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Tesco's credit rating downgraded to 'negative' by Standard & Poor

Published:  30 April, 2014

The UK's largest retailer Tesco has had its credit rating downgraded by Standard & Poor following a "greater than anticipated" decline in like-for-like sales and lower profitability.

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New Zealand wine exports grow 9.2%

Published:  30 April, 2014

New Zealand wine exports topped NZ$1.3 billion annually for the first time in March, up 9.2% on the previous year, according to figures from Statistics New Zealand.

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Cellar Trends' sales director Malcolm Rigby retires

Published:  30 April, 2014

Cellar Trends' sales director Malcolm Rigby is to retire after a 15-year career at the drinks distributor.

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Jägermeister to leave Cellar Trends and set up its own UK distribution company

Published:  29 April, 2014
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McWilliam's revamps entire wine range to stand out in "staid" Australian category

Published:  29 April, 2014

 

McWilliam's, the family-owned Australian producer, has completely overhauled its portfolio of brands to ensure it has the right wines at the right price points for its target consumers.

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Noma reclaims the title of World's Best Restaurant

Published:  29 April, 2014
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Hallgarten outsources logistics to London City Bond

Published:  29 April, 2014

Hallgarten Druitt and Novum Wines has switched its in-house warehousing operations to London City Bond.

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Menopausal women are the target for new US wine brand - Hot Flash Wines

Published:  28 April, 2014

A new wine business targeting menopausal women has been set up in the United States called Hot Flash Wines.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  28 April, 2014
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Beefeater launches limited edition gin to mark visitor centre opening

Published:  28 April, 2014

Beefeater Gin is launching a limited edition gin in celebration of next month's opening of Beefeater London: The Home of Gin, which will be the first dedicated gin distillery visitor centre in London

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Harpers Awards announces its finalists for 2014

Published:  28 April, 2014

Restaurants, bars, sommeliers, multiple grocers, drinks websites, independent wine merchants, suppliers and brand owners will all come together on June 2 in the hope of winning a trophy at the Harpers Awards 2014.

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Drinks trade on track to remove 1 billion units of alcohol

Published:  28 April, 2014

The drinks industry is on track to remove 1 billion units of alcohol from the market by the end of 2015, according to a report by the Department of Health.

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Bordeaux negociants discount badly-priced 2013 wines

Published:  28 April, 2014

Buyers are showing a continued lack of confidence in Bordeaux's 2013 en primeur campaign while badly priced wines are being discounted, said Bordeaux negociants Monday. 

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Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling launches in Tesco Express

Published:  28 April, 2014

Germany's well-known Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling wine has grown its UK supermarket distribution with a Tesco Express listing at around 1,000 stores.

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

Published:  25 April, 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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BBC's Graham Norton make his own wine to raise money for Elton John Aids Foundation

Published:  25 April, 2014

When you settle down tonight to watch the Graham Norton show on BBC1 you might like to know the wine he and his guests drink will soon be helping to raise money to combat Aids as part of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

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Port wine producer Symington Family Estates releases three 'en primeur' 2012 Ports

Published:  25 April, 2014

Symington Family Estates is releasing three very limited 2012 Ports that are up for sale prior to the public release of the wines, which in some cases won't be available to the market until 2020 at the earliest.

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English wine producer Chapel Down sees sales fall after recent poor grape harvests

Published:  25 April, 2014

English wine and beer producer, Chapel Down, suffered a 24% sales volume drop due to smaller yields from the 2011 and 2012 grape harvests. It has, though, increased overall sales revenue by 4% by raising the average selling price of its wines by 10% during the past financial year.

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Retail industry boosted by strong spring and Easter sales

Published:  24 April, 2014

Overall retail sales continue to grow strongly and will pick up further in May, according to the CBI's latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

 

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Kingsland Wine & Spirits ditches Legacy name

Published:  24 April, 2014

Manchester-based Kingsland Wine & Spirits and Legacy Wines will now be known as Kingsland after stakeholders called for the name to be simplified.

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