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Record trade uptake ahead of English Wine Week 2014

Published:  20 May, 2014

English Wine Week gets underway on Saturday May 24 with a host of events across the on and off-trade and widespread media coverage.

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Jacob's Creek to release limited edition white-bottled Wimbledon wines

Published:  20 May, 2014
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M&S to offer cachaça and four new Brazilian wines in time for the World Cup

Published:  15 May, 2014

Marks & Spencer's stores across the UK will now offer Abelha Organic Silver Cachaça, a key ingredient in Brazil's national drink the Caipirinha, as well as rolling out four new Brazilian wine this month just ahead of the World Cup.

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Portugal takes 12 trophies at International Wine Challenge

Published:  14 May, 2014

Portugal has scooped 12 trophies at the International Wine Challenge, putting it in third position for trophy wines after France (28) and Australia (19).

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Scotch whisky chief warns "Yes" vote may be "damaging" for industry

Published:  13 May, 2014

Despite "unprecedented" investment in the Scotch whisky industry expected over next two years, the Scotch Whisky Association chief executive David Frost warns that voting for an independent Scotland could bring risks that "would be damaging and difficult manage."

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Albion Racing Club spiced malt launches first film: 'Méribel or Bust'.

Published:  09 May, 2014

The Albion Racing Club, a British spiced malt launched in March 2014, has brought back memories of Terry Thomas and Tony Curtis and the iconic film, Monte Carlo or Bust, with the premiere of its first hour long film in London this week, which centres around the Club's inaugural race, 'The Alpine Run 2014: Méribel or Bust'.

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Keynote speakers confirmed for the International Cool Climate Symposium 2016

Published:  09 May, 2014

The ninth International Cool Climate Symposium 2016, which is being held in the UK for the first time between May 26-28, has confirmed its keynote speakers, including Jancis Robinson MW, Professor Dr Huiquin Ma, Dr. Mike Trought, Dr Kees Van Leeuwen, Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, Essi Avellan MW, Dr Steve Charters MW and Professor Charles Spence.

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English wine producers celebrate 'relief' of record 2013 harvest

Published:  08 May, 2014

English vineyards are celebrating a bumper 2013 harvest as new plantings nudge figures to 33,384 hectolitres or almost 4.5 million bottles, helping alleviate depleted stocks after poor harvests in the past two years.

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English vineyard Hambledon strikes distribution deal to help 1m bottle sales target

Published:  08 May, 2014

English sparkling wine producer Hambledon Vineyard has taken its first steps towards building sales to one million bottles per year by signing an exclusive distribution agreement with Fields, Morris & Verdin in the UK.

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English wines awarded a record five IWC golds and two IWC trophies

Published:  07 May, 2014

English winemakers have wowed judges at the International Wine Challenge 2014, taking home a record two trophies and five gold medals.  

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Treasury Wine Estates UK off-trade sales soar 17%

Published:  06 May, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates is committing itself to a multimillion pound spend across the UK off-trade this summer as it announces a 17% increase in its own off-trade sales to £193 million in 2013-2014 (Nielsen MAT March 29, 2014)  .

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Treasury Wine Estates: UK wine industry missing a £200m opportunity in the convenience channel

Published:  06 May, 2014

The UK wine industry is missing out on a potential £200m lost opportunity in the impulse and convenience channel, according to new research from Treasury Wine Estates.

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Stars in their aisles

Published:  02 May, 2014

News that David Beckham is to put his name to a new whisky is just the latest in a series of celebrity drink endorsements. But, Richard Foster asks, do such link-ups guarantee good sales?

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Beefeater launches limited edition gin to mark visitor centre opening

Published:  28 April, 2014

Beefeater Gin is launching a limited edition gin in celebration of next month's opening of Beefeater London: The Home of Gin, which will be the first dedicated gin distillery visitor centre in London

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English wine producer Chapel Down sees sales fall after recent poor grape harvests

Published:  25 April, 2014

English wine and beer producer, Chapel Down, suffered a 24% sales volume drop due to smaller yields from the 2011 and 2012 grape harvests. It has, though, increased overall sales revenue by 4% by raising the average selling price of its wines by 10% during the past financial year.

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Wine growing in the UK guide to be published

Published:  23 April, 2014

The first practical guide on growing wine grapes in England and across the UK has been written by acclaimed English wine expert, Stephen Skelton MW.

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Changes in alcohol habits prompt fall in serious violence

Published:  23 April, 2014

The number of people injured in serious violence in England and Wales dropped by 12% in 2013 compared to 2012, coinciding with a fall in binge drinking.

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London Wine Fair 2014 cuts costs for exhibitors

Published:  11 April, 2014

London Wine Fair has been making some big changes this year including pledging £40,000 to bring in 200 major buyers for the show, with the money being flagged to help the buyers with travel and accommodation costs and a 25% reduction in the space price for exhibitors.

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PaperBoy Wine selects new paper bottle manufacturer

Published:  11 April, 2014

PaperBoy Wine bottles, which were supplied by GreenBottle who helped manufacture the first paper wine bottles, have entered into a three year agreement with Ecologic Brands, Inc., an American company, to supply the bottles.

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Supermarket wine price wars are dumbing down market, says report

Published:  07 April, 2014

Supermarket wine price wars are threatening to'dumb down British consumers' attitudes to wine, exclusive research from Harpers Data & Insight team reveals.

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