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Berkmann Q&A: building on solid ground

Published:  28 May, 2019

Andrew Catchpole meets the Berkmann team to talk values, vision and evolution in the trade

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LWF: Inverarity continues the Scottish march south

Published:  21 May, 2019

Scottish-based Inverarity Morton is using its second ever outing at London Wine Fair (LWF) to advance its focus on supplying the English trade, with a round of new agencies in its portfolio.

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Lucien Lurton joins Enotria&Coe as part of French portfolio revamp

Published:  18 April, 2019

A top Bordeaux estate, Malbec specialists and two new Languedoc producers comprise a renewed French focus at importer and distributor Enotria&Coe.

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Hallgarten’s Andrew Bewes and Steve Daniel on selling style

Published:  12 April, 2019

Premium sales, progressive lists, and off-piste portfolio additions are Hallgarten’s calling cards, as Andrew Catchpole discovers

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Lanchester expands regional sales team

Published:  09 April, 2019

Lanchester Wines has bolstered its growing sales team with two new hires in the north and south west.

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Buckingham Schenk goes veggie for portfolio update

Published:  28 March, 2019

Buckingham Schenk has bumped up its number of vegetarian-friendly wines, which now account for 70% of its wine list.

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Amathus strengthens Priorat and Montsant

Published:  06 March, 2019

Amathus Drinks has expanded its Spanish portfolio with the addition of two new Catalonian producers: Celler l’Encastell from Priorat and Celler Masroig from Montsant.

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Roberson plans expansion outside of London

Published:  31 January, 2019

Three years ago, dynamic, family-run business Roberson Wines took the decision to close its flagship store.

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Liberty pushes into new frontiers ahead of Brexit

Published:  16 January, 2019

An English winemaker, a French winemaker and an Italian winemaker walk into a winebar.

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Liberty takes on Piper-Heidsieck

Published:  14 January, 2019

Liberty Wines is bolstering its Champagne portfolio by taking on distribution for Piper-Heidsieck.

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Greencroft on target to become largest UK bottling operation

Published:  14 January, 2019

Major investment by Lanchester Wine Cellars in its bottling subsidiary Greencroft is to see production boosted from 100 million litres in 2018 to a capacity of between 3-400 million litres by early 2020.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits not dialling down wine despite ramping up spirits

Published:  10 January, 2019

Liverpool-based wine and spirit producer Halewood Wines & Spirits has denied it is slowing down its wine business after several moves this year to boost its international spirits profile and selling off its “loss making” Romanian wine arm.

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Hatch Mansfield signs distribution deal for Gaja

Published:  07 January, 2019

Hatch Mansfield has signed a deal as the exclusive UK agent for the Gaja family, marking the first Italian producer to join its portfolio

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Berkmann signs distribution deal for Franciacorta producer Ca’ del Bosco

Published:  21 December, 2018

Berkmann Wine Cellars has announced a new partnership with Franciacorta producer Ca’ del Bosco.

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Neil Ellis joins Gonzalez Byass UK

Published:  17 December, 2018

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Red Squirrel expands team into Scotland

Published:  14 December, 2018

Red Squirrel has grown its team north of the border with the appointment of a Scottish based account manager.

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MMD swells Burgundy ranks with Billaud-Simon

Published:  13 December, 2018

Maisons Marques et Domaines has been given exclusivity rights for Chablis producer Domaine Billaud-Simon.

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Bulk matters

Published:  12 December, 2018

An increasingly sophisticated and sustainably focused bulk wine sector is in global ascendancy and it is increasingly shaping the world’s wine market, including the premium end.

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Premium and new formats offer big opportunities for bulk wine market

Published:  28 November, 2018

With the global 2018 harvests bringing the world’s wine supply back into greater balance, the market is evolving to allow greater fluidity in supply, to the benefit of premium bulk players and smaller volume buyers, with differing formats cited as key to future consumer engagement and sales.

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Creating stronger bonds

Published:  19 November, 2018

At first glance, the day-to-day logistics of running a bonded warehouse is scarcely of any interest to the wider trade, let alone consumers. Regarded as a prosaic stepping stone in the overall supply chain, firms such as Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) have been managing these “holding bays” for decades, a regulated space where imported goods that are intended for export can be stored without actually entering the UK market. Duty and VAT payments are deferred until the wine is sold or removed from the bonded warehouse. It’s that simple.

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