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WSTA members angered by lack of support and other "freeloading" businesses in the trade

13 May 2015 | By Rosie Davenport

The WSTA has called for more drinks businesses to take up membership and support the trade organisation as some members that have been contributing to the body feel that other business in the trade are “freeloading.”

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Independent Merchants

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Retail sales have 25 consecutive month of year-on-year growth

21 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

Retail sales have sustained 25 consecutive months of year-on-year growth with sales for April increasing an estimated 4.7% compared to April 2014.

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Harpers Awards

New date set for Harpers Awards 2015

14 May 2015

The date and venue for this year’s Harpers Awards has moved to Tuesday 29 September.

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Brewers

Kiuchi Brewery expands to cater for international demand

International demand for Japanese craft beer prompts Kiuchi Brewery expansion

26 May 2015 | By Anna Greenhous

Japanese family-owned brewery Kiuchi Brewery is expanding its facilities to meet increased demand from the overseas and domestic market for their range of Hatachino Nest beers.

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SAB Miller snaps up London craft brewery

15 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Brewery giant SAB Miller has bought craft brewery the Meantime Brewing Company for an undisclosed sum.

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On-trade

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On-trade sales return to growth for April according to Coffer Peach Tracker

14 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

The pub and restaurant sector saw a return to growth during April, with like-for-like sales up 1.2% compared to last year, according to CGA Peach Business Tracker.

Fist

WSTA members angered by lack of support and other "freeloading" businesses in the trade

13 May 2015 | By Rosie Davenport

The WSTA has called for more drinks businesses to take up membership and support the trade organisation as some members that have been contributing to the body feel that other business in the trade are “freeloading.”

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Producers

Alastair Rimmer, cellarmaster at Kleine Zalze

South Africa confidence returning as winemakers concentrate on quality, producer says.

21 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

South Africa needs to evolve its premium wines and offer wines better suited to the terroir, leading South African producer has said.

Napa Valley

Gallo boosts Californian holding by acquiring Napa Valley vineyards

20 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Gallo Wines is boosting its holding in Napa Valley after buying Cypress Ranch and part of the Palisades Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.

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Retailers

The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production

Sainsbury's works with new research centre to develop lower alcohol wines consumers want to drink

22 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Sainsbury’s has teamed up with the University of Adelaide to part-fund wine research at a new wine innovation centre in Australia that will look at developing lower alcohol wines.

Wine bottle in shop

Retail sales have 25 consecutive month of year-on-year growth

21 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

Retail sales have sustained 25 consecutive months of year-on-year growth with sales for April increasing an estimated 4.7% compared to April 2014.

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Sommeliers

Marcin Oziebly

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn appoints first sommelier

20 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

The Harrow at Little Bedwyn after 16 years has hired Marcin Oziebly to be the dedicated sommelier as well as the general manager for the Michelin Star restaurant.

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Anna Greenhous: Do different rice varieties effect different styles and flavours of sake?

16 Apr 2015 | By Anna Greenhous

Different grape varieties create distinctively different styles and flavours of wine, but can the same be said for different rice varieties with sake? Anna Greenhous investigates.

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Suppliers

Off Piste Wines

Off-Piste Wines launches varietal-led range, from the creator of 'I Heart' brand

26 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Off-Piste Wines has launched a new mid-tier range of varietal-led wines that is targeting younger consumers in the convenience sector.

Kingsland launches Live,a wine brand for 20-something women

Kingsland invests in plans to launch fruit flavoured wines

19 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Kingsland Wine & Spirits is investing further in its Irlam site as it plans to roll out new fruit-flavoured wines

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Gareth Groves

Bibendum PLB's new independent channel to sign up to Harpers Best Practice Guidelines

08 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Bibendum PLB’s new independent wine company, Walker & Wodehouse is set to sign up Harpers Best Practice Guidelines, shortly after its launch in June.

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