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English wine export predicted to grow tenfold in five years

Published:  13 March, 2017

In a bid to drive oversea sales and increase exports, a selection of leading producers, including Bolney Wine Estate, Chapel Down, Gusbourne, Hattingley Valley and Ridgeway Wine Estate, will be exhibiting at the event in Dusseldorf later this month.

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The Rothschild Collection poised for LWF debut

Published:  13 March, 2017

Wines from each arm of the Rothschild winemaking family: Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite); Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Mouton); and Château Clarke (Baron Edmond de Rothschild); as well as Champagne Barons de Rothschild, will be showcased at the show in May by UK distributor Waddesdon Wine.

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TWE MD Dan Townsend has passed away

Published:  13 March, 2017

Townsend, who has worked in the drinks trade for the past 30 years, died in California nine days ago on a work trip, but Harpers was asked to keep the sad news quiet by his family. He was 53. 

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Berkmann ballot puts Portugal on top

Published:  10 March, 2017

Berkmann Wine Cellars took the opportunity to take the temperature of up and coming grapes, styles and regions likely to cause a stir in 2017.

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Think Gin 2017 Awards: Winners announced

Published:  10 March, 2017

This week Harpers' held its third Think Gin event to celebrate the growth of this versatile, yet undeniably British spirit.

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The International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show set for UK debut

Published:  10 March, 2017

The International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS) is poised to make its London debut next year.

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Halewood secures £50m debt facility

Published:  10 March, 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured a £50m debt facility from Royal Bank of Scotland as part of its strategy to develop a balanced portfolio of spirits.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  10 March, 2017

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.

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Decision not to unite Vinisud and Millésime Bio branded 'damaging'

Published:  09 March, 2017

Efforts to unite two international trade shows have been thwarted after there was a disagreement over whether they should both take place under one roof.

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What the Budget means for wine and spirit prices

Published:  08 March, 2017

Wine and spirit duty is set to increase from 8p for a bottle of wine and by 43p for a bottle of gin as a result of the Chancellor's decision to make alcohol subject to inflationary rises.

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Trade bodies "disappointed" by the Chancellor's decision not to cut alcohol duties

Published:  08 March, 2017

The Chancellor's decision not to cut duties on alcohol and tobacco has been meet with dismay by the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Snapshot of gin as it's crowned the king of Christmas spirits' growth

Published:  08 March, 2017

The gin renaissance has been in full swing for some time now, but new data has confirmed its position as the major cause of excitement - and growth - in the spirits category.

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Pure Milk Vodka rapped by ASA

Published:  08 March, 2017

Pure Milk Vodka has been rapped by advertising watchdogs following a quartet of complaints in relation to ads for its Black Cow spirit.

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Ade McKeon joins Accolade Wines as UK and Ireland GM

Published:  08 March, 2017

New World leader Accolade Wines has a new general manager for the UK and Ireland.

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Ramón Bilbao reveals "more daring" look for Altura Tempranillo Garnacha

Published:  08 March, 2017

Bodegas Ramón Bilbao is poised to unveil a new look for its Viñedos de Altura Tempranillo Garnacha at this year's Wines from Spain tasting taking place in London tomorrow.

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Bacardi CEO successor announced

Published:  07 March, 2017

Spirits giant Bacardi will have a new CEO by 2018.

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Grocery market share for discounters hits record 12%

Published:  07 March, 2017

The march of the discounters continues as £1 in every £8 spent on groceries is now spent in either Aldi or Lidl.

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Black Tower celebrates 50th birthday with new campaign

Published:  07 March, 2017

Black Tower - the producer of Liebfraumilch - is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new campaign and an on-pack promotion.

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Halewood and Pernod Ricard show commitment to flavoured spirits

Published:  07 March, 2017

The trend for flavoured spirits is showing no signs of slowing down with further launches this week from Halewood and Pernod Ricard.

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Stand alone Oregon and Washington State tasting returns to London

Published:  06 March, 2017

Wines from Oregon and Washington State are stepping out from California's shadow as they prepare to stage their first stand alone tasting in the UK in four years. 

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