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Retailers and UK vineyards celebrate English Wine Week

Published:  28 May, 2015

English Wine Week kicked off this week on the bank holiday as vineyards, high street retailers, and independent merchants opened up to promote the burgeoning English wine industry.

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Online retailer New Zealand Cellar set to open first London shop this week

Published:  27 May, 2015

Online wine retailer The New Zealand Cellar is set to open its first retail shop in London this week, which has been funded entirely through crowd-funding.

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Romanian wine supplier predicts rise of indigenous grapes following supermaket boost

Published:  27 May, 2015

A Romanian wine supplier that has increased UK exports tenfold in the past five years predicts a golden dawn for the country's wines after gaining listings for premium lines made with indigenous grapes.

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International demand for Japanese craft beer prompts Kiuchi Brewery expansion

Published:  26 May, 2015

Japanese family-owned brewery Kiuchi Brewery is expanding its facilities to meet increased demand from the overseas and domestic market for their range of Hatachino Nest beers.

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Anne Krebiehl looks at Dom Pérignon's Three 'Plénitudes'

Published:  26 May, 2015

Anne Krebiehl fanfares the launch of Dom Pérignon's Three 'Plénitudes' - three late-released, late-disgorged vintages launched as one - at a recent London tasting pop-up.

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Fruit-fusion wines reaching "critical mass', Australian Vintage boss says

Published:  26 May, 2015

Fruit-fusion wines are reaching a tipping point that is seeing them readily accepted by consumers and able to be merchandised as a new category, a leading wine brand owner has claimed.

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Off-Piste Wines launches varietal-led range, from the creator of 'I Heart' brand

Published:  26 May, 2015

Off-Piste Wines has launched a new mid-tier range of varietal-led wines that is targeting younger consumers in the convenience sector.

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Port family opens new visitor attraction in Douro

Published:  26 May, 2015

Port family Symingtons has opened a visitor center in the Douro, which it is aiming to become a destination for tourists to Portugal.

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Uruguayan wines gain traction in the UK

Published:  22 May, 2015

Recent figures from Infonecta and Wines of Uruguay showed the value of exports to the UK increased by 74% between 2013 and 2014 with an impressive 300% increase in value between 2011 and 2014.

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UK consuming 12m more bottles of wine per week than previously thought

Published:  22 May, 2015

According to a new research conducted by the journal BMC Medicine 12 million more bottles of wine are consumed per week in England than previously thought.

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HMRC bust seizes 68K litres of alcohol smuggled into the UK

Published:  22 May, 2015

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers in combination with Border Force and French Customs seized 68,000L and three lorries in the Port of Dover in an overnight operation earlier this week.

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Champagne and sparkling rises in the on-trade, but prosecco dominates the off, new report shows

Published:  22 May, 2015

Champagne and sparkling wine sales have grown in the on-trade on the back of a stabilisation of on-trade venues - but prosecco continued to dominate the off-trade, according to the fourth annual Lanson category report.

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Sainsbury's works with new research centre to develop lower alcohol wines consumers want to drink

Published:  22 May, 2015

Sainsbury's has teamed up with the University of Adelaide to part-fund wine research at a new wine innovation centre in Australia that will look at developing lower alcohol wines.

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Bulk Wine growth may slow, but it is not going away, debate hears

Published:  21 May, 2015

The growth of the bulk wine market may slow, but it is here to stay, according to expert panellist in a recent debate.

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South Africa confidence returning as winemakers concentrate on quality, Kleine Zalze boss says

Published:  21 May, 2015

South Africa needs to evolve its premium wines and offer wines better suited to the terroir, leading South African producer has said.

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Prosecco in danger of running out, industry warns

Published:  20 May, 2015

The boom in cut-price Prosecco in the supermarkets is leading supplier to fear the sparkling Italian drink may be in danger of "running out" in the UK.  

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Gallo boosts Californian holding by acquiring Napa Valley vineyards

Published:  20 May, 2015

Gallo Wines is boosting its holding in Napa Valley after buying Cypress Ranch and part of the Palisades Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.

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Wine Society recalls batches of own label Prosecco

Published:  19 May, 2015

The Wine Society is recalling specific batches of its own brand Prosecco, warning that the bottles may shatter. 

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London Wine Fair 2015 kicks off

Published:  19 May, 2015

The 35th annual London Wine Fair 2015 which kicked off at Olympia in the heart of London yesterday started with a bang.

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Online wine sales set to grow to 15% within three years

Published:  19 May, 2015

Online wine sales are set to increase to around 15% by 2018, according to new data from the Wilson Drinks Report.

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