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Ruinart Sommelier Challenge open for entries

Published:  30 May, 2022

The UK edition of the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge is back and open for entries after a year’s forced hiatus due to Covid-19.

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Business support lags behind in cost-of-living crisis

Published:  27 May, 2022

A £15bn package aimed at helping households deal with inflation and the rising cost of energy bills comes just one day after the Sue Gray report was published – a move that has prompted critics to question the rationale and timing of the sudden windfall for British consumers. Also, they ask, where is the support for business?

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NabLab: Europe’s first no & low alcohol trade fair announced for 2023

Published:  27 May, 2022

Drinks platform NabLab has recently announced that it will host the first major European trade event dedicated to no and low alcohol beverages.

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Great British Drinks to take centre stage at LWF

Published:  27 May, 2022

The 40th London Wine Fair is almost upon us, with the biggest ever selection of British beers, wines and spirits set to be unveiled at the event.

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Green Wine Future 2022: Wineally hosts the world’s largest wine conference

Published:  26 May, 2022

Green Wine Future 2022 by Wineally was four days of presentations and content focusing on the various challenges the wine business faces today concerning sustainable agriculture, global climate change, water conservation, corporate responsibility, greenwashing, and much more.

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Nominations close as Top 25 Sommelier shortlist preparations begin

Published:  26 May, 2022

With the on-trade bouncing back there’s little doubt about the enthusiasm for and calibre of the UK’s sommelier fraternity if the ample nominations for Harpers Top 25 Sommeliers are anything to go by.

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Class Bar Awards reveal an industry in resurgence

Published:  25 May, 2022

Several recent additions to the UK's dynamic bar scene were awarded gongs at the Class Bar Awards last night (24 May), organised by Harpers Wine & Spirits sister publication Class magazine.

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Co-founder of sommelier-backed canned wine brand claims “bottles are the past”

Published:  25 May, 2022

A new range of canned wines launched this week (23 May), under the brand name Djuce.

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Italian market report highlights country's pandemic performance

Published:  25 May, 2022

A new market survey released by Italian investment bank Mediobanca suggests that sparkling wine and e-commerce were the main beneficiaries of pandemic disruption in 2021, while Italy's beleaguered hospitality industry is in recovery.

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Rioja Wine Academy invites UK trade to complete training qualification

Published:  25 May, 2022

The Rioja Wine Academy is welcoming new applicants to its Certified Educator programme, a free online educational course developed by the Rioja Consejo Regulador.

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Vergelegen Estate appoints winemaker Luke O'Cuinneagain

Published:  24 May, 2022

Vergelegen wine estate, one of South Africa’s premier wine producers, has announced the appointment of its new winemaker.

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'Act for Change' Symposium Programme revealed

Published:  24 May, 2022

As part of Bordeaux Wine Week, Vinexposium will be organising the Symposium ‘Act for Change’ on 20 and 21 June at the Cité du Vin. The series of debates will aim to understand, discuss and decipher the industry’s future and reflect upon sustainable solutions.

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Nusrat Ghani MP announced as new co-chair of Wine and Spirit APPG

Published:  23 May, 2022

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has taken up her new role as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Wine and Spirits following the Group’s recent AGM.

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Miles Beale speaks out against the government’s £300m tax increase on wine

Published:  23 May, 2022

As the latest Wine Drinkers UK communique suggests, taxing alcohol is set to cost the wine industry an estimated £300 million and push up prices for UK consumers, without bringing any significant boost to Treasury funds.

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UK Hospitality sets out its vision to support government’s Levelling Up agenda

Published:  23 May, 2022

A new report from UKHospitality, Level up hospitality – level up society, highlights how the sector is uniquely positioned to deliver growth and opportunity across the country and play its part in delivering the government’s and society’s priorities, by generating jobs and economic growth.

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The IWSC, in partnership with Green Wine Future, announces new Green Wine Initiative accolade

Published:  20 May, 2022

The IWSC’s Green Wine Initiative award, in partnership with Green Wine Future, has been created to recognise the growth of considerate winemaking practices and highlight the impressive work being carried out by producers across the world to improve their sustainability credentials. 

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Greek wines edge towards greater representation

Published:  20 May, 2022

Prices for top Santorini wines have dramatically risen to the same heights as Chablis says Mary Pateras, director of Eclectic Wines, a specialist wholesaler established 20 years ago, and which now imports about half of the Greek wines sold in Britain.

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Young Sommelier and Young Chef 2022 announced

Published:  20 May, 2022

Three new rising stars of the hospitality world were unveiled this week at the Chaine des Rotisseurs GB Young Professional Awards, held at the newly opened Harrods Social by Jason Atherton. Over 60 guests joined the six finalists for a signature lunch to celebrate their achievements.

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Harpers and D-Vine to co-host LWF Discovery Zone

Published:  20 May, 2022

The London Wine Fair has added D-Vine, the hi-tech by-the-glass dispensing system, to its Discovery Zone lineup, joining Harpers as a partner to the programme, where several panels will look at new wine technology and other innovations and issues in the industry.

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Societe Jacques Bollinger invests further in Bordeaux Index

Published:  19 May, 2022

Societe Jacques Bollinger (SJB), the Family Group behind a portfolio of wines and spirits, including Bollinger Champagne, has increased its minority stake in Bordeaux Index.

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