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Whiskey, rum and vodka triumph against the odds to beat gin in consumer poll

Published:  27 May, 2016

Vodka, whiskey and rum have dominated a campaign to find the nation's favourite craft spirits - despite gin making up 80% of the entries.

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Wine range strategy for M&S focuses on sub £10 range

Published:  27 May, 2016

Garry Brooking, trading manager for Marks & Spencer, and his team of buyers and wine selectors were on celebratory form at the M&S Spring Press Tasting last week, having just knocked Tesco off the top spot for the most own brand medal wins in this year's International Wine Challenge.

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

Published:  27 May, 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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Report: Brands need to adapt to changing behaviours of early adopters

Published:  26 May, 2016

Drinks brands are missing out on reaching early adopters to products in the on-trade, a new study has suggested.

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Nyetimber at LWW: Consumers open to wine like never before

Published:  26 May, 2016

This week is London Wine Week (LWW) when punters can sample some of the best wine that the capital has to offer.

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London and Glasgow leading the way for UK employment growth

Published:  26 May, 2016

The UK wine and spirits industry has seen employee numbers grow by 1.7 per cent in the last year, with Glasgow and London leading the way in terms of contributions to UK talent.

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Harpers Awards 2016 open for entry!

Published:  26 May, 2016

The Harpers Awards 2016 are now open, celebrating the best of what the UK on and off-trade has to offer.

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Competition rivals working together to put Aberdeen on the map

Published:  26 May, 2016

Three bartenders from Aberdeen who have reached the final of a national bartending competition say that competitions have become a sure-fire way to turn a city into drinking hotspot.

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Aldi trials pop-up stand alone wine shop as part of London Wine Week

Published:  26 May, 2016

As part of London Wine Week and to raise awareness of its e-commerce site amongst consumers, supermarket discounter Aldi has opened a pop-up wine shop in Shoreditch's Boxpark.

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Jamaican rum's master blender witnesses technology revolution during 35-year career

Published:  26 May, 2016

Joy Spence, master blender at Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, has seen rum production revolutionised over the course of three-and-a-half decades in her chosen field.

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"Bartenders changed everything," says Wild Turkey master distiller as he celebrates 35 years in the industry

Published:  25 May, 2016

Eddie Russell, master distiller at Wild Turkey grew up in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, in the heart of bourbon-making country.

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The Wine Show's Amelia Singer on being a social (media) butterfly

Published:  25 May, 2016

Amelia Singer, presenter of ITV's The Wine Show, is focusing on bringing new audiences to wine with her fun and friendly presence on social media.

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Copestick Murray sells remaining 40% share to Henkell & Co

Published:  25 May, 2016

Henkell & Co announced yesterday that they have purchased the remaining 40% share of Copestick Murray.

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Wines from Canada gather momentum in the UK

Published:  25 May, 2016

At Taste Canada UK 2016, 34 producers from different territories across Canada were showcasing more than 150 wines with many looking to find importers into the UK.

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$100 million of counterfeit wine in circulation

Published:  25 May, 2016

The wine and drinks industry is under attack from fraudsters selling fake packaging and counterfeit alcohol - and thanks to new technology, the problem is only going to worsen.

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Bibendum to focus on adding premium value, with Chinese portfolio also in pipeline

Published:  24 May, 2016

Bibendum used its spring press tasting to send a message of reassurance to the trade that it's "business as usual" following its recent £60 million purchase by Conviviality

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Gilbert's Grape: One night in Rioja

Published:  24 May, 2016

As a wine journalist, I have been told I can expect to see hundreds of barrel rooms and vineyards in the course of my new career.

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TWE to relaunch Blossom Hill new packaging with £2m summer marketing campaign

Published:  24 May, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates is launching a new £2 million summer marketing campaign called "Share a Little Loveliness" as part of a packaging redesign for Blossom Hill.

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Sales are up at Nicolas Feuillatte but export volume down due to a "fiercely competitive" UK market

Published:  24 May, 2016

Top Champagne house Centre Vinicole - Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte (CV-CNF) has released its sales figures for last year which show growth of 2% from 2014 and 2015 - although exports are down.

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Digby aims to drive link between wine, sport and entertainment

Published:  24 May, 2016

Digby Fine English is focusing on creating "experiential links" between their customers and their wines as they release their Digby Leander Pink NV into the off-trade for the first time.

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