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Matthew Dickinson on Gary Lineker, Maradona, Zico and his World Cup memories

Published:  01 July, 2014

Today wine consultant, Matthew Dickinson, who by living in Avignon can still claim to be partly in the World Cup with France looks back over the years to give his World Cup memories. If you would like to share your World Cup best and worst moments with the trade then simply answer the same questions as below and emaile richard.siddle@wrbm.com.

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Australian wine legend, Doug Lehmann, dies a year after his father Peter

Published:  30 June, 2014

Doug Lehmann, one of the charismatic figures in the Australian wine trade, has died over the weekend aged 62.

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Ben Smith, CYT UK, World Cup Memories: Gazza, Nessun Dorma and The Cure

Published:  30 June, 2014

Things are hotting up down in Brazil as the World Cup is now well in to its knock-out phase. As the tensions mount over the next fortnight, Harpers will be turning to key people in the trade to look back and pick out their favourite World Cup memories.

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Heather Dougherty's Top 10 wine countries for the World Cup

Published:  30 June, 2014
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Major global speakers lined up for Wine Vision 2014

Published:  30 June, 2014

An international line up of major global wine players is being built up for the second Wine Vision event, being run in association with Harpers, in London between November 17 and 19.

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Copestick Murray strengthens overall team as Rachel Archer moves to Off Piste Wines

Published:  30 June, 2014

Copestick Murray has announced a number of staff changes that sees it strengthen its national accounts, sales and marketing teams, but at the same time it has lost I Heart brand manager, Rachel Archer, who is taking up a new role at Off Piste Wines.

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UK wine buyers more cautious to try new ideas than in Europe says Origin's Bernard Fontannaz

Published:  27 June, 2014

It is easier to convince retail buyers in Europe to take on new wine ideas and designs than it is in the UK, according to Bernard Fontannaz, founder of Origin Wines.

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Ross Sleet, Cape Legends: Michael Owen, South Africa 2010 and my World Cup memories

Published:  27 June, 2014

Ross Sleet of South Africa's Cape Legends looks back on his favourite World Cup memories and the pride and emotions of when the tournament came to his home country.

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Mark Fiddes: My favourite World Cup Memories

Published:  27 June, 2014

Harpers columnist and brand and advertising consultant, Mark Fiddes of ideamotel gives his World Cup memories as part of our new series.

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Alain Ducasse sommelier wins first Wines of Portugal Wine Quest competition

Published:  27 June, 2014

Dorian Guillon, assistant head sommelier at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, has won the inaugural Wines of Portugal Wine Quest 2014 competition set up to help spread the word about Portuguese wine amongst UK's leading sommeliers.

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Tengu Sake's Oliver Hilton-Johnson on driving sake sales in the UK

Published:  27 June, 2014

Anna Greenhous talks to Oliver Hilton-Johnson of Tengu Sake, shortlisted for the International Wine Challenge 'Innovator of the Year' 2014 award, about how he's made sake more accessible and the growing interest in sake in the UK.

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Britain continues to drink through the World Cup despite England's exit

Published:  27 June, 2014

England may have crashed out of the World Cup but the nation is continuing to drink through it, according to the latest figures released by the Wilson Drinks Report.

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Keep those dreams alive with Harpers World Cup Memories

Published:  27 June, 2014

England may be out of the World Cup but there is still plenty to enjoy from the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Here we start a new series of World Cup Memories where we ask people across the trade to share their best memories from World Cups down the line. If you would like to take part then simply email richard.siddle@wrbm.com with your answers to the questions below.

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Glenfiddich rolls out £2m global ad campaign to push its family roots

Published:  27 June, 2014

Glenfiddich is to spend £2 million on a new global advertising campaign focused on celebrating and promoting its 126 years of family-owned independence.

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BrewDog launches World Cup publicity stunt with Vote Sepp beer

Published:  26 June, 2014

Another day, another BrewDog publicity stunt, but its idea to launch a Vote Sepp beer in honour of FIFA's president, Sepp Blatter, in a typically cheeky move to get the 2022 World Cup switched from controversial Qatar to a safe bet Scotland, is bound to result in even more headlines - including this one - for the maverick Scottish brewer.

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Marisa D'Vari: can Cahors Malbec ever grab market share from Argentina?

Published:  26 June, 2014

The key question raised during the recent Cahors Malbec Days (CMD) celebration in Cahors, France is this:  should the Cahors producers trade on the Malbec name in order to grab market share from the Argentine upstarts, or focus on their unique terroir and dramatically different flavour profile?

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Valentino Monticello, sommelier and acclaimed artist, has died

Published:  26 June, 2014

 

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Penfolds to push back Bin, Icon and Luxury wines to one combined release in October

Published:  25 June, 2014

 

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Premium bottled ale is set to be a £1bn category by 2020 as demand rises

Published:  25 June, 2014

 The premium bottled ale category is on course to be worth £1 billion by 2020 if current trends and interest in craft beers and premium ales continues, according to leading brewer Marston's.

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Sherry gains popularity in the US with younger drinkers

Published:  25 June, 2014

 

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