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UK drinkers reaching for Fairtrade bottles

Published:  22 May, 2019

Fairtrade wine is becoming increasingly popular, with 39% of Fairtrade shoppers seeking out the Fairtrade label on wines and spirits, up 10% on 2010.

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Scottish DRS could put glass recycling in reverse and increase use of plastic

Published:  22 May, 2019

UK glass manufacturers have warned the Scottish deposit recycling scheme, which includes glass, will “prompt a switch to plastic packaging” and could result in “plant closures and job losses”.

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Chapel Down launches its first sparkling Bacchus

Published:  21 May, 2019

Chapel Down has released its first sparkling Bacchus version.

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Jamie’s Italian calls in administrators

Published:  21 May, 2019

Jamie Oliver’s restaurant empire is at the brink of collapse, with the group having called in the administrators putting up to 1,300 jobs at risk.

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LWF: Consumers value experiences over value for money, says CGA

Published:  21 May, 2019

There has been a major shift in the way consumers decide which venues to visit, with the promise of entertainment and engagement now taking precedent over value for money.

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LWF: Inter Rhône reveals “promising” first quarter UK export trends

Published:  21 May, 2019

Inter Rhône has revealed a “very promising” start to 2019 with preliminary data showing export sales to the UK near stagnant compared to the double-digit volume drop recorded in 2018.

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Majestic hoping to toast £100m deal

Published:  21 May, 2019

Majestic wants £100 million for its bricks and mortar stores, according to a report from Sky News.

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EU backs Bottega over protection claims

Published:  21 May, 2019

The Court of the European Union has backed the decision made by the EUIPO recognising the validity of the three-dimensional marks registered by Bottega to protect the distinctive features of its Bottega Gold and Bottega Rose Gold bottles.

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Jascots reveals record sales

Published:  21 May, 2019

Jascots Wine Merchants has posted sales of £9.25 million - a record high - for the year ending 30 April 2019.

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LWF: Inverarity continues the Scottish march south

Published:  21 May, 2019

Scottish-based Inverarity Morton is using its second ever outing at London Wine Fair (LWF) to advance its focus on supplying the English trade, with a round of new agencies in its portfolio.

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Restaurant closures rise as high street pressures hit hard

Published:  21 May, 2019

The number of restaurants in Britain dropped by 2.8% in the year to March 2019, according to the latest Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

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LWF: Brexit delay damaging UK's global wine hub reputation

Published:  20 May, 2019

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit is impacting on the UK's position as an international hub for wine, according to a panel of senior trade figures at the WSTA-backed opening industry briefing at London Wine Fair (LWF).

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Beaujolais on the up

Published:  20 May, 2019

Exports of Beaujolais to the UK rose 35% in volume and 9% in value year on year from February 2019, according to InterBeaujolais.

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Wine Society reveals new ‘Bin Series’

Published:  20 May, 2019

The Wine Society has launched a new series of own-label wine - the Bin Series.

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WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits goes live

Published:  20 May, 2019

The first courses for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) new Level 3 Award in Spirits are open for booking in the UK and USA.

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Beefsteak Club back on the buses

Published:  20 May, 2019

Beefsteak Club has brought back its ads on London Routemaster buses to coincide with the London Wine Fair and London Wine Week.

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Furleigh Estate reveals new “super premium” range

Published:  17 May, 2019

Furleigh Estate will release a new range of super-premium sparkling wines to coincide with English Wine Week, which takes place between Saturday 25 May and Sunday 2 June.

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Specialist wine importers launch new collective

Published:  17 May, 2019

A new collective of specialist wine importers - Spot - is set to launch at the London Wine Fair (LWF).

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The week that was

Published:  17 May, 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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Ruffino releases three new sustainable wines

Published:  17 May, 2019

Ruffino has “confirmed its commitment to environmental responsibility” by introducing three organic-certified wines, a Chianti, a Prosecco and a Pinot Grigio.

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