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New Zealand Winegrowers launch 'Wine Trade Hub' as part of NZ Wine Week

Published:  07 February, 2022

As the second digital edition of the New Zealand Wine Week gets under way, NZ Winegrowers has launched a new educational tool – the New Zealand Wine Trade Hub.

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Hospitality industry braced for soaring inflation

Published:  07 February, 2022

As the cost of living crisis and soaring energy bills continue to affect households across the UK, many in the hospitality sector are predicting double-digit price rises, inevitably to be passed on to consumers.

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Koshu: A distinctly Japanese elixir with a growing stable of styles

Published:  07 February, 2022

It’s difficult to gauge how much is known in the UK about the white wine grape Koshu. Hailing almost exclusively from Yamanashi prefecture’s Katsunuma region – the ‘birthplace’ of Japanese viticulture – the wine remains largely shrouded in mystery to the UK trade, despite Koshu of Japan’s faithful annual tastings.

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Entries now open for Golden Vine Diversity Scholarships

Published:  07 February, 2022

Fine wine research and production company Liquid Icon has opened its diversity scholarship programme to the 2022 intake, a scheme pioneered by the late Gérard Basset OBE MW MS and his friend Lewis Chester DipWSET.

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Quintessential Brands unveils 'industry-first' Spirit Centre

Published:  04 February, 2022

International spirits business Quintessential Brands has launched a first-of-its-kind Spirit Centre, designed to “take customer collaboration to new heights to drive better, insight-driven innovation within spirits”.

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Ecommerce to remain key driver as US online alcohol sales hit $6.1 billion

Published:  04 February, 2022

Ecommerce is becoming a major force in global retail, with online sales of BWS achieving a total value of $6.1 billion in the US market last year.

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Sign up to our new campaign

Published:  04 February, 2022

Welcome to the unveiling of our Sustainability Charter, which forms the central pillar of an exciting new Harpers campaign. With sustainability rising back to the top of the world’s collective agenda, this initiative is designed to further galvanise the drinks trade and assist it in moving towards ever more pressing sustainable goals.

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Occitanie Tasting returns to London after three year hiatus

Published:  04 February, 2022

The 10th edition of the Occitanie Annual Trade Tasting will showcase a diverse range of wines from the South of France, featuring over 300 labels produced in the largest wine region in the world.

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Sales of BWS resurgent in hospitality sector after relaxation of restrictions

Published:  04 February, 2022

The easing of Covid-19 restrictions is having a positive impact on drink sales across the on-trade, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

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Connected packaging could become 'main' marketing bridge to customers

Published:  03 February, 2022

More and more brands are using QR codes and smartphone apps to transform simple packaging into digital experiences.

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Green Wine Future launches podcast series

Published:  03 February, 2022

The organisers of environmental conference initiative Green Wine Future 2022 have launched a new podcast tackling “the most important sustainability and climate crisis response issues in the wine industry.”

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Barcelona Wine Week to lead on sustainability, oenotourism and innovation

Published:  03 February, 2022

The organiser's of the second edition of Barcelona Wine Week (BWW) have unveiled an eclectic programme of events, including masterclasses and presentations led by renowned personalities in the world of wine.

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Generation sobriety turns to fine wine for alternative investments

Published:  03 February, 2022

Gen Z investors are turning to fine wine to boost their finances in the wake of the pandemic.

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British office workers excited about return to pub lunch occasions

Published:  03 February, 2022

Despite the inevitable trepidation surrounding the Omicron variant, 85% of British office workers say they are looking forward to a return to the office and getting to spend more time with colleagues – with work social events high on the agenda.

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Entries now open for Tio Pepe Challenge 2022

Published:  03 February, 2022

After a two year break due to the pandemic, Gonzalez Byass is once again hosting the world’s largest international sherry cocktail competition.

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Pernod Ricard UK expands portfolio with new super-premium US whisky

Published:  02 February, 2022

Pernod Ricard has announced plans to distribute American whisky Rabbit Hole in the UK – the first European market to receive allocations of the brand.

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Wine Importers 'looks to future' with management reshuffle

Published:  02 February, 2022

Scotland-based distributor Wine Importers, part of the Murray Capital Group, has announced key changes to its top team, anticipating “growing demand as the economy fully reopens”.

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Sotheby’s to offer inaugural sale of fine and rare wine from Napa Valley

Published:  02 February, 2022

In a landmark event, Sotheby’s is to auction a collection of rare bottles from the Napa Valley wine region, organised in partnership with Napa Valley Vintners.

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Sales of no and low-alcohol products soar in January

Published:  01 February, 2022

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show that many shoppers eschewed BWS for no-and low-alcohol brands in January.

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Cotswolds Distillery announces plans for 'major expansion'

Published:  01 February, 2022

Leading craft spirit producer Cotswolds Distillery has unveiled plans to construct a new dedicated distillery for its whisky, allowing the firm to dramatically increase production.

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