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The rise of Nordic gins

Published:  31 January, 2019

The gin market is a whirlwind of activity. According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), Brits bought over 60 million bottles worth over £1.6 billion in the year to June 2018, up 38% on the same period the previous year.

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Roberson plans expansion outside of London

Published:  31 January, 2019

Three years ago, dynamic, family-run business Roberson Wines took the decision to close its flagship store.

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Google searches for Dry January up 35% on last year as Gen Z knuckles down with no and low

Published:  31 January, 2019

Low and no alcohol serves can no longer be seen as “the poor cousin at the back of the bar” a number of industry experts agreed when faced with the question of what to do about the most teetotal generation in living memory.

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Luvian’s St Andrews' Archie McDiarmid blogs from Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough

Published:  31 January, 2019

Day two was built around the concept of ‘Purity’, and allowed six speakers to focus on the land and climate that makes New Zealand so special, the challenges it faces in the coming years and how they might overcome them.

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Diageo first-half sales up 6% boosted by strong UK performance

Published:  31 January, 2019

Diageo has reported a 5.8% increase in net sales to £6.9 billion boosted by a strong GB performance.

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Berkmann appoints director of fine wine & private clients

Published:  30 January, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Guillem Kerambrun to a newly created director of fine wine & private clients role.

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TWE hires Tony Watson as commercial director for UK and Ireland

Published:  30 January, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has appointed Tony Watson as commercial director for the UK and Ireland. It follows the promotion of Michelle Brampton to managing director, Europe in November.

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Woodwinters hires Sara Bachiorri as it targets further UK expansion

Published:  30 January, 2019

Woodwinters has appointed Sara Bachiorri as a key account manager in its London on and off-trade sales division as part of its UK expansion plans.

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New wineries set for debut at the Kosher Food and Wine Experience

Published:  30 January, 2019

Several new wines will be on offer at the Kosher Food and Wine Experience London (KFWE) this year, including one named after the stones David used to slay Goliath.

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Conversion Group adds Gracie Events to investment portfolio

Published:  30 January, 2019

The Conversion Group has added fine wine events specialists Gracie Events to its expanding portfolio of investments in luxury businesses.

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Citrus best for Sauvignon Blanc say consumers

Published:  30 January, 2019

A citrusy Sauvignon Blanc is the UK’s favourite, according to a new report.

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Scandinavian style: Climate change pushes wine to the fringes

Published:  30 January, 2019

For much of the winemaking world, it’s an inconvenient truth that climate change is changing how easily and successfully wine can be made.

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Justerini & Brooks to distribute Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez in UK

Published:  29 January, 2019

Justerini & Brooks has added Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez to its portfolio.

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Ribera del Duero’s Cruz de Alba signs to Enotria & Coe

Published:  29 January, 2019

Cruz de Alba has joined sister wineries Ramón Bilbao from Rioja and Mar de Frades from Rías Baixas at Enotria & Coe to offer a trio of wines to UK independents and the on-trade.

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Luvian’s St Andrews' Archie McDiarmid blogs from Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough

Published:  29 January, 2019

Haere Mai, as they say in Marlborough, and welcome to Sauvignon 2019, the world’s biggest celebration of – arguably - the most popular and least well-understood grape variety around.

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Oddbins set for administration

Published:  29 January, 2019

Oddbins is reportedly poised to enter administration, putting more than 500 jobs at risk.

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Mr Lyan announces big plans

Published:  28 January, 2019

The team behind venues such as White Lyan, Cub, and current World’s Best Bar, Dandelyan, have revealed even more ambitious plans for 2019.

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Hungary calls on on-trade for Furmint February

Published:  28 January, 2019

As part of the first Furmint February to be held in the UK, participating on-trade and independent retailers have the chance of winning a trip to Hungary.

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UK still ‘litmus test’ as global benchmark for wine brands

Published:  28 January, 2019

The UK market continues to be the shop window for the world of wine, with the on-trade driving premium sales. 

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB announces the Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy

Published:  28 January, 2019

The British branch of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has launched a new award for its Young Sommelier Competition in honour of Gerard Basset MS, MW, OBE, who lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 January.

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