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Paola Tich: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  17 August, 2020

As the trade measures up to extraordinary times and swings into the height of summer, leading businesses and operators take stock of trading conditions in the new normal.

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Famille Perrin moves from FMV to Liberty Wines

Published:  17 August, 2020

Famille Perrin has moved its UK and Ireland distribution from Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) to Liberty Wines with immediate effect. 

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North South Wines expands no/low portfolio with La Gioiosa bubbles

Published:  17 August, 2020

North South Wines has expanded its no/low alcohol portfolio with a new sparkling drink from La Gioiosa. 

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Plumpton College responds to Covid with re-training programme

Published:  17 August, 2020

Plumpton College is set to launch a new re-training programme in response to Covid-19 and Brexit.

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Vinpro: “Still a long road to recovery”

Published:  17 August, 2020

Vinpro has “acknowledged” the announcement it can resume local trade and distribution of alcohol under alert level 2 from midnight 17 August 2020, but said the industry still has “a long road to recovery”.

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Wine GB unveils first British producers to receive sustainable certification

Published:  17 August, 2020

Wine GB has announced the first British vineyards and wineries to formally achieve recognition for their sustainable credentials. 

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Owen Morgan, 44 Group: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  13 August, 2020

As the trade measures up to extraordinary times and swings into the height of summer, leading businesses and operators take stock of trading conditions in the new normal.

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Te Pā gains first major UK listing

Published:  13 August, 2020

Māori-run family estate te Pā has won its first major multiple listing with its Pā Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, which are bound for Tesco.

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Pubs and restaurant group sales halve in first month back

Published:  13 August, 2020

Britain’s managed pub, restaurant and bar groups saw trading fall to just over half of ‘normal’ trading compared to the same month last year, data from CGA’s Coffer Peach Business Tracker has shown.

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Relief as gin spared from US tariff hikes, but battle for Scotch continues

Published:  13 August, 2020

The US has backed down on its threat to expand a 16-year old trade fight with the European Union to impose tariffs on gin – a move which would have been “hugely detrimental” for the British alcohol industry.

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Hospitality biggest casualty as record UK recession confirmed

Published:  12 August, 2020

Britain’s economy shrank by 20.4% in the three months to June 2020, marking the deepest contraction currently of any major economy, with the Accommodation & Food sectors among the hardest hit, slumping by 86.7%.

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Eat out to help out totals 10.5m claims in its first week

Published:  12 August, 2020

UK diners have been quick to adopt the Treasury’s plan to boost the hospitality industry by taking advantage of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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Covid-19 takes the fizz out of the UK sparkling market

Published:  12 August, 2020

The loss of celebratory drinking occasions has put the breaks on an already slowing thirst for sparkling wine in the UK, new research has revealed.

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Naked’s Covid-19 Support Fund turns focus to SA

Published:  12 August, 2020

Naked Wines is launching an online crowdfunder this week, with a target of raising £225,000 for beleaguered South Africa wine winemakers.

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Kylie goes vintage with Benchmark expansion

Published:  12 August, 2020

International pop star Kylie Minogue is continuing to grow her presence in the UK wine aisles with the launch of a new 2019 Côtes de Provence rosé.

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Bespoke lands Eat Spain Drink Spain account

Published:  11 August, 2020

Drinks-focused marketing agency Bespoke Drinks Media has won the account for the annual Eat Spain Drink Spain campaign.

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Global online buying frenzy levelling out

Published:  11 August, 2020

The extraordinary upward curve in online wine and spirit sales appears to be flattening, suggests the latest data from Wine-Searcher.

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Mud House pushes outdoors lifestyles in new global campaign

Published:  11 August, 2020

Leading NZ wine brand Mud House has launched a new global campaign titled ‘Taste the Adventure’.

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Berkmann winds up successful Help 4 Hospitality scheme

Published:  11 August, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars has called time on its Help 4 Hospitality lockdown initiative, which has raised some £75,000 to help businesses in the hospitality sector weather the crisis.

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Registration closing soon on Loire Valley indies promotion

Published:  11 August, 2020

Registration is closing soon for the autumn Loire Valley independent wine merchant promotion, on which Harpers is partnering with Loire Valley Wines.

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