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Berry Bros. & Rudd hosts producer forum to mark 325th anniversary

Published:  30 June, 2023

Berry Bros. & Rudd, the UK’s oldest fine wine and spirits merchant, held its first-ever global producer forum, ‘Our Future is Now’ at London’s BAFTA yesterday (29 July), as part of celebrations to mark its 325th year.

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Exclusive: New head of Jascots

Published:  30 June, 2023

A major change in leadership is in the offing at distributor Jascots Wine Merchants, where long-standing managing partner Miles MacInnes is stepping down after 17 years at the company.

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Miguel A. Torres pens open letter calling for more climate activism

Published:  29 June, 2023

Miguel A. Torres, president of Familia Torres has urged the wine industry to do more to combat climate change in an open letter.

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London Cru acquires Sussex vineyard

Published:  28 June, 2023

London's first urban winery has purchased a vineyard in West Sussex, adjacent to Bolney Estate.

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Drinks trade welcomes new personnel in summer reshuffle

Published:  28 June, 2023

A diverse line-up of manufacturers, distilleries and promotional organisations have announced new appointments this week, including Glenmorganie and the BIVB.

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Old Vine database goes live

Published:  28 June, 2023

An online resource dedicated to the preservation of old vines was launched during a webinar this week, with Jancis Robinson MW, Sarah Abbot MW and California-based wine writer Alder Yarrow in attendance.

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London's hospitality sector ‘more stable’ in 2023

Published:  27 June, 2023

Central London’s hospitality sector is recovering after suffering hundreds of closures of licensed premises during the turmoil of Covid-19. 

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Jeroboams puts new exclusives on show at scaled-up tasting

Published:  27 June, 2023

Trade guests were invited to sample the wines from three new agencies at Jeroboams’ New Wines Tasting, yesterday (26 June), as the agent/retailer looks to flex the trade arm of its business model.

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Rioja’s top wines take the spotlight in London

Published:  26 June, 2023

A selection of age-worthy styles from recent to older decades were on full show at the recent Rioja Residency – a new, unbeatable showing of the region’s best wines.

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‘More interest in low and no than sales’ Club Soda report finds

Published:  26 June, 2023

Club Soda has teamed up with market research agency The Mix Global to launch the industry report ‘Free Spirited: Demystifying the audiences of alcohol-free’.

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Hills Prospect joins Harpers Sustainability Charter

Published:  26 June, 2023

Leading distributor Hills Prospect is the latest signatory to Harpers Sustainability Charter, joining a range of UK drinks businesses striving together for positive action in the face of climate change.

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WSTA tells government 'It’s not too late to scrap hikes'

Published:  26 June, 2023

With just one month till the government’s alcohol tax hikes are effective, the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has reiterated why the “crippling” duty increases should be scrapped.

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Vagabond opens English wine bar South Downs at Gatwick

Published:  23 June, 2023

Coinciding with English Wine Week, Vagabond, the award-winning urban winery has opened its second outlet at Gatwick Airport, South Downs – an English wine bar in the heart of the South Terminal departure lounge.

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Friday read: London’s wineries offer ‘disruptive’ balance to English Wine Week

Published:  23 June, 2023

London’s urban wineries’ inaugural joint tasting this week (19 June) marked an intriguing counterpoint to the more regular medley of tasting, dinners and vineyard picnics that typically mark English Wine Week.

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Harpers 50 Best Indies 2024: Now open for nominations

Published:  23 June, 2023

To begin the process of shaping our annual Harpers UK's 50 Best Indies 2024, we are once again inviting the UK trade to nominate the UK Independent retailers that you believe are at the top of their game.

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Hedonism Wines launches online auction platform

Published:  23 June, 2023

Following celebrations to commemorate a decade of trading in 2022, the Harpers 50 Best Indie regular Hedonism Wines will launch its latest venture, Hedonism Auction, this summer.

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English Wine Week: Sparkling still on top

Published:  22 June, 2023

Yesterday (21 June), a panel of English wine’s heaviest hitters convened at 67 Pall Mall, chaired by Harpers’ columnist Guy Woodward, to discuss the trajectory of our homegrown wine and its standing on the world stage.

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Hospitality operators report 5.6% sales growth in May

Published:  21 June, 2023

Britain’s leading managed restaurant, pub and bar groups achieved an eighth consecutive month of year-on-year sales growth in May 2023, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker shows.

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40% of Brits struggling to cope on salaries, new data finds

Published:  21 June, 2023

Consumers are hitting the pause buttons on their lives as the cost of living continues to encroach on the most basic part of household incomes, new data has found.

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1 in 3 report discrimination at work finds Be Inclusive Hospitality

Published:  21 June, 2023

The not-for-profit Be Inclusive Hospitality marked the release of the third Inside Hospitality Report with a launch event at The Four Seasons Hotel, Park Lane on Monday June 19.

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