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New Zealand Cellar exceeds crowdfunding target within a week

Published:  13 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellar has exceeded its crowdfunding target within five days of launching the project, enabling it to open its first retail outlet in London this summer.

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Burgundy negociants Badet Clement invest in new winery

Published:  13 April, 2015

Burgundy negociants Badet Clément is investing more than €6.5m in a new state of the art winery at Monze Cave, following its acquisition of the Monze Cave cooperative in January.

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Analysis: Majestic's acquisition of Naked Wines

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines' acquisition of Naked Wines, and the appointment of Rowan Gormley as its new chief executive, will see the launch of a new international multi-channel wine retailing group. 

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Richard Siddle: "I'd like to raise a glass to you all..."

Published:  10 April, 2015

When I joined Harpers eight years ago I have to admit I was very much an outsider joining the world of wine and spirits.

 

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Harpers Wine & Spirit to join Agile Media

Published:  10 April, 2015

Harpers Wine and Spirit and Harpers.co.uk have, from the beginning of April, joined Off Licence News at Agile Media.

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Harpers Awards 2015 shortlist announced

Published:  10 April, 2015

Today sees the announcement of the runners and riders for the independent merchant and main industry categories in the 2015 Harpers Awards. But who will come out on top on the night?

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Constellation Brands 2015 results: sales increase 24% and company to pay first dividend

Published:  10 April, 2015

Constellation Brands released it fiscal 2015 year end results showing an increase in consolidated net sales of 24% and following another strong year, the company announced it would initiate its first ever dividend payment in the company's history.

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Broadlands boost on-trade offering with new agencies

Published:  10 April, 2015

Broadlands Wineries has added three new agencies to boost its on-trade offering as part on its ongoing development as a dedicated wine supplier. 

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EU publishes new vine planting rules to boost EU flexibility

Published:  10 April, 2015

The EU Commission has published new vine planting rules aimed at giving the EU greater flexibility to increase wine production to meet global demand.

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Majestic Wines acquires Naked Wines and names Rowan Gormley chief executive

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines has bought Naked Wines for £70 million and named Rowan Gormley chief executive officer of the new combined group.

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The Coop sees profit boost as business continues to turn around

Published:  09 April, 2015

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Increased polarisation of Australian wine market widens gap between winners and losers

Published:  09 April, 2015

The Australian wine market is becoming increasingly polarised as many bulk grape producers and grape wine growers appear to be on the brink of  collapse, while premium wine producers seem to be growing in both value and volume.

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Kingsland results impacted by rising duty

Published:  09 April, 2015

Kingsland Wines and Spirits reported "satisfactory" results last year, despite a fall in wine volume sales and the impact of rising duty.

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Pret A Manger trials evening menu with beer and wine in London

Published:  09 April, 2015

Pret A Manger, the quick-stop breakfast and lunch spot, is now trialling "Good Evenings", a dinner menu at its Strand outlet which includes beer and wine.

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Supermarket price deflation attributed to CPI in the UK hitting zero for the first time

Published:  09 April, 2015

The supermarket price wars that have been plaguing the retail sector for months have been a contributing factor to the Consumer Price Index falling to zero for the first time on record, according to British Retail Consortium.

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C&C Group amalgamates wine arm into restructured UK business

Published:  09 April, 2015

C&C Group has amalgamated its wine trading business, International Wine Services with two of its UK cider businesses to form C&C Brands Limited.

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Grahams launches vintage port 'bond' for gifting market

Published:  08 April, 2015

Port company Grahams has launched a 'bond' that will allow people to purchase vintage port the year it is harvested.

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Les Grands Chais de France acquires negociant in north of Burgundy

Published:  08 April, 2015

French wine producer Les Grands Chais de France has bought a negociant in the north of Burgundy to boost its presence in the area.

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UK shop prices fall 2.1% in March, as deflation settles in for "near future"

Published:  08 April, 2015

Retail deflation deepened to 2.1% in March, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index, released this morning.

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Jean-Claude Mas adds new cremant to his portfolio

Published:  08 April, 2015

Domaines Paul Mas is extending its portfolio of sparkling French wines from the Languedoc.

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