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Solid wine growth at Distell backed by R22 million investment to mitigate effects of drought

Published:  23 February, 2018

Distell Group’s results for the six months to 31 December 2018 report revenue up 9.3% on increased volumes of 3.7%, up to R13.4 billion (£828 million).

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Volume and value shipments to the UK on a roll for Portugal

Published:  23 February, 2018

Portugal has seen a rise in the value of its exports to the UK new figures show.

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The week that was

Published:  23 February, 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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Champagne exports catch up with French domestic consumption as value grows

Published:  22 February, 2018

Shipments of Champagne abroad caught up with domestic sales last year, new figures from the Champagne Bureau UK show.

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Tales of the Cocktail re-affirms non-profit structure with new owners

Published:  22 February, 2018

Tales of the Cocktail has new owners following the resignation of founders Ann and Paul Tuennerman at the end of last year.

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Pernod extends Wincanton partnership

Published:  22 February, 2018

Pernod Ricard has renewed its long-standing partnership with Wincanton in the UK.

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Premium rosé packs a punch at Vinisud

Published:  21 February, 2018

Provence has long established itself as the darling of rosé of production – pale, pink, dry, with quaffable delicate fruits and a commercially-proven track record which has seen its flagship style imitated by most pink-producing regions across the world.

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French winemakers up in arms over plan that could lead to health warnings on bottles

Published:  21 February, 2018

French winemakers are up in arms over the French government’s plan to curb excessive alcohol consumption, which may lead to health warnings on wine bottles.

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Winebank turns focus on the UK

Published:  21 February, 2018

Winebank, the private members club for wine enthusiasts, has revealed it is to make its first foray into the UK this year.

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SITT masterclasses to deliver business focussed insights for indie and on-trade buyers

Published:  21 February, 2018

Spring SITT Manchster and London 2018 tastings on 26 and 28 February are to host a series of business-led masterclasses ranging from northern drinking trends to buying clever by way of collaboration.

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Symington announce €5m investment in new table wine winery with eye on Douro’s premium future

Published:  21 February, 2018

Pre-eminent port producer Symington Family Estates has announced plans to spend up to €4 to €5 million on a new winemaking facility at Quinta do Ataíde in the Douro to underpin the quality of its table wine production.

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Berry Bros & Rudd brings back gin from a 'bygone era'

Published:  20 February, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd has re-commenced distillation and bottling of its own-label London Dry Gin for global release.

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The Oxford Wine Company officially leaves Vindependents

Published:  20 February, 2018

The Oxford Wine Company has officially left Vindependents.

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Pinkster goes green with move into bag-in-box format

Published:  20 February, 2018

Pinkster has launched Pinkster on Tap – a 3 litre bag-in-box of its raspberry infused premium gin.

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Waitrose claims UK supermarket first with Japanese gin

Published:  19 February, 2018

Waitrose has claimed a UK supermarket first with the launch of a gin made in Japan.

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Final call for indies to submit wines for Everyday Bordeaux Selection 2018

Published:  19 February, 2018

The CIVB has issued a call out to all UK indie merchants to enter their favourite Bordeaux wines for judging in the annual Everyday Bordeaux Selection competition.

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Following immersion in Riesling Downunder, Sarah Ahmed explores the variety’s potential in the UK

Published:  19 February, 2018

If the recent Riesling Riot was a litmus test, then Riesling is clearly starting to attract the cool crowd in Australia.

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Vinisud reveals plans to form half of global cool and warm climate hub

Published:  19 February, 2018

Vinisud has revealed ambitious plans to establish itself as one part of a global hub for international buyers looking for both cool and warm climate wines, as the fair plans to move to Paris next year.

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Armit Wines releases Pieve Santa Restituta 2013

Published:  19 February, 2018

Armit Wines has announced the 2013 release from Pieve Santa Restituta.

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Navarra goes back to its roots with Garnacha rosados

Published:  16 February, 2018

In the not-so-distant past, Garnacha accounted for 90% of plantings in Navarra. After falling to around 20% in the 1980s, it is now on the rise says Navarra DO president David Palacios, as winemakers flock back to the region’s once signature grape

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