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S AFRICA: Africa a "growth opportunity" for wine - Accolade CEO

25 Sep 2012

Africa could be the next China for the world's wine producers, with South Africa poised to benefit if its wine industry develops its brand image internationally, according to Accolade Wines' CEO.

Comment - Wine - South Africa: The Only Way is Ethics

25 Sep 2012

Today is the first day of Cape Wine, the three-day bi-ennial trade fair for South Africa's wine producers. To mark the event, Chris Losh takes a closer look at the latest move by the country to highlight its ethical credentials.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

14 Sep 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week

UK: Australian Vintage promotes for new UK, Europe GM

10 Sep 2012

Australian Vintage has confirmed the appointment of a new GM for the UK & Europe after losing the previous incumbent to Accolade Wines earlier this year.

ESTONIA/UK: Baltic Beer Company switches Viru distributors

21 Aug 2012

Baltic Beer Company has confirmed changes of distribution for its Viru beer brand in the UK and the US.

UKRAINE: Accolade Wines launches Hardys in Ukraine

17 Aug 2012

Australian wine brand Hardys has been launched in Ukraine to take advantage of a "huge market", its owner Accolade Wines said today (17 August).

AUS: Treasury Wine Estates appoints new Beringer MD

16 Aug 2012

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed an internal candidate to fill the role of managing director for its Beringer unit.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

10 Aug 2012

The top ten stories published on just-drinks last week:

EUROPE: Accolade Wines shakes-up European structure

6 Aug 2012

Accolade Wines has announced a shake-up of its European management structure, which will see the business split into two divisons and its regional boss step down.

AUS: Accolade Wines bottling tie-up with Treasury Wine Estates sees job cuts

24 Jul 2012

Australia's two largest wine producers have struck a deal to bottle each other's wines.

Comment - Wine - Reduced ABV: Something for Everyone

3 Jul 2012

The reduction of abv in the wine category in the UK has been peddled by some in the industry as an innovation. While that may be open to debate, Chris Losh believes there can be no argument that the move, if done right, could benefit everyone. But, there's still a long way to go.

UK: Accolade Wines redesigns Echo Falls

21 Jun 2012

Accolade Wines has lined up a packaging revamp for its Echo Falls wine brand in the UK.

US: Ascentia Wine Estates completes exit, sells brands to E&J Gallo

6 Jun 2012

Ascentia Wine Estates is understood to have completed its exit from the industry after selling its Columbia Winery and Covey Run brands to E&J Gallo Winery for an undisclosed sum.

US: Ascentia Wine Estates sells Geyser Peak, Atlas Peak, XYZin to Accolade Wines

2 Jun 2012

Ascentia Wine Estates is reportedly embarking on its exit from the wine industry, with Accolade Wines lined up to buy its Geyser Peak, Atlas Peak and XYZin brands in the US.

UK: New Matthew Clark arm to take on Gruppo Campari distribution

4 May 2012

Gruppo Campari is set transfer its UK distribution to Matthew Clark, according to current distributor Cellar Trends.

Product Launch – UK: Accolade Wines' The Sparkling Collection

30 Apr 2012

Accolade Wines' The Sparkling Collection

Product Launch - UK: Accolade Wine's Stone’s Ginger Wine ‘Fabulously British’

3 Apr 2012

Accolade Wine's Stone’s Ginger Wine ‘Fabulously British’

Comment - Pernod Ricard's Wine Premiumisation: Echo? Echo? Echo?

29 Mar 2012

Earlier this month, the UK arm of Pernod Ricard invited the drinks press pool to a briefing in London to launch its 'Building Premium Wine Brands' scheme. The programme is designed to target off-trade wine consumers in the country to turn them on to the more premium offerings in the category.

UK: Drinks producers brand minimum price plans "misguided"

23 Mar 2012

Drinks producers have attacked the UK government’s plans to introduce a minimum price as “misguided” and “regressive”.

Product Launch - GLOBAL: Accolade Wine's William Hardy range

8 Mar 2012

Accolade Wine's William Hardy range

UK: Accolade Wines renews 'Come Dine With Me' deal

27 Jan 2012

Accolade Wines has renewed a sponsorship deal for its Hardys and Echo Falls brands with the television show 'Come Dine With Me'.

Comment - Wine - Losh's Chris-tal Ball

19 Jan 2012

It's the week of forecasts on just-drinks this week. On Tuesday, Ian Buxton considered what 2012 will bring for the world of whisky. Today, Chris Losh looks at what the next 12 months will provide for all you wine producers out there. Note: Some of the following might not happen.

CHINA: Accolade Wines makes China distribution buy

19 Jan 2012

Accolade Wines is looking to up its presence in China, through the majority stake purchase of Shanghai CWC Wine Trading Co.

GLOBAL: Wine consumption to rise faster, but not in Europe

11 Jan 2012

Global wine consumption will increase faster over the next four years, but mature markets and a tough economic climate in much of Europe will leave the US and Asia to drive growth, according to Vinexpo.

UK: Accolade Wines opens up data to trade

4 Jan 2012

Accolade Wines is looking to improve sales in a tough UK market by introducing a website to help bars and retailers in the country target specific consumers.

Review of the Year 2011 - Wine

23 Dec 2011

The final part of just-drinks' December management briefing, looking back over the past 12 months, reviews what 2011 meant for the global wine industry. Ben Cooper reports.

UK: Accolade Wines targets Weight Watchers with Banrock Station Light push

9 Dec 2011

Accolade Wines has teamed up with Weight Watchers in the UK to push its Banrock Station Light variant.

UK: Government banks on wine tax windfall

30 Nov 2011

Wine is set to overtake beer as a contributor of duty tax to UK Government coffers, with little sign that ministers plan to halt the duty escalator for alcohol.

UK: Accolade Wines targets innovation as wine sector stutters

23 Nov 2011

Accolade Wines is putting its faith in better consumer research and innovation as prices in the UK wine market rise and competition increases.

Product Launch - UK: Accolade Wines’ Echo Falls Spritz

4 Nov 2011

Accolade Wines’ Echo Falls Spritz

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