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Woodwinters plans UK-wide reach from new London office

Published:  29 June, 2017

Scottish agency and fine wine merchants Woodwinters is heading south of the border in order to give its agencies better distribution around the UK.

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Cheeky wine brand seeks to challenge 'traditional' Prosecco

Published:  29 June, 2017

Cheeky Young Wines Co, part of International Wine Shippers, has made its UK debut with the launch of a Prosecco.

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Think Indie, Drink Indie returns for a second year

Published:  29 June, 2017

A truly collaborative day was had by all at the second edition of Harpers’ Think Indie, Drink Indie event, which celebrates the UK’s thriving independent sector and also puts the needs of its business community at the centre of a daylong series of events.

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Ehrmanns takes Beefsteak Club outside Argentina for the first time

Published:  29 June, 2017

Ehrmanns has added a Tempranillo to its Beefsteak Club portfolio, marking the brand’s first move outside Argentina.

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New book explores Georgia's ancient roots

Published:  29 June, 2017

Wine writer and the recently named Fortnum & Mason’s Best Drink Writer of 2017 has published his book on Georgian wine.

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Introducing the UK’s 50 Best Indies

Published:  28 June, 2017

Welcome to the second outing of our 50 Best Indies Awards, once again recognising those independent merchants that have done the most to drive forward quality and innovation, while engaging their customers and providing a benchmark for the trade.

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Garcon obtains IP protection for its flattened wine bottle

Published:  28 June, 2017

Garcon Wines, inventor of the 750ml flattened wine bottle, has been granted IP protection for its Bordeaux and Burgundy wine bottle shapes.

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Spotlight on Oregon at Jackson Family Wines

Published:  27 June, 2017

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has built its reputation based on its presence in California, where it owns over 5,666 hectares (14,000 acres), spread across key subzones Napa, Sonoma, Santa Barbara, Monterey and Mendocino.

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Tuaca to broaden appeal with heritage makeover

Published:  27 June, 2017

Hi-Spirits has unveiled a new heritage-inspired look for Tuaca Liquore Italiano, also designed to celebrate the spirit’s authentic credentials.

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Drinkaware shifts focus to older drinkers

Published:  27 June, 2017

Drinkaware is set to shift its focus from under-age to older drinkers as part of a new five-year strategy.

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Halewood aims to put stamp on craft beer with Sadler’s acquisition

Published:  26 June, 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits is marking itself out as a contender in the global craft beer market via a new investment deal with Sadler’s Brewing Co.

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Inaugural bulk wine fair to dock in London

Published:  26 June, 2017

A new fair bulk wine fair is on its way to our shores and is due to cater to the needs of the growing bulk wine industry.

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Last Port of call for popular trade figure Tim Stanley-Clarke

Published:  26 June, 2017

The Harpers team joins many in the trade in expressing our sadness at news of the passing of Tim Stanley-Clarke, a much liked figure best known as a highly knowledgeable champion of Port, whose face was a long familiar and respected presence on the British wine scene.

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Berkmann’s Jacquie Kay passes away

Published:  26 June, 2017

It is with great sadness that Harpers has learned of the passing of Berkmann Wine Cellars long-serving sales director, Jacquie Kay.

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European launch for first Uruguayan icon wine at Vinexpo

Published:  23 June, 2017

Uruguayan producer Bodega Garzon unveiled the first edition of its new Balasto 2015 blend during an event presided over by celebrated asado chef Francis Mallman during Vinexpo.

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Mr Lyan and Silo team up for new "drinks-led dining experience"

Published:  23 June, 2017

There will be no chance of food overshadowing the drinks list in Cub, a new venture between drinks maestro Ryan Chetiyawardana (aka Mr Lyan) and nose-to-tail Brighton restaurant Silo.

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Spanish group ARAEX adds Priorat and Jerez to portfolio

Published:  22 June, 2017

ARAEX Grands Spanish Fine Wines is in the process of adding producers from two further DOs to its country-wide collection of estates, bringing Priorat and Jerez into the fold.

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i heart Prosecco heads onto social media for latest collab

Published:  22 June, 2017

Copestick Murray’s successful i heart brand is looking to the internet for the next step in propelling its Prosecco range to sparkling superstardom.

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Diageo to acquire Casamigos for $1 billion

Published:  22 June, 2017

Global spirits giant Diageo is buying George Clooney’s tequila brand as part of a major push into the category.

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New Morrisons listing for Viñalba and Buckingham Schenk

Published:  21 June, 2017

Buckingham Schenk has added new Malbec rosé to its Viñalba wine label as the brand celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

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