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Harpers Wine Stars Awards: calling final entries for South Africa, New Zealand and England

Published:  01 March, 2018

Would you like your wines to feature among the Stars? Then don’t miss the 17 March entry submission deadline for our South Africa, New Zealand and England Wine Stars Awards (see below).

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Buyers hunt for mainstream alternatives at SITT

Published:  01 March, 2018

Snow may have ground most of the UK to a halt, but the even frostier conditions of the market at the moment meant that buyers braved the weather and headed to Harpers’ Spring SITT event to discover point of difference wines at competitive prices.

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Maison Mumm launches ‘revolutionising’ cuvée

Published:  01 March, 2018

Maison Mumm has launched a cuvée aimed at redefining traditional perspectives on ageing Champagne.

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SWA secures GI protection for Scotch Whisky in New Zealand

Published:  28 February, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has secured Geographical Indications (GI) protection for the spirit in New Zealand.

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New fizz category and Cabernet Franc interest lifts Loire

Published:  28 February, 2018

Nine Loire wine producers and regional wine body, Interloire, have joined forces to launch a premium category for Crémant de Loire and sparkling wines.

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Skyrocketing Aperol lifts Campari’s spirits

Published:  28 February, 2018

Italian spirits group Campari has posted strong annual results boosted by the success of Aperol.

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Bolney turns to screwcap

Published:  28 February, 2018

Bolney Wine Estate has announced going forward it's replacing its cork closures across its still wine portfolio with screwcaps.

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WSTA wins European award for annual conference

Published:  27 February, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has been awarded the Best Conference gong at the European Association Awards (EAC) ceremony for its annual conference

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Balance of power shifts to producers as bulk wine outstrips bottled supply

Published:  27 February, 2018

Unpredictability is the new norm, securing supply has become more critical than price and power has shifted from buyers to producers.

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Wine Australia reveals ProWein ‘wine bar’ feature

Published:  27 February, 2018

Wine Australia has revealed it is introducing a new free-pour tasting area at this year ProWein as part of its biggest presence at the show to date.

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Yealands on campaign trail to push sustainability credentials

Published:  27 February, 2018

Marlborough family winery Yealands has launched a competition offering wine lovers the chance to win a holiday to New Zealand to ‘see sustainability in action’.

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New Zealand premium exports hit a high note in the US and UK

Published:  26 February, 2018

New Zealand’s reputition as a top producer of quality wines continue to rise in the UK and across the world, as it is named the third biggest wine importer in value to the US.

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French organic wine sales grow to a billion euros with UK sales on the rise

Published:  26 February, 2018

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Majestic releases first ‘NDA’ English wine

Published:  26 February, 2018

Majestic has released a batch of sparkling wine for which it is asking buyers to comply with a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to protect the details of the tipple.

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The Midlands Wine & Spirit Association appoints new chairman

Published:  26 February, 2018

The Midlands Wine & Spirit Association (MWSA) has appointed Iain Phillips of Mentzendorff & Co as its new chairman.

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Ehrmanns turns spotlight on rosé

Published:  26 February, 2018

Ehrmanns Wine turned the spotlight on rosé at its annual tasting with the launch of a new area dedicated to the category.

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London’s first bulk wine show reflects growth of premium private label

Published:  23 February, 2018

IBWSS London opens its doors to the UK trade on 26 and 27 February against the backdrop of a market that has seen huge growth in bulk shipping and in-market bottling, along with the rise of premium private label.

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Fair Drinks teams up with top bars for Fairtrade Fortnight

Published:  23 February, 2018

Ethical spirits company Fair Drinks has teamed up with the London Cocktail Club group and a host of UK bars and restaurants across the UK to mark Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Solid wine growth at Distell backed by R22 million investment to mitigate effects of drought

Published:  23 February, 2018

Distell Group’s results for the six months to 31 December 2018 report revenue up 9.3% on increased volumes of 3.7%, up to R13.4 billion (£828 million).

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Volume and value shipments to the UK on a roll for Portugal

Published:  23 February, 2018

Portugal has seen a rise in the value of its exports to the UK new figures show.

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