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TescoGate analysis: What next for suppliers and grocery multiples

Published:  15 October, 2014

Wine suppliers call for clarity over where multiples are headed next, as the Tesco scandal claims its first wine executive.

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TescoGate latest: Suppliers reel from Jago suspension

Published:  15 October, 2014

Tesco wine suppliers are reeling and calling for steps to be taken to bring confidence back to the supply base following the news that global BWS director Dan Jago has been suspended.

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Diageo's Parrot Bay rum ad 'appeals to children' says ASA

Published:  15 October, 2014

Diageo's latest TV ad for rum brand Parrot Bay has fallen foul of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which deemed it to be irresponsible as it appealed to children and breached the code. The advert must not appear again in its current form.

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English wine industry reaches 'historic turning point'

Published:  14 October, 2014

The English wine industry has reached an "historic turning point" says the head of one of the country's most-respected estates.

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Tesco's Dan Jago suspended as investigation into £250m profit overstatement continues

Published:  14 October, 2014

Dan Jago, Tesco's global head of wine, beer and spirits, has been suspended along with two other directors as the investigation into the £250 million accounting blackhole at the retailer continues.

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CWF boosts Prosecco range with Casa Gheller rose

Published:  14 October, 2014

Yorkshire importer and manufacturer CWF has added a rosé Prosecco from Casa Gheller winery to its range, as the UK's thirst for sparkling wine continues.

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Portuguese wine exports to UK up 10%, says ViniPortugal

Published:  14 October, 2014

Portuguese wine exports to the UK have risen 10% by volume in the first six months of 2014, compared to last year.

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Bulk wine market sluggish as 2014 harvest ends, says Ciatti

Published:  14 October, 2014

As the 2014 harvest draws to a close, the bulk wine market remains sluggish, with plentiful stocks available in most markets, says the latest report from Ciatti. 

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3D-printed food a reality, but winemakers need not worry

Published:  14 October, 2014

Winemakers have no need to worry - yet - about consumers replicating their wines through 3D printing.

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Avril Tooley on the advertising challenges and opportunities for dark spirits brands

Published:  14 October, 2014

From its invention in the 17th century gin has always had a murky reputation. Poor quality grain and low prices led to a virtual epidemic of extreme drunkenness. In fact, the impact was so great that the nickname "Mother's ruin" remains with us today.

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Former Gaucho boss, Martin Williams, promises London's best steaks at new "M" restaurant

Published:  13 October, 2014

The competition to have the best steaks in London will go up a notch next month when Martin Williams, formerly and famously of the Gaucho Group, opens his own highly ambitious steak themed restaurant in Threadneedle Street.

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Champagne Canard-Duchêne sees volumes grow 2.54%

Published:  13 October, 2014

Champagne Canard-Duchêne has seen its sales volumes grow 2.54% for the six months to July 2014, shipping almost 1.7 million bottles in that time.

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Sparkling wine sales up 15% in last year, says Kantar

Published:  13 October, 2014

Sparkling wine is the fastest-growing alcohol in Great Britain, with sales up by 15% to £541 million in the past year in the off-trade, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

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Laine Pub Company takes on original Battersea Jongleurs site

Published:  13 October, 2014

The site of the original Jongleurs comedy club in Battersea, south London, where the likes of Graham Norton, Bill Bailey and Phil Jupitus first made their name, has been transformed in to a major pub operation.

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The Glenrothes releases Vintage Reserve whisky

Published:  13 October, 2014

Vintage Reserve is the latest single malt release from award-winning Speyside distillery, The Glenrothes, distributed by Berry Bros & Rudd.

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Quintessential Brands appoints Lizzy Johnson international marketing director

Published:  13 October, 2014

Quintessential Brands, which distributes Greenall's and Bloom gins, has appointed former Diageo brand director Lizzy Johnson to lead its international marketing.

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Kleine Zalze launches Cleefs wine range for independents

Published:  13 October, 2014

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze is targeting independents with a new range of wines under the Cleefs banner.

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Crown Cellars boosts sales team as wine revenues grow 19% in past year

Published:  10 October, 2014

Carlsberg's wine and spirits on-trade arm Crown Cellars has boosted its sales team following a 19% increase in wine sales in the past 12 months.

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

Published:  10 October, 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, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Cocktail sales grow 10% in UK on-trade, says CGA

Published:  10 October, 2014

The popularity of cocktails has translated into a 10.8% sales growth spurt across the UK's bars and pubs in the past two years, with rum and mint drink Mojito coming out on top.

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