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Bellavita, now one of the leading UK-based events for Italian food and wine producers has reported a record year, with visitor numbers swelling by over 30% from last year to 8,100 visitors through the doors.
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Gonzalez Byass is launching a new organic wine into the UK.
The US Justice Department has given antitrust approval for Anheuser-Busch InBev - the world’s largest beer company - to acquire SABMiller – the world’s second largest beer company.
Lukasz Walkowiak, sommelier at Oxo Tower, has been named the Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner 2016.
Inter-Beaujolais has appointed two new leaders as part of a two year rotation to lead the producer association.
The Oxford Wine Company has refurbished its two remaining shops, although owner Ted Sandbach says that retail will continue to play a less important role in the future of the business.
Moët & Chandon has released its Grand Vintage Blanc and Grand Vintage Rosé from the 2008 vintage.
Consumer inflation rose 0.5% for the 12 months to June 2016, which although only slightly may be a signal of a future trend.
The CEO of wholesale giant Convivality has said that the rapidly expanding business is well placed to avoid the sting of the Brexit beehive.
Bibendum and its associated wine sales companies, PLB and Walker & Wodehouse, has become the latest – and largest - importer to join Bottlebooks.
El Dorado’s five-year-old Golden Rum has won its first listing with Sainsbury’s, bolstering the supermarket’s growing rum portfolio.
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Family-owned wineries still thrive in an increasingly consolidated world. Andrew Catchpole speaks with Robert Hill-Smith, chairman of Yalumba in Barossa Valley about the benefits of being independently run. This is the second article in a four part series.
Family-owned wineries still thrive in an increasingly consolidated world. Andrew Catchpole speaks with Alessio and Francesca Planeta, both of whom are family members of Planeta in Sicily, about the benefits of being independently run. This is the first article in a three part series.