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New-look Conviviality closes Matthew Clark buy

8 Oct 2015

Conviviality Retail has changed its name as it completes the purchase of UK on-trade distributor Matthew Clark.

This week in spirits & wine, featuring Moet Hennessy's Chandon, Brown-Forman in Ireland and Diageo & Treasury Wine Estates

2 Oct 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's top stories in the spirits & wine categories. We also have similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & water.

Accolade Wines promotes Schaafsma to CEO role

28 Sep 2015

Accolade Wines has announced a change of CEO, with John Ratcliffe being replaced by UK & Ireland general manager Paul Schaafsma less than two years after taking the reins.

just the week in Spirits and Wine

18 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

South Africa must do more to build brands - Accolade Wines GM

17 Sep 2015

The UK & Ireland general manager of Accolade Wines has challenged the South African wine industry to show leadership and focus more on brand-led sales.

Accolade Wines completes New World coverage with Vina Anakena buy

14 Sep 2015

Accolade Wines has extended its wine-producing presence to Chile through the purchase of Viña Anakena for an undisclosed sum.

just the week in Beer

11 Sep 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global beer & cider category. We are also running similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits & wine.

Conviviality Retail to buy Matthew Clark from Accolade Wines, Punch Taverns

8 Sep 2015

UK off-trade group Conviviality Retail is to take full ownership of Matthew Clark after owners Accolade Wines and Punch Taverns agreed to a GBP200m (US$300m) sale.

Russia bans three Californian wines - report

18 Aug 2015

Three Californian wines have been banned from sale in Russia, according to a report in the Moscow Times.

Conviviality Retail moves a step closer to Matthew Clark acquisition

18 Aug 2015

UK off-trade group Conviviality Retail has entered into a non-disposal undertaking with the owners of distributor Matthew Clark.

Enotria buys Coe Vintners

4 Aug 2015

UK wine distributor Enotria has acquired wine and spirits distributor Coe Vintners, for an undisclosed sum.

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3 Aug 2015

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Product Launch - Accolade Wines' Hardys Premium Selection, Mud House Hillside No 5

29 Jul 2015

Accolade Wines has set up the launch of a range extension for its Hardys wine brand and a new iteration from New Zealand's Mud House in the Travel Retail channel.

Champagne Jacquart appoints UK business development manager

29 Jul 2015

Champagne Jacquart has appointed Diane Gonzalez to the role of business development manager in the UK.

just the week in - Spirits and Wine

24 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Accolade Wines introduces fine wine division for Australia

21 Jul 2015

Accolade Wines has rebranded its Grant Burge acquisition to form a fine wine unit to represent wines from Australia, New Zealand and Italy in Australia's on-trade.

Conviviality Retail targets Matthew Clark acquisition

9 Jul 2015

UK off-licence group Conviviality Retail is in talks to take over distributor Matthew Clark.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

3 Jul 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Accolade Wines set to buy in Argentina, Chile

29 Jun 2015

The general manager of Accolade Wines has told just-drinks that the company is looking for acquisitions in Argentina and Chile as it aims to position itself as a “one-stop shop" for New World wine offerings in the UK.

just the Winners - International Wine Challenge 2015: New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa

21 May 2015

Earlier this month, the International Wine Challenge released the list of winners for 2015. In this, the fifth part of six, we detail all of the gold medalists from New Zealand, Portugal and South Africa.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

17 Apr 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

just the Answer - Accolade Wines' AMESCA/SE commercial director, Nick Pringle

14 Apr 2015

As a former professional cricketer, Nick Pringle is well-aware of the power the game's biggest names wield over the public. That's why Accolade Wines has recruited the services of Glenn McGrath to promote its Hardys brand in India. Earlier this week, Pringle, who is now the company's commercial director for the Indian subcontinent, Africa, the Middle East, South & Central America, and Southern Europe, talks to just-drinks about the McGrath tie-up, as well as Accolade's market challenges elsewhere.

Comment – Wine - The Rising Profile of Lower ABV Wine

9 Apr 2015

The low-alcohol wine segment has been around for a while now, but has thus far failed to win over too many fans. Things are changing, however, with consumers' taste preferences driving the sub-category to higher ground. Chris Losh delves deeper.

Live Blog - ProWein 2015 - Day 2

16 Mar 2015

Day two here at ProWein. The weather has improved, with the sun making a welcome appearance. Judging by the scrum to get on the tram this morning, this is the key day for visitors.

Hardys to get India push as Accolade Wines ups Glenn McGrath deal

16 Mar 2015

Accolade Wines has recruited ex-cricketer Glenn McGrath to promote its Hardys wine brand in India.

ProWein Preview - Part I

9 Mar 2015

The wine world - and many spirits producers - will decamp to the German city of Düsseldorf this weekend for the ProWein trade exhibition. In the lead up, we're running a series of daily previews highlighting what a selection of companies and regional trade bodies will be up to at the three-day show.

just the week in - Spirits & Wine

6 Feb 2015

Here's a round-up of this week's highlights in the global spirits & wine categories. We are also running similar round-ups for beer and soft drinks & bottled water.

Accolade Wines seals Grant Burge Wines buy

3 Feb 2015

Accolade Wines has completed its takeover of Barossa Valley-based producer Grant Burge Wines for an undisclosed sum.

Preview of the Year - 2015 - Part IV: Wine

30 Jan 2015

The final part of Euromonitor International's preview of the year ahead for the global drinks industry focuses on wine. First, senior alcoholic drinka analyst Spiros Malandrakis considers the key trends that could affect the category in 2015. This is followed by Jeremy Cunnington's look at wine companies’ universal strategy to M&A.

just a While Ago - On 22 January in...

22 Jan 2015

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