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Low alcohol brewing company announces initial release

Published:  14 November, 2016

Big Drop Brewing Co., the UK's "first" brewing company dedicated to making <0.5% ABV beer, is about to launch its first beer.

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Legal clarity is overdue for Scotch whisky 'finishing'

Published:  14 November, 2016

Whisky and particularly Scotch is perhaps the most litigious subject of all spirits. Quite rightly its firm tradition and great export sales are protected by intellectual property rights. Yet a gap has emerged which is widening and worrying.

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Wine wholesalers and distributors in "good shape" to overcome Brexit uncertainty

Published:  11 November, 2016

The majority of UK wine wholesalers and distributors are in surprisingly good shape to cope with any Brexit fallout, a new report has found.

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Malbec and beyond: What's next for Argentina?

Published:  11 November, 2016

One of the great New World success stories is the rise of Argentinian Malbec, which has become the go-to grape for both supermarket shoppers and trendy restaurants in the UK and also worldwide.

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

Published:  11 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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Campari launches pre-mixed Negroni cocktail, as "in" becomes "the new out" for consumers

Published:  10 November, 2016

Campari is looking to capitalise on the trend towards premium cocktails in the off-trade with the launch of a ready-to-drink Negroni cocktail.

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Brexit minister begins talks with the WSTA to discuss how to manage leaving the EU

Published:  10 November, 2016

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) met Brexit minister David Jones last week to discuss how the industry can protect trade and the 600,000 of jobs currently supporting the UK wines and spirits industry.

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Independent tasting SITT to be taken over by Harpers publisher

Published:  10 November, 2016

Harpers' publisher, Agile Media Ltd, is pleased to announced that is taking over the running and full responsibility of SITT - the leading tasting for Independents from the on- and off-trade.

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Institute welcomes 18 new MWs

Published:  10 November, 2016

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has inducted 18 new Masters of Wine to its prestigious roster.

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Coravin looking to boost global expansion

Published:  09 November, 2016

American wine preservation company Coravin has completed the first round of a $22.5 million (£18.1 million) equity financing campaign to rapidly accelerate its global reach.

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A first look at President Trump: How are the markets reacting?

Published:  09 November, 2016

While Americans are reeling from what is being dubbed the "Brexit of the US", it's déjà vu for us here in the UK this morning.

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Memorial service to be held for friends and colleagues of beloved trade member, Ben Campbell-Johnston

Published:  09 November, 2016

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Friarwood puts fine wine online

Published:  08 November, 2016

Independent fine wine merchant Friarwood has launched its first e-commerce service, opening up its collection of fine wines to same day and next delivery.

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Fever Tree sees strong growth in demand for premium mixers

Published:  08 November, 2016

Premium tonic water producer, Fever Tree, is in line to jump ahead of predictions in the second half of 2016, with analysts predicting full-year UK sales growth of 95%.

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White wines of the Douro: Emerging from fortified's shadow

Published:  08 November, 2016

Famous for its Port fortified wines, far less is understood about the Douro's long history of white winemaking.

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M&S to close 60 clothing and home stores but grow its Simply Food chain

Published:  08 November, 2016

Marks & Spencer is planning a major re-structure to focus on its food and drinks offering, after profits plunged 88%.

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WSET expands into the Czech Republic

Published:  07 November, 2016

The Czech Republic has become the latest European country to offer courses in wines and spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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Anne Burchett to leave Sopexa

Published:  07 November, 2016

Anne Burchett has resigned as her role as MD of the UK & Ireland at food, beverage and lifestyle marketing agency, Sopexa.

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Jackson Family Wines launches new international distribution strategy for flagship wineries

Published:  07 November, 2016

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has upped the global distribution of two of its top Californian wineries, Cardinale and Vérité, to increase supply outside of the US and Canada.

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Jago looks to grow WSTA membership and "unite the trade" ahead of Brexit

Published:  07 November, 2016

New WSTA chairman Dan Jago has said he wants to strengthen the trade body by including more members in order to face the "monumental" challenge posed by Brexit head-on.

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