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Lindeman's achieves carbon neutral status across its wine portfolio

Published:  11 April, 2022

Treasury Wine Estates has announced that Lindeman’s is one of the first wine brands to achieve a Carbon Neutral certification across its entire global portfolio.

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Hennessy Partners with Golden Vines for diversity scholarship

Published:  11 April, 2022

Hennessy, the leading Cognac Maison and the premium spirits brand leader (#1 in value worldwide in 2021), is proud to support the newly introduced Hennessy Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship in Spirits in partnership with the Gérard Basset Foundation and Liquid Icons.

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Strauss & Co launches Africa’s first NFT auction with SA’s leading fine wine producers

Published:  11 April, 2022

South African auction house Strauss & Co has partnered with five of SA's most respected fine wine producers to offer Africa’s first fine wine Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) on auction from 18-15 April. 

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Hidden Sea celebrates removing 10 million plastic bottles from the ocean

Published:  08 April, 2022

Sustainability is more of a strategic priority in the drinks industry than ever before. According to the 2022 Footprint Drinks Industry report, 53% of consumers seek information on their favourite drinks brands and venues regarding environmental and social responsibility.

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Arribaes: The New frontier of Iberian fine wines

Published:  08 April, 2022

It is known as Arribes del Duero in Spanish, and Arribas Do Douro in Portuguese, but now Iberian producers in this cross-frontier wine region have joined forces to create Arribaes, a new brand of low-intervention fine wines.

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Virgin Wines introduce The Benevolent Range charitable wine collection

Published:  08 April, 2022

Virgin Wines have teamed up with several winemakers to create three new wines; a South Australian Cabernet Blend, a Chilean Pinot Grigio and a Carménère, also from Chile.

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Armit Wines reveals strong 2021 financial results

Published:  08 April, 2022

Armit Wines, one of the UK’s leading contemporary wine merchants, has today announced its impressive financial results for 2021.

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González Byass launches 2022 Tío Pepe En Rama

Published:  07 April, 2022

González Byass has launched the 13th edition of its unfiltered and unclarified fino, Tio Pepe En Rama, in the UK.

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New UK campaign for 2022 for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Published:  07 April, 2022

The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is continuing its investment in the UK market with a new activity programme for 2022, managed by Swirl Wine Group.

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Footprint releases drinks sustainability report

Published:  07 April, 2022

Today, the 2022 Footprint Drinks Industry ESG Trends Report has been launched to help businesses develop a proactive sustainability strategy.

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New oak can “pollute” Italian varieties, says Tenuta di Ghizzano

Published:  07 April, 2022

Tuscan winegrowers are increasingly eschewing new oak for alternatives like amphora, older barrels and maturation in stainless/concrete, according to a leading estate in the region.

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Chapel Down announces new cricket partnership

Published:  06 April, 2022

UK wine brand Chapel Down has been welcomed into the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as its official sparkling wine.

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Global thirst for Champagne drives staggering new price highs

Published:  06 April, 2022

Champagne sales surpassed pre-pandemic levels last year, with over 320 million bottles shipped worldwide and the US overtaking the UK as Champagne’s top export market by volume.

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Sixth-generation family pays tribute to rich legacy with launch of Corryton Burge wines

Published:  05 April, 2022

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has become the exclusive UK agents for Corryton Burge. 

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Full steam ahead for Harpers Loire Valley competition

Published:  04 April, 2022

Merchants across the UK continue to sign up to the Loire Valley Wines competition, organised in collaboration with Harpers and the region’s promotional body.

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Virgin cans English fizz for Upper Class

Published:  04 April, 2022

One of the UK's leading airlines has joined forces with UK fizz brand, The Uncommon, to serve a range of canned sparkling wines in its premium cabins.

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Gin and still wine lose momentum in post pandemic new normal

Published:  04 April, 2022

After enjoying a period of meteoric growth, the UK's favourite white spirit has hit a stumbling block, with a drop in hospitality market share in 2021.

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Chile goes long on ‘personality’ at annual London tasting

Published:  01 April, 2022

If the annual Wines from Chile tasting yesterday (31 March) is a fair yardstick of where the country is at, then this is an industry now more Citroën DS than Volvo estate, with sometimes quirky but increasingly successful and captivating innovation to the fore.

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ICEX appoints SOPEXA to run Foods and Wines From Spain marketing campaign in the UK

Published:  01 April, 2022

SOPEXA has been apointed to work alongside ICEX to promote Spain’s vibrant food and wine heritage, which has been revived by a young generation of producers and winemakers determined to showcase their modern take on century-old traditions to the British market.

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Major prices hikes for wine drinkers, as VAT rises to 20% for the industry

Published:  01 April, 2022

In a sector facing soaring costs and plummeting consumer confidence, today’s increase in VAT gives operators a tough decision to make on price rises.

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