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Louis Latour Agencies appoints new director

Published:  31 August, 2017

Guy Nightingale, a key account manager in the sales team at Louis Latour Agencies, has become one of the company’s directors.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd looks back on 50 years in Basingstoke

Published:  31 August, 2017

This week Berry Bros. & Rudd is celebrating the 50th anniversary of managing its stock in Basingstoke.

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The Good Wine Shop embraces hybrid model

Published:  31 August, 2017

West London merchant The Good Wine Shop has become the latest independent to roll out an on-premise food and wine element to its business with the launch of platters and by-the-glass wines at its Kew shop.

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SWA heads to Japan to insulate trade against Brexit

Published:  31 August, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) chief executive Karen Betts is this week joining the Prime Minister Theresa May and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on a business delegation to Japan to ensure that trade  opportunities aren’t scuppered by Brexit.

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Strong FY17 results boosts acceleration at Pernod

Published:  31 August, 2017

Pernod Ricard, the world number two in spirits, has forecasted accelerated net profits for the current financial year thanks to a strong performance in 2016/2017.

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ABS adds first Oregon wineries to its menu

Published:  30 August, 2017

Awin Barratt Siegel (ABS) has added two Oregon wineries, marking the first producers from the US state to join the wholesaler and importer’s portfolio.

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Scotch whisky applies for GI in New Zealand

Published:  30 August, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has applied for Geographical Indication (GI) status in New Zealand.

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Looking ahead: James Hocking, director of wine, The Vineyard Cellars

Published:  30 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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World’s largest gathering of Aussie Women in Wine to descend on London

Published:  29 August, 2017

Wine Australia’s Women in Wine event on 26 September will see some 57 female winemakers and winery owners on hand at Australia House in London for an event that aims to help drive perception of premium Aussie wines and bring new wines to market.

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New Zealand wine exports reach record high

Published:  29 August, 2017

The export value of New Zealand wine has reached a record high driven by strong growth of export to the US.

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Earliest harvest start on record for Galicia

Published:  29 August, 2017

The usually cool and wet climate of Galicia in the Atlantic reaches of Spain has been turned on its head this year, leaving wine producers to handle one of the earliest, but longest and most peculiar harvests ever recorded.

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Looking ahead: Muriel Chatel, MD, Borough Wines

Published:  26 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season almost upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers continues its web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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Rum set to break £1 billion barrier

Published:  26 August, 2017

Hot on the heels of gin, rum is the latest spirit set to reach sales of £1 billion later this year.

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The week that was

Published:  25 August, 2017

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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UK sales of premium Japanese whisky soar

Published:  25 August, 2017

The demand for Japanese Whisky has seen a boom in the price of rare whiskies with prices up 65% in 12 months, to £450 a bottle.

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Diageo World Class panel reveals top cocktail trends

Published:  25 August, 2017

Leading mixologist and chefs have highlighted four trends that will change the way consumers drink cocktails in 2018.

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Molson Coors launches 2017 on-trade wine brochure

Published:  25 August, 2017

Molson Coors has launched its 2017 wine brochure to the on-trade to help outlets boost sales of wine.

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Looking ahead: Michael Patterson, D&D London

Published:  25 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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Collagin responds to watchdog’s calls for buyers to boycott its products

Published:  24 August, 2017

The owners of Young in Spirit, the producer of CollaGin, has hit out at The Portman Group for damaging its business after a Retailer Alert Bulletin was issued against its product.

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Kingsland responds to "sweet-shop" labelling concerns

Published:  24 August, 2017

Mr Gladstone’s Curious Emporium product range has agreed to change its packaging after a ruling by drinks watchdog The Portman Group.

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