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Millésime Bio confirms January event

Published:  20 October, 2020

SudVinBio has confirmed that its Millésime Bio event will go ahead in Montpellier between 25 and 27 January 2021.

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Lyme Bay unveils Pinot Noir with 14.7% abv potential

Published:  20 October, 2020

Lyme Bay Winery (LBW) has reported a batch of Pinot Noir with potential alcohol levels of 14.7% - a record for the UK it claimed.

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FMV restructure focuses on premium off-trade and private customers

Published:  20 October, 2020

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has announced that the restructure of trade arm FMV is complete, leaving almost 100 producers in its trimmed portfolio, with traditional strength Burgundy at its core.

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Campari becomes Portman Group’s newest member

Published:  20 October, 2020

The Portman Group has welcomed Campari UK as its newest member

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Popular trade figure Terry Threlfall passes away

Published:  19 October, 2020

It was with surprise and a heavy heart that the wine trade community – in the UK and beyond – received the news of Terry Threlfall’s untimely death. Terry passed away last Friday from a heart attack, aged just 43.

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Wales to go into national circuit breaker lockdown

Published:  19 October, 2020

The Welsh government has announced that the whole country will be going into a circuit beaker lockdown from 6pm this Friday.

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Jascots adds Rhône producer Francois Villard

Published:  19 October, 2020

Jascots Wine Merchants has added the Northern Rhône wines of Francois Villard to its portfolio.

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Tightening restrictions squeeze drinks sales further

Published:  19 October, 2020

Tightening restrictions have squeezed food and drink sales further, with more disruption to pubs and bars looming with the new tiered system, according to new CGA research.

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SA wine prices predicted to recover again in ‘next few years’

Published:  19 October, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching effect on wine-producing countries across the globe, not least South Africa.

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I Heart Prosecco rosé launches

Published:  19 October, 2020

Freixenet Copestick has expanded the sparkling side of its I Heart portfolio with a Prosecco rosé and a limited edition festive Prosecco. 

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Industry estimates 750,000 job losses without ‘appropriate support’

Published:  19 October, 2020

Hospitality faces 750,000 job losses without urgent government support, according to the latest research conducted by CGA for UK Hospitality (UKH), the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) and the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). 

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Lancashire pubs and bars to close as county moves into Tier 3

Published:  16 October, 2020

Wet-led pubs and bars across Lancashire, including Blackpool, Blackburn and Fleetwood, are set to close from midnight tonight as the county moves into Tier 3 of the government’s lockdown system. 

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Editor’s Choice

Published:  16 October, 2020

The on-trade’s woes dominated the news in a week when Boris Johnson first announced a new three-tier lockdown system, ahead of swathes of the UK being impacted by varying degrees of social gathering and curfew restrictions, along with outright closure in Northern Ireland and Tier 3 restrictions in the Liverpool region, once again impacting heavily on hospitality.

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Nicholls: ‘200,000 jobs could be lost this weekend’

Published:  16 October, 2020

Kate Nicholls, CEO of UK Hospitality (UKH), has warned that 200,000 hospitality jobs could be lost this weekend alone in central London as new Tier 2 restrictions are implemented. 

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The Drinks Trust gains Quintessential Brands as supporter

Published:  16 October, 2020

Quintessential Brands has signed up to support The Drinks Trust, marking the spirits company’s first official UK charity partner.  

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WSET announces initiative in support of Scottish hospitality

Published:  16 October, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched a joint initiative in partnership with The Mixing Glass to support Scottish hospitality workers during the current two-week lockdown. 

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UKH: ‘£40m Scottish pot not enough’

Published:  16 October, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has warned that the £40m pot of financial support provided by the Scottish government is not enough to keep the hospitality industry alive.

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End of EOHO and 10pm curfew cause sales set-back

Published:  16 October, 2020

On-trade group sales fell back significantly in September after August’s Eat Out To Help Out (EOHO) boost and the introduction of the 10pm curfew, according to the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker. 

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Tim Atkin MW on Chile: ‘Bonkers’ wines from exceptional climates

Published:  15 October, 2020

Tim Atkin MW’s latest presentation for Wines of Chile highlighted the exceptional dynamism and often ‘out there’ terroir of wines emerging from the world’s longest country.

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Wine GB launches industry hallmark for classic method wines

Published:  15 October, 2020

Wine GB has announced its first ever collective campaign for producers in England and Wales, including a hallmark to help to differentiate English and Welsh PDO sparkling wines made using the “time and craft-intensive classic method”.

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