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Looking ahead: Mark Roberts, Lanchester Wines

Published:  14 August, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities

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WineTraining gears up for Malaga launch as demand for education soars

Published:  13 August, 2018

WineTraining is gearing up for its Malaga launch as demand for Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses across the world soars.

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Accolade turns spotlight on Kumala with biggest investment in 10 years

Published:  13 August, 2018

Accolade Wines has turned the spotlight on its South African Kumala wine brand with a £1 million campaign.

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Vagabond set sights on expansion as it secures £3.5m investment

Published:  12 August, 2018

Vagabond has secured a £3.5 million investment from UK leisure and hospitality investor Imbiba.

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Business as usual for Gaucho with “exciting sale” in sight

Published:  10 August, 2018

The Gaucho Group has confirmed that it is ‘business as usual’.

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Billecart-Salmon releases bicentenary cuvée and unveils new cellar

Published:  10 August, 2018

Billecart-Salmon has launched a collector’s cuvée and unveiled a new cellar as part of its bicentenary celebrations.

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Jascots adds four new green producers

Published:  09 August, 2018

Jascots is poised to add four new environmentally friendly producers to its portfolio as part of its strategy to focus on sustainability

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Looking ahead: Martin Williams, M Restaurants

Published:  09 August, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities

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Georgia: The cradle of wine

Published:  09 August, 2018

With a winemaking culture stretching back multiple millennia, Georgia claims to be the birthplace of wine.

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Glorious weather hits grain volume in East Anglia but not quality

Published:  09 August, 2018

The volume of grain from East Anglia has been hit by the continued sunshine in the UK but quality is “looking great”.

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Universities join forces to fuel Chinese wine industry

Published:  09 August, 2018

The University of Adelaide and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University have joined forces to launch a dual masters degree in winemaking and viticulture to help fuel China’s wine industry.

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Aldi launches orange wine

Published:  07 August, 2018

Aldi has added Cramele Recas’ natural and vegan Orange wine to its portfolio.

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Fortnum & Mason adds ‘sparkling tea akin to sparkling wine' to its menu

Published:  07 August, 2018

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled a ‘sparkling tea’ range positioned as an alternative to sparkling wine.

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Emporia Brands expands rum portfolio

Published:  06 August, 2018

Emporia Brands has expanded its portfolio with a raft of rums alongside a mustard liqueur.

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Scotch Whisky achieves trademark certification in South Africa

Published:  06 August, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has successfully registered ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a certification trademark in South Africa.

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BI reports soaring sales

Published:  06 August, 2018

Fine wine and rare spirits merchant BI has reported a 6.1% hike in turnover to £51 million for the first half of 2018.

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Matthew Clark partners with Pernod Ricard to launch gin initiative

Published:  02 August, 2018

Matthew Clark has joined forces with Pernod Ricard to launch a ‘We Love Gin’ initiative to help licensees maximise sales.

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Head of WSET School London branches out on his own

Published:  02 August, 2018

Jim Gore, DipWSET and Principal of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) School London, has left the wine education charity to set up his own school.

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Demand for wine and spirits education hits record level

Published:  02 August, 2018

Demand for wine and spirits education soared in the past year boosted by a growing thirst for spirits knowledge.

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Andrew Higgs returns to Dreyfus Ashby

Published:  01 August, 2018

Dreyfus Ashby has announced Andrew Higgs is returning to the fold after a 12 year hiatus. 

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