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Prosecco DOC gears up for approval of new ‘Brutnature’ description

Published:  17 November, 2017

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has revealed it is hoping to get approval for the use of a new Prosecco description - Brutnature, on labels in 2018.

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London’s first Prosecco bar poised for Tower Bridge opening

Published:  08 November, 2017

London’s first dedicated Prosecco bar is set to open its doors in February 2018.

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Italian sparkler sets out its stall for more UK market share

Published:  08 November, 2017

Lombardy sparkler Franciacorta is embarking on a major push into the UK market following its 50th anniversary. Jo Gilbert reports

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How the “crazy” state of Prosecco’s 23p price erosion could be about to change

Published:  17 October, 2017

The media last week widely reported that the average price for a bottle of Prosecco has fallen a further 23p over past year as competition drives down prices.

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Martini ups premium Prosecco bid

Published:  12 October, 2017

Brand heavyweight Martini has outlined plans to put its stamp on premium Prosecco. Jo Gilbert reports

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Flint Wines secures Cantina del Pino distribution deal

Published:  09 October, 2017

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Piedmont winery Cantina del Pino in the UK.

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Italian co-operative outlines plans for quality rebrand

Published:  12 September, 2017

A large-scale Italian cooperative is aiming to challenge its “reliable Pinot Grigio” reputation with a marketing push in the UK.

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Boutinot gives Italia portfolio makeover

Published:  04 September, 2017

Boutinot has given its Italia range a heritage-inspired makeover to boost the Italian wine category in the UK.

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Franciacorta knuckles down for early harvest as yields threaten to fall 30%

Published:  09 August, 2017

Drought, frost and hailstorms have been the bane of northern Italian vineyards so far in 2017, leading to an early harvest which is expected to significantly reduce yields.

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Italian trends

Published:  01 August, 2017

Italian exhibition company Bellavita undertook some extensive research into Italian wine in the UK market to coincide with its recent London Expo. Here it shares those insights exclusively with Harpers

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Friarwood adds new Italian producers

Published:  19 July, 2017


Fine wine merchant Friarwood is bolstering its portfolio of Italian wines with two new additions. 

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i heart Prosecco heads onto social media for latest collab

Published:  22 June, 2017

Copestick Murray’s successful i heart brand is looking to the internet for the next step in propelling its Prosecco range to sparkling superstardom.

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David Gleave MW: 20 years of Liberty Wines

Published:  14 June, 2017

The year is 1997.

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Harpers to helm Bellavita retail debate

Published:  01 June, 2017

Harpers is heading to Bellavita this month, where we will be chairing a panel discussion on ways to penetrate the UK off-trade.

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WSET to launch two new Italian courses at Vinitaly

Published:  06 April, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is launching two new Italian-language qualifications to keep up with the growing demand from the world’s largest wine producing country.

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Pricing pressure mounts as US expected to overtake the UK as leading importer of Prosecco

Published:  15 August, 2016

Prosecco pricing is under pressure as demand increases in the US and the 2016 harvest is delayed according to Global Market Update report release by global wine brokerage firm Ciatti.

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DBG Italia goes independent from Berry Bros. & Rudd

Published:  17 March, 2017

Italian agency business DBG Italia has announced it will detach itself from Berry Bros. & Rudd by becoming an independently owned company.

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Berkmann ballot puts Portugal on top

Published:  10 March, 2017

Berkmann Wine Cellars took the opportunity to take the temperature of up and coming grapes, styles and regions likely to cause a stir in 2017.

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Decision not to unite Vinisud and Millésime Bio branded 'damaging'

Published:  09 March, 2017

Efforts to unite two international trade shows have been thwarted after there was a disagreement over whether they should both take place under one roof.

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

Published:  03 March, 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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