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Fine wines sold at a loss as Chinese buyers cut their losses

Published:  04 November, 2015

Chinese wholesalers are slashing the price of imported fine wines to cut their exposure in an over-supplied market, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.

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Virgin Wines full-year results reveal business "ahead of schedule"

Published:  04 November, 2015

Virgin Wines boss Jay Wright says the company is "ahead of schedule" on a three-year plan put in place after its management buyout from Direct Wines in 2013.

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Bodegas Ramón Bilbao goes back to the future to rebrand

Published:  03 November, 2015

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao has repackaged its range of Riojas to reflect the innovative and futuristic thinking of the 1920s, the era in which the bodega was founded.

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Interview: Barbara Banke takes family-owned Jackson Family Wines global

Published:  03 November, 2015

Barbara Banke, the driving force behind Jackson Family Wines, on the challenges involved in guiding a family-owned business to global success.

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DWCC 2015 call to action: start talking to consumers

Published:  03 November, 2015

The annual Digital Wine Communications Conference held last month issued a call to action to the wine trade- stop talking to yourself and start talking to consumers.

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Insights: What wine trends will be driving this year's festive period

Published:  03 November, 2015

et the planning, stock, marketing and sales mix right and Christmas should deliver a bumper season, with a sales uplift over the extended period that, for many, can come close to matching the take for the rest of the year. Conversely, though, at its most extreme, depressed or underperforming, Christmas trading can seriously impact on the ongoing health of a business. Which is why it is so important to make the most of this seasonal drinkfest.

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Harvest hailstorms fail to marr first-rate Chablis vintage

Published:  02 November, 2015

Winemakers are reporting an excellent Chablis vintage this year, despite potential turmoil caused by hailstorms as the harvest began.

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Austrian wine producers roll out new classification system for Sekt

Published:  02 November, 2015

After two years of discussion and research, Austria's wine producers have agreed a new quality-identification regime for Sekt.

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Wakefield takes two top awards at Great Australian Shiraz Challenge

Published:  02 November, 2015

Wakefield Wines has won both Best Australian Shiraz and Best Australian Shiraz under AU$25 at the 2015 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.

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New Zealand wine industry welcomes new EU free trade talks

Published:  02 November, 2015

The New Zealand wine industry has welcomed the possibility of a free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the European Union.

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Rapeneau family deal brings first Champagne to Off Piste range

Published:  02 November, 2015

The Rapeneau family has appointed Cheltenham-based Off Piste Wines to distribute its Charles de Cazanove range of Champagnes in the UK off trade.

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Insights: Retailers' Christmas strategies revealed

Published:  02 November, 2015
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Rioja 10 x 10: 100 of Rioja's Top Wines 2015

Published:  30 October, 2015
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Record 2015 harvest set to push English wines to new heights

Published:  30 October, 2015

The English wine industry is set to break £100 million this year on the back of an excellent harvest, according to reports from the Wine & Spirits Trade Association.

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Calabria family wins 15 medals at world's largest wine competition

Published:  30 October, 2015

Australian wine producer, the Calabria Family Winery, has taken home 15 medals from the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge 2015.

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Analysis: Greatest Champagne vintage for 70 years?

Published:  30 October, 2015

Geoffery Dean gets the inside scoop on this year's harvest from some of the iconic Champagne houses

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Analysis: Gavin Quinney weighs in on the Bordeaux harvest 2015 and how the 'rule of five' may come into play

Published:  30 October, 2015

As the harvest draws to a close in Bordeaux, Gavin Quinney talks us through the early predictions and explains why the 'Bordeaux rule of five' is likely to come into play this year

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Tim Atkin MW: Has Alberto Antonini opted to lead rather than follow the market?

Published:  30 October, 2015

Tim Atkin asks whether Alberto Antonini has decided to break away from more traditional styles of wine defined by the likes of Michel Rolland and to forge his own path.

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Guy Woodward: Why aren't restaurants offering more wines by the glass?

Published:  30 October, 2015

Along, it seemed, with half the UK's wine press, I was at the launch of Les 110 de Taillevent in London's Cavendish Square last week. My verdict? Go - and be sure to order the crab ravioli. What was most notable about the night, though, was not the guest list or the menu, but that here was a major restaurant being launched off the back of its wine offering.

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Accolade takes Grant Burge distribution from Hatch Mansfield

Published:  30 October, 2015

Australian winery Grant Burge is to end its 10-year distribution deal with Hatch Mansfield.

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