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Tim JohnstonJuveniles Wine Bar, Paris, France

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tim Johnston was educated
at a very second-rate public school, from which I escaped aged 17'. He worked for Findlaters for a few months, before eight months in slavery' at Chteau Cantenac-Brown.
He apprenticed with Hedges & Butler, and in 1969 he moved to France, where he has been involved with several wine bars, including Willi's and Juveniles with Mark Williamson, The Blue Fox with Steven Spurrier, and Tournon in Bordeaux with Alex Herbage. He has written for Wine International, Wine Spectator and Saveur. He has vinified in France (Bordeaux, Hermitage and Provence), America (Chateau Montelena, Jordan Winery and Bill Wheeler's winery on Dry Creek Road) and Australia (Cullen). Juveniles sells wine for off- as well as on-premise consumption, and Johnston is available to source French wines.

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Dunn manages Chile's Via Valdivieso

Published:  23 July, 2008

Connect Wine, the new business venture set up by former International Wine Services commercial director Paul Dunn, has signed up the Chilean winery Via Valdivieso as a client.

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M-erlot C-abernet C-armenre

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wines of Chile
Annual Trade Tasting

Lord's Cricket Ground
London NW8

Tuesday 13 September

10.30am-5pm

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Majestic Burgundy parcel

Published:  23 July, 2008

Majestic wine has secured a stunning' 36,000-bottle parcel of red and white Burgundies from the 1997 to 2000 vintages.

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Liberty Wines takes Grosset

Published:  23 July, 2008

Liberty Wines has taken over the distribution of famed Clare Valley producer Jeffrey Grosset.

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Message of a bottle

Published:  23 July, 2008

Do you know how glass is made? Sorry? Yes, it's got sand in it. Anything else? No? A straw poll among the Harpers team certainly showed up our manufacturing ignorance, but many people seem to take for granted the vessel that protects and contains the precious liquid that we spend most of our time writing about. If you'd like a full breakdown of what goes into glass, rather than what goes inside it, then see below. In a nutshell, it's a mixture of sand, limestone and soda ash.

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New Alliance for branded Burgundy

Published:  23 July, 2008

A new Beaune-based ngociant, La Nouvelle Alliance/The New Alliance (LNA), has been founded by partners on opposite sides of The Channel with the aim of bridging the gap between small Burgundy growers and traditional ngociants'.

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The Interview: Paul Henderson, Director, Gidleigh Park Hotel, Chagford, Devon

Published:  23 July, 2008

How did you end up running a hotel in the middle of Devon?

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Pernod deal for Allied completed

Published:  23 July, 2008

Three months after the Allied Domecq's board decided to recommend Pernod Ricard's bid for the company, the UK's second-largest drinks company now belongs to its French rival.

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Sales of single malts soar

Published:  23 July, 2008

The amount of malt whisky drunk in the UK in 2004 is 10% up on 2003 levels - and the consumer is trading up, too.

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South African auction wines come to the UK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Leading South African winemakers Gary Jordan (Jordan Winery) and Niels Verburg (Luddite) will be visiting London in September to present the wines on offer at this year's Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.

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Ardche launches UK PR campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Ardche Mridionale region of the southern Rhne is launching a UK PR campaign to raise awareness of the little-known region.

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Marketing Australia

Published:  23 July, 2008

The theme of the 2005 Australian Wine Marketing Conference, held last week in Adelaide, was navigating your route to market'.

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ASA: Use old, fat, bald men in ads

Published:  23 July, 2008

More bald and overweight' men should be used in alcohol ads, according to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

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Boyar looks to Ehrmanns

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bulgarian wine producer Boyar Estates is closing its UK office and moving its UK marketing and distribution to Ehrmanns.

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Two MWs out; two MWs in at Waitrose

Published:  23 July, 2008

Waitrose has replaced two departing MWs - buyer Simon Thorpe MW and wine information manager Julia Harding MW - with two more graduates of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

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The Napa Declaration

Published:  23 July, 2008

Representatives from seven leading wine-producing regions met in the Napa Valley last week to sign the Napa Declaration' - an agreement that the great wine regions will speak with one voice' to protect geographical place names.

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Nichols named head buyer at Oddbins

Published:  23 July, 2008

Emma Nichols has replaced Lynne Coyle as head of buying at Oddbins.

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Bulgaria Supplement 2005

Published:  23 July, 2008

In the past decade, the rise of New World wines has had a serious impact on Bulgaria's wine sales, but with its newfound position as a tourist hotspot and EU accession just around the corner, it's predicted that Bulgaria will bounce back.
This is Harpers first ever Bulgaria supplement.

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New distribution deal for Stellenbosch Saxenburg

Published:  23 July, 2008

Premium Stellenbosch estate Saxenburg has moved distribution from Moreno Wines to start-up Colours of Africa.

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