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Brown-Forman appoints Mangrove as UK distributor for its Scotch Whisky portfolio

Published:  23 August, 2018

Brown-Forman has appointed Mangrove Global as the exclusive UK distributor for its premium Scotch Whisky portfolio.

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Immersive cocktail concept Genuine Liquorette gears up for launch

Published:  23 August, 2018

Immersive cocktail concept Genuine Liquorette has revealed details of its London venue, which is set to open its doors next month in Fitzrovia.

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Stag’s Leap backer steps down after 17 years as president of Ste. Michelle

Published:  23 August, 2018

Ted Baseler, the man who brought Stag’s Leap winery under the auspices of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is retiring after 34 years with the company.

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Plumpton College creates wine brand manager position

Published:  23 August, 2018

Plumpton College has appointed Danielle Whitehead to the role of wine brand manager - a newly created position.

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Rhône coops chase cru margins to balance tough market

Published:  22 August, 2018

Rhône Valley cooperatives are on a mission to premiumise their offering, as market pressures mean they can “no longer compete with the New World at £3 a bottle”.

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Berry Bros & Rudd opens trial concession at London Bridge

Published:  22 August, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd has confirmed to Harpers it is running a trial concession in London Bridge train station but would not comment further on future plans and whether the concept may be rolled out to other sites.

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for first Gin and Tea bar in UK

Published:  22 August, 2018

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched on Kickstarter to raise £55,000 to open what is mooted to be the world’s first gin and tea bar.

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Germany sees earliest grape harvests on record

Published:  22 August, 2018

Germany has seen its earliest grape harvests on record this year due to warm weather and early flowering.

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Flint Wines boosts Italian portfolio with organic wines

Published:  22 August, 2018

Fine wine importer Flint Wines has agreed a new collaboration for organic-certified wines with three Italian estates.

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Nyetimber sponsors Michelin Star Revelation event

Published:  21 August, 2018

Nyetimber, the English sparkling wine producer, is to increase its credentials with gastronomy by being the official partner of the Michelin Star Revelation event.

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Early Champagne harvest for promising vintage

Published:  21 August, 2018

Comité Champagne has revealed that the champagne harvest for 2018 is to start today (21 August) following an exceptional wine growing year and good weather.

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Harpers regulars Atkin and Woodward go ‘mano a mano’ for International Wine Columnist Award

Published:  21 August, 2018

With only two weeks to go until the 4 September final of the prestigious Louis Roederer International Wine Awards, Harpers columnists Tim Atkin MW and Guy Woodward are among the hopeful writers awaiting the final judging decisions.

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TWE appoints Michelle Brampton as commercial director UK and Ireland

Published:  21 August, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has promoted Michelle Brampton to the newly created role of commercial director - UK and Ireland.

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Waitrose at forefront of organic wine boom

Published:  21 August, 2018

Waitrose has revealed that organic wine sales are up 57% year-on-year as customers look for more sustainable wines.

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Harpers launches new Think Whisky event

Published:  20 August, 2018

Harpers and sister title Drinks Retailing News are joining forces to add a new event to the popular ‘Think’ spirits series.

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New business showcases over 400 English wines

Published:  20 August, 2018

A new online wine club called Winebuyers has launched listing over 400 English wines.

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Experience economy increasing consumer confidence in wine

Published:  20 August, 2018

Consumer confidence in the wine category is increasing, driven by the ‘experience economy’ and the growing engagement with the drinks category, research analyst Wine Intelligence has claimed.

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Looking ahead: Michael Patterson, senior category manager, food and beverage, GLH Hotels

Published:  20 August, 2018

As we head towards the second half of 2018, Harpers asks key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities.

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Premium spirits worth 40% more to the on-trade at Christmas

Published:  17 August, 2018

The shift to premium spirits has happened and is here to stay, opening up a multimillion pound opportunity for the UK’s bars and restaurants this festive season.

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Australian bulk prices rise as short harvest meets Chinese thirst

Published:  17 August, 2018

The 2018 crush Down Under will fall short of meeting current demand for Australian wine, driving prices upward.

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