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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  06 January, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Champagne leaves Prosecco in the dust as the New Year wine of choice

Published:  05 January, 2017

The unfailing success of Prosecco encountered a roadblock on New Years Eve as UK consumers ditched Italian fizz in favour of Champagne.

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English fizz beats Champagne to become official Boat Race partner

Published:  03 January, 2017

Leading English winery Chapel Down has become an official partner of the annual Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, replacing Champagne Bollinger.

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A taste for fizz

Published:  19 December, 2016

Champagne and Britain are inextricably linked. As the region's longest-standing, largest export market, hovering steadily around the 33 million bottle mark every year, it is surprising that the sound of popping corks does not drown out all other noise.

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Ars Collecta Cava breaks price ceiling

Published:  16 December, 2016

Barcelona wine producer Codorniu has launched a new high-end range of Cavas, including the most expensive Cava ever made

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Prosecco bursts Champagne's bubble with faster sales growth across Europe

Published:  14 December, 2016

Sales of Prosecco in the UK continue to rise faster than Champagne despite the Champagne sector's attempts to compete by dropping prices.

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Growers Champagne offering an alternative to Prosecco this Christmas, says Virgin Wines

Published:  13 December, 2016

Grower Champagnes having been sparking consumer interest at Virgin Wines, where wine buyers are expecting sales to flourish this Christmas.

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Bolney Wine Estate on opening the door to 2017

Published:  13 December, 2016

When Bolney Wine Estate was started in 1972 by owners Janet and Rodney Pratt, it was one of only six commercial vineyards in the country.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  09 December, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Top of the pops: Fizz leads the top trends for Christmas and beyond

Published:  06 December, 2016

The enduring success of sparkling ignited by consumers' unquenchable thirst for Prosecco over the past decade is already reaching into 2017 and is pushing new boundaries.

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New sparkling brand offering "Prosecco" in a can prepares to launch in the UK

Published:  02 December, 2016

A new lifestyle-led sparkling wine brand is aiming to match the prospects in the female drinkers/millennials market with the Italian wine and the RTD categories in the hopes of cracking the UK market.

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Festive fizz

Published:  29 November, 2016

Champagne may be facing a bumpy time in the UK but, as Christmas approaches, all signs are that sparkling wines without the famous French appellation attached to their label are in rude health and many retailers are pinning their hopes on bumper fizz sales this festive season.

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DEFRA approves application for Sussex wine PDO

Published:  24 November, 2016

Wine produced in Sussex is one step closer to gaining protected status on a par with Champagne and Bordeaux.

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Moët expands festive gift service into on-trade

Published:  22 November, 2016

Champagne house Moët & Chandon is set to expand its personalised gift service into the on-trade this Christmas.

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Lambrusco tipped for revival in 2017

Published:  21 November, 2016

Italian sparkling wine Lambrusco looks set for a revival, according to reports in the national press.

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Indian summer and 2015 reserves help to bolster troubled Loire harvest

Published:  14 November, 2016

One of the world's preeminent winemaking regions has bounced back following a troubling year, with ideal weather conditions at the close of the season helping grapes to reach "peak levels" of ripeness.

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Popular b.f.t. organiser Ben Campbell-Johnston passes away

Published:  02 November, 2016

Respected and much-liked stalwart of the trade, Ben Campbell-Johnston, will be missed by the trade

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Alsace sales up in the UK following three successive years of low yields

Published:  21 October, 2016

Sales of Alsace wines to the UK have jumped according to the latest figures released by the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d'Alsace (CIVA) - an encouraging sign for the region which has suffered a string of small harvests in recent years.

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English vineyards report exceptional vintage for 2016

Published:  12 October, 2016

Wine producers across England are reporting an exceptional vintage as harvesting gets under way.

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Bolney Wine Estates to double production with £2m investment

Published:  10 October, 2016

West Sussex vineyard Bolney Wine Estates is set to announce a £2m investment this week, the Guardian has reported.

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