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Armit Wines boosts Italian portfolio with Tua Rita duo

Published:  10 July, 2018

Armit Wines has launched two wines from Italian producer Tua Rita alongside new releases from the 2016 vintage.

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Last call for indies to sign up to Shop Rioja

Published:  10 July, 2018

Independent wine retailers have a last chance to enter Shop Rioja and win £1,000 towards new listings of the Spanish region's wines.

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FMV expands Italian menu

Published:  09 July, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the in-house UK trade arm of Berry Bros & Rudd (BB&R), has expanded its Italian portfolio with the addition of Mastroberardino.

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William Grant & Sons appoints new commercial director

Published:  09 July, 2018

William Grant & Sons has appointed Matt Billingshurst to the role of commercial director UK & Ireland.

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Arc Inspirations creates key role as part of expansion strategy

Published:  09 July, 2018

Leeds-based multiple operator Arc Inspirations has created a HR and training business partner position as it gears up to expand further this year.

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Porto Protocol calls on wine industry to take lead on climate change

Published:  09 July, 2018

Fladgate Partnership’s CEO Adrian Bridge used the Climate Change Leadership Summit in Oporto on 6 July to announce the launch of the Porto Protocol, a far reaching initiative designed to encourage and enable the wine trade to step up to the pressing challenge of global warming.

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Domaine du Grand Mayne turns focus on exports as it exceeds crowdfunding target

Published:  09 July, 2018

Domaine du Grand Mayne, a British owned winery in the Cote de Duras in France, has turned the focus on exports following a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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Lack of centralised name for English wine ‘huge lost opportunity’

Published:  09 July, 2018

The lack of a centralised name for English wine has been described as a “huge lost opportunity” and has spurred on research to unveil how to fulfil the category’s potential.

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British wine and gin under the spotlight ahead of Saturday's match

Published:  06 July, 2018

Ever wondered how much wine and spirits the UK exports to Sweden?

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The week that was

Published:  06 July, 2018

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

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China imports huge quantities of wine even as domestic consumption drops

Published:  06 July, 2018

Wine imports into China are continuing to soar, boosted by a strong-performing Australia, while overall Chinese consumption continues its downward trend.

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Spain’s Zamora Company targets 50% revenue growth in three years

Published:  05 July, 2018

Spain’s Zamora Company has revealed ambitious plans to grow revenue 50% by 2020.

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Flexibility and confidence key for advancing women in wine

Published:  05 July, 2018

Offering flexibility and encouragement, and supporting women-owned business were key to advancing women in the wine industry, the Women of the Vine & Spirits’ inaugural London symposium revealed.

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Merger in DO Montsant: El Masroig & la Serra d'Almos join

Published:  05 July, 2018

On June 30th, the co-operative cellars of El Masroig and Serra d'Almos announced a full merger of their two respective entities. Unlike neighbouring DOQ Priorat, the co-operatives in DO Montsant still drive the majority of the wine production, making 60% of the total output so any small change is worthy to note.

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NZ wine competitions join forces to refresh country’s wine awards

Published:  05 July, 2018

Two of New Zealand’s main wine competitions - Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the Bragato Wine Awards, have merged in a bid to refresh the country’s wine awards scene.

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Mornington Peninsula winemakers return to the UK for second tour

Published:  05 July, 2018

A group of winemakers from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is heading to the UK to promote the region.

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Grant’s highlights wood aging with global brand refresh

Published:  04 July, 2018

Top three Scotch producer Grant’s has rebooted its range of blended whiskies to highlight the three types of wood that go into making the brand’s signature taste.

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A return of Chablis could help reduce price hikes

Published:  04 July, 2018

Chablis producers in Burgundy are hoping a bumper crop this year will help reduce wine prices, raising expectations of a stronger return of Chablis volumes to the UK market in the near future.

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Rathfinny appoints Hong Kong distributor

Published:  04 July, 2018

Rathfinny Wine Estates has appointed Jebsen Fine Wines as its exclusive distributor in Hong Kong.

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Portman Group strengthens complaints panel with four new members

Published:  03 July, 2018

The Portman Group has strengthened its independent panel that considers complaints about irresponsible alcohol marketing under the organizations codes of practice with four new members.

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