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Prosecco phenomenon now lifting all sparkling sales

Published:  25 May, 2018

Rather than cannibalising other sparkling wine sales, Prosecco has been so successful in attracting consumers into the category that it is now acting as a “gateway” to other styles of fizz.

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London Wine Fair footfall up 17%

Published:  25 May, 2018

Visitor numbers to this year’s London Wine Fair increased 17% it has been revealed, putting the number of attendees at a net total of 14,250 over three days.

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LWF: Domaine Paul Mas launches ambitious estate wines

Published:  25 May, 2018

Domaine Paul Mas is to launch three new estate wines from Languedoc and Roussillon this September, to be pitched to the market at around £50 RRP.

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The week that was

Published:  25 May, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Fattorini joins Berry Bros as head of FMV London sales

Published:  24 May, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd (BB&R) has appointed Joe Fattorini as head of London sales for its in-house UK wholesale arm, Fields Morris & Verdin (FMV).

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Ridgeview unveils contemporary new look

Published:  24 May, 2018

Ridgeview has given its English wine portfolio a makeover signalling a new direction for the brand.

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LWF: Innovation theme spills outwards with new product launches

Published:  24 May, 2018

As an event for striking new deals and making new relationships, it is unsurprising that the London Wine Fair has become one of the major launchpads for new product development, with producers and importers using the fair as a stage on which to show off what they have been working hard on throughout the year.

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Napa Valley Vintners secures Certification Mark protection in UK ahead of Brexit

Published:  24 May, 2018

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has secured Certification Mark protection for the Napa Valley name in the UK.

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LWF: Hike in LWF visitors

Published:  24 May, 2018

The number of visitors to the London Wine Fair (LWF) this year, the first with Hannah Tovey at the helm, jumped “significantly” compared to the previous year’s show.

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LWF: Nicolas Feuillatte targets UK on-trade as part of global investment strategy

Published:  24 May, 2018

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is looking to the UK to replicate its success in penetrating the US on-trade with the launch of channel-specific labels, backed by major ongoing investment, promising to deliver “Champagne for the many, not the few”.

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La Châsse producer Gabriel Meffre looks to make its name in the on-trade

Published:  23 May, 2018

Rhône Valley producer Maison Gabriel Meffre is looking to expand its presence in the UK on-trade, growing on the success of its La Châsse brand in Sainsbury’s and Asda.

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Invivo appoints Benchmark Drinks distributor of Graham Norton brand

Published:  23 May, 2018

Invivo has appointed Benchmark Drinks to manage distribution of the Graham Norton wine brand.

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LWF: Champagne and Burgundy register rare pink Chardonnay Rose variety

Published:  23 May, 2018

Chardonnay Rose, a rare pink grape variety which authorities in France hope could show resistance to global warming, climate change and vine diseases, has been officially registered in France’s national catalogue of wine varieties, Harpers can reveal.

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WSET joins forces with Women of the Vine & Spirits

Published:  23 May, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has joined forces with the Women of the Vine & Spirits organisation to improve the visibility of progression paths and opportunities for women in the wine and spirits industry.

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Innovation essential if wine to curb falling consumer base

Published:  23 May, 2018

The last major innovation in the wine category was the screwcap – first introduced a couple of decades ago - and the category is going to have to seriously pick up the pace if it is to stay relevant to today’s consumer.

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LWF: Louis Latour releases alternative to expensive Pinot Noir from the Cote d’Or

Published:  22 May, 2018

Burgundy’s Louis Latour has increased UK allocations for its novel Pinot Noir wine from Beaujolais.

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LWF: Why Wine-Searcher has gone mobile first, and why you should too

Published:  22 May, 2018

Optimise your site for both mobile and desktop browsing or risk getting nudged out by the competition was the advice at a seminar on selling wine online this morning.

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Laarman grows portfolio with new premium collection

Published:  22 May, 2018

Laarman Wines has unveiled the maiden vintage of its premium Focal Point collection.

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Copestick Murray pushes ahead with Superhero wine range

Published:  22 May, 2018

Copestick Murray is pushing ahead with the development of a wine range focused on linking variety and style to superhoeros, aiming at the millennial market and consumers seeking an accessible and catchy way to engage with wine.

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LWF: Uncertainty continues to cloud Brexit debate to 2020 and beyond

Published:  21 May, 2018

With 312 days to go until the UK officially leaves the EU, the effect of economic uncertainty and how the trade is placed to take advantage of opportunities offered by Brexit formed the crux of discussions at one of the opening debates of the London Wine Fair this morning.

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