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Waitrose adds 12 new English Sparkling wines to range

Published:  11 April, 2016

Waitrose has announced its decision to expand its current range of English and Welsh wine by a quarter.

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Annual DWCC conference says farewell

Published:  11 April, 2016

The Digital Wine Communications Conference series that was held annually in different European wine producing regions has closed its doors.

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Vinitaly 2016: Sicilian producers focus on UK as a main export market

Published:  11 April, 2016

Sicilian producers are looking to develop a stronger regional identity in the UK for wines and other agricultural products such as olive oil, in an effort to further drive growth.

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Famille Hugel pays tribute to unexpected death of son Etienne

Published:  11 April, 2016

Famille Hugel have announced the sudden death of Etienne Hugel on Saturday (April 9).

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New vodka brand unfazed by gains in gin

Published:  11 April, 2016
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Benevolent appoints four new trustees to help further engagement with the UK trade

Published:  08 April, 2016

The Benevolent has appointed Diana Hunter of Conviviality Plc, Guy Lawrence of Mast-Jägermeister UK, Rita Greenwood of Wiliam Grant & Sons UK and Simon Difford of Difford's Guide to help further the Drinks Industry Charity to engage with trade.

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Constellation announces acquisition of Prisoner Wine Co for USD$285m to grow wine business

Published:  08 April, 2016

Constellation Brands Inc. has announced its purchase Prisoner Wine Co along with is annual 2016 fiscal results, which show strong growth for the rapidly expanding company.

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Kuvée, a smart wine bottle, crowdfunds its next stage of development

Published:  08 April, 2016

Kuvée, claimed to be the world's first smart wine bottle that will keep wine fresh for 30 days, has reached over 200% of its crowdfunding goal of US$50,000 and has raised $105,356 to date from over 500 backers.

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Marks and Spencer food sales grow market share

Published:  08 April, 2016

Sales of clothing and homeware at Marks and Spencer continued to fall in the fourth quarter, but the food and drinks section continues to be a saving grace for the high street stalwart.

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Louis Latour 1932-2016: Burgundy's maverick negociant and wine producer

Published:  07 April, 2016

Louis Latour, Burgundy's maverick negociant and wine producer, is remembered as a man with a passion and a history

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Vinho Verde wines gaining traction in the UK market

Published:  07 April, 2016

Vinho Verde wines are gaining traction in the UK and at yesterday's annual Vinho Verde tasting where 27 producers were showcasing over 130 wines from one of Portugal's more recognised regions, they are looking to grow their UK market share.

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The London Wine Fair 2016 to showcase most content in 36-year history

Published:  07 April, 2016

This year's London Wine Fair will play host to the largest ever schedule of debates, tastings and seminars, with more than 100 sessions planned across the three days. 

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UK market is still the place to be seen after Wines Unearthed "inundated" by applicants

Published:  07 April, 2016

The current reputation of the UK wine market is that it has reached saturation point.

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Semi-finalists to go head-to-head in Moët UK Sommelier of the Year 2016

Published:  06 April, 2016

The twelve semi-finalists who have made it through to the penultimate round of the Moët UK Sommelier of the Year competition have been announced.

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French winegrowers draining Spanish tankers is "in breach of EU trade laws" says largest Spanish producer

Published:  06 April, 2016

On Monday, the world watched as footage emerged of furious French winegrowers draining Spanish tankers onto the motorway as tensions arose over the volume of cheap wine being imported into the country.

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Soho House's credit rating downgraded

Published:  06 April, 2016

On Monday Moody's Investor Service credit rating agency downgraded the Soho House & Co and the Soho House Bond from Caa1 to Caa2, which is considered speculative grade is rated as poor quality and a very high credit risk.

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Saturday Kitchen's Olly Smith, who's to perform at Skin Côntact, names his musical heroes

Published:  06 April, 2016

For a second year in a row the wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact will be taking to the stage next month in an effort raise aid as part of Comic Relief.

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Competition aims to boost sales of South African wines in the on-trade

Published:  06 April, 2016

Wines of South Africa's triennial Sommelier Cup competition is now accepting entries as the organisation strives to boost on-trade sales.

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Chapel Down's Curious Drinks gains hundreds of new stakeholders and £1.7m investment

Published:  06 April, 2016

Curious Drinks, Chapel Down's wholly owned subsidiary beer and cider business Curious Drinks, has welcomed nearly 900 new stakeholders after raising over £1.7m in a crowdfunding initiative.

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