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Mixed news for hospitality in new English tier system

Published:  23 November, 2020

The 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants is to be lifted when England comes out of lockdown on 2 December, the prime minister is expected to announce today.

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Cuts and extensions vital for future of hospitality

Published:  20 November, 2020

Extending the VAT cut and the business rates holiday are top priorities for the hospitality sector if businesses are to survive beyond the winter, according to new research by CGA for UK Hospitality, the British Beer and Pub Association and the British Institute of Innkeeping. 

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Bancroft adds Bodegas Emilio Lustau sherries

Published:  20 November, 2020

Bancroft Wines has added the sherries from renowned sherry producer Bodegas Emilio Lustau to its growing portfolio. 

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Wine education startup hits 100% of crowdfunding target

Published:  20 November, 2020

Startup wine education business Wine List has revealed it raised 100% of its £375,000  crowdfunding target in its first day on Crowdtube this week.

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C&C Wines partners with Accolade

Published:  20 November, 2020

Carson & Carnevale Wines (C&C Wines) has partnered with Fine Wine Partners, the fine wine division of Accolade Wines, to boost its Australian offering.

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Majestic pinpoints Beaujolais as ‘unexpected hit’ of 2020

Published:  20 November, 2020

Majestic has pinpointed Beaujolais as “one of the unexpected hits” of 2020.

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Georgian UK wine exports continue to rise

Published:  20 November, 2020

Georgian wine exports to the UK continued to rise in the last year, albeit from a small platform, trebling in volume and exceeding £754,000 in value. 

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Bacardi acquires pre-batched cocktails company Tails

Published:  19 November, 2020

Bacardi has acquired pre-batched cocktails company Tails for an undisclosed sum.  

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Three quarters of hospitality businesses could close in 2021

Published:  19 November, 2020

Trade bodies have called for an adaptation of Tier restrictions as they warn almost three quarters of hospitality businesses could close without further government support.

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Naked Wines revenue soars 80%

Published:  19 November, 2020

Naked Wines has reported an 80% jump in revenue to £157.1m for the half year ending 28 September 2020, boosted by lockdowns as customers stayed home and ordered delivery. 

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Mirabeau pours rosé into ecofriendly bag-in-box

Published:  18 November, 2020

Mirabeau has extended its Belle Année rosé range with a sustainable bag-in-box format.    

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France and the US top Robert Parker’s inaugural Top 100 Wine Discoveries List

Published:  18 November, 2020

France and the US cap off a new list of wines from Robert Parker Wine Advocate, which aims to identify the next big icon wines and trends from around the globe.

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Inter Beaujolais partners with home dining app

Published:  18 November, 2020

Inter Beaujolais is launching a new UK trade campaign to support restaurants which are finding customers in new ways during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Drinks writer Bert Blaize opens wine shop

Published:  18 November, 2020

Wine writer Bert Blaize has teamed up with specialist car showroom Hexagon Classics to launch a wine and deli shop in London’s Highgate.

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SLTA: ‘Level 4 signals permanent closure for many’

Published:  18 November, 2020

Moving parts of west central Scotland into Level 4 “effectively signals permanent closure for many pubs and restaurants”, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has warned.

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Historic whisky up for auction

Published:  18 November, 2020

A bottle of The Macallan 50-year old anniversary malt whisky is to form the centrepiece of Brightwells’ November auction.

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Bourgogne UK wine exports up 11.6%

Published:  18 November, 2020

Exports of Bourgogne wine to the UK rose 11.9% in volume in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period last year, with value up 1.3%, according to the latest Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) data. 

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Level 4 to be imposed in 11 Scottish council areas

Published:  17 November, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scotland's toughest Covid restrictions (Level 4) are to be introduced in 11 council areas, including Glasgow, this Friday.

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Barrel of Burgundy sells for £136,400

Published:  17 November, 2020

Zachys has revealed the results of its London II auction, which included what the business claims to be the world’s first barrel of Burgundy to be sold at auction. 

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The Drinks Trust launches ‘connection and opportunity’ platform

Published:  17 November, 2020

The Drinks Trust is gearing up to launch a platform dedicated to creating “connection and opportunity” across the UK drinks industry. 

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