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The science of drinking

By Robyn Black

As every kid who’s ever made a vinegar volcano knows, science is fun.

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I predict a (wine) riot

By Robyn Black

Our sister publication, Big Hospitality, recently reported a rather dramatic drop in wine sales in the on-trade over the last year.

Men face ridicule over pub wine choice

Men face ridicule over pub wine choice

By Ruth Williams

A study of 1,500 adults, commissioned Côtes du Rhône wines, found that nine out of ten men would drink the odd bottle of wine in their own home, but just one in four would drink wine while on a night out with male friends for fear of being made fun of.

English wine week

English Wine Week to be bigger than ever

By Robyn Black

English Wine Producers (EWP), the body in charge of promoting English wines, is promising to “step up” activity around English Wine Week this year.

Prosecco sales overtake Champagne

Fizz is no longer for the few

By Robyn Black

As reported in the Independent last week, global sales of Prosecco have (just about) overtaken Champagne.

Wine's value to the on-trade is set to rise

Value of wines and spirits to pubs set to grow

By John Harrington

The value of wines and spirits to the UK on-trade is set to increase over the coming years as new outlets sell a greater proportion of these products, new research shows.

New look for Fish Hoek wine

New look for Fish Hoek wine

By Robyn Black

South Africa wine brand Fish Hoek has been given a new look, including a “debossed” bottle – the first of its kind in the UK, according to brand owner Accolade Wines.

Accolade is looking to revive the Chardonnay varietal

Chardonnay comes back into fashion

By Robyn Black

Accolade Wines, maker of Hardys and Echo Falls, is hoping to rid the world of the ABC (anything but Chardonnay) crowd with a new campaign to revive the misunderstood varietal.

Lindemans is aiming to be the biggest Australian wine brand

Video: Lindeman's launches new global campaign

By Robyn Black

An ambitious £1m global campaign for Australian wine brand Lindeman’s has been unveiled, as part of a bid to take on the might of Hardys and Jacob’s Creek.

Chambord is aimed at “sexy, sassy” females

Chambord liqueur set for major campaign

By Robyn Black

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) is readying a big push for its black raspberry liqueur brand, Chambord, in the UK following a period of unprecedented growth — the brand is up 94% in value and 71% in volume in the past 12 months (CGA).

On-trade beer sales fell 7% by volume in the 12 weeks to 13 July

On-trade beer volumes hit as wine and liqueurs grow

By John Harrington

On-trade alcohol sales fell 1% by value in the 12 weeks to 13 July despite a 6% drop in volumes, according to CGA figures in a new report that lists malt whisky and liqueurs among the growth categories over the period.

Prosecco is the world’s fastest growing sparkling wine

Frizzenti’s Prosecco-focused push

By Robyn Black

Frizzenti, the sparkling wine that is dispensed on tap, is ramping up activity in the UK in a bid to capitalise on the growth in Prosecco.

Chapel Down CEO Frazer Thompson is excited about the company's future

Winemaker Chapel Down secures new funding

By Mike Berry

English winemaker Chapel Down has secured over £4.3m in new funding and appointed ex-Scottish & Newcastle chief executive John Dunsmore to the board as it gears up for expansion.

On-trade wine sales have continued to decline

On-trade wine sales fall as prices surge

By Robyn Black

Years of relentless price increases in pubs, bars and restaurants have led to falling sales of wine in the on-trade, according to a new report by Accolade Wines.

Hardys backs BBC Good Food Shows

Hardys backs BBC Good Food Shows

By Jessica Harvey

Australian wine brand Hardys will be sponsoring the BBC Good Food Shows this autumn for the third year running.

New design to make bottle more noticable

New look for Echo Falls wine

By Robyn Black

Echo Falls is to get a new look as part of a “record-breaking year of investment” in the wine.

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