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Entry-level malts lead whisky category to new heights

Published:  23 October, 2019

A raft of innovation has boosted the fortunes and the accessibility of whisk(e)y in the UK, a new report has revealed.

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Broadland invests in canning line

Published:  23 October, 2019

Broadland Wineries has invested in a canning line with the capacity to produce 20 million cans per year.

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Overall online sales slump while BWS leap

Published:  23 October, 2019

Overall online sales recorded a year-on-year rise of just 0.6% in September but was boosted by a strong performance from the beer, wine and spirits (BWS) category. 

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Helen McGinn promoted to co-chair of IWC

Published:  23 October, 2019

Helen McGinn, author of the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club and drinks writer for the Daily Mail, has been promoted to co-chair of the International Wine Challenge (IWC).

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Stellenbosch Wine Routes becomes first Southern Hemisphere region to sign Porto Protocol

Published:  23 October, 2019

Stellenbosch Wine Routes has signed up to the Porto Protocol as part of its commitment to combat climate change.

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Hunt & Coady and Walter Speller merge to form Hunt & Speller

Published:  22 October, 2019

Hunt & Coady and Walter Speller have merged to become Hunt & Speller.

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Macknade opens shop championing Kentish wine

Published:  22 October, 2019

Kent-based foodhall Macknade has taken on a wine retail outlet offering 400+ wines,

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Appellation Marlborough Wine grows to 49 members

Published:  22 October, 2019

Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) has reached a total of 49 members in the 18 months since launch, boasting over 90 certified wines from some of the region’s leading wine producers.

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Top Selection adds Danish cherry wine estate

Published:  22 October, 2019

Fine wine merchant Top Selection has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Danish cherry wine estate Frederiksdal.

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Profits dive as Premier Inn and and Beefeater owner feels Brexit strain

Published:  22 October, 2019

One of the UK’s largest hospitality groups is showing signs of strain from drawn-out economic uncertainty, with profits nosediving 7%.

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Les Grands Chais acquires Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils

Published:  22 October, 2019

Les Grands Chais de France has acquired Maison Desvignes Ainé et Fils near Chablis for an undisclosed sum.

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Online retail site for Argentinian wine launches

Published:  21 October, 2019

An e-commerce site dedicated to wines from Argentina has been launched to offer consumers a diverse range of wines from the country.

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Burleighs eyes global success as it smashes crowfunding target

Published:  21 October, 2019

UK distillers Burleighs has its eyes set on becoming a global player in the gin market as it smashes its crowfunding target.

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Official launch for Spanish Wine Scholar program

Published:  21 October, 2019

The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) has officially launched its Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) study and certification program.

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Government backs down on VI-1 forms

Published:  21 October, 2019

The government has agreed to temporarily suspend the introduction of forms which were feared to create an extra layer of red tape for the wine industry in what is shaping up to be an increasingly disorderly Brexit.

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Craft spirits boom drives trademark registration to record high

Published:  21 October, 2019

The booming UK craft spirits industry filed a record number of trademark registrations in the last year, according to research released today.

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TWE announces CEO Michael Clarke’s retirement

Published:  21 October, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced CEO and MD Michael Clarke is to retire in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

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Portman Group welcomes steep decline in drink-drive deaths

Published:  18 October, 2019

The number of deaths from drink-driving has fallen around the world, according to the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking.

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Bulk wine can bulwark against environmental criticism

Published:  18 October, 2019

Bulk wine would benefit from a name change to flip perception onto its lower carbon credentials, while highlighting what it it can now offer in terms of flexibility to many sectors of the trade.

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Growth slows at Pernod Ricard

Published:  18 October, 2019

Sales growth at global drinks giant Pernod Ricard has slowed, with first-quarter turnover of €2.483bn revealing underlying growth of just 1.3%, in line with expectations.

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