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The Rise of Rum Part 1: Spice is king

Published:  16 August, 2016

Today is National Rum Day, so what could be better than to bring the first installment of our three part Rise of Rum series which looks in depth at this growing category.

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Boutinot mixes bag-in-box and camping trends with Camper Vin

Published:  16 August, 2016

Boutinot is hoping for a double-win with its new Camper Vin - a new product which combines the camping and festival craze with  bag-in-box.

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Premium restaurants: The art of wining, dining and buying at the top

Published:  16 August, 2016

The needs of fine dining restaurants inevitably differ to those in the mid range.

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"World's oldest Port house" teams up with M&S for first major UK listing

Published:  16 August, 2016

Premium Port brand, Kopke, has launched its 1996 Colheita Port at Marks & Spencer online.

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Thirst for Prosecco and English fizz drives 80% rise in sales of sparkling

Published:  16 August, 2016

The amount of sparkling wine on sale in the UK has risen by 80% in the last five years from 17.6m gallons in 2011/12 to an estimated 31.6m gallons in 2015/16 according to HMRC.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits' Rioja brand main sponsors of Spanish fest

Published:  15 August, 2016

Rioja brand, Marques De Caceres has been announced as the main sponsor of this year's Manchester Spanish festival, Festejar.

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Aldi adds 25 limited edition wines to festival range

Published:  15 August, 2016

Discount supermarket Aldi is adding 25 limited edition, premium wines to its range in stores and online as part of the inaugural Aldi Wine Festival.

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Part 2: How to sell surplus stock

Published:  15 August, 2016

The internet has revolutionised the way we do business and particularly opened up opportunities for companies to buy, manage and sell leftover stock.

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Eurowines expands New World portfolio

Published:  15 August, 2016

Eurowines and Chile's Viña Undurraga have teamed up for a new partnership in the UK.

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Guy Woodward: British chefs love telling us to think local- until it comes to wine

Published:  15 August, 2016

Guy Woodward challenges- is it too much to expect that leading British restaurants carry an English wine by the glass?

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Keys to building your indie business Part 4: Making the most of events

Published:  15 August, 2016

At the first Think Indie, Drink Indie event, successful merchants shared best practices and avenues to consider when looking to expand. Here is the first of a four part series covering different areas independent merchants should consider in expanding their businesses. Topics covered included why wholesaling is good for indies, how the hybrid model can be great for retail, what to consider when expanding online and the how to maximise the value of events.

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SMWS creates test to match personality with whisky preferences

Published:  12 August, 2016

Scottish psychologist Dr Adam Moore and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) are trying to find out if there is a way to predict the perfect whisky flavour for someone with a new psychometic test.

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International Sherry Week returns with a focus on education

Published:  12 August, 2016

For a third consecutive year, International Sherry Week (ISW) - organised by El Consejo Regulador Jerez-Xeres-Sherry - will celebrate Sherry wines across the UK.

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Part 1: How to sell surplus stock

Published:  12 August, 2016

The internet has revolutionised the way we do business and particularly opened up opportunities for companies to buy, manage and sell leftover stock.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  12 August, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Food pairing tech boosting alcohol sales among young adults

Published:  12 August, 2016

New data has shown that social media and apps are becoming increasingly crucial tools in encouraging younger consumers to think about food and drink pairing and to grow volumes.

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Keys to building your indie business Part 3: Wholesale improvement - developing your operation

Published:  12 August, 2016

At the first Think Indie, Drink Indie event, successful merchants shared best practices and avenues to consider when looking to expand. Here is the first of a four part series covering different areas independent merchants should consider in expanding their businesses. Topics covered included why wholesaling is good for indies, how the hybrid model can be great for retail, what to consider when expanding online and the how to maximise the value of events.

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Andrew Catchpole: Independent, yet united, we could reach more wine drinkers

Published:  12 August, 2016

At last month's Think Indie Drink Indie event, businesses came together to discuss more effective ways of operating and attracting more wine drinkers, which left Andrew Catchpole feeling optimistic about the future of the trade.

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How to put together a wine list

Published:  11 August, 2016

The wine list is an important part of any on-trade offering.

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The important port of entry question

Published:  11 August, 2016

When it comes to getting products from A to B, choosing the right point of entry is an important part of ensuring a smooth logistics process.

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