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Virgin Wines ups content marketing

Virgin Wines is to ramp up its content marketing and use of technology after appointing a new chief marketing officer.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 No Comments »

WSTA pours cold water on ‘British Fizz’ PGI bid

The WSTA has poured cold water on a bid to register ‘British Fizz’ as a protected name for English sparkling wine, saying it was a “side-show” in the run-up to the triggering of Article 50 of Brexit.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Strong alcohol sales across smaller off-licenses

Smaller booze retailers in the UK saw sales of beers, wines and spirits rise by more than 29% during December, according to a major provider of credit card payment to small businesses – but the spread was uneven across the UK.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 No Comments »

Austria aims to boost wine exports

Austria is looking to increase the value of its wine exports by more than a third within the next five year, the managing director of the Austrian Wine Marketing Board has said.

Friday, January 20th, 2017 1 Comment »

Pernod Ricard invests in Irish whiskey distillery

Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard is investing €10.5 million into its Irish Whiskey distillery in Cork enabling it to boost production by around a third.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 No Comments »

Brewery appoints finance director to oversee growth

Scottish brewery Innis & Gunn has promoted Esther Binnie to the role of Finance Director, as it seeks to double turnover to £250 million in the next three years.

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 No Comments »

André Simon Awards: ‘The Apple Orchard’

Next in the series of extracts from the André Simon Awards shortlist is a passage from Pete Brown’s homage to that most English of fruits – the apple.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

Champagne shipments drop 2% to 306.6m bottles

Champagne shipped a total of 306.6 million bottles in 2016, a decline of 2% on 2015’s result, the drinks business is the first to reveal.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 No Comments »

Vinexpo launches new regional initiative

Vinexpo is launching a new annual event aimed at accelerating trade with up-and-coming wine regions, which will see wine buyers taken to vineyards in a host region as part of a two-day business-building programme.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 No Comments »

Barclay brothers to close Sark Vineyard

A vineyard set up by UK billionaires the Barclay brothers in the Channel Islands is to close after just six years, with its owners blaming an “attack” on alcohol taxation by its government.

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 No Comments »

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