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Weapons instead of wine: how is the industry reacting to the war in Ukraine?

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Throughout history, wine has been involved in wars and invasions, from Roman soldiers bringing grapevines to conquered countries to French vintners walling up their wine caves to prevent invading soldiers from looting them during World War II. As armies invade, people attempt to escape, but this is not the case for winemakers who are tied […]

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Happy International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month! Let’s celebrate it by supporting talented female winemakers & women in wine

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Various industries have always been heavily male dominated and that’s no exception in the world of wine. History tells us that wine has been a common thread among cultures, nations and religions. However, since Roman, Greek and Egyptian times, wine was traditionally a privilege for men to be involved with while women were not as […]

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5 reasons why 1 or 2 drinks a day could be better for you than originally thought

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A new theory opposing the idea that there is no “safe” level of alcohol consumption has been published, claiming that there is a large body of evidence showing that moderate drinking offers protection against certain diseases, especially cardiovascular ones.  One study shows that wine drinkers, particularly those having between 7 and 14 units per week, […]

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Journeying out of 2021 and into a sparkling New Year

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Did you know that this Christmas ‘Wine trains’ delivered millions of bottles of imported wine from Europe amid the infamous lorry driver shortage this year? Network Rail ensured extra capacity for the 4.5 million bottles of wine that were delivered to the UK by trains in what may have seemed as magical as the Polar […]

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All for wine and wine for… Prince Charles’ 51-year-old Aston Martin!

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In a new BBC interview where The Prince of Wales talks about the environment and climate change, Prince Charles reveals how he has modified his 51-year-old Aston Martin so it now runs on surplus white wine and cheese rather than conventional fuel. We’re being completely serious, at around 10 miles per gallon, the car consumes […]

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Wine industry news that’ll hit your piggy bank in a positive way… but after Brexit and Covid, there are now petrol and driver shortages that have impacted the UK wine industry supply chain. Can you believe it?

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What a crazy couple of years… Now the fuel shortages are just the latest in a long string of supply chain issues that the wine sector has faced. For the last year or so, the industry had to be very flexible with the approach to distribution to be able to bring solutions in to react […]

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Vienna is a treasure trove of wine culture!

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It might come as a surprise but Austria’s capital of Vienna is the biggest wine-producing city in the world. Home to 700 hectares of vineyards and more than 276 producers, Vienna is the only capital to produce so much wine within the city limits – including famous wine destinations like France’s Bordeaux and Italy’s Tuscany. […]

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Have you heard there are predicted wine shortages later on this year in the 2021 vintage? Between us squirrel friends, now is a good time to stock up!

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The past year certainly showed us the world can turn upside down in a hurry, and the wine world is no exception. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have been disrupted in lots of ways. It hammered hospitality industries, winery tasting rooms, restaurants and bars. Ultimately, wine shopping saw a dramatic shift towards online instead […]

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