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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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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!

2021 vintage wine shortages

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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Happy Cap Classique Day but what is Cap Classique you say?

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It’s South Africa’s traditional method, premium sparkling wine that’s price point is positioned in between the cheaper Prosecco and the more expensive English Sparkling Wine or Champagne.  Understanding Cap Classique: South Africa’s Fastest Growing Wine CategoryIf you are new to the fascinating world of Cap Classique, read on because we will demystify some terminology and […]


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Did you know that in Russia Champagne is not allowed to be called Champagne?!!!

Russian authorities are challenging the wine world with a new law put forward earlier last week that requires French Champagne producers to add the words “sparkling wine” on the back of the label if they want to sell their bottles in Russia. Champagne producers are proud of their name and brand and some are refusing […]


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