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Geoffrey Dean celebrates South Africa's two hero grape varieties: Chenin Blanc and Pinotage

Published:  15 June, 2014

Not even the Loire comes close to matching the amount of South Africa's old-vine Chenin Blanc, plantings which span over 3,000 hectares, three times as much as is found in France's best region for the grape. In their continuing quest to market how varied, and how good, their twin calling cards of Chenin Blanc and Pinotage can be, Wines of South Africa laid on a special tutored vertical tasting recently of both cultivars in the London.

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Sir Alex Ferguson has mixed success in Christie's fine wine auction

Published:  09 June, 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson bought well when he was at Manchester United and enjoyed some exceptional years in charge. But now after retiring from the club he is enjoying off-loading some of his myriad responsibilities.

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Published:  07 June, 2014
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Maria Chebotova: what we can learn from Think Red Think Côtes du Rhône campaign

Published:  07 June, 2014

Intense market competition makes it hard to be successful in the UK. As the epicenter of the wine world it is easy to be lost in the tons of advertising campaigns and communications. But having been recognised as having one of the best UK trade campaigns in recent years, the Côtes du Rhône has been doing something different. Olivier Legrand, marketing director at Inter-Rhône, and one of the creative minds behind the Think Red Think Côtes du Rhône concept shares some of the secrets of its success with Harpers.co.uk.

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Nicolas Feuillatte joins in the Gumball Rally's celebrations in London

Published:  07 June, 2014

London's Regent Street is set to be closed on Sunday, June 8 to make way for 120 Super Cars competing in the Gumball 3000 rally which sees motoring enthusiasts cross 3,000 miles across the United States and Europe between June 5-11. Nicolas Feuillatte is not only the official Champagne for the race, but has two branded cars competing in the rally.

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Published:  07 June, 2014
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Gilbert Winfield: Let's hope London Cru is first of many UK urban wineries

Published:  06 June, 2014

London Cru, London's first urban winery is the new venture of the unstoppable Cliff Roberson, founder of Roberson Wine. This concept has been going a while in the US and Canada, but the UK seems to be lagging a few years behind on this. Roberson is setting a great example for future ventures, and I hope we see more of them.

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Wine Fusion looks to make its mark with creative premium wine bottled in the UK

Published:  06 June, 2014

New agency, Wine Fusion, hopes to capitalise on 75 years of wine experience to bring creative, premium brands from around the world that can be bottled in the UK.

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Hardys to enjoy blanket advertising through Sky Sports and England cricket link-ups

Published:  06 June, 2014

Hardys, the Australian wine brand, will be advertised up to an astonishing 5,000 times this summer on Sky Sports as part of its sponsorship of England cricket.

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Mateus to launch lighter style wine range in UK through Stevens Garnier

Published:  06 June, 2014

Mateus, the iconic Portuguese wine brand, is introducing a new lighter style wine range as part of a £2 million investment in the overall brand in the UK.

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Panos Kakaviatos on the struggle to keep up with wine communications

Published:  03 June, 2014
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Corks Out and Le Vignoble are Top Merchants of the Year in Harpers Awards

Published:  03 June, 2014

Corks Out in the North West and Le Vignoble in Plymouth have been named best large and small Top Merchants of the Year in the Harpers Awards 2014 announced last night at London's Hurlingham Club.

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Morrisons wins the battle of the multiples at Harpers Awards 2014

Published:  03 June, 2014

Morrisons was the big supermarket winner at last night's Harpers Awards 2014 held at London's Hurlingham Club picking up both the overall Best Multiple Drinks Retailer of the Year and the Best Multiple Online Drinks Retailer of the Year awards.

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WSTA's Miles Beale wins Harpers Special Achievement award for Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  03 June, 2014

Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirits Trade Association, has been awarded with a Special Achievement award at tonight's Harpers Awards for the leadership he showed in driving the Call Time on Duty campaign which resulted in the duty escalator on wine and spirits being scrapped in the 2014 Budget.

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London Wine Fair: Live News Blog

Published:  02 June, 2014

 

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London Wine Fair opens with Harpers debate on consumer power

Published:  02 June, 2014

How companies can successfully harness consumer power as the central point of their business strategy will be the theme of this morning's Harpers debate on the opening day of the London Wine Fair.

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Published:  02 June, 2014
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Harpers Awards 2014 winners announced at London's Hurlingham Club

Published:  02 June, 2014

Morrisons, Naked Wines, Bibendum, Corks Out, Vinoteca and the Chiltern Fire House were some of the big name winners announced tonight at the Harpers Awards at London's Hurlingham Club.

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Sam Neill and Nigel Greening on what makes a great Pinot Noir producer

Published:  02 June, 2014

Two of New Zealand's leading Pinot Noir producers, Sam Neill of Two Paddocks and film star fame, and Nigel Greening of Felton Road, set out at a special tasting last week in London what it is that has drawn them in to trying to create award Pinot Noir from the Central Otago.

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