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Virgin Wines announces stock market flotation

Published:  16 February, 2021

Virgin Wines has announced plans for a stock market flotation.

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Drinks giants back startup incubator scheme for black-owned FMCG brands

Published:  16 February, 2021

Pernod Ricard and Diageo have backed a new not-for-profit innovation accelerator founded to drive growth of black-owned brands within FMCG.

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Independent alcohol sales enjoy January boom

Published:  15 February, 2021

Newly released data shows that January 2021 saw an increase in demand for alcohol from independent businesses, along with an increase in the price tag compared to 2020.

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Greater alignment needed to communicate sustainability in wine

Published:  15 February, 2021

The global wine industry is in danger of confusing consumers with a proliferation of differing messages over sustainability, with greater alignment necessary for clear communication of the progress being made.

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Soaring demand for rosé and exports at Nyetimber

Published:  15 February, 2021

Nyetimber has reported a major spike in demand for rosé in 2020 from their south east England vineyards, despite the loss of social drinking occasions often associated with pink wines.

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Atkin Rioja Report awards first-ever 100 point score to a white

Published:  15 February, 2021

Tim Atkin MW has revealed a perfect score for a wine for Rioja for the first time – and it’s a white.

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Extension to rent moratorium considered as momentum for UK re-opening builds

Published:  15 February, 2021

Ministers are reportedly drawing up plans to extend the rent moratorium for commercial properties until past the March end date, further curbing landlords’ ability to evict businesses over unpaid rent.

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Liv-ex places orders for Millar and Carter

Published:  15 February, 2021

Liv-ex is bolstering its team with the hiring of two editors from rival wine trade titles.

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New Zealand just shy of organics target, but growth continues

Published:  11 February, 2021

New Zealand has just missed its self-imposed 2020 organics target, though a groundswell of producers switching up their practices means the country could be on track to reach the milestone within the next couple of years.

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Extra SA fundraising tasting due to demand

Published:  11 February, 2021

Love Wine, co-founded by Richard Bampfield MW, has added an additional day to its virtual fundraising tasting initiative launched in aid of the South African wine industry.  

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UK Port sales rising

Published:  11 February, 2021

Port sales to the UK increased by 11.4% in volume and 2.8% in value in 2020, according to the Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP).

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Willard joins Winetraders

Published:  11 February, 2021

Winetraders has announced that Beth Willard has joined the commercial team as buying director.

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Water brand launches in aid of The Drinks Trust

Published:  11 February, 2021

Trust Water, a premium water brand, has been launched by hospitality experts Mark Bickerton and Richard Bailey.

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No/low consumption to rise 31% by 2024

Published:  10 February, 2021

Total volume sales of no/low alcohol beer, wine, spirits, and ready-to-drink (RTD) products are set to increase 31% by 2024, according to a No-and Low-Alcohol Strategic Study 2021 from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. 

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'Significant growth' for organic wine

Published:  10 February, 2021

Supermarket sales of organic beer, wines and spirits (BWS) soared in the last year, growing ahead of overall organic supermarket sales.

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Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 bursary open for applicants

Published:  10 February, 2021

The annual Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 bursary is now open to UK-based sommelier entrants.

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Government to meet with hospitality minister petitioners

Published:  10 February, 2021

Business minister Paul Scully will meet with with petitioners calling for a minister for hospitality, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed.

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Pandemic fails to halt UK distillery boom

Published:  09 February, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has failed to halt the UK’s distillery boom with new figures showing a record number of distilleries were registered in 2020.

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UK glass manufacturer creates 'world’s most sustainable glass bottle'

Published:  09 February, 2021

Glass container manufacturer Encirc has create what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable glass bottle. 

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North South Wines signs Ventisquero distribution deal

Published:  09 February, 2021

Chilean producer Ventisquero Wine Estates (VWE) has appointed North South Wines as distributor for its Ventisquero brand.

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