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Export markets 'tough' but South Africa's Distell posts 10% rise in annual revenue

Published:  20 August, 2015

The South African wine producer and owner of Scotland's Burn Stewart Distillers has posted a 10.4% increase in revenue in the year to June 30.

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Justin Keay: Exploring the uniqueness of wines from the Dao, Portugal

Published:  20 August, 2015

Justin Keay discovers what makes Dao wines so unique.

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Prosecco up 72% in off-trade to overtake Champagne sales by value

Published:  19 August, 2015

British consumers spent more on Champagne than prosecco in the last year.

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Own-labels top Which? white wine and gin polls

Published:  19 August, 2015

Own-label wines and spirits have beaten leading brands in blind taste tests conducted by consumer rights publication Which?

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Bancroft adds California's Castle Rock to agency list

Published:  19 August, 2015

Bancroft Wines has added the agency for Castle Rock wines from California to its list.

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Reduced focus on 'unsustainable volume' in UK hits Treasury Wine Estates' European figures

Published:  19 August, 2015

Australian wine giant Treasury Wine Estates saw its earnings in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region cut in half in the year to June 30, as the company sought to move away from low margin business in British supermarkets.

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UK imports of New Zealand wine up 11% as US becomes biggest export market

Published:  17 August, 2015
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Fells takes UK distribution for Australia's Brown Brothers

Published:  14 August, 2015

Australia's family-owned wine producer Brown Brothers has appointed Fells to handle its UK distribution.

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Opinion: Geoffrey Dean explores Swiss wines

Published:  14 August, 2015

When one of Switzerland's most respected sommeliers at one of the country's best-known hotels laments that his allocation for one Swiss winery is a measly six bottles per year, you are inevitably curious as to its identity.

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Kendermann adds fruity and fizzy alternatives to lower-alcohol B by Black Tower range

Published:  13 August, 2015

German wine brand Black Tower has added new flavours and styles to its 5.5% abv range of drinks.

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Bargain Booze waives franchise fees and offers free 24-hour refit for first 100 new recruits

Published:  13 August, 2015

Conviviality Retail is wooing potential new Bargain Booze franchisees with the promise of a free overnight refit.

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UK rises 11% as WSET sees global take-up of courses increase for 13th year in a row

Published:  13 August, 2015
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Torres claims a Chilean first for wine from slate terraces

Published:  13 August, 2015

Bodegas Torres has produced what it claims is the first Chilean wine to be grown on terraced slate terrain.

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Jago to join Berry Bros & Rudd as chief executive

Published:  12 August, 2015

Tesco wine boss Dan Jago will join Berry Bros & Rudd as chief executive in October.

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Bryant takes the hot seat as chief winemaker for Jacob's Creek

Published:  12 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard has appointed Ben Bryant as chief winemaker for its Jacob's Creek Australian wine brand, replacing Bernard Hickin, who will retire in June 2016.

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Insights: New wine preservation systems are helping to drive more wines by the glass

Published:  12 August, 2015

A growing demand for increasingly high-tech wine-preservation systems has given businesses an impressive array to choose from and is helping to drive more wines by the glass in various channels.

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Q&A: Rajeev Samant, founder, Sula Vineyards, India

Published:  11 August, 2015

In a country where the annual per-capita consumption is little more than a tablespoon of wine, setting up an Indian winery came with its fair share of challenges. Rajeev Samant the founder of Sula Vineyards talks about his success.

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Access Uncorked partners with Capital On Tap to unlock cashflow for wineries

Published:  07 August, 2015

Access Uncorked has announced an exclusive global partnership with small-business finance specialists Capital On Tap to provide a range of innovative financial services to wineries.

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Majestic finance chief steps down

Published:  07 August, 2015

Nigel Alldritt, group chief financial officer and company secretary of Majestic Wine, is to leave the company in November.

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AI better than humans at predicting value of wine, new study finds

Published:  07 August, 2015

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be successfully used to predict fluctuations in the price of fine wines, according to a recent study from researchers at University College, London.

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