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Loire: a new opportunity?

Published:  29 July, 2016

While the Loire was among the highest climbers of France's wine regions in terms of UK exports in 2015, frost this year has forced several independent Loire producers to redistribute and raise their prices of existing allocations.

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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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Bordeaux brings a touch of tradition to Cotswolds' The Big Feastival

Published:  29 July, 2016

Traditional French wine and festivals in the heart of the great British countryside haven't always gone hand in hand.

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

Published:  29 July, 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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Hallgarten Druitt plugs "embarrassing" gap in Australian portfolio

Published:  28 July, 2016

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has taken over distribution of most of Hallowed Ground's Australian producers, significantly expanding Hallgarten's premium Australian offering.

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Outrage as the London Annual Champagne Tasting is cancelled

Published:  28 July, 2016

The committee which organises the annual London event has announced that it will not be holding this year's tasting - and doesn't know when or if it will return to the UK.

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Majestic boss to hand over bonus to staff

Published:  27 July, 2016

Majestic chief executive Rowan Gormley has asked for the bonus offered to him as part of a long-term incentive plan to be shared out to staff - meaning employees could net £14,000 each if targets are met.

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Wine sales suffer as average spend dips

Published:  27 July, 2016

New data suggests that still wine is becoming a casualty of economic recovery as UK households spent 1.3% less in the take-home market compared to last year.

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Virgin Wines to offer free next day delivery for WineBank members

Published:  27 July, 2016

Virgin Wines has announced it will be offering free next day delivery for all WineBank members in an effort to attract more customers to the loyalty scheme.

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LVMH posts 7% revenue growth for wines and spirits in H1

Published:  27 July, 2016

Luxury wines and spirits producer LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has reported strong performance from wines and spirits in all regions, compared to flat profits in its fashion sector.

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Top wine consultant and professor Denis Dubourdieu dies aged 67

Published:  27 July, 2016

Top claret from Bordeaux may have always cast a shadow over local white wines, but that was until the work of Denis Dubourdieu.

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UK loses €25 million in spirits and €62 million in wine sales thanks to counterfeiting

Published:  26 July, 2016

A new report has revealed that €87 million in sales across wine and spirits is lost each year in the UK due to the counterfeiting industry.

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Wine Rack launches McGuigan Wines' answer to Provence rosé

Published:  26 July, 2016

Wine Rack has launched a new Provence-style rosé from Australian duo Neil McGuigan and John Torode.

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Top crop and export growth reported from 16th Aussie wine conference

Published:  25 July, 2016

A strong 2016 vintage, a low Aussie dollar and thriving trading partners has the Australian wine industry well placed to increase its share of global markets.

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Bodegas Torres reintroduces ancestral red grape uncovered 20 years ago

Published:  25 July, 2016

Catalonian winery Bodegas Torres is reintroducing the red variety Moneu after the vines were destroyed by phylloxera two centuries ago.

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Waitrose sales of German Riesling "soar" during 31 Days promotion

Published:  25 July, 2016

Waitrose has seen sales of Germany's most famous grape variety increase by 181% compared to the same period last year.

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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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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  22 July, 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, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Record year for Italian wine expo Bellavita

Published:  22 July, 2016

Bellavita, now one of the leading UK-based events for Italian food and wine producers has reported a record year, with visitor numbers swelling by over 30% from last year to 8,100 visitors through the doors.

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Organic UK wine launch marks "new era" for Gonzalez Byass

Published:  21 July, 2016

Gonzalez Byass is launching a new organic wine into the UK.

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