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Wine shipments through US ports in jeopardy as strike action 'unavoidable'

Published:  30 April, 2014

Industrial action at western US ports now looks "unavoidable" say opposing sides in the dispute - putting wine shipments in jeopardy.

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Menopausal women are the target for new US wine brand - Hot Flash Wines

Published:  28 April, 2014

A new wine business targeting menopausal women has been set up in the United States called Hot Flash Wines.

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Katherine Canfield on a new US wine business targeting menoposaul women

Published:  28 April, 2014

The important role women play in the future of wine - and the drinks industry as a whole - is undeniable; however, this critical demographic continues to be elusive for many in the trade. Wine businesses have attempted to fill this gap in their customer base with new marketing strategies, such as the calorie-focused marketing for wines and cocktails employed by US alcohol brand Skinnygirl Cocktails

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Jon Bonné of San Francisco Chronicle on how American wine is changing

Published:  28 April, 2014

Jon Bonné, wine editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, tells Anne Krebiehl at last week's New California tasting how what constitutes a good American wine is changing radically as new consumers start experimenting more.  

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Pernod Ricard to buy California's Kenwood Vineyards

Published:  24 April, 2014

Pernod Ricard is strengthening its US business with the purchase of Kenwood Vineyards in California's Sonoma Valley from F Korbel & Bros.

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US approval of powdered alcohol in doubt

Published:  22 April, 2014

Approvals for sale of powdered alcohol in the US were issued in error, a federal representative has stated.

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International Brands in £750k marketing push

Published:  16 April, 2014

International Brands is investing £750,000 into marketing in 2014, with a push on South African wine Makulu and its Broadleaf range.

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Chile and South Africa wine exports surge

Published:  16 April, 2014

Chile and South Africa saw the volume of their wine exports surge ahead last year, while Australia and Argentina faced more challenges, according to Rabobank's latest report.  

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PaperBoy Wine selects new paper bottle manufacturer

Published:  11 April, 2014

PaperBoy Wine bottles, which were supplied by GreenBottle who helped manufacture the first paper wine bottles, have entered into a three year agreement with Ecologic Brands, Inc., an American company, to supply the bottles.

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Constellation Brands bet on beer pays off

Published:  09 April, 2014

Constellation Brands released its 2014 fiscal results today reporting fourth quarter profits increasing 92% to $157 million, driven largely by market gains related to the acquisition of Grupo Modelo's US commercial beer business.

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UK wine firms should look to US market for growth, says senior trade figure

Published:  09 April, 2014

British wine firms should look to the US, where domestic wine consumption is outpacing supply, says trade stalwart James Forbes, who has formed a US-focused company.

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TWE's new chief executive says "structural changes" inevitable

Published:  08 April, 2014

A week into his new role as chief executive at Treasury Wine Estates, Michael Clarke has admitted "there is a lot that needs to be fixed."

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Pressure on wine shipments mounts as US ports still deadlocked over contracts

Published:  03 April, 2014

Strike threats at western US sea ports are ongoing, with wine logistics experts predicting major problems for those who have not planned ahead.

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Echo Falls revamps design to support higher prices

Published:  31 March, 2014

Echo Falls has changed its bottles and label design to demarcate its range into a two tier offering and support a higher price point. 

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California now making the "white space" wines people want to buy says Joel Peterson

Published:  18 March, 2014

California is now making and exporting what leading US winemaker, Joel Peterson of Ravenswood  Wines, calls "white space" wines that are increasingly popular both in America in its key export markets.

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The week ahead: Budget and tastings dominate the agenda

Published:  17 March, 2014

The wine and spirits trade faces one of its most eventful weeks of the year as it counts down to Wednesday's Budget with a series of major generic tastings.

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Hello Vino acquires social wine app Corkbin- the "Instagram" of wine

Published:  17 March, 2014

Hello Vino has announced a deal to acquire the US social wine app Corkbin, that allows wine enthusiasts to save and share photos of wines and has been called the "Instagram of wine".

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

Published:  14 March, 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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America unites for first California, Washington and Oregon Go West! UK tasting

Published:  14 March, 2014

The US states of California, Oregon and Washington will be holding a combined tasting for the first time next week at the Queen Elizabeth II centre in London on March 17. 

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How California's wine kings lead the industry

Published:  12 March, 2014

When it comes to innovation, California holds all the trump cards. Erin Smith visits winemakers, technologists and designers across the region to find out why.

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