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New pastures for Lidl boss and Barwell & Jones MD

Published:  14 September, 2016

Two new departures have been announced since the end of last week.

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WSTA in talks with non-EU countries on post-Brexit free-trade agreements

Published:  13 September, 2016

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has begun talks with its Australian and New Zealand counterparts about how to ensure the UK remains the beating heart of global drinks industry.

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Miquel Hudin receives 2016 Geoffrey Roberts Award for book on Georgian Wine

Published:  13 September, 2016

Wine journalist Miquel Hudin has received a bursary award to allow him to complete a new book about Georgian wine.

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SITT returns for Autumn indie tasting

Published:  13 September, 2016

The trade tasting which is aimed exclusivity at independents in the on and off-trade returns to England and Manchester next week.

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Morrisons targets millennials with launch of Asado Club in 250ml carry pack

Published:  12 September, 2016

Morrisons have thrown down the gauntlet in terms of collaborative product development, with a new, exclusive Argentinian Malbec, Asado Club.

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How young Bordeaux winemakers are leading the charge for accessibility and affordability

Published:  12 September, 2016

Organic Bordeaux producer and educator Laetitia Ouspointour is one of a generation young, dynamic winemakers who have made it their mission to debunk some of the most persistent Bordeaux myths.

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Pernod Ricard UK pushes NZ via virtual reality tasting and label reboot

Published:  12 September, 2016

Pernod Rocard UK is hoping to accelerate growth in the New Zealand category with new packaging and a multisensory consumer experience for its flagship New Zealand brand.

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Mercado Chileno returns to London

Published:  12 September, 2016

A taste of all things Chile returns to London tomorrow (Tuesday, September 12) this time at The Old Truman Brewery.

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Bordeaux producers encourage wine students

Published:  09 September, 2016

The official selection of Cru Bourgeois wines for the 2014 vintage will be unveiled this month by new president of the Crus Bourgeois du Médoc Olivier Cuvelier.

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

Published:  09 September, 2016

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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Analysis: Exploring the Loire

Published:  08 September, 2016

Happily for the adventurous among us the Loire Valley is brimming with epicurean opportunity. If you need an acid-fresh white or two on the list, there are plenty less familiar names than the ubiquitous Sancerre to turn to. In the hunt for alternatives, let's start with some of the more obvious choices.

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Red Squirrel Wine shows expanded range at second annual tasting

Published:  07 September, 2016

Off the beaten path wine importer Red Squirrel Wine poured 173 wines from 46 producers, of which 73 were new wines and 14 were new producers as the company expands to meet growing demand.

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Food and drinks sector "bouncing back" after Brexit

Published:  07 September, 2016

Food and drink companies in England and Wales have raised their growth forecasts and plan to create more than 75,000 new jobs over the next five years, despite uncertainty created by the EU Referendum vote.

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Speakers announced for WSTA Annual Conference

Published:  07 September, 2016

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced the business brains which will take part in the panel discussion at next week's conference.

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Guy Woodward: Would you order a wine selected by an algorithm?

Published:  07 September, 2016

I'm in the market for a new car. Such a substantial purchase demands extensive research. Doubtless petrolheads would be in heaven at the prospect of debating fuel economy stats with like-minded car bores. For me, though, with my pitiful automotive knowledge, it is my worst nightmare.

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Insights: Suppliers provide in-depth data reports to attract and support customers

Published:  07 September, 2016

Anecdotal evidence about on-trade trends is being replaced by much more in-depth research from suppliers, delivering an invaluable sales asset for both wholesalers and accounts.

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Q&A: Andrew Shaw, group wine buying director, Conviviality PLC

Published:  06 September, 2016

Conviviality PLC operates under numerous trading identities, including its retail arms Bargain Booze and Wine Rack. Having acquired leading wholesaler Matthew Clark in 2015, Conviviality added Bibendum PLB to its armoury in May 2016, with that group already operating a multi-channel sales strategy - Bibendum focusing on the on-trade, PLB on multiple off-trade and Walker & Wodehouse looking after the independent sector.

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Institute announces 13 new MWs

Published:  06 September, 2016

Thirteen new members have been inducted into the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) - including four from the UK.

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Wine café chain to donate all profits to Italian earthquake fund

Published:  06 September, 2016

Veeno, the Italian Wine Café is donating all of its profits from one day of trading to aid those affected by the recent Italian earthquake disaster.

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Scottish Licensed Trade Association launches online training

Published:  06 September, 2016

Scottish bar managers and bar staff will soon be able to gain the qualifications they need to serve alcohol in Scotland through a new digital initiative from the Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA).

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