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Blow for minimum pricing plans

Published:  04 March, 2010

Plans to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol in Scotland suffered a setback after the European Court of Justice ruled that similar measures on tobacco were illegal.

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Eileen Halewood dies

Published:  04 March, 2010

The funeral took place last Friday of Eileen Halewood, co-shareholder and founder of Halewood Vintners Ltd, now Halewood International Holdings Plc.

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Chile earthquake damage less than feared

Published:  04 March, 2010

Chile has lost 125 million litres of wine due to damage caused in the earthquake last Saturday, it has emerged.

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Tesco and Morrisons licences reviewed

Published:  04 March, 2010

Tesco and Morrisons face licence reviews in Scotland after a publican accused them of breaching the law with "irresponsible drinks promotions".

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Montana makes TV debut

Published:  03 March, 2010

Montana is embarking on its first TV advertising campaign in the UK.

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VAT call for loss-leading drinks sales

Published:  03 March, 2010

The government has rejected a call for supermarkets to be barred from claiming back VAT on loss-leading alcohol sales.

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On-trade exclusives from Grignon

Published:  03 March, 2010

Languedoc producer LGI-Alain Grignon Wines has launched a range of wines in the UK aimed specifically at the on-trade.

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Appeal set up for Chile victims

Published:  02 March, 2010

The Chilean ambassador has set up an appeal to help victims of the earthquake which struck the country on Saturday.

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Wines in the Press, February 27-28

Published:  02 March, 2010

Here's what the national wine scribes had to say over the last weekend of February in this week's WINES IN THE PRESS

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Vina Concha y Toro on Chilean earthquake

Published:  02 March, 2010

Statement from Vina Concha y Toro on the Chilean earthquake:

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New role for former Constellation chief

Published:  02 March, 2010

Jon Moramarco, the former chief executive of Constellation Europe, has been named president of US fine wine and spirits importer Winebow.

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New Zealand expects small vintage decline

Published:  02 March, 2010

New Zealand wine producers will harvest slightly fewer grapes this year, despite an increased vineyard area, it has been predicted.

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Chilean earthquake: wineries reaction

Published:  01 March, 2010


Harpers Wine & Spirit has received messages from Chilean producers, O Fournier and Claro Wineries, following this weekend's earthquake and impact on their wineries. We will keep you updated on events as we receive them. 

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Atkin moves to The Times

Published:  01 March, 2010

Tim Atkin MW is leaving the Observer Magazine after 17 years, after his weekly column was slashed to just two paragraphs.

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Children's charities back minimum pricing

Published:  01 March, 2010

Children's charities in Scotland have thrown their weight behind plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol.

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Earthquake hits Chilean wine regions

Published:  01 March, 2010

Saturday's Chilean earthquake has affected some of the country's wine regions, it has emerged, though the full scale of the damage and loss of life remains unclear.

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Harpers Magazine 2010 Features List

Published:  26 February, 2010

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Virgin oak for Glenfiddich variant

Published:  26 February, 2010

Glenfiddich has unveiled a new variant which is aged in new oak.

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Yellow Tail in animal rights storm

Published:  26 February, 2010

Yellow Tail producer Casella Wines has stopped donating to an animal charity following protests from farmers.

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European spirit producers tackle alcohol misuse

Published:  25 February, 2010

Europe's spirits producers have launched a online database to help reduce alcohol related harm.

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