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Alcohol trends now shifting at a rate similar to other lifestyle categories

Published:  20 April, 2015

Alcohol trends are evolving at much more rapid rate than in the past and while they don't follow the fashion industry's seasonal six month cycles, the on-going shifts within the drinks categories are changing at a similar pace as other lifestyle industries, according to Euronmonitor International.

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Australian court mulls decision in 'Champagne Jayne' case

Published:  17 April, 2015
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En primeur facing a 'phoney war' as chateaux hold back on prices

Published:  16 April, 2015

Prices for en primeur 2015 are widely anticipated to be released in the next two weeks - but châteaux owners seem to be wary of committing themselves, a leading fine wine investment expert has warned.

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Kingsland Wine adds carbonation line

Published:  16 April, 2015

Kingsland Wine is installing a new carbonation line that will allow it to produce sparkling and infused wine drinks.

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Champagne house Bruno Paillard partners with Sushisamba

Published:  15 April, 2015
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Global wine supplies relatively 'balanced', but expect premium supplies to tighten, Rabobank says

Published:  15 April, 2015

Global wine inventories appear to be balanced, according to the latest wine report from Rabobank - but the report warns of variations in supply between the premium and generic ends. 

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Fine wines sales from Burgundy and Rhone see strong demand, e-merchant says

Published:  14 April, 2015

Online prices for fine wines from Burgundy and the Rhône rose in March, according to international fine wine e-merchant iDealWine - but Bordeaux prices have fallen by around 1.23%.

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US wine market sees volume growth slowing, but value growth continues to rise, Rabobank says

Published:  14 April, 2015

The American wine market is slowing in terms of volume growth, despite continued expansion throughout 2014, according to Rabobank's Wine Quarterly Q2 2015 report. But a report from the financial service agri-food team said US value growth is actually accelerating, making it a desirable market for premium brands.

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Mobile consumer spending to hit £53 billion over the next decade

Published:  14 April, 2015

Consumer spending through the use of smartphones and other mobile devices is forecasted to reach £53 billion a year over the next decade according to new research released by Barclays.

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Artisan wine fair RAW announces new Berlin venue, as international visitor numbers grow

Published:  14 April, 2015

The artisan wine fair, RAW is launching a new fair in Berlin later this year, to cater for an increasingly international clientele.

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Pernod Ricard ups focus on Jacob's Creek & Havana Club for summer

Published:  13 April, 2015

Pernod Ricard is ramping up activity on Jacob's Creek and launching new campaigns for Malibu and Cuban rum brand Havana Club.

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Independent wine merchant Le Vignoble boosts business with extension of wine lounge

Published:  13 April, 2015

Plymouth independent wine retailer Le Vignoble is set to boost its focus on its wine lounge with the addition of a new 'after-dinner' area that will offer customers premium artisan spirits.

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New Zealand Cellar exceeds crowdfunding target within a week

Published:  13 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellar has exceeded its crowdfunding target within five days of launching the project, enabling it to open its first retail outlet in London this summer.

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Burgundy negociants Badet Clement invest in new winery

Published:  13 April, 2015

Burgundy negociants Badet Clément is investing more than €6.5m in a new state of the art winery at Monze Cave, following its acquisition of the Monze Cave cooperative in January.

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Interview: Why Paul Symington is set on ensuring a healthy future for Port wine

Published:  10 April, 2015

If the Port industry shares the same ambition and drive for its future as producer Paul Symington, then that future is healthy indeed

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Fortified wines see sales declining, but there are still opportunties for the category

Published:  10 April, 2015

Despite declining volumes, there are still ample opportunities for growth and innovation within the fortified wine category.

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Old Bridge Hotel turns to wine retailing to build success

Published:  10 April, 2015

When Huntingdon's Old Bridge Hotel launched its own wine shop, the idea seemed something of a folly. But, as Glynn Davis finds, it has been a runaway success

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Riecine: Bringing a touch of Englishness to the Tuscan hills

Published:  10 April, 2015

The English have long beaten a path to the rolling hills of Tuscany for their holidays. Twenty-four years ago winemaker Sean O'Callaghan did just that - but he never left and has been making wines at Riecine winery ever since

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Constellation Brands 2015 results: sales increase 24% and company to pay first dividend

Published:  10 April, 2015

Constellation Brands released it fiscal 2015 year end results showing an increase in consolidated net sales of 24% and following another strong year, the company announced it would initiate its first ever dividend payment in the company's history.

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EU publishes new vine planting rules to boost EU flexibility

Published:  10 April, 2015

The EU Commission has published new vine planting rules aimed at giving the EU greater flexibility to increase wine production to meet global demand.

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