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Washington closes in on six new AVAs as wineries pass 1,000 mark

Published:  19 November, 2019

Washington State has edged closer to its aim of adding six new AVAs to its current roster of 14 as this Pacific North West producer continues on its fast growth trajectory.

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Pernod Ricard partnership to bring Baijiu to the international market

Published:  19 November, 2019

Baijiu, China’s most popular and deeply historic spirit, could be making its way to the UK thanks to a new partnership with French giant Pernod Ricard.

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Piedmont declares 2019 a ‘classic and traditional’ vintage

Published:  19 November, 2019

Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato has declared 2019 a “classic and traditional” vintage with the quality of Piedmont grapes “impressive”, leading to a double digit drop in yields.

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Trade says fond farewell to Hallgarten Druitt co-founder

Published:  19 November, 2019

One of the UK’s largest and longest-standing suppliers has paid tribute to one of its luminaries, who has passed away after a short illness.

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Soave launches project to tackle soil erosion

Published:  19 November, 2019

The Consorzio of Soave has embarked on a pioneering project to study the impact of soil erosion in its vineyards and to help producers develop and maintain techniques to protect their soil.

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Fire and drought continue to threaten New South Wales

Published:  18 November, 2019

The threat of fire continues to hang over the wine growers of New South Wales, with Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology forecasting “severe fire dangers” for Tuesday in a number of regions, including Greater Hunter.

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The Balvenie launches digital campaign with London pop-up

Published:  18 November, 2019

The Balvenie premium whisky brand has launched its ‘Digital Drams’ online campaign at a new pop-up bar inside London’s King’s Cross station.

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WSTA adds five to board

Published:  18 November, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has dramatically expanded its board to help meet the challenges of a fast-changing trading environment, adding five new members to take the board’s total membership to 16.

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Friday read: Latitude, altitude and attitude – the quest for balance and personality in Argentina

Published:  15 November, 2019

Bodega Norton and Viñalba have both played key roles in Argentina’s vinous revolution, helping to establish the country as a beacon of quality and price on the world stage. Through the lens of these two Mendonza wineries in both Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo, Jo Gilbert charts how the country got to where it is today, and how a new wave of winemakers are heading outwards to explore Argentina’s terroir.

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D&D London to launch ‘wine insights’ initiative

Published:  15 November, 2019

D&D London is poised to launch an initiative offering guests insights into wine and winemakers, and the chance to try “the finest wine at truly accessible prices”.

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The Alchemist gears up to open London flagship site

Published:  15 November, 2019

Cocktail bar and restaurant The Alchemist is gearing up to launch its biggest venue yet in London. 

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The Benevolent launches auction to raise £10,000

Published:  15 November, 2019

The Benevolent has launched its second online silent auction in a bid to raise £10,000. 

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WSTA and UKHospitality welcome Tory pub support but say it ‘needs to go further’

Published:  15 November, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) and UKHospitality have welcomed the pledge announced today by the Conservative Party to support the UK’s pubs.

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Noble Rot to open second site at Gay Hussar

Published:  14 November, 2019

Noble Rot has signed the papers allowing it to become the new custodians of the historic Gay Hussar in Soho.

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Hendrick’s turns to gin’s “botanical cousin” with absinthe launch

Published:  14 November, 2019

Hendrick’s is looking to bring the green fairy back into fashion.

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Cava Discovery Week aims to get consumers drinking “better cava”

Published:  14 November, 2019

"The future’s about quality” is the tag line for a new campaign which is looking to reinstate Cava’s premium position in the UK market.

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Wine expert Raul Diaz gears up to launch wine and recipe book with a twist

Published:  14 November, 2019

Wine expert Raul Diaz has made his first move into publishing with a wine and recipe book promising to deliver a difference in the burgeoning market.

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Expansion helped insulate against climate challenges, says top Burgundy estate

Published:  13 November, 2019

Things have been tough in European vineyards over the past few years, with Burgundy appellations some of the worst hit in terms of frost damage in 2016 and 2017.

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SWAF pledges its support to six new projects

Published:  13 November, 2019

The Scotch Whisky Action Fund (SWAF) has announced a list of six projects that it will be supporting over the coming year as part of its ongoing commitment to tackling alcohol misuse.

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Rhône Valley expects high quality vintage and yields in line with 2018

Published:  13 November, 2019

Vignobles de la Vallée du Rhône has estimated that the 2019 harvest across the Rhône Valley will be down on 2017 but in line with 2018, with expectations “very high” in terms of quality. 

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