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London Distillery Company continues Asia expansion

Published:  28 January, 2019

Increasing demand for British spirits in Asia has seen The London Distillery Company sign several new deals to increase availability of its brands in the region.

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Malux to launch Vida at Hungarian tasting

Published:  25 January, 2019

Hungarian food-and-wine wine specialists Malux are gearing up to launch four wines from Szekszard estate Vida at their upcoming trade tasting – including a Kadarka from rare 100-year-old vines.

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The week that was

Published:  25 January, 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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‘Perfect storm’ causes glass shortage and price hikes for UK wine industry

Published:  24 January, 2019

The UK wine industry is running out of glass, creating unprecedented price hikes for bottlers - and the situation is unlikely to be resolved before 2020.

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Stannary St Wine Co appoints fine wine account manager

Published:  24 January, 2019

Stannary St Wine Co has expanded its team with the addition of Kim Suddens as fine wine account manager.

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Charles Metcalfe to host The Benevolent Ball

Published:  24 January, 2019

The Benevolent has revealed Charles Metcalfe is to host The Benevolent Ball this year.

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Gin boom sees England overtake Scotland in distillery numbers

Published:  24 January, 2019

The increasing popularity of gin has seen the number of distilleries in England nudge past Scotland for the first time, according to HMRC.

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Hallgarten appoints new head of marketing

Published:  24 January, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has hired Colin Cameron in the newly created role of head of marketing.

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Gerard Basset memoirs fully funded within days

Published:  23 January, 2019

The crowdfunding initiative to back the publication of the memoirs of Gerard Basset MS, MW, OBE seeks to set up a scholarship in his name as it reaches £14,000 target within days of launching.

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Ruinart offers once in a lifetime trip to top UK sommelier

Published:  23 January, 2019

Time is running out to sign up for the Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2019, which will result in one young UK-based sommelier heading on an all-expenses paid trip to Champagne.

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Aussie backstop will safeguard Australian wine exports post-Brexit

Published:  22 January, 2019

Australia will continue to trade with the UK, its biggest export market by volume and third by value, on its current terms post-Brexit.

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South Africa records export value growth but sliding volumes

Published:  22 January, 2019

The South African wine industry has recorded 4% growth in value exports to R9.06 billion in 2018, but volumes fell 6% due to the small size of recent vintages.

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Australian wine exports up 10%

Published:  22 January, 2019

Exports of Australian wine increased 10% last year to $2.82 billion, according to Wine Australia.

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Inter-Rhône welcomes seven new members

Published:  22 January, 2019

Inter-Rhône has grown its stable with the addition of five new appellations and two Geographical Indicators (GI).

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Burgundy reaches record prices and market share in 2018

Published:  22 January, 2019

Burgundy hit record highs both in terms of prices and market share in 2018 following the region’s relentless rise in the past decade.

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WSET awards record number of Diploma graduates

Published:  22 January, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust’s annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony celebrated a record number of Diploma graduates at a packed Guildhall in London last night (21 January).

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Gerard Basset (1957-2019)

Published:  21 January, 2019

Tributes have been pouring in for Gerard Basset MS MW OBE as the global wine industry comes to terms with his death on 17 January.

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Académie Internationale du Vin appoints Lebanese winemaker

Published:  21 January, 2019

Prestigious wine body Académie Internationale du Vin has announced Elie Maamari - long-serving winemaker and export manager for leading Lebanese winery Château Ksara, has joined the fold.

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North South expands Italian portfolio with Azienda Agricola Cortese

Published:  21 January, 2019

North South Wines has expanded its Italian menu with the addition of Stefano Girelli’s Sicilian estate, Azienda Agricola Cortese.

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Concha y Toro UK rings in bumper Christmas as supermarkets break sales records

Published:  21 January, 2019

Temperatures were unseasonably mild over Christmas, and from the latest results, it looks like things were unexpectedly cosy for UK retail.

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