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A Majestic State of Nakedness

15 Apr 2015 | By Richard Saxton

A short blog reviewing the surprising news which saw Majestic acquire Naked Wines

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Jean-Claude Mas adds new cremant to his portfolio

08 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Domaines Paul Mas is extending its portfolio of sparkling French wines from the Languedoc.

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The strengthening of the UK economy could benefit wine and spirits sales in 2014

Alcohol trends now shifting at a rate similar to other lifestyle categories

20 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Alcohol trends are evolving at much more rapid rate than in the past and while they don’t follow the fashion industry’s seasonal six month cycles, the on-going shifts within the drinks categories are changing at a similar pace as other lifestyle industries, according to Euronmonitor International.

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Google’s algorithm change favouring mobile-friendly websites goes into effect tomorrow

20 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Google is set to change its search algorithm this week and it could pose some new challenges for wine and spirit brands, as well as retailers, that do not have mobile-friendly websites.

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Rioja 2014 official vintage rated ‘good’ with increased quantities over last year

20 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

The thirtieth officially rated vintage in Rioja was rated ‘good’ by the control board for the Designated of Origin (DOC) with quantities looking to be higher than the 2013 vintage.

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Jacob’s Creek launches wine and snack pairing to eliminate 'snobbery' associated with wine

20 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Jacob’s Creek is launching a wine and snack pairing ‘wheel’ with the help of celebrity foodie Jo Pratt to help consumers pick wines that compliment some of the UK’s most favourite snacks and remove some of the ‘snobbery associated with wine selection.’

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Chief of the Week: Rowan Gormley, new ceo of Majestic Wines

17 Apr 2015 | By Claret Pimpernel

Today we raise a glass to Rowan Gormley one of the key players behind the £70 million acquisition of Naked Wines by Majestic and the new chief executive of the larger Majestic Wines group.

Domaine Gagey Monthéalie 2010; Griset Sauvignon Gris Rosé 2014; Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Gin

Harpers choice: April 2015

14 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Domaine Gagey Monthéalie 2010; Griset Sauvignon Gris Rosé 2014; Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Gin

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Chief of the Week: Martin Perez Cambet, Casarena Winery

10 Apr 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Working on this side of the fence you sometimes wander who is actually reading all (or any) of the news and copy that we diligently write every day - and where in the world they are if they do.

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