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'Corpinnat', yet one more classification for Cava wines

Published:  11 April, 2018

Cava, Spain's sparkling wine Denomination of Origin based almost entirely in Penedès, Catalonia now has another potential classification to add labels.

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Buckingham Schenk to distribute te Pā Family Vineyards

Published:  10 April, 2018

Buckingham Schenk has been appointed exclusive UK agent for Maori wine business te Pā Family Vineyards.

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Lea & Sandeman talks renewed wholesaling focus

Published:  10 April, 2018

Quality London retailer and wholesaler Lea & Sandeman is putting renewed focus into re-building its on-trade wholesale arm, following the tragic death of founding member Patrick Sandeman in 2012.

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Rioja unveils new global brand identity as part of €11m push

Published:  10 April, 2018

Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja has unveiled a new brand identity introducing a ‘Saber quién eres' global brand message for the region.

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Comité Champagne signs up as WSET Corporate Patron

Published:  10 April, 2018

Comité Champagne has signed up as a bronze level Corporate Patron of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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Flint Wines brings Californian cult winery Mail Road to the UK

Published:  10 April, 2018

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Santa Barbara County cult winery Mail Road.

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Champagnes and Châteaux adds l’Aventure Winery to portfolio

Published:  10 April, 2018

Champagnes and Châteaux has added Paso Robles agency l’Aventure Winery to its stable.

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First UK tasting for CEVI

Published:  09 April, 2018

The European Confederation of Independent Wine Growers (CEVI) has announced it will hold its first UK tasting in May this year.

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Broadland’s new hire to drive branded portfolio following Schaafsma exit

Published:  09 April, 2018

Following Paul Schaafsma’s brief tenure as chief executive of Broadland Wineries, new senior brand manager Liz Cobbold is now joining the team to drive the branded portfolio which accounts 50% of sales

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Chapel Down reveals first beer NPD following appointment of previous Brewdog MD

Published:  09 April, 2018

Chapel Down has via its beer arm, Curious Brewery, launched a series of small batch beers – the first NPD from the producer since it appointed previous Brewdog MD Gareth Bath as its ‘MD of beer’ in October last year.

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Symington hails 2016 Vintage Port year

Published:  09 April, 2018

The Symington Family has declared 2016 a Vintage Port year, marking only the fourth Vintage declaration of all the family’s Port companies since 2000.

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Borough Wines partners with Liam Steevenson MW to launch wines and events

Published:  09 April, 2018

Borough Wines has joined forces with Liam Steevenson MW to launch a collaborative own-label wine range alongside a series of events.

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Wine Rack and Bargain Booze saved by Bestway

Published:  08 April, 2018

Conviviality Plc’s retail division has been bought by Bestway, in a £7 million deal, saving around 2,000 jobs that had been put at serious risk by the collapse of the drinks giant.

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Trivento TV partnership with Discovery Channel

Published:  06 April, 2018

Argentine wine brand Trivento has announced a new media partnership with Discovery Channel, to run from 6 April through December across four of the network’s outlets.

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The week that was

Published:  06 April, 2018

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

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£10m fighting fund for Enotria and Coe

Published:  06 April, 2018

Enotria and Coe has announced that private equity owners BlueGem are to invest £10 million to support the growth of the company in the coming months.

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Not too big to fail: Where it all went wrong for Conviviality

Published:  06 April, 2018

With annual sales of £1.6bn and shares flying high at 425p each on the stock market at the end of 2017, Conviviality seemed to be more than keeping its head above water in the choppy seas of today’s difficult trading environment.

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Hallgarten promotes lesser-known Spanish regions with 12 new producers

Published:  06 April, 2018

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has introduced 12 new Spanish producers, adding a total of 35 new wines from 10 different regions, to its portfolio.

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Carlyle Group buys Accolade Wines for AUD$1bn

Published:  05 April, 2018

In what has been a tumultuous week for wine, it has now emerged that Accolade Wines, the biggest volume supplier of wines to the UK off-trade, has been bought out by multinational investment firm Carlyle Group.

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Alcohol confirmed the UK’s leading FMCG category worth £16 billion

Published:  05 April, 2018

Innovation in the drinks sector and a reduction in the amount of trade promotions has seen alcohol retain its place as the top selling FMCG category, according to new research.

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