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

Published:  23 May, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week (and a bit of last week due to the long weekend) on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Chilean wineries to get squeezed by taxes and sluggish economy

Published:  23 May, 2014

A slowdown in Chile's economy and a possible tax restructure being debated in Congress would raise the price of wine and squeeze already-struggling producers.

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Aldi searches for consumer wine tasting panel on Twitter

Published:  23 May, 2014

Aldi has turned to Twitter to track down "aspiring wine connoisseurs" to form a consumer tasting panel for the retailer.

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Broadland Wineries appoints new marketing manager

Published:  23 May, 2014

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Marks & Spencer's head of wine Andrew Bird takes role at Woolworths South Africa

Published:  23 May, 2014

Marks & Spencer's wine boss and head of trading Andrew Bird is leaving his role next month to take up a two-year post at Woolworths of South Africa.

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Wine shipments could be hit by surcharges over strikes at US ports

Published:  23 May, 2014

Shipping firms are already announcing surcharges which could hit wine shipments hard ahead of feared industrial action at western US ports.

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A 100-mile cycle ride raises £3,400 for wine trade charity

Published:  22 May, 2014

On May 16 and 17 a group of seven people from the wine trade completed a 100 mile cycle ride called the South Downs Way Challenge and raised £3,400 for The Benevolent.

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Open golf sponsorship has helped Glenmorangie drive the brand in key international markets

Published:  22 May, 2014

Glenmorangie is capitalising on its sponsorship of The Golf Open Championship to build the brand in the US and Asia and other key international markets.

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Mitchells & Butlers sees flat half year profits but food volume growth

Published:  22 May, 2014

Bar and restaurant chain Mitchells & Butlers has seen a sluggish first half, with pre-tax profits flat at £68 million and like for like sales up 1.1%.

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Cult Wines' 'revolutionary' systems fuel rapid growth

Published:  22 May, 2014

Cult Wines' "revolutionary" wine portfolio management service is helping the company to expand rapidly, with gross profits doubling and revenue on target to grow 48% this year.

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Morrisons to offer bespoke wine range at convenience stores

Published:  22 May, 2014

Morrisons is making major changes to its wine offering throughout its expanding convenience arm.

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Top English winemakers at joint independent tasting to help launch English Wine Week

Published:  21 May, 2014

Five leading English winemakers are coming together tomorrow in Plymouth to unveil their new 2013 vintages at leading local independent wine merchant , Le Vignoble. The event is being held to also help promote English Wine Week that starts on Saturday, May 24.

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Published:  21 May, 2014

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California shines the spotlight on latest Chardonnay trends and issues

Published:  21 May, 2014

Over 50 Chardonnay producers from Santa Barbara to Napa Valley and Sonoma County came together to discuss the latest trends and issues surrounding this key wine varietal at the 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium held last weekend in Pismo Beach, California.

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Champagne Veuve Clicquot to debut at London Wine Fair

Published:  21 May, 2014

Champagne Veuve Clicquot is taking its own stand - a vintage yellow Airstream trailer - for the first time at London Wine Fair in June.

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Morrisons to deliver chilled wine direct to customers' doors

Published:  21 May, 2014

Morrisons is to deliver chilled wine direct to consumers' doors as part of changes being made to its online business.

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Campo Viejo's Tempranillo number one red wine in UK

Published:  21 May, 2014

Pernod Ricard's Rioja brand Campo Viejo is reaping the rewards of a brand shake-up that sees its Tempranillo variety take the top spot for red wine in the UK by value.

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Félix Solís hopes to attract tourists to wine museum in Pagos del Rey

Published:  20 May, 2014

Félix Solís Avantis, one of Spain's largest and most historic wineries, has opened a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the country's wines.

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Record trade uptake ahead of English Wine Week 2014

Published:  20 May, 2014

English Wine Week gets underway on Saturday May 24 with a host of events across the on and off-trade and widespread media coverage.

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Jacob's Creek unveils tennis-inspired bottles for Wimbledon

Published:  20 May, 2014

To celebrate its fourth year as the official wine of Wimbledon, Jacob's Creek  is launching two tennis white limited edition bottles.

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