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WSTA adds five to board

Published:  18 November, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has dramatically expanded its board to help meet the challenges of a fast-changing trading environment, adding five new members to take the board’s total membership to 16.

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New commercial director role at Mangrove UK

Published:  01 November, 2019

Boutique spirits importer and distributer Mangrove UK has a new head honcho at the helm of the company’s marketing and sales teams.

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Birse-Stewart joins Berkmann’s Scottish team

Published:  30 October, 2019

Distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Billy Birse-Stewart as consultant director.

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Alliance adds Manos Negras to portfolio

Published:  30 October, 2019

Importer Alliance Wine has won the exclusive UK agency rights for Argentina’s Manos Negras winery.

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Ed Baker, managing director, Kingsland Drinks

Published:  18 October, 2019

A refreshed Kingsland Drinks is investing heavily in new formats and product-bottling lines to turbo-charge its bespoke drinks service. Jo Gilbert catches up with its new managing director

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Harpers to host sparkling wine discussion at Bellavita

Published:  17 October, 2019

Harpers editor Andrew Catchpole will host a roundtable on sparkling wines at Mediterranean food and wine fair Bellavita next week.

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New marketing director for Bordeaux

Published:  16 October, 2019

The CIVB has appointed Julie Rambaud-Texier to head its newly restructured marketing department.

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Majestic Wine announces first post-sale tasting

Published:  25 September, 2019

Majestic Wine has revealed details of its first tasting event since its acquisition by US private equity firm Fortress for £95 million early last month.

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SWA hires ex-FO mandarin for key international role

Published:  22 August, 2019

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed a former senior official at the Foreign Office as the organisation’s international director.

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Major shift-around as Kingsland Drinks re-thinks senior leadership team

Published:  16 August, 2019

Manchester-based bottler Kingsland Drinks has announced high-level executive changes to devote greater focus on its “strategic development and business direction”.

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Majestic sale confirmed

Published:  02 August, 2019

The sale of Majestic Wine to US private equity firm Fortress has been confirmed.

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Chapel Down Group appoints new sales director

Published:  17 July, 2019

Chapel Down Group has recruited a former retail channel controller at Treasury Wine Estates as its new sales director.

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Independents prepare to fill the gap left by Majestic

Published:  11 April, 2019

The Majestic brand has taken a bullet and is soon to be haemorrhaging stores – prompting businesses to reconsider their position on the high street.

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Premium spirits worth 40% more to the on-trade at Christmas

Published:  17 August, 2018

The shift to premium spirits has happened and is here to stay, opening up a multimillion pound opportunity for the UK’s bars and restaurants this festive season.

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Looking ahead: Stephen Finch, Vagabond Wines

Published:  07 August, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities

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Bancroft picks up Brokenwood from Negociants UK

Published:  26 July, 2018

Bancroft Wines has picked up the distribution of quality Australian wine estate Brokenwood Wines following the merger of Negociants UK into parent company, Fells.

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Meet the buyers: Matthew Harris, owner/director at Planet Of The Grapes

Published:  16 July, 2018

Hybrids that mix it up with wine and food spill the beans on how to juggle retail and in-house hospitality.

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Croft, Fonseca and Taylor’s Port declare 2016 vintage

Published:  23 April, 2018

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New role at GCF puts focus on UK

Published:  07 November, 2017

Major French exporter Les Grands Chais de France (GCF) has appointed a new UK based wine director to oversee the group’s activities outside of France.

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Broadland Wineries appoints Paul Schaafsma as CEO

Published:  26 September, 2017

Broadland Wineries has appointed former Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma as its new CEO.

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