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3D-printed food a reality, but winemakers need not worry

Published:  14 October, 2014

Winemakers have no need to worry - yet - about consumers replicating their wines through 3D printing.

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Avril Tooley on the advertising challenges and opportunities for dark spirits brands

Published:  14 October, 2014

From its invention in the 17th century gin has always had a murky reputation. Poor quality grain and low prices led to a virtual epidemic of extreme drunkenness. In fact, the impact was so great that the nickname "Mother's ruin" remains with us today.

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Former Gaucho boss, Martin Williams, promises London's best steaks at new "M" restaurant

Published:  13 October, 2014

The competition to have the best steaks in London will go up a notch next month when Martin Williams, formerly and famously of the Gaucho Group, opens his own highly ambitious steak themed restaurant in Threadneedle Street.

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Champagne Canard-Duchêne sees volumes grow 2.54%

Published:  13 October, 2014

Champagne Canard-Duchêne has seen its sales volumes grow 2.54% for the six months to July 2014, shipping almost 1.7 million bottles in that time.

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Sparkling wine sales up 15% in last year, says Kantar

Published:  13 October, 2014

Sparkling wine is the fastest-growing alcohol in Great Britain, with sales up by 15% to £541 million in the past year in the off-trade, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Laine Pub Company takes on original Battersea Jongleurs site

Published:  13 October, 2014

The site of the original Jongleurs comedy club in Battersea, south London, where the likes of Graham Norton, Bill Bailey and Phil Jupitus first made their name, has been transformed in to a major pub operation.

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The Glenrothes releases Vintage Reserve whisky

Published:  13 October, 2014

Vintage Reserve is the latest single malt release from award-winning Speyside distillery, The Glenrothes, distributed by Berry Bros & Rudd.

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Quintessential Brands appoints Lizzy Johnson international marketing director

Published:  13 October, 2014

Quintessential Brands, which distributes Greenall's and Bloom gins, has appointed former Diageo brand director Lizzy Johnson to lead its international marketing.

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Kleine Zalze launches Cleefs wine range for independents

Published:  13 October, 2014

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze is targeting independents with a new range of wines under the Cleefs banner.

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Crown Cellars boosts sales team as wine revenues grow 19% in past year

Published:  10 October, 2014

Carlsberg's wine and spirits on-trade arm Crown Cellars has boosted its sales team following a 19% increase in wine sales in the past 12 months.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  10 October, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Cocktail sales grow 10% in UK on-trade, says CGA

Published:  10 October, 2014

The popularity of cocktails has translated into a 10.8% sales growth spurt across the UK's bars and pubs in the past two years, with rum and mint drink Mojito coming out on top.

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Total global wine production for 2014 could be down by 4%, says Rabobank

Published:  10 October, 2014

Total global wine production could drop by up to 4%, according to Rabobank's latest Wine Quarterly report.

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Broadland releases chocolate-flavoured British red wine

Published:  10 October, 2014

Broadland wineries is releasing a chocolate-flavoured British red wine to be known as Chocolate Drop, which has already secured a Sainsbury's listing.

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M&S teams up with top Plumpton student to make pink English fizz

Published:  10 October, 2014

Marks & Spencer is to produce a new style of pink sparkling wine along with England's Plumpton College's top final year wine production student Karen Telford.

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Wine Australia to host a celebration to mark the life of Yvonne May

Published:  09 October, 2014

Wine Australia is to hold a special event to celebrate the life of Yvonne May who headed up the UK office before she lost her battle with cancer this summer.

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Naked Wines looks to recruit 25,000 more angels by year-end

Published:  09 October, 2014

Naked Wines is hoping to have 250,000 angels by the end of the year, as it toasts growth of 49% for the year to date.

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Rémy Martin to open a pop up private members club in London's Soho

Published:  09 October, 2014

Famous Cognac house Rémy Martin is opening a members' only club in London for two weeks from November 25- December 6, 2014 .

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Last chance to win Rising Stars place at Wine Vision

Published:  09 October, 2014

Emerging talents in the wine trade have the chance to attend this month's world leaders' conference, Wine Vision, by winning a special grant as part of Harpers Rising Stars initiative.

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Smaller format bag-in-box wines lead revival in category

Published:  09 October, 2014

Bag-in-box is due a revival, with smaller formats leading the way, according to figures from Nielsen which show the 2.25 litre box has grown 8.7% by volume in the past year.

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