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Retail wine sales hit six-year high as Brexit pushes up prices

Published:  13 September, 2017

Sales of still wine in the off-trade saw record value growth in the last quarter new figures show, as well as the largest increase in average prices since April 2014.

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Beam Suntory gives Cruzan rum premium revamp

Published:  13 September, 2017

Beam Suntory has given its ‘super’ premium Cruzan Distiller’s Collection a makeover designed to set it apart from its cheaper, fruit-flavoured stable mate.

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Chateau Angelus to step up wine tourism focus

Published:  13 September, 2017

Iconic Saint-Emilion property Chateau Angelus is in 'a gradual but important period of transition,' according to its director Stephanie de Bouard.

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Lyme Bay expands seasonal range with dessert-inspired release

Published:  13 September, 2017

Lyme Bay winery in Devon has added to its range of seasonal wines with a new Christmas Pudding-inspired lauch.

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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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Broadland launches low-calorie, lighter-alcohol range

Published:  12 September, 2017

Broadland Wineries is tapping the move towards healthier drinking with a new range of single serve wines.

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Former Accolade CEO Paul Schaafsma joins Invivo board

Published:  12 September, 2017

New Zealand winery Invivo, known for launching the Graham Norton wine brand, has appointed former Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma to its board as an independent director.

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WSTA calls on government to ‘stop punishing consumers’ as wine prices continue to rise

Published:  12 September, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the government to “stop punishing consumers” as its latest market report, released today, revealed the impact of the triple whammy price hike.

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Exports for Beaujolais categories to the UK soar

Published:  11 September, 2017

Exports for all Beaujolais categories to the UK soared during the first part of this year, according to the latest figures released today by Business France.

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Symington collaborates on robot field trials as labour shortfall hits Douro

Published:  11 September, 2017

Symington Family Estates has been at the centre of trials to robotise vineyards in a bid to make up for a workforce deficit in the Douro.

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Langham Wine Estate appoints first head of sales & marketing

Published:  11 September, 2017

Langham Wine Estate has appointed Caroline Gitsham as head of sales & marketing – a new role created as the Dorset sparkling wine producer expands its production and tourism potential.

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Discover the road less travelled at SITT Autumn

Published:  11 September, 2017

There’s only one week to go until SITT Autumn, when once again the Harpers team will be bringing independents a one-day event packed with discussion and discovery.

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Rathfinny first to gain ‘Sussex’ wine approval as it seals distribution deal with Gonzalez Byass

Published:  11 September, 2017

A still white wine has become the first ‘Sussex’ wine to win approval under the new Sussex Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme.

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Halewood secures distribution deal for French wine brand Bonfils

Published:  08 September, 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured a deal to distribute French wine brand Bonfils in the UK.

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Brexit boosts Scotch whisky tourism

Published:  08 September, 2017

Scotch whisky distilleries has posted a record 1.7 million visits during 2016 – an increase of almost 8% compared to the previous year, according to new research from the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Earliest ever harvest for Denbies

Published:  08 September, 2017

This week we reported that an earlier than expected harvest arrived in the Loire at the end of August.

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The week that was

Published:  08 September, 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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Hillebrand appoints Cees van Gent as CEO

Published:  07 September, 2017

JF Hillebrand Group has appointed Cees van Gent as chief executive officer.

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Early vintage arrives in the Loire

Published:  06 September, 2017

The Loire valley is heading full swing into an early harvest, with picking commencing on August 28 in Anjou - around 15 days earlier than in 2016.

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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc to unveil official 2015 selection

Published:  06 September, 2017

Producers from eight Médoc AOCs are gearing up to debut 200 wines from the 2015 vintage at a trade tasting later this month.

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