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Budget 2015: Chancellor cuts duty on cider and spirits by 2% and wine duty frozen

Published:  18 March, 2015

The Chancellor George Osborne has today cut the duty on cider and spirits by 2%, frozen duty on wine and cut beer by a penny a pint for the third year running in his last pre-election Budget.

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'Unprecedented' demand from producers to promote South Africa at Cape Wine 2015

Published:  18 March, 2015

Cape Wine, the trade show for South African Wine, has seen unprecedented demand from producers six months before the show opens its doors.

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ProWein 2015: Australia needs to promote its stories and personalities says Laura Jewell

Published:  18 March, 2015

Australia needs to continue to concentrate on promoting the stories behind its wines and the personalities of the winemakers who make them if it is to make the most of its diverse range of wines, according to Laura Jewell MW who has just taken on her role as head of Wine Australia in the UK and Europe.

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ProWein 2015: Record breaking 52,000 visitors attended this week's show

Published:  18 March, 2015

More than 52,000 visitors attended ProWein 2015 this year, an increase of 7% over last year,  further solidifying the show as a must attend event on the international wine trade calendar.

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Prowein 2015: Bibendum PLB uses fair to showcase new multi-channel strategy

Published:  18 March, 2015

The recently combined Bibendum PLB company was able to showcase its new business strategy to the international wine industry at this week's Prowein with 120 of its producers taking part in the show.

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Prowein 2015: Improved technology is helping South Africa make "best wines ever", says Accolade's Bruce Jack

Published:  17 March, 2015

Advances in technology, including the use of satellite and GPS tracking data, are helping winemakers in South Africa make the best wines of their generation, according to Bruce Jack, head winemaker for Accolade Wines.

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Prowein 2015: Gonzáles Byass grows profit 63% through international export effort

Published:  17 March, 2015

Gonzáles Byass has reported a 63% increase in net profit in 2014 over the previous year, which was primarily driven through the expansion of its international exports.

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ProWein 2015: Australia set for most "exciting period" in its history predicts Neil McGuigan

Published:  16 March, 2015

Critics of Australian wine need to "stand back" and prepare themselves for what Neil McGuigan of Australian Vintage believes could be the most "exciting period" in the country's history driven by the best quality wines it has ever produced.

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Food diagnostics company launces glycerol wine analysis kit

Published:  16 March, 2015

A new wine analysis kit which can detect glycerol in wine has been unveiled by Randox Food Diagnostics this month.

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Prowein 2015: Wine tradeshow off to a strong start, says show director

Published:  16 March, 2015

Prowein 2015 is off to strong start with visitor numbers on the first day up an estimated 10% on last year, according to Prowein's executive director, Michael Degen.

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ProWein 2015: Camel Valley looking for strong online partners to drive international growth

Published:  16 March, 2015

Camel Valley hopes its first involvement at ProWein in Dusseldorf will help it build its profile and distribution across Europe, particularly with strong direct and online players.

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ProWein opens for business with its biggest show to date

Published:  15 March, 2015

ProWein 2015 kicks off today in Dussdeldorf, Germany with a new looking show, different exhibition halls and over 5,500 producers, wineries and spirit companies all vying for the attention of visitors.

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Distillers City Debate to explore how innovative whisky is compared to other categories

Published:  13 March, 2015

Is the whisky category sufficiently innovative and how does it compare with other drinks categories will be the key issues up for debate at the Distillers City Debate 2015 organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

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St Austell's Brewery appoints first exclusive wine buyer to drive more sales

Published:  13 March, 2015

St Austell's Brewery has promoted Louisa Fizpatrick to the newly created role of wine buyer, in recognition of her hard work and expertise and extensive knowledge of the wine world.

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Barry Dick MW brought on board to help Origin Wine expand its global sourcing footprint

Published:  13 March, 2015

Origin Wine has brought in Barry Dick MW to help the company expand its global sourcing footprint.

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SWA ramps up call to cut duty as domestic sales of whisky fall

Published:  13 March, 2015

Domestic sales of whisky have fallen nearly 5% in the last year, according to new figures from the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Chief of the Week: Cockburn's Vintage Port

Published:  13 March, 2015

OK admittedly it seems strange to bestow our "Chief of the Week" honour on simply a vintage Port house. But then Cockburn's, now safely ensconced in the paternal ownership of Symington Family Estates, is not your average vintage Port company.

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Port on course to overtake sherry in the off-trade says Paul Symington

Published:  12 March, 2015

Port is set to overtake sherry in value sales in the off-trade in the next two years if current trends continue, according to Paul Symington, chairman of Symington Family Estates.

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Oakley Wine Agencies grows sales by 20% in face of reduced listings in major multiples

Published:  12 March, 2015

Family run Oakley Wine Agencies, which specialises in Portuguese wines, posted 20% growth over the last 12 months despite facing a challenging trading market with supermarkets.

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Morrisons' new boss faces a tough challenge say City analysts

Published:  12 March, 2015

Morrison's results were broadly in line with expectations, City analysts agreed - but incoming chief executive David Potts faces a tough year.

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