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Philglas & Swiggot opens in Marylebone

Published:  23 July, 2008

London wine merchant Philglas & Swiggot has opened its third shop in Marylebone's New Quebec Street (020 7402 0002), to the north of Oxford Street.

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CIVC launches competition for wine educators

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Comit Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC), the trade organisation which represents Champagne houses and growers, has introduced a pan-European competition aimed at rewarding anyone who teaches, lectures or educates on the subject of Champagne.

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JD takes number three spot from Gordon's

Published:  23 July, 2008

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey has overtaken Diageo's Gordon's gin to become the UK's third biggest spirit brand with a 6.2% share of the on-trade market.

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Constellation drops bid for Allied Domecq

Published:  23 July, 2008

The consortium headed by Constellation Brands and Brown Forman has abandoned its attempt to take over Allied Domecq. City analysts believe this leaves the way open for Pernod Ricard's recommended 7.4 billion offer in conjunction with Fortune Brands for the UK drinks giant to proceed without further challenge.

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Italy Supplement 2005

Published:  23 July, 2008

In celebrating Italy's diversity, we have tried to cover as many regions as we can between this summer and the rest of the year, focusing especially on those lesserknown ones, such as Basilicata included in this supplement and Trentino in the accompanying issue. We have also asked some of the top experts writing on Italian wine for the UK market, Nicolas Belfrage MW, Michael Palij MW and Franco Ziliani, to look at some of the themes that underpin Italy's modern vinous identity: the tensions between indigenous and imported' grape varieties, between traditional and modern' vinification techniques and between big brands and smaller producers.

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IWSC trophy winners announced at Vinexpo

Published:  23 July, 2008

The International Wine and Spirit Competition used the opening day of Vinexpo earlier this week to announce the first round of Trophy Winners in this year's competition.

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Homage to Catalonia

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Codornu group is best known for its Cavas, but in recent years the company has spread its wings and now owns still wine companies across Spain and the globe. Codornu's international director, Xavier Pages, explains what's next for the Catalan giant

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The promised land

Published:  23 July, 2008

The ancient Greeks introduced viticulture in the south of Italy, naming Italy Oenotria after the Greek word for wine, oinos. Since then, Puglia has played a key role in the Italian wine scene. For many years the region was an anonymous source of bulk wines, often used to enhance well-known wines in France as well as Italy. Although one can still see truckloads from the south on their way north, Puglia is now claiming its own place in the national and international wine world. It is widely regarded as the Promised Land'.

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Logistics Supplement 2005

Published:  23 July, 2008

It somehow seems appropriate for this logistics report to be delivered as a supplement - as an accessory to the main
issue of Harpers. In this discrete format, it represents the way that many people in the wine trade consider logistics as an adjunct to their real' business.
But this view is short-sighted, and potentially costly. Yes, the UK industry is largely about marketing and sales; but
fulfilment remains the key to success. So while various distribution functions may be very sensibly outsourced, they are delegated and then essentially marginalised at peril.
Logistics processes have too great an impact on the products and services offered by almost every wine business to merit less than regular and thoughtful attention.

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Bruichladdich launches whisky on the Rocks

Published:  23 July, 2008

Islay whisky producer Bruichladdich has launched the second in its Designer Single Malt series.

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Opening Speech at Vinexpo 2005 by Mr Dominique Bussereau, French Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries

Published:  23 July, 2008

I am delighted to be at Vinexpo today, the largest wine and spirits exhibition in the world, the most comprehensive showcase for French and international viticulture.

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OBITUARY: Jeremy Paul Spencer

Published:  23 July, 2008

4 October 1954 - 12 June 2005
A driving force at one of the UK's leading wine distributors, when he retired from the Wine Trade in 2002, Jeremy Spencer had been in the business 22 years.

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The Interview: Remi Krug, Chairman, IHEGGAT, Reims, France

Published:  23 July, 2008

What's special about the IHEGGAT training programme?

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Wapping Project moves into wine retailing

Published:  23 July, 2008

Award-winning east London art and dining space, the Wapping Project, is to branch out into wine retailing.

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Licensing Act guidance from the WSTA

Published:  23 July, 2008

In an effort to help licensees who are confused about the new Licensing Act, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has developed a 12-point guide setting out who needs a licence, what kind of licence they need and how they can apply for it.

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Bordeaux 04: final prices announced

Published:  23 July, 2008

The last of the Bordeaux estates have released their prices for the 2004 en primeur campaign, two months after its start.

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Bordeaux reforms

Published:  23 July, 2008

A number of big reforms to the Bordeaux wine region were voted through at last week's general assembly of the Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) - including the establishment of a vin de pays category for the region.

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Lay & Wheeler makes overtures to new market

Published:  23 July, 2008

Having made headlines last year for its alliance with Thresher Group, Lay & Wheeler has teamed up with another unlikely partner - The Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.

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EU sulphur clarification

Published:  23 July, 2008

At the request of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA), Comit Vins, the European trade association for wine, has sought legal advice that provides clarification on the EU Directive on Allergens (D 2003/89/EC), which comes into effect on 25 November 2005.

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Cono Sur hits the on-trade with Novum

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chilean winery Cono Sur has launched a new on-trade exclusive range in conjunction with Novum Wines, the wine company set up by former Oddbins buyer Steve Daniel.

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