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GinKing kicks off wave of NPD

Published:  21 March, 2019

GinKing will add a range of new variants to its portfolio this spring, starting with the launch of GinKing Original Rosé.

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Georgia expands UK promo campaign

Published:  21 March, 2019

The National Wine Agency of Georgia has announced an expanded promotional campaign for the UK market in 2019.

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Prowein: Sogevinus steps lightly into Douro table wine market

Published:  20 March, 2019

Grupo Sogevinus, best known for its collection of Portuguese-style Port houses and range of old colheitas, officially launched its growing range of Douro table wine at Prowein.

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Prowein: Record numbers flock to Prowein 2019

Published:  20 March, 2019

Over 61,500 visitors from 142 countries visited Prowein in 2019, a record number for the event.

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Prowein: CyT unveils ambitious plans to push through £10 Chile price ceiling

Published:  20 March, 2019

Chilean producer Concha y Toro (CyT) has put in place a new premium-focused strategy designed to double the company’s operating margins by 2020, coupled with the aim of boosting sales of its brands at £10 and above.

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Cream of the crop

Published:  20 March, 2019

Champagne’s lesser-known cousin has its work cut out to stand out in the UK, where it is but a drop in an ocean of sparkling wine. It’s up for the challenge though, finds Jo Gilbert

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Blossom Hill aims to inject growth into wine category with sparkling gin

Published:  19 March, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has revealed the UK launch of Blossom Hill Gin Fizz in a “ground-breaking move set to inject crucial innovation and growth into the wine category”.

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Prowein: Nyetimber prepares to step up presence in ‘traditional’ sparkling wine producing countries

Published:  19 March, 2019

Nyetimber has recruited an international area sales manager for Europe as part of plans to increase its presence in the traditional sparkling wine producing countries.

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Hallgarten adds Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel to Spanish portfolio

Published:  19 March, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added Ribera del Duero producer Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel to its Spanish portfolio.  

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Prowein: Record Champagne turnover, but UK and France still in decline

Published:  18 March, 2019

Total turnover for Champagne reached a new high of €4.9 billion in 2018, up 0.3% on 2017, although volumes fell by 0.8% to 301.9 million bottles.

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Prowein: Cellier des Dauphins unveils new design and trail of NPD

Published:  18 March, 2019

Rhône wine brand Cellier des Dauphins has been been given an overhaul including a new design and a trail of NPD.

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Joe Fattorini: On wine, lemons and cow shit

Published:  18 March, 2019

Head of London sales at Fields, Morris & Verdin

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Jerry Lockspeiser: What’s the cost of a decent bottle of wine?

Published:  17 March, 2019

The You and Yours programme on BBC Radio 4 recently ran a piece in which a £7.50 Chinese wine in Sainsbury’s was described by the interviewer as “cheap and cheerful”. A flurry of listeners comments followed, aghast that £7.50 should be thought cheap. Many were paying £4-5, unable to afford more, and generally happy with what they were buying. One listener said his wine buff family members couldn’t tell the difference between his £4-5 wines and more expensive ones anyway.

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Round Z

Published:  15 March, 2019

The younger generation is drinking less and spending less time in bars, but demanding more. Jo Gilbert finds out how bars can box clever.

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Yellow Tail and Casillero del Diablo top Wine Intelligence global brand power index

Published:  14 March, 2019

Yellow Tail and Casillero del Diablo have emerged as the two most powerful wine brands in Wine Intelligence’s Global Wine Brand Power Index for the second year running.

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Wines of Germany takes 31 Days of Riesling ‘up north’

Published:  13 March, 2019

Wines of Germany is taking 31 Days of Riesling to Manchester and Edinburgh this spring, marking the first time the tasting will take place outside London.

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Prowein turns 25

Published:  13 March, 2019

An anchor point in the calendar of the wine industry, the industry is busy gearing up for this year’s Prowein, a special 25th anniversary edition of the wine and spirits trade fair.

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Harpers on Tour: Indies Down Under

Published:  13 March, 2019

There is a point on every trip, once travel fatigue has passed and the daily rhythm of tasting, talking and tucker becomes the norm, when a borrowed moment of freedom over a bottle of wine captures the spirit of the tour. During a recent indie merchant buyers trip to Australia this came in the refreshingly left-field shape of a magnum of Brash Higgins Zibibbo, providing a rather early sundowner in the leafy garden of the McLaren Vale Motel, as the group relaxed ahead of a big tasting and dinner.

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China and the US drive boom in global premium wine consumption

Published:  13 March, 2019

Wine priced between $10 and $20 will be the biggest driver of value growth for still and sparkling wine over the next couple of years.

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Japan: ready to launch

Published:  13 March, 2019

Thanks to two key trade deals, Japan has increased its reach to a billion people so far in 2019. Jo Gilbert looks at the knock-on effect for the country’s drinkable exports

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