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Hixon Green acquires Lewes site

Published:  05 November, 2019

New York-style café and wine bar Hixon Green has acquired the former Aqua Restaurant in the south east market town of Lewes, for an undisclosed sum.

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Rathfinny announces 19% increase in 2019 yield

Published:  05 November, 2019

Rathfinny Wine Estate has announced a 19% increase in 2019 yield compared to last year’s harvest.

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Symington sees light at the end of ‘mechanical harvester trial’ tunnel

Published:  05 November, 2019

Symington Family Estates has said it sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in relation to its project to develop a mechanical harvester specially designed to work on terraces.

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Mirabeau acquires wine estate near Saint Tropez

Published:  04 November, 2019

Mirabeau has acquired a 20ha estate near La Garde-Freinet, in the commune of the Golfe de Saint-Tropez, for an undisclosed sum.

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McGuigan enters alcohol-free sector

Published:  01 November, 2019

McGuigan Wines has entered the burgeoning alcohol-free sector with the launch of a five-strong range of ‘no-alcohol’ wines.

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Global wine production back to average after bumper 2018

Published:  01 November, 2019

Global wine production dipped 10% this year driven by key European producers France, Italy and Spain, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

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On-trade set for Halloween sales hike

Published:  31 October, 2019

Restaurants, bars and pubs are poised to see sales significantly boosted by Halloween as the fright-night continues to gain traction as a ‘big night out’ for adults.

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Entire M&S own-label wine portfolio to be vegan by 2022

Published:  31 October, 2019

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced plans for all of its own-label wines to be 100% vegan by 2022 - a UK first for a multiple retailer.

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Birse-Stewart joins Berkmann’s Scottish team

Published:  30 October, 2019

Distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Billy Birse-Stewart as consultant director.

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Alliance adds Manos Negras to portfolio

Published:  30 October, 2019

Importer Alliance Wine has won the exclusive UK agency rights for Argentina’s Manos Negras winery.

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China fuels Aussie wine export growth

Published:  30 October, 2019

Australia’s wine exports grew 7% by value in the 12 months to 30 September 2019 to AU$2.89bn, Wine Australia has revealed.

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Digital frontiers

Published:  30 October, 2019

Excel spreadsheets and WhatsApping account reps should be a thing of the past, say the brains behind OnStock, a new online ordering platform for the UK bar trade from the Vanquish and 31Dover team, as Jo Gilbert reports. 

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Prosecco reports 2019 yields down but ‘exceptional quality’

Published:  29 October, 2019

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has declared the 2019 harvest of “exceptional quality”, but said yields were down between 3% to 5%.

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Trivento redesigns labels for Christmas

Published:  29 October, 2019

Argentinean wine brand Trivento has unveiled a time-limited Christmas-themed label for its Reserve Malbec.

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Sotheby’s launches own-label range of wines

Published:  29 October, 2019

Global auction house Sotheby’s has launched an own-label range of wines.

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CWI confirms ‘vast majority’ of Sonoma vineyards and wineries intact

Published:  29 October, 2019

The California Wine Institute (CWI) has confirmed that 'currently' the vast majority of vineyards and wineries in Sonoma County are intact.

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Académie du Vin Library joins WSET as Corporate Patron

Published:  28 October, 2019

Académie du Vin Library (AdVL) has joined the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as a Bronze Corporate Patron.

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Liberty Wines to distribute Jancis Robinson glassware

Published:  28 October, 2019

Liberty Wines has won exclusive UK trade rights to distribute Jancis Robinson MW’s glassware range.

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Bancroft releases 2017 Glaetzer vintage

Published:  28 October, 2019

London-based distributor Bancroft Wines has released the 2017 vintage from Barossa Valley producers Glaetzer Wines to the UK market.

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Taylor’s releases new digital campaign

Published:  28 October, 2019

Taylor’s Port has launched a new digital campaign to promote the possibilities for the fortified wine for key occasions in the autumn and winter calendar.

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