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‘Temperature crisis’ could lead to a major re-shuffle of global wine production and demand

Published:  13 May, 2019

Vinegrowing and winemaking worldwide could look very different in the next 30 years, a climate change expert has announced, as the planet accelerates towards a temperature crisis fifty years earlier than expected.

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UK independent distilleries break £2bn barrier

Published:  13 May, 2019

Sales for the UK’s independent spirits distilleries exceeded £2 billion for the first time last year, according to research from private equity house Growthdeck.

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Bibendum grows organic range with Zensa

Published:  13 May, 2019

Bibendum has added to its range of organic wines with the listing of the Zensa range from southern Italian producer Orion Wines.

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Hatch Mansfield appointed as exclusive UK agent by Zuccardi for its Valle de Uco wines

Published:  13 May, 2019

Hatch Mansfield has been appointed as exclusive UK agent by Argentinian wine producer Familia Zuccardi for its Bodega Zuccardi Valle de Uco wines.

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Consumers shun restaurants at Easter, figures show

Published:  13 May, 2019

Restaurant groups saw sales plummet by nearly 20% this Easter, according to figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Tesco adds taste of summer to Finest wine range

Published:  13 May, 2019

UK multiple retailer Tesco has added a five new wines to its Finest range to target the summer-drinking market. The wines, four white and one red, are on shelf from today.

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Sicily channels tourism to boost recognition of diverse DOCs

Published:  13 May, 2019

The 90 Sicilian producers belonging to trade association Assovini are seeking to build upon the ground laid out by the broad Sicilia DOC with greater focus on the 24 DOC that make up the vinous mosaic of Italy’s most extensively planted wine region.

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Nederburg Auction changes to Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction

Published:  10 May, 2019

The Nederburg Auction, which owned by Distell’s in 1975, has evolved into the Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction to be held in October.

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Co-op ramps up rosé range

Published:  10 May, 2019

The Co-op has “massively boosted” its rosé portfolio, adding 10 new lines as part of a spring range refresh.

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The week that was

Published:  10 May, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinion and features.

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England triumphs in IWC

Published:  10 May, 2019

England’s winemakers scooped 11 Gold, 50 Silver and 60 Bronze medals in the International Wine Challenge (IWC), placing it ninth in the medals table. Ten of England’s 11 Gold medals were awarded to sparkling wines.

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Penfolds and Thiénot launch anniversary Champagne

Published:  10 May, 2019

Penfolds has teamed up with Thiénot to release three Champagnes to mark Penfolds 175th anniversary.

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Off-Piste Wines secures place in The Sunday Times International Fast Track 200

Published:  10 May, 2019

Off-Piste Wines has secured a place in the 2019 Sunday Times HSBC International Fast Track 200.

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IWC reveals Trophy winners

Published:  09 May, 2019

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced its 2019 Trophy winners.

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Chris Porter leaves The Benevolent

Published:  09 May, 2019

Chris Porter has departed as chief executive of drinks industry charity, The Benevolent.

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Romania's Cramele Recaș winery certified vegan

Published:  09 May, 2019

Cramele Recaș, Romania’s largest winery, has been certified as vegan following an inspection by the Bureau Veritas Certification.

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Vineyard Cellars appoints Dave Allen as new director

Published:  09 May, 2019

Vineyard Cellars has appointed Dave Allen to the role of director as the Californian fine wine merchant looks to grow its portfolio. 

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WSTA slams Scottish government glass deposit return scheme

Published:  09 May, 2019

The WSTA has hit out at the deposit return scheme launched by the Scottish government for including glass bottles, citing industry concerns that existing glass recycling procedures are already “efficient and well-understood”.

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Lanson becomes UK agent for Provence producer Domaine de Cala

Published:  09 May, 2019

House of Lanson has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Provence producer Domaine de Cala’s rosé duo - Prestige and Classic.

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Żubrówka Biała to launch in the UK

Published:  08 May, 2019

Żubrówka Biała, the best-selling premium vodka in Poland and one of the fastest-growing vodka brands in Europe, has revealed plans to launch in the UK.

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