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WineGB welcomes MPs' support for UK wineries

Published:  07 October, 2019

WineGB has welcomed the move from a number of MPs for more support for the UK’s small vineyards.

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Chapel Down sees sales soar but profits hit by investment

Published:  01 October, 2019

Chapel Down, the English sparkling wine, spirit and beer producer has reported sales of 21% for the first half of the year alongside increased losses as it forges ahead with vineyard expansion and investment.

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Nyetimber Releases second vintage of its 1086 prestige cuvée

Published:  23 September, 2019

Nyetimber has today released the 2010 vintage of its prestige cuvée, 1086, marking the second release of 1086 following the 2009 vintage launched last year.

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Q&A: Simon Robinson, chairman, Wine GB

Published:  17 September, 2019

Following the excellent 2018 vintage and a ramping up of exports, English and Welsh wine has come of age. Andrew Catchpole asks what’s next for the burgeoning domestic scene

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Bolney opens new state-of-the-art winery

Published:  09 September, 2019

Bolney Wine Estate has opened its new winery which forms part of its target to increase production by 170% within the next three years.

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Wine GB optimistic it will hit ambitious export estimate

Published:  04 September, 2019

Wine GB has said it is confident it will hit its estimated £350m export target set for 2040 as exports doubles, albeit from a small platform.

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Black Chalk secures £1.5m investment for new winery

Published:  03 September, 2019

English wine producer Black Chalk is poised to expand significantly following the business securing investment from two new backers alongside additional investment from the current directors and an EU fund to the combined tune of £1.5m.

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Harpers 2019 England Wine Stars Awards to be revealed at Wine GB tasting

Published:  02 September, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Harpers England Wine Stars Awards are set to be unveiled at the Wine GB annual trade and press tasting event this Wednesday.

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English sparkling encouraged to tap into “moderation, local, and craft” as sales dip

Published:  28 August, 2019

A new report has suggested that English sparkling wine ticks all the right boxes to help reverse something of a slump in sales of sparkling wine over the past year – the first time this has happened in a decade.

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Sam Linter takes on director role at Wine GB

Published:  21 August, 2019

Wine GB has announced that Bolney Wine Estate’s Sam Linter has been appointed as director of the company.

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Looking ahead: Simon Robinson, chairman of Wine GB and owner of Hattingley Valley

Published:  19 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Sustainable British winemakers to unite under WineGB banner

Published:  26 July, 2019

A new initiative created with the aim of supporting UK growers and winemakers in their efforts to produce sustainable wines has been given an official name.

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Chapel Down Group appoints new sales director

Published:  17 July, 2019

Chapel Down Group has recruited a former retail channel controller at Treasury Wine Estates as its new sales director.

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Gusbourne leads WineGB gold-medal awards

Published:  03 July, 2019

Kent’s Gusbourne winery has won six gold medals in the WineGB Awards 2019, the UK wine industry’s national competition.

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Wine GB moves annual tasting to the autumn

Published:  01 July, 2019

Wine GB has moved its annual trade tasting from its traditional springtime to the autumn, with this year’s event taking place 4th September.

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Winetraders signs up Hampshire’s Exton Park

Published:  28 June, 2019

Winetraders has expanded its listings with the addition of English sparkling wine producer Exton Park.

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Nyetimber teams up with Cowdray Park Polo Club

Published:  18 June, 2019

Nyetimber has been named as the first ever English sparkling wine partner to Cowdray Park Polo Club.

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Exton Park unveils expansion plans

Published:  18 June, 2019

Exton Park has unveiled ambitious expansion plans including the construction of a 'temple of wine’, Harpers has learned.

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Plumpton reveals Dr Greg Dunn to take over when Chris Foss retires

Published:  07 June, 2019

Plumpton College has announced that Dr Greg Dunn, currently programme manager for its MSc in Viticulture & Oenologye, will take over as curriculum manager for the wine division when Chris Foss retires later this month.

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Denbies releases traditional method sparkling Bacchus wine

Published:  06 June, 2019

Denbies Wine Estate has released a sparkling Bacchus made using the traditional method, which it claims to be the first of its kind to be produced in this way in the UK.

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