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CMA blocks Sainsbury’s and Asda merger

Published:  25 April, 2019

The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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First Majestic store receives Naked Wines rebrand

Published:  25 April, 2019

The recently announced rebrand of Majestic Wine to Naked Wines has begun with the company’s Wakefield store currently receiving a facelift.

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Online BWS sales grow ahead of market

Published:  24 April, 2019

The beer, wine and spirits (BWS) category recorded 9.6% growth in online sales last month compared to March 2018.

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Dourthe achieves sustainability certifications

Published:  24 April, 2019

Bordeaux estate Dourthe has been awarded the Terra Vitis and High Environmental Value level 3 (HVE3) certifications in recognition of its environmental and CSR practices.

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Diageo identifies £5.2bn growth opportunity for UK drinks industry

Published:  23 April, 2019

Diageo has identified a 12% growth opportunity, translating to £5.2 billion, for the UK alcohol industry over the next three years.

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Crown Cellars adds 20 new wines to portfolio including exclusive quintet

Published:  23 April, 2019

Crown Cellars, the specialist on-trade wine division of Carlsberg UK, has added 20 new wines to its 2019/20 portfolio, including five exclusive to the business.

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Cutting Room heads to Fitzrovia

Published:  09 April, 2019

CUTTING ROOM

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Ridgeview invests £1.8m in new winery to double production

Published:  18 April, 2019

Ridgeview Wine Estate has invested £1.8 million in a new winery with the aim of doubling production to 500,000 bottles by 2023.

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Together we can change the world

Published:  17 April, 2019

The 2019 Climate Change Leadership Conference called for the wine industry to set a global example. Lisa Riley reports

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LMVH owner pledges £173m to help repair Paris' Notre Dame

Published:  16 April, 2019

The Arnault family - owners of LMVH, has pledged £173 million to help repair Paris' Notre Dame cathedral following the devastating fires that started yesterday.

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Masa + Mezcal brings taste of Mexico to Bristol

Published:  09 April, 2019

MASA + MEZCAL

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Amathus Drinks adds Bodegas Argüeso to portfolio

Published:  12 April, 2019

Amathus Drinks has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of sherry producer Bodegas Argüeso.

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Global wine output reaches near record high of 2004

Published:  12 April, 2019

World wine production reached a near record high in 2018 in a clear departure from the historically low production of the previous year, but consumption stabilised, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV).

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Vinoteca gears up for Birmingham launch

Published:  12 April, 2019

Wine bar and restaurant Vinoteca has announced plans to launch in Birmingham, marking the five-strong chain’s first outlet outside the capital.

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Doña Paula gains sustainability certification

Published:  10 April, 2019

Santa Rita producer Doña Paula has been certified as a sustainable winery.

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González Byass acquires Ribera del Duero winery Fournier

Published:  10 April, 2019

González Byass has acquired Ribera del Duero winery Fournier for an undisclosed sum.

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E&J Gallo adds Provence rosé Fleur de Mer to UK portfolio

Published:  10 April, 2019

E&J Gallo has added Provence rosé Fleur de Mer to its UK fine wine menu as part of its strategy to expand its 'super premium' portfolio.

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Gordon Ramsay launches Lucky Cat in Mayfair

Published:  09 April, 2019

LUCKY CAT

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Symington announces first consecutive Vintage Port declaration

Published:  09 April, 2019

The Symington Family Estate has announced 2017 as a Vintage Port year, marking the family’s first ‘back-to-back’ general declaration in its history.

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Vermouth and Japanese whisky among top serves in high-end London bars

Published:  09 April, 2019

Vermouth and Japanese whisky are among the most fashionable drinks in London’s top high-end bars, according to the latest CGA and DrinkUp.London's 2018 Influencers Report.

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