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Treasury Wine Estates confirms it is in the middle of a bidding war

Published:  11 August, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates issued a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange saying a third global private equity firm has made a proposed bid for the struggling wine conglomerate to buy all outstanding shares for the price of $5.20 cash per share.

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Big interview: Pierre Levron on why Costco takes wines and spirits so seriously

Published:  08 August, 2014

Costco likes to pile it high, so if you secure a listing there you can expect to see sales take off overnight. Pierre Levron explains to Andrew Don why the wholesaler takes beers, wines and spirits so seriously

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For future growth Carlsberg must succeed in wine as well as beer, says James Lousada

Published:  08 August, 2014

As Carlsberg's specialist wine and spirits division, now called Crown Cellars, celebrates over 20 years, the brewer's UK chief executive, James Lousada, explains to Richard Siddle why wines and spirits are now so important to the group

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Halewood International is always on the look out for the next "Crabbie's" says Richard Clark

Published:  08 August, 2014

Richard Clark, director of innovation at Halewood International, says the company is always on the lookout for the next Crabbie's, as it looks to drive innovation across all the drinks categories in its portfolio.

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Final week to enter Harpers Global Design Awards

Published:  08 August, 2014

There is now a week to go to get your entries or nominations in for the 2014 Harpers Global Design Awards asa we look to celebrate the very best creative minds and talents in the drinks industry.

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Three quarters of British adults have shopped online in 2014, says ONS

Published:  08 August, 2014
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Richard Clark: we're always looking for next "Crabbie's" breakthrough at Halewood

Published:  08 August, 2014

Halewood International's innovation programme has been the lifeblood of a £270m-plus turnover independent drinks manufacturer and distributor that has reinvigorated many of the markets in which it operates. Andrew Don speaks to Richard Clark, director of innovation, about the company's new product development (NPD) and the importance NPD plays in the life of a 30-year-old business that learns from both failure and success.

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Californian wineries look to make use of a trade loophole and build exports to Cuba

Published:  08 August, 2014

From this side of the Atlantic relations between Cuba and the United States would hardly be described as friendly. But, as Katherine Canfield, explains there is far more bridge building going on than you might think. Here she looks at how the Californian wine industry is looking to promote its wines to the Cuban wine trade.

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Harpers new consumer report reveals key wine trends in the UK on-trade

Published:  08 August, 2014

In the second of our exclusive consumer reports, Harpers turns the spotlight on drinking trends in the UK on-trade and finds out what the average Brit thinks of the wine in their glass and what attracts them, or not, to ordering wine when out and out about compared to other drinks

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Independents to compete in the Sud de France Retailer of the Year merchants programme

Published:  06 August, 2014

 

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Your chance to vote in Harpers France Wine Awards and take part in France Summit

Published:  06 August, 2014

Harpers is once again looking to reward the very best retailers, restaurants, distributors and individuals that are leading the way in selling and promoting French wine in the UK in our second Harpers France Awards.

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Diageo names Charles Joly World's Best Bartender

Published:  05 August, 2014

Diageo's sixth annual global world's best bartender competition came to a close last week with Charles Joly from the US beating 47 other mixologists in a week long series of challenges held across London.

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Waitrose warns of lower profits but still shows growth

Published:  04 August, 2014

Waitrose is following its supermarket brethren Tesco and Morrisons with a lower profit warning, but the upmarket chain still is expecting profits to rise by 4.5%, albeit down on last year's stellar increase.

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Put your football knowledge to the test in the new Benevolent Fantasy Football League

Published:  01 August, 2014

So do you think your football? Your Christmas Tree formation over your 4-4-2? Know what "running between the lines" actually means? Well why not put those skills to the test and take part in the new Benevolent Fantasy Football League - oh and raise some money for the drinks charity along the way.

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House of Lords calls for drinks industry's advice on next EU Alcohol Strategy

Published:  01 August, 2014

The drinks industry has been invited by the House of Lords to send in its suggestions for what the next European Union Alcohol Strategy should look like.

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Authentic Caribbean Rum Marque expands to 18 members with three new recruits

Published:  01 August, 2014

Three new rums have been granted approval to carry the Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) Marque as the initiative widens its portfolio and presence in its key international markets including the UK.

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London Cru forced to name its wines Thunderbirds-style as wines 1, 2 and 3

Published:  01 August, 2014

London Cru, the capital's first urban winery, may have succeeded in shipping grapes from Europe to make wine in the UK, but it has had more difficulty with the bureaucrats in what it can now call them.

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Drinkaware links up with British racing to promote responsible drinking at racecourses

Published:  31 July, 2014

Drinkaware has linked up with the Racecourse Association (RCA) to promote responsible drinking at major horse racing events across the country in a bid to address the growing problem of over drinking at some racing venues.

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Jim Beam looks to drive bourbon category with new Rye and Maple varieties

Published:  31 July, 2014

Jim Beam is looking to drive the growing American whiskey market in the UK with the launch of two new additions: Jim Beam Rye; and Jim Beam Maple.

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Rie Yoshitake on promoting sake around the world with the IWC

Published:  31 July, 2014

Anna Greenhous talks to Rie Yoshitake, UK representative of the Sake Samurai Association, about how the IWC sake category came about, its impact and success in promoting sake across the world.

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