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Eastern promise: Bulgaria and Hungary

Published:  01 April, 2019

After a few difficult vintages in western wine countries, central and eastern Europe are piquing buyers’ interest for well-made international varieties. Countries in these regions are increasingly seen as exciting for wine drinkers, offering an array of high-quality, authentic, local grapes and good-value wines that can offer a new story for retailers and sommeliers.

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Aperol continues to lead the way for Campari Group

Published:  05 March, 2019

The demand for Italian aperitifs is still going strong, after sales of Aperol jumped 56% in the UK last year.

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Polish polish

Published:  13 November, 2018

Poland is setting its sights to become an internationally recognised producer of quality wine, with the number of vineyards doubling over the past four years.

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Asia drives strong Q1 growth at Pernod Ricard

Published:  18 October, 2018

Pernod Ricard’s first quarter figures revealed strong growth underpinned by China and India the Asian markets.

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Romanian wine sales soar at Waitrose

Published:  17 April, 2018

Waitrose has reported a surge in the popularity of Romanian wine.

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Transformed Slovakia targets UK

Published:  16 March, 2018

UK wine importers have sealed new distribution deals to import their first cool climate wines from Slovakia, in moves that highlight the transformation of viticulture in the eastern EU country.

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Further investment and NPD for Cramele Recas on the back of booming exports

Published:  23 January, 2018

Cramele Recas has revealed plans to expand its winery to produce an additional four million litres, taking its total capacity to 30 million, on the back of soaring exports.

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Price-savvy Brits look to eastern Europe as Majestic sales soar 400%

Published:  21 August, 2017

Eastern European wine sales are up 400% at Majestic as Brits look to avoid price hikes due to the impact of Brexit.

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Fashion police at work at Berkmann's

Published:  22 February, 2017

No one wants the title of 'most unfashionable' wine region.

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Miquel Hudin receives 2016 Geoffrey Roberts Award for book on Georgian Wine

Published:  13 September, 2016

Wine journalist Miquel Hudin has received a bursary award to allow him to complete a new book about Georgian wine.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: The Export Manager's Tale

Published:  24 August, 2016

People working in the wine business arrive by different routes. Jerry Lockspeiser tells the tale of Jan Kaspar and how he came into the wine trade.

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Greek wines make headway in the UK

Published:  24 August, 2016

Hellenic winemaking techniques have helped make Greek wine slowly make headway in the UK and helps brighten the country's prospects for the future

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Analysis: Croatian, Slovenian and Turkish wines are offering really points of difference

Published:  19 August, 2016

Croatia, Slovenia and Turkey are increasingly recognised as fertile territory for wines offering real points of difference.

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From Bristol to Romania: How an Englishman became a key figure in Romania's burgeoning wine industry

Published:  21 June, 2016

When Philip Cox left Bristol for Romania in the early 1990s, little did he imagine that a quarter of a century later he would be the co-owner of the most profitable winery in Romania.

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People: Philip Cox, Recas Winery in Romania

Published:  21 June, 2016

Philip Cox, left Bristol for Romania in the early 1990s and now his winery is the most profitable winery in Romania.

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Insights: The current state of Georgian wines

Published:  16 June, 2016

Following Winexpo held in Gerogia earlier this month wine professionals had the opprotunity to discover the diveristy of country.

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New bottle design for Disznóko?as Gonzalez Byass takes over distribution

Published:  21 March, 2016

The historic Tokaji Disznóko? winery has unveiled a new bottle exclusively for its Dry Furmint 2015.

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Insights: On the cusp of a Balkan revival?

Published:  18 February, 2016

A tasting earlier this month at London's Institute of Directors showed that the financial and technical support being given to producers in Greece, Bulgaria and central Italy is paying dividends.

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Insights: Mediterranean wines appeal rises as consumers become more adventurous

Published:  12 February, 2016

The search for the new and interesting is upping the ante for Greece, Croatia, Lebanon and Turkey. Justin Keay reports

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Hungarian wines and spirits in spotlight at Malux spring tasting

Published:  05 February, 2016

Hungarian food-and-wine wine specialist Malux will be showcasing around 80 wines and spirits from 11 small, family producers at its spring London tasting in March.

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