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Parkinson steps down as WineGB CEO

Published:  08 April, 2019

David Parkinson is to step down as chief executive officer of WineGB.

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Denbies winery investment to create new jobs

Published:  08 April, 2019

Denbies Wine Estate will increase its winery workforce by a third this year to handle an increase in production.

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Plumpton climate change research could help boost English vine productivity

Published:  05 April, 2019

Soon to be released research carried out in Sussex could help unlock the secret of yields – and discover why they fluctuate so wildly from year to year in the UK.

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SWA doubles support to projects combatting alcohol misuse

Published:  05 April, 2019

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has announced it will to double its support to projects that work to combat alcohol misuse to £1 million

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Chablis steps up sustainability focus with new methanation system

Published:  05 April, 2019

The Chablis Winegrowers Union (FDAC) has embarked on a €4.8 million project to implement a new methanation system in a bid to improve sustainable practices across the region.

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31 Days of German Riesling returns

Published:  05 April, 2019

The annual celebration of Riesling is back, opening up yet more opportunities for the trade to promote and get behind Germany’s star player.

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The week that was

Published:  05 April, 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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E&J Gallo acquires over 30 wine and spirits brands from Constellation

Published:  04 April, 2019

E&J Gallo has acquired over 30 wine and spirits brands and six winemaking facilities from Constellation Brands in a $1.7 billion deal.

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IMW welcomes E&J Gallo

Published:  04 April, 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has welcomed E&J Gallo Winery, the world's largest family-owned winery, to its family of international supporters.

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Honore Comfort named Wine Institute VP for international marketing

Published:  04 April, 2019

The Wine Institute, the voice for Californian wine, has appointed Honore Comfort as vice president of international marketing.

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Pernod Ricard sets new sustainability targets

Published:  04 April, 2019

Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap comprising eight key commitments across its business ‘from grain to grass’.

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Oxford Wine Company announces new hires

Published:  04 April, 2019

The Oxford Wine Company has appointed Nancy Gilchrist MW as head of sales to the Oxford University Colleges, as well as consulting on its wine list.

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Global Brands sales top £50m

Published:  04 April, 2019

Global Brands has reported a 19.5% sales increase, taking turnover to over £50 million to 30 September 2018.

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Armit releases ‘crown jewel’ Rioja

Published:  03 April, 2019

Armit Wines has announced the release of the third Gran Reserva from La Rioja Alta SA - Viña Arana Gran Reserva 2012, making La Rioja Alta one of only a few wineries in the region to have three Gran Reserva wines on the market.

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Amathus signs exclusive distribution deal for De Gras

Published:  03 April, 2019

Amathus Drinks has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Chilean wine brand De Gras, previously distributed by Enotria.

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Vinexpo appoints new CEO

Published:  03 April, 2019

Vinexpo has announced that Rodolphe Lameyse will start as Vinexpo chief executive officer on 16 April.

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Hospitality gender pay gap in London narrows

Published:  03 April, 2019

The gender pay gap in London’s top hospitality establishments narrowed to 5.9% (£1,784) in 2018 compared to 9.7% (£2,712) in 2017, according to new data.

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Diageo announces fully paid 26-week equal parental leave for all UK employees

Published:  03 April, 2019

Diageo UK has announced it will allow men and women 52 weeks parental leave, with the first 26-weeks fully paid.

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Brexit continues to impact supermarket spending

Published:  02 April, 2019

Consumer spending in the grocery sector has slowed for the third consecutive month, according to Nielsen.

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Switching to cans and lower abv can boost sales, says report

Published:  02 April, 2019

Producing low or no alcohol lines and switching from bottles to cans could boost sales for the wine trade, suggest new statistics on the craft beer industry.

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