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Daffy's partners with F1 Manor Racing team for limited edition gin

Published:  20 May, 2016

Daffy's gin has partner with F1 Manor Racing team and is releasing its first limited edition bottling of just 2,500 bottles being produced.

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Conviviality sales soar 137% for the year

Published:  20 May, 2016

Following the acquisition of Matthew Clark on 7 October 2015, Convivialty saw sales soar 137% to approximately £864 million for the 53 weeks ending on 1 May 2016.

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

Published:  20 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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Kingscote taking a leaf out of Champagne's book for first fizz

Published:  20 May, 2016

A Sussex winery is gearing up to launch its first sparkling wine - drawing heavily from France's most famous sparkling wine region.

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Drinks Wholesaler Edinburgh Roadshow - 28 June

Published:  19 May, 2016

The third outing of The Drinks Wholesaler Roadshow will roll into Edinburgh on June 28, building on the momentum of our inaugural Manchester and Windsor events

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LWF: Visitors numbers fall by 2%

Published:  19 May, 2016

The organisers of the London Wine Fair have reported a decrease in visitor numbers for this year's show.

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Ex-Barcardi chief to become Diageo chairman

Published:  19 May, 2016

Javier Ferrán, a former chief executive of rum maker Bacardi, has been named as the new chairman of Diageo.

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Alliance pushes the Prosecco ceiling with DOCG addition

Published:  19 May, 2016

Alliance Wine is expanding its Prosecco offering by adding Giavi Prosecco Superiore DOCG to its range.

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Sainsbury's to simplify pricing as it prepares to axe multibuy deals

Published:  19 May, 2016

Sainsbury's are dropping multibuys from their in store promotions and rounding up 99p price points in a bid to encourage customers to trade-up.

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Pub sales weaken growth in casual dining

Published:  19 May, 2016

According to Coffer Peach Business Tracker, part of CGA Peach, like-for-like sales across managed pub and restaurant groups were down 0.8% for April compared to the same time last year.

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Crush Wines invests in Portugal's resurgence

Published:  18 May, 2016

Crush Wines is vouching for the growing reputation of Portuguese wines as no longer just "after dinner digestifs" by adding a producer to its portfolio.

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Data is driving Co-op wine range changes to help continue growth

Published:  18 May, 2016

The Co-operative is gaining ground in an ultra-competitive channel and at yesterday's summer tasting which previewed several of the new wines being introduced to the retailer's range, the science behind the changes seems to be paying off.

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London sommelier wins Moët UK Sommelier Of The Year 2016

Published:  18 May, 2016

Terry Kandylis from London's 67 Pall Mall has been awarded the 2016 Moët UK Sommelier of the Year title.

 

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Britain overtaken in fine wine at auction by China and the US

Published:  18 May, 2016

Britain has been overtaken by China and the United States, as some of the top countries for buying and investing in fine wines at auction.

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Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers sell Paddy Irish Whiskey to US company

Published:  18 May, 2016

Pernod Ricard and Irish Distillers have finalised the sale of Paddy Irish Whiskey, to US family-owned drinks company Sazerac.

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IWC 2016: M&S dethrones Tesco taking home the most Great Value awards

Published:  18 May, 2016

Seventeen Great Value awards were handed out at this year's International Wine Challenge, with Marks & Spencer being most awarded, taking home four awards, and dethroning Tesco which reigned for the past two years.

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No UK range is complete without New Zealand, says Buckingham Schenk

Published:  17 May, 2016

Buckingham Schenk is expanding its international portfolio by adding two New Zealand producers to its repertoire.

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WSET launches redesigned Level 1 Award in Spirits

Published:  17 May, 2016

As part of a major shake-up of its courses, which includes the separation of wine from spirits in its advanced qualification, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has unveiled a redesigned Level 1 (L1) Award in Spirits.

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Healthy Drink Alliance: If we don't self regulate, the government will

Published:  17 May, 2016

The Healthy Drinking Alliance in this month's edition of Harpers is pushing to help raise awareness about the importance of self-regulation as an industry and believes we need to be doing more to prevent government mandates from coming into effect in the future.

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Is "small-batch" and "craft" gin the same thing?

Published:  17 May, 2016

Since the gin renaissance took off with a vengeance in 2010, the terms "craft" and "small-batch" have, in many cases, become one and the same.

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