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King of cork Americo Amorim dies at the age of 82

Published:  17 July, 2017

America Amorim, whose family founded the Amorim natural cork empire, died on Thursday from unknown causes.

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Wines from Rioja targets millenials at UK festivals

Published:  17 July, 2017

Wines from Rioja has extended its festival reach with the launch of a new Rioja Terrace at two major UK festivals this summer – Citadel and Wilderness.

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Buying direct: Pros & cons

Published:  13 July, 2017

It can be a positive move, but there are issues to be weighed up before buying direct. Lisa Riley reports

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Rioja winery team-up with top chef heading to the UK

Published:  12 July, 2017

Riojan winery Faustino has launched an innovation project to unite Spanish wine and gastronomy at home and in the UK.

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Merger to unite corners of English wine

Published:  11 July, 2017

It’s still early days for the new merger between the two main bodies representing the interests of UK wine producers.

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Gonzalez Byass committed to ‘innovative’ UK market as portfolio continues to expand

Published:  11 July, 2017

The recent release of Pazos de Lusco Albarino from Riax Baixas, marking the eighth Spanish producer in Gonzalez Byass’s growing portfolio of wineries, reflects the “growing curiosity and recognition” for Spain’s varied styles among consumers.

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Bolney becomes first English magnum to be sold in John Lewis

Published:  06 July, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate has secured a listing with John Lewis for its Blanc de Blancs 2011 (75cl), Blanc de Blancs 2010 (150cl) and the Cuvée Rosé 2014, making it the first English magnum available from the department store.   

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The Wine Guild appoints Viscount Thurso as new Chancellor

Published:  06 July, 2017

The Wine Guild UK has appointed Viscount Thurso, Chairman of the International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), as its new Chancellor.

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EWP and UKVA to merge to form one unified UK wine body

Published:  04 July, 2017

The two organisations responsible for representing the needs and interests of the UK wine industry are pooling their resources, it has been announced.

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Cheeky wine brand seeks to challenge 'traditional' Prosecco

Published:  29 June, 2017

Cheeky Young Wines Co, part of International Wine Shippers, has made its UK debut with the launch of a Prosecco.

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Ehrmanns takes Beefsteak Club outside Argentina for the first time

Published:  29 June, 2017

Ehrmanns has added a Tempranillo to its Beefsteak Club portfolio, marking the brand’s first move outside Argentina.

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New book explores Georgia's ancient roots

Published:  29 June, 2017

Wine writer and the recently named Fortnum & Mason’s Best Drink Writer of 2017 has published his book on Georgian wine.

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A dozen new wines join Tesco's Finest portfolio

Published:  28 June, 2017

Tesco has added 12 wines to its Finest own-label brand just a few months after extending the portfolio with a 10-strong collection of old-world wines.

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Garcon obtains IP protection for its flattened wine bottle

Published:  28 June, 2017

Garcon Wines, inventor of the 750ml flattened wine bottle, has been granted IP protection for its Bordeaux and Burgundy wine bottle shapes.

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Inaugural bulk wine fair to dock in London

Published:  26 June, 2017

A new fair bulk wine fair is on its way to our shores and is due to cater to the needs of the growing bulk wine industry.

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How well do you know your wine myths?

Published:  22 June, 2017

Ours is an industry based as much on stories as it is winemaking, and people as much as the wine itself.

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New head of buying at Majestic

Published:  21 June, 2017

Majestic Wine has announced that a new head of buying will step into the role recently vacated by Matt Pym.

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Gallo launches spritz summer campaign aimed at female millennials

Published:  20 June, 2017

Global wine company Gallo Family Vineyards are launching a new marketing campaign to promote the range’s new summer variants

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TWE aims to subvert French conventions by following “New World sourcing model”

Published:  19 June, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is threatening to challenge the French status quo with the launch of its newest brand.

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WSTA's Miles Beale: No-deal Brexit "unacceptable"

Published:  19 June, 2017

The WSTA has responded to concerns around May’s promise of a "no deal" Brexit, warning it could leave the UK on a “cliff-edge”.

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