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London Wine Week gains momentum

Published:  29 May, 2015

More than 8,000 people took part in this year's London Wine Week, which saw a series of tasting events and pop-up bars help across the capital last week.

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Calls for a united body to promote UK wine producers

Published:  29 May, 2015

English wine producers are calling for a new promotional body to represent producers and growers amid swelling consumer interest.

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Tesco appoints former Diageo lawyer to head up legal team

Published:  29 May, 2015

Tesco has appointed Diageo's former lawyer David Berry as its first UK legal director, according to legal publication, The Lawyer.

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New viticulture research programme opens in Kent to boost English wine industry

Published:  28 May, 2015

A trial research vineyard is being established at the East Malling Research centre in Kent which aims to boost productivity and margins within the English wine industry.

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Retailers and UK vineyards celebrate English Wine Week

Published:  28 May, 2015

English Wine Week kicked off this week on the bank holiday as vineyards, high street retailers, and independent merchants opened up to promote the burgeoning English wine industry.

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London bar chain Dirty Martini to open seventh site

Published:  28 May, 2015

London on-trade operator CG Restaurants and Bars is set to open a new site for its Dirty Martini bar chain in Islington next month.

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Gusbourne Estate set to raise £3.57m from share to boost investment

Published:  28 May, 2015

English wine producer Gusbourne Estate is looking to raise more than £3.57m to invest in its winery and brand.

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Online retailer New Zealand Cellar set to open first London shop this week

Published:  27 May, 2015

Online wine retailer The New Zealand Cellar is set to open its first retail shop in London this week, which has been funded entirely through crowd-funding.

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Diageo revamps Smirnoff bottles following launch of new ad campaign

Published:  27 May, 2015

Diageo is rolling out new packaging for Smirnoff following the launch of its £4.5m "We're Open' campaign across Europe earlier this month.

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Wines of Rioja looking to crown a 'Rioja retailer of the year'

Published:  27 May, 2015

There's still time to enter Wines from Rioja campaign for independent retailers, which runs throughout October.

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Liberty Wines boost New Zealand portfolio

Published:  27 May, 2015

Liberty Wines has boosted its New Zealand portfolio after signing up wine producer Akarua.

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Romanian wine supplier predicts rise of indigenous grapes following supermaket boost

Published:  27 May, 2015

A Romanian wine supplier that has increased UK exports tenfold in the past five years predicts a golden dawn for the country's wines after gaining listings for premium lines made with indigenous grapes.

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State government in Victoria boosts support for Australian wine industry

Published:  27 May, 2015

Winemakers in Victoria, Australia, are hoping to receive visits from more overseas buyers in a scheme sponsored by the state government.

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Greene King set to dispose of 16 pubs to push through acquisition of rival

Published:  27 May, 2015

Greene King is set to dispose of 16 pubs in order to push through its purchase of the Spirit Pub Company.

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Crystal head vodka launches in 50cl miniatures

Published:  26 May, 2015

The Crystal Head vodka has launched in 50cl miniature bottles, which supplier Bibendum says will open up new opportunities for a fast-growing brand.

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International demand for Japanese craft beer prompts Kiuchi Brewery expansion

Published:  26 May, 2015

Japanese family-owned brewery Kiuchi Brewery is expanding its facilities to meet increased demand from the overseas and domestic market for their range of Hatachino Nest beers.

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Fruit-fusion wines reaching "critical mass', Australian Vintage boss says

Published:  26 May, 2015

Fruit-fusion wines are reaching a tipping point that is seeing them readily accepted by consumers and able to be merchandised as a new category, a leading wine brand owner has claimed.

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Off-Piste Wines launches varietal-led range, from the creator of 'I Heart' brand

Published:  26 May, 2015

Off-Piste Wines has launched a new mid-tier range of varietal-led wines that is targeting younger consumers in the convenience sector.

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Port family opens new visitor attraction in Douro

Published:  26 May, 2015

Port family Symingtons has opened a visitor center in the Douro, which it is aiming to become a destination for tourists to Portugal.

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Uruguayan wines gain traction in the UK

Published:  22 May, 2015

Recent figures from Infonecta and Wines of Uruguay showed the value of exports to the UK increased by 74% between 2013 and 2014 with an impressive 300% increase in value between 2011 and 2014.

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