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Bouncing Back Q&A: Andrew Bewes, Hallgarten Wines

Published:  09 August, 2021

It’s been a one-of-a-kind 18 months for the trade. Here, as we begin to push into the second half of the second year of the pandemic, Harpers is catching up with businesses to find out how they’re focusing on recovering from the shock, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

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Big G debate ‘A Wine for all Reasons’ rallies Germany’s champions

Published:  05 August, 2021

Readers are invited to register for the closing debate of this year’s Wines of Germany Big G virtual event, featuring experts in the field from across the trade, at 3pm on Tuesday 10 August.

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Sainsbury’s and Vivino partner for wine-aisle recommendations

Published:  05 August, 2021

Sainsbury’s has launched an in-store and online wine ratings partnership with Vivino to offer “honest peer-reviews” as research shows that wine is the top category that consumers rely on for recommendations, beating milestone life decisions such as mortgages and new job opportunities.

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Oz fires lead to smoke taint innovation

Published:  05 August, 2021

Research is being carried out in Australia to convert smoke from 2019’s devasting bushfires into a desirable characteristic that can be turned into one-of-a-kind spirits.

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Long Read: No more spirit of fair play for American whiskeys

Published:  05 August, 2021

The Government is currently considering levying a 25% tariff on US wine imports reaching the UK. But there is another long-suffering category in American whiskey, which was left out of a recent revision and five-year suspension on tariffs for spirits travelling between the US and Britain. Greg Mefford, international sales director at spirits maker Luxco, looks at the implications for a popular category.

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Bouncing Back Q&A: Miriam Spiers, Alliance Wine

Published:  05 August, 2021

It’s been a one-of-a-kind 18 months for the trade. Here, as we begin to push into the second half of the second year of the pandemic, Harpers is catching up with businesses to find out how they’re focusing on recovering from the shock, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

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Natural wine experts launch wine school

Published:  04 August, 2021

Provisions, the north London natural wine experts and cheese specialist, is launching its own wine school.

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Bouncing Back Q&A: Brett Fleming, Armit Wines

Published:  04 August, 2021

It’s been a one-of-a-kind 18 months for the trade. Here, as we begin to push into the second half of the second year of the pandemic, Harpers is catching up with businesses to find out how they’re focusing on recovering from the shock, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

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Australia feels impact of Chinese tariffs on wine

Published:  04 August, 2021

The impact of the Chinese tariffs on Australian exports will not be immediately offset by other markets, the latest Australian Bulk Wine Market Update has said.

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Scottish trade hails reopening but raises concerns for the future

Published:  04 August, 2021

The hospitality sector has welcomed news that Scotland will be easing Covid-19 restrictions from next week but has called for more clarity on the details.

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Sipsmith launches non-alcoholic FreeGlider

Published:  03 August, 2021

Market leading gin producer Sipsmith is the latest distillery to enter the no and low category with the launch of Free Glider, its alcohol-free spirit.

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Johnnie Walker to open new visitor experience

Published:  03 August, 2021

Diageo-owned whisky brand Johnnie Walker is opening a new visitor experience on Princes Street in Edinburgh on 6 September 2021.

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Bouncing Back Q&A: Phil Innes, Loki Wines

Published:  03 August, 2021

It’s been a one-of-a-kind 18 months for the trade. Here, as we begin to push into the second half of the second year of the pandemic, Harpers is catching up with businesses to find out how they’re focusing on recovering from the shock, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

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Limited edition wine launches to raise funds for Hospitality Action

Published:  03 August, 2021

Indigo Wine and online wine retailer The Sourcing Table have partnered with top Burgundy producer Mischief and Mayhem, and the Observer political cartoonist Chris Riddell OBE, to launch a wine to benefit the charity Hospitality Action

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Berkmann Wine Cellars welcomes new non-executive chair

Published:  03 August, 2021

Berkmann Wine Cellars, the on-trade wine supplier, has revealed that Alison Levett is joining the board as a non-executive chair.

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Industry welcomes NHS Covid-19 app changes to ease ‘pingdemic’

Published:  03 August, 2021

Trade associations have welcomed news that the Government is to update the NHS Covid-19 app to reduce the numbers of people being forced to self-isolate.

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Big G trade sessions returns next week

Published:  02 August, 2021

The Big G, the annual Wines of Germany’s trade show, is back in partnership with Harpers Wine & Spirit... but not as you know it.

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Bouncing Back Q&A: Michael Saunders, Bibendum

Published:  02 August, 2021

It’s been a one-of-a-kind 18 months for the trade. Here, as we begin to push into the second half of the second year of the pandemic, Harpers is catching up with businesses to find out how they’re focusing on recovering from the shock, and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead.

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Berry Bros & Rudd to build largest private client facility in Europe

Published:  02 August, 2021

London-based fine wine merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd is drastically expanding its capabilities for private clients with plans to build a new state-of-the-art warehouse which can hold up to 14 million bottles.

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Alliance hones in on France with three additions

Published:  02 August, 2021

Alliance Wine has become the sole UK agent for three French wineries, strengthening their offering from Burgundy, Provence and Madiran.

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