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Trade must move with the times, says Cochrane

Published:  16 August, 2013

Traditional wine intermediaries and distributors risk going out of business if they do not adapt and move with the changing face of the industry, according to Richard Cochrane, head of Spanish producer, Félix Solís, in the UK.

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Affluent parts of UK put fizz back into Champagne sales

Published:  16 August, 2013

Champagne corks are beginning to pop again in more affluent pockets of the UK, while sparkling wine continues to be "a runaway success" across the board, according to recent trade figures.

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Last call for entries to Wines of Germany's Get it On... competition

Published:  15 August, 2013

As Wines of Germany's Get it On... competition gathers pace, it is seeing more than 70 wineries jostling for listings in the UK.

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Big names sign up for Wine Vision

Published:  15 August, 2013

Some of the biggest names in the global wine industry will be heading to London in November to take part in Harpers' inaugural Wine Vision conference.

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Oddbins to reward inspirational teachers

Published:  15 August, 2013

On the day thousands of students receive their A-level results, Oddbins thinks it is time to reward the inspirational teachers who taught them, by asking customers to nominate 10 they think deserve a case of wine for their hard work.

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US wine exports on track for new record

Published:  15 August, 2013

Exports of US wine rose by 6% in value in the first six months of 2013, putting the industry on course for a new record, despite a drop in volumes.

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July heatwave boosted retail sales, says ONS

Published:  15 August, 2013

Signs that the economy is slowly improving are enhanced today with the release of the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that confirm retail sales grew strongly in July.

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Multi-site indies form new merchants' group

Published:  15 August, 2013

A leading group of multi-site independent wine merchants has teamed up with Harpers to set up a new networking group to not only help each other but offer advice and support to the rest of the independent trade.

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Funkin signs up X Factor's Alexandra Burke

Published:  14 August, 2013

Cocktail mixer Funkin has introduced X Factor winner Alexandra Burke as the face of its new campaign "Your Bar. Your Rules".

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Codorníu announces death of David Edwards of Codorníu Raventós

Published:  14 August, 2013

Codorníu has announed that David Edwards, of Codorníu Raventós, has died having contracted a post-operative infection following a heart transplant.

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Barwell & Jones adds Argentinian wine

Published:  14 August, 2013

UK wine agency Barwell & Jones is to distribute Argentina's Zorzal wines.

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France Summit to reveal thoughts of most important French influencers in the UK

Published:  14 August, 2013

What the 100 most influential figures involved in French wine in the UK think of the category will be a central focus of the Harpers France Summit in October.

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Diageo launches Belgian chocolate Baileys variant

Published:  14 August, 2013

Diageo has launched a chocolate variant of its cream liqueur brand Baileys.

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O'Hara's Spiced Rum targets young adults in premium on-trade

Published:  14 August, 2013

New to the UK market following a soft launch in South Yorkshire, O'Hara's Spiced Rum is a mixture of unaged, three and five-year-old Guyana rums and a five-year-old Trinidad and Tobago rum.

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New whisky event in Monte Carlo aimed at investors

Published:  14 August, 2013

Whisky expert Charles MacLean is to head up an exclusive three-day whisky event in Monte Carlo aimed at investors, collectors and connoisseurs, and 50 golden tickets, priced €5,000 each, will give holders access to whiskies said to have a collective value of €500,000.

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Children exposed to images of drunkenness via social media

Published:  14 August, 2013

More than a third of children have seen pictures of their drunk friends on social media, according to new research.

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Penfolds teams up with D&D London

Published:  13 August, 2013

Australian wine brand Penfolds is to partner restaurant group D&D London.

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Tesco unveils "transformed" BWS aisle at new concept stores

Published:  13 August, 2013

Tesco has unveiled what it is a calling a "completely transformed" beers, wines and spirits aisle which is part of its new concept stores which opened this week in Watford, Coventry and Purley designed to become retail destinations for its customers.

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New recipe for Havana Club rum

Published:  13 August, 2013

Cuban rum Havana Club has changed the recipe for its Havana Club Añejo Especial expression to create a "sweeter taste profile".

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Judges lined up for Wines of Spain Awards 2013

Published:  13 August, 2013

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