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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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Chris Stroud's World Cup Memories with Saudi Arabia, Roger Milla and Bryan Robson

Published:  10 July, 2014
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Professor Dame Joan Stringer first chair of Scotch Whisky Action Fund

Published:  10 July, 2014

Leading academic Professor Dame Joan Stringer, known for her work on championing equality, is to become the first chair of the Scotch Whisky Action Fund, set up to tackle alcohol-related harm.

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UK wine market expected to grow in value by 6% by 2018

Published:  10 July, 2014

The UK wine market is expected to grow in value by 6.1% to £13.14 billion by 2018, with volume growth forecast to pick up again in 2017.

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?Roussillon's Maison Cazes buys vineyard in Maury

Published:  09 July, 2014

Maison Cazes, the Rivesaltes-based producer, has expanded its Roussillon holdings by buying a new vineyard in Maury.

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Over 55s increasingly happy with new smart technology to buy online

Published:  09 July, 2014

Drinks brands and retailers looking to target the key over 55 grey market should do so through smartphones, tablets and the internet as the older generation becomes increasingly comfortable with technology.

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Over 55s want to be marekted to through smart technology

Published:  09 July, 2014
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Adam Withrington on New Order, Ghana, Suarez and his World Cup memories

Published:  09 July, 2014

Well that was a bit like watching a car crash in slow motion. Too many bad memories if you happen to be Brazilian, but dreamland for the Germans. To help bring us back down to earth we turn to Adam Withrington, PR manager at Treasury Wine Estates for his World Cup Memories.

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BrewDog opens 20th bar at its headquaters

Published:  09 July, 2014

BrewDog continues to dominate the UK craft beer scene is opening its seventh bar this year and its 15th bar in the UK called DogTap at its headquarters in Aberdeenshire.

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Screw cap grows in popularity in UK and Australia, but Americans lag behind

Published:  09 July, 2014

Americans are still wary of screw cap closures for wine, while their British and Australian counterparts are much more accepting.

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Australia-Japan trade agreement could boost Oz wine industry

Published:  09 July, 2014

Australia's wine industry got a shot in the arm yesterday as the Japan Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) was signed, which will offer 97% of Australia exports to Japan preferential or duty free access to Japan's $5 trillion market.

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South Africa's record bulk wine growth slows

Published:  09 July, 2014

South Africa's record growth in bulk exports of wine to the UK has slowed, with figures from VinPro showing no increase on last year.

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Retailers and suppliers yet to crack low-alcohol wine, says Harpers report

Published:  09 July, 2014

Try as it might, the UK wine trade has yet to crack the low-alcohol wine category, according to a new Harpers report published today.

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Spanish restaurant chain, MasQMenos, opens in London

Published:  08 July, 2014

MasQMenos, the Spanish restaurant chain, is to open its first UK site in Holborn in London offering what it claims will be "Spanish gastronomy in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere".

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