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Friday 23 January 2015

UK

Knock sets out Philglas & Swiggot future

Justin Knock MW has hailed the independent retail sector as “one of the biggest success areas” for the UK wine trade in recent years.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Magnum sales up 122% at Waitrose

Sales of magnums are up 122% at Waitrose with consumers splashing out on larger bottles in the run up to Christmas.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

WSTA launches campaign to cut duty by 2%

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association has launched a campaign calling for a 2% cut in duty on wine and spirits, which it says would result in a £1.5 billion boost to public finances in 2015.

Monday, December 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Tesco slashes wine prices via social media

Tesco is offering 26% off cases of Château Léoville Las Cases 2009 via a social selling campaign targeting fine wine lovers with “co-buying” service Buyapowa.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

UK government pushes low abv wine

A UK health minister has called for greater flexibility in tax arrangements to allow for an escalation in the cost of wine based on alcoholic strength.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

UK on-trade sees 20th month of growth

UK on-trade sales rose again in November, but it was food rather than drink driving this growth, with London considerably more buoyant than the rest of the country.

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 No Comments »

‘Skin Côntact’ ready to rock wine trade

The UK wine trade’s top musical talent has joined forces with Côtes du Rhône Wines to host a one-off charity gig next year.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Wetherspoon pulls Heineken from UK pubs

Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has pulled all Heineken products from its 926 pubs in the UK after a row over supply to a single pub in Ireland.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Report slams trade’s influence on policy

The alcohol industry’s ability to shape alcohol policy nationally and globally needs to be “curtailed” because of a fundamental conflict of interest.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Molson Coors to shut UK brewery

Molson Coors UK has announced the closure of its brewery in Hampshire, putting 100 jobs at risk.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

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