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Symington taps into rebellious side for Port-inspired speakeasy

Published:  13 December, 2021

With the mantra of “not your grandfather’s port club”, Symington Family Estates has teamed up with Rebel Port Club to launch a speakeasy style pop-up experience in London aimed at initiating a new generation of port drinkers.

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WSTA members call on Government to reconsider proposed duty hikes on Port and sherry

Published:  09 December, 2021

New Government legislation will mean an additional 13% price increase overnight added to every bottle of fortified wine entering the country come January of next year, according to Steve Moody, chairman of Fells, which counts the Ports of Symington Family Estates, Blandy’s Madeira and Barbadillo sherries in its portfolio.

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Treasury Wine Estates unveils domestic violence pledge

Published:  25 November, 2021

Australian multinational Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launched a domestic and family violence (DFV) pledge, outlining its commitment to prevent and respond to any domestic and family violence that may be impacting its team members.

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Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction achieves landmark sale

Published:  24 November, 2021

The 161st Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction has set a new world record, after €800,000 (£671,000) was bid for a barrel of Corton Renardes Grand Cru.

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Treasury Wine Estates acquires new Californian winery

Published:  18 November, 2021

TWE has finalised an agreement to purchase Frank Family Vineyards, a multi-faceted estate in Napa Valley, for an undisclosed sum.

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Leading producers call for greater industry action over climate change

Published:  04 November, 2021

Twenty-two CEOs and senior leaders of International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) have written an open letter to all CEO’s in the wine industry calling on them to begin working towards net zero emissions by 2050.

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Symington Family Estates launches new ‘School of Port’ series

Published:  21 October, 2021

Symington Family Estates has launched a new video course ‘School of Port’, an online video course about port and the Douro.

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IWCA membership swells with 12 new high-profile applicants

Published:  30 September, 2021

The International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) grouping has accepted application for membership from 12 new wineries to join its ranks.

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Laithwaites commits to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035

Published:  20 September, 2021

Laithwaites has committed to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2035, with the shorter-term goal of halving its carbon footprint by 2030.

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Delaunay cousins shake up Chablis

Published:  13 July, 2021

Badet Clément president Laurent Delaunay has teamed up with another member of the long-standing negociant family to make a contemporary, international brand that focuses on ‘cool terroir’.

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Neumann joins Fells

Published:  05 July, 2021

Stefan Neumann MS has joined John E Fells in the role of wine consultant, to work alongside the London and regional wine teams.

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Bordeaux’s Château La Fleur de Boüard joins Mentzendorff

Published:  13 May, 2021

Mentzendorff and Hubert de Boüard de Laforest have announced that Château La Fleur de Boüard will join the Mentzendorff portfolio with the first stocks of mature vintages being available from June 2021.

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Symington family pays tribute to “dedicated” Port maker, James Symington

Published:  16 November, 2020

Leading Port maker James Symington has passed away, leaving behind many decades’ worth of dedication to his and his family’s craft.

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González Byass releases rare 1878 vintage

Published:  02 November, 2020

González Byass has released an ultra-limited-edition Pedro Ximénez – with just 78 bottles for sale.

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Jolie-Pitts debut rosé Champagne

Published:  01 September, 2020

The march of celebrity backed wine brands into mainstream consciousness continues with the launch of Fleur de Miraval, a new collaboration with former Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and the Péters family in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger.

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James Sommerin left ‘devastated’ by restaurant closure as he issues plea to customers

Published:  24 July, 2020

Top chef James Sommerin has spoken about the cruel circumstances surrounding the closure of his family restaurant after the pressures of Covid-19 became too much to bear.

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Nekter picks up Matthiasson Family agency

Published:  03 March, 2020

Californian producer Matthiasson Family Vineyards has appointed Nekter Wine Importers as its UK agency.

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Sotheby’s launches own-label range of wines

Published:  29 October, 2019

Global auction house Sotheby’s has launched an own-label range of wines.

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Bancroft releases 2017 Glaetzer vintage

Published:  28 October, 2019

London-based distributor Bancroft Wines has released the 2017 vintage from Barossa Valley producers Glaetzer Wines to the UK market.

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Cockburn’s unveils image overhaul

Published:  04 September, 2019

Port royalty, the Symingtons Family Estate, has unveiled a new look for its core Cockburn’s range to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its Special Reserve label.

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