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Bibendum PLB adds Coates & Seely to English wine roster

Published:  09 December, 2015

Hampshire-based producer of sparkling wine Coates & Seely is moving its distribution to Bibendum PLB Group in January.

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Napa Valley wins five-year battle for mark certification

Published:  08 December, 2015

The name "Napa Valley" has been granted a certification mark by the US Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Napa Valley Vintners trade association announced yesterday.

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Sauvignon Blanc tops red-heavy Christmas sales at Laithwaite's

Published:  08 December, 2015

Sauvignon Blanc will be the most popular wine in the UK this Christmas, according to customer analysis from leading online retailer Laithwaite's.

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Codorníu Cava launches major Christmas ad campaign

Published:  08 December, 2015

Codorníu Cava is launching a major new campaign today to promote its two most recent releases, Codorníu Cuvée Barcelona Brut 1872 and Codorníu Anna Blanc de Blancs.

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Farr Vintners acquires Jackson Fine Wines

Published:  08 December, 2015

Leading fine wine merchant Farr Vintners has bought Jackson Fine Wines for an undisclosed, following the retirement of chief executive, Kit Jackson.

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Co-op claims 66% market share of Fairtrade wine sales

Published:  08 December, 2015

The Co-op dominates Fairtrade wine sales in the UK, with a 66% market share, a new report on the mark reveals.

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Q&A: Tim Heath, head winemaker, Cloudy Bay

Published:  08 December, 2015

Tim Heath, who has been with Cloudy Bay for 10 years, talks about continuing the legacy of one of New Zealand's most iconic brands as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.

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TWE to provide calorific information across entire bottled wine portfolio

Published:  07 December, 2015

Treasury Wine Estates is to provide calorific information across its entire portfolio of bottled wines for the first time.

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Accolade signs three-year British tennis sponsorship for Anakena

Published:  07 December, 2015

Accolade Wines is to spend £500,000 on its newly acquired Anakena Chilean wine brand over the next year.

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Insight: Consumer wine style trends into 2016

Published:  07 December, 2015

 Will Malbec and Prosecco continue to attract consumers at a break-neck pace or is that so last year? Angela Mount reports

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Analysis: Harper's survey reveals what trends may lay ahead in 2016

Published:  07 December, 2015

Looking back, 2015 was not a bad year for the trade, but it was a challenging one. But what does the future hold? We conducted a survey to find out the general feeling throughout the trade as we approach a new year. 

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Italy Supplement: Baffling but never boring

Published:  04 December, 2015

For those who really 'get Italy', like plenty in the trade, that riotous mix of individual producers, regional styles and native grapes is a big part of what makes Italian wine so special. Italophiles would have it no other way - this is a land to get lost in and never escape from. But in high-tax Britain on the High Street that complexity is a bit of an issue.

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Record numbers sign up to 2016 Millésime Bio organic wine fair

Published:  04 December, 2015

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A big year ahead for rum and craft beer, Bibendum PLB predicts

Published:  04 December, 2015

Rum, old world reds and craft beers all present big opportunities for 2016, according to the insight team at Bibendum PLB in its end-of-year predictions.

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Insights: What's hot and what's not for retail trends in 2016?

Published:  04 December, 2015

Angela Mount reports on the retail trends that will have the greatest impact on the multiple and convenience sector in 2016

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Tim Atkin MW: The battle over inheritance in Burgundy

Published:  04 December, 2015

Tim Atkin MW weighs in on the battle over inheritance in Burgundy and how it is tough for families where some want to sell and others want to carry on the family tradition.

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Analysis: Champagne battles for the top spot

Published:  04 December, 2015

In an ultra-competitive market within the buoyant category of sparkling wine, the world's most established and classic fizz tenaciously holds on to its market share. Anne Krebiehl MW reports

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Wines of Rioja partners with Global Gift Foundation charity

Published:  03 December, 2015

Wines from Rioja has sponsored the Sixth Annual Global Gift Gala, which took place at the Four Seasons, Park Lane in London on Monday evening.

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Ehrmanns extends Australian portfolio with Willow Bridge Estate

Published:  03 December, 2015

Wine supplier Ehrmanns has inked a UK distribution deal with Western Australian winery Willow Bridge Estate across both the on- and the off-trade.

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New exhibition explores influence of Avignon Papacy on Châteauneuf du Pape

Published:  03 December, 2015

A new exhibition has opened in Châteauneuf du Pape which explores the relationship between the appelation and the Avignon Papacy.

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