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Friday Read: Merlot

Published:  26 July, 2019

Can one film realistically change consumer attitudes to two grape varieties?

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Retail sales fall for longest period since 2011

Published:  26 July, 2019

Retail sales fell for the third consecutive month in the year to July, marking the longest period of decline since 2011, according to the latest CBI monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

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Amorim buys 50% stake in Vinolok

Published:  26 July, 2019

Amorim has acquired a 50% stake in high-end glass and crystal closures producer Vinolok for an undisclosed sum.

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Producers optimistic of 2021 ‘launch’ for rosé Prosecco

Published:  26 July, 2019

When it comes to global wine trends Prosecco and rosé are both at the business end of the list, so when news from the Prosecco DOC Consortium began to filter through about a new rosé category for the famous Italian fizz the trade and customers alike got very excited.

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Milroys gears up to open second permanent venue

Published:  25 July, 2019

Whisky specialist Milroys Soho has revealed it is opening its second permanent residence in a townhouse within the heart of Spitalfields.

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Double digit growth for Diageo brands as “Nation’s love of gin continues"

Published:  25 July, 2019

Sales of gin continue to boost spirits sales at Diageo, as Tanqueray and Gordon’s clock yet another year of double digit growth.

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Boutinot thrilled to top Wholesalers Top 50 list

Published:  25 July, 2019

Stockport-based importer, agent and producer Boutinot has expressed surprise and delight at topping the Harpers’ Top 50 Drinks Wholesalers list for 2019.

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WOSA’s challenge to indies ahead of South African Wine Festival

Published:  25 July, 2019

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is challenging independent merchants to decorate their shops in Rainbow Nation colours this Autumn to coincide with its South African Wine Festival.

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Santa Rita renews Arsenal deal

Published:  24 July, 2019

Chile’s Santa Rita winery has signed up for a second three-year partnership with Arsenal football club.

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The rise and rise of Chinese wine

Published:  24 July, 2019

There’s been a lot written about China’s growing appetite for wine consumption (much of it from well-heeled Bordeaux estates and Burgundian domains), but the Chinese are serious about wine production too and are the world's leading grape producer, growing 11.7 million tons of fruit in 2018, equating to around 15% of global grape production.

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Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

Published:  24 July, 2019

Wine education body the Wine Scholar Guild is to launch a new study and certification programme centred on Spanish wine production in October.

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New Vinpro initiative to drive SA wine tourism

Published:  24 July, 2019

South African wine industry body Vinpro has launched a new Wine Tourism Toolkit to help wineries open or develop their wine-tourism businesses.

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SWA blasts Bladnoch for sexist marketing campaign

Published:  23 July, 2019

Bladnoch Distillery has been reprimanded by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) for the sexist marketing of its True Scot brand.

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Yalumba’s Hill-Smith receives prestigious Maurice O’Shea Award

Published:  23 July, 2019

Robert Hill-Smith, chairman of Australia’s Yalumba winery, has won the Maurice O’Shea Award, given to people or organisations who have made a significant contribution to the Australian wine trade.

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Fever-Tree reports global expansion as UK growth slows

Published:  23 July, 2019

UK growth at premium-mixer brand Fever-Tree has slowed dramatically, according to the group’s interim half-year results released today.

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Brexit costs rising across trade, new WSTA report reveals

Published:  23 July, 2019

The UK drinks industry is investing heavily to counter the risk of a no-deal Brexit, a new survey of its members by the WSTA has revealed.

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JF Hillebrand celebrates 175 years with leaps forward in sustainability and tech

Published:  22 July, 2019

JF Hillebrand is currently celebrating nearly two centuries of connecting wine and spirits with consumers, from its humble beginnings in Germany to one of the world’s largest logistics providers.

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Harpers Design Awards 2019 open for entries

Published:  22 July, 2019

With drinks quality at an all time high, eye-catching innovative labels and packaging are ever crucial to communicating the liquid inside to engage and excite the prospective consumer.

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Dip in Aussie imports as Brexit stockpiling comes to an end

Published:  22 July, 2019

Sales of Australian wine in the UK have declined in the past year – partly due to brand-hesitancy surrounding Brexit.

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Wet-led businesses helping high street to recover from “poisonous cocktail” of regulatory costs

Published:  19 July, 2019

Renewed investor interest is improving the health of a malnourished high street – driven mostly by wet-led venues, a group of suppliers and industry leaders were told this morning.

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