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González Byass launches 2022 Tío Pepe En Rama

Published:  07 April, 2022

González Byass has launched the 13th edition of its unfiltered and unclarified fino, Tio Pepe En Rama, in the UK.

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New oak can “pollute” Italian varieties, says Tenuta di Ghizzano

Published:  07 April, 2022

Tuscan winegrowers are increasingly eschewing new oak for alternatives like amphora, older barrels and maturation in stainless/concrete, according to a leading estate in the region.

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Chapel Down announces new cricket partnership

Published:  06 April, 2022

UK wine brand Chapel Down has been welcomed into the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as its official sparkling wine.

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Sixth-generation family pays tribute to rich legacy with launch of Corryton Burge wines

Published:  05 April, 2022

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has become the exclusive UK agents for Corryton Burge. 

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Gin and still wine lose momentum in post pandemic new normal

Published:  04 April, 2022

After enjoying a period of meteoric growth, the UK's favourite white spirit has hit a stumbling block, with a drop in hospitality market share in 2021.

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Can Chile hot up?

Published:  04 April, 2022

The talk among Chile’s firmament of terroir-focused wineries is of site selection, with many smaller brands promoting sub-zones and regionality, emphasising the superior quality of cool-climate vineyards such as Lo Abarca in San Antonio or Los Morros in Maipo. Proponents of this approach have long argued that terroir creates added value, encouraging consumers to leap into premium styles.

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Portman Group takes a hard line on hard seltzers

Published:  31 March, 2022

The Portman Group today issued updated guidance to drinks companies on the fast-growing hard seltzer category, after research found there is low understanding among consumers that the drink is alcoholic.

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Concha y Toro goes after greater share of the UK’s most valuable variety

Published:  30 March, 2022

Casillero del Diablo, Concha y Toro’s (CyT) flagship brand, is looking to nab a greater share of the Sauvignon Blanc pie with the launch of a premium coastal wine from Colchagua’s Ucuquer vineyard.

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Wines from Spain announces 2022 annual tasting

Published:  30 March, 2022

The Wines from Spain Annual Tasting, the most comprehensive tasting of Spanish wines for the UK trade and press, is back with a series of in-person and digital tastings in June 2022. Leading importers and exporters of Spanish wines will present their latest portfolios featuring Spain’s wealth of DOs, styles and grape varieties.

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Depleted yields create ‘tension’ following a stellar year for Burgundy exports

Published:  28 March, 2022

Burgundy is struggling to keep up with rising demand, as a record revenue-producing year in 2021 now puts pressure on winemakers to make the most of depleted stocks.

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Vins de Provence rosés: sales rise by 9% in 2021

Published:  28 March, 2022

After a 6% drop in 2020, winery sales bounced back by 9% last year, according to data released by the Provence Wine Council (CIVP). The recovery is mainly due to good export figures, fuelled by booming European markets, and increased sales in channels such as wine merchants and hospitality outlets.

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Bordeaux and Rioja intertwined as ever at BEIWE event in Haro

Published:  25 March, 2022

The Barrio de la Estación International Wine Encounter (BEIWE) combined two great wine regions, Rioja and Bordeaux, as five hundred wine professionals visited the historic Haro Station District for a tasting to remember.

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Dermot Sugrue steps down as head winemaker at Wiston Estate

Published:  18 March, 2022

It is the end of an era at Wiston Estate following the announcement that Dermot Sugrue will be stepping down as head winemaker after 16 years with the estate.

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Santa Rita Estates predicts record production in Molina, Pumanque, and Cauquenes in mid-harvest report

Published:  17 March, 2022

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has published its mid-harvest report, and it’s good news for Chile, along with Santa Rita and Carmen.

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Rueda DO celebrates heritage with launch of Gran Vino de Rueda

Published:  17 March, 2022

If Rueda is not on your radar, it should be - the white grape-producing region has become one of Spain’s most popular sources of wine. 

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Premium sales dominate at Concha y Toro for the first time

Published:  17 March, 2022

Viña Concha y Toro (CyT) has reached a ‘milestone’ in its sales career, with more than half of the company’s wine revenues stemming from higher-value products.

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Accolade Wines launches new format with Jack Rabbit 20cl Prosecco

Published:  14 March, 2022

Jack Rabbit, the leading on-trade wine brand from Accolade Wines, is launching a new 20cl, single-serve version of its increasingly popular Prosecco 75cl format.

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society celebrates its 150th distillery release

Published:  14 March, 2022

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) presents its landmark 150th distillery bottling this month – and it’s not a Scotch. 

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Ukrainian vodka supports fundraising for British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

Published:  11 March, 2022

Emporia, a spirits importer, is teaming up with several bars across the UK to serve cocktails with the Ukrainian Vodka ‘Staritsky Levitsky, Private Cellar’. 

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Tempranillo becomes most planted grape in Spain

Published:  10 March, 2022

The Spanish Ministry for Agriculture, Fishery and Nutrition has announced that the country’s most popular red grape, Tempranillo, is now also the most planted.

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