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Three Barrels launches 50cl and undergoes image revamp

Published:  14 December, 2012

Three Barrels has announced the launch of a 50cl VSOP in a bid to meet growing consumer demand for a selection of premium spirits across a range of price points.

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McGuigan Wines joins forces with MasterChef's John Torode

Published:  14 December, 2012

McGuigan Wines has teamed up with celebrity chef John Torode to work on a wine and food-matching project aimed at making wine enjoyment more accessible to the consumer.

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Portugal buyers' trip: Peter Ingram

Published:  14 December, 2012

On the back of the Harpers buyers' trip through Portugal's Alentejo, Tejo and Peninsula de Setúbal regions, Peter Ingram, buyer for Vagabond Wines, tells Harpers what stood out for him and why he sees the indigenous variety as the country's strength.

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Wines from Rioja announces Cambridge Wine Merchants as Retailer of the Year Competition

Published:  14 December, 2012

Wines from Rioja has announced the winners of its Retailer of the Year Competition as Cambridge Wine Merchants with runner-up, The Longship, Orkney.

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BAR offers full British drinks service to event organisers in 2013

Published:  13 December, 2012


Event and venue organisers will be able to offer a full range of award winning British drinks and produce thanks to a new service launching early in 2013.

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Big brands to start making money from social media in 2013, says new report

Published:  13 December, 2012

2013 will be the year that big brands and advertisers can finally expect to start making money from social media sites, according to media analysts Millward Brown.

 

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Burgundy 2011 en primeur barrel samples on show

Published:  13 December, 2012

Fine wine merchant Goedhuis & Co will be providing a snapshot of the Burgundy 2011 en primeur offering at its tasting early next year.

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Portugal buyers' trip: Jess Lomas

Published:  13 December, 2012

On the back of the Harpers Portuguese buyers' trip Jess Lomas, manager of Peckhams Glasgow tells us what stood out for her and what she learned from visiting the Alentejo, Tejo and Península de Setúbal regions.

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Northern Restaurant & Bar show larger in 2013

Published:  12 December, 2012

The north's hospitality trade show, Northern Restaurant & Bar, has announced it will be 20% larger on its return to Manchester Central in March 2013.

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Ruinart releases 1998 vintage rosé Champagne

Published:  12 December, 2012

Ruinart has released its 1998 rosé Champagne - its first vintage rosé in five years.

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New wine shop goes online

Published:  12 December, 2012

Having opened the doors to New Street Wine Shop in September, D&D London is taking the store's wine offering online.

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London on-trade outperforms regions for eighth consecutive month

Published:  12 December, 2012

Restaurants and pubs inside the M25 outperformed the rest of the country in November for the eighth month in a row, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Oxford Wine Company ups Champagne focus

Published:  12 December, 2012

The Oxford Wine Company, which runs five wine shops, is upping its focus on Champagne with a special tasting room at its Tetbury store.

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Lidl 'collectors' item' malt whisky sells out within days

Published:  12 December, 2012

The 33-year-old Lidl own-label single malt whisky, which was deemed a "collectors' item", sold its entire stock within just three days of being on the shelves.

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Champagne Taittinger UK brand ambassador Justin Llewelyn dies

Published:  11 December, 2012

Champagne Taittinger UK brand ambassador Justin Llewelyn, who played a pivotal role in the development of the sales and image of the brand over 40 years, has died.

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Big growth in exhibitors to World Bulk Wine show

Published:  11 December, 2012

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition held in Amsterdam in November saw a 30% increase in exhibitors on last year.

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Lurton family giving New World wines 'more roots and identity'

Published:  11 December, 2012

New World wines 'need to find more roots and identity', says a member of the Lurton family, at the same time as his cousin expands his operation to California.

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Maison Louis Latour expands in Beaujolais

Published:  11 December, 2012

Maison Louis Latour has taken control of Château des Labourons in Beaujolais and is calling on other companies to buy land and launch new estates in order to build the region's reputation.

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Bordeaux's Lurton family 'find synergies' working together

Published:  11 December, 2012

Bordeaux's prestigious Lurton family is working together to "find synergies" and promote their wines as part of the 13-strong family collective.

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Justin Howard-Sneyd MW launches wine consultancy

Published:  11 December, 2012

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, global wine director of Direct Wines, is to set up a new wine consultancy, The Hive Wine Consulting.

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