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The deal will see Kevin Mitchell, the winery’s chief winemaker, and Warrick Duthy, managing director, remain in their current posts and keep their shares.

China’s oldest winery, Changyu Pioneer, has bought an 80% stake in Clare Valley-based winery Kilikanoon Wines for AU$20.6 million, the latest purchase from the Chinese winery following acquisitions in France, Spain and Chile.

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“The fundraising enables us to significantly invest in the business for further growth and to meet the increasing demand for our products,” said CEO, Frazer Thompson.

Chapel Down has raised £18.53m through the issue of new shares, with the intention of raising a further £1.47m via an additional open offer for existing shareholders.

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The nation now lives in the age of ‘brought-to-your-doorstep’ consumption.

Times have changed. Gone are the days people need to go out to buy food and drink. Where once we considered the internet an addition to existing businesses, it’s now a – if not the – legitimate retail marketplace. So much so, going out and having fun will soon be available at the App Store. So, what does this mean for the on-trade? The industry which is all about going out out and having fun.

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Salaries have risen by 7.4% in the catering sector since November.

Catering salaries are soaring this Christmas while job listings have also risen since last year amidst a widening skills gap, according to new figures.

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“No vintage so far this century has delivered such perfectly balanced Aszú wines.”

Royal Tokaji has released its trilogy of 2013 single vineyard ‘Aszú’ wines with the statement that: “no vintage so far this century has delivered such perfectly balanced Aszú wines.”

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Associate Professor Liu Shao Quan (right) and PhD student Mr Chua Jian Yong (left) successfully turned tofu whey into a tasty alcoholic beverage which they named Sachi.

A research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully turned tofu whey, a liquid that is generated from the production of tofu and is often discarded, into a tasty alcoholic beverage which they named Sachi.

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The overriding theme of 2016 is going to be quantities - with the region hit by terrible spring frosts and then mildew, the pressure on allocations is sure to be immense.

Already a complex vintage for Burgundy’s producers, the 2016 wines themselves will require some careful selection and patience if buyers want to get hold of the highlights.

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Steve Wood, managing director of Kukla UK, says China's status as Australia's most valuable wine market could form a potential “bump in the road” for some UK retailers.

Retailers in the UK are being warned to take care when it comes to securing supply of Australian wine as increased competition from China and the US places pressure on exports.

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Wine.com, the nation's leading online wine retailer, announced that it has tripled the number of pickup locations to more than 10,000 sites nationwide. This includes nearly 1,000 in California and over 500 in New York – both states where Wine.com now offers a larger selection of wine than any other store.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/

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Le Vins Georges Duboeuf released the 2017 Beaujolais Nouveau today at 12:01 a.m. The "first wine of the harvest," Beaujolais Nouveau is anticipated by wine lovers around the world who look forward to celebrating the arrival of this festive wine every year on the third Thursday of November, per French law and tradition.

NAPA, Calif.Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/

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Researcher Chelsy Villarroel examines young Verona grapevines as part of an experiment at Mountain View Vineyard near Stroudsburg, Pa.

When Randy and Linda Rice, owners of Mountain View Vineyard, expanded their vineyards onto a 100-acre farm southwest of Stroudsburg in northeastern Pennsylvania, they wanted to be as sustainable as possible.

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The projected drop is largely a result of terrible frosts and heatwave that hit France, Spain and Italy this spring and summer.

“The dynamics of the current market are unprecedented,” Kevin Wilson, Kingsland’s buying controller for South America and South Africa, reveals, with reference to the OIV-estimated 10% global vintage shortfall in 2017.

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