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Tesco trials mixed-case South African wine offer

Published:  18 March, 2016

Tesco is to trial mixed cases of wine from its finest* range in 280 stores nationwide for the first time.

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Analysis: Why are Portugese wines still struggling in the UK?

Published:  17 March, 2016

It really is one of the great mysteries of modern wine retailing: why hasn't the huge critical acclaim accorded to Portuguese wines translated into either higher shelf sales or wider recognition amongst the wine-buying public?

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Joe Wadsack named IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year

Published:  16 March, 2016

The International Wine & Spirit Competition has named Joe Wadsack its Wine Communicator of the Year for 2016 award.

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Prowein 2016: Wine Australia's record presence at show reflects global growth of premium exports

Published:  15 March, 2016

Australia increased its stand space at Prowein by 30% this year, with some 46 exhibitors showing wines from 21 producing regions, aiming to build upon a renewed confidence rooted in growing global exports, including strong premium sales to Asia and growth in the US.

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Kingston Estate launches "next generation" of private-label wines at ProWein

Published:  14 March, 2016

South Australian winery Kingston Estate is launching three new Living Brands at ProWein this week.

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ProWein 2016: Casella Family Brands sets up European subsidiary and launches new brand

Published:  14 March, 2016

Casella Family Brands, owner of [yellow tail] and Peter Lehmann wines, has established Casella Family Brands Europe Limited in Cambridgeshire with an expected launch date of May 2016.

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Champagne's battle for the top spot

Published:  14 March, 2016

It's no secret that sparkling wine sales have been a massive success story in the UK market of late

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Q&A: Bernadette Knight, Armand de Brignac

Published:  14 March, 2016

Launched in 2006 by historic house Cattier, the success of Armand de Brignac was largely built on its association with celebrities like Jay Z, who purchased the brand from Cattier in 2014. Yet, de Brignac's chief marketing officer insists that the wine's quality has chiefly contributed to the brand's success

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UK sales of sparkling wines hit £1 billion for first time

Published:  11 March, 2016

Sales of sparking wines in the UK - excluding Champagne - hit £1 billion for the first time in 2015, according to figures released today by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

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Good Provence 2015 harvest bolsters growing rosé market

Published:  11 March, 2016

The 2015 harvest in Provence produced 1.308 million hectolitres, according to the latest figures from the region's marketing body, the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence.

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California, Oregon and Washington wines shine at Go West Tasting

Published:  11 March, 2016

At yesterday's Go West! annual tasting California, Oregon and Washington wines emphasised that wines from west coast of the USA are gaining traction in the UK market.

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Skin Côntact reveals vocalists for eagerly anticipated comeback show

Published:  10 March, 2016

UK wine-trade supergroup Skin Côntact, which is reforming in aid of Wine Relief at London's Islington Academy on Thursday, May 12, has announced the names of the first five vocalists to appear with them.

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Sicily takes control of its destiny

Published:  10 March, 2016

"Historically, the UK took Sicilian wine from northern bottlers in huge quantities," says Nick Bielak, director of Vinexus, whose agencies include the big Marsala-based co-op, Cantina Europa

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Morrisons rings the changes

Published:  10 March, 2016

Morrisons' wine team is bucking the trend, with a revitalised range, rising sales and a collaborative approach to suppliers delivering awards and customer spend

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Boutinot adds Cline Cellars to US portfolio

Published:  09 March, 2016

Leading on- and off-trade supplier Boutinot has added California's Cline Cellars to its US portfolio.

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Q&A: In Pursuit of Balance

Published:  09 March, 2016

Five years on from co-founding In Pursuit of Balance, Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards and Rajat Parr of Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi talk about their vision for west coast Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

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Mornington Peninsula wineries make waves with London walkabout tasting

Published:  08 March, 2016

Twelve winemakers from Australia's Mornington Peninsula are to offer a one-day masterclass and walkabout tasting of their wines in London.

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Global trading platform for bulk-wine industry launched

Published:  08 March, 2016

This week sees the launch of a new web-based exchange for the global bulk-wine industry.

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UK retains Champagne export crown as sales return to growth

Published:  08 March, 2016

The UK continued its unbroken reign as the world's largest Champagne export market in 2015, according to figures released today by the Comité Champagne.

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Grand Cercle hosts first UK en primeur tasting for promising 2015 vintage

Published:  07 March, 2016

The Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux is to hold its 2015 vintage tasting on Wednesday, March 23.

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