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New Zealand premium exports hit a high note in the US and UK

Published:  26 February, 2018

New Zealand’s reputition as a top producer of quality wines continue to rise in the UK and across the world, as it is named the third biggest wine importer in value to the US.

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Majestic releases first ‘NDA’ English wine

Published:  26 February, 2018

Majestic has released a batch of sparkling wine for which it is asking buyers to comply with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the details of the tipple.

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The Midlands Wine & Spirit Association appoints new chairman

Published:  26 February, 2018

The Midlands Wine & Spirit Association (MWSA) has appointed Iain Phillips of Mentzendorff & Co as its new chairman.

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Ehrmanns turns spotlight on rosé

Published:  26 February, 2018

Ehrmanns Wine turned the spotlight on rosé at its annual tasting with the launch of a new area dedicated to the category.

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Solid wine growth at Distell backed by R22 million investment to mitigate effects of drought

Published:  23 February, 2018

Distell Group’s results for the six months to 31 December 2018 report revenue up 9.3% on increased volumes of 3.7%, up to R13.4 billion (£828 million).

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Chile: hot, cookin' and cool

Published:  23 February, 2018

Chile is emerging as a hugely exciting and innovative wine-producing country, while also being the only top five wine catgeory expected to grow it's UK market share between now and 2021 (IWSR Trends Report figiures).

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Q&A: Anita Jackson, Wines of Chile

Published:  23 February, 2018

With a special focus on Chile at Spring SITT, Harpers caught up with UK director Anita Jackson for a lowdown on the current buzz. 

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Are you being served by AI?

Published:  23 February, 2018

Jo Gilbert tracks how artificial intelligence is emerging from the shadows, along with augmented reality, to become the ultimate interactive collaborator

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Bulk wine experiences huge growth, but vintage shortfall looms

Published:  21 February, 2018

It was once the preserve of the cheap and cheerful end of supermarket wine ranges, but the bulk wine market has seen considerable growth in the past decade, buoyed by improvements in shipping and bottling, competitive pressure on costs and margins, and increased concerns about the environmental impact of lugging heavy bottles of wine around on the back of trucks.

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Premium rosé packs a punch at Vinisud

Published:  21 February, 2018

Provence has long established itself as the darling of rosé of production – pale, pink, dry, with quaffable delicate fruits and a commercially-proven track record which has seen its flagship style imitated by most pink-producing regions across the world.

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French winemakers up in arms over plan that could lead to health warnings on bottles

Published:  21 February, 2018

French winemakers are up in arms over the French government’s plan to curb excessive alcohol consumption, which may lead to health warnings on wine bottles.

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Winebank turns focus on the UK

Published:  21 February, 2018

Winebank, the private members club for wine enthusiasts, has revealed it is to make its first foray into the UK this year.

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The Oxford Wine Company officially leaves Vindependents

Published:  20 February, 2018

The Oxford Wine Company has officially left Vindependents.

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Following immersion in Riesling Downunder, Sarah Ahmed explores the variety’s potential in the UK

Published:  19 February, 2018

If the recent Riesling Riot was a litmus test, then Riesling is clearly starting to attract the cool crowd in Australia.

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Vinisud reveals plans to form half of global cool and warm climate hub

Published:  19 February, 2018

Vinisud has revealed ambitious plans to establish itself as one part of a global hub for international buyers looking for both cool and warm climate wines, as the fair plans to move to Paris next year.

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Armit Wines releases Pieve Santa Restituta 2013

Published:  19 February, 2018

Armit Wines has announced the 2013 release from Pieve Santa Restituta.

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TWE declares war on Rush Rich and other ‘copycat operators’

Published:  16 February, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is embroiled in yet another legal challenge, this time against a label which it claims intentionally riffs off the look and feel of one of its flagship Australian brands.

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Sparkling wine, Chile and premium spirits forecast to continue to buck UK downward consumption trend

Published:  15 February, 2018

The growth in sparkling wine, along with premium gin, rum and whisky, is set to continue beyond 2021, helping offset the impart on value sales of a 10-year decline in consumption.

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WineGB unveils new branding and 2018 activity

Published:  15 February, 2018

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has unveiled its new branding following the merger of Vineyards Association (UKVA) and English Wine Producers (EWP), and the subsequent name change, last year.

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The Wine Society CEO McMillan steps down

Published:  15 February, 2018

The Wine Society has announced its CEO of almost six years,Robin McMillan, will be stepping down at the end of this month.

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