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B.f.t plays hardball with visitors via individual vetting process

Published:  17 April, 2019

Visitors to yesterday’s Big Fortified Tasting would have all undergone a basic background checks, Harpers has learned.

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Jeroboams and Rick Stein raise £5,000 toast to The Benevolent

Published:  12 March, 2019

Jeroboams, Château d’Yquem and Rick Stein have raised an impressive charitable sum thanks to an experimental evening pairing fine wines of Bordeaux with the "best of British” seafood.

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Sales of English and Welsh wine double in 2018

Published:  06 March, 2019

The English and Welsh wine industry produced a record-breaking amount of wine last year thanks to a frost-free spring and a long, mostly dry summer.

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Portman group tackles ‘offensive marketing’ in sixth code of practice

Published:  05 March, 2019

UK alcohol regulator the Portman Group has updated its packaging and promotional guidance for society’s evolving standards, including a new rule around ‘offence’.

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Thc could replace abv as consumers look to cannabis for an “intoxicating buzz”

Published:  28 February, 2019

Experts have warned that alcoholic drinks is the FMCG category most likely to be under threat from cannabis, which will be at the heart of a “global paradigm shift” over the next decade.

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Bulk selling in a digital world

Published:  19 February, 2019

The launch of a new trading platform for the drinks trade promises to disrupt existing business models. Jo Gilbert investigates

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Looking ahead: Miles McInnes, Jascots Wine Merchants

Published:  29 December, 2018

Once again we are catching up with the trade over the next few weeks to find out how businesses are making the most of the all-important Christmas trading period, while also looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities 2019 will bring.

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Missed opportunity: What a rise with inflation means for the UK wine trade

Published:  30 October, 2018

Pub landlords and spirits importers will be breathing a sigh of relief this morning, but not the nation’s wine trade – which is looking at an extra £90 million bill in duty next year.

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Guy Woodward: Nyetimber’s gift to the industry

Published:  16 October, 2018

Guy Woodward, Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Things hotting up for English wine following record-breaking summer

Published:  12 October, 2018

Producers are calling 2018’s harvest the “harvest of the century” after unusually warm climes descended on Britain this summer and autumn.

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UK winemakers lobby government to scrap “damaging” planned tax rises

Published:  08 October, 2018

Winemakers in England and Wales have banded together to try and convince the government to rethink plans for a duty hike that could hamper exports and stifle growth.

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Industry urged to better market English sparkling as poll shows 85% British consumers ‘don’t have a clue’

Published:  03 August, 2018

British consumers are ‘clueless’ when it comes to English sparkling wine, a survey has revealed.

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Molson Coors chases the buzz with joint marijuana venture

Published:  02 August, 2018

Molson Coors is the latest mega-brewer to announce plans to make hybrid beverages with one of Canada’s leading cannabis producers, further signalling the march of smoke products into the alcoholic sector.

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Flexibility and confidence key for advancing women in wine

Published:  05 July, 2018

Offering flexibility and encouragement, and supporting women-owned business were key to advancing women in the wine industry, the Women of the Vine & Spirits’ inaugural London symposium revealed.

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Bibendum opens doors on new wine academy scheme

Published:  27 June, 2018

Drinks merchant Bibendum has kicked off a new academy scheme to give newcomers to the industry the chance to gain hands on experience in the wine trade.

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier 2018 revealed

Published:  27 March, 2018

The UK arm of leading international gastronomic body Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB has announced its Young Sommelier 2018.

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Q&A: Chris Yorke, global marketing director, New Zealand Wine Growers

Published:  19 January, 2018

As NZ continues to deliver strong premium growth in the UK, Andrew Catchpole asks Chris Yorke about the challenges of keeping up the momentum.

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New government food and drink council to secure global trade

Published:  28 November, 2017

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Industry calls on Chancellor for duty help

Published:  13 November, 2017

Trade associations have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond not to increase duty rates for the second time in a year.

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LWF reveals spotlight on UK drinks

Published:  01 November, 2017

The London Wine Fair is making moves to champion home-grown and produced drinks with a new Drinks Britannia section.

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