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Greencroft on target to become largest UK bottling operation

Published:  14 January, 2019

Major investment by Lanchester Wine Cellars in its bottling subsidiary Greencroft is to see production boosted from 100 million litres in 2018 to a capacity of between 3-400 million litres by early 2020.

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Manchester Gin to launch city centre distillery

Published:  03 January, 2019

Manchester Gin has announced it is to launch a city centre distillery this summer.

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Hanging Ditch founder sets out to challenge ‘normal wine merchant model’ with new venture

Published:  01 November, 2018

Hanging Ditch founder Ben Stephenson has revealed the plans for his latest venture - a wine retail, entertainment and social space that works from morning to night.

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Woods woos budding wine buffs with wine school

Published:  16 August, 2018

Simon Woods, wine writer and author of ‘I Don’t Know Much About Wine But I Know What I Like’, has bought the Manchester Wine School with a view to bringing his down-to-earth educational approach to an ever-wider number of fellow Mancunians.

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Red Squirrel hits the road for portfolio tasting

Published:  15 August, 2018

Red Squirrel is heading out of London for its annual tasting for the first time, with plans to bring its focus on small artisanal producers to Bristol and Manchester.

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Two restaurants closing a week, but UK dining scene shows reverse North-South divide

Published:  28 June, 2018

The number of licenced restaurant in the UK has fallen by -1.3% in the twelve months to March 2018, with the total number dining outlets also falling by 0.4%, according to the recent Market Growth Monitor report from CGA.

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Northern restaurant and bar scene powers ahead of London

Published:  15 March, 2018

The restaurant and bar scenes in Liverpool, Manchester & Leeds have been revealed as growing at rates more than double those of London.

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SITT masterclasses to deliver business focussed insights for indie and on-trade buyers

Published:  21 February, 2018

Spring SITT Manchster and London 2018 tastings on 26 and 28 February are to host a series of business-led masterclasses ranging from northern drinking trends to buying clever by way of collaboration.

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SITT Manchester and London shine spotlight on Grenache, Hungary and Chile

Published:  16 February, 2018

With the SITT Manchester and London tastings just over a week away, we can bring you a taster of some of the great masterclasses and hosts lined up for visitors on the day.

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NWTC sets out plans for Manchester

Published:  16 August, 2017

One of Manchester’s most prominent outdoor eating and drinking hotspots has secured a long-term agreement to allow them to set down roots and expand.

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Hangingditch marks 10 years with Wine Gang wine fair

Published:  16 June, 2017

Hangingditch, the innovative Manchester merchant headed up by Ben Stephenson, is marking its tenth anniversary with a two day tasting event this autumn in Manchester Cathedral.

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LWF’s Ross Carter: The exit interview

Published:  25 May, 2017

Three days of the London Wine Fair (LWF) is quickly drifting into a blur of meetings, conversations, debates and of course, tastings of some truly fabulous wines.

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LWF: Craft beer showers forecasted at Morgenrot

Published:  25 May, 2017

The difference in approach between winemakers and craft beer brewers to creating new drinking experiences can be clearer nowhere than at Morgenrot’s stand at this year’s London Wine Fair.

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