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International expansion boosts I Heart sales

Published:  03 March, 2021

Freixenet Copestick has announced it sold over 23 million bottles of its I Heart wine in the UK in 2020 and doubled its international sales. 

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Bodegas Palacio joins North South Wines

Published:  02 March, 2021

Grupo Bodegas Palacio has appointed North South Wines as its exclusive UK distributor.   

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Grüner goes global

Published:  01 March, 2021

Austria’s star player continues to advance its international appeal, as David Kermode discovers.

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Excise duties hike latest blow to SA wine industry

Published:  24 February, 2021

The South African government has announced it will increase the excise duties on alcohol by 8%.

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Wine GB gears up for first wine tourism conference

Published:  24 February, 2021

Wine GB is gearing up to stage its wine tourism conference next week, the first event from the trade body to focus solely on this part of the UK wine industry. 

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Lay & Wheeler to build new warehouse and head office

Published:  23 February, 2021

Lay & Wheeler has revealed it is gearing up to build a new head office and warehouse.

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Bibendum bolsters ‘luxury’ portfolio with Mission Hill

Published:  16 February, 2021

Bibendum has bolstered its ‘luxury’ portfolio with British Columbia’s Mission Hill Family Estate. 

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No/low consumption to rise 31% by 2024

Published:  10 February, 2021

Total volume sales of no/low alcohol beer, wine, spirits, and ready-to-drink (RTD) products are set to increase 31% by 2024, according to a No-and Low-Alcohol Strategic Study 2021 from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. 

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Grocery BWS sales boom in January with hospitality lockdown

Published:  02 February, 2021

Alcohol sales in the grocery sector grew overall by 29% in January boosted by the closure of the on-trade sector with the Covid-19 lockdown.  

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Trivento enters top 10 branded light wines

Published:  26 January, 2021

Trivento, Concha y Toro’s (CyT) Argentinean wine brand, led the charge as the company delivered strong off-trade growth for the 12-week period to 2January 2021. 

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Beale: ‘OIV membership is only half of the picture’

Published:  07 January, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed the UK government’s decisions to re-join the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) as a member, but also said that OIV membership was “only half the picture”. 

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Enotria adds bubbles geared away from the Grandes Marques

Published:  16 December, 2020

Enotria & Coe has added a quartet of sparkling wines to its portfolio geared away from the Grandes Marques.

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Trade goes digital with new app

Published:  14 December, 2020

Hospitality members’ club Trade has launched a free app for hospitality workers providing access to the community and perks beyond the walls of the Soho club, which closed its doors in March 2020. 

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VI-1 import certification postponed for six months

Published:  28 October, 2020

The government has announced a temporary suspension of wine import certification.

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Jascots adds three producers to Spanish portfolio

Published:  23 September, 2020

Jascots Wine Merchants has strengthened its Spanish portfolio with three new producers.

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APPG report lays bare “disastrous impact” of VI-1s

Published:  22 September, 2020

A new report from a committee of MPs into the impact of VI-1 wine import certificates has warned that the red tape will cause chaos and price hikes.

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Janjo and Jancis shine light on BAME talent

Published:  01 September, 2020

Jancis Robinson OBE MW has partnered with Mags Janjo of MJ Wine Cellars to launch a website shining a light on wine talent in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME).

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Last call on government to cut duty

Published:  09 March, 2020

A group of 14 MPs has made a last call to the government to cut duty ahead of Wednesday’s Budget.

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Wine Drinkers UK urges Chancellor not to discriminate against working class and women

Published:  02 March, 2020

Wine Drinkers UK has called on the new Chancellor not to discriminate against the working class and women ahead of the next Budget on 11 March.

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Hallgarten launches apprentice programme

Published:  14 January, 2020

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has today announced the launch of its Head Start apprenticeship programme with its first recruit.

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