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CVNE acquires Cava producer Roger Goulart

Published:  22 January, 2018

Compañia Vinicola del Norte de España (CVNE) has ventured outside Rioja for the first time with the purchase of Cava D.O. producer Roger Goulart.

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McPherson reveals ‘unique’ wines to celebrate 50 anniversary

Published:  22 January, 2018

Australian winery McPherson Wine Co has revealed a raft of activity to celebrate its 50 birthday, including a number of exclusive wines.

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UK bound: French Wine Discoveries

Published:  22 January, 2018

It can be a double-edged sword being a French winemaker.

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Hambledon extends educational programme with WSET courses

Published:  22 January, 2018

Hambledon Vineyard has added WSET courses to its education and personal development programme on a permanent basis.

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Albariño to become important white variety in the Western Cape

Published:  22 January, 2018

Albariño is poised to become an important white variety in the Western Cape, according to leading viticulturist Dean Leppan

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Gordon & MacPhail re-structure recognises UK single malt sales

Published:  19 January, 2018

Malt whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail has announced the integration of the UK market into its global sales strategy to build on the strength of UK-wide sales.

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Rise of German cool climate wine leads to UK's first German Pinot Noir tasting

Published:  19 January, 2018

Britain’s first ever German Pinot Noir tasting is to take place in London, in March this year, Harpers can reveal.

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UK to be overtaken by the US as the world’s bigger importer of sparkling

Published:  19 January, 2018

The UK’s status as the biggest importer of sparkling wines will be challenged over the next three years, with the US due to take the top spot by 2021.

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The week that was

Published:  19 January, 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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No Christmas cheer for restaurant and pub groups

Published:  19 January, 2018

Restaurant and pub groups across the UK recorded a marginal decline in sales during the festive season, with drink-led businesses claiming the best of the festive trade.

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Jascots turns focus on organic following surging sales

Published:  18 January, 2018

Jascots has revealed it’s set to double its 18-strong organic portfolio on the back of a “successful” year boosted by its organic wines.

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Silent Pool head distiller branches out on his own

Published:  18 January, 2018

Simon Sherlock, head distiller at Silent Pool for the past two and a half years, has left the company to launch his own distillery.

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Arbikie goes against the grain with Scottish rye whisky

Published:  18 January, 2018

Scotch is one of the UK’s most formidable trademarks, with a global export presence worth £1.8 billion in the first half of 2017, according to HMRC.

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Liberty buoyant but cautions market will remain tough in 2018

Published:  17 January, 2018

A slowing economy, with falling on-trade sales, smaller lists and people drinking less is the predicted outlook for 2018, according to Liberty Wines managing director David Gleave MW.

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International expansion for Cult Wines on the back of record results

Published:  17 January, 2018

Cult Wines, investment manager in fine and rare wine, has reported a 67% surge in annual revenues to £33.9m.

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Cognac exports reach record volumes in 2017

Published:  17 January, 2018

Exports are on the rise for Cognac.

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UK distillery number doubles in five years

Published:  17 January, 2018

The number of UK distilleries in the UK has doubled in the past five years, boosted by the gin boom.

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Australia to take on Canada in the WTO

Published:  17 January, 2018

Australia has launched a dispute settlement action against Canada’s “discriminatory measures” affecting Australian wine at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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North South Wines appoints Kim Wilson as its first MD

Published:  16 January, 2018

North South Wines has appointed its commercial director Kim Wilson to MD with immediate effect.  

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War over planting rights erupts in Champagne

Published:  16 January, 2018

A war over planting rights is being waged in France, where Champagne growers want to severely limit new plantings of vines by rival growers in areas surrounding Champagne’s production zone.

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