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New Zealand trumpets sustainable credentials for Earth Day

Published:  22 April, 2022

New Zealand Wine Growers (NZWG) has released its 2022 industry-wide Sustainability Report, charting its strong progress down a more sustainable path, reconfirming its aim to be an eco-leader among global wine-producing territories.

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Diageo UK appoints new MD

Published:  22 April, 2022

Diageo Plc has today announced changes to its senior leadership in its GB business. 

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Inflation dampens hospitality growth

Published:  22 April, 2022

Hospitality’s recovery from Covid remains “fragile”, new data has shown, as solid growth for Britain’s managed restaurant, pub and bar groups in March was dampened by high inflation.

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C&C advances brand partnerships strategy via Tennent’s Wholesale

Published:  21 April, 2022

C&C has explained how it is looking to advance its growth ambitions via growing its stable of ‘premium brand partnerships’ across the UK, after sealing the deal with French giant LVMH for exclusive rights to distribute its brands to the Scottish on-trade.

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Tommasi extends reach to Etna

Published:  21 April, 2022

Valpolicella-based Tommasi Family Estates has continued its spread throughout Italy with its latest acquisition of a winery and vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna.

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Liv-ex predicts ‘off’ vintage for Bordeaux 2021

Published:  21 April, 2022

A wet and cool 2021 is likely to result in “heterogenous vintage” for Bordeaux, with large gaps in quality between appellations and estates predicted to result in significant numbers of “indifferent wines”.

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Trade finds no easy solution in glass sustainability debate

Published:  21 April, 2022

For the near future, at least, the glass wine bottle is here to stay, albeit with a re-evaluation of how it is used, with consumer perception being a major hurdle to change.

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Say ‘Prost’ with the return of 31 Days of German Riesling

Published:  20 April, 2022

The annual immersion in Riesling is back for its 11th edition this July, with new activities promised and ramped up digital backing.

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Paper wine bottle lands in Ocado

Published:  20 April, 2022

Anglo-Italian wine brand, When in Rome, is about to debut its paper bottle via a national listing in Ocado, where it is due to land sometime this month.

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Labour costs pushed ever upwards as hospitality battles to retain staff

Published:  19 April, 2022

Staffing issues continue to set back hospitality’s recovery from Covid-19, according to a new survey, which has found that nearly four out of five hospitality leaders have offered higher wages to try to retain staff.

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Pioneering technique captures ‘intensity’ of Sauternes in dry white

Published:  19 April, 2022

Sauternes producer Château d’Arche is claiming a first in identifying the development of Botrytis before the first visible signs emerge, allowing it to release a modern dry white expressing the complexity of aromas associated with Noble Rot.

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Chianti Classico UK Sommelier Ambassador Competition is launched

Published:  14 April, 2022

The Consorzio Chianti Classico will select its first UK ambassador in September.

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Vida launches Central and Eastern-European trade list in UK

Published:  14 April, 2022

Central and Eastern European wine specialist Vida Wines & Spirits has officially launched its Vida+ Trade offer to the quality on- and off-trades.

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Green Wine Future puts sustainability to the fore

Published:  14 April, 2022

With just over a month to go until Green Wine Future 2022, organisers are promising to deliver “the largest and most innovative virtual wine conference ever” from 23-26 May.

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Hardys launches new non-alcoholic range

Published:  14 April, 2022

Hardys, the UK’s number one wine brand, has launched Hardys Zero, a new non-alcoholic range that utilises de-alcoholising technology.

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Harpers Sustainability Webinar: The Future of Glass

Published:  13 April, 2022

With sustainability firmly back at the top of the agenda for trade and consumers alike, Harpers is partnering with North South Wines to host a panel debate on the future of the glass bottle.

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30 Under 30 list to debut at the Harpers Discovery Zone at LWF

Published:  13 April, 2022

30 Under 30, Harpers’ inaugural listing highlighting the industry’s best and brightest young talent, will be officially launched at the London Wine Fair (LWF), with new content also set to tackle some of the key issues around staffing and progression for those in the first chapter of their careers.

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Rising cost of living sees average drinking out spend decline -9%

Published:  13 April, 2022

According to the latest data from Lumina Intelligence, consumer spending in the on-trade has declined by -9%, in the 12 weeks ending 20/03/2022. 

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Bordeaux Day returns to London and Manchester

Published:  13 April, 2022

Now in its second year, Bordeaux Day will be returning to Manchester and London this July for two days of tastings, meetings and conversations. The two events will provide a unique opportunity for the UK trade to meet producers and agents and to discover the quality, diversity and value that modern Bordeaux wines offer.

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De Bortoli affirms commitment to organic winemaking with release of first organic wine

Published:  12 April, 2022

Australian wine producer, De Bortoli, has released its first Organic Shiraz - the 2020 De Bortoli Organic Shiraz Field Blend. The wine is handcrafted from grapes from the Hemley vineyard in Riverina, New South Wales, and has met the Australian Certified Organic standards.

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