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Game of Thrones wine-ter is coming! Plus CP's top TV shows paired with wines

Published:  08 July, 2014

Calm down all Game of Thrones' fans out there, but the Claret Pimpernel has heard that wine-ter is coming your way! Game of Thrones, the über successful HBO drama now has a wine produced in its honour - the Wines of Westeros range. The Australian wines will include 12 different styles, each one said to represent a major house or group from the series.

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Harpers Uncorked: Tweets of the Week

Published:  04 July, 2014

The Claret Pimpernel trolls the twitter-sphere looking for news but also some of the best tweets of the week

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Claret Pimpernel: Still in the dark...

Published:  04 July, 2014

PR stunt of the week must go to Scotch whisky Highland Park, which sent out a flyer this week with all the details of its new Dark Origins launch hidden on what looked like a black piece of card.

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Claret Pimpernel: Too cool for school?

Published:  04 July, 2014

Whether we like it or not, being cool and being in the wine trade, don't necessarily go together.

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The Claret Pimpernel: Wrong shaped balls

Published:  04 July, 2014

Now football may be the country's national sport, but that is not always the case in the wine and spirits sector, where the egg-shaped rather than round ball is more popular.

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Claret Pimpernel: Doors to manual

Published:  04 July, 2014

The CP got itself stuck in the land of PC this week with the story we ran online at Harpers.co.uk about a British Airways pilot and his wife who are opening a wine merchant in Manchester called Salut Wines, offering as many as 32 wines by the glass courtesy of its Enomatic machines.

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Jude Law to star in new short film for Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Published:  01 July, 2014

British film star, Jude Law, is to appear in a special short film to promote Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the blended Scotch whisky, called 'The Gentleman's Wager'.

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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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Isabelle Legeron MW publishes comprehensive guide to natural wine

Published:  23 June, 2014

Isabelle Legeron MW has produced a comprehensive guide to natural wine bringing together not only a detailed examination of what natural wine is, but a country by country, producer by producer guide to the wines and styles that newcomers and enthusiasts should be looking to drink.

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Diageo launches special edition Tanqueray Old Tom gin

Published:  23 June, 2014

Diageo has launched limited edition Tanqueray Old Tom gin, drawing on an original recipe from its founder and bridging the gap between malty Dutch genevers and London Dry gins.

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HARPERS CHOICE

Published:  30 May, 2014

Schloss Neuweier Goldenes Loch Grosses Gewächs 2012, Baden, Heitlinger Königsbecher Spätburgunder 2009, Baden and Jean-Luc Colombo Les Abeilles Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2013

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HARPERS CHOICE

Published:  02 May, 2014

Mud House Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Hattingley Valley Classic Cuvée 2011 and Mouton Cadet Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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James Steen: On his new book The Kitchen Magpie

Published:  02 May, 2014

Of my experiences as a one-time, hard-nosed news reporter, there is one gruesome memory that still haunts me on an almost daily basis...

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The World According To... Richard Evans

Published:  17 July, 2013

Finding success in the midst of recession

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The World According To... Matthew Dickinson

Published:  01 July, 2013

Unravelling the Burgundy negociant system

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The World According To... Simon Thorpe

Published:  01 July, 2013

Winemakers get back on the road again

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The World According To... Matt Walls

Published:  28 June, 2013

Learning to engage with natural wines

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How can we replace the Fox?

Published:  07 June, 2013

While fair organiser Brintex has lined the path to west London's Olympia with more razzle-dazzle than the Rio Carnival, the CP has one question : where is to be annointed the new Fox? The traditional networking hotspot for the UK wine trade after a long day at LIWF.

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The World According To... Mike Paul, wine industry consultant

Published:  07 June, 2013

Steve Barton, joint UK director of Brand Phoenix, recently predicted that the UK wine market will fall by a further 9 million cases over the next three years...

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The World According To... Caroline Gilby MW

Published:  19 April, 2013

Has eastern Europe's time come round again? If you told me a year ago that a UK wine retailer could list a Romanian wine...

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