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Virtually vertical

Published:  23 August, 2017

Jo Gilbert looks at the marketing tool the big wine and Champagne houses are all latching on to

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WSET alumni to present new Careers Series events

Published:  22 August, 2017

From this September the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) will introduce the first of a new series of monthly workshops at which prominent trade figures will host panel discussions, presentations and tastings for the benefit of both current students and those that may be considering enrolling on its educational courses.

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Diageo Wine acquisition drives growth for TWE in FY17

Published:  21 August, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the Australian winemaker, has reported net profits after tax up 55% to AU$269.1m for the year ending June 30, 2017.

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Looking ahead to the Xmas run up: Richard Cochrane, MD, Felix Solis UK

Published:  21 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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Price-savvy Brits look to eastern Europe as Majestic sales soar 400%

Published:  21 August, 2017

Eastern European wine sales are up 400% at Majestic as Brits look to avoid price hikes due to the impact of Brexit.

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Alcohol dominates list of top seven UK food and drink exports

Published:  18 August, 2017

Four out of the top seven performing export categories in the UK’s food and drink market are alcoholic, new figures have revealed.

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Inaugural bulk wine show pushed back

Published:  18 August, 2017

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS), which is coming to London for the first time in 2018, has had a slight change of date.

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Design Wars

Published:  17 August, 2017

As the battle for shelf standout continues apace, Lisa Riley quizzes the experts on what matters most

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WineTraining founder Raul Diaz embarks on online venture

Published:  16 August, 2017

WineTraining founder Raul Diaz has embarked on his latest venture - an online ‘lifestyle’ wine subscription business.

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Start-up Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates acquires first vineyards

Published:  16 August, 2017

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates Limited Partnership (ANZFWE) has acquired two vineyards, and part in a third – the company’s first purchases since it was set up at the beginning of this year.

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Q&A: Sebastián Labbé, Santa Rita Estates

Published:  15 August, 2017

Santa Rita Estates’ premium winemaker talks to Andrew Catchpole about the exciting evolution that is transforming Chilean winemaking

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Digital packaging: how smart is your bottle?

Published:  15 August, 2017

The impact of digitisation is so powerful that most marketers and brand designers are only just grasping the need for a more holistic approach, writes James Harmer of Touch design and innovation agency

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Benevolent bike ride in memory of Dan Townsend raises £13,000

Published:  15 August, 2017

An impressive £13,000 was raised by the peloton of riders that participated in the charity bike ride that took place Sunday in memory of Dan Townsend - the late managing director at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).

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Wine Source UK adds Champagne Gosset to its portfolio

Published:  15 August, 2017

Wine Source UK has added Champagne Gosset to its portfolio.

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Majestic appoints former Sainsbury’s buyer

Published:  14 August, 2017

Majestic has appointed former Sainsbury’s and Oddbins buyer Julie Buckley as senior buyer.

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Australia’s alternative varieties buck trend in UK market

Published:  14 August, 2017

Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Verdelho and Fiano are among a host of alternative and less established varieties from Australia that are on the rise, helping drive premium sales from Down Under in the UK.

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Looking ahead: Paul Jenkins, Caprice Holdings and The Birley Group

Published:  11 August, 2017

The autumn tasting season will be upon us before we know it, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period.

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Naked Wines reveals £1m investment into English wine as sales surge

Published:  09 August, 2017

Naked Wines has reported a 16% volume increase in annual sales of its English wines (to July 2017), driven by the seemingly unquenchably thirst for home-grown bubbles.

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De Bortoli introduces ‘alternative grape varieties’ wine trio

Published:  09 August, 2017

De Bortoli Wines has introduced a wine trio blended with alternative grape varieties

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Chris Porter to become Benevolent CEO

Published:  08 August, 2017

Director of JF Hillebrand’s Porter and Laker business is to become the Benevolent’s new CEO.

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