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From Mentzendorff to Manchester

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vicky Steel has joined the Co-op's BWS team as category marketing manager.

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Debate speakers

Published:  23 July, 2008

A host of special guests are to speak at this year's Harpers LIWSF debate.

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Sir Cliff Richard returns to Harpers stand at LIWSF

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pop legend Sir Cliff Richard will be making an appearance on the Harpers stand (K10) at this year's LIWSF to launch the new vintages of his Vida Nova Wine from Portugal.

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Dunn Connects

Published:  23 July, 2008

Paul Dunn, former commercial director at International Wine
Services and general manager for Miranda Wines in the UK and Europe, is setting up a new business venture, offering a bespoke service to wineries in the UK and Europe' named Connect Wine.

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2005 vintage in Oz a record tonnage

Published:  23 July, 2008

Early estimates for the 2005 Australian vintage point to a record tonnage of 1.97 million tonnes, adding further to supply pressures, including whites for the first time.

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Veneto wine fraud leads to address

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Pinot-Grigio-that-isn't saga continues. Italy's most popular and most fiddled white wine is once again at the centre of a scandal - as is presumably inevitable where demand for a product so far outstrips supply.

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Cockburn's declares

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cockburn Smithes has announced that it will be declaring both Cockburn's 2003 Vintage and Cockburn's Quinta dos Canais 2003 Single Quinta Vintage - meaning that all the major Port houses have now declared.

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Bacardi loses Glenmorangie

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bacardi will no longer distribute Glenmorangie Scotch in the UK from 30 June.

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Wine Australia' launches new global export push

Published:  23 July, 2008

Brand Australia' is being relaunched this month, with a refreshed market positioning and a new export strategy following an 18-month process of research and formulation.

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Pernod faces fight for Allied Domecq

Published:  23 July, 2008

The board of Allied has recommended the 7.5 billion takeover offer from Pernod Ricard - although speculation is growing that a counter bidder could be formulating an offer.

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Wetz back at Unwins

Published:  23 July, 2008

Around 10% of Unwins stores are to close and 33 head office positions will be made redundant, following a restructuring of the company.

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Cognac Supplement 2004

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cognac has cultivated an image as a luxury drink, but is it now questioning its identity?

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KWV goes to Ellis and Back

Published:  23 July, 2008

KWV, the South African wine giant which became embroiled in a wine adulteration scandal, as a result of which two winemakers were fired, has appointed three world-renowned winemakers to oversee its winemaking and mentor its winemakers.

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All in the mind

Published:  23 July, 2008

Many Harpers readers will regularly attend organised wine tastings. At most of these events we taste on our own. Occasionally, though, we are asked to share opinions of the wines tasted or, on rare occasions, to reach a consensus.

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Small wonders

Published:  23 July, 2008

The premium wines from the Northern Rhne have recently experienced a remarkable surge in popularity, led by Robert Parker's enthusiasm for Cte Rtie.

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Chilean consolidation

Published:  23 July, 2008

Although Chile's 2005 vintage has so far proved to be good news for winemakers, it is developments in the boardrooms rather than the vineyards that are making the headlines.

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XTESTX

Published:  23 July, 2008

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WSA becomes WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine & Spirit Association has changed its name to the The Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

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Song of Rolland

Published:  23 July, 2008

About the only myth Michel Rolland did not attempt to dispel, but rather reinforced, was that of the flying winemaker.

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Villages people

Published:  23 July, 2008

Sales of AC Ctes du Rhne set off at an athletic pace in the UK market as the new millennium dawned.

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