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UK food & drink businesses ‘behind’ on climate change targets, says WRAP research

Published:  01 November, 2021

Just under two-thirds (63%) of UK consumers want businesses to take immediate action to tackle climate change, a new national survey commissioned by sustainability charity WRAP has showed.

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The Drinks Trust partners with Equal Measures to deliver greater equality

Published:  01 November, 2021

The Drinks Trust is partnering with Equal Measures, an initiative to deliver greater opportunities for under-represented groups in the drinks industry.

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Penfolds releases final wine in ‘g’ series

Published:  01 November, 2021

Penfolds has unveiled a new wine blended from five vintages of Grange named Penfolds g5.

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Calls made for UK to suspend US whisky tariffs as EU agrees deal

Published:  01 November, 2021

The Bourbon Alliance has called on the UK Government to remove tariffs on American Whiskeys following news that the US and EU have agreed a deal.

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Lanchester Wines says carbon offsetting isn’t enough

Published:  28 October, 2021

Lanchester Wines has called on businesses in the wine industry to commit to making changes to minimise the impact on the environment, arguing that being carbon neutral is only the beginning of the journey towards sustainability.

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Autumn Budget is ‘double-edged sword’ for independent retailers

Published:  28 October, 2021

Business rates and the national minimum wage represent a ‘double-edged sword’ for independents retailers, the Federation of Independent Retailers (NFRN) has claimed.

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González Byass named ‘Best Spanish Winery of the Decade’

Published:  28 October, 2021

González Byass has become the “Best Spanish Winery of the Decade” according to a Spanish Association of Journalists and Writers.

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Duty reforms: What’s the cost for wine and spirits?

Published:  28 October, 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed plans to simplify the current alcohol duty regime during yesterday’s Budget, when it was revealed that the Treasury would be adopting a new principle of “the stronger the drink, the higher the rate”.

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English and welsh producers celebrate end to sparkling ‘Super tax’

Published:  27 October, 2021

The news that the duty premium on sparkling wine being sold in the UK has been removed has been met with encouragement from the English and Welsh wine sector.

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Business rates for hospitality cut by 50% for one year

Published:  27 October, 2021

Today’s Budget announcement included a year-long cut to business rates for the leisure and retail industry, meaning pubs, restaurants and bars will pay 50% less for 12 months.

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Landmark overhaul for alcohol duty is the biggest shakeup in 140 years

Published:  27 October, 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced the most radical simplification of alcohol duties for over a century by slashing the number of main duty rates from 15 to six, while also cutting the premium on sparkling wine.

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Kingsland Drinks backs eco wine brand with new listings

Published:  27 October, 2021

Kingsland Drinks is expanding the reach of eco wine brand The Hidden Sea with new listings in both Booths and Asda.

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SLTA issues call for ‘level playing field’ in pubs and supermarkets duty

Published:  27 October, 2021

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) is calling on the Government to overhaul the alcohol excise duty system and introduce new measures that would create a differential between alcohol sold in pubs and supermarkets.

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Vaccine passports halve late-night sales in Scotland

Published:  27 October, 2021

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Domaine Bousquet commits to UK bottling to reduce carbon emissions

Published:  27 October, 2021

Argentinian organic winery, Domaine Bousquet, has committed to bottling in the UK in a bid to ‘substantially’ reduce its carbon emissions.

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Aperol supremacy continues to drive UK growth for Campari

Published:  26 October, 2021

The UK has been trading positively showing a “solid performance” with sales up 42.5% for the first nine months of 2021, Campari Group has revealed.

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Over 100 vinous gems take centre stage at inaugural Sud De France tasting

Published:  26 October, 2021

Over 100 wines, including Armagnac, from the southern French Region of Occitanie, will be showcased at a wine tasting in London this month, focusing in the region's litte-known wines. 

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Goedhuis & Co Fine Wine Merchants launches Ox Hardy in the UK

Published:  26 October, 2021

Goedhuis & Co Fine Wine Merchants is to become the exclusive importer of the Ox Hardy range, launching it for the first time to the UK market.

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Delivery and takeaway sales not compromising consumers’ out of home spending

Published:  25 October, 2021

Delivery and takeaway are still booming having become a “crucial part of restaurant and pub operations”, the latest edition of the CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker, which covers the month of September, has said. Encouragingly, this is not compromising consumers’ out of home spending, which is also on the rise and recovering post-pandemic.

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Aldi launches premium Winemasters’ Lot wines for festive season

Published:  25 October, 2021

Aldi is introducing a ‘super premium’ wine range, Winemasters’ Lot, in time for the festive season, to complement and build on their Specially Selected selection. The wines will be available from 8 November, available in stores and online.

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