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Big Brother on whisky watch

Published:  12 November, 2014

There are some mysterious goings on in the world of whisky this week. Jura distillery has been inviting everyone to a seriously hush-hush event about a new whisky. But it doesn't say what that whisky is.

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To boldly go where no wine tasting has gone before

Published:  12 November, 2014

Wine conferences around the world will soon have an excuse to tap up William Shatner as their guest speaker.

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It's all about the bubbles: from one rapper to another

Published:  07 November, 2014

Bubbles have long been beloved by the rich and famous. And that love in turn helps to spread the love more widely and boom! you've got a stellar success, says the Claret Pimpernel.

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Chiefs of the week: Harpers Rising Stars for Wine Vision

Published:  07 November, 2014

We don't just have one Chief of the Week for you this time round, but eight. Yes the eight stand out winners who we have selected to receive the Harpers Rising Stars Grant to attend this month's Wine Vision conference in London.

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Quick thinking Google chief hopes to seduce Jancis Robinson with a phone upgrade

Published:  04 November, 2014

Those Google folk don't miss a trick - I guess they would not be working there if they did.

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The Bibendum PLB "supergroup" is all set to make beautiful music together

Published:  31 October, 2014

Supergroup. That's the word on the street this week. There's a new one in the wine trade this week. Haven't you heard? Bibendum PLB.

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Chief of the Week: Michael Saunders

Published:  30 October, 2014

There really can only be one stand out personality in the wine and spirits world this week. Yes, Michael Saunders the new chief of the combined Bibendum PLB group following the former's takeover of the latter earlier this week.

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Chief of the Week: Anne Burchett, managing director, Sopexa UK

Published:  24 October, 2014

As we have put such a focus on French wines this week with the France Summit it is only fitting that our Chief of the Week is none other than Anne Burchett, managing director of Sopexa UK, who won the Harpers Special Achievement Award at our French Wine Awards.

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Chief of the week: Ian Burrell - the world's rum ambassador

Published:  17 October, 2014

As job titles go global rum ambassador is one to brag about with your mates down the pub. Really? Your job is to go around the world talking about and tasing and drinking rum?

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HARPERS CHOICE

Published:  14 October, 2014

Salentein Pr1mus, Keermont Terrasse, Benegas-Lynch Cabernet Franc

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COPY: HARPERS CHOICE

Published:  14 October, 2014

HARPERS CHOICE

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Who lives in a house like this?

Published:  10 October, 2014

Never mind the old woman who lived in a shoe, now you can be the family who lived in a cork.

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Dan Jago proves that customers really do come first

Published:  09 October, 2014

For all those skeptics out there who don't think retailers engage with their customers, we've got heartening news. They do. Pat on the back goes to Tesco drinks supremo Dan Jago for the following Twitter exchange.

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Here's a right corking video for you...

Published:  09 October, 2014

Here's a video after our own heart here at Harpers Uncorked. As part of last month's Wines of the Beautiful South tasting you might have seen a special "cork" wall which doubled up as an actual live art installation.

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What do the Village People, Tom & Jerry and sausages have to do with wine?

Published:  07 October, 2014

If you're not into worthy tomes on wine but do want to know what the Village People, Tom & Jerry and sausages have to do with wine, there's a new book for you.

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The Chief of the Week: THE Chief, Richard Siddle

Published:  03 October, 2014

This week, unbeknownst to him, we are raising a glass to editor of Harpers Wine and Spirit, Richard Siddle. The chief, as he is known to many, is a finalist for the 2014 Editor of the Year Business Magazine award by the British Society of Magazine Editors.

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No 3 Gin cocktail winner turns to Beatrix Potter's Mr Tod for inspiration

Published:  03 October, 2014

Let's be honest the average top bartender is not the kind of person who would admit turning to Beatrix Potter for inspiration. Let alone the kind of bartender who would be allowed to play along the back bar of the uber cool City Social in Old Broad Street in London.

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Guess who?

Published:  02 October, 2014

Can you work out who these famous wine trade faces are?

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The Harpers Gang...here to entertain you!

Published:  17 September, 2014

Harpers Team @harperswine

Harpers Team @harperswine

Here's the Harpers team like you have never seen them before.

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Let's cheer Warren Adamson on his final push to John O'Groats for the Benevolent

Published:  12 September, 2014

If you've had a tough week of tastings, meetings and trips out to the Wines of the Beautiful South then spare a thought for Craggy Range's Warren Adamson who is currently in to day seven of a nine day bike ride between Land's End and John O'Groats.

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