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Cramele Recaș announces €7m investment as it achieves organic status

Published:  23 October, 2020

Cramele Recaș, Romania’s largest winery, has earmarked an investment of over €7m in 2021 as it declares 2020 a “premium” vintage and achieves organic certification for two of its three wineries.

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Aldi to open 100 new stores as part of £1.3bn investment

Published:  28 September, 2020

Aldi has pledged to invest a record £1.3bn over the next two years with new and upgraded stores, distribution centres and “further innovations” planned across the business.

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Enotria & Coe bolstered by £6m investment

Published:  10 August, 2020

Leading on-trade supplier Enotria & Coe has received a major new investment.

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Black Chalk enters Japanese market

Published:  06 August, 2020

English wine producer Black Chalk has secured distribution in Japan in a move driven by Black Chalk director and investor, Kenya Matsumoto.   

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Off-Piste Wines: Rewriting the rules

Published:  01 July, 2020

Covid-19 came at a tricky time for Off-Piste Wines, which was forging ahead with plans to put an £8m investment to good use this summer. Jo Gilbert caught up with MD Andy Talbot to find out what Plan B looks like for this forward-thinking business. 

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Liv-Ex unveils plans for coverage of ‘unusual’ Bordeaux EP campaign

Published:  28 May, 2020

With the Bordeaux 2019 En Primeur campaign beginning to unfold in an “unusual manner” with virtual tastings and postponed releases, Liv-Ex has begun to roll out adapted coverage with the publication of its opening report, Bordeaux 2019: the value of time.

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Demand for US and Italian wines leads fine wine investment spike

Published:  26 May, 2020

BI, the fine wine and spirits merchant, has reported something of a boom in its fine wine sales during the era of coronavirus, with sales of both US and Italian wine leading the pack.

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Wine and whisky investment bounce back in China

Published:  15 April, 2020

Global trader BI Fine Wine & Spirits has reported that its volume sales of high-end wine and rare whisky to Asia jumped 25% in March as Chinese buyers returned to the market.

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BBR takes the plunge at $3.9m Napa Auction

Published:  23 February, 2020

British merchant Berry Bros & Rudd was among the winning bidders at the annual Premiere Napa Valley Auction on Saturday, which raised $3.9m in support of Napa Valley Vintners.

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Off-Piste appoints former Waitrose and Co-op buyer

Published:  17 January, 2020

Off-Piste Wines has appointed former Waitrose and Co-op buyer Maria Elener as sourcing and supplier manager for Europe.

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Wine Source Group to fuel growth with private equity funding

Published:  10 December, 2019

Private equity fund Saphir Capital has taken a majority stake in international fine-wine supplier Wine Source Group.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why would anyone invest in a start up?

Published:  21 October, 2019

I recently received an invitation to invest in the BIB Wine Company. They are crowdfunding on the Seedrs platform, one of the UK’s major players in this market. BIB summarise their pitch as:

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Beyond the Tejo

Published:  16 October, 2019

Jo Gilbert digs deep into the vinous roots of southern Portugal to discover how three decades of investment continues to unearth indigenous gems.

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Sogrape takes majority stake in Liberty Wines

Published:  28 June, 2019

Sogrape is ramping up its investment in Liberty Wines, in a move that will increase its 2017 investment to a majority share in the business.

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Fine Wine beats hedge funds and art works as stable investment

Published:  11 April, 2019

Fine wine is a less volatile investment than all other major alternative assets, according to a new report released today by fine wine investment management specialist Cult Wines.

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Boom in Tassie vineyards as producers capitalise on cooler climate premium

Published:  18 February, 2019

Tasmania’s vineyard area has grown by 25% over the past two growing seasons, with plans for another 15% increase in the pipeline, as both local and mainland Australian producers invest in the island’s viticultural scene.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits not dialling down wine despite ramping up spirits

Published:  10 January, 2019

Liverpool-based wine and spirit producer Halewood Wines & Spirits has denied it is slowing down its wine business after several moves this year to boost its international spirits profile and selling off its “loss making” Romanian wine arm.

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Fine wine more stable than gold as Burgundy drives record high for investment market

Published:  13 December, 2018

Burgundy thrived, Bordeaux consolidated and wine investment proved more stable than gold, according to the Liv-ex annual summary of the 2018 market, described as “a record breaking year”.

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Research unveils UK winemaking areas that could rival Champagne

Published:  09 November, 2018

New research has unveiled winemaking areas in the UK that could rival Champagne – and they’re not necessarily what you might expect.

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South African producers thirst for English fizz

Published:  21 September, 2018

Two prominent South African wine estates are adding to the roster of overseas interest in English winemaking with plans to produce sparkling wine in the UK, Harpers has learned.

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