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Usain Bolt becomes "CEO" of top Champagne house

Published:  29 November, 2016

Usain Bolt has swapped winning for wines in a new partnership with one of France's largest Champagne producers.

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Four Pillars joins up with Love Drinks for UK distribution

Published:  28 November, 2016

Yara Valley distillery Four Pillars Gin, has appointed a new distributor for the UK.

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Vinisud goes annual

Published:  28 November, 2016

The trade tasting which puts wines of the Mediterranean in the spotlight has become annual fixture on the international's trade's calendar.

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Can bullish optimism and higher average spend save wine from a Brexit bust?

Published:  28 November, 2016

With referendum result and the ensuring market turmoil, on top escalating overheads and competition from online/supermarkets threatening the off-trade, it's of little surprise that there's not much festive cheer on the high street at the moment.

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World's oldest Port house launches into second major high street retailer

Published:  25 November, 2016

Historic Port brand, Kopke, is currently launching its Reserve Tawny Port into Waitrose - the second time the brand has been listed in a major national retailer in the UK, following the launch of its 1996 Colheita (an aged Tawny Port made with grapes from a single vintage) in M&S in September.

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Matthew Clark distributes Judgement of Paris Californian wine

Published:  25 November, 2016

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has teamed up with Matthew Clark for the distribution of two of its premium Californian wineries.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: My mind is made up, please don't confuse me with the facts

Published:  25 November, 2016

September 11th 2001. Anyone out of childhood can remember what they were doing the day the Twin Towers were felled.

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

Published:  25 November, 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, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Roberson Wine celebrates 25-year evolution on anniversary

Published:  24 November, 2016

Roberson Wine is celebrating a 25-year evolution from iconic independent to a wholesaler and importer.

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DEFRA approves application for Sussex wine PDO

Published:  24 November, 2016

Wine produced in Sussex is one step closer to gaining protected status on a par with Champagne and Bordeaux.

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Rioja adjusts growth limit for 2017 following new vine planting rules

Published:  24 November, 2016

The D.O.Ca. Rioja has increased the threshold of the surface area of vineyard planting allowed for next year to keep up with an increased rate of sales.

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Remy Cointreau re-bounds with 7% sales growth

Published:  24 November, 2016

Top Cognac producer Remy Cointreau has reversed its fortunes after a difficult 2015.

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Good harvest reported by Sogevinus after difficult year

Published:  23 November, 2016

High-quality Port and Douro wine producer Sogevinus is reporting a good harvest after a challenging vine-growing year, with exceptional results from the Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional varietals in particular.

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New British mead launch aims for on-trade

Published:  23 November, 2016

New start-up Crowded Hive has partnered with Denbies Wines Estate to launch a honey wine in the UK.

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Bottled tea range targets luxury mixer market

Published:  23 November, 2016

Luxury tea company Benjamin & Blum has launched a range of bottled teas designed to pair with spirits.

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The Drinks Wholesaler: Drinking cheek by jowl

Published:  22 November, 2016

"Change is the only constant," mused the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, and that has certainly never been more apt than in the current drinking and dining scene. 

 

 

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Moët expands festive gift service into on-trade

Published:  22 November, 2016

Champagne house Moët & Chandon is set to expand its personalised gift service into the on-trade this Christmas.

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Mouton Cadet gets on board with America's Cup

Published:  22 November, 2016

Mouton Cadet has been confirmed as the official wine of the 35th America's Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport.

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Control board confirms bumper Rioja harvest

Published:  22 November, 2016

The 2016 Rioja harvest has proved exceptional in both quantity and quality, the DOCa Rioja has confirmed.

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WSTA challenges "misleading" government projections on wine consumption

Published:  22 November, 2016

The government is relying on misleading projections for wine consumption to make decisions on alcohol duty, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has claimed.

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