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Vega Sicilia moves into Galicia

Published:  29 November, 2021

One of Spain's most prestigious labels has set its sights on producing white wines in the Galicia region, according to the Spanish press.

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Rosé's global success ‘partly based on luck’, says UK buyer

Published:  25 November, 2021

The triumphant march of the rosé category cannot solely be attributed to the marketing genius of its key stakeholders, according to Jeroboams wine director Peter Mitchell MW.

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Soapbox: Richard Lloyd at The Park makes the case for agile supply chains

Published:  22 November, 2021

We hear from Richard Lloyd, general manager for European operations and supply chain at The Park, the hub of Accolade Wines’ European operations and an independent business in its own right, on how the industry can work together to overcome its supply chain difficulties

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UKHospitality urges backing for Hospitality Apprenticeships Week

Published:  18 October, 2021

UKHospitality (UKH) has urged the sector to use Hospitality Apprenticeships Week 2021 as a platform to champion the diverse and exciting careers on offer.

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Late-night sector loses 86,000 jobs due to pandemic

Published:  13 October, 2021

The UK’s night-time cultural economy (NTCE) sector has been ravaged by the pandemic, with around 86,000 jobs lost in the sector since the 2019 high, a new report has found.

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Lockdown accelerated Champagne's growth in mainland China

Published:  14 September, 2021

Demand for Champagne has risen dramatically in mainland China over the past 12 months, according to market expert Lei Meng.

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Ready-made cocktails take off

Published:  06 September, 2021

Pre-batched cocktails hit the spot when it comes to consistency, reducing waste and prep time, according to their advocates, as Lisa Riley reports.

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Five minutes with Carine Bailleul, Champagne Castelnau

Published:  03 August, 2021

Having recently succeeded Elisabeth Sarcelet as Champagne Castelnau’s chef de caves, Carine Bailleul, who worked alongside Sarcelet since 2003, shares how her wine journey ended in Champagne with Lisa Riley

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Guy Woodward: Content conundrum

Published:  01 July, 2021

A new TV channel was launched last month. And I’m not talking about the ‘anti-woke’ news channel GB News. No, prepare yourself instead for something far more worthy and cerebral; 67pallmall.tv made its debut (admittedly on the members’ club’s own website, rather than a satellite TV network) with 18 hours of wine-related content every day.

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Italy Report: Supping on the south

Published:  24 June, 2021

Characterful and alluringly individual, Italy’s southern wines are on the rise, gaining more recognition for the blend of quality and value they can deliver. With all of this plugging into current consumer drinking trends, Andrew Catchpole surveyed a handful of Italophile importers and retailers to discover if the south’s time has arrived.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Lessons from the BrewDog affair

Published:  24 June, 2021

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.” Warren Buffett

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PM confirms reopening of hospitality from 17 May

Published:  10 May, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that hospitality venues will be able to open for indoor trading from 17 May, as part of the next stage of restrictions being lifted.

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Into the unknown with Ross Carter, The Drinks Trust

Published:  10 May, 2021

Lisa Riley meets with Ross Carter, whose short tenure as CEO of The Drinks Trust so far has taken him through a turbulent and unprecedented time.

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Harpers upcoming webinar: The Diversity of Argentina

Published:  22 April, 2021

How up to speed are you with Argentina’s ever evolving vinous diversity?

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Jerry Lockspeiser: When wine meets running

Published:  01 April, 2021

The wine trade’s more physically active members will be familiar with the Marathon du Médoc, probably the wine world’s best-known attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable – running 42.2km (26.2 miles) while drinking lots of wine. Twenty-three glasses of Bordeaux’s best to be precise.

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Chile: Time to refocus

Published:  30 March, 2021

At Harpers’ recent Premium Chile webinar, voices from all corners of the trade gathered to have their say, as Lisa Riley reports.

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Grüner goes global

Published:  01 March, 2021

Austria’s star player continues to advance its international appeal, as David Kermode discovers.

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Lockdown heroes: Top Cuvée

Published:  07 January, 2021

Top Cuvée’s story is like many others in 2020. A restaurant forced to close, hard decisions to be made, while leaning into other parts of the business in order to bump through furlough and intermittent lockdowns. However, like so many, there’s another story beneath. For Top Cuvée, 2020 has been an exercise in pure agility, with its co-founders having to pedal – quite literally, in some instances – from one new venture to the next in a bid to keep the lights on.

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Miles Beale: Trade deal will be within the week or not at all

Published:  25 November, 2020

Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) chief executive Miles Beale has said that the UK is likely to get ‘something or nothing’ in terms of a trade deal over the coming week, while insisting that a ‘deal is still better than no deal at all’.

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The cost of lockdown 2.0 in numbers

Published:  04 November, 2020

There’s no escaping the imminent impact of lockdown 2.0 on on-trade Christmas sales, even if we go back to the tiered system in December. 

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