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Lanchester hits sweet spot with confectionery acquisition

Published:  16 August, 2017

Lanchester Wines is continuing to diversify its offering and expanding its gifting business with the buyout of a high-end chocolate maker.

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Hine appoints Speciality Brands as UK distributor

Published:  16 August, 2017

Hine Cognac has appointed premium spirits agent Speciality Brands as its new UK distributor.

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WineTraining founder Raul Diaz embarks on online venture

Published:  16 August, 2017

WineTraining founder Raul Diaz has embarked on his latest venture - an online ‘lifestyle’ wine subscription business.

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NWTC sets out plans for Manchester

Published:  16 August, 2017

One of Manchester’s most prominent outdoor eating and drinking hotspots has secured a long-term agreement to allow them to set down roots and expand.

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Looking ahead: Neil Anderson, Kingsland Drinks

Published:  16 August, 2017

The autumn tasting season will be upon us before we know it, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period.

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Start-up Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates acquires first vineyards

Published:  16 August, 2017

Aotearoa New Zealand Fine Wine Estates Limited Partnership (ANZFWE) has acquired two vineyards, and part in a third – the company’s first purchases since it was set up at the beginning of this year.

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Majestic reports surging Sherry sales

Published:  15 August, 2017

Majestic Wine has reported a 46% hike in annual Sherry sales driven by an increasing thirst for the tipple among Britain’s ‘hipsters’.

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IWSC Spirits Communicator of the Year Award shortlist revealed

Published:  15 August, 2017

The International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) has unveiled the shortlist for its Spirits Communicator of the Year Award.

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Benevolent bike ride in memory of Dan Townsend raises £13,000

Published:  15 August, 2017

An impressive £13,000 was raised by the peloton of riders that participated in the charity bike ride that took place Sunday in memory of Dan Townsend - the late managing director at Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).

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Wine Source UK adds Champagne Gosset to its portfolio

Published:  15 August, 2017

Wine Source UK has added Champagne Gosset to its portfolio.

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Majestic appoints former Sainsbury’s buyer

Published:  14 August, 2017

Majestic has appointed former Sainsbury’s and Oddbins buyer Julie Buckley as senior buyer.

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Maker’s Mark launches 'bartender engagement' programme

Published:  14 August, 2017

Premium bourbon brand Maker’s Mark has revealed a new ‘bartender engagement’ series of workshops hosted by new ‘brand diplomat’ Amanda Humphrey.

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Australia’s alternative varieties buck trend in UK market

Published:  14 August, 2017

Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Verdelho and Fiano are among a host of alternative and less established varieties from Australia that are on the rise, helping drive premium sales from Down Under in the UK.

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Bombay Sapphire reveals campaign partners

Published:  14 August, 2017

Bombay Sapphire has partnered with ten bars across Europe as part of its recently launched ‘A Gin Of Ten Journeys’ campaign.

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Looking ahead: Andrew Bewes, MD at Hallgarten

Published:  14 August, 2017

The autumn tasting season will be upon us before we know it, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period.

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Villages and zone wines to be allowed in Rioja

Published:  13 August, 2017

The Rioja control board has given the nod for changes to be made to regulations which will give greater visibility to smaller geographical units.

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Looking ahead: Paul Jenkins, Caprice Holdings and The Birley Group

Published:  11 August, 2017

The autumn tasting season will be upon us before we know it, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period.

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Nederburg encourages trade to get cycling and pairing for charity fundraiser

Published:  11 August, 2017

South African producer Nederburg is encouraging pubs and businesses in the UK to help to ‘mobilise’ African communities and make it easier for people to access education, healthcare and economic opportunities.

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The week that was

Published:  11 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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NWTC hits the road

Published:  10 August, 2017

The company behind the Botanist has adapted its offering to four wheels so that it can tour the country with its cocktails and craft beers.

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