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Cannabis ‘the big green elephant in the room’ for drinks sector claims report

Published:  05 June, 2018

The global alcoholic drinks industry is facing a moment of reckoning as cannabis laws across the world continue to be relaxed. 

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Alastair Pyatt returns to Jascots as head of buying

Published:  05 June, 2018

Jascots has appointed Alastair Pyatt to a newly created head of buying role.

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Defra Brexit negotiator steps in as SWA industry director

Published:  05 June, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed a former top government Brexit negotiator as its new industry director.

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Justerini & Brooks adds first Austrian producer

Published:  05 June, 2018

Justerini & Brooks has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Austrian estate Muhr-Van der Niepoort.

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Mirabeau en Provence appoints UK sales director

Published:  05 June, 2018

Mirabeau en Provence has appointed Peter Edwards to the role of sales director for the UK and Ireland.

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González Byass gears up for vintage fino sherry launch

Published:  05 June, 2018

González Byass has unveiled plans to launch a new range of vintage fino sherries in the near future.

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Churchill’s joins port peers in declaring 2016 a vintage year

Published:  04 June, 2018

Churchill’s has become the latest port house to declare 2016 a vintage year following unusual but ultimately beneficial growing conditions in Portugal.

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Costers del Segre DO unveils new image

Published:  04 June, 2018

Costers del Segre, the Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) for wines located in the province of Lleida, has unveiled a new image marking the first overhaul in 18 years.

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Prosecco producers kick off UK push for premium fizz

Published:  04 June, 2018

Producers of premium Prosecco that can cost as much per bottle as Champagne have kicked off a campaign to encourage Brits to reappraise Italian fizz.

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Accolade appoints account manager for Fine Wine Partners

Published:  04 June, 2018

Accolade Wines has appointed Hansi Baumann as account manager, UK & Ireland, for its recently launched fine wine division - Fine Wine Partners.

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Groupe GCF turns spotlight on Calvet with new campaign

Published:  04 June, 2018

Les Grands Chais de France (Groupe GCF) has turned the spotlight on its Calvet portfolio with a new campaign and brand ambassador for the French wine brand.

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The week that was

Published:  01 June, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Big name Champagnes fare best as Brexit hits smaller players

Published:  01 June, 2018

Brexit-related inflation is hitting drinkers of cheaper and less well-known Champagnes hardest in the UK as sales of entry-level bottles continue to fall, while bigger name brands and more expensive cuvées are faring better.

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Industry leaders plan for multiple scenarios as uncertainty continues to Brexit D-Day

Published:  01 June, 2018

With Brexit D-Day less than a year away, this year’s Wine and Spirit Trade Association-hosted briefing at the London Wine Fair (LWF) promised a glimpse at how the trade is preparing for life after Brexit.

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Greek wineries join forces to deliver island Assyrtiko

Published:  31 May, 2018

The establishment of a new winery and vineyards on the Santorini sub-island of Thirassia is set to mark a new chapter in the production of Santorini assyrtiko.

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WSTA’s Gibbs leaves to work for government

Published:  31 May, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced its director of UK policy and social responsibility, Carlo Gibbs, will be leaving later this summer.

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Matthew Clark unveils 2018 wine list

Published:  31 May, 2018

Matthew Clark has unveiled its 2018 wine list featuring a host of new additions.

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Okanagan Crush Pad acquires Secrest Mountain

Published:  30 May, 2018

British Columbia’s Okanagan Crush Pad (OCP) has acquired the Secrest Mountain Vineyard for an undisclosed sum.

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Bordeaux and Adelaide join forces to launch high-end business course

Published:  30 May, 2018

Bordeaux and Adelaide have joined forces to launch a high-end business course spanning two continents.

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The Wine Show partners with Oval Space to launch London wine festival

Published:  30 May, 2018

The Wine Show has joined forces with Oval Space to launch a three-day wine festival in the capital.

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