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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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Whisky fans name Glenmorangie single malt Taghta

Published:  26 September, 2013

Glenmorangie, which is running a crowd-sourcing Cask Masters whisky creation programme aimed at getting members of the public involved in the whisky-making process, has announced the winner of a contest run last month to name the single malt, confirming it will be called Taghta, which is the Gaelic word for "chosen".

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London Wine Fair 2014 sees return of key exhibitors

Published:  26 September, 2013

A raft of UK agents and importers absent from last year's London International Wine Fair have signed up to exhibit at the newly branded London Wine Fair at Olympia, London, on June 2-4 2014.

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Hawksmoor duo to open Foxlow restaurant in November

Published:  25 September, 2013

The team behind Hawksmoor is set to open a 100-cover restaurant and bar on St John Street in Clerkenwell, London.

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WSTA launches campaign for duty escalator to be scrapped early

Published:  25 September, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is today starting a campaign to get the alcohol duty escalator scrapped a year early.

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Sud de France crowns Sommelier of the Year 2013

Published:  25 September, 2013

Sud de France has announced the winner of its coveted Sommelier of the Year title - Adam Pawlowski of Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote.

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Top speakers announced for France Summit 2013

Published:  25 September, 2013

A line-up of top speakers from all sectors of the trade is being pulled together for Harpers' inaugural France Summit, which will be held at London's St Ermin's hotel on October 22.

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Abbotts & Delaunay appoints new oenologist

Published:  25 September, 2013

Languedoc-Roussillon specialists Abbotts & Delaunay have appointed a new agronomist and oenologist, Hilde Chevillot, to replace winemaker Vincent Charleux.

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Seventh edition of the World Atlas of Wine to be released

Published:  24 September, 2013

Hugh Johnson & Jancis Robinson, authors of the iconic publication The World Atlas of Wine, are releasing the seventh edition both digitally and in hardback on October 7, 2013.

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