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Simpsons Wine Estate awarded government grant ahead of first harvest

Published:  09 May, 2016

Ruth and Charles Simpson, the owners of Simpsons Wine Estates in Kent, were awarded a Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) rant, which is growth programme that provides grant funding to encourage development.

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Kantar Worldpanel: It is the 'golden' age of groceries for consumers, but not for retailers

Published:  09 May, 2016

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel released last week show all major supermarkets posted a slowdown in their rate of growth, but consumers are saving more than ever.

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LWF: WSTA's chief warns of uncertainty ahead for trade

Published:  09 May, 2016

At the London Wine Fair 2016 held last week at Kensington Olympia, chief executive officer of the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) warned the trade may face some challenges in the year ahead following the Chief Medical Officer's revised guidelines for alcohol consumption.

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Gilbert's Grape: Surviving the LWF

Published:  09 May, 2016

The world of wine and spirits can be a minefield for newcomers. So Harpers senior reporter and wine newbie Jo Gilbert has decided to give a straight-talking account of what it's like to be a wannabe wino in an experts' industry.

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LWF: UK wine market niche trends

Published:  06 May, 2016

Masculine wines, sophisticated rosés and fruit-flavoured sparkling offerings have put themselves on the map as emerging trends, which will continue to gain traction over the course of the next few years.

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Vestal Vodka partnership to drive growth in the UK and abroad

Published:  06 May, 2016

Drinks industry guru, Dave Steward, has partnered with Vestal Vodka to drive growth in the UK's most competitive spirits category.

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LWF: Lanchester adds Vintrigue to its wines

Published:  06 May, 2016

Bringing together elements of craft beer-style presentation and carbon neutral supply, Lanchester Wines launched its Vintrigue range of wines at London Wine Fair.

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LWF: Carson Calling

Published:  06 May, 2016

The official launch of Carson Wines at the London Wine Fair saw the roll out of new additions to Christopher Carson's growing agency business

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Lanchester adds Vintrigue to its wines

Published:  06 May, 2016
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LWF: UK wine market major trends

Published:  06 May, 2016
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Masi launches "world's first" sparkling appassimento wine in to UK's booming sparkling category

Published:  06 May, 2016

Masi Agricola is looking to grab a slice of the pie in the UK's sparkling market - which is set to become the world's largest by 2020.

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Distell looks to increase market share in the UK

Published:  05 May, 2016

South African wine and spirits conglomerate Distell is focusing on expanding its market share in the UK according to Joseph Walsh the commercial director UK & Ireland.

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LWF: Is a Wikipedia for the wine industry possible?

Published:  05 May, 2016

A hot topic of conversation on the last day of the London Wine Fair is about how those in the industry share knowledge and information - and if the trade is working towards encyclopaedic database in the vein of Wikipedia.

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Off-Piste go after flavoured drinks market with alcoholic wine cocktail

Published:  05 May, 2016

Makers & Co., a new range of lightly sparkling 4% alcohol drinks, is taking centre at the Off-Piste stand at this year's London Wine Fair.

 

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Negociants UK launches Australian winery's rare grape variety

Published:  05 May, 2016

Chaffey Bros Wine Company's quirky names like Not Your Grandma's Rose and Düfte Punkt are the type that catch the eye while wandering around the London Wine Fair.

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LWF: Bibendum PLB expands its Chinese offering with new range

Published:  05 May, 2016

Bibendum PLB unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio at the London Wine Fair yesterday (May 4) - a Chinese wine created by Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser.

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Domaines Paul Mas aims to remove sulphur by 2020

Published:  04 May, 2016

Over the past year, Domaines Paul Mas has succeeded in fermenting without using any SO2 until right at the end of the vinification process.

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No Shortage: Prosecco drinkers have nothing to fear

Published:  04 May, 2016

The president of the Consorzio Tutela Prosecco DOC, which is the leading body of producers in Prosecco wanted to reassure Prosecco drinkers that there will be enough Prosecco to meet demand this year, but prices for suppliers are rising.

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LWF: Heavy penalties at stake with AWRS

Published:  04 May, 2016

Concerned wholesalers got a glimpse of things to come this morning now that the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) has come into force. 

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Sandeman: Port bottled with spirit attitude

Published:  04 May, 2016

Sandeman is showcasing its rebranded tawny port at the London Wine Fair - which has been bottled to resemble a whiskey bottle.

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