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€100m World of Wine wine tourism centre boost for Portuguese Wine

Published:  16 June, 2017

Port producer The Fladgate Partnership has launched the official plans for ‘World of Wine’ (WoW), a major new €100 million (£87.4m) wine tourism centre which will be built in the heart of Portugal’s historic Vila Nova de Gaia town on the south side of the The Douro river.

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Mallorca's Wine Boom

Published:  26 May, 2017

A boom in wine in Mallorca has led the island’s producers to seek new export destinations including Britain. A new wave of multi-million euro investments in new vineyards and spectacular contemporary wineries, largely from outside investors, means there is a whole new generation of wine coming onto the market on the Mediterranean Island.

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Brexit: UK wine producers to lobby UK governement over EU customs

Published:  17 November, 2016

Ada Coleman paved the way for woman in the bartending industry, although many know little about her. According to a study titled, Joint Committee on the Employment of Barmaids, published in 1905, fewer than half the bartenders in London were women.

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Climate change prompts Syrah trials in Burgundy

Published:  06 April, 2017

A glass of Burgundian Shiraz, or would you prefer a Beaulojais Cru blended with Syrah? 

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Wine labels of the future

Published:  20 March, 2017

Wine labels of the future will increasingly have a link to a website or QR bar code which could be scanned with phones to reveal the ingredients, calories and nutritional value of wine, but far less likely is any further legal obligation to fully disclose ingredients.

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Roberson boost California range with natural Vinca Minor wines

Published:  24 March, 2017

London merchant Roberson Wine has added the natural wines of Vinca Minor to its extensive California portfolio

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'South West' now fastest growing French region for red wine exports to the UK

Published:  20 March, 2017

France's 'South West' wine region has become the country's fastest-growing exporter of red wines to the UK, new official figures from French customs have revealed.

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Rioja wine export volumes to UK fell in 2016, also dipping globally

Published:  02 March, 2017

For the first time in 20 years, Rioja wine export volumes to the UK have slumped, according to the most recent export figures for 2016

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Judgement of Nyetimber finds against leading English fizz producer

Published:  22 February, 2017

Nyetimber's former head of sales, James Mason, wins his legal case against the English sparkling wine producer

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Bordeaux and Champagne double-digit drop in UK delivers global dip for French exports

Published:  14 February, 2017

Loire, Burgundy and Rhone exports rose, but Champagne and Bordeaux slump fueled a 10% value drop in French wine exports to the UK in 2016

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Change of subsidiary ownership consolidates Hallgarten's B2B wine focus

Published:  02 February, 2017

Hallgarten (HDN) wines has announced a structural change of ownership with the company now owned directly by the Pieroth family of Burg Layen in Germany. The wine wholesaler based in Luton, was until December, a subsidiary of the Pieroth's family's holding company WIV Wein International.

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'Sussex Fizz' latest in regional approach shaping English and Welsh wine industry

Published:  27 January, 2017

The emergence of the Sussex PDO and the forthcoming 'Vineyards of Hampshire' tasting in London in February, highlight a growing regional focus in the English and Wine Industry, as it continues the search for collective national names for both sparkling and still wines.

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Major tourism centre given green-light by Burgundy's wine board

Published:  11 January, 2017

Burgundy's wine board, the BIVB, has approved its ambitious Cité des Vins de Bourgogne, a new wine tourism, culture and education centre that will be built on three sites in Beaune, Chablis and in the Mâcon.

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UKVA and EWP urge government to crack down on "large quantities of wine" being smuggled into the UK

Published:  11 January, 2017

The UK wine industry has urged the government to crack down on excise duty tax evasion carried out via the smuggling onto the UK commercial drinks market of duty-free wine.

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Record harvest puts fizz in Bordeaux

Published:  22 December, 2016

Cremant de Bordeaux sparkling wine is one of the clear winners of record new highs in overall Bordeaux wine production

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UK growth central to Vega Sicilia's expansion plans

Published:  16 December, 2016

Vega Sicilia is to increase its presence in Britain in a bid to capitalise on swelling demand for Spain and high end wines

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Ars Collecta Cava breaks price ceiling

Published:  16 December, 2016

Barcelona wine producer Codorniu has launched a new high-end range of Cavas, including the most expensive Cava ever made

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Brexit: UK wine producers to lobby UK government over EU customs union and seasonal worker scheme

Published:  18 November, 2016

UK wine producers have urged the British government to maintain zero tariffs on wine and to establish a seasonal worker scheme ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union.

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Bibendum announces price hikes in response to ongoing fall in the pound

Published:  18 October, 2016

Bibendum has issued a statement saying it has had to increase prices on certain products due to the unprecedented times caused by fall in the value of the pound

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Independent merchants feel pressure as supplier price hikes start to feed through

Published:  17 October, 2016

The Bank of England warned of inflation rising beyond 2% on 14 October adding further concern to independent wine merchants who have already been forced to pass on price increases from suppliers to customers

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