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UK number one export market for Brazilian wines

Published:  11 June, 2014

The UK is now the number one market for Brazilian wines, accounting for one fifth of its exports, with value sales rocketing 224% by value in the past four months compared to the whole of 2013.

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New Zealand's 2014 grape harvest up 29% on last year

Published:  11 June, 2014

Official figures for New Zealand's 2014 grape harvest show it has increased by almost one third on last year.

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WSTA gears up for aggressive campaign against duty hikes in 2015

Published:  11 June, 2014

The WSTA is considering calling for a 2% cut in duty on wine and spirits as part of its campaign in the lead up to next year's Budget.

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Roof Gardens Party raises over £10,000 for drinks trade charity The Benevolent

Published:  10 June, 2014
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Accolade Wine borrows US$300 million to drive global growth

Published:  10 June, 2014

GE Capital International has provided Accolade Wines with a US$300 million cross-border credit facility in order for the world's fifth largest wine producer to continue to grow its brands globally.

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Neil McGuigan and Julian Dyer on global markets, top end wines and Masterchef

Published:  10 June, 2014

Neil McGuigan, chief executive of Australian Vintage and Julian Dyer, the group's UK general manager reveal its UK marketing plans, what it sees as opportunities for growth and how the 2014 harvest has shaped up.

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Australian wine chief tips US as 'outstanding opportunity' for wine

Published:  10 June, 2014

Top Australian wine producer Neil McGuigan says the US market is a "sleeping giant" when it comes to wine consumption, and predicts its growth will outpace China in the next few years.

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UK most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside Champagne

Published:  10 June, 2014

The UK is the most difficult market for top end sparkling wine outside of Champagne, according to the head of Franciacorta's trade body in Italy.

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Oregon wineries boost profile through direct sales

Published:  10 June, 2014

Oregon's wineries have turned to direct cellar door sales to help boost their brand and develop a following both in the US and internationally.

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Sir Alex Ferguson has mixed success in Christie's fine wine auction

Published:  09 June, 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson bought well when he was at Manchester United and enjoyed some exceptional years in charge. But now after retiring from the club he is enjoying off-loading some of his myriad responsibilities.

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Champagne industry must face up to negative impact of global warming

Published:  09 June, 2014

One of the biggest challenges facing the Champagne industry is how to manage the negative effects of global warming, according to Krug's senior viticulturist, Romain Le Guillou.

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Rioja needs own wine trade tasting week to compete at top end

Published:  09 June, 2014

Rioja needs to introduce its own trade tasting week, if it is to compete at the top end with Bordeaux or Burgundy, says a senior UK buyer.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  07 June, 2014
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Nicolas Feuillatte joins in the Gumball Rally's celebrations in London

Published:  07 June, 2014

London's Regent Street is set to be closed on Sunday, June 8 to make way for 120 Super Cars competing in the Gumball 3000 rally which sees motoring enthusiasts cross 3,000 miles across the United States and Europe between June 5-11. Nicolas Feuillatte is not only the official Champagne for the race, but has two branded cars competing in the rally.

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

Published:  06 June, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week (and a bit of last week due to the long weekend) on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Mateus to launch lighter style wine range in UK through Stevens Garnier

Published:  06 June, 2014

Mateus, the iconic Portuguese wine brand, is introducing a new lighter style wine range as part of a £2 million investment in the overall brand in the UK.

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High profile restaurateur Xavier Rousset defends Coravin after bottles explode

Published:  06 June, 2014
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New SmartCork offers hi-tech closure for natural cork fans

Published:  05 June, 2014

SmartCork is billing itself as a "game-changer" in the wine closures market as it claims to combine the advantages of natural cork with a hi-tech membrane which prevents spoiling.

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Laithwaite's pioneers online recommendations with Amazon-style service

Published:  05 June, 2014

Laithwaite's is offering customers Amazon-style tasting recommendations based on an algorithm that creates a taste fingerprint for each wine on its website.

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Kingsland shakes up business model with wider branded offer

Published:  05 June, 2014

Kingsland is shaking up its business with plans to launch fruit-flavoured wines, make brands more accessible to younger customers and offer deeper consumer insights.

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