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UK wine export set to soar

Published:  09 May, 2018

WineGB has set the bar high, predicting the value of UK wine exports could reach up to £350 million by 2040. That’s no mean feat with export accounting for just 5% of production in 2017 – a figure that is expected to rise to 25% by 2025.

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English vine plantings to rise by up to 70% this year

Published:  27 April, 2018

Sales of English wine jumped by almost a third (31%) between 2015 and last year, according to a new survey of the country’s winemakers.

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Digby’s cool climate fizz makes first foray into Scotland

Published:  24 April, 2018

Digby Fine English has made its first foray into Scotland via an exclusive distribution deal with Alexander Wines.

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Gusbourne creates marketing manager role

Published:  16 April, 2018

Gusbourne Estate has created a marketing manager role to support its next stage of development.

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Jenkyn Place adds new sparkling rosé

Published:  28 March, 2018

Hampshire’s Jenkyn Place vineyard has unveiled its latest addition – a sparkling rosé.

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Exton Park claims first for UK fizz with Quebec launch

Published:  27 March, 2018

Exton Park Vineyard has revealed its Rosé NV is setting sails for Quebec, Canada.

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Vagabond reveals first wines to come out of new Battersea winery

Published:  20 March, 2018

Vagabond Wines has revealed the first releases to come out of its new winery in the old Battersea Power Station, with an English fizz leading the way.

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Devon manor to launch vineyard

Published:  14 March, 2018

Lympstone Manor has revealed plans to plant a vineyard within its 28-acre estate.

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Bolney turns to screwcap

Published:  28 February, 2018

Bolney Wine Estate has announced going forward it's replacing its cork closures across its still wine portfolio with screwcaps.

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Majestic releases first ‘NDA’ English wine

Published:  26 February, 2018

Majestic has released a batch of sparkling wine for which it is asking buyers to comply with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the details of the tipple.

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WineGB unveils new branding and 2018 activity

Published:  15 February, 2018

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has unveiled its new branding following the merger of Vineyards Association (UKVA) and English Wine Producers (EWP), and the subsequent name change, last year.

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Rathfinny reveals Sussex sparkling launch details

Published:  13 February, 2018

Rathfinny Estate has announced the highly anticipated launch of its first Sussex sparkling wines will take place at Somerset House in London on April 24th.

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Vranken-Pommery Monopole becomes first French Champagne house to sell English wine

Published:  07 February, 2018

Champagne producer Vranken-Pommery Monopole has released its first English sparkling wine.

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The Champagne Bureau UK teams up with the LWF

Published:  25 January, 2018

The Champagne Bureau UK has partnered with the London Wine Fair (LWF) to bring the world of Champagne to the capital.

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LWF partners with JF Hillebrand for Innovation Zone

Published:  23 January, 2018

The London Wine Fair (LWF) has partnered with JF Hillebrand on this year’s Innovation Zone launch.

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Hampshire producers prepare for annual tasting

Published:  23 January, 2018

A group of seven leading Hampshire producers are on their to way to London once again in February for their annual tasting.

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Hambledon extends educational programme with WSET courses

Published:  22 January, 2018

Hambledon Vineyard has added WSET courses to its education and personal development programme on a permanent basis.

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Pebblebed Vineyards founder Geoff Bowen passes away

Published:  08 January, 2018

Geoff Bowen, founder of Devon vineyard Pebblebed, has passed away.

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National body for English and Welsh wine industry reveals name and CEO

Published:  14 December, 2017

The national body for the English and Welsh wine industry has been named Wines of Great Britain (WineGB).

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Chapel Down to ‘accelerate growth’ as it raises £18.53m via fundraising

Published:  13 December, 2017

Chapel Down has raised £18.53m through the issue of new shares, with the intention of raising a further £1.47m via an additional open offer for existing shareholders.

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