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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  18 July, 2014

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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English Wine Producers revises ambitious target downwards

Published:  16 July, 2014

English Wine Producers has revised downwards ambitious targets of reaching £100 million worth of sales by next year, saying instead sales of £60 million are more likely.

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UK spirits market is "more polarised than ever" says new William Grant & Sons report

Published:  14 July, 2014

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William Grant Sons

The branded spirits market is "more polarised than ever" and offers big opportunities for premium brands, according to the latest business report from William Grant & Sons UK, formerly know as First Drinks.

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UK wine market expected to grow in value by 6% by 2018

Published:  10 July, 2014

The UK wine market is expected to grow in value by 6.1% to £13.14 billion by 2018, with volume growth forecast to pick up again in 2017.

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BrewDog opens 20th bar at its headquaters

Published:  09 July, 2014

BrewDog continues to dominate the UK craft beer scene is opening its seventh bar this year and its 15th bar in the UK called DogTap at its headquarters in Aberdeenshire.

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Retailers and suppliers yet to crack low-alcohol wine, says Harpers report

Published:  09 July, 2014

Try as it might, the UK wine trade has yet to crack the low-alcohol wine category, according to a new Harpers report published today.

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How retailers are using consumers to drive their brand image and strategy

Published:  04 July, 2014

The new, all-singing, all-dancing London Wine Fair was an apt setting for Harpers debate on how companies can harness consumer power to drive their businesses forward.

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Edrington Group profits and turnover rise due to whisky boom

Published:  02 July, 2014

The Edrington Group, the Scottish maker of The Macallan, Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark, and Highland Park whiskies, saw profits rise by 3% and turnover hit £730.4 million for fiscal year 2014 which ended on March 31.

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British Airways pilot and flight attendant wife team to open Salut Wines in Manchester

Published:  30 June, 2014

A British Airways pilot and his first class flight attendant wife hope their new wine merchants, Salut Wine, which opens in Manchester in August,  will help keep their feet firmly on the floor with what they claim will have the largest Enomatic machine installation in the city. 

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An independent Scotland means higher costs, free trade risks and lack of global support for whisky

Published:  11 June, 2014

Scotch whisky producers face higher costs and EU tariffs, a loss of support from UK embassies, and increased uncertainty if Scotland votes for independence, according to a report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Australian wine chief tips US as 'outstanding opportunity' for wine

Published:  10 June, 2014

Top Australian wine producer Neil McGuigan says the US market is a "sleeping giant" when it comes to wine consumption, and predicts its growth will outpace China in the next few years.

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Changes at London Wine Fair draw over 11,000 people

Published:  09 June, 2014

As last week's London Wine Fair 2014 wrapped up, the initial visitor estimates show numbers up 11% overall, signalling the format changes and return to Olympia injected some much needed life back into one of the UK's biggest wine exhibitions.

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Gilbert Winfield: Let's hope London Cru is first of many UK urban wineries

Published:  06 June, 2014

London Cru, London's first urban winery is the new venture of the unstoppable Cliff Roberson, founder of Roberson Wine. This concept has been going a while in the US and Canada, but the UK seems to be lagging a few years behind on this. Roberson is setting a great example for future ventures, and I hope we see more of them.

 

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge re-open Glenturret Distillery in Scotland

Published:  30 May, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge re-opened Scotland's oldest distillery Glenturret yesterday following a closure that allowed for a £250,000 investment to be made to develop a visitor's centre called The Famous Grouse Experience.

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Gusbourne Estate signs up as a key sponsor of Digital Wine Conference

Published:  30 May, 2014

 

English winery, Gusbourne Estate, is to mark its 10 year anniversary with a key sponsorship of this year's Digital Wine Communications Conference to be held in in Montreux, Switzerland between October 31 and November 2.

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English Wine Week kicks off across the trade

Published:  27 May, 2014

English Wine Week kicked off over the bank holiday on Saturday and will be celebrating English Wine across the country all week long with several high street retailers, independent merchants and the on-trade promoting "locally" produced wines.

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Chilean wineries to get squeezed by taxes and sluggish economy

Published:  23 May, 2014

A slowdown in Chile's economy and a possible tax restructure being debated in Congress would raise the price of wine and squeeze already-struggling producers.

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Top English winemakers at joint independent tasting to help launch English Wine Week

Published:  21 May, 2014

Five leading English winemakers are coming together tomorrow in Plymouth to unveil their new 2013 vintages at leading local independent wine merchant , Le Vignoble. The event is being held to also help promote English Wine Week that starts on Saturday, May 24.

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Published:  21 May, 2014
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Record trade uptake ahead of English Wine Week 2014

Published:  20 May, 2014

English Wine Week gets underway on Saturday May 24 with a host of events across the on and off-trade and widespread media coverage.

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