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Paul Schaafsma to step down as CEO of Accolade Wines in coming months

Published:  30 August, 2016

Paul Schaafsma is set to step down as the chief executive officer of Accolade Wines in the coming months, but may stay on through the company's initial public offering which is set for next year, according to sources.

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Net income up 32.2% for Concha y Toro Q2

Published:  30 August, 2016

Chilean wine producer Concha y Toro has reported healthy uplift in sales and profits in its 2016 Q2 results.

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Gin cocktail competition launches in four UK cities

Published:  26 August, 2016

The team behind Masons Yorkshire Gin are holding their first cocktail competition since their launch in 2013, with the winner launching their own limited edition batch of the spirit under the Masons label.

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Wiltshire brewery wages war on Doom Bar

Published:  26 August, 2016

A Wiltshire brewer has taken aim at the success and dominance of Doom Bar "taking over pumps" in pubs across the county.

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Trade reacts to government's publication of CMO's new drink guidelines

Published:  26 August, 2016

Yesterday the government published the UK Chief Medical Officers' Low Risk Drinking Guidelines, which reflected the new moderate drinking guidelines that were introduced in January of this year.

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

Published:  26 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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Investment holding back Stellenbosch from becoming top tourism destination

Published:  25 August, 2016

A leading US wine expert has said that investment is the only thing stopping Stellenbosch from becoming as significant as Napa Valley in terms of popularity for wine tourism.

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Gordon's gin switches up bottle for first time in decades

Published:  25 August, 2016

Gordon's gin has revealed a fresh new look for the first time in decades. 

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Aldi publishes map of UK wine capitals

Published:  25 August, 2016

Glasgow is the UK capital for Prosecco while London is home of Champagne, according to discount supermarket Aldi.

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Bibendum launches 'Mode' a new tool to identify on-trade trends as they emerge

Published:  25 August, 2016

Bibendum's insights team has launched a new data tool called 'Mode' to help identify on-trade trends as they develop rather than relying on sales data that is often not captured until after a trend has already begun.

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Naked Wines launches English sparkler to be named by British public

Published:  25 August, 2016

An online crowd-funded wine business is asking the British public to get involved in the production, branding and naming of a new English sparkling wine.

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Casarena champions Cabernet Sauvignon at launch of premium Argentine DNA wines into UK

Published:  24 August, 2016

Bodegas Casarena introduced its DNA Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon and blended Icono wine at the UNA Argentina pop up restaurant in St Pancras Clock Tower on 23 August, marking a firm commitment to growing premium Argentine wines in the UK.

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Second annual London Greek Wine Festival to be hosted in October

Published:  24 August, 2016

The second annual London Greek Wine festival is set to be hosted on 8th and 9th of October 2016 and will showcase over 130 wines from a wide selection of producers.

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Boutique RumFest and RumFest unveil programme for October events

Published:  24 August, 2016

RumFest, which celebrates its tenth year this year, and the Boutique RemFest, which is a trade only event, will be hosted in London at the end of October.

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Breaking News: Conviviality announces new group buying structure

Published:  24 August, 2016

Conviviality PLC have today advised suppliers of fundamental changes to the group's wine buying structure.

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Millennials: Fishing the $1.62 trillion pond

Published:  24 August, 2016

Millennials are the key to wine's future fortunes, but we need to know how to talk to them.

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Nielsen: Alcohol sales boom off the back of hot weather

Published:  23 August, 2016

Brits are celebrating the summer weather and alcohol sales have soared over the last four weeks according Nielsen most recent data out today.

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Wines of Portugal partners with D&D London for 'Viva Portugal!' throughout September

Published:  23 August, 2016

Wines of Portugal has partnered with premium casual dining group, D&D London, to host "Viva Portugal!" a month long campaign in September across 20 of their outlets.

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Over 100 producers to be on show at WOSA's Intrepid South Africa tasting

Published:  23 August, 2016

Wines of South Africa's 2016 annual tasting titled Intrepid South Africa will be showcasing wines from over 100 producers.

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Kantar Worldpanel: Weather turns heat up on grocery sales

Published:  23 August, 2016

According to Kantar Worldpanel figures out this week, the good weather helped UK consumers increase their spend with grocers, with market growth hitting 0.3%.

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