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Quinta do Noval joins Port peers in declaring 2018 a vintage year

Published:  27 April, 2020

Quinta do Noval has become the latest Port house to declare 2018 a vintage year following “extreme” weather conditions.

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Future of wine labels is in reflecting the drinker, says Cox

Published:  27 April, 2020

A shift from traditional appellation-based, heritage and winery-focused labels to those that are “more about the market” will be hastened in the wake of the pandemic if wine is to compete with rivals drinks categories.

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Trivento in new TV push

Published:  27 April, 2020

Concha y Toro UK has launched a new TV campaign to further fuel “unprecedented” sales of its Argentinean wine brand Trivento. 

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Research highlights flaws in level of Covid-19 government hospitality support

Published:  27 April, 2020

Research by UK Hospitality has highlighted flaws in the level of support provided to businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. 

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of Portugal

Published:  24 April, 2020

In the seventh of our series on responses by the generics to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrew Catchpole talks to Jorge Monteiro, president, Wines of Portugal

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News round up: All the world’s a (virtual) stage

Published:  24 April, 2020

As the pandemic continues to run it's grim course, news of new initiatives, charitable acts, mutual support and sharing continue to pour into Harpers' inbox, with the trade excelling itself when it come to showing an imaginative and caring face. Here are just some of those many acts and events that have caught our eye this week.

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UK Rías Baixas wine sales soar 42%

Published:  24 April, 2020

UK sales of wines from Rías Baixas soared by 42% last year compared to 2018, according to the latest export figures from DO Rías Baixas.

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Living with lockdown – Enotria & Coe

Published:  24 April, 2020

Troy Christensen, CEO at Enotria & Coe, talks frankly with Andrew Catchpole about the impact of the current crisis on on-trade suppliers and the daunting challenges ahead for the hospitality sector.

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Chilean wine exports to the UK on the up

Published:  24 April, 2020

Chilean wine exports to the UK increased just over 7% in the last year in volume, but recorded a slight 0.5% decrease in value to US$£201m, according to new data released by Wines of Chile. 

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European wine revenues could be cut in half

Published:  24 April, 2020

European wine revenues could be cut in half as a result of Covid-19, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). 

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Retail alcohol sales surge 31%

Published:  24 April, 2020

Alcohol sales in UK retailers surged 31.4% in volume terms in March, well ahead of overall supermarket sales which rose 10.3% during the month, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of South Africa

Published:  23 April, 2020

In the fifth of our series on responses by the generics to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrew Catchpole talks to Jo Wehring, gin aficionado and UK market manager, WoSA.

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Extended social distancing could cost one million hospitality jobs

Published:  23 April, 2020

An extended period of social distancing could cost one million jobs unless measures to protect hospitality businesses are put in place, UK Hospitality (UKH) has warned.  

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Wine consumption in OZ holding up but spend is down

Published:  23 April, 2020

Wine consumption in Australia has been holding up during lockdown, but spend per bottle is down, according to new Wine Intelligence Covid-19 research.

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Staples bolsters Lay & Wheeler senior team

Published:  23 April, 2020

Lay & Wheeler has bolstered its senior team with the immediate addition of Simon Staples and Catherine Petrie MW.

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Campari partners with The Drinks Trust and Tipjar to launch hospitality relief fund

Published:  23 April, 2020

Campari UK has joined forces with The Drinks Trust and Tipjar to launch a relief fund as part of Campari Group's global 'Shaken Not Broken' initiative to provide support to front-line workers in the hospitality industry during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Scottish distillers pledge 13.5 million litres of ethanol for hand sanitiser

Published:  23 April, 2020

Distillers across Scotland have currently pledged over 13.5 million litres of ethanol to support the production of more than 54 million bottles of hand sanitiser. 

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of Argentina

Published:  23 April, 2020

In the fourth of our series on how the generic bodies are responding to the pandemic, Andrew Catchpole talks to Phil Crozier, brand ambassador UK & Europe, Wines of Argentina

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Taylor's declares 2018 a classic vintage

Published:  23 April, 2020

The Fladgate Partnership has declared 2018 a ‘classic vintage’ for Taylor’s but not for its Fonseca or Croft Port brands. 

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The Wine Society claims a first with Austrian En Primeur launch

Published:  22 April, 2020

The Wine Society has launched what it claims to be the world’s first Austrian En Primeur offer in the shape of a white wine duo from Schloss Gobelsburg.

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