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Looking ahead: Paul Jenkins, Caprice Holdings and The Birley Group

Published:  11 August, 2017

The autumn tasting season will be upon us before we know it, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period.

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Naked Wines reveals £1m investment into English wine as sales surge

Published:  09 August, 2017

Naked Wines has reported a 16% volume increase in annual sales of its English wines (to July 2017), driven by the seemingly unquenchably thirst for home-grown bubbles.

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De Bortoli introduces ‘alternative grape varieties’ wine trio

Published:  09 August, 2017

De Bortoli Wines has introduced a wine trio blended with alternative grape varieties

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Chris Porter to become Benevolent CEO

Published:  08 August, 2017

Director of JF Hillebrand’s Porter and Laker business is to become the Benevolent’s new CEO.

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Barefoot marks Beach Rescue Project’s 10th anniversary with six ‘beach cleans’

Published:  07 August, 2017

Barefoot Wine celebrated the 10th birthday of its Beach Rescue Project with six community-led ‘beach cleans’ across the UK.

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Domaine Naturaliste appoints Hayward Bros as UK agent

Published:  07 August, 2017

Hayward Bros has been appointed UK agent for Margaret River winery Domaine Naturaliste by Bruce Dukes.

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Larger crush poised to boost Australian export sales

Published:  02 August, 2017

The National Vintage Report 2017 for Australia has revealed increases in both the national wine grape crush and the average purchase price.

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Aldi introduces first sparkling red wine

Published:  02 August, 2017

Aldi has launched its summer wine portfolio with a focus on bubbles, including the discounter’s first sparkling red wine.

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Is talking about alcohol’s “health benefits" a nonsense?

Published:  28 July, 2017

Scotch leaders are currently holding a collective breath for the Supreme Court’s decision on whether or not to allow the Scottish government to introduce the long-contested 50p minimum unit price for alcohol.

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‘Stable’ global wine inventories likely to tighten in 2017 against backdrop of worldwide value growth

Published:  26 July, 2017

Rabobank’s Q3 Wine Report has revealed that global wine inventories are in the main “balanced to slightly tight”, while bulk wine prices for most varietals are “stable or rising”, with 2017 hail and frost damage in European vineyards likely to further impact on these continuing trends when set against a coming shortfall in this year’s northern vintage.

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Bibendum grows Italian premium portfolio with Apulian addition

Published:  25 July, 2017

Bibendum has added a selection of wines from artisan Italian producer, Masseria Li Veli, to its portfolio of premium wines.

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Buckingham Schenk adds Viñalba Malbec blend to its menu

Published:  24 July, 2017

Buckingham Schenk has expanded its wine portfolio with a Malbec blend from Viñalba.

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Bibendum unveils 2017 wine portfolio

Published:  24 July, 2017

Bibendum has revealed its 2017 portfolio, including a flow of wines from emerging markets such as Croatio, China and Turkey.

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Maison Louis Jadot Acquires Prieur-Brunet

Published:  24 July, 2017

Maison Louis Jadot has acquired Burgundian estate Domaine Prieur-Brunet in Santenay for an undisclosed sum.  

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“Bamboozled Brits” still have no idea how to navigate the wine aisle

Published:  21 July, 2017

New research from Asda has shown the extent of consumers’ mystification around wine, with over a third of UK drinkers sticking to the same bottle of wine every time they shop.

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Champagne Warehouse sets up dedicated on-trade and indies arm

Published:  18 July, 2017

Champagne Warehouse has launched a dedicated arm to push the on-trade, wholesales and indies side of the business.

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The Midcounties Co-operative ramps up focus on regional wine

Published:  18 July, 2017

A trio of English wine producers has secured listings with The Midcounties Co-operative Food as the retailer ramps up its regional products and staff training.

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On the tourist trail

Published:  17 July, 2017

Inviting consumers into the vineyard has proven a great marketing tactic for many wineries. Lisa Riley finds many pros and few cons in making an investment in wine tourism

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King of cork Americo Amorim dies at the age of 82

Published:  17 July, 2017

America Amorim, whose family founded the Amorim natural cork empire, died on Thursday from unknown causes.

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Wines from Rioja targets millenials at UK festivals

Published:  17 July, 2017

Wines from Rioja has extended its festival reach with the launch of a new Rioja Terrace at two major UK festivals this summer – Citadel and Wilderness.

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