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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  05 August, 2016

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

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Euro 2016 boosts sales in Irish grocery retailers

Published:  05 August, 2016

Irish grocery retailers saw an uplift in sales thanks to Euro 2016, with sales rising by 3.3% compared with last year.

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Ten tips on how to hit the right note with craft beer

Published:  05 August, 2016

The mighty craft pound has definitely paid off when it comes to specialty beer.

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In-depth: 50 Best Indies winners

Published:  05 August, 2016

Voted for by our 100-strong and fully independent countrywide judging academy, these exciting new awards are designed to recognise those independent merchants that have done the most to drive forward quality and innovation in the retail of wines, beers and spirits.

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Graham Norton expands his wine range

Published:  04 August, 2016

Following the tremendous success of his own-label sauvignon blanc, Graham Norton will be expanding production the GN Sauvignon Blanc and will be adding an Australian Shiraz to the range this Autumn.

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Lord Maude to speak on new trading arrangements post-Brexit at WSTA conference

Published:  04 August, 2016

The former Minister for Trade and Minister for Europe, Lord Francis Maude, will be the keynote speaker at this year's WSTA Annual Conference, which will take 'Brexit and the changing shape of the industry' as its theme.

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Oddbins' launches wacky new Brexit campaign

Published:  04 August, 2016

Leave it to Oddbins, the quirky wine retailer, to come out with a new campaign centred on the recent vote for the UK to leave European Union.

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Alliance Wine launches first English bubbles

Published:  04 August, 2016

Alliance Wine has launched their first English sparking wine, Truslers Hill Pinot Noir Rosé 2014.

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The Balvenie's David Stewart MBE talks 50 years in Scotch

Published:  04 August, 2016

Recent MBE recipient and The Balvenie master blender David Stewart has witnessed the full evolution of the modern Scotch industry throughout his 53 year career - and pioneered a few revolutionary production methods along the way.

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Southern France city streets flood with wine following vandalism

Published:  04 August, 2016

French police have confirmed the criminal nature of an attack on a wine storage business in the port city of Sète, in southern France.

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First sommelier wine app preparing inaugural launch in London

Published:  03 August, 2016

The "world's first" wine app which sets out to put a "sommelier in your pocket" is launching in partnership with its first restaurant this week.

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First English wine appears on Liv-ex

Published:  03 August, 2016

English sparkling wine has been given a boost by appearing on fine wine trading platform Liv-ex for the first time.

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Top 10 UK wine brands by value

Published:  03 August, 2016

The top two wine brands by value in the UK have both managed to clinch the top spots despite seeing a dip in value sales compared to the previous year, according to the latest figures.

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New wines added to "no jargon" Ehrmanns range

Published:  03 August, 2016

Ehrmanns is launching three new wines in its Made In range of wines for the off-trade.

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Jackson Family Wines appoints new sales director to drive European expansion

Published:  02 August, 2016

A Californian winery has appointed a new European sales director as part of its expansion plan.

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McConaughey to "reintroduce" Wild Turkey as creative director

Published:  02 August, 2016

Wild Turkey has announced a new partnership with Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey who has been brought onboard to introduce the bourbon brand to a new generation.

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On and off-trade: Ten tips on how to upsell

Published:  02 August, 2016

We all know how comfortable customers are with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Argentinean Malbec - and it can be easy to let these tried-and-tested favourites rule the roost.

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14 consecutive years of growth for wine education at WSET

Published:  02 August, 2016

Demand for wine and spirit education continues to accelerate at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), where a total of 72,171 exams were taken globally in the academic year finishing July 31, 2016.

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New multi-million pound brewery for Chapel Down's Curious Drinks

Published:  02 August, 2016

Chapel Down has completed the exchange of contracts on a 1.6-acre site to further develop its beer and cider business.

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Oddbins first to stock wine from Kingsland Drinks' carbonation line

Published:  01 August, 2016

Kingsland Drinks' has found the first listing of its new carbonated wines, having launched a carbonated version of the Shorn range to make the most of the rising demand for sparkling wine.

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