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The Wine Society reopens for business but with reduced service

Published:  14 April, 2020

The Wine Society has confirmed it reopened for business during the Easter weekend following a two-week temporary closure.

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Symington announces vintage ports

Published:  14 April, 2020

The Symington Family has announced its 2018 vintage Ports - to be launched via live video presentation for the first time.  

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Innovations Survey: have your say on change before, during and beyond the crisis

Published:  14 April, 2020

Ahead of Harpers annual Innovations Report we're once again inviting you to single out the most impressive and business-enhancing innovations from across the drinks trade via a quick online survey.

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Drinks Trust Covid-19 Relief Fund extended until 14 April, 7pm

Published:  10 April, 2020

The window for applications to The Drinks Trust Covid-19 Financial Relief Fund has been extended until Tuesday 14 April, 7pm, to allow an extra working day post the Easter Bank Holiday.

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Domaine de la Commaraine acquires new vineyards in the Côte de Nuits

Published:  09 April, 2020

Domaine de la Commaraine has purchased 5.8 acre of vineyards in the Côte de Nuits for an undisclosed sum. 

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Sogrape declares 2018 vintage for Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira

Published:  09 April, 2020

Sogrape Estates has declared 2018 a vintage year for its Sandeman, Offley and Ferreira estates.

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Loire UK exports reach previous levels

Published:  09 April, 2020

Loire wine exports to the UK were up in the past year in both value and volume terms with the region, which had struggled to reach levels achieved in 2017, now levelling.

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Thursday read: Living with lockdown - an agency view

Published:  09 April, 2020

Will Oatley, MD at Louis Latour Agencies, gives Andrew Catchpole a glimpse of the realities of life as a merchant adjusting to lockdown

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UK Hospitality and CPL Learning launch hospitality training platform

Published:  09 April, 2020

UK Hospitality and CPL Learning have launched an online training platform for hospitality team members. 

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All Together launch offers pro bono cross-sector support for SME bosses

Published:  09 April, 2020

M Restaurant founder and Gaucho CEO Martin Williams has teamed up with like-minded cross-sector business leaders to launch All Together, providing free mentoring to business heads during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Naked projects revenue in excess of £200m

Published:  09 April, 2020

Naked Wines has announced it expects revenue for FY20 to be in excess of £200m, slightly ahead of current consensus. 

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Jancis Robinson MW reaches out to hospitality workers

Published:  08 April, 2020

Jancis Robinson MW has reached out to hospitality workers by giving industry professional free access to all of JancisRobinson.com

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Freixenet aims to boost UK sales of South African wine with 'charity' range

Published:  08 April, 2020

Freixenet Copestick is gearing up to introduce a new range of wine as part of a partnership with South African charity Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary (CFW).  

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New research says ‘not all hope lost' when it comes to smoke taint

Published:  08 April, 2020

A multi-faceted, multi-agency smoke taint project, supported by the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and funded by the Australian government, has confirmed that blending or dilution with unaffected wine can be an effective remedy for smoke-affected wine.

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Drinks brands should “radically rethink” B2C social media messages

Published:  08 April, 2020

Against the disruption of coronavirus (Covid-19), drinks brands “need to radically rethink their key messages when communicating with consumers on social media”, according to IWSR.

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TWE and Penfolds consider separating

Published:  08 April, 2020

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and Penfolds are considering going their separate ways, with the latter set to be split off into a separate company to pursue global expansion into luxury beverages.

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Cape open for business with wine export go-ahead during SA lockdown

Published:  08 April, 2020

South Africa’s wine industry breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as permission was granted for wine to be included in allowable fresh produce products for export.

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Game-changing scale up for flat bottle packaging from Accolade-Garçon partnership

Published:  08 April, 2020

Accolade Wines has collaborated with Garçon Wines, inventor of the 750ml flattened wine bottle, to introduce the environmentally friendly bottles across several of its brands, also investing in a new bottling line as part of the partnership.  

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In the midst of Covid-19 Veeno eyes up expansion via franchising

Published:  08 April, 2020

Veeno has revealed plans to expand via franchising, while also unveiling plans to renovate its key wine bars as it looks beyond to a post-coronavirus (Covid-19) future. 

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WSTA presents three-point aid plan to Chancellor

Published:  07 April, 2020

The WSTA has written to the Chancellor outlining 3 steps the government can take with immediate effect to offer support to wine and spirit businesses during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

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