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CA Grands Crus sells two Bordeaux estates

Published:  04 February, 2019

CA Grand Crus has put two of its Bordeaux estates up for sale - Château Blaignan (Médoc) and Château La Tour de Mons (Margaux).

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Bancroft Wines teams up with Château de Berne

Published:  04 February, 2019

Bancroft Wines is now the official agent for Château de Berne in the UK.

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Diageo first-half sales up 6% boosted by strong UK performance

Published:  31 January, 2019

Diageo has reported a 5.8% increase in net sales to £6.9 billion boosted by a strong GB performance.

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Berkmann appoints director of fine wine & private clients

Published:  30 January, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Guillem Kerambrun to a newly created director of fine wine & private clients role.

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TWE hires Tony Watson as commercial director for UK and Ireland

Published:  30 January, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has appointed Tony Watson as commercial director for the UK and Ireland. It follows the promotion of Michelle Brampton to managing director, Europe in November.

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Citrus best for Sauvignon Blanc say consumers

Published:  30 January, 2019

A citrusy Sauvignon Blanc is the UK’s favourite, according to a new report.

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB announces the Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy

Published:  28 January, 2019

The British branch of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has launched a new award for its Young Sommelier Competition in honour of Gerard Basset MS, MW, OBE, who lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 January.

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‘Perfect storm’ causes glass shortage and price hikes for UK wine industry

Published:  24 January, 2019

The UK wine industry is running out of glass, creating unprecedented price hikes for bottlers - and the situation is unlikely to be resolved before 2020.

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Stannary St Wine Co appoints fine wine account manager

Published:  24 January, 2019

Stannary St Wine Co has expanded its team with the addition of Kim Suddens as fine wine account manager.

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Charles Metcalfe to host The Benevolent Ball

Published:  24 January, 2019

The Benevolent has revealed Charles Metcalfe is to host The Benevolent Ball this year.

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Gin boom sees England overtake Scotland in distillery numbers

Published:  24 January, 2019

The increasing popularity of gin has seen the number of distilleries in England nudge past Scotland for the first time, according to HMRC.

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Hallgarten appoints new head of marketing

Published:  24 January, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has hired Colin Cameron in the newly created role of head of marketing.

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Gerard Basset memoirs fully funded within days

Published:  23 January, 2019

The crowdfunding initiative to back the publication of the memoirs of Gerard Basset MS, MW, OBE seeks to set up a scholarship in his name as it reaches £14,000 target within days of launching.

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South Africa records export value growth but sliding volumes

Published:  22 January, 2019

The South African wine industry has recorded 4% growth in value exports to R9.06 billion in 2018, but volumes fell 6% due to the small size of recent vintages.

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Australian wine exports up 10%

Published:  22 January, 2019

Exports of Australian wine increased 10% last year to $2.82 billion, according to Wine Australia.

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Inter-Rhône welcomes seven new members

Published:  22 January, 2019

Inter-Rhône has grown its stable with the addition of five new appellations and two Geographical Indicators (GI).

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Burgundy reaches record prices and market share in 2018

Published:  22 January, 2019

Burgundy hit record highs both in terms of prices and market share in 2018 following the region’s relentless rise in the past decade.

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The Goring to launch seafood restaurant

Published:  22 January, 2019

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Académie Internationale du Vin appoints Lebanese winemaker

Published:  21 January, 2019

Prestigious wine body Académie Internationale du Vin has announced Elie Maamari - long-serving winemaker and export manager for leading Lebanese winery Château Ksara, has joined the fold.

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North South expands Italian portfolio with Azienda Agricola Cortese

Published:  21 January, 2019

North South Wines has expanded its Italian menu with the addition of Stefano Girelli’s Sicilian estate, Azienda Agricola Cortese.

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