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England's failure results in poor World Cup for beer and cider brands

Published:  15 July, 2014

Later kick off times and England's poor performance combined to have a knock-on effect on what were disappointing sales of beers and lagers during the first half of the World Cup, according to the latest Nielsen data.

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Setting the record straight: Pernod Ricard UK says fake wine reports are two years old

Published:  15 July, 2014

Pernod Ricard has issued a media statement refuting stories run by the Daily Mail, the Metro, The Independent, The Mirror and The Times in recent days that named Jacob's Creek as one of the wine brands that are on sale in some local off-licences that could be counterfeit and potentially harmful. 

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The Ledbury named as London's "Ultimate" restaurant for third year running

Published:  15 July, 2014

The Ledbury has scored a hat-trick of wins in the Ultimate Restaurant List 2014 which picks its winners based on an aggregate of all other dining awards and ratings.

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Your chance to enter and nominate brands for the Harpers Global Design Awards

Published:  14 July, 2014

If you have seen or worked with an exciting new drinks in the last 12 months then you can now nominate them to receive special recognition in the Harpers Global Design Awards.

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Pernod Ricard acquires majority stake in Avión Spirits as it targets US for growth

Published:  14 July, 2014

Pernod Ricard has made its second major acquisition this year with its almost $100 million investment to acquire an 84% stake in Avión Spirits.

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Scotland win the World Cup...Harpers Predictions game!

Published:  14 July, 2014

James Macdonald of Burlington Drinks can hold his head up high today as the canniest, wisest football tipster in the UK wine and spirits industry as he came out top in the Harpers World Cup Predictathon.

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T.E.D signs up ethical wine suppliers for new sustainable restaurant

Published:  14 July, 2014

 

New London restaurant, T.E.D, which stands for Think.Eat.Drink, promises to offer "green gourmet" dining with its sustainable, ethically sourced menu complete with organic and biodynamic wine list.

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David Beckham's Haig Club whisky goes on sale in Selfridges

Published:  14 July, 2014

David Beckham's exclusive new whisky, Haig Club, that he has developed with Diageo, is now exclusively on sale at Selfridges in London until the end of July before being rolled out to wider distribution.

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Bibendum's launches 15-strong sake range for UK on-trade and independents

Published:  14 July, 2014

Last week marked the offical launch of Bibendum's new range of sakes to the on-trade and independent merchants in the UK.

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UK spirits market is "more polarised than ever" says new William Grant & Sons report

Published:  14 July, 2014

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William Grant Sons

The branded spirits market is "more polarised than ever" and offers big opportunities for premium brands, according to the latest business report from William Grant & Sons UK, formerly know as First Drinks.

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Tesco Wine Fairs set to attact 15,000 visitors to shows this autumn

Published:  11 July, 2014

Tesco Wine Fairs are set to return this coming autumn at five locations throughout the UK, including a switch to Earls Court in London to cope with the expected increase in visitors.

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Tim Atkin on Moore, Banks and Batty in his World Cup memories

Published:  11 July, 2014

The World Cup final is only two days to go and who better to get you in the mood than wine critic, broadcaster and more importantly Tottenham Hotspur fan (we think!), Tim Atkin MW. Here are his World Cup memories:

 

 

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World Cup drinks sales to top £1bn but dry up as tournament reaches its end

Published:  11 July, 2014

As we enter the final stage of the World Cup it seems the great British public is ready to put down its pint glass as well as turn off the football on television.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  11 July, 2014

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

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Australian premium wine not growing as fast as key competitors

Published:  11 July, 2014

Australian wine is not growing as fast at the premium end of the market as key competing countries like France, according to figures from Nielsen.

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Glenmorangie Pride 1978 is my finest whisky yet, says Dr Bill Lumsden

Published:  11 July, 2014

Glenmorangie claims its new release, Pride 1978, which has been extra matured in casks of Grand Cru claret wine, is its most exclusive launch yet and follows on the success of the Pride 1981 which was released in 2011.

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UK wine buyers to look more closely at alcohol levels, says Portman chief

Published:  11 July, 2014

UK wine buyers will start factoring alcohol content into their buying decisions on the back of a new Responsibility Deal pledge around lower alcohol house wines, says Portman Group chief Henry Ashworth. 

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Frescobaldi family to open first UK restaurant

Published:  10 July, 2014

Acclaimed Italian wine family, the Frescobaldis, is to open its first standalone restaurant and wine bar in the UK.

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Calling all drinks businesses: share your Responsibility Deal successes

Published:  10 July, 2014

Following this week's public backing of the drinks industry by the government for the work it has done to comply with the Responsibility Deal, Harpers is now giving drinks businesses the chance to share and publicise the efforts they have made.

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Tanqueray No Ten gin launches new bottle and rooftop pop up bar

Published:  10 July, 2014

Tanqueray No Ten is celebrating its new art deco bottle design with a rooftop pop-up bar in central London.

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