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Peyton and Byrne launches restaurant at Royal Academy of Arts

Published:  05 January, 2011

Oliver Peyton's restaurant group, Peyton and Byrne, is to launch restaurant and bar at the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Six new sites for Bristol bar group Loungers

Published:  05 January, 2011

Bristol-based cafe-bar chain Loungers is planning to open six new sites in 2011.

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Wines in the press December 30- Jan 2

Published:  05 January, 2011

The Guardian
It's January and many of us will be giving up wine for the month. But Fiona Beckett is adopting an alternative approach.

 

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Invivo Wines signs with Codorniu UK

Published:  05 January, 2011

New Zealand producer Invivo Wines has signed an exclusive on and off-trade distribution agreement for the UK and Ireland with Spanish firm Grupo Codorníu.

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Sterling gains as manufacturing activity grows

Published:  05 January, 2011

Sterling gained yesterday as manufacturing data showed that activity in the sector grew in December at the fastest rate in 16 years.

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How did your business fare over Christmas?

Published:  04 January, 2011

As the festive season draws to a close, Harpers wants to find out how the drinks industry fared this year through this short survey below.

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New funding for whisky qualification

Published:  04 January, 2011

Skills Development Scotland has teamed up with the Scotch Whisky Association to provide funding aimed at encouraging an additional 200 whisky workers to gain a Spirit Industry Vocational Qualification.

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Only 2 in 5 adults understand alcohol units

Published:  04 January, 2011

Only two in five adults understand how many alcohol units are in their drinks, according to research by Drinkaware.

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Tough year ahead for drinks trade as VAT rises

Published:  04 January, 2011


The 2.5% VAT rise will make the year ahead "pretty tough" for drinks retailers, according to the WSTA.

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Independents last chance to enter Top Merchant Awards

Published:  03 January, 2011

Independent merchants are being urged this week to put themselves forward for the inaugural Harpers' Top Merchant Awards.

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Suppliers urged to offer independents New Year deals through #winedealfriday

Published:  31 December, 2010

Independent wine merchants and restaurants have the chance today of taking advantage of exclusive deals, promotions and offers for New Year's Eve as part of Harpers Wine & Spirit's #winedealfriday initiative.

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Geoffrey Dean Ashes and wine blog: soaring temperatures add to Victorian winemakers' troubles

Published:  31 December, 2010

Despite the wettest December in Victoria since records began - and that after a similarly damp November - there were widespread fire bans across the state on a roasting New Year's Eve when temperatures hit 42C in Melbourne.

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Geoffrey Dean Ashes and wine blog: England's Ashes victory enjoyed by players, fans and cricket writers alike

Published:  29 December, 2010

Sitting in the MCG press box a few hours after England sealed a famous victory to retain the Ashes, the place is still packed with journalists from both countries penning words.

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Constellation Brands sells of Australian and UK wine business

Published:  29 December, 2010

Constellation Brands has signed an agreement to sell its Australian and UK wine business to CHAMP Private Equity of Sydney, Australia.

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Australia awarded new wine appellation

Published:  24 December, 2010

Mount Gambier has been recognised as South Australia's newest wine appellation.

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Cono Sur announces Green Cooks Search winner

Published:  24 December, 2010

Cono Sur has unveiled Anna Garrard as the winner of its Green Cooks Search competition.

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Pernod sells New Zealand wine brands

Published:  23 December, 2010

Pernod Ricard has sold Lindauer, its New Zealand wine brand, to Lion Nathan and Indevin.

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Brand Phoenix to distribute Angove Family Winemakers in UK

Published:  23 December, 2010

Brand Phoenix has been appointed distributor for Angove Family Winemakers in the UK off-trade.

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Brown-Forman looking to sell Fetzer

Published:  23 December, 2010

Brown-Forman has confirmed that it may sell part of its wine business including Fetzer.

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Sterling falls due to downward revision of UK growth figures

Published:  23 December, 2010

In the last daily currency note before Christmas, sterling fell to a three month low against the US dollar.

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