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Excise duties hike latest blow to SA wine industry

Published:  24 February, 2021

The South African government has announced it will increase the excise duties on alcohol by 8%.

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Wine most popular online drinks purchase

Published:  24 February, 2021

Wine has been pinpointed as the most popular e-commerce purchase during the Covid pandemic.

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Consumer desire for sustainable wine waning

Published:  18 February, 2021

Consumer desire for sustainable and alternative wines is waining, despite awareness of the majority of such wine types having increased since 2019, according to a new report.

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UKH urges sector to join Budget campaign

Published:  18 February, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) has called on the industry to make its voice heard to secure further VAT cut and business rates holiday. 

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VieVinum postponed to 2022

Published:  18 February, 2021

The organisers of Austrian wine fair VieVinum has announced that this year’s event has been postponed to 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Hospitality not 'significant area' of Covid transmission

Published:  17 February, 2021

Hospitality businesses were not "significant areas" of Covid transmission in 2020 and should be central to reopening plans in 2021, according to new research by CGA, commissioned by UK Hospitality (UKH).

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Burgundy UK wine exports in double-digit growth

Published:  16 February, 2021

Exports of Burgundy wine to the UK rose 16.1% in volume in the first eleven months of the year compared to the same period last year, with value up 10%, according to the latest Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) data. 

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Covid propels delivered drinks market into the mainstream

Published:  16 February, 2021

Lockdown is giving the on-trade and suppliers a chance to claim share of the delivered drinks market from supermarkets, according to CGA’s latest consumer research.   

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A duty to industry

Published:  15 February, 2021

Will the chancellor address the continuing controversy over punishing duty rates in the wine and spirits sectors in the 3 March Budget? Lisa Riley reports.

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Extra SA fundraising tasting due to demand

Published:  11 February, 2021

Love Wine, co-founded by Richard Bampfield MW, has added an additional day to its virtual fundraising tasting initiative launched in aid of the South African wine industry.  

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UK Port sales rising

Published:  11 February, 2021

Port sales to the UK increased by 11.4% in volume and 2.8% in value in 2020, according to the Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP).

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Water brand launches in aid of The Drinks Trust

Published:  11 February, 2021

Trust Water, a premium water brand, has been launched by hospitality experts Mark Bickerton and Richard Bailey.

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Pandemic fails to halt UK distillery boom

Published:  09 February, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has failed to halt the UK’s distillery boom with new figures showing a record number of distilleries were registered in 2020.

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Oxford Wine Company launches tourism platform

Published:  09 February, 2021

The Oxford Wine Company (OWC) has launched a wine tourism platform aimed at making wineries "accessible to everybody". 

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Chapel Down to place Curious Drinks into administration

Published:  09 February, 2021

Chapel Down is to dispose of its Curious Drinks business to a NewCo, established by private equity firm Risk Capital Partners (RCP).

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Vinpro awaits confirmation of new court date

Published:  08 February, 2021

Vinpro has said it now awaits confirmation of a new expedited court date in its battle to avoid any future disruptions to the South African wine industry and its value-chain.

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Wine GB turns spotlight on wine tourism and retail

Published:  08 February, 2021

Wine GB has released its 2021 calendar of activities, revealing a strong focus on wine tourism and the retail sector.

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UKH Scotland reiterates calls for support as Sturgeon says no easing of restrictions

Published:  03 February, 2021

The hospitality industry in Scotland is again calling for financial support as First Minister for Scotland Nicola Sturgeon revealed that there would be no easing of restrictions due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown. 

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UK demand for Oz wine up in wake of Covid and Brexit

Published:  03 February, 2021

Sales of Australian wine in the UK have been boosted since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic and in the months leading up to Brexit, according to Wine Australia’s latest Export Report. 

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Bampfield-backed Love Wine initiative launches SA fundraising tasting

Published:  02 February, 2021

Love Wine, co-founded by Richard Bampfield MW, has announced it is gearing up to hold a virtual fundraising tasting to raise funds for the South African wine industry.  

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