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From ‘demonised’ White Lyan to international entrepreneur – how Ryan Chet grew an empire

Published:  28 February, 2022

Ryan Chetiyawardana, better known by alias Mr Lyan, says his first launch, White Lyan, was branded as a heretical concept by his peers and ‘demonised’ when it launched back in 2013 for its left-field approach to cocktails. Fast forward nine years, and the British entrepreneur is on the cusp of launching Seed Library, which sees him come full circle to where it all began in East London.

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Tempus Two announces first-ever UK partnership

Published:  28 February, 2022

Tempus Two has today announced its first-ever partnership in the UK with leading entertainment company Secret Cinema for an upcoming immersive experience.

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Bidders vie for Napa Valley's most innovative wines at Sotheby's auction

Published:  28 February, 2022

Bidders from around the world attended the 26th annual Premiere Napa Valley wine auction, conducted by Sotheby’s on Saturday.

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Jack Rabbit launches new app for its Wine Club

Published:  28 February, 2022

Jack Rabbit, the UK’s number one on-trade wine brand, is launching a new mobile app for its Wine Club, allowing members to engage with the brand and redeem reward points digitally.

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Two Brits join MW firmament

Published:  25 February, 2022

Justin Martindale MW and Jonny Orton MW have become the latest Masters of Wine.

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Casa E di Mirafiore joins the Bancroft Portfolio

Published:  25 February, 2022

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How climate change will impact England's vineyards

Published:  24 February, 2022

In the wine world, we can see the consequences of global warming very clearly – from overly ripe grapes to destroyed harvests – vineyards all over the world are experiencing disruption.

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Domaine Bousquet taps into organic growth with launch of new range

Published:  24 February, 2022

Argentina’s leading organic winery, Domaine Bousquet, launches its Cameleón range into the UK market. 

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The world’s best bars to receive Michelin-style 3-star rating system

Published:  24 February, 2022

A brand new recognition system for the world’s best bars has been announced – set to become one of the bar industry’s most respected accolades of excellence.

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Naked Wines to reduce weight of 3.5 million bottles

Published:  24 February, 2022

For Naked Wines, lighter bottles are greener bottles as the online retailer looks to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Almudena Alberca MW and Jamie del Río join Entrecanales Domecq Hijos board

Published:  23 February, 2022

Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos has announced that Almudena Alberca MW and Jaime del Río are joining the company’s board of directors. 

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Climate change a ‘strong threat’ for six out of 10 wineries

Published:  23 February, 2022

Sustainability is to form a “real pillar” of this year’s ProWein, with the challenge of matching economic sustainability with environmental goals acknowledged as a key issue for producers and trade alike.

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IWSC partners with The Old Vine Conference for new trophy

Published:  23 February, 2022

Together, the IWSC and The Old Vine Conference are launching a new Old Vine Trophy award.

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Trade’s thirst for physical tastings returns

Published:  23 February, 2022

The trade is returning with increasing gusto to trade tastings, as evidenced in London yesterday (22 February) at two of the calendar’s most compelling annual events.

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Government announces ‘Living with Covid plan’ but must do more to help hospitality

Published:  23 February, 2022

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his ‘Living with Covid plan’, which will see England end all of its remaining legal coronavirus rules on Thursday, including contact tracing.

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The Drinks Trust opens applications for vocational hardship programme

Published:  22 February, 2022

The Drinks Trust has announced that applications for its new vocational programme are now officially open to applicants. For the first time in its 135-year history, the Trust has introduced an initiative to alleviate long term hardship and train and educate the next generation of drinks and hospitality industry professionals.

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Some relief in New Zealand as harvest looks to return to normal size

Published:  21 February, 2022

The first grapes of the 2022 New Zealand vintage have been harvested, with ongoing international demand and low stock levels meaning that winemakers are hoping for a significantly larger harvest this year. 

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Lad culture called out for continuing to sideline women in whisky

Published:  21 February, 2022

The whisky industry is still suffering from a prevailing “laddish culture” by some consumers and members of the trade who see female employees as a “novelty”, the head of Penderyn’s distillery operations has said.

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January deliveries up five-fold on pre-Covid levels for managed restaurants and pubs

Published:  21 February, 2022

Britain’s leading restaurant and pub groups saw their delivery sales reach five times their pre-pandemic levels in January, the CGA & Slerp Hospitality at Home Tracker reveals.

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National Wine Agency of Georgia announces expanded campaign for the UK

Published:  21 February, 2022

Following another year of strong export growth in the UK, the National Wine Agency of Georgia has confirmed an expanded promotional campaign for Britain.

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