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Prowein 2015: Roger Jones' day one at de Prowein Haus

Published:  16 March, 2015

Getting on the 10am Easy Jet flight from Gatwick to Dusseldorf yesterday morning was a bit like joining the Wine Trade Sunday School outing. The pull of Prowein has been building vastly over the last few years and it was good to see so many interested parties on the plane.

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Prowein 2015: Competition for market share in Africa on the rise, says Distell chief

Published:  16 March, 2015

Competition amongst alcohol brands in Africa is on the rise as larger companies like Diageo and Pernod Ricard continue to invest in the emerging market according to the chief executive of Distell Vineyards & Estates (DVE), Carina Gous.

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ProWein 2015: Australia set for most "exciting period" in its history predicts Neil McGuigan

Published:  16 March, 2015

Critics of Australian wine need to "stand back" and prepare themselves for what Neil McGuigan of Australian Vintage believes could be the most "exciting period" in the country's history driven by the best quality wines it has ever produced.

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Food diagnostics company launces glycerol wine analysis kit

Published:  16 March, 2015

A new wine analysis kit which can detect glycerol in wine has been unveiled by Randox Food Diagnostics this month.

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Prowein 2015: Wine tradeshow off to a strong start, says show director

Published:  16 March, 2015

Prowein 2015 is off to strong start with visitor numbers on the first day up an estimated 10% on last year, according to Prowein's executive director, Michael Degen.

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Industry welcomes Treasury plans to review business rates

Published:  16 March, 2015

Industry bodies have welcomed the government's ambitious review of business rates, which were laid out today by The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander.

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Accolade Wines sees profits rise £4m

Published:  16 March, 2015

Accolade Wines saw profits rise more than £4m in the 12 months to 30 June 2014, according to accounts filed at Companies House.

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ProWein 2015: Camel Valley looking for strong online partners to drive international growth

Published:  16 March, 2015

Camel Valley hopes its first involvement at ProWein in Dusseldorf will help it build its profile and distribution across Europe, particularly with strong direct and online players.

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Drop the Duty!: WSTA thanks industry for support as it waits for Budget Day

Published:  16 March, 2015

Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association has commended the drinks industry for uniting behind the WSTA's Drop the Duty campaign and producing a compelling case for a 2% cut in duty.

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ProWein opens for business with its biggest show to date

Published:  15 March, 2015

ProWein 2015 kicks off today in Dussdeldorf, Germany with a new looking show, different exhibition halls and over 5,500 producers, wineries and spirit companies all vying for the attention of visitors.

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Distillers City Debate to explore how innovative whisky is compared to other categories

Published:  13 March, 2015

Is the whisky category sufficiently innovative and how does it compare with other drinks categories will be the key issues up for debate at the Distillers City Debate 2015 organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers.

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'Drop the Duty!': whatever the result, thank you for getting involved!

Published:  13 March, 2015

In the final countdown to next week's Budget, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association thanks Harpers readers for their support in rallying to the 'Drop the Duty!' cause. 

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St Austell's Brewery appoints first exclusive wine buyer to drive more sales

Published:  13 March, 2015

St Austell's Brewery has promoted Louisa Fizpatrick to the newly created role of wine buyer, in recognition of her hard work and expertise and extensive knowledge of the wine world.

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Barry Dick MW brought on board to help Origin Wine expand its global sourcing footprint

Published:  13 March, 2015

Origin Wine has brought in Barry Dick MW to help the company expand its global sourcing footprint.

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WSTA poll claims cutting wine duty could help swing the election

Published:  13 March, 2015

Cutting duty on wine might swing the election, a new poll has claimed.

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Argentina's bulk wine production has a 'structural problem', says governor of Mendoza

Published:  13 March, 2015

Argentina's bulk wine producers are facing "structural problems" that are causing unwanted low quality wine to stockpile, the governor of Mendoza has claimed.

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SWA ramps up call to cut duty as domestic sales of whisky fall

Published:  13 March, 2015

Domestic sales of whisky have fallen nearly 5% in the last year, according to new figures from the Scotch Whisky Association.

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Chief of the Week: Cockburn's Vintage Port

Published:  13 March, 2015

OK admittedly it seems strange to bestow our "Chief of the Week" honour on simply a vintage Port house. But then Cockburn's, now safely ensconced in the paternal ownership of Symington Family Estates, is not your average vintage Port company.

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Port on course to overtake sherry in the off-trade says Paul Symington

Published:  12 March, 2015

Port is set to overtake sherry in value sales in the off-trade in the next two years if current trends continue, according to Paul Symington, chairman of Symington Family Estates.

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Waitrose profits hit by investment and deflation

Published:  12 March, 2015

Waitrose saw operating profits fall 23.4%, on the back of increased investment in operations and amid a deflationary market.

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