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People's Choice Awards recognises women-driven wines

Published:  03 May, 2019

A wine competition judged by consumers has added a new category to highlight the contributions of female winemakers.

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Kopparberg moves into gin

Published:  02 May, 2019

Cider specialist Kopparberg is moving into gin, releasing a bottle into the on-trade from 6 May and in retail on 22 May.

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En primeur report: extraordinary and exceptional 2018 vintage

Published:  02 May, 2019

Gavin Quinney’s annual en primeur and vintage report for Harpers describes 2018 as “an exceptional vintage”, with the top red wines showing “extraordinary depth, opulence and intensity”.

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LWF fees came from “aggrieved” exhibitors

Published:  02 May, 2019

The London Wine Fair’s boss has come out in defence of the decision to charge certain visitors to this year’s show, saying the decision came from consultations with “several long-standing exhibitors, who were aggrieved that competitive businesses were not taking a stand yet attending the show en masse with a view to trading”.

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Romanian group pulls out of LWF as Brexit hits funding

Published:  02 May, 2019

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González Byass UK MD says first Tio Pepe En Rama was “a risk”

Published:  02 May, 2019

Tio Pepe is celebrating ten years of shaking up moribund sherry sales with its en rama or ‘raw’ sherries, which established a new category in the UK.

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Bordeaux producers acquitted over fungicides case

Published:  01 May, 2019

A French court has acquitted two Bordeaux wine producers in a highly sensitive case over the spraying of chemicals, which allegedly provoked sickness in a teacher and dozens of schoolchildren.

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Berry Bros & Rudd pop up returns for London Wine Week

Published:  01 May, 2019

After proving popular last year, Berry Bros & Rudd will bring back its pop-up wine bar for London Wine Week at Flat Iron Square.

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Bodegas Fabre reports “exceptional vintage”

Published:  01 May, 2019

Bodegas Fabre has said its 2019 vintage in Mendoza has benefitted from excellent conditions at its vineyards in the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo.

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Australian wine exports to UK up in value but volume stagnant

Published:  01 May, 2019

Exports of Australian wine to the UK jumped 4% in value to AUD$388 million last year, and 0.1% in volume to 242 million litres.

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William Grant & Sons launches Verano Gin

Published:  01 May, 2019

William Grant & Sons has launched Verano Gin in Watermelon and Lemon flavours.

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Checkout free shopping trial sees alcohol removed from shelves

Published:  30 April, 2019

The need for age verification has led the first UK till-free supermarket to remove wines, beers and spirits from its shelves.

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Laine Pub Company snaps up Urban Art Bar

Published:  30 April, 2019

Laine Pub Company snaps up Urban Art Bar

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Flavoured and spiced to replace white as favourite rum style in UK off-trade

Published:  30 April, 2019

Flavoured and spiced rums are storming their way to becoming the most drunk style of rum in the off-trade, and could be the most sold style in the UK by the end of the year.

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Mangrove makes five new hires

Published:  30 April, 2019

Uk spirits distributor Mangrove UK has made five new appointments to its sales and account management team in London, the south and the north of the UK.

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Scotch Whisky fuels the UK by £5.5bn

Published:  30 April, 2019

Scotch Whisky now contributes £5.5billion to the UK economy, up 10% since 2016, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Albourne Estate bottles excess grapes for new frizzante

Published:  29 April, 2019

A Sussex estate has chosen to bottle its leftover grapes as an Italian-style fizz after last year’s super harvest meant producers were left with grapes still hanging on the vine.

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The Benevolent launches campaign to push 'It could be me' initiative

Published:  29 April, 2019

The Benevolent has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the charity’s ‘It could be me’ initiative, which is aimed at getting as many members of the drinks industry to sign up to donate £5 a month.

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Enotria & Coe rethinks approach to LWF

Published:  29 April, 2019

Enotria & Coe has revised its approach to the London Wine Fair (LWF) to “rethink and reshape the traditional concept of wines on a stand".

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Emma Symington MW returns to Wine Australia

Published:  29 April, 2019

Emma Symington MW has returned to Wine Australia following maternity leave to take up the newly-created role of education development manager EMEA.

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