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Gruppo Campari has bought Bulldog Gin for £47 million.
The chairman of the Champagne Agents’ Association has hit back at claims that ‘English Champagne’ could flood into the continent following the UK’s departure from the EU.
Best known for its Rosado wines, Navarra is increasingly looking to promote understanding of the breadth of styles and varieties in the region, tapping into a mix of up-and-coming producers, re-invigorated vineyards and its white wines
Premium suppliers Enotria&Coe have strengthened their Rioja portfolio by bringing on two new ‘terroir-driven’ producers.
Berkmann Wine Cellars has secured contracts with two new hotel groups after scaling up its logistics operations last year to deal with larger contracts.
Prosecco has long been regarded the low-price equivalent of Champagne for those looking for bubbles on a budget.
On the international stage, the big news this week has been dominated by an increasingly maddening number of acronyms and portmanteaus – CETA, Brexit, TTIP – as the top echelon of global businesses and governments on both sides of the Atlantic make decisions which will impact the immediate future of the trade.
The event which aims to inspire the next generation of female winemakers and celebrate the diversity of Australian wine is coming to the UK this year – a first for the event which, until now, has always been held on home turf.
In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.
In the wake of the Brexit vote and the subsequent slump of the pound, the only upside was that the UK’s exports seemed poised to become more attractive to oversees buyers.
Industry leaders have welcomed the ratification of the controversial CETA trade deal, which will eliminate almost all import tariffs on wines, spirits travelling from the EU to Canada.
Heineken has found itself on the sharp end of currency depreciation and global financial headwinds.
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