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Regulation changed shoppers buying habits in Scotland, says independent merchant

Published:  03 June, 2016

As with university fees and other devolved powers concerning health and education, Scotland has its own rules regulation when it comes to the drinks industry.

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ICCWS: Millennials have a thirst for cool climate wines

Published:  03 June, 2016

As climate change pushes viticulture further and further towards the poles, a similar shift is happening to the type of wine consumer and the types of wines they are consuming.

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Champagne de Castelnau celebrates centenary with new launch

Published:  02 June, 2016

Champagne de Castelnau is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with the launch of its first prestige cuvée

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Can wine learn from gin's Meet the Maker approach?

Published:  02 June, 2016

The team behind next week's Junipalooza gin extravaganza is demanding that the producers and distillers physically attend the fair - otherwise they're not coming in.

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Taittinger gastronomy competition reaches the big 50

Published:  01 June, 2016

Champagne Taittinger is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their renowned Taittinger Prix Culinaire International.

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VIDEO: Weekend hailstorms ravage parts of France and Italy

Published:  01 June, 2016

Over the past few days severe weather has ravaged wine regions across France and Italy and it is expected to have devastating effects on the 2016 harvest.

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ICCWS: New technological trends impacting wine marketing

Published:  01 June, 2016

Bottlebooks' Jonathan Harclerode joined a panel of e-business wine experts at the ICCWS last week to discuss how to make collecting and sharing wine data more efficient.

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"Watertight paper trail" only way to ensure provenance at auction

Published:  01 June, 2016

A UK auctioneer is stressing the importance of having watertight paperwork to prevent wine fraud following speculation that top Burgundy lots offered by a Swiss auction house were counterfeit.

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Kantar Worldpanel: Premiumisation with discounters own-label products drive growth

Published:  01 June, 2016

Retailers are no longer losing customers to discounters, but they are continuing to lose spend to the competition due to the increase in shoppers' consumption of the discounters premium own-label offerings.

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ICCWS: Cool climate wine gaining ground

Published:  01 June, 2016

Speaking at the Cool Climate Symposium (ICCWS) in Brighton last week, Oz Clarke said cool climate wines such as English and Welsh wines, could be the perfect antidote to the big, overripe wines.

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ICCWS moving to Canada after UK event

Published:  31 May, 2016

Canada has been announced as the successor to England as the next host of the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium.

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Promotion for UK indies to drive Provence rosé growth

Published:  31 May, 2016

Vins de Provence is launching a necktag promotion to support sales and drive awareness of Provence rosé wines in UK indies.

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Opinion: Logistic providers within the drinks trade need to respond to the changing landscape

Published:  31 May, 2016

As DHL's Tradeteam celebrates two decades in business, managing director James Gill discusses the changing face of the drinks logistics market and the crucial role logistics partners play in working with their customers to address the challenges.

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Sales of English wine up 13% at Waitrose

Published:  31 May, 2016

Sales at Waitrose show that UK consumers are continuing to invest in home-grown wines, with sales increasingly year-by-year.

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Importer profile: Red Squirrel

Published:  30 May, 2016

Since 2012, London-based importer Red Squirrel has been focusing on "squirrelling" out new and rare wines to bring to the UK market.

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The Drinks Wholesaler: Intriguing Times

Published:  27 May, 2016

Welcome to our autumn issue of Drinks Wholesaler, which is packed with the usual medley of analysis, insights, viewpoints and features, plus original research into the wine market, commissioned and shared by Crown Cellars, appearing for the first time here. 

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Top ten tweets from National Wine Day

Published:  27 May, 2016
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Wine range strategy for M&S focuses on sub £10 range

Published:  27 May, 2016

Garry Brooking, trading manager for Marks & Spencer, and his team of buyers and wine selectors were on celebratory form at the M&S Spring Press Tasting last week, having just knocked Tesco off the top spot for the most own brand medal wins in this year's International Wine Challenge.

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

Published:  27 May, 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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Q&A: Julio Sáenz, La Rioja Alta, S.A.

Published:  27 May, 2016

La Rioja Alta, S.A., has been making wine since it was founded by five families back in 1890. We chatted to Julio Sáenz, winemaker at the premium vineyard since 1996 and technical director since 2005, about how their wines and the winemaking have evolved.

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