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Boutinot's parent-company In Vino buys Moreno Wines

Published:  04 April, 2016

In Vino, which is an investment company that owns Boutinot, has bought Spanish specialist Moreno Wines.

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Bristol-based micro-distillery Psychopomp expands into retail premises

Published:  01 April, 2016

Bristol's Psychopomp micro-distillery is to open retail premises on the city's St Michael's Hill, close to the university.

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Insight: The psychology of drinks selection in the on-trade

Published:  01 April, 2016

New research into the psychology of drink selection in the on-trade puts the focus firmly on customer needs

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Guy Woodward: We need to ditch wine's elitist reputation

Published:  01 April, 2016

Guy Woodward reflects on how any wine "advice" may be viewed through the prism of wine being the preserve of patronising snobs.

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Halewood unveils new four-strong craft spirit range

Published:  31 March, 2016

Independent drinks manufacturer and distributor Halewood International is launching a new range of craft spirits to target younger millenniel drinkers thirsty for new flavour combinations and drink experiences.

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Bodega Argento and Bodega Garzón partner with Latin American St Pancras pop-up

Published:  31 March, 2016

Premium South American wine estates Bodega Argento from Argentina and Uruguay's Bodega Garzón have partnered with newly-launched Latin American pop-up restuarant Una on a series of exclusive supper clubs in the clock tower of London's St Pancras Hotel.

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Poetic License gin plans national roll-out after strong regional launch

Published:  30 March, 2016

New Sunderland-based small-batch distillery Poetic License is looking to roll out nationally after a successful launch in the North East late last year.

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Ridgeview wins five at Texsom as export volumes double

Published:  24 March, 2016

English sparkling wine producer, Ridgeview Wine Estate Ridgeview won  medals for all five of its wines entered into the 2016 Texsom International Wine Awards in the US last week.

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Diageo announces second phase of World Class bartending competition

Published:  17 March, 2016

Diageo Reserve has announced the launch of the second half of its World Class UK 2016 competition, which aims to find the best bartender in the UK.

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Champagne Ruinart unveils 2016 sommelier Challenge

Published:  17 March, 2016

Champagne Ruinart has announced the details of its Ruinart Challenge 2016, aimed at identifying the most talented young sommeliers from around the world.

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Openings: The Fizzy Tart

Published:  11 March, 2016

Stephen Hargreaveas, the chief executive officer of The Cranleigh Boutique, a company focused on high-end luxury sites is opening the first of two luxury bars located in the Lake District called the Fizzy Tart.

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UK sales of sparkling wines hit £1 billion for first time

Published:  11 March, 2016

Sales of sparking wines in the UK - excluding Champagne - hit £1 billion for the first time in 2015, according to figures released today by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

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California, Oregon and Washington wines shine at Go West Tasting

Published:  11 March, 2016

At yesterday's Go West! annual tasting California, Oregon and Washington wines emphasised that wines from west coast of the USA are gaining traction in the UK market.

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Openings: Barrio South

Published:  10 March, 2016

Barrio Bars, the quirky South-American cocktail bar chain, is continuing to expand across London and is adding a fourth location in Brixton, is set to open this month.

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Premium Malfy GDQI aims to bring Italian sunshine to UK gin category

Published:  10 March, 2016

Premium Italian gin Malfy GQDI has launched in the UK - backed the claim that Italy is the true homeland of gin.

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Matthew Clark's annual tasting draws a record number of attendees

Published:  10 March, 2016

Matthew Clark's annual portfolio tasting held this week at London's Tobacco Dock drew a crowd and saw visitors numbers soar 40% over last year's attendance numbers.

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Funkin partners with Cocktail Trading Co on Cocktails in the City serve

Published:  09 March, 2016

Cocktail-mixer producer Funkin is partnering with the Cocktail Trading Co on a new cocktail at this year's Cocktails in the City event in London.

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What the Living Wage means for the trade

Published:  08 March, 2016

We all need to earn enough to survive. But the Chancellor's introduction of a Living Wage, announced last year and to be introduced this April, has proved controversial

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The problem with mark-up madness in the on-trade

Published:  04 March, 2016

I love Riesling. I'll always buy it in the supermarket, I will always look out for it in restaurants and I'll always seek it out wherever I go.

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Gatwick targets premium gin market with unique on-site distillery and bar

Published:  02 March, 2016

Gatwick's North Terminal has opened what is believed to be the world's first on-site airport gin distillery and bar.

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