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Buckingham Schenk adds Viñalba Malbec blend to its menu

Published:  24 July, 2017

Buckingham Schenk has expanded its wine portfolio with a Malbec blend from Viñalba.

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Gruppo Campari sells Carolans and Irish Mist for $165mn

Published:  24 July, 2017

Gruppo Campari is selling the Carolans and Irish Mist brands to American company Heaven Hill Brands.

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Bibendum unveils 2017 wine portfolio

Published:  24 July, 2017

Bibendum has revealed its 2017 portfolio, including a flow of wines from emerging markets such as Croatio, China and Turkey.

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Maison Louis Jadot Acquires Prieur-Brunet

Published:  24 July, 2017

Maison Louis Jadot has acquired Burgundian estate Domaine Prieur-Brunet in Santenay for an undisclosed sum.  

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Hambledon becomes WSET approved

Published:  24 July, 2017

English vineyard Hambledon is upping its tourism and education offering by becoming an official programme provider for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

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“Bamboozled Brits” still have no idea how to navigate the wine aisle

Published:  21 July, 2017

New research from Asda has shown the extent of consumers’ mystification around wine, with over a third of UK drinkers sticking to the same bottle of wine every time they shop.

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New premium look for Jose Cuervo mixers and RTDs

Published:  21 July, 2017

Leading tequila brand Jose Cuervo has given its non-alcoholic Margarita Mix an upgrade.

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Wetherspoon boss and Minister for International Trade to headline WSTA conference

Published:  21 July, 2017

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced two keynote speakers for this year’s annual conference – Lord Price, the Minister of State for International Trade, and Wetherspoon boss, Tim Martin.

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The week that was

Published:  21 July, 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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Bolney scoops top prize at inaugural UK Wine Awards

Published:  20 July, 2017

The first UK Wine Awards set a new tone for the English and Welsh wine industry at Wimbledon’s Hotel du Vin yesterday.

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Robert Kukla announces UK office

Published:  20 July, 2017

German freight forwarders Robert Kukla has officially opened a UK subsidiary focused on beverage logistics.

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Tesco launches Copestick Murray collaboration

Published:  20 July, 2017

Tesco is launching historic Hungarian wine Talisman Bull’s Blood into the UK market via a partnership with distributor Copestick Murray.

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Pickering’s Gin and Edinburgh Festival Fringe toast 70 years with limited edition

Published:  20 July, 2017

Craft distiller Pickering's Gin has teamed up with Edinburgh Festival Fringe to celebrate their joint 70th anniversaries with a limited edition bottle of its Bombay spirit.

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Castro’s rum heads to London

Published:  19 July, 2017

London-based agency Spirit Cartel has been taken on to distribute Isla del Tesoro rum, which for 50 years was made for controversial Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro’s personal consumption.

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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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Value Australian exports to the UK decline while growth in China soars

Published:  19 July, 2017

A new report from Wine Australia shows that the value of Australian wine exports grew by $201 million (10%) in 2016–17 to $2.31 billion, underpinned by strong export growth to China and the US.

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Champagne Warehouse sets up dedicated on-trade and indies arm

Published:  18 July, 2017

Champagne Warehouse has launched a dedicated arm to push the on-trade, wholesales and indies side of the business.

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Stock Spirits acquires 25% stake in Quintessential Brands Irish whiskey division

Published:  18 July, 2017

London-listed Stock Spirits Group has signed a deal to buy a 25% stake in the Irish whiskey division of Quintessential Brands Group for up to €18.3m (£16m) in cash.

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The Midcounties Co-operative ramps up focus on regional wine

Published:  18 July, 2017

A trio of English wine producers has secured listings with The Midcounties Co-operative Food as the retailer ramps up its regional products and staff training.

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Profit more than doubles at Conviviality

Published:  17 July, 2017

The Conviviality steam train shows no sings of stopping if its FY17 results are anything to go by.

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