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‘Huge confusion’ over what Brexit means for bulk

Published:  03 December, 2020

There is mounting concern over the lack of clarity around the introduction of VI-1 forms for bulk shippers, despite the end of the transition period being just weeks away.

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Journey’s End expands UK team

Published:  03 December, 2020

Stellenbosch winery Journey’s End has expanded its UK team with two new members, plus an addition to the South African team.

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New Horizons Q&A: John Colley, Majestic Wine

Published:  03 December, 2020

The year 2020 will surely go down in history as an annus horribilis. With an end game to the coronavirus in sight however – and a vaccine looming on the 2021 horizon – Harpers is choosing to take the optimistic view that things can only get better from here. 

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Jascots slides into administration

Published:  02 December, 2020

On-trade supplier Jascots Wine Merchants has gone into administration, Harpers has learned.

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House of Commons in retail partnership with Digby Fine English

Published:  02 December, 2020

Sussex-based sparkling wine producer Digby Fine English has been appointed as the official supplier of English sparkling wine to the House of Commons gift shops.

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Hospitality to stage second demonstration

Published:  02 December, 2020

Members of the hospitality industry will converge on Parliament Square for a second time this Monday (7 December) to urge the government to revise its policies relating to hospitality venues, both in terms of restrictions and financial support. 

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Drinks Trust unveils new mentoring scheme

Published:  02 December, 2020

The Drinks Trust has today unveiled its The Drinks Community Mentoring Programme, a key part of its recently announced The Drinks Community initiative.

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UKH calls for govt to earmark ‘Tesco hand back’ for hospitality

Published:  02 December, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has called for the establishment of a Hospitality and Tourism Recovery Fund to support hospitality businesses that have not received any grant support and are at risk of closure.

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Lawmakers line up worldwide to protest China’s Oz wine tax

Published:  02 December, 2020

A group of over 200 MPs and other legislators from 19 countries have launched a campaign against China’s swingeing new tariffs on Australian wine.

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Westminster City Council extends alfresco scheme for six months

Published:  02 December, 2020

Westminster City Council has announced it has extended its alfresco dining scheme in central London, which falls under Tier 2 of the new restrictions, for another six months starting today. 

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Hatch Mansfield and 31Dover enter on-trade partnership

Published:  02 December, 2020

Hatch Mansfield and 31Dover has entered into a partnership to distribute premium family owned wine producers from around the world.  

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New CEO for Portman Group

Published:  02 December, 2020

The Portman Group has appointed Matt Lambert as its new CEO.

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Former WSET director Graham Cox joins West London Wine School

Published:  02 December, 2020

Former WSET UK business development director Graham Cox is set to join West London Wine School (WLWS) as its new chief steward.

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UKH says wet-led pub grant not even a token gesture

Published:  01 December, 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the government will give a one-off payment of £1,000 to pubs that do not serve food.

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SWA backs Mexico-UK spirits accord

Published:  01 December, 2020

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has welcomed the announcement of the Mexico-UK Spirits Agreement.

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25 million keen to visit on-trade this month

Published:  01 December, 2020

A total of 25 million customers want to visit the on-trade this month, according to new research by C&C-owned data and insights company Proof Insight  

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Trade bodies call for revamp of alcohol duty system

Published:  01 December, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) have called on the government to “revamp and simplify” the system of alcohol duty in order to boost businesses and deliver on the government’s public health initiatives.

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New UK immigration system goes live

Published:  01 December, 2020

The UK’s new points-based post-Brexit immigration system is now operational.

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Trade reels from Welsh trading restrictions

Published:  01 December, 2020

The drinks trade has reacted angrily to the Welsh government’s new restrictions on pubs and restaurants, announced yesterday.

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Research highlights supply chain plight

Published:  01 December, 2020

Covid has caused supply chain difficulties for more than nine in 10 hospitality businesses since they reopened in July, according to new CGA and Prestige Purchasing research released today.  

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