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TWE and Penfolds consider separating

Published:  08 April, 2020

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and Penfolds are considering going their separate ways, with the latter set to be split off into a separate company to pursue global expansion into luxury beverages.

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Cape open for business with wine export go-ahead during SA lockdown

Published:  08 April, 2020

South Africa’s wine industry breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as permission was granted for wine to be included in allowable fresh produce products for export.

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Game-changing scale up for flat bottle packaging from Accolade-Garçon partnership

Published:  08 April, 2020

Accolade Wines has collaborated with Garçon Wines, inventor of the 750ml flattened wine bottle, to introduce the environmentally friendly bottles across several of its brands, also investing in a new bottling line as part of the partnership.  

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In the midst of Covid-19 Veeno eyes up expansion via franchising

Published:  08 April, 2020

Veeno has revealed plans to expand via franchising, while also unveiling plans to renovate its key wine bars as it looks beyond to a post-coronavirus (Covid-19) future. 

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WSTA presents three-point aid plan to Chancellor

Published:  07 April, 2020

The WSTA has written to the Chancellor outlining 3 steps the government can take with immediate effect to offer support to wine and spirit businesses during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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Ramón Bilbao brings online educational initiatives forward

Published:  07 April, 2020

Ramón Bilbao has brought the online and digital initiatives of its Spanish Wine Academy forward in light of the postponement of international events this spring due to the global coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 

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Armit supports The Drinks Trust as overall industry coronavirus initiatives gather pace

Published:  07 April, 2020

Armit Wines is the latest in the drinks industry to pledge its support to The Drinks Trust’s coronavirus campaign as overall industry projects across the off- and on-trade continue to gather pace with Brockmans Gin, Bacardi and House of Champagne Henri Giraud also revealing new initiatives.  

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Berry Bros signs up as MND Association charity partner, following colleague's diagnosis

Published:  06 April, 2020

Berry Bros & Rudd has selected Motor Neurone Disease Association (MND Association) as it’s charity partner for the next three years. 

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Master of Malt reveals changing UK drinking habits amid lockdown

Published:  06 April, 2020

Master of Malt has revealed a “significant shift” in the drinks volume category mix as a result of the UK lockdown.

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Former Matthew Clark chairman Francis Gordon Clark passes away

Published:  06 April, 2020

Francis Gordon Clark, former chairman of Matthew Clark and great, great grandson of the national distributor’s eponymous founder, died last week in his Winchester home after losing his battle with lung cancer.

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The Drinks Trust Emergency Fund goes live

Published:  06 April, 2020

The Drinks Trust Covid-19 Emergency Fund went live today (6 April) and will remain open until Friday 10 April.

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LWF cancels 2020 event

Published:  06 April, 2020

London Wine Fair (LWF) has announced that it has now cancelled its 2020 event, which it took the decision to postpone on 20 March. 

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The Wine Society reveals reopening details

Published:  05 April, 2020

The Wine Society, which stopped taking new orders and making deliveries with immediate effect following the Prime Minister’s ‘lockdown’, has revealed it will be ready to reopen for business during the Easter weekend. 

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Wine tourism website launches online wine shop to help during coronavirus

Published:  05 April, 2020

Wine Cellar Door, the website set up to help people find visitor-friendly vineyards in the UK, has launched an online wine shop. 

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Freixenet unveils Italian still wine collection

Published:  05 April, 2020

Freixenet Copestick has launched its first range of still Italian wine in the UK to build on the success of the company’s Prosecco and sparkling Italian rosé.

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LWC flips reinstated staff to furlough saving part of 220 job cull

Published:  03 April, 2020

Independent drinks wholesaler LWC Drinks has flipped reinstated staff to furlough saving part of the 220 people the business made redundant prior to the government’s business rescue scheme being announced. 

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67 Pall Mall leads online initiatives by throwing e-doors open to non-members

Published:  03 April, 2020

Private members club 67 Pall Mall, is opening its virtual doors to the general public for the first time with its online wine tasting sessions. 

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Cramele Recas donates further trio of ventilators and medical equipment

Published:  03 April, 2020

Cramele Recas has donated a further three ventilators and medical equipment to hospitals in Timisoara, Romania, to help frontline healthcare workers deliver the best care in the fight against coronavirus (Covid-19).

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WoSA expects ‘exceptional’ vintage despite coronavirus

Published:  03 April, 2020

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has announced it expects the country’s 2020 wine grape crop to yield “exceptional wines”.

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Friday read: Teutonic sparkle

Published:  03 April, 2020

Despite a decline in German domestic consumption of its native bubbly sekt - per capita quaffing has dropped since 2010 from 3.9 to 3.3 litres - attention to quality, both individually and collectively, has never been greater.

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