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Looking ahead: Troy Christensen, CEO, Enotria and Coe

Published:  23 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers continues its web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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How a Cava producer alerted police to Europe's most wanted terrorist

Published:  23 August, 2017

Rather than a more usual tale of terroir, Cava producers in Upper Penedes region of Catalonia, have recounted the ordeal surrounding the police chase through vines to capture Europe’s most wanted terrorist.

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Wine writers prepare for top Louis Roederer awards

Published:  22 August, 2017

There are only three weeks to go until the winners of the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2017 are unveiled.

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WSET alumni to present new Careers Series events

Published:  22 August, 2017

From this September the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) will introduce the first of a new series of monthly workshops at which prominent trade figures will host panel discussions, presentations and tastings for the benefit of both current students and those that may be considering enrolling on its educational courses.

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Diageo Wine acquisition drives growth for TWE in FY17

Published:  21 August, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the Australian winemaker, has reported net profits after tax up 55% to AU$269.1m for the year ending June 30, 2017.

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Looking ahead to the Xmas run up: Richard Cochrane, MD, Felix Solis UK

Published:  21 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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Years of debate ends with new Bourgogne Côte D’Or approval

Published:  21 August, 2017

French authorities have approved Bourgogne Côte D’Or, a new regional appellation, which could become a new premium area of wine production in the heart of Burgundy.

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Price-savvy Brits look to eastern Europe as Majestic sales soar 400%

Published:  21 August, 2017

Eastern European wine sales are up 400% at Majestic as Brits look to avoid price hikes due to the impact of Brexit.

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TWE's Tom King joins the WSTA board

Published:  21 August, 2017

Dan Townsend’s successor at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has joined the board of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

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Report reveals which Brits are skipping the pub for the sofa

Published:  21 August, 2017

One in seven Brits almost always stay in to drink alcohol, with over 55s most likely to skip a trip out to the pub, new research from YouGov has revealed.

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Alcohol dominates list of top seven UK food and drink exports

Published:  18 August, 2017

Four out of the top seven performing export categories in the UK’s food and drink market are alcoholic, new figures have revealed.

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Inaugural bulk wine show pushed back

Published:  18 August, 2017

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS), which is coming to London for the first time in 2018, has had a slight change of date.

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Casillero del Diablo partners with series of movie events

Published:  18 August, 2017

Leading Chilean brand Casillero del Diablo is building on its links with the silver screen for a new series of cinema events.

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Pernod aims to grow "massive" uplift in Christmas spirits with two premium focused campaigns

Published:  17 August, 2017

Pernod Ricard kicked off its Christmas briefing strategy this morning with a reminder of why Christmas is the most important period in the trade’s calendar.

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Cognac exports reach record levels as shipments to Europe return to growth

Published:  17 August, 2017

Cognac exports continued to go from strength to strength in the past year with double-digit value and volume growth, boosted by a return to growth for the European market driven by the UK and Germany.

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Looking ahead to the Xmas run up: Nik Darlington, MD, Red Squirrel Wine

Published:  17 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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Lanchester hits sweet spot with confectionery acquisition

Published:  16 August, 2017

Lanchester Wines is continuing to diversify its offering and expanding its gifting business with the buyout of a high-end chocolate maker.

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Hine appoints Speciality Brands as UK distributor

Published:  16 August, 2017

Hine Cognac has appointed premium spirits agent Speciality Brands as its new UK distributor.

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WineTraining founder Raul Diaz embarks on online venture

Published:  16 August, 2017

WineTraining founder Raul Diaz has embarked on his latest venture - an online ‘lifestyle’ wine subscription business.

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NWTC sets out plans for Manchester

Published:  16 August, 2017

One of Manchester’s most prominent outdoor eating and drinking hotspots has secured a long-term agreement to allow them to set down roots and expand.

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