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$100 million of counterfeit wine in circulation

Published:  25 May, 2016

The wine and drinks industry is under attack from fraudsters selling fake packaging and counterfeit alcohol - and thanks to new technology, the problem is only going to worsen.

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Bibendum to focus on adding premium value, with Chinese portfolio also in pipeline

Published:  24 May, 2016

Bibendum used its spring press tasting to send a message of reassurance to the trade that it's "business as usual" following its recent £60 million purchase by Conviviality

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Gilbert's Grape: One night in Rioja

Published:  24 May, 2016

As a wine journalist, I have been told I can expect to see hundreds of barrel rooms and vineyards in the course of my new career.

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TWE to relaunch Blossom Hill new packaging with £2m summer marketing campaign

Published:  24 May, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates is launching a new £2 million summer marketing campaign called "Share a Little Loveliness" as part of a packaging redesign for Blossom Hill.

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Sales are up at Nicolas Feuillatte but export volume down due to a "fiercely competitive" UK market

Published:  24 May, 2016

Top Champagne house Centre Vinicole - Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) has released its sales figures for last year which show growth of 2% from 2014 and 2015 - although exports are down.

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Digby aims to drive link between wine, sport and entertainment

Published:  24 May, 2016

Digby Fine English is focusing on creating "experiential links" between their customers and their wines as they release their Digby Leander Pink NV into the off-trade for the first time.

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California group In Pursuit of Balance will close its doors at the end of the year

Published:  24 May, 2016

The California group In Pursuit of Balance announced yesterday that it will be closing its doors and hosting its final tasting in San Francisco at the end of the year.

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Grandes Pagos de España pressures the Rioja DO to adapt

Published:  24 May, 2016

With the terroir debate raging in Spain, the tasting and master classes in London last week by the association Grandes Pagos de España (GPE) could hardly have come at a better time.

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Borough Wines launches eighth store with in-house gin distillery

Published:  23 May, 2016

Borough Wines & Beers' new Islington store will become the new home to a London-based gin company.

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Recent decline in Scotch whisky exports slowing

Published:  23 May, 2016

Scotch whisky export value was down 2.4% in 2015 totalling £3.86 billion in custom value, but it is good news as the decline in recent years is slowing.

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Halewood adds pre-mix cans to Red Square portfolio

Published:  23 May, 2016

Red Square Vodka is branching out into the pre-mixed category to extend its reach to a new, younger customer base.

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The five tribes of US wine buyers and the ROI of social media

Published:  23 May, 2016

The W2O Group has produced a report in conjunction with TMRW Engine The Five Tribes of Online Wine Buyers report that for the first time shows that there are five defined tribes of wine buyers and that social media does contribute to the the lifetime value of a customers.

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Asia to claim two-thirds of global beverage consumption by 2021

Published:  23 May, 2016

By 2021 Asia is predicted to consume two-thirds of the world's beverages, with China alone responsible for one-third of the additional volume.

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Andrew Maidment: Increasing focus on premium Malbec

Published:  20 May, 2016

Malbec's ever growing popularity is presenting Argentine producers with a dilemma as to whether to promote the country's broader diversity of varieties and styles or focus in on its flagship grape

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IWC Sake: 59 gold medals awarded to 50 sake breweries

Published:  20 May, 2016

International Wine Challenge Sake 2016 awarded 59 gold medals to 50 sake breweries across Japan at this year's competition.

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Daffy's partners with F1 Manor Racing team for limited edition gin

Published:  20 May, 2016

Daffy's gin has partner with F1 Manor Racing team and is releasing its first limited edition bottling of just 2,500 bottles being produced.

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Conviviality sales soar 137% for the year

Published:  20 May, 2016

Following the acquisition of Matthew Clark on 7 October 2015, Convivialty saw sales soar 137% to approximately £864 million for the 53 weeks ending on 1 May 2016.

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  20 May, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Kingscote taking a leaf out of Champagne's book for first fizz

Published:  20 May, 2016

A Sussex winery is gearing up to launch its first sparkling wine - drawing heavily from France's most famous sparkling wine region.

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Drinks Wholesaler Edinburgh Roadshow - 28 June

Published:  19 May, 2016

The third outing of The Drinks Wholesaler Roadshow will roll into Edinburgh on June 28, building on the momentum of our inaugural Manchester and Windsor events

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