deal for Beluga

Published:  20 November, 2019

Speciality Brands has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for vodka brand Beluga.

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New MD for Mast-Jägermeister UK

Published:  30 October, 2019

Mast-Jägermeister has appointed Michael Cleary as its new managing director for the UK.

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Trivento redesigns labels for Christmas

Published:  29 October, 2019

Argentinean wine brand Trivento has unveiled a time-limited Christmas-themed label for its Reserve Malbec.

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New marketing director for Bordeaux

Published:  16 October, 2019

The CIVB has appointed Julie Rambaud-Texier to head its newly restructured marketing department.

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Tempus Two launches UK-exclusive Quartz series

Published:  25 September, 2019

Australian wine brand, Tempus Two has released a new range of wines for the UK market only.

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English sparkling encouraged to tap into “moderation, local, and craft” as sales dip

Published:  28 August, 2019

A new report has suggested that English sparkling wine ticks all the right boxes to help reverse something of a slump in sales of sparkling wine over the past year – the first time this has happened in a decade.

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AXA Millésimes buys top estate in Portugal

Published:  22 August, 2019

AXA Millésimes has acquired the Quinta do Passadouro winery in Portugal for an undisclosed sum, the company has announced.

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Glynn Purnell signs on for continued partnership with Calvet

Published:  21 August, 2019

Top selling French brand Calvet has renewed its partnership with Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, with several new initiatives in the pipeline for autumn.

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Roust Group increases Concha y Toro sales in Russia and Poland by 68%

Published:  09 August, 2019

Concha y Toro is celebrating a burst of successful trading in Russia and Eastern Europe via its distribution partner, Roust – with hints of further expansion in the near future.

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The rise of ultra-prestige Champagne

Published:  05 August, 2019

Champagne houses are separating out prestige cuvées from the struggling lower end. James Lawrence reports

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Piper-Heidsieck creates signature Champagne for Wright Brothers

Published:  11 July, 2019

London-based seafood chain Wright Brothers has partnered with Piper-Heidsieck on an exclusive Champagne to be poured in-house.

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TWE launches Squealing Pig in the UK

Published:  09 July, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a new wine brand into the UK market. Named Squealing Pig, it is the producer’s first multi-country-of-origin wine brand to be on sale here.

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UK overtakes Spain as biggest market for Brockmans Gin

Published:  05 July, 2019

Gin continues to boom for Brockmans here in the UK, which is now the brand’s top market thanks to a recent push into the supermarkets.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why wine brands are here to stay

Published:  24 June, 2019

Branded wines beware! Man your defences! Private Labels are on the march, and they are coming to get you.

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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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Q&A: Robin Copestick, co-managing director, Freixenet Copestick

Published:  07 February, 2019

It’s hard to overstate the impact that I Heart has had on the trajectory of Robin Copetsick’s business – formerly Copestick Murray and, as of January 1, Freixenet Copestick – and where it is today.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Wine needs to project values – not vineyard soil type - to be heard

Published:  22 November, 2018

Forgive me if the opening to this month’s piece seems a little self-indulgent, even self-congratulatory. It is not meant to be. It is just my personal example of the topic I want to highlight, one that should be a huge opportunity for the wine sector.

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