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Gin and Scotch exports hit record highs

Published:  13 February, 2019

UK gin export sales exceeded £600 million in 2018 - a new record and up 15% on the previous year, according to new figures released by HMRC.

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Enotria opens up craft beer following major deals with Compass and Bidfood

Published:  07 February, 2019

Craft beer was one of the star attractions at Enotria’s latest annual portfolio tasting, as the pressure to diversify becomes stronger and stronger at the top level of distribution.

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The rise of Nordic gins

Published:  31 January, 2019

The gin market is a whirlwind of activity. According to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), Brits bought over 60 million bottles worth over £1.6 billion in the year to June 2018, up 38% on the same period the previous year.

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‘Perfect storm’ causes glass shortage and price hikes for UK wine industry

Published:  24 January, 2019

The UK wine industry is running out of glass, creating unprecedented price hikes for bottlers - and the situation is unlikely to be resolved before 2020.

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Gin boom sees England overtake Scotland in distillery numbers

Published:  24 January, 2019

The increasing popularity of gin has seen the number of distilleries in England nudge past Scotland for the first time, according to HMRC.

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HMRC now issuing two new distilling licences a week as gin continues to soar

Published:  18 January, 2019

Those expecting to see gin fall from its pedestal will have to wait a little longer.

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German, Brazilian, and English wine top Majestic’s list of tipples to watch in 2019

Published:  18 December, 2018

Wines from Germany, Brazil, and at home in the UK are being tipped as some of the breakthrough trends to open the door to success for the trade in 2019.

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Marston’s team create bespoke Boutique-y gin

Published:  06 December, 2018

Teams at Marston’s Rotisserie outlets throughout the UK were called on recently to submit their ideas for a bespoke gin for the pub group.

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WSTA returns to Tokyo to promote homegrown wine and gin

Published:  28 November, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) this week travelled to Tokyo to showcase the quality of English wine and British gin in a bid to boost exports.

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Burley ‘graciously’ exits the 45 group

Published:  23 November, 2018

Phil Burley has left the Leicester-based ’45' group of businesses, made up of 45 West, 45 St Martins and 45 Gin School.

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Edinburgh Gin plans multi-million-pound distillery

Published:  16 November, 2018

Edinburgh Gin has unveiled plans to invest in a new multi-million-pound distillery in Edinburgh city centre.

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Q&A: Robert Cooke, beers, wines & spirits director, Tesco

Published:  15 November, 2018

Buoyed by October’s encouraging interim results, Tesco is heading into the festive season with a hand in the on-trade for the first time, thanks to its merger with cash-and-carry group Booker. Jo Gilbert speaks to BWS director Robert Cooke about what the deal means for alcoholic drinks sales at the UK’s biggest grocer

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WSTA turns spotlight on English and Welsh whisky with new ‘trail’

Published:  27 August, 2018

The WSTA has launched an English and Welsh whisky trail to further boost growth of a sector that lay dormant for than a century.

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Gin exports on track to reach £600m in 2018

Published:  14 August, 2018

The UK has further cemented its status as the largest exporter of gin in the world with yet another record-breaking start to the year.

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Greenall’s puts spotlight on heritage with new campaign and RTD redesign

Published:  10 August, 2018

Greenall’s is pushing its core and RTD ranges with a global creative campaign to showcase the craftsmanship that goes into making its gin.

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Matthew Clark partners with Pernod Ricard to launch gin initiative

Published:  02 August, 2018

Matthew Clark has joined forces with Pernod Ricard to launch a ‘We Love Gin’ initiative to help licensees maximise sales.

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Beer and pink gin help fuel rise in Diageo GB Sales

Published:  26 July, 2018

Diageo has seen its annual GB sales rise by 8% helped by its core gin and beer offering and ‘innovative’ NPD including pink gin.

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Morgenrot bolsters Spanish spirits range as gin continues to soar

Published:  17 July, 2018

Morgenrot is the latest company to expand its gin selection – this time with five new premium gins from juniper-loving nation, Spain.

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British wine and gin under the spotlight ahead of Saturday's match

Published:  06 July, 2018

Ever wondered how much wine and spirits the UK exports to Sweden?

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Gin is in the pink as innovation accelerates

Published:  13 June, 2018

The trend for pink gins and gins distilled with unusual ingredients is gathering pace following a spate of launches this week.

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