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Premium spirits worth 40% more to the on-trade at Christmas

Published:  17 August, 2018

The shift to premium spirits has happened and is here to stay, opening up a multimillion pound opportunity for the UK’s bars and restaurants this festive season.

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Vintners Company £8,000 bursary for Geoffrey Roberts Award open for submissions

Published:  27 July, 2018

Entries are open for the £8,000 biennial Geoffrey Roberts Award, which recognises and rewards an individual that has furthered the cause for New World or emerging region wines.

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Computer vision: an eye on the future

Published:  26 July, 2018

Computer vision has been used for years for facial recognition softare and this this type of technology will become instrumental in decoding drinking trends, says Jo Gilbert.  

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Major sake festival pins down first date in London

Published:  23 July, 2018

The Joy of Sake, the world’s largest sake celebration outside Japan, has announced the date of its first-ever London date.

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UK and EU step up preparations for a "no deal" Brexit

Published:  20 July, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has voiced frustration over the plodding pace of Brexit negotiations as the EU published a paper on what businesses should do to prepare for a "no deal" or “hard Brexit” outcome.

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Looking ahead: Ryan 'Mr Lyan' Chetiyawardana, Dandelyan

Published:  20 July, 2018

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

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“Frictionless trade”: What the white paper tells us

Published:  16 July, 2018

The government’s new white paper on economic arrangements post-Brexit is the roadmap that many have been waiting for, outlining how the EU’s future relationship with the UK could work after March 19.

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“Short-sighted” Bordeaux En Primeur strategies leave little to no value for the trade

Published:  29 June, 2018

A “lack of wines priced attractively” has been blamed for a less than successful 2017 Bordeaux campaign.

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Kiwi winegrowers predict ‘modest’ export growth in spite of good harvest

Published:  25 June, 2018

New Zealand winegrowers are predicting only modest export growth for the coming year in spite of a 6% surge in grape production.

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Italian diversity paving the way for premium Prosecco?

Published:  20 June, 2018

A greater appreciation of Italy’s regions and varietal diversity could be laying the groundwork for the longevity of Prosecco, according to experts.

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Meet the buyers: Shaun Healy, LWC Drinks

Published:  18 June, 2018

This month’s Meet the Buyers series zones in on some of the best suppliers the to UK’s vibrant on-trade.

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Meet the buyers: Peter Mitchell MW, Laytons

Published:  06 June, 2018

This month’s Meet the Buyers series zones in on some of the best suppliers the to UK’s vibrant on-trade.

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Meet the buyers: Doug Wregg, Les Caves De Pyrene

Published:  06 June, 2018

This month’s Meet the Buyers series zones in on some of the best suppliers the to UK’s vibrant on-trade.

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La Châsse producer Gabriel Meffre looks to make its name in the on-trade

Published:  23 May, 2018

Rhône Valley producer Maison Gabriel Meffre is looking to expand its presence in the UK on-trade, growing on the success of its La Châsse brand in Sainsbury’s and Asda.

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LWF: Uncertainty continues to cloud Brexit debate to 2020 and beyond

Published:  21 May, 2018

With 312 days to go until the UK officially leaves the EU, the effect of economic uncertainty and how the trade is placed to take advantage of opportunities offered by Brexit formed the crux of discussions at one of the opening debates of the London Wine Fair this morning.

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Sherry taking the flor

Published:  04 May, 2018

A new approach is needed in the battle to revitalise sherry’s image, argues James Lawrence

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WSTA signs deal to promote trade relations with China

Published:  24 April, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is to sign an agreement with Chinese distiller Kweichow Moutai Co to increase trade relations between the two countries.

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UK restaurants feeling the heat

Published:  20 April, 2018

Wine is struggling for attention in a UK restaurant sector experiencing a “perfect storm” of adverse trading conditions, according to a new report.

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Liberty Wines' premium on-trade report has its eye on the high ground

Published:  16 April, 2018

In an exclusive Harpers preview, Liberty Wines has shared its upcoming Premium On-trade Wine Report, identifying where growth opportunities still lie. Andrew Catchpole picks out the highlights

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Looking ahead after Conviviality's fall

Published:  06 April, 2018

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