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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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Aldi picks Lyme Bay for first own-brand English fizz

Published:  09 December, 2019

Aldi has chosen the Dorset-based Lyme Bay Winery to produce an English sparkling wine for its premium ‘Exquisite Collection’.

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G&T still the nation's favourite

Published:  09 December, 2019

The traditional G&T is still the nation’s favourite gin-based tipple, the UK gin-subscription business the Craft Gin Club has claimed, following a member survey.

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Louis Latour adds two from NZ

Published:  09 December, 2019

Louis Latour Agencies is to list New Zealand’s Pyramid Valley and Smith & Sheth wines from February 2020.

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Drinks sales rescue on-trade from weak November

Published:  09 December, 2019

Drinks sales in Britain’s pubs helped the on-trade stay in growth in November, latest monthly food-and-drink data from the Coffer Peach Tracker has shown.

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Jago leaves wine industry to head up London gun maker

Published:  11 December, 2019

Dan Jago has joined London gun maker James Purdey & Sons as its new CEO and chairman.

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Accolade appoints new European marketing director

Published:  09 December, 2019

Accolade Wines has appointed Caroline Thompson-Hill to the role of European marketing director.

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Concerns DRS scheme could cause havoc with labelling laws

Published:  06 December, 2019

The new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers could cause chaos for products bound for differing parts of the UK, an industry body has warned.

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Indian bulk first to meet on-trade thirst

Published:  06 December, 2019

Kingsland Drinks and Soul Tree wine brand have entered a joint venture to bring the first ever shipments of bulk from India to the UK, Harpers can reveal.

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Bourgogne Week to swing focus onto Régionale value from ‘dream’ vintage

Published:  06 December, 2019

The annual Bourgogne Week in London, running from 7-16 January, will see producers and negociants emphasising the value of Régionale AOC wines off the back of the generally acclaimed and big volume 2018 vintage.

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Friday Read: Is this the end of no/low premium?

Published:  06 December, 2019

Stephanie Kiens, business development director at London based design agency Lewis Moberly, gives us her perspective on the future of low and no

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Vinventions to launch grape-based stopper

Published:  05 December, 2019

Vinventions has revealed plans to launch a grape-based wine stopper as its Green Line range of closures is awarded carbon neutral certification.

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Spotlight on 2020: Zsuzsa Toronyi, Wines of Hungary UK

Published:  05 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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Palmento Costanzo releases 2016 Prefillossera

Published:  05 December, 2019

Etna producer Palmento Costanzo has released a limited production wine made from a small parcel of pre-phylloxera vines.

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The Wine Show and When in Rome partner to launch ‘unpacked’ wine

Published:  04 December, 2019

The Wine Show and When in Rome have joined forces to launch a wine specifically sourced for the ‘unpacked market’.

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Thorpe parts with Fells

Published:  04 December, 2019

Fells’ commercial director Simon Thorpe MW has left the business, Harpers can reveal.

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