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Tesco boss paid £3m for returning retailer to profit

Published:  16 May, 2016

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis has been paid £4.6m in salary and bonus for turning around the fortunes of the supermarket giant.

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Third annual Ginposium 2016 sells out

Published:  16 May, 2016

The third annual Ginposium 2016 was hosted on the 12 May at the London Transport Museum in Convent Garden which sold out with 120 delegates attending the technical conference.

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Spike in gin and rosé sales at Waitrose as bbq season kicks off

Published:  16 May, 2016

A surprisingly warm early start to May was reflected in an increase in sales of gin (up 15%) and rosé wine (up 39 per cent) at Waitrose.

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Majestic Wine rolls out several news wines ahead of summer

Published:  16 May, 2016

Following the tremendous success of Majestic's first own label Definition range, with sales hitting over £5 million in less than a year on the shelf, the wine buying team is adding a number of new wines to their expanding portfolio ahead of summer.

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Milk-based vodka to launch into US and Australia with new appointment

Published:  16 May, 2016

Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka has brought on board a new global sales director to help launch the spirit into new key markets worldwide.

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Concha y Toro launches tool to support growing wine c-sector

Published:  16 May, 2016

Concha y Toro UK, one of the UK's leading wine suppliers, has announced the launch of a free app to help convenience retailers to maximise wine sales.

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Voters could follow wine-drinkers' lead in EU referendum, says Majestic

Published:  16 May, 2016

Britons' growing taste for New World wines over the Old could be the key to unlocking how consumers will vote in the EU referendum this summer.

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New Scottish gin brand smells its way to success

Published:  13 May, 2016

A new Scottish gin brand is hoping to unlock gin-lovers taste buds by appealing to their sense of smell.

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Amathus unveils fast-aged Bourbon

Published:  13 May, 2016

UK-based distributor Amathus is launching a new whiskey bourbon drink which uses a technique to accelerate the maturation process

 

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Debt dispute between Diageo and former United Spirits boss continues

Published:  13 May, 2016

British alcohol giant Diageo Plc has submitted details of its agreement with USL's former boss Vijay Mallya to a debt tribunal.

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Could leaving the EU apply the brakes to the gin boom?

Published:  13 May, 2016

Leaders in the gin industry gathered to highlight the dangers Brexit poses to the millions of bottles of gin exported to the EU each year if the UK leaves the single market.

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Shake-up of Waitrose's Australian range

Published:  13 May, 2016

Waitrose is overhauling its Australian wine category, replacing 45% of the current range.

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VIDEO: Skin Côntact LIVE storms Islington's O2 Academy

Published:  13 May, 2016

The wine industry's first ever rock band, Skin Côntact, took the wine trade by storm on last night on stage at London's Islington's O2 Academy to raise money for Wine Relief, the wine trade's fundraising initiative which supports Comic Relief.

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Launch of new Plantation rum into the UK with Pineapple Society

Published:  12 May, 2016

Maison Ferrand is expanding its range of premium Plantation rums by releasing its Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' Fancy 1824 Recipe into the UK.

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Az Valor supports Amaral in Stock Spirits row

Published:  12 May, 2016

AZ Valor Partners have come out in support of Western Gate's proposals to nominate two candidates to the board of Stock Spirits.

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Skin Côntact: It's the final countdown! Mark Andrew talks about his favourite music legends

Published:  12 May, 2016

Our final personal interview with the stars set to take the stage at tonight's Skin Côntact benefit concert is with Mark Andrew of Noble Rot.

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Loire Valley Wines joins Nyetimber for London Wine Week

Published:  12 May, 2016

Loire Valley Wines have joined Nyetimber to be the two headline partners for this year's London Wine Week festival by DrinkUp.London.

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Ancre Hill Estates to double its vineyard acreage

Published:  12 May, 2016

Leading Welsh wine producer Ancre Hill Estates has taken the first step towards tripling production at Newton Court Farm just north east of Monmouth.

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LWF: Old world meets new with Argentine Gauchezco

Published:  11 May, 2016

Argentina and Malbec may have some way to go in the UK market to rival New Zealand's key grape, Sauvignon Blanc. 

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English wines rake in record number of IWC 2016 golds

Published:  11 May, 2016

English wines continue to go from strength to strength and at this weeks English Wine Producers tasting 120 medals were awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2016.

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