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Majestic launches in Channel Islands

Published:  15 April, 2024

Majestic has unveiled plans to expand into the Channel Islands as it doubles down on bricks-and-mortar growth. 

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Majestic acquires Vagabond Wines

Published:  05 April, 2024

Wine retailer Majestic has bought Vagabond Wines after the business went into administration last month.

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Vagabond under ‘no threat of closure’ despite appointing administrators

Published:  07 March, 2024

A spokesperson for Vagabond Wines, the popular ‘self-pour’ wine bar chain founded by Stephen Finch in 2009, has confirmed the business will continue to trade as usual despite running into financial difficulties.

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On-trade: Sporting chances

Published:  07 February, 2024

As a summer of major fixtures looms, quality on-trade outlets are increasingly embracing lucrative shared viewing experiences, reports James Bayley.

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Lebanon round table: East meets West

Published:  22 March, 2023

Inviting curious trade palates to taste and discuss Lebanese wines for the UK market, co-hosts Andrew Catchpole and Harpers Lebanon Report author Michael Karam unearthed a wealth of enthusiasm for the country’s engaging offer.

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First ever ‘French Champions’ awarded at VIN

Published:  02 February, 2023

The first-ever edition of The French Champion Awards took place at VIN, the flagship trade tasting dedicated to French wines in London organised by Business France, the French governmental trade agency.

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Drinks Trust and Vagabond launch ‘well-being day’ for hospitality

Published:  15 December, 2022

The Drinks Trust is teaming up with Vagabond Wines to launch Hospitality Covered, a new initiative beginning with a wellness day by and for drinks hospitality staff, this January.

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Industry leaders lined up for Rebooting the On-Trade webinar

Published:  08 February, 2021

With restaurants, bars and hotels facing unprecedented challenges when the hospitality sector begins to re-open this spring/summer, Harpers and Trade Hospitality App have teamed up to bring together top operators for our forthcoming Building Back Better: Rebooting the On-Trade for 2021 webinar.

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Vagabond appoints MD to allow Finch to go back to ‘what he does best’

Published:  07 January, 2021

Vagabond Wines has appointed Matthew Fleming, formerly of Be At One and Stonegate Pub Company, as its new MD.

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Looking ahead: Stephen Finch, Vagabond Wines

Published:  03 January, 2019

Once again we are catching up with the trade to find out how businesses looked to make the most of the all-important Christmas trading period, while also looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities 2019 will bring.

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Looking ahead: Stephen Finch, Vagabond Wines

Published:  07 August, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities

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Vagabond reveals first wines to come out of new Battersea winery

Published:  20 March, 2018

Vagabond Wines has revealed the first releases to come out of its new winery in the old Battersea Power Station, with an English fizz leading the way.

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