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Long read: Chasing formats isn't enough for the Instagram generation

Published:  15 November, 2021

In the past decade, regular wine consumption among 18-34 year olds has fallen by 10% (Wine Intelligence), which could indicate trouble for the sector in the future. Alex Green, co-founded wine distributor Beyond Wines after working with business partner Matt Johnson at Copestick Murray where they worked on i heart and Freixenet. Here, he explores why wine brands are failing to engage the younger demographic and where they stand to make the biggest wins.

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UK becomes headline growth market for Georgian wine

Published:  15 November, 2021

Sales of Georgian wine in the UK grew dramatically in 2021, as British consumers develop a taste for the nation's indigenous varietals.

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The Drinks Trust launches charity auction

Published:  15 November, 2021

The Drinks Trust has unveiled plans to run an annual online charity auction ‘Cream of the Crop.'

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The Three Drinkers unveil plans for second series

Published:  15 November, 2021

Popular Amazon Prime show 'The Three Drinkers' will return to our screens in February 2022, with a new six-part series called ‘The Three Drinkers in Ireland'.

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CGA report hints at hospitality recovery

Published:  15 November, 2021

New data released by CGA Strategy offers a glimpse of a beleaguered industry in resurgence, with total sales rising in Britain's managed pubs, restaurants and bars.

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Campari Group UK to distribute Champagne Lallier

Published:  12 November, 2021

Campari Group UK is to take over the distribution of Champagne Lallier within the London M25 area, in a phased approach with current distributor, Boutinot wines.

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Hospitality is in ‘peril’ and ‘fighting’ for survival

Published:  12 November, 2021

The hospitality sector is “an industry in peril” that is fighting for its life, the latest edition of the UKHospitality (UKH) and CGA Quarterly Tracker has said.

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Circle of Wine Writers to continue online training programmes in 2022

Published:  12 November, 2021

The Circle of Wine Writers has revealed that it is to carry on into 2022 with its regular programme of Let’s talk about… webinars and Let’s taste… web-based tastings.

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Plumpton launches scientific sensory courses to meet demand

Published:  12 November, 2021

Plumpton Wine Division is rolling out two scientific wine sensory training courses as part of its WineSkills Program in response to customer demand.

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Long read: Alternative formats group refuses to let wine fall behind

Published:  12 November, 2021

As the COP26 Glasgow conference draws to a close, the UK wine trade moves a step closer to a more sustainable approach to wine packaging, with The Copper Crew, When in Rome, Graft Wine, BIB Wine, Canned Wine Co, and More Wine joining forces to form the Wine Traders for Alternative Formats association (WTAF).

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Majestic reveals the trends to watch this Christmas

Published:  12 November, 2021

Sparkling wine and Champagne, Beaujolais, Rosé, bag-in-box and wines from South Africa are tipped to be some of the top sellers this Christmas, Majestic Wines has predicted.

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Demand for NZ wine continues to grow as supply is squeezed

Published:  10 November, 2021

International demand for New Zealand wine continues to grow as export value reached $599M in the first quarter of the new export year, up 9% on the previous year.

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Dine-in occasions continue to increase as restaurants, pubs and bars grow share

Published:  10 November, 2021

Consumers are increasingly dining out with more going to restaurants, pubs and bars, the latest update to the Lumina Intelligence UK Eating Out Market Report 2021 has found.

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ProWein goes full steam ahead for 2022

Published:  09 November, 2021

ProWein, the world’s biggest wine show, is to be held as a physical event in March 2022.

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WSET education initiative to support indigenous students

Published:  09 November, 2021

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched a new initiative, as part of its diversity and inclusion programme, to help support indigenous students develop careers in the Australian drinks industry.

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Climate warning issued as global production continues losing streak

Published:  08 November, 2021

The OIV has put “extremely low” global production estimates for viticulture in 2021 squarely at the door of the climate crisis, stating there is “no vaccine” for the disastrous impacts of climate change.

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Bordeaux Wine Bar comes to London for festive season

Published:  08 November, 2021

The CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) is bringing its Bordeaux Wine Bar to Taste of London: The Festive Edition to promote the region's modern styles to UK consumers.

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Vinpro calls on SA government to make sustainable policies to help recovery

Published:  08 November, 2021

The South African wine industry has called on the Government to include sustainability in its plans to help in the recovery and growth of the sector and country.

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Majestic returns to TV screens with first ever Christmas advert

Published:  08 November, 2021

Majestic, the specialist wine retailer, is to hit TV screens this Christmas with a new national campaign.

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The Wine Society pledges to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Published:  08 November, 2021

The Wine Society is undertaking an ambitious project to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its business and supply chain by 2040 as part of its mission to be the most ethical and responsible wine retailer in the world.

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