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Tuesday 17 January 2017 loc: GB


London’s best new independent merchants

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the tag end of 2016 was not an auspicious time to open an independent retail shop – but the following new openings demonstrate the resilience and opportunities within the market.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Supermarket fizz soars – but still wine sales plummet

UK supermarket sales of sparkling wines continued to soar in 2016 – but sales of still wine fell £82 million, the latest figures from Nielsen have shown.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 No Comments »

Cool-climate wines boost French exports

Cool-climate wines from Northern France have seen strong export growth in the last year, despite a smaller than average harvest.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Champagne and Chianti form partnership

Chianti Classico and Champagne have signed a partnership agreement that is set to boost the promotion and protection of winemaking and wine tourism across the two regions.

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 No Comments »

Whiskey Ginger brings Londoners the Sproutini

Adding to db’s existing list of disgusting drinks, but with a much more festive twist, one London bar has invented a Martini made with Brussels Sprouts.

Monday, December 19th, 2016 No Comments »

M&S drives own label wine growth

Marks & Spencer is driving sales of premium own label wine, as supermarket see ‘promising gains’ in top-tier ranges, Kantar Worldpanel has said.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 1 Comment »

BBR appoints new buying director

Berry Bros and Rudd has appointed Direct Wines’ head of wine as its new buying director.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Beam Suntory buys Sipsmith

Beam Suntory has taken a “controlling stake” in London distiller Sipsmith, after rumours emerged yesterday that its owners were preparing to sell.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Three jailed over €23m beer smuggling operation

Three men have been jailed after customs authorities smashed an illegal operation that had hundreds of truck loads of beer smuggled into the UK to be sold on the black market.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

Customers want choice in supermarket wine aisles, Waitrose boss says

UK consumers still want a “rich kaleidoscope” of wines in the BWS aisle, Waitrose BWS head of buying Pierpaolo Petrassi MW has said – despite many supermarkets contracting their ranges over the last few years.

Friday, December 16th, 2016 No Comments »

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