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Friday Read: Hidden in the Shadows

Published:  28 February, 2020

The realisation first occurred in Ho Chi Minh City, after a charming waitress at 'The Garlik' restaurant produced a concise wine list. The restaurant was full of middle-class Vietnamese – and a handful of tourists – most of whom were drinking wine. I observed a similar scenario one week later, at Riedel's bar-cum-restaurant in central Bangkok. The sommelier was proselytising the virtues of white Burgundy – one of the many bottles contained in a wall-mounted enomatic machine - to a young Thai couple. I left the restaurant convinced that due to the media's powerful China obsession, the potential of these cultures to love wine was being grossly underreported.

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Beyerskloof Wines appoints Cape Wine Exporters

Published:  27 February, 2020

Beyerskloof Wines has appointed Cape Wine Exporters as part of its strategy to make the UK its number one export partner. 

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Black Tower owner buys 16% stake in North South Wines

Published:  26 February, 2020

German winery Reh Kendermann, the producer of Black Tower, has acquired a 16% stake in North South Wines (NSW).

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TWE and Diageo cut profit guidance as coronavirus evolves

Published:  26 February, 2020

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and Diageo have both trimmed their profit guidance for the second time this year as coronavirus continues to evolve.

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McGuigan launches premium red blend range in UK

Published:  26 February, 2020

Australia’s McGuigan Wines has unveiled a new premium range of wines in the UK.

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Argento unveils single vineyard organic Malbec

Published:  25 February, 2020

Bodega Argento has released a new single vineyard organic Malbec for the UK on-trade and independent retailers.

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Kingsland opens its £1.2m canning line

Published:  25 February, 2020

Kingsland Drinks has opened its £1.2m canning line at its Irlam, Manchester, site.

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LWF reveals Wine Buyers Awards shortlist

Published:  25 February, 2020

London Wine Fair (LWF) has revealed the shortlist for its new Wine Buyers Awards.

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Top Selection wins entire Duckhorn range

Published:  25 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to distribute the whole portfolio of US producer Duckhorn in the UK.

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Hey Palu

Published:  25 February, 2020

HEY PALU

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BBR takes the plunge at $3.9m Napa Auction

Published:  23 February, 2020

British merchant Berry Bros & Rudd was among the winning bidders at the annual Premiere Napa Valley Auction on Saturday, which raised $3.9m in support of Napa Valley Vintners.

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Top Argentine winery launches in UK

Published:  21 February, 2020

Leading Argentine winery Bodega Estancia Mendoza has launched its wines into the UK market.

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Cheltenham partners with Accolade on premium offer

Published:  21 February, 2020

Wines from Fine Wine Partners, a division of Accolade Wines, will feature in an exclusive area at The Cheltenham Festival as part of a new arrangement.

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Villa Maria trials native plants as herbicides alternative

Published:  21 February, 2020

Villa Maria Estate has embarked on a trial using native plants and cover crops as an alternative to herbicides. 

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Q&A: Richard Burton, Sorrel

Published:  21 February, 2020

The head sommelier talks to Lisa Riley about the pros of dealing with one supplier and his ambition to develop the wine-pairing offer at Sorrel

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Trio of châteaux joins Bibendum’s Bordeaux project

Published:  20 February, 2020

Bibendum Wine has announced three new châteaux have joined its Bordeaux fine wine project launched in partnership with négociant Compagnie Medocaine at the beginning of this month.

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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc implements new classification

Published:  20 February, 2020

Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc has implemented its new five-year, three-tier classification system.

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Côtes du Rhône celebrates Rhône Wine Festival success

Published:  19 February, 2020

The organisers of the Rhône Wine Festival have called for the trade to get involved in this year's event, following the success of 2019.

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ABS makes first foray into Washington State

Published:  19 February, 2020

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has made its first foray into Washington State with an own-label wine from the Yakima Valley AVA.

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Sea Change on track to double donations to £100,000

Published:  19 February, 2020

Sea Change Wine, the eco-conscious wine range developed by 10 International, has revealed it is on track to double donations to £100,000 by the end of the year.

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