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Rise in alcohol prices contributes to a jump in inflation in the UK

Published:  17 August, 2016

The Office of National Statistics most recent figures released yesterday, saw inflation rise to its highest level in nearly two years to 0.6%.

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New appointments: Lanchester Wines and Berry Bros. & Rudd

Published:  17 August, 2016

Berry Bros. & Rudd has appointed Nick Morton to the role of director of private clients.

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Persie Distillery opens its doors to craft gin tourism

Published:  17 August, 2016

A new tourist attraction for artisanal gin lovers is hoping to put Scotland on the gin map.

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English wine going global

Published:  17 August, 2016

English wine has come fourth in a consumer poll for producing the best quality wine in the eyes of the public.

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The Rise of Rum Part 1: Spice is king

Published:  16 August, 2016

Today is National Rum Day, so what could be better than to bring the first installment of our three part Rise of Rum series which looks in depth at this growing category.

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Boutinot mixes bag-in-box and camping trends with Camper Vin

Published:  16 August, 2016

Boutinot is hoping for a double-win with its new Camper Vin - a new product which combines the camping and festival craze with  bag-in-box.

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Premium restaurants: The art of wining, dining and buying at the top

Published:  16 August, 2016

The needs of fine dining restaurants inevitably differ to those in the mid range.

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"World's oldest Port house" teams up with M&S for first major UK listing

Published:  16 August, 2016

Premium Port brand, Kopke, has launched its 1996 Colheita Port at Marks & Spencer online.

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Thirst for Prosecco and English fizz drives 80% rise in sales of sparkling

Published:  16 August, 2016

The amount of sparkling wine on sale in the UK has risen by 80% in the last five years from 17.6m gallons in 2011/12 to an estimated 31.6m gallons in 2015/16 according to HMRC.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits' Rioja brand main sponsors of Spanish fest

Published:  15 August, 2016

Rioja brand, Marques De Caceres has been announced as the main sponsor of this year's Manchester Spanish festival, Festejar.

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Aldi adds 25 limited edition wines to festival range

Published:  15 August, 2016

Discount supermarket Aldi is adding 25 limited edition, premium wines to its range in stores and online as part of the inaugural Aldi Wine Festival.

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Pricing pressure mounts as US expected to overtake the UK as leading importer of Prosecco

Published:  15 August, 2016

Prosecco pricing is under pressure as demand increases in the US and the 2016 harvest is delayed according to Global Market Update report release by global wine brokerage firm Ciatti.

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Investors to look to "safe haven" fine wine post-Brexit

Published:  15 August, 2016

Over one in four wealth managers and independent financial advisors expect appetite for wine investing to increase over the next 12 months as the impact of Brexit drives fuels greater demand among investors.

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Part 2: How to sell surplus stock

Published:  15 August, 2016

The internet has revolutionised the way we do business and particularly opened up opportunities for companies to buy, manage and sell leftover stock.

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Eurowines expands New World portfolio

Published:  15 August, 2016

Eurowines and Chile's Viña Undurraga have teamed up for a new partnership in the UK.

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SMWS creates test to match personality with whisky preferences

Published:  12 August, 2016

Scottish psychologist Dr Adam Moore and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) are trying to find out if there is a way to predict the perfect whisky flavour for someone with a new psychometic test.

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International Sherry Week returns with a focus on education

Published:  12 August, 2016

For a third consecutive year, International Sherry Week (ISW) - organised by El Consejo Regulador Jerez-Xeres-Sherry - will celebrate Sherry wines across the UK.

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Part 1: How to sell surplus stock

Published:  12 August, 2016

The internet has revolutionised the way we do business and particularly opened up opportunities for companies to buy, manage and sell leftover stock.

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Accolade Wines owner CHAMP setting the stage for IPO

Published:  12 August, 2016

Accolade Wines' majority owner, private equity firm CHAMP, has formally appointed Reunion Capital Partners as an adviser for the company's initial public offering (IPO), which is expected to be listed in the first half of 2017.

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

Published:  12 August, 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, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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