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White wines of the Douro: Emerging from fortified's shadow

Published:  08 November, 2016

Famous for its Port fortified wines, far less is understood about the Douro's long history of white winemaking.

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M&S to close 60 clothing and home stores but grow its Simply Food chain

Published:  08 November, 2016

Marks & Spencer is planning a major re-structure to focus on its food and drinks offering, after profits plunged 88%.

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WSET expands into the Czech Republic

Published:  07 November, 2016

The Czech Republic has become the latest European country to offer courses in wines and spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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Anne Burchett to leave Sopexa

Published:  07 November, 2016

Anne Burchett has resigned as her role as MD of the UK & Ireland at food, beverage and lifestyle marketing agency, Sopexa.

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Jackson Family Wines launches new international distribution strategy for flagship wineries

Published:  07 November, 2016

Jackson Family Wines (JFW) has upped the global distribution of two of its top Californian wineries, Cardinale and Vérité, to increase supply outside of the US and Canada.

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Jago looks to grow WSTA membership and "unite the trade" ahead of Brexit

Published:  07 November, 2016

New WSTA chairman Dan Jago has said he wants to strengthen the trade body by including more members in order to face the "monumental" challenge posed by Brexit head-on.

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Great Western partners to offer wine and vinyl subscription service

Published:  04 November, 2016

A Bath-based wine merchant is by teaming up with two craft businesses which will see their wines paired, not with cheese or olives, but with chocolates and vinyl records.

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Spotlight on Scottish gin inside the Scottish Parliament

Published:  04 November, 2016

Scotland's contribution to the UK's gin boom took centre stage at a meeting of MSPs and producers inside the Scottish Parliament, where it was recognised for being one of - if not the - biggest gin exporters in the world.

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New UK team for the California Wine Institute

Published:  04 November, 2016

The California Wine Institute has put together a new team to raise the profile of California in the UK - its largest European export market.

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

Published:  04 November, 2016

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

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Rioja champions awarded at second Rioja Recognises

Published:  03 November, 2016

Four "ambassadors" for Rioja were given nods by the DOCa Consejo Regulador at the second Rioja Recognises last night for their contribution to Spain's flagship wine region.

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Plans for new vineyard at Devon luxury retreat

Published:  03 November, 2016

British chef Michael Caines has unveiled plans to open a luxury retreat in Devon and to scope out the land's vinification potential.

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Argentinian specialist Gaucho launches online wine shop

Published:  03 November, 2016

Argentinian restaurant group Gaucho has become the latest outfit to offer its wines online.

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New wine and spirits listings at Sainsbury's and Asda

Published:  03 November, 2016

Argentinean winery Bodega Argento is preparing to launch a new line of "fresh and fun" Buenos Aires-inspired wines to Sainsbury's this winter.

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"Biggest ever" Halloween boosts sales at Morrisons

Published:  03 November, 2016

High street retailer Morrisons saw a boost to its seasonal trading sales thanks to Halloween, where sales are up 20% year-on-year.

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Consumers looking to premium spirits to express themselves, says Waitrose report

Published:  02 November, 2016

Self-expression and defining "who you are through what you drink" were the key drinks trends to come out of Waitrose's Food and Drink Report 2016 released today.

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Robinsons expands Australian range with two sole distribution partnerships

Published:  02 November, 2016

Robinsons Brewery has teamed up with two wine producers from Western Australian, expanding its portfolio of "quality" antipodean wines.

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Popular b.f.t. organiser Ben Campbell-Johnston passes away

Published:  02 November, 2016

Respected and much-liked stalwart of the trade, Ben Campbell-Johnston, will be missed by the trade

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New Waddesdon national sales director looks to expand Rothschild wines in the UK

Published:  01 November, 2016

Waddesdon Wine, which imports and markets wines from the Rothschild wineries, has appointed a national sales director as they look to expand the presence of Domaines Barons de Rothschild (DBR Lafite) within the UK off-trade.

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Revenues double at Conviviality following "transformational" year

Published:  01 November, 2016

Conviviality Plc has reported strong growth across all three of its new business units, formed following the acquisition of Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB.

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