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How to develop wineries that offer relaxation and wow factor

Published:  11 March, 2014

With wine tourism exploding in key areas around the world, wineries are realising the financial, branding, and marketing importance of creating a "unique experience" to attract visitors in the face of growing competition.

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Deadline for Harpers Awards 2014 extended for a further week

Published:  10 March, 2014

The deadline for entries to this year's Harpers Awards has been extended for another week.

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Q&A: Bruce Perry, sales director, Eaux de Vie

Published:  07 March, 2014

Bruce Perry is in good spirits as he talks frankly to Douglas Blyde about Cognac's place in the spirits market

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Restaurant review: Bar Tozino

Published:  07 March, 2014

Tucked into one of the stall shops found on the Ropewalk as part of the Maltby Street Market in London, is Bar Tozino, a hidden gem that has quietly found a following - especially for those who love great tapas and sherry.

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SITT: An independent perspective

Published:  07 March, 2014

A look back at last month's Specialist Importers Trade Tastings

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Q&A: Isabelle Kanaan and Sébastien du Boullay, Sud de France

Published:  07 March, 2014

The pair from Sud de France talk to Richard Siddle about how it hopes to use its Top 100 programme to highlight the very best wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon

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Big interview: Vinexpo's new ceo,Guillaume Deglise, and his plans to modernise the show

Published:  07 March, 2014

Guillaume Deglise has big shoes to fill in replacing Robert Beynat as chief executive of Vinexpo. Here he tells Richard Siddle how he intends to create a very different type of show - based largely on the customer and branding lessons learnt from his career in Champagne

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Q&A: Agustin Trapero, head sommelier, Launceston Place

Published:  07 March, 2014

Harpers caught up with the head sommelier of Michelin-starred Launceston Place

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TaxPayers Alliance calls on the public to get behind Call Time On Duty campaign

Published:  06 March, 2014

Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers Alliance has thrown his weight behind the wine and spirit industry's Call Time On Duty campaign, by callling on the public to lobby their MPs to urge the Chancellor to stop the duty escalator.

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Independents to receive expert advice on online retailing at PLB Manchester roadshow

Published:  04 March, 2014

Expert advice on the do's and dont's of online retailing will be part of tomorrow's PLB roadshow tasting for independent retailers taking place in Manchester.

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Mike Paul: is the new EU planting wine regime a missed opportunity or pragmatic compromise?

Published:  04 March, 2014

Given the space devoted recently to predictions relating to the future of the wine business I've been surprised at the lack of attention focused on the new EU vine planting regime which is due to come into effect at the end of 2015. From that date each member state with over 50,000 hectares under vine will be able to add 1% per year to its vineyard area.

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Memorial service for Michael Cox to be held on April 10 at Southwark Cathedral

Published:  03 March, 2014

The memorial service for Michael Cox, the former head of Wines of Chile in the UK and Europe, who died from cancer at the end of last month, is to be held on April 10 at Southwark Cathedral in London.

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Eduardo Chadwick and Patrick McGrath pay their tributes to Michael Cox

Published:  28 February, 2014

Eduardo Chadwick, president of leading Chilean winery, Errazuriz, and Patrick McGrath, managing director, of its UK partner and importer, Hatch Mansfield, have both paid tributes to Michael Cox, the former head of Wines of Chile, who died last week.

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The Week That Was: news, views and opinions on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  28 February, 2014

A week is a long time in the world of wine of spirits. Here is our round up of the main news, views and opinions that have appeared on Harpers.co.uk over the last week.

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Leading industry experts to share their experiences with first Wine Buyers forum

Published:  28 February, 2014

The inaugural Wine Buyers Forum taking place in Windsor next month will give buyers from across the on and off-trades the chance to get first hand advice from leading industry figures and take part in a number of business workshops that look to address the key issues facing buyers today.

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Bernard Fontannaz, founder of Origin Wine, on why Fairtrade is important for business as a whole

Published:  27 February, 2014

When asked what Fairtrade means for me, I cannot think of a better explanation than the inspirational quote of our late leader Nelson Mandela: "What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the life of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."

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SITT Spring opens its doors to independents in Manchester

Published:  24 February, 2014

Leading independent merchants, sommeliers and restaurateurs will be heading to Manchester's Old Trafford Cricket Club today for the start of this spring's Specialist Importers Trade Tasting and the chance to discover new and diverse wines from suppliers focused on the independent sector.

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Vinisud attracts buyers from around the world to highlight its Mediterranean wine and spirits

Published:  21 February, 2014

Over 1,600 exhibitors from across the Mediterranean's world of wine and spirits are set to descend on Montpellier in Southern France next week for this year's Vinisud trade show which hopes to attract buyers from all over the world.

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Michael Cox UK head of Wines of Chile and respected industry figure has died from cancer

Published:  21 February, 2014

Michael Cox, the highly respected wine trade figure, died last night having lost his year long battle with bile duct cancer. He was at home, as was his wish, and was surrounded by his close family.

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Marston's to launch new range of craft beers from its regional breweries

Published:  18 February, 2014

Traditional brewer, Marston's  is looking to capitalise on the growing demand for craft beers by launching a new "Revionist" range of six artisan beers which will be unveiled to the trade and public at a special event, Craft Beer Rising, at the Old Truman brewery in London between February 21-23.  

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