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Mike Matthews – Harpers Newsletter Jan 11th 2013 including ME!!

Welcome to the Harpers newsletter Laura  January 11, 2013
News headlinesBurgundy En Primeur 2011 Tasting Reviews: 
To help you keep on top of the large number of Burgundy tastings this month for the 2011 en primeur campaign Harpers is publishing reviews direct from key tastings and related Burgundy events from members of the trade.

Jenny Mackenzie of Early Bird Wine News gives her view on this week’s Armit Wines and Berry Bros and Rudd Burgundy tastings while Anne Krebiehl reports from theInstitute of Masters of Wines seminar and debate on Burgundy.

Tesco Everyday Value alcohol range not in breach of code, Portman Group rules 
The Portman Group has ruled that Tesco’s budget alcohol lines do not breach responsibility rules after a consumer complained that its Everyday Value branding encouraged immoderate consumption.

Live news blog: Christmas trading results
Keep up to date with how the leading multiples, discounters and specialist retailers did over the Christmas and new year trading period with the Harpers live news blog.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte boasts strong performance in 2012 
Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has strengthened its position among the leading Champagne brands  by posting its second most successful performance ever for 2012.

New Benevolent chairman pledges JF Hillebrand will match customer donations 
Drinks logistics firm JF Hillebrand has pledged to match donations made by its customers to The Benevolent as director Chris Porter begins a two-year stint as the charity’s chairman.


Last chance to win in Harpers end of year quiz
Do you know which movie character was fond of a White Russian? If you do then you stand a chance of winning six bottles of Cloudy Bay Pelorus and lots of other prizes.


Mike Matthews on the quality of Edinburgh’s wine merchants
Take a wander beyond the tourist hotspots and you’ll find the independent wine merchant thriving.

My hopes for 2013: Simon Thorpe of Negociants UK on the need to plan ahead 
Can you remember what you were doing a decade ago, or would you have an idea as to what you will be doing in 10 years time? I don’t, and secretly I’m quite glad about that – my diary is generally planned a month in advance and any further ahead than that seems too far off.

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