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Liv-ex predicts ‘off’ vintage for Bordeaux 2021

Published:  21 April, 2022

A wet and cool 2021 is likely to result in “heterogenous vintage” for Bordeaux, with large gaps in quality between appellations and estates predicted to result in significant numbers of “indifferent wines”.

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Gin and still wine lose momentum in post pandemic new normal

Published:  04 April, 2022

After enjoying a period of meteoric growth, the UK's favourite white spirit has hit a stumbling block, with a drop in hospitality market share in 2021.

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SMEs hit back over government’s proposals to overhaul alcohol taxation

Published:  17 February, 2022

The Wine and Spirit APPG has published its SME Inquiry Report on the government’s ‘illogical and unfair’ reform to alcohol duty. 

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Atkin unveils latest Rioja Report

Published:  10 February, 2022

Harpers columnist Tim Atkin MW has launched the 2022 edition of his Rioja Report – the seventh in-depth study, published via Atkin's website.

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Demand for no and low products becoming ‘year round phenomenon’

Published:  17 January, 2022

The demand for no/low alcohol brands surged across key global markets in 2021, with consumer interest no longer confined to seasonal trends like Dry January.

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IWSR report: E-commerce to grow exponentially in three years

Published:  08 December, 2021

The total value of the e-commerce sector in headline markets is expected to grow at an unprecedented rate between 2022-2025, according to the IWSR.

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Burgundy superstars and Italian improvers drive interest at Wine Lister

Published:  01 December, 2021

Burgundy superstars and Italian quality improvers have been highlighted as important categories in the second annual report from auction site Wine Lister, called 2021 Wine Leagues.

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Premium wine sales on the rise

Published:  24 November, 2021

Michelle Perrett dives into Liberty Wines’ latest on-trade focused report, rounding up the top takeaways. 

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Loire vintage 2021: 'Hard year, but versatile and beautiful wines'

Published:  17 November, 2021

Winegrowers in the Loire Valley region grappled with a difficult and challenging season, but were rewarded with a good crop of fresh and aromatic wines, according to a new harvest report from InterLoire.

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Liberty report: Reversal of off/on-trade trends buffers hospitality recovery

Published:  03 November, 2021

Liberty Wines’ latest report has noted the positive effect of the reversal of the trends from the on to the off-trade over the course of the pandemic, with the growth in popularity of independent wine retailers during lockdown and an overall move towards experimentation feeding back into the on-trade and helping to boost sales.

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Late-night sector loses 86,000 jobs due to pandemic

Published:  13 October, 2021

The UK’s night-time cultural economy (NTCE) sector has been ravaged by the pandemic, with around 86,000 jobs lost in the sector since the 2019 high, a new report has found.

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Nyetimber unveiled as wine producer of the year

Published:  11 October, 2021

Nyetimber was unveiled as Wine Producer of the Year in the first-ever Tim Atkin MW England Special Wine Report.

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Investment shortfall highlighted as PM tells hospitality to fund its skills and pay gap

Published:  06 October, 2021

The hospitality sector is expected to invest in funding the sector’s skills and pay gap itself, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled.

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Global organic vineyard area reaches half-a-million hectares

Published:  29 September, 2021

A new report from the OIV shows that organic viticulture is gaining major ground across the world, with nearly half-a-million hectares worldwide now dedicated to organic vines.

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Hospitality sector experiencing 'unprecedented' rise in job vacancies

Published:  27 September, 2021

The UK's hospitality industry is facing an escalating staffing crisis, with a 69% increase in job listings, according to a recent report.

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Charity report finds racism continues to affect UK hospitality

Published:  21 September, 2021

A survey commissioned by the not-for-profit organisation Be Inclusive Hospitality suggests that racial discrimination continues to be an issue for the UK's service industry.

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No-shows cost sector £17.6bn

Published:  01 September, 2021

Customers not turning up for their bookings are costing the hospitality sector £17.6bn each year, according to a new CGA and Zonal report.

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Vibrancy shines through in South America harvest report

Published:  19 August, 2021

Vibrant, zingy wines which have retained freshness and elegance despite weather challenges have emerged from South America in 2021, a new harvest report focusing on the region has said.

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Full on-trade reopening widely tipped for 19 July

Published:  05 July, 2021

QR codes and test and trace, compulsory mask-wearing and the one metre rule are all likely to go in England on 19 July, allowing pubs, bars and restaurants to operate at full capacity and their customers to mingle freely.

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Report finds racism in hospitality, but appetite for change

Published:  03 June, 2021

More than half of black, Asian and ethnic minority hospitality professionals have experienced or witnessed racism at work, according to a new Inside Hospitality Report from Be Inclusive Hospitality.

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