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Vinho Verde reports record export figures

Published:  02 October, 2013

Vinho Verde has reasons to celebrate, with exports hitting an all-time high and the past week marking its 105th birthday as a demarcated region in Portugal.

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London wine bar group Davy's plans expansion

Published:  02 October, 2013

Family wine bar group Davy's is looking to open two new sites in the capital this year as sales grow and confidence returns to the sector.

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Maxxium UK announces Vevo partnership for its biggest Sourz ad campaign

Published:  01 October, 2013

Maxxium UK has announced its biggest above the line advertising campaign for its Sourz liqueur brand called 'This is Our Shot' and hopes to target key consumers with a link up with Vevo the video social media site.

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Published:  01 October, 2013
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LVMH chief said to be looking to his children to succeed him

Published:  01 October, 2013

Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy's chief executive officer, 64-year-old Bernard Arnault, may be grooming both his son Antoine and daughter Delphine as possible successors to the world's largest luxury goods company, according to Bloomberg News Agency.

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Heavy rain in Douro valley hits 2013 Port harvest

Published:  01 October, 2013

The 2013 Port harvest has been hit by heavy rain in the Douro valley, with 34mm falling on Pinhao last Friday and Saturday, and more expected today (Tuesday) and tomorrow.

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John Osborne to take control of PLB in the new year

Published:  30 September, 2013

John Osborne, sales director at wine agency PLB, is to take over as the company's new managing director in January when Peter Darbyshire steps down.

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La Hechicera rum launches bartender competition

Published:  30 September, 2013

La Hechicera, an aged rum from Colombia, is launching a competition called Wanderlust Columbia, which will give two bartenders from the UK the chance to live and work in the capital of Colombia, with accommodation and a month's salary.

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UK representative chosen for Champagne Ambassador's Awards 2013

Published:  30 September, 2013

The Champagne Bureau has announced the winner of the Champagne Ambassador's Awards 2013 UK final, which recognises excellence in wine education and will see the winning candidate represent the UK in the European final later this month.

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William Grant & Sons tops £1 billion turnover for second year running

Published:  30 September, 2013

William Grant & Sons, which produces and distributes leading spirits brands inculding Glenfiddich, Hendrick's Gin and Monkey Shoulder, has reported a 7% increase in sales on core brands year-on-year to hit a record topping £1.06 billion.

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Published:  27 September, 2013
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Funkin seeks Innovation Champion brand ambassador

Published:  27 September, 2013

Funkin has selected six UK bartenders to go head-to-head in the final of its competition to find an Innovation Champion brand ambassador and come up with a future concept for the range that they believe would shake up the cocktail industry.

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England rugby star opens innovative wine and coffee outlet

Published:  27 September, 2013

England rugby player and Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw has teamed up with school friend and entrepreneur Kevin Latouf to open innovative coffee shop and wine bar Black White Red in Winchester.

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Whisky Show 2013 trade day line-up announced

Published:  27 September, 2013

Over 80 whisky brands, 400 whiskies and a selection of masterclasses will be on offer at this year's Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2013 trade session, in October.

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Swig comes out of downturn with growth in sales across all sectors

Published:  27 September, 2013

Swig, the online wine retailer and distributor, has told Harpers.co.uk it is up 18% in sales since April, with growth coming from all sectors of the trade, be it direct to the on-trade and retail or through its own trading website, which alone has seen a 100% increase in sales year on year.

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New Islay distillery on the cards

Published:  27 September, 2013

Scotland's Islay is to get its ninth distillery, although plans have yet to be made public.

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UK trade's favourite French wines showcased at Absolutely Cracking tasting

Published:  27 September, 2013

Some of the wine trade's favourite French wines were on show this week at the Absolutely Cracking Wines from France tasting and Harpers is giving you the chance to win a case of specially selected wines from the event.

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Drakes Tabanco brings a taste of Jerez to Fitzrovia

Published:  27 September, 2013

In a bid to excite the sherry market, Drakes Tabanco, a traditional tavern typical of Jerez, which serves fine and rare sherries straight from the barrel, is to open in London's Fitzrovia in October.

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New Michelin Guide awards stars to top eateries

Published:  26 September, 2013

The Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2014 has awarded two London eateries, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and the Greenhouse in Mayfair, two Michelin stars each, while 15 other dining spots walked away with one star.

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Alliance Wine looks to bring new life to the traditional wine tasting

Published:  26 September, 2013

Scottish-based wine distributor Alliance Wine was the latest wine company to host a different style of tasting this week with a Latin-themed event in Glasgow complete with music, food and tango dancers.

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