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Hermitage launches charity wine auction

Published:  20 June, 2022

The prestigious Rhône Valley wine appellation Hermitage has launched its online wine auction, which will be open for bidding until Tuesday 21 June, at 4pm via the fine wine auction marketplace Bid For Wine

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Cost-of-living crisis and staff shortages threaten £36bn hospitality and leisure growth

Published:  17 June, 2022

A new report warns today that the cost-of-living crisis could severely hamper the hospitality and leisure sector’s post-pandemic recovery amid a widespread lack of staff.

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Pop a cork for English Wine Week

Published:  17 June, 2022

The annual English Wine Week celebration returns tomorrow with a fully-fledged programme of events from 18-26 June.

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Sud de France pushed back to avoid rail strikes

Published:  17 June, 2022

Organisers of Sud de France have taken the decision to delay next week’s tasting due to ongoing travel disruption, with the event now being pushed back from June to July. 

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Managed groups' like-for-like sales flat in May as cost crisis deepens

Published:  17 June, 2022

Like-for-like sales at Britain’s leading managed restaurant, pub and bar groups in May were just 0.1% ahead of the pre-Covid-19 levels of 2019, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker reveals.

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2022 harvest to alleviate “rock-bottom” stocks in New Zealand

Published:  16 June, 2022

New Zealand’s latest harvest will help to re-build stocks following a small and disappointing crop in 2021, which has led to a “significant shortage” of wine, New Zealand Winegrowers has said.

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Octavian launches customer portal, MyCellar

Published:  16 June, 2022

Octavian, the expert wine storage facility based in Wiltshire, is launching a new customer portal with a fully integrated exchange for its private customers. 

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Gonzalez Byass tasting returns ahead of leadership succession

Published:  15 June, 2022

After a two-and-a-half-year break due to Covid, the Gonzalez Byass UK portfolio tasting returned yesterday at the Savoy Place, overlooking the Thames.

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Craggy Range spearheads NZ entry to La Place

Published:  15 June, 2022

In a first for New Zealand, Craggy Range is to feature in the September release on La Place de Bordeaux.

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Sussex PDO approved ahead of English Wine Week

Published:  15 June, 2022

The march of English sparkling wine continued this week with the formal approval of a Sussex PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) by DEFRA minister Victoria Prentis.

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French give green light for global Chenin conference in South Africa

Published:  15 June, 2022

Stellenbosch has been selected as the global meeting point this November for a prestigious, multi-disciplinary congress on Chenin Blanc, a grape variety regarded as key to the future of wine growing. 

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'Chronic' staff crisis continues as vacancy gap widens

Published:  14 June, 2022

New figures have shown how the hospitality sector’s staffing crisis is worsening under growing stagnancy in the job market, as the gap between new job creation and people willing to enter the workforce is widening. 

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The Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc unveils commitments for next classification

Published:  13 June, 2022

Two years after the publication of its last classification, the Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc unveils its road map and commits its members to a sustainable development approach based on environmental, social and economic factors.

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Treasury bags new format extension as conversation around alt packaging grows

Published:  13 June, 2022

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has added a new bag-in-box (BiB) release to its high performing 19 Crimes portfolio, with the launch of its Revolutionary Rosé now available.

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Tim Atkin MW releases his 2022 Argentina Report

Published:  13 June, 2022

Leading UK wine writer and Master of Wine Tim Atkin has released his latest in-depth overview of the Argentinian wine scene. His annual report, now in its tenth edition and available through timatkin.com, is regarded as one of the most authoritative reviews of this major wine-producing nation.

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Bancroft Wines appoints John Hutton as consultant to sales and buying

Published:  13 June, 2022

Bancroft Wines has announced John Hutton will be joining as a consultant to its sales and buying teams. As the former MD and latterly chairman of Fields, Morris & Verdin, Hutton brings a wealth of industry experience to the growing Bancroft Team. 

Jon Worsley Bancroft’s CEO commented: "It is great to strengthen the company with John’s considerable knowledge and expertise, we are delighted to have him on board at such an exciting time for our business".

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London Wine Fair bounces back following Prowein ‘shock’

Published:  13 June, 2022

The 40th live London Wine Fair landed at the Olympia last week – a full three years since its last in-person outing and one month later than planned due to the postponement of Prowein.

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Third month of double-digit inflation hits food and drink

Published:  10 June, 2022

Data from CGA has revealed a third month of double-digit inflation for foodservice prices in April, with further rises expected and inflation unlikely to fall below 7% until at least next year.

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Revising Rueda

Published:  10 June, 2022

The launch of Gran Vino de Rueda is poised to raise the profile of Spain’s most prolific white DO, writes Andrew Catchpole.

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Wine world needs cohesive sustainability benchmark, says LWF Net Zero panel

Published:  10 June, 2022

The proliferation of sustainability accreditations for wine around the world is confusing for consumers and producers alike and the trade should look to create one benchmark standard by which a given bottle can be judged against its peers.

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