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Eight annual World Gin Day set to sweeps UK tomorrow

Published:  10 June, 2016

The eight annual World Gin Day, which is tomorrow 11 June, 2016, is set to host more than 70 different events around the globe.

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Customers "lapping up" fresh Spanish whites with New World influences

Published:  10 June, 2016

Members club the Wine Society is seeing strong demand for Spanish wines thanks to a revolution in winemaking pushed by a new generation of vine aficionados.

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Aidan Bowie crowned GB World Class Bartender 2016

Published:  10 June, 2016

Following three days of competition, Aidan Bowie of the Dandelyan bar in London was crowned the GB World Class Bartender 2016 and is set to represent the UK in World Class Global competition set to be held in Miami later this year.

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Champagne de Castelnau undergoes image revamp

Published:  10 June, 2016

Champagne de Castelnau is heading in a new ultra modern direction for its centenary with the launch of its first prestige cuvée.

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Wine is still an 'old boys club' with women under-represented in key roles

Published:  10 June, 2016

Harpers columnist Guy Woodward used his column in this month's magazine to challenge the wine industry to be more inclusive and encouraging of female career development in all areas of the wine trade because ultimately it is good for business.

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

Published:  10 June, 2016

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 and analysis stories for the drinks trade.

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Tesco confirms it is selling Giraffe and Turkish operations

Published:  10 June, 2016

Tesco has confirmed it will be offloading Giraffe and the Turkish arm of its operations for an undisclosed sum.

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Walker & Wodehouse plays up to royal connections for Queen's 90th birthday celebration

Published:  09 June, 2016

Walker & Wodehouse is teaming up with Primrose Bakery to throw a street party to mark the Queen's 90th. 

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Rémy Cointreau annual net profits up following foreign exchange boost

Published:  09 June, 2016

Improved Cognac sales and a big boost from a favourable foreign exchange helped to drive profits for Rémy Cointreau, which saw annual 2016 net profits soar 10.6%, beating expectations for the business.

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Southern Comfort sale averts disaster as Brown-Forman's sales drop 2%

Published:  09 June, 2016

The sale of Southern Comfort and Tuaca has bolstered a 2% drop in net sales for Jack Daniels owner Brown-Forman.

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Portuguese still wine producers' patience is paying off

Published:  09 June, 2016

While Portugal is still most famous for its fortified wines, Portuguese still wines are gaining ground in the world of wine, but it has been a long road.

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Tesco tipped to announce sale of Giraffe and Turkish retail arm

Published:  09 June, 2016

Tesco is expected to offload Giraffe and the Turkish arm of its operations in a move to concentrate on its core grocery business.

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Halo effect in gin creating thirst for premium tonic

Published:  09 June, 2016

Premium brand 1724 Tonic Water has found a new UK distributor as it aims to gain ground in the growing premium tonic market.

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M?ori wine: Indigenous culture conquering the world with non-indigenous grapes

Published:  08 June, 2016

The world's first M?ori-owned wine company has its sights set on breaking into the UK market with a 500-year plan to promote its wines and preserve the land.

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Loire Valley's frost loss estimates hit an average of 30%

Published:  08 June, 2016

Following a meeting last month, Loire Valley vineyard owners and producers came together to asses the damage of frost that hit several wine producing regions across France in late April and estimate that 20- 30% of the harvest may be lost.

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Nicolas Feuillatte launches contemporary communication strategy

Published:  08 June, 2016

A major marketing shake up was unveiled at Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte's 40th anniversary bash in Paris on 7 June

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Mintel: Alcoholic beverages may be missing an opportunity with UK consumers

Published:  08 June, 2016

According to a new Mintel report released today, Brits are spending more on experiences and food related purchases as consumer spending habits change as part of the 'two-track recovery', providing a great opportunity for the wine category.

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Gains in Malbec lost due to Argentine El Niño

Published:  08 June, 2016

An Uco Valley winery is picking up the pieces of some of the worst weather in decades as sales of its "trendy" malbec plummet.

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Sainsbury's Q1 sales slide following the phasing out of multi-buy deals

Published:  08 June, 2016

Sainsbury's saw sales for the first quarter slide with like-for-like retail sales down 0.8% for the 12 weeks ending 4 June 2016.

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Profitability of lower-priced wines increasing stateside

Published:  08 June, 2016

Profits are up in the US even though volume is down as consumers trade up at the lower end of the market.

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