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Aldi launches vegan favourites pack to cater for plant-based shoppers

Published:  07 March, 2022

After seeing sales of plant-based products soar 500% during Veganuary, Aldi has launched a new Vegan Favourites wine pack. The online-only bundle includes six of Aldi’s most popular premium vegan wines. The selection includes a mixture of reds, whites and rosés, all free from animal products, for just £59.44 – less than £10 per bottle.

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Argentina’s future should embrace ‘ancestral winemaking’

Published:  07 March, 2022

It’s been a few years since globetrotting oenologist Alberto Antonini proclaimed in Mendoza that the future should be ‘a little less Malbec and a little more Argentina’, set against that flagship variety’s exponential rise.

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Holly Ninnes to head up wine division at St Austell

Published:  07 March, 2022

St Austell Brewery, the South West family-owned brewery and pub company – and independent owner of over 180 pubs, inns, and hotels – has appointed Holly Ninnes as its new head of wine.

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Portuguese wine festival, Festa, announces inaugural line-up

Published:  04 March, 2022

A ground-breaking celebration of Portuguese wine, gastronomy and culture, will be held at Tobacco Dock, in Wapping, London, from June 24-25. The inaugural edition of FESTA will pay tribute to festivals, which are at the heart of traditional Portuguese culture.

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Morrisons among UK retailers to boycott Russian vodka

Published:  04 March, 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there have been calls to boycott Russian brands with the country’s most famous commodity, vodka, on the radar of UK retailers.

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Beefed up buying power clinches Gérard Bertrand exclusivity at Bibendum

Published:  04 March, 2022

Bibendum Wines has won the exclusive rights to distribute the wines of Southern French pioneer Gérard Bertrand in the UK, Harpers can reveal.

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Long Read: Is novel foods legislation stifling innovation in the beverage sector?

Published:  04 March, 2022

When the UK left the EU, some – including Richard Horwell, owner of specialist food and drink marketing and branding company Brand Relations – hoped novel foods regulations would be overhauled in order to facilitate drinks innovation. Sadly, he says, we are still some way behind.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd launches its first podcast series

Published:  04 March, 2022

Fine wine and spirits merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd has launched its first podcast, Drinking Well, a six-part series designed to help listeners enjoy and shape their wine collection.

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Sogevinus declares 2020 a ‘classic’ vintage

Published:  03 March, 2022

Port company the Sogevinus group has announced the launch of four classic Vintage Ports, one from each of its brands: Kopke, Burmester, Cálem and Barros.

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Concha y Toro celebrates B Corp status with social media campaign

Published:  02 March, 2022

Concha y Toro, the UK’s second-largest wine company by retail sales, will mark B Corp month with a wide-ranging social media campaign.

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The Drinks Trust welcomes three new patrons

Published:  02 March, 2022

The Drinks Trust, a community organisation for people in the drinks industry, has welcomed three new Patrons to increase the charity's reach and impact.

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London hospitality struggling the most post-covid

Published:  01 March, 2022

Hospitality sectors in major British cities including Bristol and Manchester are recovering their vibrancy as Covid restrictions wind down, according to new research.

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Van Wyk Family Wines joins the Bancroft Portfolio

Published:  01 March, 2022

The UK based importer, Bancroft Wines, has added the Van Wyk Family Vineyards to its South African portfolio.

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New Zealand trade deal could mean cheaper wine for UK shoppers

Published:  01 March, 2022

The UK has signed a far-reaching trade deal with New Zealand to remove trade barriers on many UK goods and services and provide new opportunities for British businesses.

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From ‘demonised’ White Lyan to international entrepreneur – how Ryan Chet grew an empire

Published:  28 February, 2022

Ryan Chetiyawardana, better known by alias Mr Lyan, says his first launch, White Lyan, was branded as a heretical concept by his peers and ‘demonised’ when it launched back in 2013 for its left-field approach to cocktails. Fast forward nine years, and the British entrepreneur is on the cusp of launching Seed Library, which sees him come full circle to where it all began in East London.

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Tempus Two announces first-ever UK partnership

Published:  28 February, 2022

Tempus Two has today announced its first-ever partnership in the UK with leading entertainment company Secret Cinema for an upcoming immersive experience.

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Bidders vie for Napa Valley's most innovative wines at Sotheby's auction

Published:  28 February, 2022

Bidders from around the world attended the 26th annual Premiere Napa Valley wine auction, conducted by Sotheby’s on Saturday.

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Jack Rabbit launches new app for its Wine Club

Published:  28 February, 2022

Jack Rabbit, the UK’s number one on-trade wine brand, is launching a new mobile app for its Wine Club, allowing members to engage with the brand and redeem reward points digitally.

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Two Brits join MW firmament

Published:  25 February, 2022

Justin Martindale MW and Jonny Orton MW have become the latest Masters of Wine.

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Casa E di Mirafiore joins the Bancroft Portfolio

Published:  25 February, 2022

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