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WSET Educator of the Year shortlist revealed

Published:  11 December, 2019

The ten-strong shortlist for the WSET’s Educator of the Year has been announced.

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Global organic wine sales to double in a decade

Published:  11 December, 2019

Organic wine consumption worldwide is set to hit around a billion bottles a year by 2023, a new report from organic wine fair Millésime Bio suggests.

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Churchill’s appoints founder’s daughter as director of sales & marketing

Published:  11 December, 2019

Port producer Churchill's has appointed Zoe Graham – daughter of founder Johnny Graham - as its new sales & marketing director.

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Global headwinds hit fine-wine market

Published:  11 December, 2019

Uncertainties in global trade have hit the fine-wine market, according to the 2019 report from Liv-ex, the online global trading platform for wine.

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Spotlight on 2020: Andrew Bewes, Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Published:  11 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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UK pub numbers on the rise again

Published:  11 December, 2019

The number of British pubs has increased for the first time in a decade, analysis from hospitality sector software start-up Stampede has revealed.

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US tariffs boost trade in old Cognac

Published:  11 December, 2019

US tariffs on wine and whisky are driving the market in Cognac, a leading UK supplier has revealed.

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Majestic targets ‘ambitious’ growth as it completes sale to Fortress

Published:  11 December, 2019

Majestic this morning confirmed that it will keep all of its 190 stores, as it completed its £95m sale to US investment group Fortress.

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Spotlight on 2020: Sonal Clare, Purnell’s

Published:  10 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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Spirits drive UK exports to China

Published:  10 December, 2019

Sales of UK spirits to China are up 35.5% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, a new report from the Food and Drink Federation has revealed.

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Wine Source Group to fuel growth with private equity funding

Published:  10 December, 2019

Private equity fund Saphir Capital has taken a majority stake in international fine-wine supplier Wine Source Group.

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Hillebrand launches eco-friendly 40ft flexitank

Published:  10 December, 2019

Hillebrand has unveiled a new 40ft flexitank that can sustainably transport non-hazardous liquids worldwide in temperature-controlled conditions.

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Penfolds Grange set to break auction record

Published:  10 December, 2019

A complete 65-bottle run of Penfold’s Grange is predicted to sell for at least £180,000 when it goes under the hammer this week.

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Wetherspoon to invest more than £200m across its estate

Published:  10 December, 2019

Wetherspoon has announced it is to invest more than £200 million on its pub estate over the next four years.

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Sales up at Drake & Morgan

Published:  10 December, 2019

Turnover at London-based bar-and-restaurant group Drake & Morgan rose 12% in the year to end of  March 2019, according to its latest financial results released yesterday.

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German wine sales soar at royal wine supplier

Published:  09 December, 2019

Sales of German wines at fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks have rocketed this year.

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Aldi picks Lyme Bay for first own-brand English fizz

Published:  09 December, 2019

Aldi has chosen the Dorset-based Lyme Bay Winery to produce an English sparkling wine for its premium ‘Exquisite Collection’.

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G&T still the nation's favourite

Published:  09 December, 2019

The traditional G&T is still the nation’s favourite gin-based tipple, the UK gin-subscription business the Craft Gin Club has claimed, following a member survey.

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Louis Latour adds two from NZ

Published:  09 December, 2019

Louis Latour Agencies is to list New Zealand’s Pyramid Valley and Smith & Sheth wines from February 2020.

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Drinks sales rescue on-trade from weak November

Published:  09 December, 2019

Drinks sales in Britain’s pubs helped the on-trade stay in growth in November, latest monthly food-and-drink data from the Coffer Peach Tracker has shown.

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