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Georgian UK wine exports continue to rise

Published:  20 November, 2020

Georgian wine exports to the UK continued to rise in the last year, albeit from a small platform, trebling in volume and exceeding £754,000 in value. 

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Bacardi acquires pre-batched cocktails company Tails

Published:  19 November, 2020

Bacardi has acquired pre-batched cocktails company Tails for an undisclosed sum.  

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Three quarters of hospitality businesses could close in 2021

Published:  19 November, 2020

Trade bodies have called for an adaptation of Tier restrictions as they warn almost three quarters of hospitality businesses could close without further government support.

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Naked Wines revenue soars 80%

Published:  19 November, 2020

Naked Wines has reported an 80% jump in revenue to £157.1m for the half year ending 28 September 2020, boosted by lockdowns as customers stayed home and ordered delivery. 

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Mirabeau pours rosé into ecofriendly bag-in-box

Published:  18 November, 2020

Mirabeau has extended its Belle Année rosé range with a sustainable bag-in-box format.    

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France and the US top Robert Parker’s inaugural Top 100 Wine Discoveries List

Published:  18 November, 2020

France and the US cap off a new list of wines from Robert Parker Wine Advocate, which aims to identify the next big icon wines and trends from around the globe.

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Inter Beaujolais partners with home dining app

Published:  18 November, 2020

Inter Beaujolais is launching a new UK trade campaign to support restaurants which are finding customers in new ways during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Drinks writer Bert Blaize opens wine shop

Published:  18 November, 2020

Wine writer Bert Blaize has teamed up with specialist car showroom Hexagon Classics to launch a wine and deli shop in London’s Highgate.

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SLTA: ‘Level 4 signals permanent closure for many’

Published:  18 November, 2020

Moving parts of west central Scotland into Level 4 “effectively signals permanent closure for many pubs and restaurants”, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA) has warned.

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Historic whisky up for auction

Published:  18 November, 2020

A bottle of The Macallan 50-year old anniversary malt whisky is to form the centrepiece of Brightwells’ November auction.

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Bourgogne UK wine exports up 11.6%

Published:  18 November, 2020

Exports of Bourgogne wine to the UK rose 11.9% in volume in the first nine months of the year compared to the same period last year, with value up 1.3%, according to the latest Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) data. 

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Level 4 to be imposed in 11 Scottish council areas

Published:  17 November, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that Scotland's toughest Covid restrictions (Level 4) are to be introduced in 11 council areas, including Glasgow, this Friday.

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Barrel of Burgundy sells for £136,400

Published:  17 November, 2020

Zachys has revealed the results of its London II auction, which included what the business claims to be the world’s first barrel of Burgundy to be sold at auction. 

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The Drinks Trust launches ‘connection and opportunity’ platform

Published:  17 November, 2020

The Drinks Trust is gearing up to launch a platform dedicated to creating “connection and opportunity” across the UK drinks industry. 

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Naked Wines appoints chief financial officer

Published:  17 November, 2020

Naked Wines has appointed Shawn Tabak as its new chief financial officer (CFO).

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Tier system may have to be ‘strengthened’

Published:  17 November, 2020

A senior health official has warned that to get England “through the winter”, the regional tiered system of measures may have to be “strengthened”. 

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Diageo recognised in Dow Jones World Sustainability Index 2020

Published:  17 November, 2020

Diageo has been recognised in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index 2020 for the third consecutive year.  

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Virtual Christmas cocktail party in aid of The Drinks Trust

Published:  17 November, 2020

Liana Cocktail Co is gearing up to host a virtual Christmas cocktail party in a bid to raise funds for The Drinks Trust.

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Hakkasan launches nationwide wine delivery service

Published:  17 November, 2020

Hakkasan has launched a nationwide wine delivery service to build on the success of its Covid inspired Hakkasan at Home initiative launched in March.  

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Symington family pays tribute to “dedicated” Port maker, James Symington

Published:  16 November, 2020

Leading Port maker James Symington has passed away, leaving behind many decades’ worth of dedication to his and his family’s craft.

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