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UK trade's first chance to taste New Zealand's "best ever" vintage

Published:  01 November, 2013

The UK wine trade will get its first chance to taste wines from what is claimed could be the best New Zealand wine vintage in history at a special New Release Tasting organised by New Zealand Winegrowersin London on November 5.

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Master of Malt launches whisky and gin advent calendars

Published:  01 November, 2013

Whisky and gin lovers will get the chance to enjoy specially created advent calendars from Drinks by the Dram, part of the Master of Malt website which takes bottles of whisky and splits them into 3cl/30ml drams so customers can sample a whisky before committing to buying a bottle.

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Analysis: Australia's role in global wine shortage concerns

Published:  01 November, 2013

Buy some wine stock and lock the bottles up - a wine shortage may be on the horizon. Morgan Stanley Research released a report titled, "The Global Wine Industry" this week, calling out the risk of an impending 'shortage'.

The report has received widescale media coverage this week and a number of critics have lined up to challenge its findings.

Harpers.co.uk decided to take a look at a few of the key production countries that were reviewed in the report to see what role, if any, they may be playing, in the shortage that may or may not be on the horizon. Starting with Australia.

 

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  01 November, 2013

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Ancre Hill comes out top in first Welsh Vineyard Association awards

Published:  01 November, 2013

Ancre Hill cemented its place as Wales' premier winery by winning the sole Gold and three of the five Silvers in the inaugural Welsh Vineyard Association Awards, held on Monday 28 October at Llanerch Vineyards near Cardiff.

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Stronger supplier relations are key to tackling global wine shortage says Virgin Wines

Published:  01 November, 2013

If the global wine market is to cope with the on-going issue of consumer demand outstripping wine supply it has to focus on building stronger trade relations between buyers and producers, according to Andrew Baker, head wine buyer for Virgin Wines, the major UK wine retailer, comments on the UK market.

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Stolichnaya launches limited edition to super premium Elit series

Published:  31 October, 2013

Maxxium distributed Stolichnaya has launched the second luxury limited edition to its Elit pristine water series, exclusively into Harrods.

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Shoppers are switching to mobile phone loyalty schemes

Published:  31 October, 2013

Shoppers are now using more loyalty schemes through their mobile phones than they are using traditional card schemes kept in their wallets and purses.

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Third National Wine Week to be held in build up to Christmas

Published:  31 October, 2013

A "National Wine Week" is to be run for the third time in the lead up to Christmas in the hope of bringing focused consumer and media attention to the category.

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Industry leaders confident about global economy says Wine Vision study

Published:  31 October, 2013

Up to 75% of the wine industry executives set to attend next month's inaugural Wine Vision conference said they were "confident" or "very confident" about the global economy and its impact on the sector.

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Morgan Stanley predicts global wine shortage

Published:  30 October, 2013

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James McKenna to switch from Codorniu to Mentzendorff

Published:  30 October, 2013

James McKenna is to join Mentzendorff & Co as sales director in the new year.

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Consumer confidence hits a six year high

Published:  30 October, 2013

Consumer confidence has jumped to its highest level since 2007, according to new figures released by Nielsen.

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Average French bottle of wine now sells for £6.20 says France Summit

Published:  30 October, 2013

The average bottle of French wine in the UK off-trade sold for £6.10 in the 12 weeks up to October 22 compared to the market average of £5.24, according to figures released at last week's inaugural Harpers France Summit in London.

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Till Britze announced as 2013 winner of Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind

Published:  29 October, 2013

First Drinks has announced the winner of this year's Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind competition as Till Britze of the The Last Word, Edinburgh.

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Relationship between winemakers and wine "lovers" is like a "bad marriage"

Published:  29 October, 2013

The relationship between winemakers and wine lovers is like a bad marriage with a major disconnect between the two, according to wine consultant Clark Smith.

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DWCC 2014 heads for Montreux in Switzerland

Published:  29 October, 2013

The 2014 Digital Wine Communications Conference is to be held in Montreux, Switzerland.

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Jancis Robinson MW gives her backing for formal wine education

Published:  28 October, 2013

Jancis Robinson OBE MW has given her backing for structured formal wine education at a special event for Diploma graduates of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in New York.

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Climate change not about winners and losers, hears conference

Published:  25 October, 2013

The climate change debate should not be viewed as who are going to the winners and losers of rising global temperatures, according to Christian Holthausen of English producer Nyetimber.

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Climate change could render wine countries unfit for growth

Published:  25 October, 2013

Climate change could see large swathes of the world's current wine-producing countries become unsuitable for growing grapes by 2050, according to a debate at today's Digital Wine Communications Conference.

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