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Negociants UK launches Australian winery's rare grape variety

Published:  05 May, 2016

Chaffey Bros Wine Company's quirky names like Not Your Grandma's Rose and Düfte Punkt are the type that catch the eye while wandering around the London Wine Fair.

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LWF: Bibendum PLB expands its Chinese offering with new range

Published:  05 May, 2016

Bibendum PLB unveiled the latest addition to its portfolio at the London Wine Fair yesterday (May 4) - a Chinese wine created by Austrian winemaker Lenz Moser.

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Domaines Paul Mas aims to remove sulphur by 2020

Published:  04 May, 2016

Over the past year, Domaines Paul Mas has succeeded in fermenting without using any SO2 until right at the end of the vinification process.

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No Shortage: Prosecco drinkers have nothing to fear

Published:  04 May, 2016

The president of the Consorzio Tutela Prosecco DOC, which is the leading body of producers in Prosecco wanted to reassure Prosecco drinkers that there will be enough Prosecco to meet demand this year, but prices for suppliers are rising.

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LWF: Heavy penalties at stake with AWRS

Published:  04 May, 2016

Concerned wholesalers got a glimpse of things to come this morning now that the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) has come into force. 

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Sandeman: Port bottled with spirit attitude

Published:  04 May, 2016

Sandeman is showcasing its rebranded tawny port at the London Wine Fair - which has been bottled to resemble a whiskey bottle.

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Inside Conviviality's acquisition of Bibendum PLB

Published:  03 May, 2016

On Sunday 1 May 2106, Conviviality Retail confirmed it would be acquiring Bibendum PLB for £60 million following shareholder approval. Diana Hunter, chief executive officer of Conviviality Retail and Bibendum PLB chief executive officer Michael Saunders talk with Harpers.co.uk about the deal.

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LWF: Can wine be 'cool'? Selling Wines Craft Credentials

Published:  03 May, 2016

Harpers took to the stage at the LWF to ask a panel of experts what is the definition of 'craft' - and can it help to boost excitement in the wine industry?

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Curious launch from Kingsland

Published:  03 May, 2016

A year on from the acquisition of Bottle Green, Kingsland Drinks is using the London Wine Fair as the platform to present both the channel specific structuring of the integrated company and to launch a new range of fruit fusion drinks under a new brand, Mr Gladstone's Curious Emporium.

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LWF 2016: Updated Live Blog

Published:  03 May, 2016

As the annual London Wine Fair returns to London's Olympia, Harpers.co.uk catches up with leading figures in the industry for a quick snapshot of the UK wine and spirit trade. 

Stay tuned as we keep you posted throughout the day on our live blog, as well as following us on Twitter on @HarpersWine using the #LWF2016 hashtag.

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LWF: Esoterica - A fair within a fair

Published:  03 May, 2016

The upper floor of the Kensington Olympia is buzzing this morning.

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Think Indie: Drink Indie, 50 Best Indies Awards

Published:  03 May, 2016

July 12 sees the launch of Harpers' new independent merchants initiative Think Indie, Drink Indie, along with our 50 Best Indies Awards.

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Hendrick's "Cucumber Couriers" campaign pushes into the on-trade

Published:  02 May, 2016

Premium drinks brand Hendrick's is reminding bartenders how to order up 'the perfect serve' with an on-trade engagement campaign.

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Conviviality to acquire Bibendum PLB for £60m

Published:  01 May, 2016

Conviviality Plc has announced its subsidiary Conviviality Brands Limited has conditionally agreed to acquire Bibendum PLB for an 'enterprise value' of £60 million.

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JP Chenet expands into the on-trade with draught partnership

Published:  29 April, 2016

French winemaker JP Chenet is moving into the dispense on-trade market in partnership with Vimto Out Of Home.

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Zonin takes 'Jefferson's Dream' Virginian Italian varieties on tour

Published:  29 April, 2016

Italian winemaking group Zonin Family Estates has taken a novel approach to promoting its Barboursville Vineyards wines from Virginia with a country-hopping series of sommelier blind tasting challenges comparing Italian varietals grown in the US and Italy.

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Tourism and identity "vital" to independents says Isle of Arran

Published:  29 April, 2016

Independent whisky producers Isle of Arran Distillers is preparing to build a new site in response to increasing visitors numbers to the their Lochranza distillery.

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LWF 2016: Highlights of next week events at this year's fair

Published:  29 April, 2016

As one of the biggest dates in the UK industry's calendar, expectations are high for the London Wine Fair at Kensington Olympia next week. Harpers.co.uk gives you gets the lowdown on this year's main event London Wine Fair 2016

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LWF 2016: Technology savvy fair prepares for its 36th outing

Published:  29 April, 2016

The 36th London Wine Fair is touting itself as the most technologically advanced wine event in the world.

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Kleine Zalze marks 20 years with investment in the future

Published:  29 April, 2016

One of South Africa's major players is marking 20 years in the business with investment in a vineyard analysis programme and new grape varietals.

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