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Copestick Murray swoops in on Slurp

Published:  03 November, 2017

Copestick Murray, the drinks distributor and producer, has acquired a 40% stake in The Slurp Wine Company.

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Vinexpo Paris scheduled for 2020

Published:  03 November, 2017

Exhibition brand Vinexpo is continuing to expand its reach, this time with a new event in Paris.

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LWC Drinks acquires HT White & Co

Published:  02 November, 2017

Southern-based wholesaler LWC Drinks has confirmed it is in the process of acquiring HT White & Co of Eastbourne.

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Crown Cellars adds to the Grapeful Dead

Published:  02 November, 2017

Crown Cellars has announced a number of new additions to its on-trade only Quirky Wines range including new varietals releases from the Grapeful Dead and Dead Man’s Dice.

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Rioja Recognises announces this year’s winners

Published:  02 November, 2017

The cream of the wine world turned up at last night’s Rioja Recognises event in London, where this year’s winners were announced.

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LWF reveals spotlight on UK drinks

Published:  01 November, 2017

The London Wine Fair is making moves to champion home-grown and produced drinks with a new Drinks Britannia section.

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Frizzenti founder embarks on ‘direct from winery to tap’ portal venture

Published:  01 November, 2017

The brainchild behind online sparkling wine delivery business Frizzenti has embarked on a new venture - an online portal dedicated to delivering quality wines in kegs direct from the winery to the tap.

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Echo Falls launches vodka to replicate success of Fruit Fusions in spirits aisle

Published:  01 November, 2017

Accolade Wines has expanded its Echo Falls brand with a flavoured vodka, marking the wine brand’s first foray into spirits.

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Ballesteros latest MV to help select Finos Palmas Collection

Published:  31 October, 2017

Spanish wine expert Pedro Ballesteros MW has helped to select the 2017 edition of the Finos Palmas Collection.

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Vinisud and Vinovision join forces

Published:  31 October, 2017

Vinisud, the exhibition dedicated to Mediterranean wine, and international cool climate wine exhibition Vinovision Paris, have joined forces in a bid to become “the focus of the wine events calendar”.

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Number of UK wine producers reaches record high

Published:  31 October, 2017

The number of wine producers in the UK has jumped by 13% to a record high boosted by the demand for boutique drinks and homegrown products.

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Virgin Wines adds boozy crackers and baubles to Christmas menu

Published:  31 October, 2017

Virgin Wines has taken Christmas gifting to a new level beyond the advent calendar with the launch of Prosecco, wine and gin Christmas Crackers and Boozy Baubles.

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Naked Wines raises $500,000 for California fire relief

Published:  30 October, 2017

Naked Wines has stepped up to help California’s winemaker communities by raising a bumper sum for those most affected by the recent fires.

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‘Public’ says alcohol taxes a cash cow for government

Published:  29 October, 2017

Just one in 10 of the British public believe that increased taxes on alcohol goes towards helping people who misuse alcohol, according to new research by Drinkers’ Voice released today.

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Scotch exports value up but volume drops

Published:  29 October, 2017

Scotch Whisky exports increased by 3.4% in the first half of the year to £1.8 billion, according to HMRC figures published today by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Crémant production fizzes in Bordeaux

Published:  27 October, 2017

Europe’s love of bubbles has led to a spike in production of Crémant de Bordeaux, where the number of producers turning their hand to sparkling is believed to have doubled in the past three years.

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The week that was

Published:  27 October, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Bolney bolsters sparkling wine menu with new duo

Published:  26 October, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate has bolstered its sparkling wine portfolio with two new varieties as home-grown fizz continues to gain traction.

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South Africa braces itself for difficult growing season

Published:  26 October, 2017

South Africa's vignerons are bracing themselves for a potentially difficult growing season, as the Western Cape continues to suffer from a chronic drought.

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Litmus Wines expands international trail for Ginking

Published:  26 October, 2017

Litmus Wines has expanded the international reach of its hybrid wine and gin Ginking brand to Switzerland just a year after launch.

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