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The Latchmere: A return of an institution

Published:  04 July, 2014

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Clapham wine bar to open in public toilet

Published:  03 July, 2014

A 100-year-old public toilet in Clapham in south London is getting ready to open its doors after being radically revamped into WC, Wine & Charcuterie bar.

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Gymkhana comes out top in the National Restaurant Awards

Published:  01 July, 2014

Premium London Indian restaurant, Gymkhana, has been voted the best restaurant in the UK in last night's National Restaurant Awards, run by Restaurant magazine, sister title to Harpers.co.uk.

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Tengu Sake's Oliver Hilton-Johnson on driving sake sales in the UK

Published:  27 June, 2014

Anna Greenhous talks to Oliver Hilton-Johnson of Tengu Sake, shortlisted for the International Wine Challenge 'Innovator of the Year' 2014 award, about how he's made sake more accessible and the growing interest in sake in the UK.

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BrewDog launches World Cup publicity stunt with Vote Sepp beer

Published:  26 June, 2014

Another day, another BrewDog publicity stunt, but its idea to launch a Vote Sepp beer in honour of FIFA's president, Sepp Blatter, in a typically cheeky move to get the 2022 World Cup switched from controversial Qatar to a safe bet Scotland, is bound to result in even more headlines - including this one - for the maverick Scottish brewer.

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Valentino Monticello, sommelier and acclaimed artist, has died

Published:  26 June, 2014

 

Today marks the funeral of acclaimed artist and former head sommelier, Valentino Monticello, who took his love for wine and music to create a body of work depicting scenes from famous operas using only wine labels from where those operas were based.

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Provence's Ventoux is 'about more than entry-level co-op table wines', says winemaker

Published:  26 June, 2014

Provence's Ventoux region has more to offer than entry-level co-operative grown table wines, and quality rivals its Côtes du Rhône neighbours, claims a winemaker from the region.

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Penfolds to push back Bin, Icon and Luxury wines to one combined release in October

Published:  25 June, 2014

 

Penfolds, the iconic Australian wine brand, is to combine the annual release of its Bin Series, Icon and Luxury Collection wines into one overall Penfolds Collection range that will take place on October 16.

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BrewDog opens Florence bar

Published:  25 June, 2014

Scotland's most infamous brewers' BrewDog are set to open their latest craft beer bar - this time in Florence - later this month.

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Wine travel website Winerist gears up for rapid growth

Published:  25 June, 2014

Wine and food travel website Winerist is aiming to boost the number of experiences it offers from 600 to 5,000 within the next six months, according to the firm's co-founder.

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Burgundy needs two strong harvests to ease stocks and prices

Published:  25 June, 2014

Burgundy needs two strong harvests to get stocks back on track and stabilise prices, says Will Oatley, managing director of Louis Latour Agencies.

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Douglas Blyde compares the culinary and wine delights of the Fat Duck and Fera at Claridge's

Published:  24 June, 2014

Occurring within days, I was lucky enough to experience arguably two of England's finest chefs calibrate dishes to complement complex ferment from noble estates. These were served in the presence of two of the trade's most celebrated raconteurs.

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Australia must continue to push its premium wines, says Negociants

Published:  24 June, 2014

"There will always be cheap wine in the market - that shouldn't detract or deviate the Australian wine industry from its premium message", says Negociants managing director Simon Thorpe MW.

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Last chance to play in the Harpers World Cup Predictions game

Published:  20 June, 2014

Today's your last chance to stare in to that Brazilian crystal ball and take part in the Harpers World Cup Predictathonand win a whole load of wine along the way. Which is a lot more than the England football team will be winning this summer.

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Drinks trade backs England to drive sales during World Cup

Published:  19 June, 2014

The drinks trade is eagerly anticipating tonight's England match to drive beer consumption across the on and off-trade - although one in 10 pub goers will choose wine as their match tipple.

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Sluggish May for managed on-trade operators

Published:  19 June, 2014

Although 2014 kicked off with a bang, managed pub and restaurant operators saw sales growth slow in May with like-for-like sales up just 0.2% compared to the same month last year.

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Matthieu Longuere comes out top in Wine Australia's Tasting Blind Club

Published:  18 June, 2014

Master Sommelier, Matthieu Longuere, has been announced as the 2014 winner of Wine Australia's Tasting Blind Club.

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Your chance to win the World Cup 2014 with Harpers' predictions game

Published:  18 June, 2014

So who has caught your eye in the World Cup? Robben, Muller, Sterling, Pirlo? After wathcing the first round of games across all groups, who do you think has the best chance of winning?
Well why not have a go at our Harpers World Cup Predictathon and show your peers in the trade how much you really know about the beautiful game.

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London Wine Week attracts over 7,000 people to 100 events across the capital

Published:  18 June, 2014

Over 7,000 people took part in the first London Wine Week earlier this month which included a series of specialist tastings, including Robert Parker's first UK appearance in 25 years, and events across the capital.

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Humble Grape aims to open 16 tech-focused wine bars

Published:  17 June, 2014

London-based wine business Humble Grape has set its sights on becoming the 'Starbucks of the wine world', complete with enhanced technology, and plans to open16 franchised wine bars.

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