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WSTA and SMEs call on Chancellor for further support in budget

Published:  21 January, 2021

Many of the UK’s best known wine and spirit SMEs have written a joint letter to Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging him to cut duty while extended the hospitality’s VAT cut to provide further relief for those struggling with the pandemic.

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Nicholls marks one year Covid ‘anniversary’ – “We didn’t know it would be a tsunami”

Published:  21 January, 2021

UK Hospitality chief Kate Nicholls has renewed calls for additional government support a year on from her first strategy meetings with ministers at the beginning of the pandemic.

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Sustainability: Join the Myths Around Food Miles debate

Published:  21 January, 2021

In just under a fortnight, Harpers and New Zealand Winegrowers is bringing together an international panel of leading trade voices for our Challenging the Myths Around Food Miles webinar.

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London Wine Fair 2021 will be 100% digital

Published:  21 January, 2021

Organisers of the London Wine Fair (LWF) have discarded hopes of running a Covid-secure physical event and have now confirmed a virtual only schedule.

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Blossom Street Social files prohibition appeal

Published:  21 January, 2021

Manchester hybrid Blossom Street Social is fighting a recent Prohibition Notice which has since led to the closure of the shop/bar enterprise.

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Liberty adds fizz to portfolio

Published:  21 January, 2021

Liberty Wines has added family-owned Pierre Péters to its Champagne portfolio.

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‘Tariff free’ trade continues to muddy the Brexit waters

Published:  20 January, 2021

The scrapping of lab tests for EU wine heading to the UK will save the wine industry tens of millions of pounds a year. However, the new trade deal between the EU and UK has thrown up new questions around how much cross border trade in 2021 is likely to cost, with EU wine travelling via GB to Northern Ireland and other parts of the EU now entering a no man’s land where it temporarily belongs to neither region.

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New Horizons Q&A: Charles Pashby-Taylor, Justerini & Brooks

Published:  20 January, 2021

We’re concluding our New Horizons 2021 Q&As by giving the final word to sommelier turned supplier Charles Pashby-Taylor, London on-trade sales at Justerini & Brooks

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Chris Maillard takes the helm at Decanter

Published:  20 January, 2021

Decanter has a new editor-in-chief in the form of Chris Maillard, a former Restaurant, BBC Top Gear, and Sky magazine journalist who has taken the magazine’s top editorial job.

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Wine Drinkers UK calls for first tax cut in 40 years

Published:  20 January, 2021

Wine Drinkers UK (WDUK) have renewed their calls for the government to recognise wine as the UK’s favourite drink by cutting increasingly burdensome taxes.

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Majestic appoints director of subscriptions

Published:  19 January, 2021

Majestic Wine has appointed Mark Capon to the newly created role of director of subscriptions. 

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SA Fairtrade dealcoholized wines hit the UK

Published:  19 January, 2021

Cognato Wines has introduced its South African range of Fairtrade certified dealcoholized wines to the UK market.

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Rosé Prosecco launch boosts overall Prosecco growth

Published:  19 January, 2021

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has reported 2.8% volume growth for 2020 compared to the certified volumes recorded the previous year. 

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NZW reports strong UK off-trade performance

Published:  19 January, 2021

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has reported a 23% leap in off-trade value sales of New Zealand wine in the UK. 

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Troy Christensen appointed Chair of The Drinks Trust

Published:  19 January, 2021

The Drinks Trust has appointed Enotria & Coe CEO Troy Christensen as Chair of the charity’s Board of Trustees, alongside three new patron appoitments. 

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CGA: ‘Suppliers well placed to help operators capitalise on post-lockdown opportunities’

Published:  19 January, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered important changes in people’s attitudes to food and created a split between those seeking quality and value, but suppliers are well placed to help operators capitalise on post-lockdown sales opportunities, a new CGA survey has suggested.

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AWMB unveils retail promotion in support of indies

Published:  19 January, 2021

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) has, in partnership with Harpers, launched a specialised retail promotion in support of independent retailers.

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SA wine exports to the UK leap 23%

Published:  18 January, 2021

South African wine exports to the UK, its leading export market, surged last year with both value and volume sales up.  

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Four Corners Wine expands Cali portfolio with new trio

Published:  18 January, 2021

Premium California importer Four Corners Wine has enhanced its portfolio with a trio of new wineries. 

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IWSR acquires Wine Intelligence

Published:  18 January, 2021

IWSR Drinks Market Analysis has acquired Wine Intelligence for an undisclosed sum.

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