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22 June, 2017

Yalumba teams up with WOMAD for summer festival

Yalumba is once again sponsoring the World of Music, Arts and Dance festival in Wiltshire this summer, offering festivalgoers a wide range of award-winning wines.

Retailers are invited to Wine Australia UK’s largest free-pour tasting of the year, which takes place at Australia House in London on June 28.

Tributes are pouring in for pre-eminent port consultant Tim Stanley-Clarke after he sadly passed away.

The latest figures from the Association of Convenience Stores show an increase in investment over the last quarter, but the data also indicates concerns about the impact of rising employment costs.

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Lone Wolf, the Brewdog-backed distillery, has released a gin to raise funds for the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.

Brewdog’s new sour beer facility is set to open its doors by the end of July.

Majestic has promoted Cat Lomax to the position of Head of Buying at Majestic Wine.

Heineken is introducing a 4x33cl can pack to its Tiger beer range to tap into growth in the small cans sector.

Gallo Family Vineyards has unveiled its latest marketing campaign and a new variant for its Spritz range.

Tesco has launched a new range of low-alcohol wines, developed in partnership with international wine producer Felix Solis.

Andrew Shaw and Philip Tuck MW will lead a peloton of riders for a charity cycle in memory of the late Treasury Wines Estates managing director Dan Townsend.

Hoegaarden has rolled out refreshed packaging across the off-trade and on-trade in the UK.

Pinkster is introducing a 35cl bottle in time for the summer to sit alongside its existing 70cl and ‘dinkster’ 5cl editions.

Zymurgorium has launched Vigil Gin in aid of the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

Global Brands has launched a drink that “answers the call for innovation that lies between RTDs, fruit cider and craft beer”. 

Greyfriars Vineyard in Surrey has opened a new chalk wine cave, which will store 250,00 bottles of its wines.

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is introducing a unique French wine portfolio, which it says combines old world winemaking techniques with a new world sourcing model.

Sainsbury’s is in talks to buy convenience operator Nisa, a move which would significantly bolster its position against Tesco’s expected merger with Booker.

North South Wines has added Viña Ventisquero’s Kalfu brand to its portfolio of Chilean wines.

Berry Bros & Rudd has announced that Simon Berry is to retire from his role as chairman in December this year.

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Richard Hemming MW: beware inverse snobbery

Few things can bring communal pleasure so intimately as wine. Apart from a hot tub, perhaps. Sport can trigger mass jubilation, film gives us shared empathy, but wine has a nigh-unique ability to bestow conviviality among us through a shared bottle – which makes it especially galling that we spend so much time divided over it.

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