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Wednesday 29 July 2015

UK

Flavoured wine trend gathers pace

Australian Vintage has become the latest producer to spot an opportunity for fruit-flavoured sparkling wine as it launches a new range called Summertime.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Large formats lead Bonhams sale

Bonhams’ next London sale later this week will feature a significant proportion of large format Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Pol Roger marks eventing tie-in

Champagne Pol Roger has introduced a limited edition gift box in the UK to celebrate its support for two major international equestrian events this year.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 No Comments »

Conviviality shows healthy balance sheet

Conviviality Retail has posted full year pre-tax profits of £9.7 million, a 4.4% rise “slightly ahead of expectations”, as the group negotiates a major deal to buy Matthew Clark.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Gin distillery wins shed of the year 2015

A wooden shack housing a gin distillery, farm shop and Wild West saloon bar has been named shed of the year in Channel 4’s annual competition.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Secret agent’s house and bar on sale for £6m

A lavish Chelsea townhouse once owned by a Cold War agent that boasts a bar funded by the KGB and MI6 has gone on sale for £6 million.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Scotland’s first wine ‘not great’

The makers of Scotland’s first commercial home-grown wine are hoping for better luck next year after the first vintage turned out to be oxidised.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Kilchoman bolsters Islay barley supply

Kilchoman Distillery has extended its Islay roots with the acquisition of the farm on which the distillery is based, whose barley supply will allow the Scotch whisky producer to step up production.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Fake bus stop boosts pub’s sales

A pub landlord took matters into his own hands to boost his pub’s footfall by erecting a fake bus stop on his doorstep.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 1 Comment »

Premium spirits brands ‘must offer more’

Thriftiness is the new norm, and the pressure is on for spirits brands to offer consumers more in order to get them to spend more, a market report has found.

Friday, July 10th, 2015 No Comments »

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