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Sipsmith's Chiswick distillery 'disappointed' after it is refused a license for late night distillery tours

Published:  02 June, 2015

London distiller Sipsmith has been refused a late licence, after opposition from residents near its Chiswick distillery.

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Copestick Murray reports strong performance on back of 'iheart' and Prosecco

Published:  01 June, 2015

Copestick Murray reported turnover up 15% to £23.6m in 2014 on the strength of its leading wine and Prosecco brands, 'iHeart' wine and Mionetto.

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Liberty Wines boost New Zealand portfolio

Published:  27 May, 2015

Liberty Wines has boosted its New Zealand portfolio after signing up wine producer Akarua.

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Off-Piste Wines launches varietal-led range, from the creator of 'I Heart' brand

Published:  26 May, 2015

Off-Piste Wines has launched a new mid-tier range of varietal-led wines that is targeting younger consumers in the convenience sector.

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Kingsland invests in plans to launch fruit flavoured wines

Published:  19 May, 2015

Kingsland Wine & Spirits is investing further in its Irlam site as it plans to roll out new fruit-flavoured wines

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Asda cuts wine range by 8% but adds new range of lesser known varietals among 200 new lines

Published:  13 May, 2015

Asda has overhauled its entire wine range, cutting its total range by around 8% in order to rationalise the offer and accommodate more than 200 new products.

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California wines performance in UK strongest its been in 20 years

Published:  12 May, 2015

At yesterday's fifth annual Golden State tasting, California producers heard from John McLaren, the UK director of the Wine Institute of California, that the category has not been in better position in the past 20 years.

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Top ten things to know about the Majestic and Naked Wines merger

Published:  11 May, 2015

Last month following the announcement that Naked Wines was to be acquired by Majestic Plc for £70m, harpers.co.uk had an opportunity to talk with both Eamon Fitzgerald, the managing director of Naked Wines and the new chief executive officer, Rowan Gormley of Majestic Plc about what the merger would mean for their businesses.

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Bibendum PLB's new independent channel to sign up to Harpers Best Practice Guidelines

Published:  08 May, 2015

Bibendum PLB's new independent wine company, Walker & Wodehouse is set to sign up Harpers Best Practice Guidelines, shortly after its launch in June.

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Bancroft boosts on-trade portfolio after signing up 11 new wineries

Published:  07 May, 2015

Bancroft Wines is further strengthening its French wine portfolio after releasing its 25th anniversary 2015 wine list.

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Kingsland Drinks to acquire Bottle Green Limited

Published:  30 April, 2015

Kingsland Drinks yesterday agreed to purchase Bottle Green Limited from DCC Food & Beverage UK Limited for an undisclosed sum.

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XPO Logistics acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle could benefit wine importers

Published:  29 April, 2015

XPO Logistics is to acquire Norbert Dentressangle, a leading global provider of contract logistics, freight brokerage and transportation services in a move that could benefit UK wine importers through improved customer service and the availability of a broader logistic network.

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Former Bibendum head of spirits launches new distribution business

Published:  22 April, 2015

The former head of Bibendum's beer and spirits division is launching his own spirits distribution business in May.

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Wine bottler and wholesaler The Lanchester Group launches first retail shop

Published:  22 April, 2015

Bottling specialist and wholesaler The Lanchester Group has launched its first retail outline in County Durham.

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Roberson Wine showing wine-on-tap range at LWF

Published:  21 April, 2015

Roberson Wine is showcasing its new wine-on-tap range at the London Wine Fair which it launched into the on-trade last summer.

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Justin Keay discovers some unknown suprises at last month's Go West tasting

Published:  14 April, 2015

Justin Keay weighs in on last month's Go West tasting and overwhelmingly urges the trade to 'Go West, young man!"

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Economists brace for China's slowing economy

Published:  13 April, 2015

China has reported a 15% fall in exports and a 12% fall in imports for the month of March 2015, which has increased concerns that the Chinese economy is slowing down.

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Q&A: David Cox, chief executive, The Benevolent

Published:  10 April, 2015

"Despite being in existence for 129 years, I am acutely aware that there are many people within the drinks trade that do not actually know that there is a trade charity there to support and help them. And even if they did know about The Benevolent, we found that many myths and misconceptions exist about who we help and how we help."

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Analysis: Majestic's acquisition of Naked Wines

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines' acquisition of Naked Wines, and the appointment of Rowan Gormley as its new chief executive, will see the launch of a new international multi-channel wine retailing group. 

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Harpers Wine & Spirit to join Agile Media

Published:  10 April, 2015

Harpers Wine and Spirit and Harpers.co.uk have, from the beginning of April, joined Off Licence News at Agile Media.

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