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Suppliers seek clarity over support

Published:  07 May, 2020

Key suppliers to the shuttered on-trade have called on the government to help them survive Covid-19, pointing both to clarification on reopening measures and greater financial support.

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Enotria & Coe launches weekly online tastings

Published:  06 May, 2020

Enotria & Coe is to host a weekly programme of live online tastings through lockdown period using the company’s Instagram channel.

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Freixenet Copestick in Drinks Trust fundraiser

Published:  05 May, 2020

The Freixenet Copestick team is raising money for The Drinks Trust through the month of May with an initiative called the FXC Drinks Dash.

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Berkmann launches new scheme to support hospitality sector

Published:  02 April, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars has launched a new online platform to raise funds for the hospitality sector through consumer sales.

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Enotria goes into bat at Lord's

Published:  01 April, 2020

Enotria & Coe has announced a new three-year partnership with MCC which will see it become the official suppliers of wine and spirits at Lord’s Cricket Ground. 


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Profile: Lift off for Buckingham Schenk

Published:  30 March, 2020

With help from the Schenk Group mothership, Buckingham Schenk is evolving from a predominantly retail-led own-label proposition to becoming a multichannel player with a stall of agency and exclusive brands. Last month, Jo Gilbert spoke to MD Craig Durham about the company's latest reinvention 

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Jascots calls out to retail and wholesalers in need of stock as it pivots away from on-trade

Published:  23 March, 2020

On-trade supplier Jascots Wine Merchants has announced it is switching its focus to home-delivery and wholesale retail after sales plummeted from 85% of ‘normal’ to zero in the space of four days.

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Industry calls for alcohol duty suspension for at least six months

Published:  18 March, 2020

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is calling on officials to urgently suspend all alcohol duty to ease the tax burden on beleaguered businesses ahead of next week’s deadline. 

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WSTA in pan UK-EU talks to ensure GIs protected post Brexit

Published:  13 March, 2020

By January 2021, when Brexit comes into force, WSTA, the UK’s drinks lobby group, will no longer be a member of the pan-European wine trade body, CEEV. But ahead of further UK-EU trade talks, the two bodies are uniting once more to lobby for the continued smooth trade of wine across the English Channel.

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Disaronno resists coronavirus blues to set up UK distribution hub

Published:  10 March, 2020

Disaronno and Tia Maria owners Illva Saronno have today announced that they are setting up a distribution, sales and marketing arm in the UK – the same day that Italy announced it is quarantining its entire 60 million population due to the spiraling outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Kingsland launches lower-calorie canned wine

Published:  06 March, 2020

Kingsland Drinks has launched a lower-calorie canned wine range tapping into two key trends. 

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Nekter picks up Matthiasson Family agency

Published:  03 March, 2020

Californian producer Matthiasson Family Vineyards has appointed Nekter Wine Importers as its UK agency.

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Berkmann's bags Tenuta San Leonardo

Published:  02 March, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars is now the exclusive UK distributor of the iconic Tenuta San Leonardo Italian winery, the company has announced.

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Q&A: David Gill MW, Kingsland Drinks

Published:  02 March, 2020

With carbon emissions increasingly under scrutiny, Kingsland’s resident MW and head of specialist sales & wine development, tells Andrew Catchpole about enlightening the trade on bulk shipping and premium wines with less environmental impact

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Mentzendorff wins Colombo agency

Published:  26 February, 2020

Rhône Valley winemaker Jean-Luc Colombo has appointed Mentzendorff & Co as his exclusive agent in the UK.

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Top Selection wins entire Duckhorn range

Published:  25 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to distribute the whole portfolio of US producer Duckhorn in the UK.

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FSA releases stark warning to CBD producers targeting pregnant women and vulnerable people

Published:  13 February, 2020

The Food Standards Authority (FSA) has broken its silence on CBD to issue a statement urging businesses to be upfront about potential health risks and suitability for vulnerable groups.

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Georgian wines up 60% in UK

Published:  11 February, 2020

The National Wine Agency of Georgia has announced a big push on its country’s wines for 2020 after exports rocketed 60% last year.

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Top Selection bags award-winning Tuscan producer

Published:  03 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to be the exclusive distributor for Tuscan producer Villa Saletta.

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Bibendum launches major Bordeaux service

Published:  03 February, 2020

Leading UK distributor Bibendum Wine has launched a new initiative to streamline the sale of fine wines from Bordeaux to the UK on- and off-trade.

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