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The week that was

Published:  28 September, 2018

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

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New classification for Crus Bourgeois du Medoc to launch

Published:  28 September, 2018

A new classification has been launched to guarantee the quality and origin of Crus Bourgeois du Medoc.

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TWE rolls out AR app across trio of brands

Published:  28 September, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has expanded its Augmented Reality (AR) technology in the UK to Lindeman’s Bin, Wolf Blass Yellow Label and Matua using Living Wine Labels.

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Ehrmanns further expands Spanish portfolio with Bodegas Palacio

Published:  27 September, 2018

Ehrmanns has partnered with Rioja winery Bodegas Palacio to become the exclusive UK distributor of the Glorioso and Cosme Palacio brands.

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Chapel Down reveals new venture as it posts healthy half-year sales

Published:  27 September, 2018

Chapel Down is set to open a new experiential bar, restaurant and ginnery at King’s Cross, London.

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Brexit causes wine prices to rise

Published:  27 September, 2018

The average price of a bottle of wine has risen by almost 30p since the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU), according to new research.

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WSET appoints new principal

Published:  27 September, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed a new principal following Jim Gore’s departure last month.

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Scotch whisky marks today as ‘Duty Paid Day.’

Published:  27 September, 2018

Scotch whisky producers have marked today as ‘Duty Paid Day.’

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Chablis harvest is hailed best in 20 years

Published:  26 September, 2018

The Chablis harvest of 2018 is the best in 20 years, Louis Moreau, president of the Chablis Commission has announced.

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Paul Symington to step down as chair

Published:  26 September, 2018

Paul Symington is stepping down as chairman of Symington Family Estates at the end of this year following a 40-year career in the family business.

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Scottish gin exports set for boost with botanical library

Published:  26 September, 2018

Scottish gin exports are set for a boost with the launch of a botanical library from distillation experts from Heriot-Watt University.

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London’s first vegan Winefulness event launches

Published:  26 September, 2018

London’s first vegan Winefulness event is to take place in the capital as retailers ramp up their vegan wine offerings.

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Accolade Wines launches first Echo Falls Prosecco - ProsEcho Falls

Published:  25 September, 2018

Accolade Wines has taken its Echo Falls brand into the Prosecco sector for the first time with the launch of ProsEcho Falls.

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Usain Bolt London restaurant to offer 150 rums and dedicated rum bar

Published:  25 September, 2018

Usain Bolt’s restaurant, Tracks & Records, which is set to open in London next month, will boast over 150 rums – 100 of which are Jamaican.

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Moldovan producers turn focus on UK

Published:  25 September, 2018

Moldovan producers will showcase their wines in London at the first tasting with wine specialist importer, Novus BH Magister.

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Bibendum launches training course on sustainable wine

Published:  25 September, 2018

Bibendum is launching a new one-day training course to help customers learn more about sustainable winemaking processes.

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Growth in number of new Oregon wineries nearly doubles

Published:  24 September, 2018

The number of new wineries that opened in the US state of Oregon last year nearly doubled compared to the previous year.

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UN recognises Pernod Ricard for sustainability

Published:  24 September, 2018

Pernod Ricard has been recognised as a Global Compact LEAD company, for its ongoing commitment to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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Piper Heidsieck appoints new Chef de Cave

Published:  24 September, 2018

Piper Heidsieck has appointed Émilien Boutillat as its new Chef de Cave.

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Sea Aged Wine expands to the Canary Islands

Published:  24 September, 2018

Sea Aged Wine, the company that ages wine in seawater tanks, is expanding to the Canary Islands.

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