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Spotlight on 2020: Laura Jewell MW, Wine Australia

Published:  11 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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The Vintners’ Company sets out to show ‘modern face'

Published:  11 December, 2019

The Vintners’ Company has launched a video designed to explore the “familiar, but often little understood, institution”.

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Portugal boosted by recovery of volumes

Published:  11 December, 2019

Several Portuguese wine regions have recovered volumes this year, bringing the country in line with its five year average, but in the new ‘abnormal’ of climate change, things aren’t quite adding up.

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Mirabeau poaches Tesco buyer

Published:  11 December, 2019

Mirabeau has appointed Tesco buyer Rob Dixon as head of retail UK and Ireland. ​​

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WSET Educator of the Year shortlist revealed

Published:  11 December, 2019

The ten-strong shortlist for the WSET’s Educator of the Year has been announced.

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Global organic wine sales to double in a decade

Published:  11 December, 2019

Organic wine consumption worldwide is set to hit around a billion bottles a year by 2023, a new report from organic wine fair Millésime Bio suggests.

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Churchill’s appoints founder’s daughter as director of sales & marketing

Published:  11 December, 2019

Port producer Churchill's has appointed Zoe Graham – daughter of founder Johnny Graham - as its new sales & marketing director.

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Global headwinds hit fine-wine market

Published:  11 December, 2019

Uncertainties in global trade have hit the fine-wine market, according to the 2019 report from Liv-ex, the online global trading platform for wine.

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Spotlight on 2020: Andrew Bewes, Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Published:  11 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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UK pub numbers on the rise again

Published:  11 December, 2019

The number of British pubs has increased for the first time in a decade, analysis from hospitality sector software start-up Stampede has revealed.

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US tariffs boost trade in old Cognac

Published:  11 December, 2019

US tariffs on wine and whisky are driving the market in Cognac, a leading UK supplier has revealed.

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Majestic targets ‘ambitious’ growth as it completes sale to Fortress

Published:  11 December, 2019

Majestic this morning confirmed that it will keep all of its 190 stores, as it completed its £95m sale to US investment group Fortress.

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Spotlight on 2020: Sonal Clare, Purnell’s

Published:  10 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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Spirits drive UK exports to China

Published:  10 December, 2019

Sales of UK spirits to China are up 35.5% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, a new report from the Food and Drink Federation has revealed.

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Wine Source Group to fuel growth with private equity funding

Published:  10 December, 2019

Private equity fund Saphir Capital has taken a majority stake in international fine-wine supplier Wine Source Group.

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Hillebrand launches eco-friendly 40ft flexitank

Published:  10 December, 2019

Hillebrand has unveiled a new 40ft flexitank that can sustainably transport non-hazardous liquids worldwide in temperature-controlled conditions.

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Penfolds Grange set to break auction record

Published:  10 December, 2019

A complete 65-bottle run of Penfold’s Grange is predicted to sell for at least £180,000 when it goes under the hammer this week.

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Wetherspoon to invest more than £200m across its estate

Published:  10 December, 2019

Wetherspoon has announced it is to invest more than £200 million on its pub estate over the next four years.

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Sales up at Drake & Morgan

Published:  10 December, 2019

Turnover at London-based bar-and-restaurant group Drake & Morgan rose 12% in the year to end of  March 2019, according to its latest financial results released yesterday.

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German wine sales soar at royal wine supplier

Published:  09 December, 2019

Sales of German wines at fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks have rocketed this year.

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