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Champagne Palmer unveils new state-of-the-art winery

Published:  20 February, 2019

Champagne Palmer & Co has unveiled its new state-of-the-art winery located outside of Reims and close to the house’s Grand and Premier Crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims.

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Industry platform Hospitality Speaks set to launch

Published:  20 February, 2019

A platform addressing bullying, harassment and discrimination in the UK hospitality industry launches next month.

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London Night Time Commission publishes Think Night report

Published:  20 February, 2019

Efforts to support London’s late-night economy took a step forward recently with the publication of a report by the London Night Time Commission.

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The Amazon inspires bartenders to reimagine liqueur category

Published:  20 February, 2019

There are few in the international drinks trade that wouldn’t know the names of bartenders Alex Kratena, Monica Berg and Simone Caporale, so anticipation has been high for their new range of liqueurs, Muyu.

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Berkmann appoints senior wine buyer

Published:  20 February, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Emma Dawson MW as senior wine buyer.

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Bibendum signs deal as wine supplier to Cubitt House 


Published:  20 February, 2019

Bibendum Wine has been appointed sole wine supplier for Cubitt House as the London-based group looks to expand.

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Veuve Clicquot launches 2008 vintage of Grand Dame Prestige Cuvée

Published:  19 February, 2019

Veuve Clicquot has announced the release of the 2008 vintage of its La Grande Dame Prestige Cuvée.

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‘Back of house’ pay leaps as ‘front of house’ declines

Published:  19 February, 2019

Average salaries for chefs and kitchen employees in London’s top eateries increased by 14.8% in 2018, according to new research by The Change Group.

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Wine Importers MD Billy Bell Birse-Stewart steps down

Published:  19 February, 2019

Billy Bell Birse-Stewart has stepped down as managing director of Wine Importers.

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Pure Wines takes on host of new natural wines

Published:  19 February, 2019

London-based online natural wines importer and retailer, Pure Wines, has taken on more than 20 new wines from France, Spain and Italy, which it said, highlighted the growing thirst for natural wines in Britain.

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Boom in Tassie vineyards as producers capitalise on cooler climate premium

Published:  18 February, 2019

Tasmania’s vineyard area has grown by 25% over the past two growing seasons, with plans for another 15% increase in the pipeline, as both local and mainland Australian producers invest in the island’s viticultural scene.

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GCA calls on wine and spirits industry to complete supplier survey

Published:  18 February, 2019

Christine Tacon, the Groceries Code Adjudicator, has launched her annual survey with a call to wine and spirit suppliers to “tell her the Code issues they are facing and whether the major groceries retailers are treating them fairly and lawfully”.

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Vegetarian wine website launches

Published:  18 February, 2019

A new website has launched offering over 1,000 different types of wine for vegetarians, of which most are vegan friendly too. 

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Wines from Spain announces 2019 tasting programme

Published:  18 February, 2019

Wines from Spain has said 59 “leading importers and exporters” will present their Spanish wine portfolios to the UK trade and press at its annual tasting at London’s Sky Garden on 7 March.

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Pubs and restaurants hit by January slump

Published:  18 February, 2019

Strong Christmas trading gave way to a slump in January for UK pubs and restaurants, according to the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Wine Paris outlines ambitions as first event ‘exceeds expectations’

Published:  15 February, 2019

Wine Paris has outlined its ambitions for next year’s event as this year’s exhibition “exceeded expectations and set benchmark as a key event in wine buying calendar”.

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Broadland announces new hire to develop branded offering

Published:  15 February, 2019

Broadland Wineries has appointed Charles Cutteridge in order to “drive imported wine sales and to develop new wine brands for the business”.

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Prosecco driving growth in Irish wine market but Brexit remains a worry

Published:  15 February, 2019

The wine category in Ireland is “stable” but a love for prosecco is driving “strong growth”, according to the latest Wine Intelligence report on Ireland.

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New initiative to tackle skills gap in hospitality industry launches

Published:  15 February, 2019

D&D London will launch My Hospitality World, which it describes as a “pioneering two-week group-wide initiative encouraging young adults into hospitality” on 25 February.

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The week that was

Published:  15 February, 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, opinions and features.

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