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Covid reorients wine buying cues

Published:  04 November, 2020

Bringing with it radical and enforced changes in lifestyle, the pandemic has also brought along an adjustment in the purchasing cues consumers use when deciding which wines to buy, according to new research. 

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WSET and Prowein join forces to help young wine professionals

Published:  04 November, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has joined forces with Prowein to launch an initiative to train and support ambitious young wine professionals.

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Diageo pivots Learning for Life to pandemic support

Published:  04 November, 2020

Diageo has repurposed its Learning for Life training programme to help support the on-trade through the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

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UKH: ‘Decision to permit takeaway alcohol vital lifeline for businesses’

Published:  04 November, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has welcomed the “pragmatic decision” to allow restaurants, bars and pubs to sell pre-ordered takeaway alcohol sales during lockdown 2.0.   

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The cost of lockdown 2.0 in numbers

Published:  04 November, 2020

There’s no escaping the imminent impact of lockdown 2.0 on on-trade Christmas sales, even if we go back to the tiered system in December. 

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Bordeaux Uncovered online tastings announced

Published:  04 November, 2020

Bordeaux Uncovered, the trade training programme run by L’Ecole du Vin de Bordeaux, will be running a series of online tastings this year.

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Govt U-turn on pub lockdown sales

Published:  04 November, 2020

In a U-turn, the government has agreed to allow England’s pubs to sell takeaway alcohol during the national lockdown that begins on Thursday.

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Trade bodies demand six-month support package

Published:  04 November, 2020

A group of trade bodies have written to the Chancellor to call for a six-month support package to secure the future of British pubs, hospitality and its supply chain. 

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Banrock Station launches first flat-bottled wines

Published:  03 November, 2020

Banrock Station, the Accolade Wines brand, is to release two of its wines in flat bottles made from 100% recycled plastic for the first time.

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Sussex winery launches with two vintages

Published:  03 November, 2020

New boutique Sussex vineyard Artelium has launched with two sparkling vintages created by winemaker Dermot Sugrue.

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Occitanie raises profile with online films

Published:  03 November, 2020

The Occitanie region of France is about to be much better known in the UK.

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OIV gears up to launch digital transformation strategy

Published:  03 November, 2020

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) is gearing up to implement a digital transformation strategy spurred on by the pandemic having highlighted ecommerce as “an extraordinary determinative to more traditional distribution channels”.

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Prosecco gets go ahead for rosé exports

Published:  03 November, 2020

Prosecco DOC has been given the green light by the EU to export rosé.

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‘Shop out to help out’ scheme needed for small retailers

Published:  02 November, 2020

Extra help is needed to support small, independent retailers through a second lockdown, including a ‘Shop out to help out’ scheme and a cashflow windfall, it has been suggested.

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Trade slams new lockdown ban on takeaway drink sales

Published:  02 November, 2020

In a new blow for England’s on-trade, the government has banned the sale of takeaway alcohol for the duration of the second national lockdown, which begins at midnight on Wednesday 4 November.

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González Byass releases rare 1878 vintage

Published:  02 November, 2020

González Byass has released an ultra-limited-edition Pedro Ximénez – with just 78 bottles for sale.

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CyT thrives in Q3 despite pandemic

Published:  02 November, 2020

Net profits at Chilean wine giant Viña Concha y Toro have risen 54% in the third quarter, the company has announced, with EBITDA growing 53%.

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Second national lockdown a "calamity" for hospitality without more govt support

Published:  02 November, 2020

There are deep concerns across the hospitality sector about the impact of the government’s latest lockdown measures for England which were announced on Saturday evening by the prime minister.

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Miraval releases £12 wine exclusively at Co-op

Published:  30 October, 2020

The Chateau Miraval estate owned by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie has launched a new wine exclusively at Co-op stores.

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Henners unveils new look ahead of plans to double capacity

Published:  30 October, 2020

Henners Vineyard, the English wine estate in East Sussex owned by Boutinot, has unveiled a new look ahead of plans to double capacity. 

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