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Scottish government calls for post-Brexit protections for whisky

Published:  01 August, 2019

Scotch whisky must retain its current protected status if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Fergus Ewing, the Scottish government’s secretary for the rural economy, has said.

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Bacardi and Brown-Forman end longstanding UK sales partnership

Published:  01 August, 2019

Bacardi and Brown-Forman are to end their UK collaboration, the companies have revealed.

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Half of China's middle class population drinks imported wine

Published:  01 August, 2019

Despite falling wine import volumes, China continues to mature as a market, according to the latest country report from Wine Intelligence.

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Campari nets €80 million from property sale

Published:  01 August, 2019

Campari Group is to receive €80 million from the sale of a mansion in Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat in the south of France, the company has revealed.

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Liv-ex releases 2019 classification

Published:  01 August, 2019

Wine buyers continue to diversify away from Bordeaux, according to the latest biennial classification list from global wine-trading platform Liv-ex, released today.

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Looking ahead: Matt Hennings, managing director, Hennings Wine

Published:  31 July, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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EWGA Wines to distribute Champagne Boizel

Published:  31 July, 2019

EWGA Wines has signed a deal with the Boizel family to become the exclusive on-trade UK distributor of the Champagne brand.

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Craft spirits start-up launches first drinks

Published:  31 July, 2019

Craft spirits start-up Top Beverages has unveiled its first two products, tapping into two key growth categories - rum and gin.

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Gosnells launches meads in cans

Published:  30 July, 2019

Gosnells of Peckham, London’s only Meadery, has claimed a European first with the launch of mead in cans.

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Aperol continues its ascent with 22% sales spike

Published:  30 July, 2019

The apertivo movement continued to spread across Europe and the rest of the world in the first half of 2019, according to Campari’s latest results.

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New Generation creates sales & marketing director position

Published:  30 July, 2019

New Generation Wines has appointed James McKenna to the newly created position of sales & marketing director.

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Consorzio Doc delle Venezie introduces three-year suspension of new vineyards

Published:  30 July, 2019

Consorzio Doc delle Venezie has introduced a three-year suspension of new vineyards in a bid to achieve an “even higher quality and balanced market growth”.

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New allergen-free liqueur hits UK market

Published:  29 July, 2019

A new plant-based brandy has been launched in the UK.

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Online sales growth in sharp slowdown

Published:  29 July, 2019

Online retail sales grew by 5.4% for the first half of 2019, down from 16.9% growth for the comparable period in 2018, according to data from the latest IMRG CapGemini eRetail Sales Index.

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France rebuffs Trump on wine tax threat

Published:  29 July, 2019

Bruno Le Maire, France’s minister of finance, has rejected a threat from US President Donald Trump to impose a levy on imports of French wine into the US.

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McGuigan steps down as CEO of Australian Vintage

Published:  29 July, 2019

Neil McGuigan is to resign from his role as chief executive of Australian Vintage.

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Sustainable British winemakers to unite under WineGB banner

Published:  26 July, 2019

A new initiative created with the aim of supporting UK growers and winemakers in their efforts to produce sustainable wines has been given an official name.

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Friday Read: Merlot

Published:  26 July, 2019

Can one film realistically change consumer attitudes to two grape varieties?

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Retail sales fall for longest period since 2011

Published:  26 July, 2019

Retail sales fell for the third consecutive month in the year to July, marking the longest period of decline since 2011, according to the latest CBI monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

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Amorim buys 50% stake in Vinolok

Published:  26 July, 2019

Amorim has acquired a 50% stake in high-end glass and crystal closures producer Vinolok for an undisclosed sum.

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