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TWE launches Squealing Pig in the UK

Published:  09 July, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a new wine brand into the UK market. Named Squealing Pig, it is the producer’s first multi-country-of-origin wine brand to be on sale here.

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IWC Awards: champion wines and winemakers 2019

Published:  09 July, 2019

Highlights from the International Wine Challenge Awards

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Austral Patagonia: the march to the world's most southerly winery

Published:  08 July, 2019

Argentina used to have the most southern vineyards in the world until Central Otago surpassed them. However today, the cultivation of vine at latitude 45 in Chubut province adds to the Argentina’s viticultural map, representing a new challenge for winemakers working in the mountainous regions and also in the Patagonian plains. Here, Alejandro Iglesias breaks down the new southernmost border of Argentine wine.

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GCF ups focus on Spanish portfolio, with organic and vegan certification

Published:  08 July, 2019

Les Grands Chais de France's (GCF) has continued to invest in its first venture beyond its Gallic roots, the Castillo Aresan estate in La Mancha, with organic and vegan cerification for a raneg that now includes 10 single varietal wines acorss the colour spectrum.

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Israeli wine gets UK push

Published:  05 July, 2019

Israeli winemaking is the focus of a new promotion from Kedem Europe this summer targeting both the UK on- and off-trade.

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KWV unveils new look for The Mentors range

Published:  04 July, 2019

South African wine producer KWV is to relaunch its premium The Mentors range on the international market.

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Le Naour takes helm at CA Grands Crus

Published:  03 July, 2019

CA Grands Crus has appointed oenologist Anne Le Naour as its new managing director.

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Gusbourne leads WineGB gold-medal awards

Published:  03 July, 2019

Kent’s Gusbourne winery has won six gold medals in the WineGB Awards 2019, the UK wine industry’s national competition.

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Thieves steal £500,000 of wine from Paris restaurant

Published:  03 July, 2019

Thieves have broken into the cellar of a two-star Michelin restaurant in Paris and stolen at least 150 bottlse of wine, it has been reported.

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R&D vineyard opens doors for Fruit Focus

Published:  02 July, 2019

A tour of the NIAB EMR’s research vineyard at East Malling will be one of the highlights of Fruit Focus 2019, the leading annual technical event for the UK fruit industry.

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WSTA strengthens board with two new appointments

Published:  02 July, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has added to new members to its board as it looks ahead to Brexit.

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McGuigan signs £2m deal to sponsor UKTV’s Drama channel

Published:  01 July, 2019

McGuigan has signed a £2m deal to sponsor UKTV’s Drama channel, marking its largest investment in a UK national advertising campaign to date.

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Wine GB moves annual tasting to the autumn

Published:  01 July, 2019

Wine GB has moved its annual trade tasting from its traditional springtime to the autumn, with this year’s event taking place 4th September.

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Jascots adds Loire producer Château Pierre-Bise

Published:  01 July, 2019

Jascots has signed a deal as distributor of Savennières and Anjou producer Château Pierre-Bise.

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Sogrape takes majority stake in Liberty Wines

Published:  28 June, 2019

Sogrape is ramping up its investment in Liberty Wines, in a move that will increase its 2017 investment to a majority share in the business.

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Trade should stop bottling it on carbon emissions

Published:  28 June, 2019

Bottling and packaging play by far the largest role in the green house gas (GHG) emissions generated by the production and distribution of a wine, contributing 42% of the total carbon footprint, delivering a clear ‘innovation challenge’ for the trade if it is to fully join the march towards greater sustainability.

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Saunders wins chairman role at WSTA

Published:  28 June, 2019

Michael Saunders, chief executive of Bibendum PLB, has been appointed by the WSTA as its new chairman. He takes over from outgoing chairman, Dan Jago.

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Winetraders signs up Hampshire’s Exton Park

Published:  28 June, 2019

Winetraders has expanded its listings with the addition of English sparkling wine producer Exton Park.

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Time to change perception of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  27 June, 2019

New Zealand’s much-loved Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc needs to change its ‘drink now’ image to help boost consumer understanding of its more complex, premium and age-worthy styles.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why wine brands are here to stay

Published:  24 June, 2019

Branded wines beware! Man your defences! Private Labels are on the march, and they are coming to get you.

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