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Bottle Green appointed agent for Casa Silva's Doña Dominga

Published:  19 August, 2013

Chilean wine producer Casa Silva has appointed Bottle Green as the new agent for its wine brand Doña Dominga in the UK.

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Trade speaks out on lower-alcohol wines

Published:  16 August, 2013

The trade has hit back at the government's renewed efforts to encourage producers to manufacture lower-alcohol alternatives in a bid to reduce alcohol abuse among the middle-classes.

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Pernod Ricard launches Jameson City Editions

Published:  16 August, 2013

Pernod Ricard-owned Irish Distillers is targeting international jet setters with a new-look range of Jameson whiskey.

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Consumers more brand loyal in recession, finds report

Published:  16 August, 2013

Retailers and leading grocery and drinks brands are ideally placed to win consumer loyalty, according to advertising agency JWT's latest Austerity Index report.

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LIVE NEWS BLOG: Trade split over government's low-alcohol plans

Published:  16 August, 2013

3.30pm, Friday, August 16 The wine and spirits trade is split over the government's renewed efforts to encourage producers to manufacture lower-alcohol alternatives in a bid to reduce alcohol abuse among the middle-classes.

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Stephen Moss appointed chairman of Bibendum

Published:  16 August, 2013

Stephen Moss CBE is to replace Peter Espenhahn as chairman of Bibendum.

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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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