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New Edinburgh bar will offer ‘Scotland’s widest selection of rum’

Published:  21 March, 2024

Opening its doors in Edinburgh next week, Ruma (Scots Gaelic for Rum), will offer Scotland a wider selection of rum than ever before.

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The 0% vintage fizz selling for over £100

Published:  20 March, 2024

A new premium blanc de blancs vintage wine retailing in excess of £100 is about to hit the shelves, with a one-month exclusivity agreement with Harrods now in place. So what’s different about this particular premium fizz, with its luxe marketing strategy and hefty price tag? It’s completely alcohol-free.

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Diageo-owned Port Ellen reopens after 40 years

Published:  20 March, 2024

In a landmark moment for Scotch whisky, Port Ellen Distillery, on the island of Islay, reopened today after a 40-year hiatus.

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SA Wine partners with Stellenbosch University on 'pioneering' Chenin Blanc project

Published:  19 March, 2024

South Africa Wine, The South African Grape and Wine Research Institute (SAGWRI), Stellenbosch University, and the Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa (CBA) are launching a pioneering initiative to advance the prominence and economic viability of Chenin Blanc from the Cape.

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Aldi launches own-label flat PET wine bottle range

Published:  19 March, 2024

Fresh off the coattails of its own-label paper wine bottle launch, Aldi has announced a range of own-brand flat recycled PET wine bottles will soon hit stores.

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Night-time industry evolves amid swathe of club closures

Published:  19 March, 2024

Few industries have suffered more than night-time hospitality during and since the pandemic. Last month, Rekom UK, which owns the Pryzm and Atik nightclub brands shut down 17 of its venues. 

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Government announces ‘very positive’ apprenticeship changes

Published:  18 March, 2024

The government has today (18 March) announced a series of apprenticeship reforms which will benefit SMEs and the workers they employ within the hospitality sector.

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Naked Wines hires debt advisers Interpath

Published:  18 March, 2024

Online wine retailer Naked Wines has hired debt advisers to explore refinancing options amid financial difficulty.

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Pub closures highest for a decade in 2023

Published:  18 March, 2024

According to accountancy firm Price Bailey, pub closures reached a decade high in 2023.

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Prowein celebrates 30th anniversary as Vinexpo comes up behind

Published:  15 March, 2024

Prowein closed its doors on its 30th show this week, having welcomed thousands of visitors to the 17 well-trodden halls of the Messe Düsseldorf.

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Majestic joins Sustainable Wine Roundtable

Published:  15 March, 2024

Majestic has joined the Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR) to accelerate its green agenda as it targets net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Spanish government to reduce restaurant opening hours

Published:  15 March, 2024

The Spanish government has announced its intention to enforce a 35-hour working week, to align itself with the rest of Europe and reduce restaurant opening hours.

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Friday Read: Encirc on uncorking the path to Net Zero

Published:  15 March, 2024

Fiacre O’Donnell, sustainability director at glass container manufacturer Encirc, looks at the future of sustainability for wine and spirits supply, including low-carbon/alternative energy fuels and the possibilities of a digital deposit return scheme (DDRS).

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Sommelier Wine Awards makes a welcome return

Published:  14 March, 2024

Following a pandemic-induced hiatus, the Sommelier Wine Awards (SWA) made a lively return this week (12-13 March) at The Oval in London, bringing together judges from a wide pool of the UK's leading restaurants.

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Hospitality continues slow start to 2024

Published:  14 March, 2024

Britain’s top hospitality groups achieved modest like-for-like sales growth of 1.4% in February, the latest CGA RSM Hospitality Business Tracker has revealed.

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End in sight for Chinese import tariffs on Australian wine

Published:  13 March, 2024

The Chinese government has hinted at the imminent removal of punitive tariffs for the import of Australian wine which have cost the Australian wine industry around $1bn a year since 2020.

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Berkmann expands premium portfolio with EPC Champagne

Published:  13 March, 2024

Berkmann Wine Cellars has reached an agreement with EPC Champagne to distribute the brand in the UK market.

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Justerini & Brooks opens Burlington Arcade boutique

Published:  13 March, 2024

Justerini & Brooks (J&B) will mark its 275th anniversary with the unveiling of its first boutique and tasting rooms.

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LWF welcomes return of UK agents and Wines of South Africa

Published:  12 March, 2024

Several leading UK agents including Mentzendorff (for the first time in 12 years), Buckingham Schenk and Freixenet Copestick will return to London Wine Fair (LWF) following absences.

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Festa reaffirms ‘home of Portugal’ status

Published:  12 March, 2024

Festa, the online retailer and supplier of Portuguese wines, showcased its spring portfolio at Bar Douro yesterday, the bar/restaurant owned by Festa founder Max Graham.

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