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Devon-based wine producers to compete for prestigious award

The Food Drink Devon Awards launched a new prestigious competition to celebrate the very best wine from around the county. 

Majestic acquires wine bar chain Vagabond which was set to close down

Vagabond Wines Limited (Vagabond) just announced that the chain has secured its future as it has been acquired by Majestic Wine.

Future of UK beer industry: growers test climate-resilient hops

New varieties of organic hops resilient to climate change are being developed around the UK. The news follows concerns over the future of homegrown beer ingredients. 

WineGB welcomes new team members

The national association for the English and Welsh wine industry, WineGB, has recently announced the expansion of its team. 

Wine in paper bottles now available on Aldi shelves  

Aldi has become the UK’s first supermarket to launch its own-brand paper wine bottles.

Check out map of England’s ‘ultimate wine trips’

A new map has been launched to showcase England’s ‘ultimate wine trips’ and encourage wine enthusiasts to visit less-known wineries.

Surrey brewer recognised for its sustainable approach

Surrey-based Hogs Back Brewery has been recognised for its commitment to sustainability in the national Sustainable Business Awards. 

£600k funding available for food and drink innovations

Businesses with innovative ideas on how to sustainably improve operations within the fresh produce, food and drink supply chain can receive a share of £600,000. 

International ‘wine train’ will take passengers to best European vineyards 

A new train route that is set to launch in 2026 will take passengers straight from London to some of Europe’s best vineyards. 

Could you become a wine taster for Aldi? 

Aldi, the popular supermarket chain, is giving away free wine in exchange for reviews on social media. 

English wines to be showcased during tastings abroad

Top English wine producers will showcase their products during trade tastings in Denmark and Sweden. 

Fruit Grower Profile: Belvoir Farm

Nestled in the idyllic Vale of Belvoir in Leicestershire lies Belvoir Farm. At 60 acres, their organic elderflower plantation is the largest in the UK. Fruit & Vine met with owner Peverel Manners, alongside farm manager Keith Challen, at the start of their elderflower harvest.

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