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Bier Huis signs exclusive distribution deal for Clover Gin

Published:  10 January, 2018

Bier Huis, the Ossett-based specialist beer, cider and spirits shop, has added Clover Gin from Belgium to its wholesale section as a UK exclusive.

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The Co-op expands vegan portfolio with 23 wines

Published:  09 January, 2018

The Co-op is set to expand its vegan wine portfolio with 23 new offerings by the end of 2018, taking it to 100 lines.

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Buckingham Schenk introduces new brand

Published:  09 January, 2018

Buckingham Schenk has launched a new brand called Latis in response to the growing trend for Malbec and wines from Cahors.

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British wine trade figures receive top French accolade

Published:  09 January, 2018

Four prominent figures from the British wine trade have received the ‘Ordre du Mérite Agricole’ from the French Ambassador, Jean-Pierre Jouyet.

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Majestic reports strong Christmas sales

Published:  09 January, 2018

Majestic Wine saw bumper trading over the Christmas period with group sales increasing by 3.2% compared to last year.

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Pebblebed Vineyards founder Geoff Bowen passes away

Published:  08 January, 2018

Geoff Bowen, founder of Devon vineyard Pebblebed, has passed away.

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Halewood reports 100% leap in net profits

Published:  08 January, 2018

Halewood Wines and Spirits has reported a 100% leap in net profits for the year ending 1 July, 2017.

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Chinese investor Peter Kwok buys seventh Bordeaux vineyard

Published:  08 January, 2018

Chinese investor Peter Kwok has acquired his seventh vineyard in Bordeaux with the purchase of Château Bellefont-Belcier - a Grand Cru Classé estate in Saint-Emilion.

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Pubs to open until 1am to celebrate Royal Wedding

Published:  08 January, 2018

Pubs and licensed premises in England and Wales could be allowed to stay open until 1am to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

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Nick Hyde takes over as WSET chairman

Published:  08 January, 2018

Nick Hyde has taken over from James Simpson MW as chairman of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Board of Trustees.

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Producers tap non-alcoholic drinks trend

Published:  08 January, 2018

Two new product ranges have been launched to appeal to the growing trend for adult non-alcoholic drinks.

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Average on-trade red bottle price rises £8 in a year thanks to premium upswing

Published:  05 January, 2018

Wine prices have seen significant upward movement in the on-trade, new research suggests, with red in particular receiving a generous boost from a rise in premium listings.

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Regionalised price increases set to squeeze Europe’s big three thanks to woeful harvest

Published:  05 January, 2018

Europe ran the full gamut of extreme weather conditions last year - everything from frost to fires and heatwaves.

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Strong showing for Oz at Harpers Wine Stars Awards as classics lead way

Published:  05 January, 2018

The UKs biggest wine category is popular for a reason and that reason remains rooted in the flavour-laden bang for your buck that Shiraz and Chardonnay can deliver, albeit in a more modern framework than of old.

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Boutique boost for Hayward Bros New World portfolio

Published:  05 January, 2018

London-based importer Hayward Bros is capitalising on a trend for artisanal New World wines with the addition to its portfolio of several smaller scale wineries this January.

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The week that was

Published:  05 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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Aldi reports bumper Christmas boosted by booze

Published:  04 January, 2018

Aldi has reported record sales over the Christmas period pushing its annual UK sales to break the £10bn barrier for the first time.

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Gin sales boom with 45% growth at Christmas

Published:  04 January, 2018

Gin was the runaway success of the last minute Christmas booze run, with shoppers buying a huge 45% more in the week before the big day than 2016.

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Old Forester gets heritage inspired makeover

Published:  04 January, 2018

Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands (BBFB) has given its Old Forester 86 proof expression a heritage inspired revamp.

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Liberty Wines bolsters NZ with Marlborough addition

Published:  04 January, 2018

Liberty Wines is bolstering its already strong New Zealand collection in order to keep in step with the continued popularity of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

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