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Former Accolade brand manager launches trade-focused wine school

Published:  11 October, 2016

A new wine school has been launched offering bespoke training services to staff across both the off- and the on-trade.

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Majestic asks customers to choose new international craft beer

Published:  11 October, 2016

Majestic Wine is opening up its beer offering by asking customers vote for what they like and what they enjoy drinking.

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Promising Rioja proposals could draw a line between industrial and artisanal production, say producers

Published:  11 October, 2016

Two leading Rioja producers based in Alava have welcomed fresh details of plans tabled by the breakaway Vineyards of Alava appellation proposal including a move to distinguish itself by discarding Rioja's ageing categories of Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva.

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Wines and spirits continue to drive growth for LVMH amid luxury market slowdown

Published:  11 October, 2016

The wine and spirits division represented the second highest growth area for LVMH in its sales so far this year, with organic growth up 7%.

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Bolney Wine Estates to double production with £2m investment

Published:  10 October, 2016

West Sussex vineyard Bolney Wine Estates is set to announce a £2m investment this week, the Guardian has reported.

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Jura wines to partner with Comté for 2016 tasting

Published:  10 October, 2016

This year's Jura wine trade and press tasting will feature the region's other principal export - Comté cheese - for the first time.

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Champagne harvest "isn't all doom and gloom", says Bollinger

Published:  10 October, 2016

Champagne has had its fair share of challenges so far this year, with a slew of bad weather meaning that crop loss is as severe in some parts - as is the case in he Aube - according to Champagne Taittinger.

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New British Champagne house claims to offer Champagne for the digital age

Published:  10 October, 2016

A British-based holding company is claiming to be the first major prospective champagne house to open since Nicholas Feuillatte in 1972.

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The other side of life: Marblehead's Jeremy Rockett

Published:  10 October, 2016

We in the drinks biz are so passionate about our trade that sometimes it's easy to forget that our colleagues have other interests.

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Gilbert's Grape: LCW the story so far

Published:  07 October, 2016

If you go to Spitalfields Market this week you might get a big surprise.

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Rioja decision over single vineyard and regional labelling expected this autumn

Published:  07 October, 2016

A decision on proposed new rules that will allow Rioja producers to feature village names and specific vineyards prominently on labels may be taken as early as late October or early November this year.

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TWE says Stag's Leap lawsuit is attempt to "stifle lawful competition"

Published:  07 October, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has hit back at accusations that it is trading off the success of an iconic Napa Valley wine brand.

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Incubating innovation and changing with the times

Published:  07 October, 2016

Innovation is not something that happens in a vacuum. It is as much a result of having people who are comfortable challenging convention as it is a having companies that foster an environment which allow for ideas - no matter how crazy - to be captured and tested.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  07 October, 2016

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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Awatere Valley winemakers challenging the Sauvignon status quo

Published:  06 October, 2016

New Zealand is well known for its crisp and fruity Sauvignon Blancs, but winemakers from Marlborough's Awatere Valley are ripping up the rulebook by incorporating new techniques.

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Sud de France flags up extended Occitanie reach at 10th anniversary tasting

Published:  06 October, 2016

Marketing brand Sud de France used its annual London tasting to communicate and clarify its extended Occitanie reach

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BBR to extend 'gravitational pull' with new focus on less expensive wines

Published:  06 October, 2016

Berry Bros & Rudd hopes a new commercial focus on less expensive quality wines could deliver greater reach and boost off-trade sales

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Leading Italian online wine retailer launches first international branch in the UK

Published:  06 October, 2016

A consumer website selling the "largest selection of Italian wines in Europe" has launched its first international base 50km north of London.

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National Champagne Week a welcome boost for struggling category

Published:  06 October, 2016

The UK has been popping bubbly this week for National Champagne Week - a much needed boost for the category which has seen a slow down in growth over the past year.

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Another rise in sales as Tesco recovery continues

Published:  05 October, 2016

Sales at the UK's biggest grocery retailer have now risen for three quarters in a row following an all time low last year as it struggled to fend off stiff competition from the discounters.

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