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Pledge of national pub review confirmed followed leaked Labour manifesto

Published:  17 May, 2017

Members of the pub trade have welcomed the news that the need for a national review to determine the future of local pubs has been included in the Labour Party’s 2017 election manifesto.

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Be At One secures Bournemouth site

Published:  17 May, 2017

Cocktail bar group Be At One is set to open its second bar on the South Coast, in Bournemouth, as part of its national expansion strategy.

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TWE ‘male’ duo signs up as official London Craft Beer Festival wine

Published:  17 May, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has signed a deal for its two ‘male millennial’ ranges to become official wine sponsors of London Craft Beer Festival (LCBF).

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Trivento to break into ‘national consciousness’ via barbecue link

Published:  16 May, 2017

Concha Y Toro has turned the spotlight on Trivento with a new campaign designed to push the Argentinian wine as the ‘official wine of barbecue’.

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The Wine Society 'click & collect' to improve flexibility

Published:  16 May, 2017

The Wine Society has introduced a ‘click & collect’ service that allows members to have their wine delivered straight to a local store.

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Liberty Wines apprenticeship scheme returns

Published:  16 May, 2017

Liberty Wines’ apprentice scheme is once again open, offering one - or possibly two - plucky newcomers the chance to get ahead in the world of premium wine.

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Simpsons Wine Estate launches first wine

Published:  16 May, 2017

A Kent vineyard has launched its first wine after planting its first vines in 2014.

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Santa Rita creates new UK business role

Published:  15 May, 2017

South American wine company Santa Rita Estates has created a new role to reinforce its “commitment” to the UK market.

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Bellwether to tap ‘less but better’ trend

Published:  15 May, 2017

Bellwether Wines is hoping to tap the trend for drinking ‘less but better’ with a focus wines sitting in the ‘mid-price’ bracket in its 2017/18 portfolio.

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Amber Beverage acquires stake in Cellar Trends

Published:  15 May, 2017

Amber Beverage Group has acquired a stake in Cellar Trends – a move that marks the Baltic company’s first entrance into the UK.

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Innis & Gunn reveal rapid expansion plans

Published:  15 May, 2017

Independent Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has announced a roster of new appointments as it plans to expand its reach into the rest of the UK and to new international markets.

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New MD at Nicolas Feuillatte

Published:  12 May, 2017

The world’s third biggest Champagne brand has appointed a new managing director to lead the company into the future.

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Diageo challenges £107m tax bill

Published:  12 May, 2017

HMRC has ordered spirits giant Diageo to pay a whopping tax bill of £107m as part of an investigation into ‘diverted profits’.

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The week that was: Top news, Q&As and opinion

Published:  12 May, 2017

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.

Top Stories: Small to medium sized businesses showing dynamic growth included several prominent wine and spirits companies in a list compiled by the London Stock Exchange Group.

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New head honcho for the LWF

Published:  11 May, 2017

 

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Carmen appoints new winemaker

Published:  11 May, 2017

Chilean winery Viña Carmen has appointed a new winemaker – Emily Faulconer - as part of a strategy to ‘reinstate’ the value of the terroir.

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Côtes du Rhône unveils ‘sophisticated’ UK push

Published:  11 May, 2017

Rhône Valley Vineyards has unveiled its 2017 Côtes du Rhône campaign

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Berry Bros & Rudd reveals ‘accessible' own-label wine collection

Published:  10 May, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has launched a range of wines priced from £7.95 in a bid to provide greater accessibility.

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Chapel Down, Lanchester Wines and Fever Tree named top SMEs

Published:  10 May, 2017

A number of key players in the drinks industry have been named in a list which celebrates the UK’s fastest growing small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).

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Rio Ferdinand captains new Captain Morgan push

Published:  10 May, 2017

Diageo has signed ex-England football captain Rio Ferdinand to head up a new global TV campaign for the rum brand. 
The commercial, which kicks off today in the UK, features Ferdinand and brand ambassador Captain Morgan, and is focused on the former’s insatiable appetite for ‘fun and infectious’ humour. T

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