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Majestic releases first ‘NDA’ English wine

Published:  26 February, 2018

Majestic has released a batch of sparkling wine for which it is asking buyers to comply with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the details of the tipple.

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The Midlands Wine & Spirit Association appoints new chairman

Published:  26 February, 2018

The Midlands Wine & Spirit Association (MWSA) has appointed Iain Phillips of Mentzendorff & Co as its new chairman.

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Ehrmanns turns spotlight on rosé

Published:  26 February, 2018

Ehrmanns Wine turned the spotlight on rosé at its annual tasting with the launch of a new area dedicated to the category.

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London’s first bulk wine show reflects growth of premium private label

Published:  23 February, 2018

IBWSS London opens its doors to the UK trade on 26 and 27 February against the backdrop of a market that has seen huge growth in bulk shipping and in-market bottling, along with the rise of premium private label.

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Fair Drinks teams up with top bars for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published:  23 February, 2018

Ethical spirits company Fair Drinks has teamed up with the London Cocktail Club group and a host of UK bars and restaurants across the UK to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Solid wine growth at Distell backed by R22 million investment to mitigate effects of drought

Published:  23 February, 2018

Distell Group’s results for the six months to 31 December 2018 report revenue up 9.3% on increased volumes of 3.7%, up to R13.4 billion (£828 million).

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Volume and value shipments to the UK on a roll for Portugal

Published:  23 February, 2018

Portugal has seen a rise in the value of its exports to the UK new figures show.

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The week that was

Published:  23 February, 2018

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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Champagne exports catch up with French domestic consumption as value grows

Published:  22 February, 2018

Shipments of Champagne abroad caught up with domestic sales last year, new figures from the Champagne Bureau UK show.

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Tales of the Cocktail re-affirms non-profit structure with new owners

Published:  22 February, 2018

Tales of the Cocktail has new owners following the resignation of founders Ann and Paul Tuennerman at the end of last year.

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Pernod extends Wincanton partnership

Published:  22 February, 2018

Pernod Ricard has renewed its long-standing partnership with Wincanton in the UK.

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Premium rosé packs a punch at Vinisud

Published:  21 February, 2018

Provence has long established itself as the darling of rosé of production – pale, pink, dry, with quaffable delicate fruits and a commercially-proven track record which has seen its flagship style imitated by most pink-producing regions across the world.

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French winemakers up in arms over plan that could lead to health warnings on bottles

Published:  21 February, 2018

French winemakers are up in arms over the French government’s plan to curb excessive alcohol consumption, which may lead to health warnings on wine bottles.

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Winebank turns focus on the UK

Published:  21 February, 2018

Winebank, the private members club for wine enthusiasts, has revealed it is to make its first foray into the UK this year.

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SITT masterclasses to deliver business focussed insights for indie and on-trade buyers

Published:  21 February, 2018

Spring SITT Manchster and London 2018 tastings on 26 and 28 February are to host a series of business-led masterclasses ranging from northern drinking trends to buying clever by way of collaboration.

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Symington announce €5m investment in new table wine winery with eye on Douro’s premium future

Published:  21 February, 2018

Pre-eminent port producer Symington Family Estates has announced plans to spend up to €4 to €5 million on a new winemaking facility at Quinta do Ataíde in the Douro to underpin the quality of its table wine production.

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Berry Bros & Rudd brings back gin from a 'bygone era'

Published:  20 February, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd has re-commenced distillation and bottling of its own-label London Dry Gin for global release.

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The Oxford Wine Company officially leaves Vindependents

Published:  20 February, 2018

The Oxford Wine Company has officially left Vindependents.

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Pinkster goes green with move into bag-in-box format

Published:  20 February, 2018

Pinkster has launched Pinkster on Tap – a 3 litre bag-in-box of its raspberry infused premium gin.

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Waitrose claims UK supermarket first with Japanese gin

Published:  19 February, 2018

Waitrose has claimed a UK supermarket first with the launch of a gin made in Japan.

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