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The winners: Harpers Design Awards 2019

Published:  13 December, 2019

The big reveal from this year’s Harpers Design Awards is that for the first time ever wine edged ahead of spirits, both in terms of the overall winners and collectively across the competition.

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Independents: Collaborate to innovate

Published:  05 December, 2019

Teaming up to bring in ad hoc shipments is ushering in a new wave of collaboration between like-minded independents. Chris Wilson weighs the practicalities and benefits

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New interactive 'Instagram-able' bar ordering app launches

Published:  04 December, 2019

A new 'Instagram-able' interactive bar ordering app bridging the digital and physical worlds has been unveiled by Cambridge Consultants.

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WSET unveils Outstanding Alumni Award nominees

Published:  04 December, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the five nominees for its 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award.

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Government hit by fall in wine-duty revenues

Published:  02 December, 2019

Wine duty receipts fell back 2.1% in the first six months of the financial year, according to data released by the government.

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Diageo launches ‘AI selector’ to help people find their perfect single malt

Published:  28 November, 2019

Diageo has launched a digital experience that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies in a bid to help people to find their perfect single malt Scotch whisky based on their preferences for certain flavours.

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Casual Dining turns focus on wine with new dedicated area

Published:  28 November, 2019

The Casual Dining show is gearing up to launch a dedicated wine area as part of a bigger overall focus on alcoholic drinks.

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Pernod Ricard partnership to bring Baijiu to the international market

Published:  19 November, 2019

Baijiu, China’s most popular and deeply historic spirit, could be making its way to the UK thanks to a new partnership with French giant Pernod Ricard.

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Gin: Ascending the throne

Published:  14 November, 2019

It’s been on the cards for some time. Back in 2014, there were rumblings that gin was poised to overtake vodka as the UK’s spirit of choice in time for the new decade.

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China launches London-based spirits body

Published:  11 November, 2019

A new China-backed international spirits research body has been launched at an event in London.

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Wines and spirits instrumental in creating the future’s “creative community hubs”

Published:  07 November, 2019

Wine and spirits stores will be at the forefront of community bonding over the next decade, as retail finds new and inventive ways of keeping customers coming back for more.

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On-trade set for Halloween sales hike

Published:  31 October, 2019

Restaurants, bars and pubs are poised to see sales significantly boosted by Halloween as the fright-night continues to gain traction as a ‘big night out’ for adults.

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Gin months away from eclipsing vodka as the UK’s biggest spirits category

Published:  30 October, 2019

After years of forecasting and speculation, gin is poised to finally push ahead of vodka as the UK’s biggest spirits category in 2020, with flavoured variants pushing the category to ever greater heights. 

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Majestic adds host of spirits as part of repositioning

Published:  24 October, 2019

Majestic has added a raft of spirits brands to its portfolio as part of its strategy to become the number one place to buy spirits, alongside wine, in the UK.

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Burleighs eyes global success as it smashes crowfunding target

Published:  21 October, 2019

UK distillers Burleighs has its eyes set on becoming a global player in the gin market as it smashes its crowfunding target.

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Craft spirits boom drives trademark registration to record high

Published:  21 October, 2019

The booming UK craft spirits industry filed a record number of trademark registrations in the last year, according to research released today.

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On nailing the Christmas trade-up

Published:  18 October, 2019

Upselling has always been the name of the game at Christmas. But is there more the on- and off-trade can do? James Lawrence reports

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UK is the world’s third largest ecommerce market for alcohol – but can you name one and two?

Published:  17 October, 2019

The UK has been identified as one of the top countries in the world for sales of alcohol online, with a surprising outcome for the first and second spot.

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Freixenet Copestick launches I Heart Spirits

Published:  11 October, 2019

Freixenet Copestick has launched an I Heart Spirits range marking the brand’s first launch outside wine.

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Strong wine and spirits performance boosts LVMH

Published:  10 October, 2019

Strong quarterly growth in LVMH’s wine and spirits division has helped push the luxury goods group’s third quarter revenues to €13.3bn.

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