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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  05 August, 2016

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

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Ten tips on how to hit the right note with craft beer

Published:  05 August, 2016

The mighty craft pound has definitely paid off when it comes to specialty beer.

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First sommelier wine app preparing inaugural launch in London

Published:  03 August, 2016

The "world's first" wine app which sets out to put a "sommelier in your pocket" is launching in partnership with its first restaurant this week.

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On and off-trade: Ten tips on how to upsell

Published:  02 August, 2016

We all know how comfortable customers are with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and Argentinean Malbec - and it can be easy to let these tried-and-tested favourites rule the roost.

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Rum taking centre stage at Wray's Jamaican festival

Published:  01 August, 2016

Wray's Jerk Fest, a free, one-day event celebrating Jamaican culture is coming to Peckham on August 6 where it be hosted by Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum.

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Diageo GB World Bartender champ prepares to launch NY pop-up bar

Published:  01 August, 2016

Aidan Bowie, Diageo Reserve's GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2016, is preparing to bring a taste of London to the Big Apple when he opens up his own pop-up restaurant there this week.

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New trade show dedicated to bars and pubs

Published:  29 July, 2016

A new trade show dedicated to the UK's bar and pub trade is launching this October with a focus on how the on-trade can evolve and adapt to changing consumer behaviours.

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Insights: Is cash or profit margin king when it comes to the on-trade?

Published:  26 July, 2016

How are on-trade outlets measuring the health of their business today?

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Insights: Do wine preservation systems engage consumers or not?

Published:  25 July, 2016

Wine preservation technology encourages consumers to engage with new wines, but are they practical to the point of impersonal?

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School holiday boosts trading in June for casual dining and pub chains in the UK

Published:  22 July, 2016

While the lack of summer weather in June might have been a challenge, the school holiday has helped to boost trading figures for casual dining and pub chains according to new figures released by the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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The Harrow at Little Bedwyn raises nearly £40,000 for charity

Published:  22 July, 2016

Roger Jones and his team from The Harrow at Little Bedwyn raised £36,000 for the NSPCC Wales and nearly £1,400 for drinks charity The Benevolent over the past week.

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Analysis: Is consolidation a challenge to the traditional importer business model?

Published:  21 July, 2016

With consolidation rife and buying patterns changing are the roles of UK wine distributors changing?

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Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner talks Encruzado and Alvarinho

Published:  21 July, 2016

Lukasz Walkowiak, sommelier at Oxo Tower, has been named the Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner 2016.

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Oxford Wine Company refurbishes remaining retail outlets amid shifting business model

Published:  21 July, 2016

The Oxford Wine Company has refurbished its two remaining shops, although owner Ted Sandbach says that retail will continue to play a less important role in the future of the business.

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Deliveroo partners with Majestic and BrewDog to offer alcohol delivery service

Published:  19 July, 2016

Food delivery startup Deliveroo has partnered with eight Majestic Wines across London and 20 BrewDog locations nationally in order to start delivering beers, wines and spirits.

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Manchester to launch first cocktail festival

Published:  19 July, 2016

Manchester's first ever cocktail festival launches this summer, with 30 of the city's on-trade venues taking part in a week-long programme of events.

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Veeno opens in Edinburgh as part of rapid expansion plan

Published:  18 July, 2016

The duo behind Italian wine cafe chain Veeno are planning to bring Italian Aperitivo to Edinburgh with their eighth new opening.

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Cocktail craze in the UK still has room to grow

Published:  14 July, 2016

New research released from CGA Strategy's International Cocktail Report, Great Britain's cocktail consumption has evolved, but there are still opportunities that may be available if trends in the US are anything to go by.

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University of Adelaide launches free wine class online with 10,000 enrollees

Published:  13 July, 2016

University of Adelaide in Australia launched its online class World of Wine: From Grape to Glass, which is free to enroll and has already had 10,000 students enlisted.

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Côtes du Rhône to launch free art pop-up called The Rhône Touch

Published:  13 July, 2016

Côtes du Rhône will be launching a pop-up in collaboration with the London College of Communication (LCC) and chef Adam Rawson for an interactive art exhibition called The Rhône Touch.

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