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The week that was

Published:  15 June, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Enotria&Coe appoints Ivan Dixon head of spirits buying

Published:  15 June, 2018

Enotria&Coe has appointed Ivan Dixon as its new head of spirits buyer.

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Wine and spirits bring £67m boost to Treasury coffers

Published:  14 June, 2018

The freeze on alcohol duty at last November’s Budget has given the Treasury a £67 million boost in just four months.

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Premium territory

Published:  14 June, 2018

Wine is helping to drive a modest return to growth in global alcohol consumption, according to new data from IWSR, which identified an uplift in total global alcohol sales of 3.5 million 9-litre cases in 2017 over 2016 levels.

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Bird in Hand partners with Serpentine Galleries

Published:  14 June, 2018

Adelaide Hills winery Bird in Hand has signed a deal as the official wine partner for the Serpentine Galleries.

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Majestic declares itself fighting fit for tough market ahead

Published:  14 June, 2018

Majestic Wine’s full year results to 2 April 2018 reported group sales up 2.3%, driven by underlying sales growth of 11% at Naked Wines, in line with the company’s forecasts.

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Moët Hennessy appoints new president and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company

Published:  14 June, 2018

Moët Hennessy has appointed its current Hennessy marketing director Thomas Moradpour as president and CEO of The Glenmorangie Company.

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Cheaper and mid-range Aussie wine imports boom as higher end slumps

Published:  13 June, 2018

Australian winemakers are struggling to capitalise on growing demand for premium wines in the UK, according to a report by the body representing the country’s wine industry.

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Flint Wines appoints head of private client sales for Stannary St Wine Co

Published:  13 June, 2018

Flint Wines has appointed Tom Bird as head of private client sales for its retail arm, Stannary St Wine Co.

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Grays & Feather becomes London’s first global sparkling wine bar

Published:  13 June, 2018

GRAYS & FEATHER

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Canadian wine tipped for growth as another UK distributor signs deal

Published:  12 June, 2018

Canadian wines are being tipped for strong growth in the UK as retailers and the restaurant trade respond to rising prices and squeezed supplies of Old World wine.

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The green view

Published:  12 June, 2018

Lisa Riley looks at why businesses will garner more clout with consumers if they step up their sustainability credentials

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ARC launches wine research centre in Adelaide

Published:  12 June, 2018

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has launched a wine research centre in Adelaide.

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Kingsland Drinks expands German portfolio with Schmitt Söhne

Published:  12 June, 2018

Kingsland Drinks has been appointed the exclusive UK agent for German wine producer Schmitt Söhne.

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India is ‘the new China for wine’ suggests research head

Published:  11 June, 2018

Wine Intelligence has teamed up with Indian MW Sonal Holland to weigh up the opportunities the sub-continent presents winemakers.

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New village wines from old Priorat co-operative

Published:  11 June, 2018

The DOQ Priorat co-operative, La Vinícola del Priorat has launched a new series of village-classified wines under the region's, "Vi de Vila" system.

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Wiston Estate signs up Swig Wines as London on-trade distributor

Published:  11 June, 2018

English winemaker Wiston Estate is looking to cash in on booming on-trade sales of domestic fizz with a new distribution deal with Swig Wines.

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Bancroft signs deal as exclusive UK distributor of Franco Conterno

Published:  11 June, 2018

Bancroft Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Piedmont producer Franco Conterno.

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Guy Woodward: Are sommeliers followers or leaders?

Published:  11 June, 2018

It had been a long day. The panel discussion, as they are wont to do, had dragged on. The moderators, as they are even more wont to do, had dominated. And, at the back of the room, having negotiated a full day of the London Wine Fair, and sat quietly through an hour-long debate (Wine & Dine: How chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers build their wine lists), Ben Drury was mad as hell. And he wasn’t going to take it any more.

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Urban winery London Cru launches Spanish red

Published:  08 June, 2018

Urban winery London Cru has launched a new Spanish red, a Syrah made with grapes from Calatayud in the northeast of the country.

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