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Bordeaux producers acquitted over fungicides case

Published:  01 May, 2019

A French court has acquitted two Bordeaux wine producers in a highly sensitive case over the spraying of chemicals, which allegedly provoked sickness in a teacher and dozens of schoolchildren.

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Berry Bros & Rudd pop up returns for London Wine Week

Published:  01 May, 2019

After proving popular last year, Berry Bros & Rudd will bring back its pop-up wine bar for London Wine Week at Flat Iron Square.

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Bodegas Fabre reports “exceptional vintage”

Published:  01 May, 2019

Bodegas Fabre has said its 2019 vintage in Mendoza has benefitted from excellent conditions at its vineyards in the Uco Valley and Lujan de Cuyo.

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Australian wine exports to UK up in value but volume stagnant

Published:  01 May, 2019

Exports of Australian wine to the UK jumped 4% in value to AUD$388 million last year, and 0.1% in volume to 242 million litres.

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William Grant & Sons launches Verano Gin

Published:  01 May, 2019

William Grant & Sons has launched Verano Gin in Watermelon and Lemon flavours.

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Checkout free shopping trial sees alcohol removed from shelves

Published:  30 April, 2019

The need for age verification has led the first UK till-free supermarket to remove wines, beers and spirits from its shelves.

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Laine Pub Company snaps up Urban Art Bar

Published:  30 April, 2019

Laine Pub Company snaps up Urban Art Bar

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Flavoured and spiced to replace white as favourite rum style in UK off-trade

Published:  30 April, 2019

Flavoured and spiced rums are storming their way to becoming the most drunk style of rum in the off-trade, and could be the most sold style in the UK by the end of the year.

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Mangrove makes five new hires

Published:  30 April, 2019

Uk spirits distributor Mangrove UK has made five new appointments to its sales and account management team in London, the south and the north of the UK.

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Scotch Whisky fuels the UK by £5.5bn

Published:  30 April, 2019

Scotch Whisky now contributes £5.5billion to the UK economy, up 10% since 2016, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Albourne Estate bottles excess grapes for new frizzante

Published:  29 April, 2019

A Sussex estate has chosen to bottle its leftover grapes as an Italian-style fizz after last year’s super harvest meant producers were left with grapes still hanging on the vine.

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The Benevolent launches campaign to push 'It could be me' initiative

Published:  29 April, 2019

The Benevolent has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the charity’s ‘It could be me’ initiative, which is aimed at getting as many members of the drinks industry to sign up to donate £5 a month.

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Enotria & Coe rethinks approach to LWF

Published:  29 April, 2019

Enotria & Coe has revised its approach to the London Wine Fair (LWF) to “rethink and reshape the traditional concept of wines on a stand".

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Emma Symington MW returns to Wine Australia

Published:  29 April, 2019

Emma Symington MW has returned to Wine Australia following maternity leave to take up the newly-created role of education development manager EMEA.

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Club Vignobles & Signatures gets a revamp

Published:  29 April, 2019

Club Vignobles & Signatures has rebranded its identity to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

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Chapel Down creates England’s largest estate in Kent

Published:  29 April, 2019

Chapel Down has commenced planting at its 388 acre Boarley Farm site. Together with its Kit’s Coty and Boxley sites, Chapel Down will have a 620 acre estate of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier plantings to produce sparkling wine.

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The week that was

Published:  26 April, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines these past two week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a bumper review of the top online news, analysis, opinion and features from before and after Easter. 

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Sustainability accreditation in the works for UK wine

Published:  26 April, 2019

A new sustainability and climate change mitigation scheme for the UK wine industry could be complete by the end of the year.

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Lafite Rothschild voted wine of the 2018 Bordeaux vintage

Published:  26 April, 2019

Lafite Rothschild has been voted wine of the 2018 Bordeaux vintage in the Liv-ex 2018 En Primeur survey.

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Bellavita Academy adds WSET courses

Published:  26 April, 2019

Bellavita Academy, provider of professional courses for chefs and sommeliers, has become an Approved Programme Provider (APP) for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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