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UK and EU step up preparations for a "no deal" Brexit

Published:  20 July, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has voiced frustration over the plodding pace of Brexit negotiations as the EU published a paper on what businesses should do to prepare for a "no deal" or “hard Brexit” outcome.

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Looking ahead: Ryan 'Mr Lyan' Chetiyawardana, Dandelyan

Published:  20 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities  

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Gaucho sacrifices “struggling” sister chain in final bid to find a buyer

Published:  20 July, 2018

Gaucho has announced it is closing all of its Cau sites in order to focus on stabilising the Argentinian wine and steak restaurant.

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ABS grows Burgundy portfolio with Domaine Bertagna partnership

Published:  19 July, 2018

Classic Burgundian estate Domaine Bertagna has teamed up with Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) to distribute their on-allocation wines.

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Malbec pioneer Hervé J. Fabre brings varietal focus to the UK via Cahors

Published:  19 July, 2018

Hervé and Diane Joyaux Fabre, the driving force behind leading Argentinian bodega Viñalba, have secured their first UK listing since moving home to France last year.

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Looking ahead: David Gleave MW, managing director, Liberty Wines

Published:  18 July, 2018

 

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Gaucho on brink of collapse

Published:  18 July, 2018

Fine wine and steak restaurant Gaucho has become the latest casualty of the high street after administrators were appointed to deal with the ailing business.

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Roberson Wine appoints head of trade

Published:  18 July, 2018

Roberson Wine has appointed Françoise Mathis to the position of head of trade – a newly created role.

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Badet Clément posts double-digit global growth driven by the UK

Published:  18 July, 2018

Badet Clément has posted double-digit global growth driven by a particular impressive UK performance.

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Organic Winegrowers NZ introduces annual wine week

Published:  18 July, 2018

Organic Winegrowers New Zealand (OWNZ) has announced it is introducing an annual Organic Wine Week.

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Morgenrot bolsters Spanish spirits range as gin continues to soar

Published:  17 July, 2018

Morgenrot is the latest company to expand its gin selection – this time with five new premium gins from juniper-loving nation, Spain.

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Olivier Dauga encourages French producers to adopt sustainable and organic practices

Published:  17 July, 2018

French wine consultant Olivier Dauga was in town last night to present a number of new conversion projects with wine producers in Bordeaux, South and South West France, which focus on organic conversion and sustainability.

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Northern talent dominates Champagne Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  17 July, 2018

Alex Freguin, head sommelier at Moor Hall in Ormskirk, West Lancashire has been crowned the Champagne Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2018.

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Restaurants burned by the heatwave and World Cup

Published:  16 July, 2018

Restaurant groups suffered a drop in trade in June with pubs on the other hand basking in the sunshine as like-for-like sales rose.

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“Frictionless trade”: What the white paper tells us

Published:  16 July, 2018

The government’s new white paper on economic arrangements post-Brexit is the roadmap that many have been waiting for, outlining how the EU’s future relationship with the UK could work after March 19.

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Vidal relocates to state-of-the-art winery to cement fine wine position

Published:  16 July, 2018

Vidal, one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, has relocated from Hastings to a new state-of-the-art winery in the Gimbletts Gravels, Hawkes Bay.

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TWE gives Lindeman’s Bin ‘positivity’ makeover

Published:  16 July, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has given its Lindeman’s Bins portfolio a makeover as part of a global re-design.

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The week that was

Published:  13 July, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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William Grant & Sons report highlights impact of social influencers as spirits value growth overtakes wine and beer

Published:  13 July, 2018

A new “Active-ist” consumer mindset is on the rise, one which is more aware of its collective power to demand personalised experiences, shape brands and hold them to account.

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The Hot 50

Published:  11 July, 2018

Welcome to our Hot 50 2018, recognising and celebrating the key influencers, innovators and drivers of quality drinks offers in the on-trade.

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