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Grande Dame of wine trade Baroness Philippine de Rothschild dies

Published:  26 August, 2014

Leading light of the global wine trade Baroness Philippine de Rothschild, head of the Rothschild family dynasty, has died aged 80.

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Napa earthquake not expected to affect overall wine stocks

Published:  26 August, 2014

Last week's earthquake in Napa is not expected to impact the region's overall wine stocks, despite a number of wineries in the region suffering large scale damage.

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Napa Valley wine industry rocked by 6.1 earthquake

Published:  26 August, 2014

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Napa Valley early Saturday morning, leaving core restaurant and wine industries in both Napa and Sonoma counties reeling as they assess damages.

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Tesco cuts prices on top wines ahead of Christmas rush

Published:  26 August, 2014

Tesco is cutting prices on a range of top wines as it starts clearing warehouse stock ahead of the Christmas rush.

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Infographic: why the on-trade is losing out on wine sales

Published:  26 August, 2014

Get a snapshot of what drives consumer's decisions about what to drink when they're out in bars and restaurants by checking out our infographic on the subject.

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Napa's Hess Collection's James Caudill on quake damage at winery

Published:  26 August, 2014

James Caudill, director of PR and hospitality at Napa's The Hess Collection group of wineries, on the damage the group sustained following the 6.0 earthquake. 

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

Published:  22 August, 2014

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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Bulk wine growth sees extra demand for World Bulk Wine exhibition

Published:  22 August, 2014

The rise in popularity and importance of bulk wine in the global wine market is reflected in the World Bulk Wine Exhibition having to expand to cope with demand from exhibitors.

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Tussock Jumper wine brand finally arrives in UK thanks to Amazon

Published:  21 August, 2014

Tussock Jumper - a 2 million bottle selling wine brand internationally - has eventually arrived in the UK via Amazon after finding the market's 'gatekeepers' difficult to bypass.  

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New Zealand's export wine sales grow 10%

Published:  21 August, 2014

New Zealand's wine industry has seen export sales rise 10% in the past year as sales hit a new record of NZ$1.33 billion.

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Wine Australia ramps up Nordic focus

Published:  21 August, 2014

Wine Australia is targeting the Nordic markets by bringing a roadshow to Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki next month.

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Pernod Ricard calls for premium wine and spirits push in impulse for Christmas 2014

Published:  21 August, 2014

Pernod Ricard UK is aiming to cash in on millions of pounds of lost sales in premium wines and spirits in the impulse sector this Christmas by helping retailers encourage customers to trade up.

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Consumers prepared to pay more for pricier wines, report finds

Published:  20 August, 2014

Consumers are prepared to pay more for a bottle of wine if it's slightly more expensive in the first place, a study has found.

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Justin Howard-Sneyd starts wine club for Domaine of the Bee estate

Published:  20 August, 2014

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW is following in the footsteps of boss Tony Laithwaite by starting a wine club for sales from his Languedoc estate Domaine of the Bee.

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Farr Vintners buys Magnum Fine Wines

Published:  20 August, 2014

Farr Vintners has bought Magnum Fine Wines for an undisclosed sum as owner Alan Rayne has retired from the wine trade.

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Australian wine Wolf Blass builds sporting links with new campaign

Published:  20 August, 2014

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass is building on its sporting links with a new marketing campaign called Above Beyond.

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Morrisons first supermarket to launch new green wine closure

Published:  19 August, 2014

Morrisons has become the first major UK retailer to use the environmentally friendly GL closure - which employs 64% less aluminium - on its own brand Soave wine.

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'Normal' vintage kicks off in Spain as government moves to curb last year's excess

Published:  19 August, 2014

The first grapes of the 2014 crop are being harvested in Spain, with winemakers predicting a "normal" sized vintage of between 42 and 45 million hectolitres.

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Chile's Santa Carolina switches from Percy Fox to Ehrmanns

Published:  19 August, 2014

Chilean wine brand Santa Carolina has ditched Diageo-owned distributor Percy Fox in favour of Ehrmanns in order to boost UK sales across all channels.

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Liberty Wines adds Australian Tempranillo to portfolio

Published:  19 August, 2014

Liberty Wines has added Australia's La Linea to its portfolio, which managing director David Gleave MW says demonstrates the potential for Tempranillo in the Adelaide Hills.

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