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Greene King's takeover of Spirit Pub Co investigated by competition commission

Published:  12 May, 2015

The Competition commission is looking into Greene King's proposed takeover of The Spirit Pub Company.

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Bumper 2014 harvest boosts English wine production by 42%

Published:  12 May, 2015

 English Wine enjoyed a bumper harvest last year, which has helped push production by 42% to around 6.3m bottles.

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Symington Family Estate release rare 2013 estate ports

Published:  11 May, 2015

Port family, Family Estates is releasing two limited edition rare vintage 2013 estate ports.

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Yalumba launches marketing boost

Published:  11 May, 2015

Australia's oldest family vineyard, Yalumba, is launching a new marketing boost which will see it partner with local independent wine merchants to offer consumers the chance to attend pop up food events.

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Top ten things to know about the Majestic and Naked Wines merger

Published:  11 May, 2015

Last month following the announcement that Naked Wines was to be acquired by Majestic Plc for £70m, harpers.co.uk had an opportunity to talk with both Eamon Fitzgerald, the managing director of Naked Wines and the new chief executive officer, Rowan Gormley of Majestic Plc about what the merger would mean for their businesses.

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Convivality Retail reports "solid year" as revenues rise on back of investments

Published:  11 May, 2015

Conviviality Retail, the owners of Wine Rack and Bargain Booze, said it was on track for a 'solid' year following investment and expansion of the business.

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Dom Pérignon to start exclusive tasting tours next month

Published:  11 May, 2015

Champagne house Dom Pérignon is opening its vineyards and cellar to allow tours for the first time next month - for €600 a pop.

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UK vineyards 'missing out' on tax benefits introduced in the Budget

Published:  11 May, 2015

UK vineyards are missing out on tax benefits that are available to farmers, market gardeners and hop growers, Harpers has learned.

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General election: Stability good for the industry, WSTA claims

Published:  08 May, 2015

Following the political upheaval of the last 24 hours, the drinks industry has reacted to the news that David Cameron is returning to Number Ten with an increased majority.

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Wine from Rioja to run its 'Shop Rioja' campaign in October

Published:  08 May, 2015

Wines from Rioja will be running its 'Shop Rioja' campaign again this year for the month of October.

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Harpers raises the debate on bulk shipping at London Wine Fair

Published:  08 May, 2015

Harpers will raise the debate on bulk shipping at a seminar at this year's London Wine Fair.

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Chief of the Week: Raul Diaz of WineTraining Limited

Published:  08 May, 2015

When we think of passion, patience and a man on a mission of spreading the love and appreciation for wine, Raul Diaz definitely comes to mind.

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Bibendum PLB's new independent channel to sign up to Harpers Best Practice Guidelines

Published:  08 May, 2015

Bibendum PLB's new independent wine company, Walker & Wodehouse is set to sign up Harpers Best Practice Guidelines, shortly after its launch in June.

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Harpers raises the debate on bulk shipping at London Wine Fair

Published:  08 May, 2015

Harpers will raise the debate on bulk shipping at a seminar at this year's London Wine Fair.

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South Africa 2015 harvest report: It was early, but expect high quality

Published:  07 May, 2015

South Africa's official harvest report said that the 2015 harvest will be recorded "as one of the driest and earliest in years, with a somewhat smaller wine grape harvest promising exceptional wines."

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Bottle Apostle set to open fourth shop in London

Published:  07 May, 2015

Independent London wine merchant Bottle Apostle is set to open its fourth shop, which will be sited in the former London 2012 Olympic Athlete's village.

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Brown-Forman launches "LBD" vodka-based spirit in the UK

Published:  07 May, 2015

Brown-Forman launched LBD, a vodka-base spirit with a range of flavours following the success of the brand in the US.

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Bancroft boosts on-trade portfolio after signing up 11 new wineries

Published:  07 May, 2015

Bancroft Wines is further strengthening its French wine portfolio after releasing its 25th anniversary 2015 wine list.

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Morrisons continues to face challenges as sales slump 1.1% in Q1

Published:  07 May, 2015

Morrisons reported like-for-like sales down 2.9% in the first quarter of the financial year today with total sales (excluding fuel) down 1.1%.

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Sainsbury's posts first loss in ten years

Published:  06 May, 2015

Sainsbury's has posted the first loss in more than ten years, but analysts agree the annual results are better than expectations.

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