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Etienne Hugel

Guy Woodward: Reflecting on those we lost in the wine trade this year

29 Apr 2016 | By Guy Woodward

For David Bowie, Terry Wogan and Ronnie Corbett, read Louis Latour, Paul Pontallier and Etienne Hugel. Maybe not in that order. But either way, 2016 has been as cruel a year in the wine community as it has in the wider world.

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Analysis: Burgundy’s best buys Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Tim Atkin

With Burgundy prices edging ever upwards, supply short and demand on a high, Tim Atkin MW looks at canny buys.

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Harpers Data & Insights (HD&I) is a newly launched premium research service from William Reed Business Media, providing original data and expert analysis on wine markets and consumers’ attitudes to wine.

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Pernod Ricard

Dip in Q3 sales at Pernod Ricard

21 Apr 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Growth for the third quarter of the fiscal year at Pernod Ricard is down 3% due to shrinking demand in China and an earlier Chinese New Year.

Stock Spirits

CEO of Stock Spirits takes early retirement following pressure to step down over problems in Poland

18 Apr 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Stock Spirits Group PLC has announced today that chief executive officer Chris Heath will be stepping down with immediate effect to take early retirement.

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Pinkster gin jumps aboard for partnership with global cosmetics brand

14 Apr 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Premium gin Pinkster has been selected to set sail with a global beauty brand, as a primary spirits provider.

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Number of new distilleries in the UK jumps 50% in 2015

27 Apr 2016 | By Erin Smith

Forty-nine new distilleries came online in 2015 according to Nicholas Cook of the Gin Guild, which was based on HRMC’s most recent data.

The Epicurean

London Wine Fair announces first consumer event

26 Apr 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

The team behind the of The London Wine Fair is set to launch a new event, which draws on the recent success of Esoterica and Brewhouse, and the influx of small, independent companies to exhibit at the fair over the past three years.

Benji Purslow

Spirit Cartel announces new face of cult bourbon brand

26 Apr 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

After two months of searching, Spirit Cartel has crowned a “bourbon don” to become the face of cult bourbon brand Four Roses in the UK.

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