The Company of Wine People Europe

11 July, 2008

29 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT

T: 020 7418 1840



Brands: Arniston Bay, Thandi, Kumkani, Welmoed, Versus (South Africa)

Off-trade split: 95%

Key personnel: Barney Davis, UK brand and business development manager; Felicity Billington, UK brand and trade marketing manager

The launch of the Arniston Bay pouch was a highlight

of the past year for The Company of Wine People, aiming to push the boundaries of sustainability in the wine industry and "make people think differently about the cradle-to-grave life cycle of wine". The world first in packaging brought immediate listings in most major multiples . Cape Crossing is a new Arniston Bay sub-brand.

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English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

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