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Gavin Quinney scoops Special Recognition accolade at French Wine Awards

Published:  23 October, 2013

Gavin Quinney, the English winemaker who owns and produces wine at Château Bauduc in Bordeaux, has won the Special Recognition Award at the first Harpers French Wine Awards.

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Live report from the France Summit 2013

Published:  22 October, 2013

The darling of the UK market, France, is being celebrated today at St Ermin's Hotel in London, with players in all channels coming together to discuss the importance and future of the UK's favourite wine-producing country.

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Champagne Piper-Heidsieck releases festive gift packs

Published:  22 October, 2013

Piper-Heidsieck has released a gift box range featuring three of its Champagnes, aimed at the Christmas market.

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Spar Ireland pilots new Wine Wizard app to aid selection

Published:  22 October, 2013

Spar stores in Ireland are piloting a new wine app, available on iPhone and in-store iPad kiosks, designed to aid wine selection.

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Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind 2013 finalists announced

Published:  22 October, 2013

The number of finalists competing for the Glenfiddich Malt Mastermind 2013 title has been increased from six to seven, due to the high calibre of the candidates.

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Bon Coeur marks 20 years with portfolio expansion

Published:  22 October, 2013

North Yorkshire independent wholesaler Bon Coeur Fine Wines has launched its largest portfolio to date on the back of its 20-year trading anniversary.

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Celebrate the fourth annual Champagne Day on October 25

Published:  22 October, 2013

Pop the Champagne and get ready to celebrate the fourth annual International Champagne Day this Friday, October 25.

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Jean Lenoir releases educational tool Le Nez du Whisky

Published:  22 October, 2013

Jean Lenoir, the famed "Nose" and creator of the Le Nez du Vin, is releasing a new book-style case with 54 aromas focused on the different essences of whisky with Le Nez du Whisky.

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Origin Wine hires Phil Reedman MW to cover Australia

Published:  21 October, 2013
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Leading UK wine trade figures head to London for first France Summit

Published:  21 October, 2013

Leading figures from across the UK wine trade will be attending tomorrow's inaugural Harpers France Summit that will look at how well the industry is sourcing, promoting and selling French wine across the on and off-trades.

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EU and Canada trade agreement will benefit UK wine and spirits

Published:  21 October, 2013

Negotiations concluded last week for a Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada, which will help UK distillers and wine producers import and compete more easily in Canada.

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Spirits companies should work harder to protect margins, warns Rabobank

Published:  21 October, 2013

If spirit companies are to generate growth in a depressed market they are better to concentrate on protecting margins than trying to drive volumes, according to Rabobank, financial experts for the drinks industry.

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Wines of Argentina launches Instagram campaign

Published:  21 October, 2013

Wines of Argentina has launched a new Instagram campaign, The Wine Caption, calling on consumers to post any images that capture the spirit of Argentina, with the winning photo becoming the centrepiece of a global ad campaign in 2014 and the photographer sent on a five-day all-expenses-paid trip to Argentina.

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Whisky experts unveil plans for £10m Glasgow distillery

Published:  21 October, 2013

A team of whisky experts have unveiled plans to build a distillery in Glasgow city centre, on the banks of the River Clyde.

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Level of wine duty fraud would make it biggest player in UK market, says Conviviality chief

Published:  18 October, 2013

According to Keith Webb, franchise director of Conviviality Retail, a loss of 11% of wine to duty fraud is a "huge proportion of the market" and would "make it the single biggest retailer of wine in the country".

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Penfolds recorking clinic to return to London

Published:  18 October, 2013

Iconic Australian wine brand Penfolds will be hosting a recorking clinic, the first in five years, on October 22 at the Berkeley hotel in London, offering collectors and owners an opportunity to have their wines examined and recorked if necessary.

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By the Glass UK forecasts double-digit growth

Published:  18 October, 2013

By the Glass UK, the wine-preservation system manufacturer is expecting double-digit growth for 2013/14 on the back of it exceeding its previous 12 months' turnover in the first six months of this year.

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Late Champagne harvest should still bring good balanced vintage

Published:  18 October, 2013
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Treasury Wine Estates sets the standard for Californian 2013 vintage

Published:  18 October, 2013

The 2013 Californian wine harvest is set to be "truly outstanding" if a review of some of the premium vineyards of Treasury Wine Estates by Harpers.co.uk is replicated across the state.

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Nola becomes first bar outside US to receive the Seal of the Sazerac

Published:  17 October, 2013

London's Nola has become the first bar outside of North America to receive the Seal of the Sazerac from the New Orleans Culinary Preservation Society.

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