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Underage drinking hits historic low as trade initiatives deliver

Published:  18 December, 2017

The number of young people aged between 8 to 15 years old drinking alcohol is at a record low, a new survey by NHS Digital has revealed.

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Symington donates 10th ambulance in wake of Douro fires

Published:  18 December, 2017

Port producer Symington Family Estates, has presented a new ambulance to the Sabrosa Volunteer Fire Brigade following the devastating fires in the region.

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Gin sales soar by 7m bottles in 2017 as Brits vote juniper juice their favourite tipple

Published:  18 December, 2017

Gin sales have continued to soar as Brits bought over 47 million bottles over the last 12 months according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s latest market report.

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Daniel Pontifex Scholarship for BBR’s Felipe Carvallo

Published:  15 December, 2017

Felipe Carvallo, wine advisor at Berry Bros. & Rudd in London has been awarded The Daniel Pontifex Scholarship 2017.

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Burgundy trading hits new heights and Barolo on roll as Bordeaux and Rhone fall

Published:  15 December, 2017

Burgundy has had its best trading year in a decade and is at an all-time high for 2017, according to Liv-ex, the global fine wine trading marketplace.

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The week that was

Published:  15 December, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Conviviality Retail to ‘accelerate growth’ with £25M acquisition of over 100 Central Convenience Stores

Published:  15 December, 2017

Conviviality, the alcohol wholesaler, distributor and high street retailer, is to buy 109 convenience stores from failed Palmer & Harvey (P&H) through its subsidiary Bargain Booze.

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National body for English and Welsh wine industry reveals name and CEO

Published:  14 December, 2017

The national body for the English and Welsh wine industry has been named Wines of Great Britain (WineGB).

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Scotland gets new wine importer and wholesaler

Published:  14 December, 2017

Terroir, a new wine importer and wholesaler, has been launched to offer exclusive wines to operators in Scotland.

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Tenerife poised to launch new PDO

Published:  14 December, 2017

A surge of interest in distinctive terroir-driven wines has spurred on Tenerife winemakers in the sub-tropical Canary Islands to launch a new Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme.

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Diageo reaches five million milestone in its efforts to tackle drink driving

Published:  14 December, 2017

Diageo has secured over five million pledges from people who have vowed never to drink and drive.

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Berry Bros appoints Enotria & Coe’s Davies to lead role

Published:  13 December, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Enotria & Coe’s Matt Davies to the new role of MD for Field’s, Morris & Verdin and Berry Bros & Rudd Wholesale.

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Major alleged fake Bordeaux investigation causes stir in Bordeaux

Published:  13 December, 2017

French customs authorities have opened a major investigation into the alleged sale of more than half a million bottles of fake Bordeaux to key international wine distributors.

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Majestic predicts ‘unusual’ year for wine in 2018

Published:  13 December, 2017

Majestic Wine has predicted an “unusual” year for wine in 2018 as part of its ‘eight trends’ report.

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Pierre Chavin adds alcohol-free range to portfolio

Published:  13 December, 2017

French wine producer Pierre Chavin has launched a range of alcohol-free, unfermented wine made using organic grapes.

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Balmenach received £3m 'green' investment

Published:  13 December, 2017

Inver House Distillers has invested £3m in a biogas project at Balmenach – the home of Caorunn gin, as part of a strategy to reduce ithe distillery’s carbon footpring and make it one of the greenest in Scotland.

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Chapel Down to ‘accelerate growth’ as it raises £18.53m via fundraising

Published:  13 December, 2017

Chapel Down has raised £18.53m through the issue of new shares, with the intention of raising a further £1.47m via an additional open offer for existing shareholders.

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Vivino adds ‘Amazon Prime’ style free shipping service

Published:  12 December, 2017

Leading wine app Vivino has today launched a premium service offering customers free shipping.

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“Bump in the road” predicted for imports of Oz wine

Published:  12 December, 2017

Retailers in the UK are being warned to take care when it comes to securing supply of Australian wine as increased competition from China and the US places pressure on exports.

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Boutinot maps South Africa with three-tiers regional range

Published:  12 December, 2017

Boutinot has expanded its South African portfolio with a three-tiers range created to chart the story of the Cape’s regional diversity and simplify it for consumers.

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