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Wednesday 2 September 2015

UK

Pernod perked up by ‘strong’ UK market

The performance of Pernod Ricard’s UK arm has been “remarkable”, according to Gilles Bogaert, the French group’s finance director.

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Ridgeview brings in external expertise

Ridgeview has hired former Laithwaites winemaker and buyer Robin Langton as COO to help the English wine producer double production in the next five years.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Price war threatens Prosecco

Rising grape prices and the resulting price war threaten to damage the strength of ‘brand Prosecco’ according to one major producer in the region.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

Prosecco stocks dry up ahead of 2015 vintage

As we warned back in May, Prosecco stocks have dried up and won’t be replenished until the 2015 vintage comes onto the market in October.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 1 Comment »

Top 10 wines in the UK press

This week’s roundup from some of Britain’s best wine writers features a search for spice, wines perfect for a long weekend and the top drop for celebrating the English countryside.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Champagne cork grounds plane

Damage caused by an errant Champagne cork forced the pilot of an easyJet plane to make an emergency landing.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Students set up pop-up bar on Ben Nevis

A group of students set up a pop-up bar on the summit of Ben Nevis after hauling a nine-gallon barrel of beer and pint glasses to its peak.

Friday, August 28th, 2015 No Comments »

Tanners opens new shop

UK independent merchant Tanners has expanded into Chester, opening its first shop in the city this week.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 No Comments »

British beer sales drop 2.4%

Support is still needed to help boost the British beer industry, according to the British Beer and Pub Association, with total sales down 2.4% in the past 12 months.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015 No Comments »

Sparkling wine and spirits drive UK sales

The UK’S off-trade saw value sales rise by 0.7% this summer, boosted by strong sales of sparkling wine and spirits, as beer and cider sees a 12% decline.

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 No Comments »

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