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Analysis: Emerging regions making headway in the UK

Published:  07 August, 2015

Consumers are increasingly demanding unique wine experiences, creating an opportunity for lesser-known regions to grow in the UK market. Discover some of them ahead of next month's Emerging Regions Tasting.

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The Smith Report: To deal or not to deal

Published:  07 August, 2015

There seems to be no end of M&A activity in the UK drinks market. But is what is driving the recent activity?

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Analysis: What you need to do to win in gin

Published:  06 August, 2015

Craft gin is hot. But what should craft distillers be doing to maximise their chances of success?

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Rosie Davenport: Testing time for Tesco

Published:  31 July, 2015

It could be a long summer for suppliers waiting to hear whether they've made the grade as the extent of the Tesco's wine range cull starts to ripple through the trade.

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Justin Keay rediscovers Portugal's lost region, Barraida

Published:  31 July, 2015

Mention Portugal and wine lovers think Douro for its ports and increasingly impressive table wines.

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Jerry Lockspeiser encourages us all to break free and rebel when it comes to wine

Published:  27 July, 2015

You know that feeling. For years you have been doing something that seems slightly illicit, almost shameful, then out of the blue someone knowledgeable tells you it's OK. You don't have to hide it any more. And you discover you are not alone. Lots of other people are doing it too. In fact it might even be a good thing!

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Q&A: Richard Kershaw MW, winemaker, Kershaw Wines

Published:  23 July, 2015

Richard Kershaw, the only winemaking MW in South Africa, was with Mulderbosch and Kanu, before leaving in 2011 to pursue his dream of making his own cool-climate wines in Elgin in the Western Cape.

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Analysis: Anna Greenhous asks why competitions are boosting sake's image

Published:  21 July, 2015

Sake's popularity is growing apace. Anna Greenhous take a look at how understanding of the category is changing with the help of international competitions

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Insights: Groceries Code Adjudicator urges trade to be more vocal despite a 'climate of fear'

Published:  21 July, 2015

Suppliers and retailer relations were under the spotlight at the Groceries Code Adjudicator's recent annual conference and the industry is being urged to be more vocal despite 'a climate of fear and an aspect of futility'.

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Q&A: Julie Campos takes the helm of Nicolas Feuillatte

Published:  21 July, 2015

It's been six months since Julie Campos took the helm at Nicolas Feuillatte. Erin Smith caught up with her to find out how she plans to shake up the status quo for the iconic Champagne brand

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Analysis: The squeeze on supermarket wine aisles

Published:  20 July, 2015

As multiples battle for share, tough times lie ahead for supermarkets and suppliers and the challenges facing the sector

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Insights: California proves to be a golden opportunity for the on-trade and independents

Published:  20 July, 2015

Sales of premium California wines have been picking up speed in the UK and many producers in the Golden State are looking to the UK as an export market full of opportunities.

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Interview: Robinsons Brewery doubles turnover with five-year plan

Published:  17 July, 2015

How does a traditional drinks business double turnover, margin and cash profit in the space of five years? Angela Mount meets Paul Robinson and Noel Reid of Robinsons Brewery to find out

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Analysis: HMRC's crackdown on alcohol's black market

Published:  17 July, 2015

Tackling duty evasion and illicit activity within the drinks trade was a key message in last week's Budget, but what does it mean for the trade?

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The Smith Report: Could the Greece debt crisis have implications for the wine trade?

Published:  17 July, 2015

Could the Greece debt crisis have implications for the wine trade? Take a loot at the events leading up to the dramatic collapse and what the uncertainty means for the wine world

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Insight: UK closures battle it out

Published:  17 July, 2015

The closure battle is becoming a two-horse race in the UK - and it's getting harder to pick a winner.

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Analysis: Ayo Akintola talks about Oddbins' digital growth strategy and poaching Naked Wines' staff

Published:  15 July, 2015

Oddbins boss Ayo Akintola talks to Rosie Davenport about his growth strategy and why trying to poach Naked Wines' staff is fair game

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Roberson Wines' Kensington Shop Closing: Top facts to know about what is behind the change

Published:  10 July, 2015

The closing of Roberson Wines Kensington shop took many in the trade by surprise.  Although some may see the change as dramatic shift for the company, we pulled together top questions and answers about what this means for one of London's most iconic businesses.

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How consumers define 'value', the online channel and growth in spirits leading trends of 2015

Published:  10 July, 2015

This week William Grant & Sons UK released its annual Market Report highlighting key trends for 2015 including the current evolution of how consumers are defining value, the growth in online purchasing and the expansion of premium spirits.

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Percival Val Brown talks about his 65 years in the drinks business

Published:  10 June, 2015

Percival Brown tells Douglas Blyde about his six decades in the business, from the cellars beneath Speakers' Corner to selecting the wines for Concorde.

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