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Australia's Mediterranean varieties driving next cycle of interest in UK

Published:  07 June, 2016

Australia's future popularity in the UK may well ride on the growing number of Mediterranean varieties emerging from the country, delivering a more niche and premium proposition than the established reliance on volume sales.

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More spirit brands are partnering with leading bars to create unique cocktail serves

Published:  07 June, 2016

Spirit brands partnering with leading bars to help create unique serves in some of the UK's cutting edge bars is helping to further fuel the cocktail craze in the UK and abroad.

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New Zealand Winegrowers extends Sommelier Scholarship to the UK and Ireland

Published:  07 June, 2016

New Zealand Winegrowers is offering three sommeliers from the UK and Ireland the chance to take part in an invite-only sommelier scholarship event in New Zealand.

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State of uncertainty following the Conviviality and Bibendum deal still remains

Published:  06 June, 2016

A month on from Conviviality Retail acquiring Bibendum PLB, there still seems to be a state of uncertainty around what a deal of this magnitude could mean for the trade.

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Major work to be done in Diageo's emerging markets

Published:  06 June, 2016

Leading drinks producer Diageo has dropped its previous objective of obtaining 50% of its revenues from emerging markets by 2015 due to flagging growth in key emerging markets.

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Rioja a double-edged sword for premium brands

Published:  06 June, 2016

As one of the primary regions in the world's third largest wine producing country, the Rioja label carries a huge amount of weight in the on and off-trade worldwide - and especially in the UK, where its easy-to-drink reputation has made it a stalwart on British supermarkets shelves.

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Constellation could become more reliant on beer following reports of plans to float Canadian wine division

Published:  06 June, 2016

A shake-up up of Constellation Brands Inc's portfolio could be on the cards as plans emerge for an initial public offering of its Canadian wine business later this year.

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Burgundy negociants plan Pinot Noir takeover with Languedoc winery

Published:  06 June, 2016

Badet Clement, the winemakers behind Les Jamelles, have unveiled a multimillion-euro winery in the Languedoc - part of a strategy to improve the quality of the region by importing Burgundy "philosophy".

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Kingsland Drinks looks to bag-in-box, differing formats, fizz and inter-category fusion to drive wine engagement

Published:  03 June, 2016

Kingsland Drinks, which recently launched the first UK wine carbonation line, reveals far reaching ambitions to introduce further innovations to the trade

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Nicolas Feuillatte partners with Harpers in exciting new 'Other Side of Life' competition

Published:  03 June, 2016

New intitaitive asks "what do you do when not immersed in the trade?" with trip for two to Nicolas Feuillatte on offer.

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Treasury Wine Estates moves to consolidate its US businesses

Published:  03 June, 2016

Following the acquisition of the bulk of Diageo's US and UK wine business for £390 million in October, Treasury Wine Estates announced today it would be restructuring the US business.

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Sulphur debate boils over

Published:  03 June, 2016

With the emergence of a counterculture in wine styles, the President of the OIV, the International Vine and Wine Organisation, has issued a controversial warning over the push to reduce sulphur (SO2) levels in wine.

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

Published:  03 June, 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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Regulation changed shoppers buying habits in Scotland, says independent merchant

Published:  03 June, 2016

As with university fees and other devolved powers concerning health and education, Scotland has its own rules regulation when it comes to the drinks industry.

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ICCWS: Millennials have a thirst for cool climate wines

Published:  03 June, 2016

As climate change pushes viticulture further and further towards the poles, a similar shift is happening to the type of wine consumer and the types of wines they are consuming.

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The Vintner expands sales team to target premium on-trade

Published:  02 June, 2016

The Vintner is expanding its sales team with the appointment of Christophe Papis as the head of on-trade sales as it moves to target the premium restaurant trade for the first time.

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Brown-Forman acquires The BenRiach Distillery Company for £281 million

Published:  02 June, 2016

Brown-Forman announced yesterday it has completed the acquisition of the single malt Scotch whisky conglomerate The BenRiach Distillery Company for £281 million.

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Convenience sector growth outpaces the market

Published:  02 June, 2016

Within the convenience sector wine sales's growth is outpacing the rest of the wine market and for those suppliers, particularly of New World wines, and retailers with identifiable brands and new formats, the opportunities to capitalise on the sector abound.

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Champagne de Castelnau celebrates centenary with new launch

Published:  02 June, 2016

Champagne de Castelnau is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with the launch of its first prestige cuvée

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Can wine learn from gin's Meet the Maker approach?

Published:  02 June, 2016

The team behind next week's Junipalooza gin extravaganza is demanding that the producers and distillers physically attend the fair - otherwise they're not coming in.

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