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"Small risk" to drinks industry from July Budget, WSTA says

Published:  18 May, 2015

The WSTA admitted that there is a small risk that the Chancellor might reverse some of the excise cuts introduced at the Budget in March.

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LWF 2015: Updated Live Blog

Published:  18 May, 2015

As the annual London Wine Fair returns to London's Olympia, Harpers.co.uk catches up with leading figures in the industry for a quick snapshot of the UK trade. Stay tuned as we keep you posted throughout the day on our live blog, as well as following us on Twitter on @HarpersWine using the #LWF2015 hashtag.

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Raising a dram for World Whisky Day celebrations

Published:  15 May, 2015

As World Whisky Day kicks of tomorrow, Diageo explains that the rise of social media has helped boost interest in the spirit. 

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SAB Miller snaps up London craft brewery

Published:  15 May, 2015

Brewery giant SAB Miller has bought craft brewery the Meantime Brewing Company for an undisclosed sum.

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Naked Wines Australian head appointed chief executive of UK and US businesses

Published:  14 May, 2015

Naked Wines has appointed the chief executive of its Australian business, Luke Jecks to head up its UK and US businesses.

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Volume declines of Southern hemisphere harvest pushes up demand for bulk wines

Published:  14 May, 2015

Smaller harvest in the Southern hemisphere are set to boost demand for bulk wine, the latest report from Ciatti has said.

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Chinese consumers shifting towards 'mainstream' wines says new Wine Intelligence study

Published:  14 May, 2015

According to a new Wine Intelligence China Portraits 2015 report, the "traditional" Chinese wine consumer is evolving away from just drinking the top end Bordeaux wines and  "a new generation of wine drinkers who are drinking more frequently and seeking value in the category" are emerging.

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Domaines Paul Mas expansion in the Herault

Published:  14 May, 2015

Languedoc producer Domaine Paul Mas has added a ninth vineyard to his estate, Domaine Silène des Peyrals in Hérault and is already eyeing up a tenth estate in Corbière..

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On-trade sales return to growth for April according to Coffer Peach Tracker

Published:  14 May, 2015

The pub and restaurant sector saw a return to growth during April, with like-for-like sales up 1.2% compared to last year, according to CGA Peach Business Tracker.

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New date set for Harpers Awards 2015

Published:  14 May, 2015

The date and venue for this year's Harpers Awards has moved to Tuesday 29 September.

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Consumers win as supermarket wines awarded nearly 500 medals at IWC 2015

Published:  13 May, 2015

Consumers are the real winners this year, with almost 500 medals from the 2015 International Wine Challenge being awarded to supermarkets' own-brand and exclusive wines.

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Morrisons revamps French wine range and Malbec

Published:  13 May, 2015

Morrisons has revamped its range of French wines and boosted its offering of Malbec, focussing on areas that where it says it has historically under-traded. 

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France still dominates IWC medal table, as it is awarded the most gongs

Published:  13 May, 2015

France took home the greatest number of International Wine Challenge 2015 awards, sweeping a total of 1,237 accolades, with 111 French wine producers winning gold medals.

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Record-breaking 72 English wines take home medals at 2015 IWC

Published:  13 May, 2015

A record-breaking 72 English wines were awarded medals at the 2015 International Wine Challenge, which is almost double the number of medals last year and 14 English sparkling wines were awarded gold medals.

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Asda cuts wine range by 8% but adds new range of lesser known varietals among 200 new lines

Published:  13 May, 2015

Asda has overhauled its entire wine range, cutting its total range by around 8% in order to rationalise the offer and accommodate more than 200 new products.

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Sud de France Top 100 awards to be hosted at the LWF

Published:  13 May, 2015

Sud de France trophies and awards will be presented by the Top 100 chairman Tim Atkin MW on Monday at the London Wine Fair at the Sud De France stand P50/1.

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Breaking News: Elizabeth Newman to replace Andy Phelps as head of BWS at Sainsbury's

Published:  13 May, 2015

Sainsbury's has announced Elizabeth Newman will replace Andy Phelps as its head of BWS, according to Harpers' sister magazine Off Licence News

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Portugal is the most underrated wine country, according to exclusive Harpers poll

Published:  13 May, 2015

Last month harpers.co.uk conducted an exclusive survey to find the most overrated and underrated wine producing regions in world and the results revealed that Portugal was the most underrated, while Bordeaux was voted the most overrated.

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WSTA members angered by lack of support and other "freeloading" businesses in the trade

Published:  13 May, 2015

The WSTA has called for more drinks businesses to take up membership and support the trade organisation as some members that have been contributing to the body feel that other business in the trade are "freeloading."

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Cava needs to better communicate quality, trade body claims

Published:  12 May, 2015

Cava needs to better communicate its quality credentials, the head of the Cava trade body has claimed.

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