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Bid to save Gaucho heats up as former The Ivy owner enters the fray

Published:  08 August, 2018

Prominent foodservice investor Luke Johnson has become the latest person to enter into talks to buy ailing steak restaurant, Gaucho, it has been reported.

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Tony Conigliaro mixes it up with new spirits brand

Published:  08 August, 2018

Mixology maestro Tony Conigliaro is releasing his first ever spirit brand, bottling the recipes he has used in serves across his bars for over a decade.

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Wine set to help global alcohol consumption to reach £830bn by 2022

Published:  08 August, 2018

A relatively sunny outlook is being forecast for the global alcohol industry over the next five years, with the wine set to see the largest portion of growth.

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Aldi launches orange wine

Published:  07 August, 2018

Aldi has added Cramele Recas’ natural and vegan Orange wine to its portfolio.

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Lanchester Wines and Adnams strike green partnership

Published:  07 August, 2018

Durham-based merchant Lanchester Wines has produced a range of wines for Suffolk-based brewer, distiller and retailer Adnams, with a focus on sustainability.

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Fortnum & Mason adds ‘sparkling tea akin to sparkling wine' to its menu

Published:  07 August, 2018

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled a ‘sparkling tea’ range positioned as an alternative to sparkling wine.

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Looking ahead: Stephen Finch, Vagabond Wines

Published:  07 August, 2018

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

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Graham Norton’s latest vintage hits 3 million bottles

Published:  06 August, 2018

Talk show host turned winemaker Graham Norton has siginifcantly ramped up production this year, while also adding his first Prosecco to the mix.

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Emporia Brands expands rum portfolio

Published:  06 August, 2018

Emporia Brands has expanded its portfolio with a raft of rums alongside a mustard liqueur.

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Why the Rhône’s white evolution is gathering pace

Published:  09 August, 2018

The Rhône Valley is not – predominantly – known for its whites.

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Scotch Whisky achieves trademark certification in South Africa

Published:  06 August, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has successfully registered ‘Scotch Whisky’ as a certification trademark in South Africa.

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BI reports soaring sales

Published:  06 August, 2018

Fine wine and rare spirits merchant BI has reported a 6.1% hike in turnover to £51 million for the first half of 2018.

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Industry urged to better market English sparkling as poll shows 85% British consumers ‘don’t have a clue’

Published:  03 August, 2018

British consumers are ‘clueless’ when it comes to English sparkling wine, a survey has revealed.

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Royal Wedding and hot weather boost online BWS sales

Published:  03 August, 2018

Online sales of beer, wines and spirits were up 27.3% YoY in March 2018, new data has revealed.

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Milestone eyes Spanish and Italian wines

Published:  03 August, 2018

Milestone Wines is looking to add two further agencies to the business, its new director of agency sales has said.

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Looking ahead: Ted Sandbach, managing director, Oxford Wine Company

Published:  02 August, 2018

How has the first half of 2018 been compared to 2017?

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The week that was

Published:  02 August, 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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Matthew Clark partners with Pernod Ricard to launch gin initiative

Published:  02 August, 2018

Matthew Clark has joined forces with Pernod Ricard to launch a ‘We Love Gin’ initiative to help licensees maximise sales.

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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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