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Majestic reveals the trends to watch this Christmas

Published:  12 November, 2021

Sparkling wine and Champagne, Beaujolais, Rosé, bag-in-box and wines from South Africa are tipped to be some of the top sellers this Christmas, Majestic Wines has predicted.

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Majestic returns to TV screens with first ever Christmas advert

Published:  08 November, 2021

Majestic, the specialist wine retailer, is to hit TV screens this Christmas with a new national campaign.

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Young consumers set to embrace Christmas trading

Published:  02 November, 2021

Young adults are set to embrace pubs, bars and restaurants for Christmas celebrations, but older people may be more hesitant about eating and drinking out, new research from CGA has revealed.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Can we trade our way out of this mess?

Published:  28 October, 2021

Sitting in reception at one of the UK’s biggest supermarkets waiting for the wine buyer to appear for our appointment, I flicked through my newspaper. When he arrived, I hurriedly stuffed the paper into my briefcase, but not before the buyer had caught sight of it. “Ah, you are one of those are you?” he said, having identified my copy of The Guardian.

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Ribera del Duero Top 100 Tasting to be hosted by Tim Atkin MW

Published:  25 October, 2021

Tim Atkin MW and Harpers columnist is to host his annual Ribera del Duero Top 100 Tasting, which will showcase the best wines from the region in 2021.

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Licensed sector shrinks by 10,000 sites

Published:  13 October, 2021

The licensed sector has shrunk by nearly 10,000 sites from pre-Covid levels, the new Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners has revealed.

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France Report: The Rhône’s great whites

Published:  11 October, 2021

A fresher, technology-driven approach to white wine in the Rhône is helping producers in both the north and south of the region to find an audience, as Simon Woods reports.

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Alliance Wine strengthens team with new appointments

Published:  06 October, 2021

Alliance Wine has revealed it has strengthened its business with two new appointments.

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Late-night sector reacts to passport ‘shambles’ in Scotland

Published:  04 October, 2021

The Scottish late-night sector has labelled the introduction of Covid passports, which came into force on Friday 1 October, as a “shambles”.

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London Cocktail Week prepares to welcome guest bartenders from all over Europe

Published:  30 September, 2021

London Cocktail Week is kicking off tomorrow (1 October) for another extended month-long celebration of the city’s top bars, with an emphasis on bar takeovers and bartenders flying in from all over Europe.

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Dine-in occasions bounce back with a vengeance

Published:  29 September, 2021

Dine-in occasions are on the rise as consumers return in-person to restaurants – a shift in consumption patterns which has resulted in greater buy-in for drinks.

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Wines of Germany launches Retailer Partners competition

Published:  27 September, 2021

Wines of Germany has launched an innovative scheme to encourage UK independents to spread the word about Germany’s vinous offering.

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Bancroft showcases new-look portfolio at first post-lockdown tasting

Published:  14 September, 2021

The trade was in fine form at Trivet restaurant in London Bridge yesterday, where mid-sized supplier Bancroft Wines debuted many of the wines brought over from the trimming of Berry Bros & Rudd’s wholesale arm, Field, Morris & Verdin (FMV).

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Masi wraps organic range in sustainable style

Published:  09 September, 2021

Italian wine producer Masi Estates has launched a new range of organic wines in 100% sustainable packaging to meet growing consumer concern over sustainability.

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Gusbourne Appoints global sales director

Published:  09 September, 2021

Gusbourne has appointed Simon Bradbury as director of its global sales, responsible for growing the reach of the Kent-based winery at home and abroad.

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Majestic unveils national cork recycling scheme

Published:  07 September, 2021

Majestic has unveiled details of a nationwide cork recycling scheme in over 200 of its stores.

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Continued plantings spell new growth for English vino at Wine GB

Published:  06 September, 2021

Continued plantings across England and Wales are expected to insulate the growing England and Welsh wine industry against climate issues and smaller-than-usual crop sizes.

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Billecart-Salmon appoints Crosby UK MD

Published:  02 September, 2021

Billecart-Salmon UK has appointed its current vice president Chris Crosby as its new MD of the UK.

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Long read: Are hard seltzers over before they really began?

Published:  02 September, 2021

Richard Horwell, owner of specialist food and drink marketing and branding company Brand Relations, anticipates a hard year ahead for a fledgling drinks trend.

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No-shows cost sector £17.6bn

Published:  01 September, 2021

Customers not turning up for their bookings are costing the hospitality sector £17.6bn each year, according to a new CGA and Zonal report.

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