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More time spent eating and drinking is a window of opportunity for the trade

Published:  16 September, 2016

Despite leisure time being increasingly squeezed, consumers are devoting more and more time to eating and drinking, new data suggests.

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UK Indian Summer and frost in Champagne spells success for English wines

Published:  16 September, 2016

Winemakers at Naked Wines are predicting a top vintage for English Sparkling wine thanks to a September heat wave and low rainfall.

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Analysis: Soave has evolved

Published:  16 September, 2016

If searching for lighter white wines that are easily accessible and affordable, possessing a rich history with a signature grape variety and complex soils with the capacity to age (if given a chance), a keen shop owner or sommelier would be advised to look into the 'New Soave'.

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Tesco showcases revamped own brand range at autumn tasting

Published:  16 September, 2016

Tesco showcased over 130 wines at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden at its autumn retail tasting this week.

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French microalgae may be the answer to key vine diseases

Published:  15 September, 2016

A microalgae found in the sea off Brittany's coastline can wipe-out key vine diseases with new scientific tests in France showing 100% efficiency in destroying Downey Mildew. The major scientific breakthrough could provide natural alternatives to the use of pesticides on vineyards.

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AdVini acquires a 50% share of share in Ken Forrester Vineyards

Published:  15 September, 2016

AdVini, a predominately French wine estate owner, has acquired a 50% share in South African producer Ken Forrester Vineyards.

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31 days of German Riesling winners announced

Published:  14 September, 2016

The annual push to promote Germany's most famous grape has come to an end, with additional categories created to reflect the quality of entrants.

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Clegg addresses "denial and disbelief" at Brexit Ipsos Mori debate

Published:  14 September, 2016

Brexit was at the heart of informative discussions at two leading institutions in London yesterday, at the WSTA's annual conference and Ipsos Mori's panel discussion featuring former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.

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Dan Jago takes over as chairman as WSTA outlines Brexit strategy

Published:  14 September, 2016

Berry Bros. & Rudd MD Dan Jago will lead the WSTA through a tumultuous period in British politics and history and the association prepares to make Brexit its focus over the next two years.

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Ocado sales continue to climb despite ongoing price wars

Published:  14 September, 2016

Ocado saw group sales climb 15.4% to £314 million in the third quarter despite the chief executive indicating that the continued price wars were expected to continue in the future.

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New pastures for Lidl boss and Barwell & Jones MD

Published:  14 September, 2016

Two new departures have been announced since the end of last week.

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WSTA in talks with non-EU countries on post-Brexit free-trade agreements

Published:  13 September, 2016

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has begun talks with its Australian and New Zealand counterparts about how to ensure the UK remains the beating heart of global drinks industry.

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Miquel Hudin receives 2016 Geoffrey Roberts Award for book on Georgian Wine

Published:  13 September, 2016

Wine journalist Miquel Hudin has received a bursary award to allow him to complete a new book about Georgian wine.

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SITT returns for Autumn indie tasting

Published:  13 September, 2016

The trade tasting which is aimed exclusivity at independents in the on and off-trade returns to England and Manchester next week.

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Morrisons targets millennials with launch of Asado Club in 250ml carry pack

Published:  12 September, 2016

Morrisons have thrown down the gauntlet in terms of collaborative product development, with a new, exclusive Argentinian Malbec, Asado Club.

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How young Bordeaux winemakers are leading the charge for accessibility and affordability

Published:  12 September, 2016

Organic Bordeaux producer and educator Laetitia Ouspointour is one of a generation young, dynamic winemakers who have made it their mission to debunk some of the most persistent Bordeaux myths.

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Pernod Ricard UK pushes NZ via virtual reality tasting and label reboot

Published:  12 September, 2016

Pernod Rocard UK is hoping to accelerate growth in the New Zealand category with new packaging and a multisensory consumer experience for its flagship New Zealand brand.

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Former California cult winery owner, Charles Banks, charged with fraud

Published:  12 September, 2016

Former owner of Screaming Eagle and Mayacamas, both cult wineries in California, Charles Augustus Banks IV, was charged on Friday 9 September 2016 with two counts of fraud.

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Mercado Chileno returns to London

Published:  12 September, 2016

A taste of all things Chile returns to London tomorrow (Tuesday, September 12) this time at The Old Truman Brewery.

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Santa Rita to launch on China's biggest e-commerce platform

Published:  09 September, 2016

Chilean winery Santa Rita is set to launch an online flagship store on Tmall, China's popular online retail platform - part of the Alibaba e-commerce empire.

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