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28 May, 2015

Argentina's greatest winemaker targets UK independents

Uco Valley producer Bodegas Salentein is targeting the UK independent trade after celebrating the 40th harvest of its legendary chief winemaker.

Liverpool fan Kevin Clarke said he wasn’t too upset after his team suffered a 6-1 drubbing in the match he commentated on as a prize for winning Carlsberg’s People’s Pundit campaign.

Scotch whisky distilleries broke visitor records in 2014 by attracting more than 1.5 million whisky fans, according to the Scotch Whisky Association.

Jägermeister is spending £1 million on a summer marketing campaign that will see the brand represented at seven music festivals across the UK.

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Thatchers has launched a premium cloudy cider brand called Somerset Haze in time for the summer spike in cider drinking.

Bibendum PLB has raised more than £75,000 for military charity Help for Heroes by donating £1 in every bottle sold of its Wines for Heroes range.

Mentzendorff said there is a “thrilling energy” in South African wine after bolstering its portfolio from the rainbow nation with Hamilton Russell Vineyards.

Tesco is teaming up with the There’s a Beer for That campaign for a promotion pairing beer with BBQ foods.

Sales of branded Champagne grew 4.7% to £196 million in the UK off-trade in 2014 as shoppers opted for famous names ahead of retailer exclusives.

Off-Piste has released an international varietal-led wine range called Most Wanted.

Supermarket range culls were “necessary” and “overdue”, according to wine information company IWSR.

North South Wines has boosted its range for cash and carries, a key market for the new agency.

Booker has agreed a £40 million deal to buy the Budgens and Londis brands from Musgrave.

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association claims it has saved the industry £350 million in the past 18 months through its campaigning.

Detailing calorie content on labels of beers, wines and spirits is a 20th century solution to a 21st century obesity problem, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.

Tesco has teamed up with Marston’s and the Campaign for Real Ale to launch a bottle-conditioned golden ale.

Copestick Murray is set to promote its I Heart wine brand at summer festivals this year in a branded VW camper van.

Free Run Wines has launched Mr Peel’s Manavista, a pink grapefruit-flavoured aromatised wine-based drink.

Tesco is drastically reducing its wine range to arrest haemorrhaging sales as the discounters’ growing dominance forces sweeping changes across the big supermarkets.

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