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Cava DO to boost image with new website

Published:  27 October, 2020

The Cava DO has unveiled a new website aimed at boosting the image of the sparkling wine as a “quality product”.  

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Wine Australia’s Tasting Blind Club moves online

Published:  27 October, 2020

Wine Australia has converted its Tasting Blind Club into an online Tasting Blind Club Quiz hosted by Emma Symington MW.

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Zachys gears up for first European multi-vendor sale

Published:  27 October, 2020

Zachys has announced its first European multi-vendor sale will take place in London and will include what it claims to be the world’s first barrel of Burgundy to be sold at auction.

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Jascots adds Barolo producer Rocche Costamagna

Published:  27 October, 2020

Jascots Wine Merchants has added Barolo producer Rocche Costamagna to its portfolio, marking the latest in a host of new producers to join the business in recent months.

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Trade bodies propose 'workable framework' ahead of Scottish hospitality debate

Published:  27 October, 2020

Trade bodies representing Scotland’s hospitality sector have proposed a workable ‘strategic framework’ for the industry ahead of today’s scheduled debate that will map out the next six months for the sector.

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CVA saves five Iberica restaurants

Published:  26 October, 2020

Spanish tapas restaurant and bar group Iberica has successfully emerged from the threat of insolvency, saving around 135 jobs and five out of seven outlets.

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UKH survey suggests low level of transmission in hospitality sector

Published:  26 October, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has released research suggesting that there is a low level of transmissions of Covid-19 in the hospitality sector. 

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WSTA crowns rum the drink of lockdown

Published:  26 October, 2020

The WSTA has crowned rum the "drink of lockdown" with the spirit enjoying the biggest growth across all spirits during the period, according to new WSTA data. 

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CWI webinars to give ‘accurate story’ of harvest across Cali

Published:  26 October, 2020

‘The Harvest Sessions’, a trio of webinars from California Wine Institute (CWI) is promising to give an “accurate story” of the 2020 harvest across the wine country from the perspective of winemakers and growers. 

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Beale: ‘Supply chain must be eligible for cash grants’

Published:  26 October, 2020

The WSTA has urged the government to clarify that the cash grants promised as a support measure for the hospitality sector applies to the supply chain too. 

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Editor’s choice

Published:  23 October, 2020

The on-trade continued to dominate our news this week, with the escalation of Tier 2 and 3 regional restrictions impacting ever more heavily on hospitality operators.

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Friday Read: English harvest delivers cheer in Covid year

Published:  23 October, 2020

A smaller crop of high quality grapes is the story that has emerged from English vineyards this year, delivering good fruit for both sparkling and still wines.

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Cramele Recaș announces €7m investment as it achieves organic status

Published:  23 October, 2020

Cramele Recaș, Romania’s largest winery, has earmarked an investment of over €7m in 2021 as it declares 2020 a “premium” vintage and achieves organic certification for two of its three wineries.

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Trade bodies welcome Chancellor’s latest support package

Published:  23 October, 2020

Trade bodies across the industry have welcomed the Chancellor’s latest support package for businesses announced yesterday afternoon. 

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Banrock Station pledges to plant 100,000 native trees a year

Published:  23 October, 2020

Accolade Wines’ Banrock Station brand has pledged to plant 100,000 native trees and shrubs in Australia each year starting from January 2021. 

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Hillebrand acquires bulk liquid logistics company Braid

Published:  23 October, 2020

Hillebrand has acquired bulk liquid logistics company Braid as part of a strategy to strengthen its expertise in handling non-hazardous liquids in bulk, such as wine. 

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67 Pall Mall to host diversity webinar

Published:  23 October, 2020

Fine wine club 67 Pall Mall is gearing up to host an online panel discussion focussing on diversity in wine. 

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Scottish hospitality industry starts legal process against restrictions

Published:  22 October, 2020

Five of Scotland’s hospitality industry bodies have commenced the legal process against restrictions imposed on the licensed trade by the Scottish government. 

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Extended government support for hospitality businesses under Tier 2

Published:  22 October, 2020

Rishi Sunak has announced a new raft of support measures in the Commons today (22 October), following a morning meeting with business leaders including hospitality operators.

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Diversity talk urges wine industry to own up to its privilege

Published:  22 October, 2020

Wine education to diploma level costs upwards of £10,000 – a number which has been used to highlight the issues involved in making the wine industry a more diverse and inclusive place.

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