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SWA to challenge minimum pricing in Supreme Court

Published:  21 November, 2016

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is set to appeal against the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcohol in Scotland in the UK's Supreme Court, the organisation has announced.

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Lambrusco tipped for revival in 2017

Published:  21 November, 2016

Italian sparkling wine Lambrusco looks set for a revival, according to reports in the national press.

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Uruguay's "clean slate" leaves field open for building quality reputation

Published:  21 November, 2016

Bibendum has ambitious plans to put Uruguay on the map as a high-end niche proposition for independents and on-trade by focusing on quality wines from one of its most innovative producers

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New Zealand's "other varieties" under-exploited in the UK

Published:  18 November, 2016

The UK wine trade is well versed in New Zealand's top two exports-Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir.

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The Benevolent launches Thanks for Giving online auction

Published:  18 November, 2016

A round of golf with Oz Clarke and the chance to hire the WSET's Ian Harris as a butler for the night are just some of the 75 lots available at The Benevolent's inaugural online silent auction.

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Brexit: UK wine producers to lobby UK government over EU customs union and seasonal worker scheme

Published:  18 November, 2016

UK wine producers have urged the British government to maintain zero tariffs on wine and to establish a seasonal worker scheme ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union.

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

Published:  17 November, 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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Complaint over TWE's use of "Stag" name in the US is dismissed

Published:  17 November, 2016

The on-going legal battle between two leading wine companies over the use of 'The Stag' name and imagery has reached another benchmark as the complaint was dismissed temporarily by a judge.

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High street rules at wine and spirits competition

Published:  17 November, 2016

High street retailers such as Aldi and Marks and Spencer were the big winners at an industry awards ceremony to celebrate the biggest names in wines and spirits.

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Majestic at "tipping point" as sales rise but profits fall

Published:  17 November, 2016

Majestic faces a challenge to turn sales into profit if they are to deliver their target of £500m in sales by 2019.

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Brexit: UK wine producers to lobby UK governement over EU customs

Published:  17 November, 2016

Ada Coleman paved the way for woman in the bartending industry, although many know little about her. According to a study titled, Joint Committee on the Employment of Barmaids, published in 1905, fewer than half the bartenders in London were women.

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Deliveroo expands direct-to-consumer alcohol service with Heineken partnership

Published:  16 November, 2016

On-demand delivery service Deliveroo has joined up with Heineken to launch a new brand through which consumers will be able to get beer and cider delivered direct to their door.

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The other side of life: Anne Jones, category manager at Waitrose

Published:  16 November, 2016

Just like the extra-curricular activities many of our children get stuck into after school, having time to unwind or pursue other interests can bring extra energy and inspiration to our passionate industry.

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CAMRA calls for beer duty freeze at next budget to ease effect of economic uncertainty

Published:  16 November, 2016

The consumer organisation which campaigns for the health of the beer and pub sector is calling on the government to maintain a freeze in beer duty in the upcoming Autumn Statement and consider an additional cut in next year's budget.

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Discounter growth dips to lowest point since 2011

Published:  16 November, 2016

Sales growths across discounters Aldi and Lidl have hit their lowest level in five years as the supermarkets - led by Tesco - continue to fight back.

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New Zealand wineries in "clean-up mode" after earthquake rocks South Island

Published:  15 November, 2016

New Zealand wineries are currently cleaning up and assessing the damage caused by a 7.5 earthquake which struck the region of the North Canterbury on the South Island on Monday night.

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Major English vineyard proposition brings on board new brand ambassador

Published:  15 November, 2016

Rathfinny Estate has appointed a new brand ambassador to drive awareness of the Sussex winery ahead of the launch of its first sparkler in 2018.

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Scottish minimum pricing to impact over half of alcohol sales, while wine and premium spirits could benefit

Published:  15 November, 2016

Wine and premium brands could be the big winners of Scotland's impending minimum price legislation, it has been revealed.

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Sandeman re-launches aged tawnies to "re-affirm leadership" in fastest growing UK Port category

Published:  14 November, 2016

Sandeman is aiming to put its stamp on the tawny category with its new look range of 10, 20, 30 and 40 year-old aged tawnies.

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Indian summer and 2015 reserves help to bolster troubled Loire harvest

Published:  14 November, 2016

One of the world's preeminent winemaking regions has bounced back following a troubling year, with ideal weather conditions at the close of the season helping grapes to reach "peak levels" of ripeness.

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