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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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Brands continue to drive growth in German discounters and at premium level

Published:  30 June, 2016

Unlike in the UK, where branded products are used solely as benchmarks by which the stores can use 'we're cheaper than' claims, in Germany, Aldi and Lidl are gaining traction by welcoming brands into the heart of their offering.

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Foley Family Wines added to Negociants UK

Published:  30 June, 2016

Leading Australia and New Zealand importers Negociants UK has been appointed to distribute three New Zealand brands within the Foley Family Wines portfolio - Marlborough based Grove Mill and Frog Haven and Martinborough Vineyard from Martinborough.

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The great Prosecco confusion

Published:  30 June, 2016

Somehow, Prosecco has managed to embed itself in the public imagination with an image as clear and as crisp as a summer's day.

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Traditional logistics suppliers see opportunities in serving the wine trade

Published:  30 June, 2016

Increasingly, national logistical suppliers are looking at the opportunities to meet the need of customers within the wine industry and could ultimately improve supply chain offerings as more players enter the market.

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Summer push for Diageo Reserve's super premium gin

Published:  29 June, 2016

Diageo Reserve's super premium gin brand, Tanqueray No. TEN, has partnered with a series of London venues to continue to seize on gin's forward momentum.

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Bacardi Brown-Forman liqueur launches new upsell campaign

Published:  29 June, 2016

Chambord liqueur is launching a new campaign to offer bartenders a "quick and easy way" to upgrade their sparkling serves.

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Italy soldiering on post-Brexit

Published:  29 June, 2016

Brexit loomed large over the Definitive Italian tasting in London's Royal Horticultural Halls yester

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Beefeater gin launches newly designed bottle pay homage to London

Published:  29 June, 2016

Iconic London Dry gin brand Beefeater is launching a redesigned bottle which pays homage to the City.

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French rosé forerunner expands UK range

Published:  29 June, 2016

Vranken Pommery Monopole group, known in the UK for Grande Marque Champagne brands such as Pommery, is extending its rosé offering from estates in both Provence and the Camargue.

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How does Rioja work for you? Take the survey

Published:  28 June, 2016

Harpers, in tandem with Wines from Rioja, would like to find out how Spain's flagship wine region performs for the UK trade.

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Brexit: S&P strips Britain of top AAA rating

Published:  28 June, 2016

Britain's economic status has been rocked following announcements from two top ratings agencies that they have stripped it of its top credit ratings.

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Lidl and Aldi hit record high as top four lose market share

Published:  28 June, 2016

Grocery share figures show that the big four have lost market share on last year, while Lidl and Aldi hit a record high of 10.5% in combined market share.

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Pernod Ricard UK MD announces departure

Published:  28 June, 2016

Pernod Ricard UK managing director, Denis O'Flynn, has announced he will be leaving the group at the end of September.

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Brexit: What's in store for Scotch whisky?

Published:  28 June, 2016

Diageo has said that protecting the long-term prosperity of its Scotch whisky is paramount following the referendum's shock result on Friday.

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Still wines dominate at the industry's annual national wine awards

Published:  27 June, 2016

Despite the marginally lower number of entrants at The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition compared to last year, the number of gold medals was nearly 60% up and the highest over the last five years of the competition.till wines dominate at the industry's annual national wine awards

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Brexit: Fine wine market "returning to normality"

Published:  27 June, 2016

The bottom line from fine wine trading platform Livex is that normality is creeping back into the market following the referendum's shock result on Friday.

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