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Strong FY17 results boosts acceleration at Pernod

Published:  31 August, 2017

Pernod Ricard, the world number two in spirits, has forecasted accelerated net profits for the current financial year thanks to a strong performance in 2016/2017.

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ABS adds first Oregon wineries to its menu

Published:  30 August, 2017

Awin Barratt Siegel (ABS) has added two Oregon wineries, marking the first producers from the US state to join the wholesaler and importer’s portfolio.

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Scotch whisky applies for GI in New Zealand

Published:  30 August, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has applied for Geographical Indication (GI) status in New Zealand.

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Looking ahead: James Hocking, director of wine, The Vineyard Cellars

Published:  30 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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World’s largest gathering of Aussie Women in Wine to descend on London

Published:  29 August, 2017

Wine Australia’s Women in Wine event on 26 September will see some 57 female winemakers and winery owners on hand at Australia House in London for an event that aims to help drive perception of premium Aussie wines and bring new wines to market.

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New Zealand wine exports reach record high

Published:  29 August, 2017

The export value of New Zealand wine has reached a record high driven by strong growth of export to the US.

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Earliest harvest start on record for Galicia

Published:  29 August, 2017

The usually cool and wet climate of Galicia in the Atlantic reaches of Spain has been turned on its head this year, leaving wine producers to handle one of the earliest, but longest and most peculiar harvests ever recorded.

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Looking ahead: Muriel Chatel, MD, Borough Wines

Published:  26 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season almost upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers continues its web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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Rum set to break £1 billion barrier

Published:  26 August, 2017

Hot on the heels of gin, rum is the latest spirit set to reach sales of £1 billion later this year.

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The week that was

Published:  25 August, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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UK sales of premium Japanese whisky soar

Published:  25 August, 2017

The demand for Japanese Whisky has seen a boom in the price of rare whiskies with prices up 65% in 12 months, to £450 a bottle.

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Diageo World Class panel reveals top cocktail trends

Published:  25 August, 2017

Leading mixologist and chefs have highlighted four trends that will change the way consumers drink cocktails in 2018.

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Molson Coors launches 2017 on-trade wine brochure

Published:  25 August, 2017

Molson Coors has launched its 2017 wine brochure to the on-trade to help outlets boost sales of wine.

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Looking ahead: Michael Patterson, D&D London

Published:  25 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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Collagin responds to watchdog’s calls for buyers to boycott its products

Published:  24 August, 2017

The owners of Young in Spirit, the producer of CollaGin, has hit out at The Portman Group for damaging its business after a Retailer Alert Bulletin was issued against its product.

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Kingsland responds to "sweet-shop" labelling concerns

Published:  24 August, 2017

Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium product range has agreed to change its packaging after a ruling by drinks watchdog The Portman Group.

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British liqueur gains national listing

Published:  24 August, 2017

UK-made blackurrant liqueur, British Cassis, has secured its first national listing with Waitrose and will also be appearing on the shelves of Majestic.

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Broadland to drive international reach with US-based facility in pipeline

Published:  24 August, 2017

UK-based Broadland Wineries has revealed that it has plans to build a bottling plant in the States, to further grow the expanding international side of its business in tandem with its domestic operation.

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Oxford Wine Company goes late with new wine bar

Published:  23 August, 2017

Opening a piano bar may seem far away from being a wine wholesaler but The Oxford Wine Company likes to take the opportunities when they arise.

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Concern for baby boomers who drink to excess despite declining drinking trends

Published:  23 August, 2017

Over-50s baby boomers are continuing to drink heavily despite the overall trend of risky drinking declining, says a new report.

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