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Soave hails vintage as a success despite ‘tricky year’

Published:  23 November, 2018

Consorzio of Soave has hailed the 2018 vintage as a success predominantly thanks to the ‘Sentinels of Soave’.

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Champagnes and Chateaux launches online sales

Published:  23 November, 2018

Champagnes and Châteaux has revamped its website so it can sell bottles direct to consumers.

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The week that was

Published:  23 November, 2018

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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Symington overhauls Dow’s to extend its appeal

Published:  22 November, 2018

Symington Family Estates has given its Dow’s Aged Tawny portfolio an overhaul in a bid to extend the Port’s appeal to a younger audience and beyond Christmas and formal occasions.

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Bruce Jack UK launch

Published:  22 November, 2018

Prominent South African winemaker Bruce Jack officially launched his new eponymous wine range yesterday at High Timber restaurant in London.

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Majestic profits swing to a loss

Published:  22 November, 2018

Majestic Wine has reported a £200,000 pre-tax loss for the six months to 1 October, down from a £3.1million profit for the same period last year.

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WBWE goes to China

Published:  21 November, 2018

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) has revealed it is set to hold its first exhibition in China next year.

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Rioja picks its leading lights for night of celebration

Published:  21 November, 2018

Raul Diaz, Bar 44 and Corks Out were some of the big winners at last night’s Rioja Recognises awards, which singles out the top ambassadors flying the flag for Spain’s flagship wine region.

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Pull the Cork launches crowdfunding campaign

Published:  21 November, 2018

Pull the Cork, the online sustainable wine retailer launched at the beginning of this year, has embarked on a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to raise £24,000.

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Jackson signs sponsorship deal with Guards Polo Club

Published:  21 November, 2018

Jackson Family Wines has signed a deal for its Vérité winery to sponsor the Guards Polo Club.

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Brexit: WSTA launches #NoToNoDeal campaign

Published:  20 November, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has warned MPs ‘don’t bottle it’, while urging wine and spirit businesses to get behind a campaign that makes clear that a no deal Brexit would be unacceptable to the UK drinks industry.

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Altos reveals winners of first ‘sustainability competition’

Published:  20 November, 2018

Canada has been crowned the winner of Altos Tequila’s first bartender competition based on innovation in sustainability.

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Alsace boasts optimum quality and quantity harvest

Published:  20 November, 2018

Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins d'Alsace (CIVA) has announced optimum quality and quantity for the 2018 harvest.

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Flint expands on-trade team with new trio

Published:  20 November, 2018

Flint Wines has expanded its on-trade sales team with three new recruits.

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Matthew Clark announces Black Friday sale

Published:  19 November, 2018

Matthew Clark has announced it will be taking part in Black Friday again this year with a 24-hour sale including big discounts on leading brands such as Absolut, Belvedere, Bombay Sapphire, Disaronno, Peroni and Tanqueray.

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Accolade beats BMW and McLaren to manufacturing award

Published:  19 November, 2018

Accolade Wines, Britain’s largest wine supplier by volume, has scooped a top award for its Bristol-based bottling facility.

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Boutinot grows German portfolio

Published:  19 November, 2018

Boutinot has expanded its German portfolio with two new producers - AJ Adam and Horst Sauer.

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2018 Burgundy: excellent reds and solid whites

Published:  19 November, 2018

Panos Kakaviatos reports from Hospices de Beaune on the ins and outs of the 2018 vintage. 

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Record sales at the Hospices de Beaune

Published:  19 November, 2018

The 158th Hospices de Beaune wine auction enjoyed a record sale of €14,18 million (£12.6 million), according to auction organiser Christie’s.

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Educators from UK to India celebrated in WSET nominations

Published:  19 November, 2018

Educators which have taken up the WSET mantle to bring wine and spirits education to the world are being celebrated today following nominations for 2018.

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