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Online BWS sales double during May

Published:  05 June, 2020

Online sales of beers, wines and spirits boomed during May, as the UK’s second month under lockdown drove a record numbers of thirsty consumers to embrace ecommerce.

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Ed Miliband advocates targeted extension of furlough

Published:  05 June, 2020

Ed Miliband MP has shown his support for a targeted extension of the JRS in an interview this morning on BBC 4 Radio’s Today show. 

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Fears of Brits binge drinking through lockdown unfounded, says Portman Group

Published:  05 June, 2020

The majority of Brits are drinking the same or less compared to before lockdown, with a large majority remaining within the UK chief medical officers’ (CMO) low risk guidelines (14 units per week), according to new research released today by the Portman Group.  

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TWE partners with Deliveroo to launch Wolf Blass sampling campaign

Published:  04 June, 2020

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has joined forces with Deliveroo to launch a Wolf Blass sampling campaign.  

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Morgenrot celebrates 50th with Alzheimer's charities fundraisers

Published:  04 June, 2020

Morgenrot has launched a series of fundraising activities to raise money for Alzheimer’s charities and causes throughout 2020.

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Order-from-table mobile app gains traction

Published:  04 June, 2020

As the on-trade gears up to begin a safe reopening on 4 July, mobile ordering app OrderPay has signed up several more high street names looking to meet social distancing requirements.

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Online auction in aid of The Drinks Trust goes live

Published:  04 June, 2020

The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ online auction in aid of The Drinks Trust goes live this Sunday via Whisky.Auction.

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Alcohol sales knocked back until 2022

Published:  04 June, 2020

Despite the shift from on-trade to home drinking, lockdown could still leave a sobering £7bn hole in UK alcohol sales this year. 

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Locked down Brits hitting the gin boosts Fever-Tree

Published:  04 June, 2020

Fever-tree has reported a strong performance for its premium mixers across the off-trade boosted by locked down Brits hitting gin.  

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Winetraders adds first Portuguese producer

Published:  04 June, 2020

Winetraders has added Quinta da Pedra Alta to its portfolio, marking the company’s first Portuguese producer. 

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Southern hemisphere winemakers share lessons from crisis harvesting

Published:  03 June, 2020

Producers from across the southern hemisphere have shared their experiences of what it was like to complete their 2020 harvests while infrastructure closed down around them and the movement of people became restricted.

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Challenges for winemakers as Italy exits lockdown

Published:  03 June, 2020

The biggest challenge for the Italian wine trade is recovery in the on-trade, according to Pierpaolo Penco, Italy country manager at Wine Intelligence, speaking ahead of publication of the Italy Wine Landscapes 2020 report, due out this week.

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Deadline approaching for July's German Riesling jamboree

Published:  03 June, 2020

Registration for Wines of Germany’s annual #31DaysofGermanRiesling July promotional campaign is soon to close.

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"Hammer blow" to on-trade from Covid-19, report predicts

Published:  03 June, 2020

Drinking occasions have "been dealt a hammer blow” a new report into the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on consumer markets has concluded. 

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Hilary Gibbs passes away

Published:  02 June, 2020

Hilary Gibbs, founder and owner of Domaine Direct, has died.

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Torres hits emissions target early

Published:  02 June, 2020

Catalonia-based wine producer Familia Torres has hit its target of reducing carbon emissions by 30%, when measured against levels in 2008, a year early.

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Social distancing research fuels on-trade debate

Published:  02 June, 2020

New research into the effectiveness of social distancing measures has renewed debate in the on-trade about the challenges of re-opening for business.

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Sturges steps down from Jeroboams

Published:  02 June, 2020

London wine merchant Jeroboams is to have a new chief executive, with encumbent Hugh Sturges leaving the role at the end of June.

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British vineyards hit by Covid crisis

Published:  02 June, 2020

The Covid-19 outbreak is causing serious damage to the UK’s wine industry, according to a survey of its members commissioned by Wines of Great Britain.

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Halliday to auction iconic DRC collection

Published:  01 June, 2020

Legendary Australian wine critic James Halliday is to auction 250 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti from his private cellar.

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