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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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Family Affair Part 4: Miguel Torres Maczassek, general manager, Bodegas Torres

Published:  26 July, 2016

Family-owned wineries still thrive in an increasingly consolidated world. Andrew Catchpole speaks to Miguel Torres Maczassek, the general manager of Bodegas Torres, about the benefits of being independently run. This is the final article in a four part series.

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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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First new New York whiskey makers since Prohibition looking to grow

Published:  26 July, 2016

An American Whiskey company is looking to expand worldwide after becoming the first American aged whiskey in New York since Prohibition.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits buys greater stake in Irish whiskey brand

Published:  26 July, 2016

Halewood Wines & Spirits has purchased a significant stake in West Cork Distillers to develop the Irish whiskey portfolio and expand its global reach.

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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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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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Family Affair Part 3: Mitchell Taylor, managing director, Wakefield Wines, Clare Valley

Published:  25 July, 2016

Family-owned wineries still thrive in an increasingly consolidated world. Andrew Catchpole speaks to Mitchell Taylor, the managing director of Wakefield Wines located in the Clare Valley, about the benefits of being independently run. This is the third article in a four part series.

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SMWS aims to remedy previous "laissez-faire" approach with push to drive US growth

Published:  25 July, 2016
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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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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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Family Affair Part 2: Robert Hill-Smith, chairman, Yalumba, Barossa Valley

Published:  22 July, 2016

Family-owned wineries still thrive in an increasingly consolidated world. Andrew Catchpole speaks with Robert Hill-Smith, chairman of Yalumba in Barossa Valley about the benefits of being independently run. This is the second article in a four part series.

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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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Casella Family Brands acquires and avoids closure of iconic Morris Wines

Published:  22 July, 2016

Casella Family Brands announced today that they have acquired full ownership of iconic Australian Morris Wines with an immediate effect for an undisclosed sum from Pernod Ricard.

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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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Family Affair Part 1: Alessio and Francesca Planeta, Planeta, Sicily

Published:  21 July, 2016

Family-owned wineries still thrive in an increasingly consolidated world. Andrew Catchpole speaks with Alessio and Francesca Planeta, both of whom are family members of Planeta in Sicily, about the benefits of being independently run. This is the first article in a three part series.

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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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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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