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Think Indie: Building your business

Published:  06 July, 2016

Operating as a 'bricks and mortar' independent in today's retail environment can be tough.

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The Balvenie's David Stewart awarded an MBE for services to Scotch

Published:  06 July, 2016

The Balvenie's Malt Master David Stewart has been presented with an MBE medal by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to the Scotch whisky industry.

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COPY: The Drinks Wholesaler: Intriguing Times

Published:  05 July, 2016

We've covered a far-reaching spread of issues, insights, interviews and profiles in these pages along with focuses on the sparkling wine category, gin, British beer and the contrasting, but in some ways complementary, wine offers of Chile and Argentina. We also examine what the word 'craft' means to consumers and ask whether it can be better applied to wine to engage millennials.

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Freixenet launches Cubist-inspired campaign

Published:  05 July, 2016

Freixenet premium cava has launched a multimedia campaign to promote its ICE range.

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Matthew Clark takes gains in premium beer and cider to summer festival

Published:  05 July, 2016

Matthew Clark is taking its premium beers and ciders to the Hyde Park British Summertime Festival tomorrow, following a surge in demand for global craft beers and ciders.

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Who's topping the list of celebrity wines?

Published:  05 July, 2016

Celebrity culture can be depressing at the best of times.

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Diageo announces first foray into non-alcoholic sector

Published:  05 July, 2016

Alcoholic drinks giant Diageo is set to offer consumers a no-hangover alternative with an investment in its first distilled non-alcoholic spirit.

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John Lewis pension costs lead to profits dip at Waitrose

Published:  05 July, 2016

Waitrose has seen its pre-tax profits take a dive thanks to pension costs associated with parent firm John Lewis.

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First of its kind South American partnership comes to London

Published:  04 July, 2016

Uruguay is hoping to make an impression on the street food scene with a partnership in London's trendy Shoreditch.

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Bibendum app re-launch aiming to become the Instagram of the wine world

Published:  04 July, 2016

Bibendum is re-launching its educational wine app, Plonk, with the aim of re-creating the success of photo-led social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat.

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Brexit uncertainty causes closures and U-turns in the on-trade

Published:  04 July, 2016

Economic uncertainty folloeing Britain's EU referendum has been cited as the main reason behind a celebrity chef's decision to withdraw from a restaurant development in Eastbourne and the closure of a fine-dinning restaurant in Harrogate.

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Muscadet Revolution: New Rules, New Grapes

Published:  04 July, 2016

The rules of Muscadet's three generic appellations have been torn up: under new locally approved plans, Colombard, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Gris grape varieties will now be permitted to make up to 20% of blends of entry-level Muscadet wines.

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South American billionaire adds Barossa to growing empire

Published:  04 July, 2016

ONE of the world's leading wine consultants and an Argentinean oil and gas billionaire have teamed up for a multi-million dollar investment in the Barossa Valley.

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Brexit: "Scots need to drink more Scotch"

Published:  01 July, 2016

A leading figure in global spirits branding has issued some advice to ensure the future prosperity of the Scotch whisky industry in a post-referendum market - to drink more Scotch domestically.

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Chilean wine production down 25% thanks to rain-laden harvest

Published:  01 July, 2016

One of Chile's biggest wine exporter has revealed that their red grapes were most affected by one of the most "oenologically challenging" vintages of recent times.

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Tesco launches first pop-up wine bar

Published:  01 July, 2016

The UK's biggest wine retailer is jumping onto the pop-up bandwagon in order to push consumers to be more "adventurous" with their wine choices.

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Government inquiry launched into licencing act which made 24-hour drinking possible

Published:  01 July, 2016

An inquiry has been set up to re-evaluate legislation which made it possible for consumers to buy alcohol "around the clock".

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  01 July, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Category innovation unbalanced between fruit and apple cider, says Westons

Published:  30 June, 2016

Work needs to be done to get fruit cider drinkers to explore the rest of the category.

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Australian Hentley Farms focuses on UK market

Published:  30 June, 2016

Hentley Farms, which launched in the UK at this year's London Wine Fair, is looking to expand its UK offering.

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