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CIVB launches first Bordeaux Wine Month alongside PR shake-up

Published:  09 February, 2018

The official Bordeaux wine body has announced a number of initiatives lined up for the UK for 2018, including an official Bordeaux Wine Month to run in UK independents throughout the month of June.

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Think Gin to return with great line up on 30 April at London’s Smith & Wollensky

Published:  09 February, 2018

Think Gin is back, bigger and better than ever, with a fantastic line up of debates and masterclasses, presented by some of the most gin-savvy experts in the trade.

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The week that was

Published:  09 February, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Profits jump 25% at Pernod Ricard

Published:  08 February, 2018

Pernod Ricard is celebrating rising profits of 25% in the first half of the 2018 fiscal year, with growth driven by stronger demand in China, India and at its travel retail division.

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CA Grand Crus appoints commercial director for Santenay

Published:  07 February, 2018

CA Grand Crus has appointed Stéphane Charreyron as commercial director of Château de Santenay.

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Vranken-Pommery Monopole becomes first French Champagne house to sell English wine

Published:  07 February, 2018

Champagne producer Vranken-Pommery Monopole has released its first English sparkling wine.

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Calabria promotes Emma Norbiato to chief winemaker

Published:  07 February, 2018

Australian winery Calabria has promoted Emma Norbiato to the role of chief winemaker.

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WSTA strengthens board with two new appointments

Published:  07 February, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has added two new members to its board - Tesco’s commercial director, Kari Daniels and The Wine society’s Robin McMillan.

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UK alcohol prices the fourth most expensive in Europe

Published:  07 February, 2018

Britain has been revealed as the fourth most expensive country in Europe when it comes to alcohol.

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Frizzenti expands on tap offering with cocktails

Published:  06 February, 2018

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Justerini & Brooks takes on distribution of Swartland producer David & Nadia

Published:  06 February, 2018

Justerini & Brooks has signed a deal as UK distributor for Swartland producer David & Nadia.

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Halewood acquires Dead Man’s Fingers as rum sales soar

Published:  06 February, 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits has acquired spiced rum brand Dead Man’s Fingers for an undisclosed sum.

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Mar de Frades appoints Enotria & Coe as UK distributor

Published:  05 February, 2018

Mar de Frades, the Albariño-specialising Rías Baixas sister to Rioja’s Ramón Bilbao, has appointed Enotria & Coe as its UK distributor with immediate effect taking over from Cellar Trends.

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Dark Horse posts ‘outstanding’ UK performance

Published:  05 February, 2018

E&J Gallo has reported a 54% hike in UK sales of its Dark Horse Californian wine brand for the year ending 31 December, 2017.   

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Moldovan winery Chateau Vartely sets sight on UK

Published:  05 February, 2018

Moldovan Chateau Vartely has revealed a new strategy to target the UK market.

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Chilean Malbec continues rise as UK Roadshow ramps up focus on diversity

Published:  05 February, 2018

Sales of Chilean Malbec increased 51% in 2017, accounting for 12% of all Malbec sold in the UK, spearheading the fast growth of several of Chile’s emerging varieties.

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Think Rum reveals this year’s winners

Published:  05 February, 2018

Think Rum revealed the winners of this year’s awards at the second annual event held last week, with Sly Augustin taking the prestigious Rum Champion of the Year gong and the Best Individual Rum Bar award.

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‘Time running out’ for wine & spirits free trade warns WTSA

Published:  02 February, 2018

Representatives from the UK and European drinks industries have called on politicians to ensure the cross border free trade of wine & spirits remains post Brexit.

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Sichel’s sales to China surge by 15%

Published:  02 February, 2018

Bordeaux winemaker Sichel’s exports to China surged 15% in 2017 as Chinese demand for French wine continues to explode.

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Rosé, port and boozy gifts drive Virgin Wines’ 15% festive growth

Published:  02 February, 2018

British drinkers knocked back significantly more rosé, port and Eastern European wine last Christmas as the nation’s drinking habits continue to change.

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