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Sparkling offers glimmer of light for UK alcohol, as global volume growth slows

Published:  08 June, 2023

India, Mexico and Brazil will take over from the US and China as the volume drivers of growth for alcohol around the world, new figures have revealed. Meanwhile, the US and China remain key to the industry’s value growth – and the UK continues its trend of wine stagnation.

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Exclusive: The Drinks Trust launches ambitious Cost of Living Crisis Appeal

Published:  08 June, 2023

The Drinks Trust is looking to raise an unprecedented £230,000 with its new Cost of Living Crisis Appeal between now and the end of the year.

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Hospitality at odds: Footfall high, profits down

Published:  08 June, 2023

New research reveals robust demand among consumers for eating and drinking out, despite the rocketing cost of household bills. However, it seems businesses are not exactly reaping the rewards; and with more cost increases on the horizon, with the new duty rises set for 1 August, hospitality is facing a tough summer.

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Scottish DRS delayed until 2025

Published:  07 June, 2023

The Scottish Government has officially announced a delay to the launch of its Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) until October 2025, following weeks of speculation as to the future of the initiative and a UK-government enforced exemption of glass.

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Diageo CEO Sir Ivan Menezes passes away

Published:  07 June, 2023

Spirits giant Diageo has announced the sad death of its CEO Sir Ivan Menezes following a brief illness.

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Liv-ex records ongoing stagnation in fine wine market

Published:  07 June, 2023

Exchange platform Liv-ex has recorded a slump in the demand for luxury labels in recent times, as all its major indices show declines on a month-on-month and year-to-date basis.

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Maison Mirabeau Achieves B Corp Certification

Published:  07 June, 2023

Leading rosé brand Mirabeau has achieved B Corp certification this month, joining Concha y Toro and Piper-Heidsieck as pioneers in this small but growing club of certified wineries.

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Sparkling wine resilient as global market faces overall decline

Published:  07 June, 2023

OIV director general Pau Roca Blasco has presented an overview of the global wine market in 2022, delivered at the 44th World Congress of Vine and Wine taking place in Cadiz this week.

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Villa Maria embraces bulk in drive to cut emissions

Published:  07 June, 2023

The Indevin Group, owners of New Zealand brand Villa Maria, has announced plans to ship a selection of its wines to the UK in bulk. They will then be bottled by the firm Encric, at its plant in Cheshire.

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Bordeaux 2022 best-ever recorded by Wine Lister

Published:  06 June, 2023

In part two of Wine Lister’s 2023 Bordeaux Study, the company has given the 2022 vintage the highest overall Wine Lister Quality score ever recorded, with 29 wines achieving scores of 980 or more in 2022, compared with just five in 2021.

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Fast-growing wine merchant Cru Wine celebrates 10th anniversary

Published:  05 June, 2023

London wine merchant and marketplace Cru Wine will commemorate its 10th vintage this month after a decade of impressive growth.

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Berkmann adds Kiwi bite with Dog Point

Published:  05 June, 2023

Berkmann Wine Cellars is strengthening its New Zealand offering with the addition of Dog Point Vineyard to its portfolio.

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Hallgarten unveils sustainable ‘Eco Standard’ for its suppliers

Published:  05 June, 2023

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has announced the launch of its Hallgarten Eco Standard, to ensure its suppliers are held accountable with the use of a grading system across four key categories in sustainability.

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What makes a wine list? Elise Merigaud, La Dame de Pic

Published:  05 June, 2023

In our online series, Harpers is going back to basics with members of hospitality to find out exactly what is the secret sauce that makes a modern wine list successful.

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Business leaders in hospitality growing in confidence despite inflation

Published:  05 June, 2023

A new survey from CGA by NIQ and Fourth suggests hospitality leaders are feeling more positive about their businesses for the year ahead.

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Nordic whisky in growth, reports Master of Malt

Published:  02 June, 2023

In its World Whisky Report, online retailer Master of Malt has revealed the top five countries in growth for whisky, and Nordic countries are well-represented, namely Finland, Denmark, and Sweden. 

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Alchemy joins Harpers Sustainability Charter with paper-packaging initiative

Published:  02 June, 2023

Alchemy Wines is the latest signatory to the Harpers Sustainability Charter, an initiative designed to galvanise the trade into climate action.

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Giaconda Chardonnay joins La Place de Bordeaux

Published:  02 June, 2023

Giaconda Estate Vineyard Chardonnay will soon be launched through La Place de Bordeaux and distributed by the respected Bordeaux négociant Jean Pierre Moueix (JP Moueix).

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What makes a wine list? Oliver Kaviani, JÖRO

Published:  02 June, 2023

In our online series, Harpers is going back to basics with members of hospitality to find out exactly what is the secret sauce that makes a modern wine list successful.

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Friday read: ‘Grape of the sun’ in the hot seat with Peter McCombie MW

Published:  02 June, 2023

Monastrell was given a chance to shine in London recently, via a masterclass which aimed to show a sun-loving variety in a brand new light.

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