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Cellar Trends continues Rosolio resurrection with new deal

Published:  12 July, 2017

Branded alcohol distributor, Cellar Trends, has taken on the distribution and marketing for Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto with the hopes of launching the Rosolio category into the UK.

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New campaign to highlight craft breweries from global beer companies

Published:  12 July, 2017

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is calling for greater clarity for beer drinkers following a number of buyouts of previously independent craft breweries in the UK by global beer companies.

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Broadland launches new Australian range to the UK off-trade

Published:  12 July, 2017

Broadland Wineries is adding a new range of Australian wines to its portfolio aimed at the off-trade.

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Merger to unite corners of English wine

Published:  11 July, 2017

It’s still early days for the new merger between the two main bodies representing the interests of UK wine producers.

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Gonzalez Byass committed to ‘innovative’ UK market as portfolio continues to expand

Published:  11 July, 2017

The recent release of Pazos de Lusco Albarino from Riax Baixas, marking the eighth Spanish producer in Gonzalez Byass’s growing portfolio of wineries, reflects the “growing curiosity and recognition” for Spain’s varied styles among consumers.

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New commercial manager at Hatch Mansfield

Published:  11 July, 2017

UK agent and distributor Hatch Mansfield has appointed Daniel Hart to the newly created role of commercial manager.

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Investors “lose confidence” in M&S following food and drink decline

Published:  11 July, 2017

A disappointing drop in food and drink sales at Marks & Spencer has put a dampener on CEO Steven Rowe’s recovery plan for the retailer. 

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WSTA presents “unequivocal argument” for free trade, but will ministers listen?

Published:  10 July, 2017

An industry meeting with Defra has re-ignited some of the biggest questions around Brexit and what threats our departure from Europe poses to the wine and spirits industry.

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Spain has moved beyond a purely price-based discussion say UK buyers

Published:  10 July, 2017

This was the key finding of a recent Harpers Spain round table on Pushing Boundaries and Innovation, with leading buyers from across the trade agreeing that a mixture of necessity and opportunity has shifted the UK focus onto quality over quantity with Spanish wines.

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Brewdog upgrades supply chain with new agreement

Published:  10 July, 2017

The ever-expanding Brewdog is looking to make its current storage and distribution arrangement more sophisticated with a new logistics agreement with XPO.

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IWC winners revealed

Published:  07 July, 2017

Excellence in all its vinous forms was celebrated at last night's International Wine Challenge when the great and the good of the wine trade gathered at London’s the Park Lane Hilton Hotel.

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The week that was

Published:  07 July, 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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Waitrose boxes clever with premium Provence launch

Published:  07 July, 2017

Waitrose is launching a selection of premium bag-in-box wines to tap into convenient drinking trends.

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Michelin buys stake in Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Published:  06 July, 2017

Gourmet food guide owner Michelin has bought a 40% share in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, with the aim of combining the two companies’ expertise in food and wine.

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The b.f.t to return in 2018

Published:  05 July, 2017

The world’s largest fair dedicated to solely to fortified wines is to return next year when it will once again unite Port and Sherry lovers from the UK and abroad.

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EWP and UKVA to merge to form one unified UK wine body

Published:  04 July, 2017

The two organisations responsible for representing the needs and interests of the UK wine industry are pooling their resources, it has been announced.

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Sainsbury’s reports strong first quarter growth

Published:  04 July, 2017

Sainsbury’s has reported 2.3% growth in like-for-like first quarter sales, excluding fuel, compared to a 0.3% increase seen in the previous quarter, partly in thanks to the sunny start to the summer.

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Jeroboams adds boutique Chilean winery

Published:  04 July, 2017

Jeroboams is making a foray into Chile with the new addition of a family-owned winery in the Almahue Valley.

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Bulleit Bourbon gets new UK brand ambassador

Published:  03 July, 2017

Diageo Reserve has appointed Jenna Ba as brand ambassador for its Bulleit Bourbon in the UK.

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Woodwinters talks plans for London and beyond

Published:  03 July, 2017

Despite the Brexit-induced cloud hanging over London, the draw of the city and pressure from winery partners to be represented in the capital was behind Woodwinters’ decision to open up an office in the south.

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