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Sunday 5 July 2015

UK

Pimm’s and English wine sales leap

UK supermarket Waitrose has noted a surge in sales for Pimm’s, strawberries and English wine thanks to what it calls the “Wimbledon effect”.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 No Comments »

WOSA woos UK indies and on-trade

Wines of South Africa has announced plans for a new UK trade tasting later this year, which will target independent merchants, on-trade buyers and media.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

UK customs seize 550,000 litres of alcohol

More than 550,000 litres of illegal beer, wine and spirits have been seized by the UK HM Revenue and Customs as part of a six-week crackdown on smuggling.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Hardys invests £4m in summer of cricket

Hardys has unveiled a new £4 million consumer marketing campaign to tie in with the Australian wine brand’s sponsorship of the English cricket team.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Diageo closes in on £200m Gleneagles deal

Drinks giant Diageo is reportedly “close” to agreeing a sale of its luxury hotel and golf resort in Scotland, Gleneagles.

Monday, June 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

An English fizz fit for Wimbledon, a “chunky, berry-stuffed” Negroamaro and a “lithe and elegant” Chenin Blanc have been tickling UK writers’ tastebuds this week.

Monday, June 29th, 2015 No Comments »

SWA creates heavyweight London team

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed a number of senior high-fliers from the worlds of diplomacy and politics as it opens a London office to help strengthen the industry’s global presence.

Monday, June 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Wimbledon serves up English wine

Organisers of this year’s Wimbledon have decided to offer tennis fans English wine for the first time in the tournament’s 138-year history.

Monday, June 29th, 2015 No Comments »

Asda warns suppliers of Champagne scam

Asda is warning suppliers to be on guard after several companies received emails which claimed to be from the supermarket requesting bogus contracts.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 No Comments »

Oddbins woos Naked staff with love letters

Oddbins has allegedly been sending love letters and bottles of wine to key staff at rival merchant Naked Wines in a bid to poach them.

Friday, June 26th, 2015 1 Comment »

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