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Not such a Dry January at the supermarkets

Published:  07 February, 2017

It was more a case of Try January rather than Dry January at multiples last month as shoppers stocked up on alcohol despite the trend moving towards healthier shopping habits.

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The Champagne Academy appoints new Chairman

Published:  07 February, 2017

The academy which aims to find "Champagne's future stars" and is operated by top Champagne houses has appointed a new chairman.

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Indies: Calm before the storm?

Published:  07 February, 2017

Christmas appears to have arrived on time and with good cheer for many independent merchants, with an early survey of businesses suggesting that sales were generally comfortably up on last year's festive period. 

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Wines of Germany returns to LWF 2017 as fair continues its evolution

Published:  06 February, 2017

London's biggest wine tasting event is welcoming another old face when it returns in May.

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Annual Champagne Tasting re-imagined with new name, venue and format

Published:  06 February, 2017

The event formerly known as the Annual Champagne Tasting is officially returning to London with a new venue and new name.

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Desoutter & James coming to SITT

Published:  06 February, 2017

Spanish specialists Desoutter & James are debuting at Harpers' SITT event later this month.

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Botanist operator strikes out from Living Ventures' shadow with £23m NatWest investment

Published:  03 February, 2017

New World Trading Company (NWTC), the company which is responsible for the numerous Botanists springing up in UK town centres over the past few years, until recently belonged to parent company Living Ventures.

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Upmarket grocer Booths sees returns on own label re-brand

Published:  03 February, 2017

Regional grocer Booths has seen sales of its own label grow following a re-development.

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Viña Santa Rita signs PLB deal

Published:  03 February, 2017

Leading Chilean producer Viña Santa Rita has joined forces with unstoppable wholesale giant, Conviviality Plc, for their UK off-trade distribution.

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Viña Santa Rita signs PLB deal

Published:  03 February, 2017

Leading Chilean producer Viña Santa Rita has joined forces with unstoppable wholesale giant, Conviviality Plc, for their UK off-trade distribution.

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

Published:  03 February, 2017

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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North South Wines to hold inaugural tasting

Published:  02 February, 2017

After nearly three years of trading, UK distributor North South Wines (NSW), has announced it will be holding its first ever portfolio tasting in London and Leeds later this month.

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Resurrected Western Wines concept focuses on post-referendum opportunities for UK bottling

Published:  02 February, 2017

The family behind the now defunct Western Wines is re-launching part of its business model to export South African bulk to wine to the UK.

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Change of subsidiary ownership consolidates Hallgarten's B2B wine focus

Published:  02 February, 2017

Hallgarten (HDN) wines has announced a structural change of ownership with the company now owned directly by the Pieroth family of Burg Layen in Germany. The wine wholesaler based in Luton, was until December, a subsidiary of the Pieroth's family's holding company WIV Wein International.

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Diageo announces plans for £18.6 million distillery and whiskey project in former Guinness Power House

Published:  01 February, 2017

Diageo has announced plans to re-enter the Irish whiskey market after selling Bushmills two years ago.

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Retailers urged to be vigilant under AWRS

Published:  01 February, 2017

Retailers must check that their alcohol wholesaler is registered under new rules which come into force on April 1.

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Save the date circulated for possible return of Annual Champagne Tasting

Published:  01 February, 2017

The Annual Champagne Tasting could be returning to London following the divisive decision made last year not to hold the event in 2017.

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Lebanon going back to its - Cinsault - roots

Published:  01 February, 2017

Lebanon is going back to its roots - in every sense.

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R&D raising the bar on cork versus screwcap

Published:  01 February, 2017

As we take our first steps into 2017, the industry brings with it the old battle of cork versus screwcap as the two closures continue their struggle for supremacy. 

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New private club appoints wine director for Château Latour partnership

Published:  31 January, 2017

A new members club which is set to heavily feature Château Latour wines when it opens later this year has secured a wine director.

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