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Sunday 29 March 2015

UK

London restaurant Opso goes all-Greek

Greek restaurant Opso in London’s Marylebone could become the city’s only eatery offering solely Greek wine when it unveils its new list in April.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Villa Maria lightens up

New Zealand producer Villa Maria has become the latest wine brand to add a lower alcohol extension to its range.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Scotch liqueur aims to mirror gin’s success

The team behind a new Scotch whisky-based cream liqueur believes its product has the potential to enjoy similar growth to that enjoyed by recent upmarket additions to the premium gin and vodka categories.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Oddbins opens beer-only shop

UK drinks retailer Oddbins has tapped into the country’s craft ale craze with the launch of an outlet dedicated entirely to beer.

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Portugal hits new UK heights

Portuguese wine built on its recent upward curve in the UK last year with a 19% rise in bottled still wine export volumes and 64% growth for sparkling wines.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Pol Roger adds fizz to Land Rover model

Pol Roger will show off a bespoke project as Champagne sponsor of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials this September, part of the house’s biggest ever UK marketing activity.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Plant viruses threaten English vines

Plant viruses with the potential to cause widespread damage to the UK’s growing wine industry have been identified in England for the first time.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

British gin witnessing a ‘renaissance’

The British gin industry has grown 18% by value in the last two years, with premium offerings growing by nearly 50%, leading to calls for a change in the “punitive” UK tax regime.

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SIBA publishes ‘manifesto for British beer’

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has launched its “manifesto for British beer” calling on prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) to pledge their support to the Great British beer industry.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

A “hauntingly-beautiful pear-scented Pinot Grigio” and a trio of globetrotting Gewürztraminers make the cut with UK wine writers this week.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 1 Comment »

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