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Head of WSET School London branches out on his own

Published:  02 August, 2018

Jim Gore, DipWSET and Principal of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) School London, has left the wine education charity to set up his own school.

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Demand for wine and spirits education hits record level

Published:  02 August, 2018

Demand for wine and spirits education soared in the past year boosted by a growing thirst for spirits knowledge.

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Molson Coors chases the buzz with joint marijuana venture

Published:  02 August, 2018

Molson Coors is the latest mega-brewer to announce plans to make hybrid beverages with one of Canada’s leading cannabis producers, further signalling the march of smoke products into the alcoholic sector.

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Moderate alcohol consumption can significantly reduce the risk of dementia

Published:  02 August, 2018

A new report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) has concluded that moderate consumption of alcohol in midlife significantly reduces the risk of dementia.

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Liberty backs Spurrier and Boisset’s Indian wine collaborations

Published:  01 August, 2018

Indian wine could be the next big thing if a new collaboration between a number of industry heavyweights is anything to go by.

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Andrew Higgs returns to Dreyfus Ashby

Published:  01 August, 2018

Dreyfus Ashby has announced Andrew Higgs is returning to the fold after a 12 year hiatus. 

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Henkell and Freixenet join forces to create world’s leading sparkling wine group

Published:  01 August, 2018

Henkell has today closed the acquisition of Freixenet creating the world’s leading sparkling wine group.

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Scotch Whisky tourism soars

Published:  01 August, 2018

Scotch Whisky tourism soared in 2017 with a record number of visitors from across the world visiting the country’s distilleries throughout the year.

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South Africa 2018 harvest “most challenging” in living memory

Published:  31 July, 2018

Serious drought in the Western Cape affected both natural supplies of water and government allocations ahead of this year’s harvest.

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Familia Torres to plant trees in Chilean Patagonia to mitigate effects of climate change

Published:  31 July, 2018

Familia Torres has acquired a property covering 5,000 hectares in Chilean Patagonia with a view to mitigating the effects of climate change.

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Red Squirrel hires Clara Rubin to create education programme

Published:  31 July, 2018

Red Squirrel has hired wine educator and former sommelier Clara Rubin to the newly created role of head of engagement.

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UK trademarks for spirits rise 41% in one year

Published:  31 July, 2018

The number of trademarks registered for spirits and liqueurs in the UK leapt 41% last year, City law firm RPC has revealed.

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Jago calls for trade to better promote its career opportunities

Published:  30 July, 2018

Speaking to Harpers at Berry Bros. & Rudd HQ in St James, the merchant’s chief executive Dan Jago made a passionate case for the wider trade to better promote the benefits of a career in the drinks sector.

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Double category win for Waitrose in Wines from Spain 2018 awards

Published:  30 July, 2018

Bodegas La Val’s Waitrose Viña Taboexa Albariño and Freixenet’s Can Sala are among the nine winners in the Wines from Spain 2018 awards.

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Looking ahead: Troy Christensen, Enotria & Coe

Published:  30 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Champagne Warehouse invests in new tech to make re-ordering easier

Published:  30 July, 2018

Champagne Warehouse is rolling out new software that helps wine wholesalers automate back-office functions and gives customers the opportunity to easily order online.

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Record-breaking weather means Champagne harvest will begin in August

Published:  27 July, 2018

The 2018 Champagne harvest will become only the fifth vintage in the last 15 years to begin in August, according to the Comité Champagne.

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McGuigan eye premiumisation trends as it launches largest ad campaign to date

Published:  27 July, 2018

McGuigan will focus on tube stations and major cities when it kicks off its biggest UK out of home marketing campaign this autumn.

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Vintners Company £8,000 bursary for Geoffrey Roberts Award open for submissions

Published:  27 July, 2018

Entries are open for the £8,000 biennial Geoffrey Roberts Award, which recognises and rewards an individual that has furthered the cause for New World or emerging region wines.

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The week that was

Published:  27 July, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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