Budget: Wine to rise in line with RPI

  1. Hugo Read

    Budget: Wine to rise in line with RPI

    By Hugo Read
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    This week’s budget contained mixed news for wine drinkers. On the plus side, the controversial ‘escalator’ price hikes at 2% above inflation have now officially been scrapped. This escalator rate saw the duty on wine increase by a massive 24% in just four years, from £1.93 to £2.40 a bottle,...
  2. Laura Clay

    Anosmia Awareness Day

    By Laura Clay
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    Today is Anosmia Awareness Day, a day to think about those people who suffer from a loss of sense of smell. It is something that we as wine professionals should be especially aware of. If you want to know more about this condition you can do so here http://www.cf.ac.uk/biosi/staffinfo/jacob/Anosmia/anosmia.html  and please take a...
  3. Heather Dougherty

    AWE and Harpers

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Helen Savage, elected to AWE Council at last year’s AGM, has successfully implemented a programme of regular articles by AWE members to the Harpers website. This is a great opportunity to boost our collective (and individual) profiles and we would like to encourage as many members as possible to participate....
  4. Heather Dougherty

    SITT Spring tastings

    By Heather Dougherty
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    Many AWE members will be interested in the upcoming SITT (Specialist Importers Trade Tastings), which are to be held on February 24 in Manchester and February 26 in London and offer the opportunity to track down harder to find and interesting wines. Registration to attend is open on the SITT...