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Bars and restaurants could be looking forward to an extra windfall over this year’s Christmas weekend, thanks to the fortuitous dates of Christmas this year.
The government department for public health has praised the benefits of minimum pricing after releasing a report which shows that UK consumers are drinking 42% more than there were in 1980.
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is re-naming its Blossom Hill Fruit Bloom range in order to stress bubbles over fruit.
New Zealand’s most famous red grape will be at the forefront of this year’s New Zealand annual trade tasting in January.
Carlsberg UK is aiming to change the way beer is stocked and poured in venues serving low to medium volumes of the drink.
Pernod Ricard is selling the Domecq brand and its related brandies and wines to Emperador Group and Gonzalez Byass.
A new lifestyle-led sparkling wine brand is aiming to match the prospects in the female drinkers/millennials market with the Italian wine and the RTD categories in the hopes of cracking the UK market.
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The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is calling for Brexit ministers to let the drinks industry lead negotiations to ensure the best possible free trade agreements with the EU andfurther afield.
Devon-based winery Lyme Bay has announced a new partnership with leading UK wine and spirits distributor, Enotria&Coe.
Bibendum has launched a new tool to provide customers with a “complete picture of the market” thus helping them to list the right products at the right price and to identify gaps in the market.
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