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Waitrose sees sales of English wine soar

Published:  30 April, 2015

Sales of English wine at Waitrose nearly doubled in 2014, and the retailer has reported an increase of 177% in the last week.

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Italian restaurant Carluccio's launches online wine shop

Published:  29 April, 2015

Italian restaurant chain Carluccio has launched an online wine shop as part of a revamp of its website which goes live today.

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Absolut vodka to modernise its iconic bottle

Published:  29 April, 2015

Absolut is making design changes to its iconic bottle that helped make the brand famous in 1979, "making it ready to face the future."

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Demand for premium Australian wine drives rise in exports

Published:  29 April, 2015

Exports of Australian wine rose in volume and value terms last year, driven by higher priced wines, the latest figures from the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) show.

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XPO Logistics acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle could benefit wine importers

Published:  29 April, 2015

XPO Logistics is to acquire Norbert Dentressangle, a leading global provider of contract logistics, freight brokerage and transportation services in a move that could benefit UK wine importers through improved customer service and the availability of a broader logistic network.

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Washington State winery partners with French winemakers to launch transatlantic wine brand

Published:  29 April, 2015

A US winery has partnered with Rhône winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie to launch a new trans-Altantic wine range.

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Gusbourne Plc sales surge 56% in 2014, but posted a £1m loss for the year

Published:  29 April, 2015

English wine company Gusbourne Plc sales surged 56% for the financial year 2014, but because of expansion investments the company also reported a net loss of over £1m for the same period.

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UK GDP slumps to a 3 year low, signalling potential trouble ahead for retailers

Published:  28 April, 2015

The UK's economy grew at its slowest pace in three years, expanding just 0.3% in for the first quarter of the year.

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Future of Scotch Whisky "sound", SWA says, but it warns of turbulent Scottish politics

Published:  28 April, 2015

The Scotch Whisky Association has insisted that the long term fundamentals for Scotch are "sound" and well-placed to return to growth once the economies of its export market strengthen

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LWF 2015 to host record-breaking 150 UK businesses and offer over 100 programme seminars

Published:  28 April, 2015

London Wine Fair 2015 is set to to host over 150 UK wine businesses and offer more than 100 presentations across the three day fair. 

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Sparkling wine-on-tap brand Frizzenti strengthens national team

Published:  28 April, 2015

Italian sparkling wine-on-tap brand Frizzenti is building a national sales team with the addition of two sales executives.

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Global wine consumption fell in 2014, but shows signs of "stabilisation", OIV says

Published:  28 April, 2015

Global wine consumption has dropped slightly in the last year, according to the latest figures from the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) - but overall there are signs of stabilization.

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American whiskey category sees 19% value growth in the UK according to Nielsen

Published:  28 April, 2015

American Whiskey is now worth £190m in the UK and saw growth last year of 19% according to Nielsen's most recent beer, wines and spirits data.

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French wine cooperative to offer employees shares

Published:  27 April, 2015

A French cooperative, Plaimont Producteurs is set to open up its business to allow employees to become shareholders, which it claims is a first for a wine cooperative.

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En primeur: "encouraging signs" from first chateaux to release prices

Published:  27 April, 2015

One of Chateau Lafite's subsidiary châteaux became the first to release prices for en primeur 2014 - and the signs are "encouraging", according to fine wine specialists.

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McWilliam's Wines Group launches Evans & Tate' s Expressions range in the UK

Published:  27 April, 2015

The McWilliam's Wines Group is launching a new wine range called Expressions under its Australian Evans & Tate brand at London Wine Fair 2015.

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Renaissance Pubs changes its name to Three Cheers Pubs

Published:  27 April, 2015

Independent London pub group Renaissance Pubs has renamed itself the Three Cheers Pubs today following a trademark dispute.

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Diageo mulls fate of United Spirits boss Vijay Mallya

Published:  27 April, 2015

Diageo is mulling the fate of United Spirits boss Vijay Mallya, after its Indian- based subsidiary issued a vote of no-confidence in him over the weekend.

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Bruichladdich distiller retires after more than 50 years in the industry

Published:  27 April, 2015

Bruichladdich's production director and master distiller is stepping down after 15 years at the Hebridean distillery.

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Chilean brand Viña Montes introduces early 'spring harvest' Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  24 April, 2015

Chilean wine brand Vina Montes has introduced a 'spring harvest' Sauvignon Blanc to its range of wines, which is available at Liberty Wines.

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