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Mike Matthews welcomes the arrival of Mo?t & Chandon's Argentinian fizz

Published:  21 May, 2014

Mo?t & Chandon's first venture outside of France goes all the way back to 1959 where the then president of Mo?t, Count Robert Jean de Vogüe, along with oenologist, Renaud Poirier, identified  Argentina's Mendoza district of Agrelo as the ideal spot to create Moët & Chandon's first winery outside of France.

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Published:  21 May, 2014
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California shines the spotlight on latest Chardonnay trends and issues

Published:  21 May, 2014

Over 50 Chardonnay producers from Santa Barbara to Napa Valley and Sonoma County came together to discuss the latest trends and issues surrounding this key wine varietal at the 5th Annual Chardonnay Symposium held last weekend in Pismo Beach, California.

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Félix Solís hopes to attract tourists to wine museum in Pagos del Rey

Published:  20 May, 2014

Félix Solís Avantis, one of Spain's largest and most historic wineries, has opened a museum dedicated to the history and culture of the country's wines.

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World Cup could be a lost sales opportunity, warns John Nevens

Published:  20 May, 2014

Failure to target the shopper as well as the consumer could see the World Cup as a missed retail opportunity, says John Nevens, co-founder of customer marketing experts, Bridgethorne. 

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International Wine Challenge reveals shortlist for Champion Wine awards

Published:  19 May, 2014

The full shortlist of wines from around the world that will be competing for Champion Wines of the Year in the International Wine Challenge 2014 have been revealed.

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Louis Latour Agencies boosts its London sales team

Published:  19 May, 2014

Louis Latour Agencies has boosted its London sales team with the appointment of David Hargreaves and Sophie Cruise.

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Cloudy Bay's David Hohnen links up with Off Piste Wines to produce Bordeaux wine

Published:  19 May, 2014

 

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Richard Siddle's tongue in cheek guide to "What to know about wine" in new Kitchen Magpie

Published:  19 May, 2014

Richard Siddle, editor of Harpers Wine & Spirit, was asked by award winning author and journalist, James Steen,  to write a tongue in cheek chapter for his new book, The Kitchen Magpie, on "What to know about wine". Which you can read below.

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Ibiza Ice looks to crack the sparkling wine cocktail category

Published:  16 May, 2014

Ibiza Ice is the latest brand entry in to the growing sparkling wine cocktail category with the added selling point of having only a 5.5% abv.

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Wineries with no UK distribution get the chance to win listings at London Wine Fair

Published:  16 May, 2014

Wineries with no distribution in the UK will get the chance to pitch their wines to the largest judging panel of buyers to be brought together by the Winestars World competition at next month's London Wine Fair.

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Formula One drivers can now celebrate with limited edition Champagne GH Mumm

Published:  16 May, 2014

As Formula One drivers spend so much time throwing around quality Champagne, official sponsors, Champagne GH Mumm, has produced a special limited edition bottle unique for Formula One.

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Neil Anderson on why Kingsland it is going to London Wine Fair 2014

Published:  16 May, 2014

Today we start a new series of opinion pieces from leading figures in the trade on why they are going to next month's London Wine Fair, and what we can expect from their stand. First up is Neil Anderson, marketing director, of Kingsland.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Call My Wine Bluff proves people just want to have fun with wine!

Published:  16 May, 2014

As reported in Harpers in March we aimed to raise enough at this year's Call My Wine Bluff to pass £1 million since our first event 6 years ago. Thanks to the generosity and spirit of the 180 people who laughed, listened, chatted and drank their way through the evening (no one was spitting thank God) we did - by some way.

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Tesco to share consumer insights at the Harpers Debate at London Wine Fair

Published:  16 May, 2014

Tesco is to share some of its consumer insights and how it actively works with its customers to generate feedback, debate and help drive its wine and spirits strategy at the Harpers debate at the London Wine Fair.

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Free Run Wines to take on low alcohol wines from New Zealand producer, Selaks Wines

Published:  15 May, 2014

Free Run Wines, the UK off-trade wine supplier, is to distribute a new low alcohol, 9% abv, wine from New Zealand producer, Selaks Wines, which will be introduced along with the rest of the winery's UK range to the trade at next month's London Wine Fair.

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Ubifrance looks to find UK distribution for nearly 30 wineries at London tasting

Published:  15 May, 2014

Nearly 30 independent French wineries looking for distribution in the UK will be showing their wines to the trade on May 22 as part of the latest tasting organised by Ubifrance and the French Trade Commission.

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Sam Neill leads strong line up New Zealand trophy winners at IWC 2014

Published:  14 May, 2014

Sam Neill, the winemaking film actor, leads the strong line-up of eight Trophy winners from New Zealand announced today by the International Wine Challenge.

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Burgundy way out in front as France picks up 28 IWC 2014 trophies

Published:  14 May, 2014

Wine producers across Burgundy have been awarded 17 out of the 28 trophies awarded across France in the International Wine Challenge 2014.

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Matthew Clark's Simon Jerrome on why the wine trade needs to completely overhaul trade tastings

Published:  13 May, 2014

With the new-look London Wine Fair round the corner the changing face of trade tastings is high on the industry agenda. The wine trade landscape is looking for a new and more engaging approach to tastings and customer events.  This year has seen some of our competitors cancel annual tastings in favour of smaller events, while the Australia Day tasting saw a move from the traditional approach to introduce a focus on food to attract the on-trade. 

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