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Wednesday 23 April 2014

UK

Hambledon opens door for expansion

English sparkling wine producer Hambledon Vineyard has created the potential to more than double its production by acquiring 46 acres from neighbouring Hampshire estate Meonhill.

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LWF 2014: ‘a make or break year’

June’s London Wine Fair will be “a make or break year” for the the capital’s largest wine trade event, according to its director, Ross Carter.

Friday, April 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Brits prefer ‘big-brand Australian reds’

A Brit’s “perfect bottle” is red, Australian, from a big name brand, has a screw cap, costs on average £5.83 and is bought from a local supermarket, according to a recent survey by Cobevco.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 No Comments »

UK Champagne shipments drop 5.1%

UK Champagne shipments slipped by 5.1% in volume and 3.8% in value last year as the economy continued its recovery.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Liberty hits carbon neutral target

Liberty Wines is claiming to be the first UK wine distributor to become certified as carbon neutral.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Paper wine bottle maker folds

GreenBottle, maker of the world’s first paper wine bottle, has gone into administration just five months after debuting its first line in the US.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Tasmania boosts Aussie wine revival

Excitement about Tasmania is playing an important role in reinvigorating interest in the Australian wine industry as a whole, according to one producer.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Comments »

BBR to recreate iconic Judgement of Paris

Berry Bros & Rudd is to recreate the iconic Judgment of Paris tasting of 1976 in which wine experts shocked the French wine industry by rating two Californian wines over their French counterparts.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Red Army vodka ‘gun’ banned

A vodka packaged in a gun-shaped bottle has been found in breach of UK marketing laws for its “inappropriate” links to violence and aggression.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Diageo to benefit from UK pension changes

Now that the dust has settled from this year’s Budget, City analysts and commentators are looking beyond the freeze on spirits duties and the abandonment of the alcohol duty escalator.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 No Comments »

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