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Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner talks Encruzado and Alvarinho

Published:  21 July, 2016

Lukasz Walkowiak, sommelier at Oxo Tower, has been named the Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner 2016.

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Moët & Chandon release wines from "cooler" 2008 vintage

Published:  20 July, 2016

Moët & Chandon has released its Grand Vintage Blanc and Grand Vintage Rosé from the 2008 vintage.

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Consumer inflation rise may be part of a larger trend

Published:  20 July, 2016

Consumer inflation rose 0.5% for the 12 months to June 2016, which although only slightly may be a signal of a future trend.

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Deliveroo partners with Majestic and BrewDog to offer alcohol delivery service

Published:  19 July, 2016

Food delivery startup Deliveroo has partnered with eight Majestic Wines across London and 20 BrewDog locations nationally in order to start delivering beers, wines and spirits.

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El Coto de Rioja jumps ship to Liberty Wines

Published:  18 July, 2016

Liberty Wines has bolstered its Spanish offering with the addition of El Coto de Rioja.

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Conviviality reveals new triple threat buying team as sales soar

Published:  18 July, 2016

Wholesale juggernaut Conviviality has revealed the structure of its new buying team following a "transformational" year buying up Matthew Clark ad Bibendum Plc.

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Canadian researchers find vineyards adversely affect soil quality

Published:  18 July, 2016

Biologists from the University of British Columbia's (UBC) Okanagan campus have said that wine growers need to be more aware of how viticulture practices affect the soil, after research showed that wine growing had a negative impacted on soil biodiversity.

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New Zealand Winegrowers launch independent retail promotion

Published:  18 July, 2016

Independent retailers can be in with a chance of winning one of two tickets to Pinot Noir NZ 2017 in New Zealand.

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Veeno opens in Edinburgh as part of rapid expansion plan

Published:  18 July, 2016

The duo behind Italian wine cafe chain Veeno are planning to bring Italian Aperitivo to Edinburgh with their eighth new opening.

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Low and no-alcohol trend may be here to stay

Published:  15 July, 2016

According to the William Grant & Sons 2016 Market Report, the low-to-no alcohol trend is gaining momentum and alcohol producers will want to consider production of alternatives in their ranges to meet the growing demand.

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New cabinet members historically voted in favour of alcohol duty hikes

Published:  15 July, 2016

While trying to establish beneficial trading terms with the EU should Article 50 be enacted will be a top priority for the new government, how the new cabinet members voted on alcohol duty may be a bit worrying for the drinks trade.

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  15 July, 2016

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

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Guy Woodward: Why wine is failing the hipster test

Published:  15 July, 2016

If there are two things that Brexit has taught us about the mindset of the consumer right now, it's that the prevailing mood is anti-establishment, and that, partly as a consequence, when it comes to communicating a message the detail is not as integral as the tone.

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Co-op unloads 298 stores to McColl's Retail Group for £117m

Published:  14 July, 2016

The Co-op has announced it is selling 298 of its smaller food stores to the McColl's Retail Group for £117 million.

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University of Adelaide launches free wine class online with 10,000 enrollees

Published:  13 July, 2016

University of Adelaide in Australia launched its online class World of Wine: From Grape to Glass, which is free to enroll and has already had 10,000 students enlisted.

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Gallo expands it fruit-flavoured wine range

Published:  13 July, 2016

Gallo family Vineyards has added a Peach & Nectarine flavoured wine to it Spirtz range, which is it fruit-flavoured wine range following the success of other wines in the category.

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Mike Turner: Can blue wine be good for the wine category?

Published:  13 July, 2016

The world's wine press in recent weeks has been all over Blue Wine.  And when I say blue, I mean BLUE.  It's been in nearly every newspaper and online foodie publication.  Funny thing is that most of us writing these articles have never actually tasted it.  So why is it causing so much of a stir?

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Think Indie: Indies from across the UK collaborate on how to build their businesses

Published:  12 July, 2016

At today's Think Indie Drink Indie event held at M Restaurant Threadneedle in London, independent merchants heard panellists from across the trade discuss four key topics on how owners could help diversify and grow their businesses.

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Rosemount aims to be perfect match for everyday meals

Published:  12 July, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a "food-centered" range of wines under its Rosemount brand in an effort to link wine to everyday meal occasions.

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California wine sales hit record-high sales volume

Published:  11 July, 2016

California wines sales both domestically in the US and international hit a record of 276 million cases in 2015, with an estimated retail value of US$31.9 billion, according to the Wine Institute located in California.

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