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Freedom Day sees long-awaited return of late-night economy

Published:  19 July, 2021

The UK is celebrating the final end of the restrictions on hospitality today (July 19), with just under 12,000 venues finally able to open their doors after being shuttered since the first quarter of 2020.

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Martini on track to become certified sustainable

Published:  19 July, 2021

Martini has announced that all its Asti grape suppliers are on track to becoming certified sustainable in 2021.

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On-trade group sales nearly level with 2019

Published:  19 July, 2021

Britain's managed pub, restaurant and bar groups saw sales in June nearly level with the same month in 2019 on both a total and like-for-like basis, according to the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker.

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Flint expands NZ portfolio with Huia

Published:  19 July, 2021

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the UK distributor of New Zealand estate, Huia Vineyards.

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EU awards Willamette Valley Wines PGI status

Published:  19 July, 2021

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status and protection by the European Union (EU).

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Long read: Ventoux…young blood, cool wines

Published:  15 July, 2021

Known worldwide as the ultimate back-breaker of the Tour de France, Mount Ventoux’s reputation has been growing in other ways in recent years, gradually sprouting a reputation as the place to watch for interesting cool climate wines from the Southern Rhône.

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CIVB unveils Hot 50

Published:  15 July, 2021

The CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) has revealed the 50 Wines chosen to make up its Hot 50 Bordeaux Selection for 2021. 

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Business leaders optimistic about next 12 months

Published:  15 July, 2021

A majority of business leaders now feel optimistic about market prospects for the next 12 months, while consumers are increasingly confident about going out, according the latest Future Shock report from CGA and UK Hospitality (UKH).

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Welsh industry fears staffing issues and tourism confusion

Published:  15 July, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) Cymru has said it fears holidaymakers will be confused by Covid regulations in Wales and has heightened staffing concerns as it welcomed plans by the Welsh government to further relax restrictions.

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C&C and Mark Anthony Brands join The Portman Group

Published:  15 July, 2021

The Portman Group, which celebrates its 25 anniversary this year, has welcomed two new members  C&C Group and Mark Anthony Brands International  marking the first new members to join this year.

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Georgian UK wine exports soar 60%

Published:  14 July, 2021

Exports of Georgian wine to the UK soared 60% in volume in the last year, albeit from a small base.

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Cambridge Wine launches inaugural Veni Vidi Bibi charity event

Published:  14 July, 2021

Cambridge Wine Merchants is organising a charity wine dinner in Cambridge at the beginning of September, loosely based on La Paulée, held annually in Burgundy and others places around the world.

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PFV appoints new president as it opens 2022 prize applications

Published:  14 July, 2021

Primum Familiae Vini (PFV), an association of twelve European family wine producers, has appointed Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta of Tenuta San Guido as its new president.

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Scotland urged to drop social distancing measures

Published:  14 July, 2021

The Scottish licensed trade has welcomed yesterday’s announcement for the further loosening of Covid restrictions, but warns that the expected date of 19 July for all of Scotland to move into Level 0 with a more substantial winding down from 9 August still presents challenges and concerns.

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Online BWS sales soar 52%

Published:  14 July, 2021

Online beer, wine and spirits (BWS) sales soared the week commencing 27 June as England prepared to play Germany for a place in Euro 2020.

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Football brings record English wine sales to Majestic

Published:  14 July, 2021

The last weekend of Euro 2020 saw record numbers of English wine bought at Majestic Wine, with the nation stocking up on homegrown bottles as the country geared up to the first major football final since 1966.

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OIV elects new president

Published:  13 July, 2021

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has elected Luigi Moio as its new president.

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Waitrose further supports SA wine industry

Published:  13 July, 2021

Waitrose has announced it is offering a one-off virtual tasting in order to further support the beleaguered South African wine industry.

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Jascots lists Amarone producer Tommaso Bussola

Published:  13 July, 2021

Jascots Wine Merchants has added Valpolicella producer Tommaso Bussola to its portfolio.

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Delaunay cousins shake up Chablis

Published:  13 July, 2021

Badet Clément president Laurent Delaunay has teamed up with another member of the long-standing negociant family to make a contemporary, international brand that focuses on ‘cool terroir’.

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