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Excise duties hike latest blow to SA wine industry

Published:  24 February, 2021

The South African government has announced it will increase the excise duties on alcohol by 8%.

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Accolade snaps up Heuzenroeder from Yalumba

Published:  24 February, 2021

Accolade Wines has appointed Teresa Heuzenroeder as its new senior winemaker and manager for its Tintara facility. 

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Last chance to sign up for AWMB tasting

Published:  24 February, 2021

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) is gearing up to hold a virtual trade tasting in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy London and the Austrian Trade Commission in London. 

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Wine most popular online drinks purchase

Published:  24 February, 2021

Wine has been pinpointed as the most popular e-commerce purchase during the Covid pandemic.

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“Bitter disappointment” over Scotland’s recovery roadmap

Published:  24 February, 2021

The plan for a tentative reopening of Scotland’s economy including shops, bars and restaurants has been met with criticism by hospitality businesses who say an end of April start date will be too late for many.

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Villa Maria launches first organic range

Published:  24 February, 2021

Villa Maria has unveiled its first organic range as part of its commitment to converting 100% of its company vineyards to be organically managed by 2030. 

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Wine GB gears up for first wine tourism conference

Published:  24 February, 2021

Wine GB is gearing up to stage its wine tourism conference next week, the first event from the trade body to focus solely on this part of the UK wine industry. 

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Last call for SITT Digital Day

Published:  23 February, 2021

Independent buyers across the on- and off-trade have got just one day left to wait for the Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) virtual event.  

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Delayed on-trade reopening redoubles calls for support

Published:  23 February, 2021

The government’s roadmap for re-opening has brought little cheer for hospitality, with already financially-stricken restaurants, bars and pubs languishing towards the back of the queue.

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Lay & Wheeler to build new warehouse and head office

Published:  23 February, 2021

Lay & Wheeler has revealed it is gearing up to build a new head office and warehouse.

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Sharpham to double output as part of expansion plans

Published:  23 February, 2021

Sharpham Wine has announced plans to increase its output from 60,000 bottles to 120,000 per year.

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Provence rosé exports to UK soar

Published:  23 February, 2021

Exports of Vins de Provence rosé wines to the UK soared 51% in both volume and value from 2019 to 2020, according to the latest official figures from French Customs and the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP)

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Accolade backs Scotland’s DRS

Published:  22 February, 2021

Accolade Wines has announced its support for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) as a founding partner. 

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Ribera campaign looks to bring 60 wineries to the UK

Published:  22 February, 2021

Ribera del Duero has launched an initiative to introduce over 60 additional wineries to the UK market following an uptick in interest in the region over the course of the pandemic.

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Bosman claims first with SA wine made from Sicilian Nero d’Avola

Published:  22 February, 2021

Bosman Family Vineyards has partnered with South African celebrity Thapelo Mokoena of Bakoena Brands to launch what it claims to be the first South African wine made from the Sicilian Nero d’Avola variety.

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Bar 44 permanently closes original outlet

Published:  22 February, 2021

Leading Spanish restaurant group Bar 44 has announced that it is closing its original Cowbridge Bar 44 after 20 years of operation. 

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Registration for Hot 50 Bordeaux now open

Published:  22 February, 2021

The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) has announced that the Hot 50 Bordeaux Wines Selection is now open. 

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Brampton resigns as TWE European MD

Published:  22 February, 2021

Michelle Brampton has resigned from her role as MD of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Consumer desire for sustainable wine waning

Published:  18 February, 2021

Consumer desire for sustainable and alternative wines is waining, despite awareness of the majority of such wine types having increased since 2019, according to a new report.

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Long Read: English Pinot Noir comes of age

Published:  18 February, 2021

Pinot Noir has long had a place in UK winemaking, as part of the classic Champagne varieties and, to a lesser extent, still variants often from select vineyards or small parcels. Now, with an increasingly changing climate helping to ripen and tease out those darker fruits, it could be poised to strike out on its own, as Jacopo Mazzeo surmises.

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