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25 March, 2019

Côtes du Rhône revamps Cellier des Dauphins

French wine giant, the Union des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône, the most dominant wine producer in the Rhône Valley, is rejuvenating and expanding its Cellier des Dauphins brand.

Bristol bartender Chelsie Bailey has been named UK finalist in the 2019 Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition and will now travel to Amsterdam to compete at the global final in May.

Tia Maria is set to relaunch its Coffee Cocktail Month initiatives following its international success from last year.

Brugal 1888 has selected two UK bartenders to compete at its first global rum cocktail competition in the Dominican Republic.

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IWSR Drinks Market Analysis has revealed that global wine consumption is expected to grow by 37.8m cases by 2022 despite a “blip” in Chinese imports.

The Marqués de Cáceres Group has opened Bodegas Finca La Capilla, a winery in the Ribera del Duero region of Spain as part of its international production and distribution strategy.

Messe Düsseldorf, organisers of ProWein and ProWine China/Asia, have announced a new global head wine and spirits of ProWein.

Australian wine producer Penfolds has risen two places to be named The World’s Most Admired Wine Brand 2019.

Not-for-profit organisation P(our) has announced that ‘Understanding’ will be the topic of this year’s Symposium, held in London on 24 June.

Vinexpo has announced that it will have appointed a new CEO before its flagship Bordeaux show takes place on its new date in May. 

Milk & Honey owner and Street Feast founder Jonathan Downey said the past decade of London’s bar scene has been a “desert in terms of change” and that hotel bars should not be named Best Bar in the World.

Fruit purée and cocktail mixer company Funkin Cocktails has announced a new series of its Innovation Labs, a training programme for bartenders across the UK, in association with London’s Crucible.

Francois Badel of Le Montfort in Rennes, France and Aldrick John Baptiste of The Coco Palm Resort in Rodney Bay Village, Saint Lucia have been crowned Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai Challenge winners for 2019.

Chris Foss, founder and manager of Plumpton Wine Division, will retire at the end of this academic year after 31 years of service with the college.

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