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The Benevolent launches Thanks for Giving online auction

Published:  18 November, 2016

A round of golf with Oz Clarke and the chance to hire the WSET's Ian Harris as a butler for the night are just some of the 75 lots available at The Benevolent's inaugural online silent auction.

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Brexit: UK wine producers to lobby UK government over EU customs union and seasonal worker scheme

Published:  18 November, 2016

UK wine producers have urged the British government to maintain zero tariffs on wine and to establish a seasonal worker scheme ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  17 November, 2016

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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Complaint over TWE's use of "Stag" name in the US is dismissed

Published:  17 November, 2016

The on-going legal battle between two leading wine companies over the use of 'The Stag' name and imagery has reached another benchmark as the complaint was dismissed temporarily by a judge.

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High street rules at wine and spirits competition

Published:  17 November, 2016

High street retailers such as Aldi and Marks and Spencer were the big winners at an industry awards ceremony to celebrate the biggest names in wines and spirits.

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Majestic at "tipping point" as sales rise but profits fall

Published:  17 November, 2016

Majestic faces a challenge to turn sales into profit if they are to deliver their target of £500m in sales by 2019.

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Brexit: UK wine producers to lobby UK governement over EU customs

Published:  17 November, 2016

Ada Coleman paved the way for woman in the bartending industry, although many know little about her. According to a study titled, Joint Committee on the Employment of Barmaids, published in 1905, fewer than half the bartenders in London were women.

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Deliveroo expands direct-to-consumer alcohol service with Heineken partnership

Published:  16 November, 2016

On-demand delivery service Deliveroo has joined up with Heineken to launch a new brand through which consumers will be able to get beer and cider delivered direct to their door.

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The other side of life: Anne Jones, category manager at Waitrose

Published:  16 November, 2016

Just like the extra-curricular activities many of our children get stuck into after school, having time to unwind or pursue other interests can bring extra energy and inspiration to our passionate industry.

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CAMRA calls for beer duty freeze at next budget to ease effect of economic uncertainty

Published:  16 November, 2016

The consumer organisation which campaigns for the health of the beer and pub sector is calling on the government to maintain a freeze in beer duty in the upcoming Autumn Statement and consider an additional cut in next year's budget.

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Discounter growth dips to lowest point since 2011

Published:  16 November, 2016

Sales growths across discounters Aldi and Lidl have hit their lowest level in five years as the supermarkets - led by Tesco - continue to fight back.

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New Zealand wineries in "clean-up mode" after earthquake rocks South Island

Published:  15 November, 2016

New Zealand wineries are currently cleaning up and assessing the damage caused by a 7.5 earthquake which struck the region of the North Canterbury on the South Island on Monday night.

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Major English vineyard proposition brings on board new brand ambassador

Published:  15 November, 2016

Rathfinny Estate has appointed a new brand ambassador to drive awareness of the Sussex winery ahead of the launch of its first sparkler in 2018.

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Scottish minimum pricing to impact over half of alcohol sales, while wine and premium spirits could benefit

Published:  15 November, 2016

Wine and premium brands could be the big winners of Scotland's impending minimum price legislation, it has been revealed.

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Sandeman re-launches aged tawnies to "re-affirm leadership" in fastest growing UK Port category

Published:  14 November, 2016

Sandeman is aiming to put its stamp on the tawny category with its new look range of 10, 20, 30 and 40 year-old aged tawnies.

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Indian summer and 2015 reserves help to bolster troubled Loire harvest

Published:  14 November, 2016

One of the world's preeminent winemaking regions has bounced back following a troubling year, with ideal weather conditions at the close of the season helping grapes to reach "peak levels" of ripeness.

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Low alcohol brewing company announces initial release

Published:  14 November, 2016

Big Drop Brewing Co., the UK's "first" brewing company dedicated to making <0.5% ABV beer, is about to launch its first beer.

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Legal clarity is overdue for Scotch whisky 'finishing'

Published:  14 November, 2016

Whisky and particularly Scotch is perhaps the most litigious subject of all spirits. Quite rightly its firm tradition and great export sales are protected by intellectual property rights. Yet a gap has emerged which is widening and worrying.

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Wine wholesalers and distributors in "good shape" to overcome Brexit uncertainty

Published:  11 November, 2016

The majority of UK wine wholesalers and distributors are in surprisingly good shape to cope with any Brexit fallout, a new report has found.

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Malbec and beyond: What's next for Argentina?

Published:  11 November, 2016

One of the great New World success stories is the rise of Argentinian Malbec, which has become the go-to grape for both supermarket shoppers and trendy restaurants in the UK and also worldwide.

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