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Sunday 24 May 2015

UK

Rhône holds firm in UK

Côtes du Rhône held its UK position through a “challenging” 2014 as France’s second largest AOC wine region highlighted the 27% value growth it has enjoyed in this market over the last decade.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Top five best-selling gin brands

Gin is experiencing its most meaningful renaissance since it took off in the US in the 1920s. Find out which brands are ruling the roost in terms of global sales.

Monday, April 13th, 2015 No Comments »

£720m UK online wine market ‘unprofitable’

Just hours after the announcement that Majestic Wines has bought loss-making Naked Wines, an event in London has highlighted the challenges of turning a profit in the UK’s £720m online wine market.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Bombay unveils star gin addition

Bacardi has moved to “redefine” super-premium gin with the launch of Star of Bombay, an elevated expression of its Bombay Sapphire brand.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 No Comments »

‘On fire’ rosé ready for upmarket push

Rosé is showing signs of a real opportunity to push into higher price points as this booming category wins over Champagne drinkers and finds listings at top restaurants.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Majestic buys Naked Wines

UK wine merchant, Majestic, has bought the online retailer Naked Wines for £70 million and appointed its founder Rowan Gormley as CEO.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 2 Comments »

Vicar ejected from bar for wearing sandals

A vicar was turned away from a Suffolk wine bar on Easter Sunday for “health and safety reasons” because he was wearing sandals.

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Graham’s launches Port bond scheme in UK

Graham’s is launching the world’s first Port bond in the UK, which will allow people to buy a case of vintage Port in the year it is harvested.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Pret serves wine and evening meals

Upmarket sandwich pit-stop Pret A Manger is trialling sit-down evening meals along with an accompanying wine and beer list in one of its flagship London premises.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 No Comments »

Kopparberg launches frozen pouch

Claiming to be “the world’s first frozen cider”, Kopparberg is set to launch a range of flavoured frozen beverage pouches designed to accompany the improving weather.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 3 Comments »

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