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Shortlist unveiled for Vintners’ Company Awards

Published:  02 June, 2021

The Vintners’ Company has announced its awards shortlist with over £12,000 in funding going to prize winners.

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BWS retail sales drop as consumers return to hospitality

Published:  02 June, 2021

Beer, wine and spirits (BWS) sales in the grocery sector fell by 6.7%, for the four weeks ending 22 May 2021, as consumers returned to visiting pubs, bars and restaurants, the latest data from NielsenIQ has revealed. 

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Hollywood star Pedro Pascal becomes Casillero del Diablo ambassador

Published:  02 June, 2021

Hollywood movie star Pedro Pascal has been unveiled as the first global brand ambassador for Chile wine brand, Casillero del Diablo.

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Nightcap appoints new MD as it looks to expand

Published:  02 June, 2021

Hospitality group Nightcap has appointed Dawn Donohoe as its new MD to lead the growth of the London Cocktail Club (LCC) business that it acquired earlier this year.

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Glasgow restrictions eased as Scottish opening paused

Published:  02 June, 2021

Pubs and restaurants in Scotland are facing a transition phase as First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed a cautious easing of restrictions with Glasgow to move to level 2.

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UKH: ‘Delay on further relaxation of restrictions will have devastating effect’

Published:  02 June, 2021

Any potential delay on further relaxation of restrictions this month would have a “devastating effect on an already-fragile hospitality sector”, Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality (UKH) has said.

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Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2021 to focus on ‘Bouncing Back’ with digital format

Published:  01 June, 2021

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris 2021 will be providing live sessions focusing on the upturn of the wine and spirits industry called Bouncing Back after the year long pandemic. 

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Six leading Australian wine importers to host new tasting event

Published:  01 June, 2021

Six leading importers of Australian wine are to host a new trade and press tasting called Deep Down Under which will showcase 150 wines by 56 of Australia’s winemakers.

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Alliance adds to Spanish portfolio

Published:  01 June, 2021

Alliance Wine has been appointed as exclusive UK agent by Spanish wineries Bodegas Emilio Moro and Perelada. 

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Wine GB announces new chairman

Published:  01 June, 2021

Sam Linter, MD and head winemaker at Bolney Wine Estate, is to become Wine GB chairman replacing Simon Robinson. 

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UKH urges English outlets to prepare for new business rates payments

Published:  01 June, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) has urged sector businesses in England to fully prepare for new business rates payments that will kick in from 1 July, with new bills expected to land in the coming weeks.

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Prentis promises to work with industry on certification and Brexit/Covid fallout

Published:  28 May, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed a “positive and productive” meeting with Victoria Prentis MP where she is said to have understood the “value” of the wine and spirits industry and vowed to work closely on rebuilding post-Brexit and Covid.

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Welcome to our Vineyard tour with Banfi

Published:  27 May, 2021

With Italy’s top wines surging in popularity and Brunello di Montalcino at the front of that wave, Harpers invites you to join the team at leading producer Banfi for a live tour among the vines surrounding this impressive estate.

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Chile’s diversity deserves more delineated DOs

Published:  27 May, 2021

The demarcation of Chile’s regions and sub-regions could and should be much clearer, focusing in with smaller local denominations to better reflect the diversity of the country’s winemaking.

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Association of Wine Educators announces new chairperson

Published:  27 May, 2021

The Association of Wine Educators (AWE), which brings together specialist wine educators from all over the UK and around the world, has announced Mandy Stevens as its new chairperson.

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Long Read: Hidden gems making their mark

Published:  27 May, 2021

While travel has been restricted, many wine drinkers have been on their own journey of exploration enjoying hidden gem wines – whether unusual varieties from popular wine-growing countries or regions, or familiar grapes from unfamiliar places.  

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Ex-Tesco wine buying manager joins Cadman

Published:  26 May, 2021

Cadman Capital Group, a private equity firm that specialises in the retail wine sector, has appointed former Tesco buying manager, James Reed, as its new general manager of retail wine.

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Waitrose unveils mixed English wine case

Published:  26 May, 2021

Waitrose has launched a new mixed wine case comprising a selection of homegrown wines.

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Adam Smith Institute calls out ‘Alice in Wonderland’ thinking on VI-1s

Published:  26 May, 2021

The Adam Smith Institute has added its voice to calls on government to reduce post-Brexit red tape for the wine trade, including scrapping the much derided and wholly unnecessary VI-1 forms.

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Jascots reintroduces Sancerre’s Alphonse Mellot

Published:  26 May, 2021

Jascots Wine Merchants has reintroduced Sancerre producer Alphonse Mellot to its burgeoning portfolio.

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