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Gusbourne Estate raises £2m funding to help expand vineyards and winery

Published:  19 December, 2013

Gusbourne Estate, the Kent-based English sparkling wine producer, has acquired a £2m loan from Barclays bank to help develop the winery and overall business.

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Irish on and off-trade warned to look out for fake Smirnoff bottles

Published:  19 December, 2013

Bar and off-licence owners in Ireland have been urged to check Smirnoff vodka bottles following the seizure of a number of fakes. 

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PLB takes on Bosman Family Vineyards to help drive its fine wine business

Published:  19 December, 2013

UK drinks importer PLB, has become distributor of South African premium Fairtrade producer Bosman Family Vineyards, as it continues to drive to reposition itself in the fine wine arena.

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D&D London to list Baron Phillipe de Rothschild wines in new partnership

Published:  19 December, 2013

Restaurant group, D&D London, is to list a number of wines from the Baron Phillippe de Rothschild stable as part of a new partnership with its UK distributor,  Waddesdon Wine.

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Using social media is one thing, being interesting is another, says Jerry Lockspeiser

Published:  19 December, 2013

The message I heard being yelled at wine businesses more than any other this year was 'Wake up to Social Media'. For anyone interested in communicating with consumers it's got to be at the centre of company and brand marketing plans for 2014. Or has it?

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Liberty Wines reports record sales as consumer confidence and spending grows

Published:  19 December, 2013

Liberty Wines, the national wine distributor, has reported record sales and is taking on more staff to cope with demand.

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Q&A with Wayne Falkenberg, chief winemaker, Lindeman's

Published:  18 December, 2013

We talk to Wayne Falkenberg who has been with Lindeman's for 38 years.

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Concha y Toro looks to new recruits to help drive its growth strategy

Published:  18 December, 2013

Concha y Toro UK is going on a recruitment drive to bring key new people in to the company following a strategic review of the business.

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Mike Paul on taking commercial education to the next level

Published:  18 December, 2013

A recurring theme at the recent Wine Vision Conference was that the wine industry needed to improve its marketing. We are too production oriented: we don't really understand the consumer. If we have heard it once we have heard it a thousand times and I'd be surprised if anyone in the room in fact disagreed with the message.

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Drinkers urged to write to their MP to get the Chancellor to Call Time on Duty

Published:  18 December, 2013

As part of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's Call Time on Duty campaign, being launched today to try and force the government to scrap the duty escalator and raise £230m and 6,000 jobs in the process, it is calling on the public to show their support and email a letter to their local MP to put pressure on the Chancellor.

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WSTA's Economic Impact Asssessment report on alcohol duty

Published:  18 December, 2013

The WSTA'S  Call Time on Duty campaign to try and force the government to scrap the duty escalator on wine and spirits is centred on a report by Ernst & Young that has found that ending the escalator will bring £230m to the Treasury and create 6,000 jobs. You can read the full report and findings here.

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Scrapping duty escalator will raise £230m and 6,000 jobs says WSTA's new Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  18 December, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is today ramping up the pressure on the governement to scrap the alcohol duty esclator by claiming it would generate £230 million and create 6,000 jobs if it was dropped before the 2014 budget.

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Government minister applauds drinks industry for its responsible online advertising

Published:  17 December, 2013

The drinks industry has been given a vote of confidence by the government for how it is handling the advertising of alcohol online.

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British consumers are drinking less and more responsibly says latest ONS figures

Published:  17 December, 2013

Increasing numbers of people in the UK are drinking less and more responsibly, according to a survey of the latest drinking trends released by the Office for National Statistics.

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Brent Marris to add 600ha to keep up with demand for Ned and other Marisco Vineyards wines

Published:  17 December, 2013

Marlborough-based Marisco Vineyards is to develop 600ha of Leefield Station in Waihopai Valley on the back of rising market demand for its New Zealand wines, particularly the Ned and King's Series brands.

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Major buyers from all channels sign up to first Wine Buyers' Forum

Published:  17 December, 2013

Buyers that have signed up to the inaugural Wine Buyers' Forum to be held in Windsor next March have on average over £2 million worth of buying power each.

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