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Bumper Christmas weekend predicted for the on-trade

Published:  06 December, 2016

Bars and restaurants could be looking forward to an extra windfall over this year's Christmas weekend, thanks to the fortuitous dates of Christmas this year.

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New report backs minimum pricing as consumption rises 42% from 1980

Published:  05 December, 2016

The government department for public health has praised the benefits of minimum pricing after releasing a report which shows that UK consumers are drinking 42% more than there were in 1980.

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Blossom Hill puts the emphasis on fizz for fruit wine re-brand

Published:  05 December, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is re-naming its Blossom Hill Fruit Bloom range in order to stress bubbles over fruit.

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New Zealand's top red export to take centre stage at annual tasting

Published:  05 December, 2016

New Zealand's most famous red grape will be at the forefront of this year's New Zealand annual trade tasting in January.

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Carlsberg UK launches low to mid-volume beer dispense solution

Published:  02 December, 2016

Carlsberg UK is aiming to change the way beer is stocked and poured in venues serving low to medium volumes of the drink.

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Pernod Ricard off-loads brandy to focus on spirits

Published:  02 December, 2016

Pernod Ricard is selling the Domecq brand and its related brandies and wines to Emperador Group and Gonzalez Byass.

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New sparkling brand offering "Prosecco" in a can prepares to launch in the UK

Published:  02 December, 2016

A new lifestyle-led sparkling wine brand is aiming to match the prospects in the female drinkers/millennials market with the Italian wine and the RTD categories in the hopes of cracking the UK market.

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The Benevolent raises over £37,000 in first silent auction

Published:  02 December, 2016

The Benevolent would like to say a big thank you to those you took part in their Thanks for Giving auction.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  02 December, 2016

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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WSTA outlines "the road ahead" for Brexit ministers

Published:  01 December, 2016

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) is calling for Brexit ministers to let the drinks industry lead negotiations to ensure the best possible free trade agreements with the EU andfurther afield. 

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Devon winery continues to raise profile with Enotria&Coe partnership

Published:  01 December, 2016

Devon-based winery Lyme Bay has announced a new partnership with leading UK wine and spirits distributor, Enotria&Coe. 

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Bibendum unveils new pricing insight tool

Published:  01 December, 2016

Bibendum has launched a new tool to provide customers with a "complete picture of the market" thus helping them to list the right products at the right price and to identify gaps in the market. 

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Sommeliers to head Down Under for 2017's The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Published:  01 December, 2016

The World's 50 Best Restaurants, the event which celebrates the best of global gastronomy, is being held in Australia. 

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Arbikie launches limited edition strawberry vodka

Published:  30 November, 2016

Scottish farm-to-bottle distillery Arbikie Highland Estate is releasing a limited edition fresh strawberry vodka in the run-up to Christmas.

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Lucas Bols taps COLD's Michael Mann for UK brand ambassador role

Published:  30 November, 2016

Lucas Bols has appointed Michael Mann, formerly of the City of London Distillery, as its UK brand ambassador.

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Innis & Gunn crowdfunding round raises double its target

Published:  30 November, 2016

Edinburgh-based Craft brewery Innis & Gunn has raised £2.5 million through a four-week crowdfunding campaign - more than double its original target.

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Conviviality confirms new leadership team appointments

Published:  30 November, 2016

Conviviality PLC recently held its first group conference and announced major changes to the structure of the business.

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Building a hospitality group: Big Red Teapot

Published:  29 November, 2016

Eight years after launching their first venture, Hamilton's Bar and Kitchen, Edinburgh-based hospitality group Big Red Teapot has just opened the doors to its fourth bar, The Voyage of Buck.

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Bacardi expands global leadership team

Published:  29 November, 2016

Spirit behemoth Bacardi has appointed a new senior vice president and global chief communications officer.

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Damage to tanks will be the biggest cost to Marlborough winemakers following earthquake

Published:  29 November, 2016

Winegrowers in Marlborough have been left with a "big task" to repair tanks, around 20% of which were damaged during November's 14's Kaikoura earthquake.

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