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Trailblazers event to raise funds for women in hospitality

Published:  04 March, 2021

A leading group of female creatives from across the drinks and art worlds are coming together for a panel discussion to share what makes them tick, while raising funds for Celebrate Her, an organisation run by The Artesian bar manager Anna Sebastian.

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Six new grape varieties approved in Bordeaux

Published:  04 March, 2021

The Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité (INAO) has formally approved the use of four new red and two new white grape varieties for official use in Bordeaux as the region makes strides to future proof itself against the effects of climate change.

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New September ‘cliff edge’ set for hospitality

Published:  04 March, 2021

The Chancellor has yet again set a date-based cliff edge for the hospitality industry with a new date for the end of furlough, analysts have said, predicting that this could hamper the sector’s chances of full recovery. 

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Basset legacy scholarships to tackle “shameful lack” of MW and MS diversity

Published:  03 March, 2021

Leading lights from the world of fine wine have announced plans to find the future BAME and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) hospitality leaders, by launching two new MS and MW scholarships which will be funded via a new glittering awards ceremony at London hotspot Annabel’s.

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International expansion boosts I Heart sales

Published:  03 March, 2021

Freixenet Copestick has announced it sold over 23 million bottles of its I Heart wine in the UK in 2020 and doubled its international sales. 

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Pubs to reap rewards of outside trading over bars and restaurants

Published:  03 March, 2021

Fewer than half of England’s pubs, bars and restaurants will have any space to operate outside when the lockdown is relaxed—but pubs could be set to have a head start with 72% having outside space, CGA research has revealed. 

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New £30m support for Welsh hospitality and leisure

Published:  03 March, 2021

The Welsh government has unveiled a £30m support package for hospitality, leisure and tourism businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Budget: Furlough extended until end of September

Published:  03 March, 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), known as furlough, until the end of September in today’s Budget, but businesses will be asked contribute from July.  

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Budget: Chancellor freezes all alcohol duty

Published:  03 March, 2021

Duty on wines, spirits and beers is to be frozen, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in today’s Budget. 

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Grocery BWS sales boom continues

Published:  02 March, 2021

Alcohol sales in the grocery sector continue to grow with sales up 33% in February boosted by the closure of the on-trade sector with the Covid-19 lockdown.  

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Ferrari Trento named official sparkling Formula 1 wine

Published:  02 March, 2021

Ferrari Trento has been named the official sparkling wine of Formula 1 motor racing.

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Bodegas Palacio joins North South Wines

Published:  02 March, 2021

Grupo Bodegas Palacio has appointed North South Wines as its exclusive UK distributor.   

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Justerini & Brooks signs Napa’s Frog’s Leap

Published:  02 March, 2021

Justerini & Brooks has added Rutherford Frog’s Leap winery to its California portfolio.

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New UMVGB president calls for post-Covid preparation

Published:  02 March, 2021

Albéric Bichot, who has been elected president of the Union des Maisons de Vins de Grande Bourgogne (UMVGB) has called for the industry to prepare for the Post-Covid world. 

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Liberty strengthens senior management team

Published:  02 March, 2021

Liberty Wines has created three new roles to strengthen its senior management team, after a successful year despite the global pandemic. 

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Kingsland announces six-figure bag-in-box investment

Published:  01 March, 2021

Kingsland Drinks is gearing up to boost its bag-in-box wine capabilities this year with a six-figure investment in additional production line machinery.

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Plumpton Wine Division expands online learning

Published:  01 March, 2021

Plumpton College Wine Division has increased the scale of its talks and seminars from producers and industry experts from around the world to cater for online learning with the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Flint Wines becomes key partner for Domaine des Lambrays

Published:  01 March, 2021

Wine producer Domaine des Lambrays has appointed Flint Wines as its key partner in the UK.  

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UKH welcomes government plans for hospitality grant support in Budget

Published:  01 March, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) has welcomed news that the hospitality industry will receive a new package of grant support in Wednesday’s Budget. 

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Hedonism moves online with subscription service

Published:  01 March, 2021

Hedonism, the fine wines and spirit boutique in London’s Mayfair, has launched its first subscription-based service called Case Study by Hedonism.

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