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Berkmann reveals £14m expansion drive

Published:  16 May, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has secured £14 million of backing from HSBC UK to support its overseas expansion plans.

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Thailand claims Bacardi Legacy 2019 crown

Published:  16 May, 2019

The 2019 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition has been won by Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn from Bangkok, Thailand.

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Vinoteca heads to Birmingham

Published:  15 May, 2019

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Co-op ramps up rosé range

Published:  10 May, 2019

The Co-op has “massively boosted” its rosé portfolio, adding 10 new lines as part of a spring range refresh.

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England triumphs in IWC

Published:  10 May, 2019

England’s winemakers scooped 11 Gold, 50 Silver and 60 Bronze medals in the International Wine Challenge (IWC), placing it ninth in the medals table. Ten of England’s 11 Gold medals were awarded to sparkling wines.

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Off-Piste Wines secures place in The Sunday Times International Fast Track 200

Published:  10 May, 2019

Off-Piste Wines has secured a place in the 2019 Sunday Times HSBC International Fast Track 200.

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Chris Porter leaves The Benevolent

Published:  09 May, 2019

Chris Porter has departed as chief executive of drinks industry charity, The Benevolent.

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Vineyard Cellars appoints Dave Allen as new director

Published:  09 May, 2019

Vineyard Cellars has appointed Dave Allen to the role of director as the Californian fine wine merchant looks to grow its portfolio. 

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Lanson becomes UK agent for Provence producer Domaine de Cala

Published:  09 May, 2019

House of Lanson has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Provence producer Domaine de Cala’s rosé duo - Prestige and Classic.

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Bancroft expands organic menu

Published:  08 May, 2019

Bancroft Wines has expanded its organic menu with the addition of Chilean Nuevo Mundo.

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LWF offers £1,000 cash prize to the wine trade’s “top nose”

Published:  08 May, 2019

Someone in the wine industry stands to win £1,000 at the London Wine Fair (LWF) after it teamed up with The Wine Gang - the group of wine writers, critics and tastings hosts - to launch a new competition designed to test the wine industry’s "best and brightest palates”.

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Local heroes abroad: GB wine exports rise

Published:  08 May, 2019

English and Welsh wines are on a real roll, and not just at home. Exports are expected to rise significantly over the next few years, reports Lisa Riley

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Music festivals offer £100m opportunity

Published:  07 May, 2019

Drinks suppliers could reap a £100 million booze bonanza this summer thanks to alcohol loving festival-goers, according to new CGA research on festivals.

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What’s hot at this year’s LWF

Published:  07 May, 2019

With exhibitor numbers up significantly, LWF 2019 promises to be a better showcase than ever. Lisa Riley breaks down what visitors have to look forward to

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Waitrose adds first English ‘orange’ wine to menu

Published:  03 May, 2019

Waitrose has expanded its English wine menu with seven new offerings, including its first homegrown ‘orange’ wine.

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Concha gears up to join ‘wine in can’ category

Published:  03 May, 2019

Concha y Toro (CyT) is poised to become the latest wine producer to turn to the can as the increasingly popular format continues to gather momentum in the UK.

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Kopparberg moves into gin

Published:  02 May, 2019

Cider specialist Kopparberg is moving into gin, releasing a bottle into the on-trade from 6 May and in retail on 22 May.

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Australian wine exports to UK up in value but volume stagnant

Published:  01 May, 2019

Exports of Australian wine to the UK jumped 4% in value to AUD$388 million last year, and 0.1% in volume to 242 million litres.

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Scotch Whisky fuels the UK by £5.5bn

Published:  30 April, 2019

Scotch Whisky now contributes £5.5billion to the UK economy, up 10% since 2016, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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The Benevolent launches campaign to push 'It could be me' initiative

Published:  29 April, 2019

The Benevolent has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the charity’s ‘It could be me’ initiative, which is aimed at getting as many members of the drinks industry to sign up to donate £5 a month.

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