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New Zealand's 2016 harvest expected to be 34% larger

Published:  21 June, 2016

As the 2016 harvest draws to a close in New Zealand, growers are reporting an excellent vintage with yields up 34% compared to last year's smaller than average harvest.

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The Drinks Roadshow: June 28, Edinburgh

Published:  21 June, 2016

The third outing of the Drinks Wholesaler Roadshow arrives in Edinburgh on June 28, building on the momentum of our inaugural Manchester and Windsor events, promising a fascinating and informative afternoon for the regional trade.

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17% of venues not stocking Chardonnay although it's still the on-trade's biggest seller

Published:  20 June, 2016

A new report suggests that the trade isn't listening to the needs of its customers, with a damaging gap emerging between the nation's favourite drinks and what are on wine lists.

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Cocktail expectations are "on the march", says Matthew Clark

Published:  20 June, 2016

Pigs-in-blanket cocktails might seem like a bridge too far for most bartenders, but it this kind of far-reaching innovation which is capturing consumers imagination says Matthew Clark.

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Majestic Wine sales soar, but profits slide

Published:  20 June, 2016

Majestic's financial year 2016 results show that while reported sales increased 41.3% to £402.1m, adjusted profits before taxes declined 30.3% to £15.0m for the same period as the company invests in a three-year transformational plan.

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Massive disconnect between women and wine world's overwhelmingly male gatekeepers, says Monika Elling

Published:  20 June, 2016

Speaking to Harpers in the wake of Guy Woodward's column berating the wine trade for its lack of women in visible front line roles, Monika Elling, CEO of Foundations Marketing Group in New York City, argues that the imbalance of the sexes goes far deeper, to the serious detriment of the trade on both sides of The Pond.

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Sauvignon remains useful prop for Verdejo to ease Rueda's path into the UK

Published:  20 June, 2016

In the wake of the previous decade's economic fallout, the once-booming Rueda region?like many others in Spain?has enjoyed a slow but steady recovery as it struggles to keep its prices buoyed while pursuing importers, shelf space and list placements

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Drinks business "needs to be better at talking to consumers"

Published:  20 June, 2016

Drinks authors and quasi-comedians Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham have made at a career out of communicating and talking to consumers about the world of alcohol.

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Hallgarten adds first Crete wine as "alternative to Santorini"

Published:  17 June, 2016

Hallgarten is adding a trio of white wines from Crete to its Greek offering as an affordable alternative to "increasingly expensive" Santorini wines.

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Chile focuses on new wave wines as drive to push its dynamic credentials gathers pace

Published:  17 June, 2016

The recent Chile Update 2016 swung the spotlight firmly on the dynamic evolution and new styles of wine emerging from the country

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Bodega Argento aiming to strengthen on-trade presence with first Taste of London outing

Published:  17 June, 2016

Premium South American wine estate Bodega Argento is continuing its push itself into the on-trade with its first appearance at Taste of London.

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Escaping tequila's "aggressive" reputation

Published:  17 June, 2016

Despite it's growth in the on-trade, tequila still has a way to go before it shakes off its happy-hour, £1-a-shot towards midnight reputation.

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Lidl ramps up Wine Cellar promotions to capitalise on profitable footfall-driving initiative

Published:  17 June, 2016

Lidl ramps up Wine Cellar promotions to capitalise on profitable footfall-driving initiative

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  17 June, 2016

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

Published:  17 June, 2016

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

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

Published:  17 June, 2016

The UK is only just coming to terms with the 52% vote in favour to leave the EU.

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Q&A: Josefina Harms, Blends Wine Estates

Published:  16 June, 2016

Bodega Argento is currently teaming up with collaborators Constancia Argentinean Grill at the Taste of London event in Regents Park.

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Younger and more female demographic driving boom in premium ale

Published:  16 June, 2016

A new report has revealed a 60% market value increase in bottled ale since 2011, thanks in part to more women opting for premium drinks in the ale category.

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Saint- Émilion Grand Crus 2015 vintage helps to boost interest in the region

Published:  16 June, 2016

At yesterday's Association de Grand Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion held in London, the 2015 vintages drew a crowd, further demonstrating the relatively small appellation can compete with many of its larger neighbouring appellations.

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Oz Clarke - wine ready for a shake-up

Published:  16 June, 2016

Wine critic, writer and broadcaster Oz Clarke had his eyes firmly fixed on the audience at the inaugural evening of Regent's Park Taste of London last night.

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