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Gin sales almost double in two years

Published:  29 March, 2019

The UK bought a record breaking 73 million bottles of gin last year across the on and off-trade (Nielsen/CGA), with off-trade sales peaking in the run up to Mother's Day.

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Stannary St Wine Co moves top end Italian release to en primeur model

Published:  28 March, 2019

Stannary St Wine Co has moved its annual Italian release of its top end producers to an en primeur sales model on the back of the "meteoric popularity of Italian wines".

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LWC creates marketing team for Signature Brands

Published:  28 March, 2019

Drinks wholesaler LWC has created a marketing team for its Signature Brands arm to bolster market presence of that side of the business.

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Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG ramps up UK promotion

Published:  27 March, 2019

Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG has increased its UK promotional activity for 2019.

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Hospitality missing out on gamification, claims report

Published:  27 March, 2019

The hospitality sector is losing out on increased productivity by not making use of gamified rewards, according to a new report.

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Gerard Basset memorial plans announced

Published:  27 March, 2019

The Basset family is to hold a Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).

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The Bottle Shop goes under

Published:  26 March, 2019

The Bottle Shop has called in the administrators and shut the business with immediate effect following a tough few months.

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs unveils top young somm, chef and winner of Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy

Published:  26 March, 2019

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has unveiled the winners of its Young Sommelier and Young Chef awards 2019, alongside the winner of the first Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy.

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The Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato reports volume drop

Published:  25 March, 2019

The Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato has reported a decrease in overall volume of bottling compared to 2017, but said 2018 was “a very positive year” for Monferrato wine.

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Food and drink exports growth slows to crawl but gin and whisky fly the flag

Published:  25 March, 2019

Overall UK food and drinks exports slowed to a crawl in 2018, but gin and whisky continued to fly the flag – each growing in both value and volume.

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Relevance of Chilean wine in Japan starting to slow, survey suggests

Published:  25 March, 2019

The relevance of Chilean wine in Japan, the country’s top imported wine, has started to slow down, according to the latest Landscapes report from Wine Intelligence.

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Majestic to close stores as part of major rebrand that will see it ditch the Majestic name

Published:  25 March, 2019

Majestic Wine is planning an overhaul of the business that will see the Majestic name disappear as part of plans to focus on its online and international reach via its Naked arm.

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JF Hillebrand denies suspending collections from EU countries

Published:  22 March, 2019

JF Hillebrand has denied that it has suspended collections from EU countries following reports stating such.

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Santa Rita half way to launch first wave of wines following WiSe project

Published:  22 March, 2019

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) is launching the first wave of wines from the ‘new’ vines it planted five years ago as part of its quality driven WiSe project.

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Prowein: Yellow Tail turns focus on rosé as red and white boom

Published:  21 March, 2019

Casella Family Brands (CFB) Europe is turning its focus on growing its rosé wine in the UK market as it records burgeoning sales across its red and white ranges.

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Prowein: Record numbers flock to Prowein 2019

Published:  20 March, 2019

Over 61,500 visitors from 142 countries visited Prowein in 2019, a record number for the event.

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Northern Hospitality announces Power List winners

Published:  20 March, 2019

The Kuits NRB Top Fifty 2019 has been revealed at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2019.

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Prowein: Nyetimber prepares to step up presence in ‘traditional’ sparkling wine producing countries

Published:  19 March, 2019

Nyetimber has recruited an international area sales manager for Europe as part of plans to increase its presence in the traditional sparkling wine producing countries.

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Prowein: Angelo Gaja wins Winemaker’s Winemaker accolade

Published:  18 March, 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has named Angelo Gaja as the 2019 recipient of the Winemakers’ Winemaker award, which is chosen by a panel of winemaking peers that comprise MWs who are winemakers and the award’s past winners.

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Prowein: Penfolds tops ranking at Agile Media’s The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2019

Published:  18 March, 2019

The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2019 has seen Penfolds top the poll for the fist time since 2016.

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