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Journey’s End teams up with Ingham to launch sustainable ‘punk’ wine brand

Published:  01 August, 2022

Wine trade veteran buyer Andrew Ingham is to launch an innovative new range in collaboration with Cape winery Journey’s End this autumn.

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Laithwaites leans into recycled glass

Published:  27 July, 2022

Online retailer Laithwaites has expanded its first recycled glass range following better-than-expected initial sales.

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Treasury bags new format extension as conversation around alt packaging grows

Published:  13 June, 2022

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has added a new bag-in-box (BiB) release to its high performing 19 Crimes portfolio, with the launch of its Revolutionary Rosé now available.

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Co-founder of sommelier-backed canned wine brand claims “bottles are the past”

Published:  25 May, 2022

A new range of canned wines launched this week (23 May), under the brand name Djuce.

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New campaign to reinvigorate sherry's image in UK

Published:  11 February, 2022

Promotional body Sherry from Spain has launched a new promotional drive in the UK market, designed to build awareness and transform sherry's image across both the on-trade and direct-to-consumer channels.

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WSET takes a new approach to events via training hub

Published:  21 October, 2021

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is launching the WSET Events Hub, which will offer virtual events, as part of a new trade and consumer events strategy.

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New Pix wine platform on global ‘matchmaking mission’

Published:  29 September, 2021

An ambitious new wine discovery platform is soon to launch with the aim of becoming the “biggest wine platform in the world,” according to its creators.

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Sipsmith launches non-alcoholic FreeGlider

Published:  03 August, 2021

Market leading gin producer Sipsmith is the latest distillery to enter the no and low category with the launch of Free Glider, its alcohol-free spirit.

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WSET and Worshipful Company of Distillers launch annual bursary fund

Published:  09 December, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and the Worshipful Company of Distillers have teamed up to help support the leaders of tomorrow get ahead in their careers.

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Ex-PLB directors launch new business

Published:  30 November, 2020

Two former directors of PLB have teamed up again to launch a new wine export agency.

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Zero waste wine range launched by Borough

Published:  23 September, 2020

Sustainably-focused merchant Borough Wines has launched a zero waste wine range that taps into growing consumer environmental concerns.

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Losh launches online satirical drinks magazine

Published:  14 September, 2020

Shaking aside the current gloom and doom, drinks pundit Chris Losh has launched a new website, Fake Booze, which takes a sideways look at the trade and all its shenanigans.

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Kylie goes vintage with Benchmark expansion

Published:  12 August, 2020

International pop star Kylie Minogue is continuing to grow her presence in the UK wine aisles with the launch of a new 2019 Côtes de Provence rosé.

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Kingsland offshoot to focus on ‘amazing opportunities’ for innovation

Published:  06 August, 2020

The levels of innovation witnessed so far in the spirits world are only a beginning, according to Becky Davies, who is heading up the new Kingsland Drinks’ spirits subsidiary that was unveiled earlier this week.

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Frugal Bottle shaves ‘up to 84%’ off carbon footprint

Published:  29 June, 2020

With the UK importing more than 1.6 billion heavy glass bottles of wine a year (WRAP figures), eco-packaging company Frugalpac has launched a lightweight ‘bottle’ that aims to significantly redress some of the trade’s carbon footprint.

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Top Selection goes direct to consumer with online launch

Published:  25 June, 2020

Importer Top Selection has officially launched 9 Elms Wines, a new online wine and spirits retail arm, aimed at giving consumers direct access to “boutique wines” that the company said would “normally only be available to restaurants and specialist retailers”.

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New app and bar as Soho’s Trade embraces post-pandemic landscape

Published:  22 June, 2020

Hospitality members’ club Trade is to shift to a “virtual version” of the club’s benefits post-lockdown, looking to evolve its industry support ethos with the launch of a resource-based app.

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Rathfinny’s 10th anniversary delivers Classic Cuvée launch and new ecommerce site

Published:  12 May, 2020

English wine estate Rathfinny marked its 10th anniversary with the launch of its inaugural 2016 Classic Cuvée on Monday, “completing” its line up of Sussex sparkling wines.

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Vivino to launch new personal match rating

Published:  17 February, 2020

Vivino is due to launch a major new feature to its wine-rating app which will usher in a new phase of ‘personalisation’ to its business model, Harpers can reveal.

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New MD steps up at Lanson UK ahead of major brand overhaul

Published:  16 January, 2020

Robert Rand has been appointed as The House of Lanson’s new UK managing director as the company prepares to unveil several far reaching changes to its range. 

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