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Negociants UK to help widen distribution for Sam Neill's Two Paddocks wines in the UK

Published:  24 October, 2013

Negociants UK has taken on the widespread distribution for the premium Two Paddocks range of wines from Central Otago, New Zealand, produced by actor Sam Neill.

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Pernod Ricard and Diageo report mixed figures for first quarter performance

Published:  24 October, 2013

First quarter results issued this week have revealed mixed fortunes for the sector's major drinks companies with Pernod Ricard posting an organic net sales loss of 1%, whilst Diageo returned an organic net sales growth of 3.1%.

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Origin Wine hires Phil Reedman MW to cover Australia

Published:  21 October, 2013
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Published:  21 October, 2013
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Leading UK wine trade figures head to London for first France Summit

Published:  21 October, 2013

Leading figures from across the UK wine trade will be attending tomorrow's inaugural Harpers France Summit that will look at how well the industry is sourcing, promoting and selling French wine across the on and off-trades.

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Spirits companies should work harder to protect margins, warns Rabobank

Published:  21 October, 2013

If spirit companies are to generate growth in a depressed market they are better to concentrate on protecting margins than trying to drive volumes, according to Rabobank, financial experts for the drinks industry.

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Published:  21 October, 2013
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Published:  18 October, 2013
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Late Champagne harvest should still bring good balanced vintage

Published:  18 October, 2013
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Miguel Cruz Liljegren on a sommelier's life serving high rolling Chinese guests

Published:  18 October, 2013

What wines do the modern Chinese really like? Do they only buy what they enjoy the taste of, or are there other factors weighing in. What motivates or discourages the Chinese from a wine order is perhaps not well enough understood among the sommeliers serving them. Harpers had a chat with professionals active in the Maldivian wine trade to learn more, one of the fastest up and coming travel destinations for the young, wealthy and discerning Chinese.

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Treasury Wine Estates sets the standard for Californian 2013 vintage

Published:  18 October, 2013

The 2013 Californian wine harvest is set to be "truly outstanding" if a review of some of the premium vineyards of Treasury Wine Estates by Harpers.co.uk is replicated across the state.

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How Treasury Wine Estates is turning heads with its premium Californian wines

Published:  18 October, 2013

If David Dearie's shock sacking as Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) chief executive last month was indeed connected to the $160m writedown the company's US division suffered earlier this year, its stable of Californian wineries continues to produce premium wine that keep turning heads.

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France Summit to reveal latest off-trade and promotional performance of French wine

Published:  17 October, 2013
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Richard Evans completes his sailing race to Rio to raise money for prostate cancer

Published:  16 October, 2013

Richard Evans of Dedicated Wines has helped his team finish fourth in the first leg of the Clipper Round the World Yacht race sailing race between Southampton and Rio de Janiero as part of an initiative to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.

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Published:  15 October, 2013
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Asda looks to ramp up its wine offer with new bespoke online Wine Shop

Published:  15 October, 2013

Asda is to launch its first bespoke online wine offer on October 28 which will give its customers the chance to select a mixed case of six wines from a range of 500.

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Tristan Rogers on why Tesco needs to look more at working collaboratively

Published:  14 October, 2013

Tesco recently reported an unprecedented fall in like-for-like sales across all 10 of its international businesses.  The obvious question is 'why?' - but when you are dealing with a beast as big as Tesco, there are no easy answers.

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Berry Bros & Rudd set for multi-million pound losses as restructuring continues

Published:  14 October, 2013

Berry Bros & Rudd, the 315 year-old family owned wine merchants, is reported to be filing a £7.3 million pre-tax loss for this financial year.

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Your chance to take part in global international wine survey for Wine Vision conference

Published:  14 October, 2013

Harpers is conducting a major international survey of wine figures around the world to assess how the global wine industry is feeling about the opportunities and challenges facing the sector ahead of the wine leaders conference, Wine Vision, to be held in London next month.

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Corks Out backs Oz Clarke's BBC Watchdog report with charts showing wine value

Published:  14 October, 2013

Corks Out, the north west independent wine merchant, is keeping the momentum going about the real cost of wine in different priced bottles of wine, as highlighted by wine critic, Oz Clarke, on last week's BBC Watchdog programme, with a series of charts it has produced to highlight the issue to its customers.

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