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Insights: New wine preservation systems are helping to drive more wines by the glass

Published:  12 August, 2015

A growing demand for increasingly high-tech wine-preservation systems has given businesses an impressive array to choose from and is helping to drive more wines by the glass in various channels.

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Analysis: UK warehousing shortage may make outsourcing logistics more attractive

Published:  11 August, 2015

With the UK currently hit by a warehousing shortage, some drinks companies are outsourcing to better suit their needs.

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Insights: The rise of Spanish white wines in the on-trade

Published:  11 August, 2015

Spanish white wines are emerging from the shadow of the reds with a number of varieties and styles that are making headway in the UK on-trade.

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Insight: Pernod Ricard's new chief Alexandre Ricard outlines his strategy for greatness

Published:  10 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard's new chief Alexandre Ricard wants to conquer the world with conviviality. But are the two things compatible?

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Analysis: The summer of gin

Published:  10 August, 2015

It's official: gin has gone global. No longer confined to English back bars, now the rest of the world wants a slice of the action.

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Analysis: The Vindependents is an agency for independents, run by independents

Published:  07 August, 2015

Tired of dealing with big importers, a group of indies have launched a new agency to up profits and share business philosophies called The Vindependents.

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Analysis: Emerging regions making headway in the UK

Published:  07 August, 2015

Consumers are increasingly demanding unique wine experiences, creating an opportunity for lesser-known regions to grow in the UK market. Discover some of them ahead of next month's Emerging Regions Tasting.

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Analysis: What you need to do to win in gin

Published:  06 August, 2015

Craft gin is hot. But what should craft distillers be doing to maximise their chances of success?

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Insights: The increasing commonality of prestige Champagne

Published:  29 July, 2015

James Lawrence examines the increasing commonality of the de luxe and vintage Champagne segment.

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Alcohol consumption among under-18s at a record low in 2014, UK government statistics show

Published:  23 July, 2015

New government statistics show that the number of 11- to 15-year-olds drinking alcohol has fallen to a record low.

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Analysis: Anna Greenhous asks why competitions are boosting sake's image

Published:  21 July, 2015

Sake's popularity is growing apace. Anna Greenhous take a look at how understanding of the category is changing with the help of international competitions

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Insights: Groceries Code Adjudicator urges trade to be more vocal despite a 'climate of fear'

Published:  21 July, 2015

Suppliers and retailer relations were under the spotlight at the Groceries Code Adjudicator's recent annual conference and the industry is being urged to be more vocal despite 'a climate of fear and an aspect of futility'.

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Analysis: The squeeze on supermarket wine aisles

Published:  20 July, 2015

As multiples battle for share, tough times lie ahead for supermarkets and suppliers and the challenges facing the sector

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Insights: California proves to be a golden opportunity for the on-trade and independents

Published:  20 July, 2015

Sales of premium California wines have been picking up speed in the UK and many producers in the Golden State are looking to the UK as an export market full of opportunities.

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Analysis: HMRC's crackdown on alcohol's black market

Published:  17 July, 2015

Tackling duty evasion and illicit activity within the drinks trade was a key message in last week's Budget, but what does it mean for the trade?

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The Smith Report: Could the Greece debt crisis have implications for the wine trade?

Published:  17 July, 2015

Could the Greece debt crisis have implications for the wine trade? Take a loot at the events leading up to the dramatic collapse and what the uncertainty means for the wine world

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Insight: UK closures battle it out

Published:  17 July, 2015

The closure battle is becoming a two-horse race in the UK - and it's getting harder to pick a winner.

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Analysis: Ayo Akintola talks about Oddbins' digital growth strategy and poaching Naked Wines' staff

Published:  15 July, 2015

Oddbins boss Ayo Akintola talks to Rosie Davenport about his growth strategy and why trying to poach Naked Wines' staff is fair game

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Roberson Wines' Kensington Shop Closing: Top facts to know about what is behind the change

Published:  10 July, 2015

The closing of Roberson Wines Kensington shop took many in the trade by surprise.  Although some may see the change as dramatic shift for the company, we pulled together top questions and answers about what this means for one of London's most iconic businesses.

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How consumers define 'value', the online channel and growth in spirits leading trends of 2015

Published:  10 July, 2015

This week William Grant & Sons UK released its annual Market Report highlighting key trends for 2015 including the current evolution of how consumers are defining value, the growth in online purchasing and the expansion of premium spirits.

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