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Rousset heads to Champagne for first in wine tour series

Published:  31 January, 2018

Master sommelier and restaurateur Xavier Rousset is preparing to host a guided tour of Champagne that will include tastings, blending sessions and access to the region’s most prestigious producers.

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Hallgarten tasting unveils alternative classics and emerging regions with wide ranging portfolio boost

Published:  30 January, 2018

Hallgarten Wines signalled what it described as “a commitment to keeping price rises at a minimum” at its annual London tasting on 29 January, showing over 150 wines new to its portfolio, with many alternative appellations and new regions on show.

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Q&A: Ronan Sayburn MS

Published:  30 January, 2018

Super-somm, uber-educator and private members’ wine club buyer Ronan Sayburn MS talks shop with Andrew Catchpole

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Burgundy winemakers elect duo of presidents

Published:  29 January, 2018

Two stalwarts of the French wine industry have been elected as co-presidents of the BVIB, the Burgundy Wine Board.

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Louis Roederer shows its modern face at MMD tasting

Published:  29 January, 2018

Things sometimes move at a glacial pace in the world of fine wine, but even Grande Marque producer Louis Roederer showed it is up for moving with the times at its most recent tasting, showcasing zero dosage and experimentation with organic and biodynamic wines.

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Conviviality sales surge 9.2% as market share grows

Published:  29 January, 2018

Sales at independent drinks distributor Conviviality surged by 9.2% to £836.3m in the 26 weeks to October 29 2017, the group announced today.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: What wine would you drink in an igloo?

Published:  26 January, 2018

During November and December last year, a skiing inspired pop-up appeared on London’s Southbank near the Festival Hall. Close to the skate boarders and overlooking the river Thames, Jimmy’s Lodge featured an outside bar and grill, inside restaurant and three heated Private Dining Igloos (or Snow Globes) for 6-10 people.

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A changing winescape

Published:  26 January, 2018

New Kingsland WinePro research shared exclusively with Harpers identifies a need for innovation

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Moreno Wines: celebrating half a century

Published:  24 January, 2018

As pioneer Spanish champion Moreno Wines clocks up 50 years in the business, Andrew Catchpole caught up with Abbi and Marcel Moreno at this stalwart of the trade. 

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Asia’s thirst for Australia drives AU$2.56bn export high, but UK and USA dip

Published:  24 January, 2018

The most recent export figures from Wine Australia, released at the busy Australia Day Tasting (ADT) in London on 23 January, revealed that Australian wine exports to mainland China continue to boom in the wake of the 2015 free trade agreement between the two countries.

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Domaine Jessiaume sets sight on UK as it nears organic certification

Published:  24 January, 2018

Burgundy producer Domaine Jessiaume has revealed it is gearing up to enter the UK market for the first time.

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ADT suppliers up their Oz bids as competition ramps up from China and the US

Published:  24 January, 2018

A hardy – dare we suggest, typically Australian – attitude to price hikes and supply challenges was the main exhibit at yesterday’s Australia Day Tasting, where plenty of creative and business flair set out the category’s stall for 2018.

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Alsace Crus & Terroirs gears up for first UK tasting event

Published:  24 January, 2018

The Alsace Crus & Terroirs organisation, created in 2015 by 19 of the region's top producers, has announced its first UK tasting.

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Further investment and NPD for Cramele Recas on the back of booming exports

Published:  23 January, 2018

Cramele Recas has revealed plans to expand its winery to produce an additional four million litres, taking its total capacity to 30 million, on the back of soaring exports.

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WSET awards its 2017 winners and graduates at annual ceremony

Published:  23 January, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) awarded its 2017 winners and graduates last night at its annual Awards & Graduation ceremony in London.

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LWF partners with JF Hillebrand for Innovation Zone

Published:  23 January, 2018

The London Wine Fair (LWF) has partnered with JF Hillebrand on this year’s Innovation Zone launch.

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Gonzalez Byass brings Ashton Hills Pinot Noir to the UK for the first time

Published:  23 January, 2018

Gonzalez Byass has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Ashton Hills, marking the UK debut for the Adelaide producer’s Pinot Noir wines.

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Hampshire producers prepare for annual tasting

Published:  23 January, 2018

A group of seven leading Hampshire producers are on their to way to London once again in February for their annual tasting.

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How low can you go?

Published:  22 January, 2018

Low- or no-alcohol products are no longer resigned to Dry January. Jo Gilbert reports on how waistband- and hangover-friendly alternatives are fast becoming one of 2018’s top trends

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McPherson reveals ‘unique’ wines to celebrate 50 anniversary

Published:  22 January, 2018

Australian winery McPherson Wine Co has revealed a raft of activity to celebrate its 50 birthday, including a number of exclusive wines.

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