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Penfolds reveals 2017 collection

Published:  05 October, 2017

One of Australia’s most famous producers is gearing up to release its 2017 collection, including the 2013 Grange - the 63rd consecutive vintage from the label.

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Chapel Down appoints ex BrewDog head as ‘beer MD’

Published:  04 October, 2017

Chapel Down has appointed Gareth Bath, previous managing director for craft brewer BrewDog, to the newly created position of ‘managing director of beer’.

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Majestic to base wine range on consumer feedback

Published:  04 October, 2017

Majestic has relaunched its website with a feature that gives consumers the option to rate the wines they buy, in turn helping to shape the retailer’s wine portfolio.

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Lassègue reveals distribution deal with négociants in Bordeaux

Published:  04 October, 2017

Lassègue, owned jointly by the Jackson and Seillan families, has announced it is to be distributed by six of the négociants in Bordeaux: Ballande & Méneret, CVBG, Duclot, Joanne, Mähler-Besse et Mestrezat” said Barbara Banke and Pierre Seillan.

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Catalan grape variety Sumoll gains traction in the UK

Published:  03 October, 2017

They’re making noise in New York and now wines made from the recovered Catalan grape variety Sumoll, known as the Pinot Noir of the Mediterranean, are starting to make a splash in Britain.

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Berry Bros appoints new buyer for Italy

Published:  03 October, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Italian wine specialist Davy Zyw as buyer for the category.

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Hattingley and MWs Susie Barrie and Peter Richards launch English wine initiative

Published:  02 October, 2017

Hattingley Valley has joined forces with TV presenters Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW to launch a charity-focused English wine initiative.

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Veeno continues rapid expansion with greater-london launch

Published:  29 September, 2017

Veeno, the Italian wine café, is bringing Italian Aperitivo to Greater London for the first time with the opening of its 16th site in Kingston-upon-Thames, next month.

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Global supply and brand building

Published:  27 September, 2017

With Europe poised to deliver a vintage shortfall, Andrew Catchpole talks to Rabobank strategist Stephen Rannekleiv about the positive effect for brand builders of a general tightening of global supply

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Australian Women in Wine Awards reveals 2017 winners

Published:  27 September, 2017

The cream of the crop of Australia’s women in wine gathered in London yesterday for the annual Wine Australia’s Women in Wine event, marking the first time it has taken place outside OZ.

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ProWein 2018 to focus on ‘craft’

Published:  27 September, 2017

ProWein, the must-attend premier wine and spirits business show in Europe, has revealed it’s turning the spotlight on craft spirits, beer and cider in 2018.

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Kaelo adds mobile iceless ice bucket

Published:  27 September, 2017

Kaelo, the iceless ice bucket brand, has added a mobile variant to its portfolio.

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IBWSS reveals speaker line up

Published:  27 September, 2017

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) has unveiled the speaker programme for its first London event next year.

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Broadland Wineries appoints Paul Schaafsma as CEO

Published:  26 September, 2017

Broadland Wineries has appointed former Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma as its new CEO.

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Waitrose brings back ‘Drinks Festival’ for the second year running

Published:  26 September, 2017

Waitrose has announced it is bringing back its ‘Drinks Festival’, which the retailer ran for the first time last year.

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Friarwood poised to open second store

Published:  25 September, 2017

Friarwood is to open its second store early next month in Wimbledon Village, marking the first step in its expansion plans.

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Bibendum expands Sherry menu with La Guita

Published:  25 September, 2017

Bibendum has expanded its premium Sherry portfolio with the addition of La Guita.

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Wines from Rioja attaches consumer event to trade tasting

Published:  25 September, 2017

Wines from Rioja, the UK marketing arm of The Rioja Regulatory Council, is to run a consumer event directly following its 10 x 10 Trade Tasting on Tuesday, 3 October at Banking Hall, London.

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The Kitty Hawk opens wine bar

Published:  22 September, 2017

The Kitty Hawk restaurant in London has opened its own wine bar.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: The Problem with Natural Wine

Published:  19 September, 2017

Why aren’t “organic carrots” just called carrots? Why aren’t carrots grown with pesticides called “chemical carrots”?

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