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Tesco drops 300 wines from range and eliminates half price deals

Published:  29 October, 2015

Tesco finally unveiled the full extent of their new range and pricing policy at their autumn press tasting in London Tuesday.

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Majestic Wine to eliminate six-bottle minimum

Published:  26 October, 2015

Majestic Wine is implementing a new pricing strategy beginning tomorrow, which includes eliminating the six-bottle minimum that the store has had in place since 2009.

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Insights: Australian wines move away from French varietals

Published:  20 October, 2015

Australian winemakers have long been moving away from hefty, high alcohol wines towards less oaked, cooler climate wines, with the growth of Pinot Grigio from Mornington Peninsular a prime example. However, the trend to also move away from the once overwhelming focus on French varietals seems to be growing.

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Monsoon Valley Wines: Wines from paradise

Published:  14 October, 2015

Trust Chalerm Yoovidhya, the son of one of the co-creators of Red Bull, to bring extreme winemaking to the planet. Yoovidhya made it his mission to create a market for wine in Thailand and, in the process of developing a domestic market for his Siam Winery's Monsoon Valley Wines, he helped to bring Thai wines to the world.

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Q&A: Bruce Tindale, Chairman International Cool Climate Wine Symposium

Published:  14 October, 2015

 Bruce Tindale, owner of Surrey vineyard High Clandon and chairman of the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, which will be held in Brighton on May 26-28, 2016, talks to Erin Smith about next year's conference

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Troy Christensen: The future strategy of Enotria

Published:  12 October, 2015

From wine's commercial coalface to the premium on-trade, Enotria's boss Troy Christensen is proving to be a dynamic player keen to shake up the status quo. He talks about why premium remains his mantr

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On-trade: Gastropubs that drive sales with a stong wine offer

Published:  09 October, 2015
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Interview: Inside the Conviviality supergroup with chief Diana Hunter

Published:  09 October, 2015

Head of Conviviality Diana Hunter talks about the company's reverse takeover of Matthew Clark and what it could mean for the trade.

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Analysis: Port, a very British Tradtion

Published:  09 October, 2015

The Christmas trading period has historically been Port's chance to shine in the UK and this year looks set to be no exception.

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Exclusive: Matthew Clark's chief executive 'thrilled' over Conviviality's £200m takeover

Published:  17 September, 2015

Matthew Clark's chief executive officer Steve Thomson told harpers.co.uk in an exclusive interview that he is "thrilled" over the acquisition of Matthew Clark by Conviviality Retail which has created "a group with the widest reach in terms of route to market in the drinks industry".

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SITT Preview: Specialist Importers Trade Tastings

Published:  16 September, 2015
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Raul Diaz and hospitality industry veteran John Davey launch Hospitality Workshops

Published:  15 September, 2015

Following the success of the launching his own programme WineTraining Ltd earlier this year Raul Diaz has partnered with John Davey to offer a comprehensive service and wine training programme for the on-trade called Hospitality Workshops.

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Harpers Global Design Awards 2015: The Results

Published:  11 September, 2015

The competition to stand out not just on-shelf but also on-screen means there is intense pressure on wine producers, suppliers and, most of all, the creative and design agencies behind the labels to really up their game. Here are the results from the first worldwide Harpers Design Awards where we invited entries from around the world, attracting designs from the US, Australia and across Europe.

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Analysis: Amazon's one-hour delivery put to the test

Published:  11 September, 2015

The speed at which wine, spirits and beers can be delivered to homes is changing with services such as Amazon Prime Now. But does it deliver?

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The Social Company's Laure Patry and Frankie Van Loo talk about the success of Jason Atherton's global empire

Published:  11 September, 2015

Laure Patry, the group executive sommelier, and Frankie Van Loo, head chef at Social Wine & Tapas talk about what it is like to work at Jason Atherton's ever - expanding global empire The Social Company.

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Darren Smith: why does the wine aisle still confuse 'Johnny Average'?

Published:  21 August, 2015

Darren A. Smith is the founder of Making Business Matter which provides training on category management for suppliers and buyers for supermarkets.

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Insights: Italian wines by the glass can shine in the on-trade

Published:  11 August, 2015

At this year's Bellavita Expo last month, Raul Diaz hosted a masterclass focusing on how the on-trade could make the most of Italian wines by the glass.

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Analysis: UK warehousing shortage may make outsourcing logistics more attractive

Published:  11 August, 2015

With the UK currently hit by a warehousing shortage, some drinks companies are outsourcing to better suit their needs.

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Insight: Pernod Ricard's new chief Alexandre Ricard outlines his strategy for greatness

Published:  10 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard's new chief Alexandre Ricard wants to conquer the world with conviviality. But are the two things compatible?

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People: Molson Coors' head of wine Gary Keller looks at what is driving wine growth at the beer giant

Published:  10 August, 2015

For Molson Coors' Gary Keller, customer service and quality are key to driving growth in the beer giant's wine offer. He shares how the company goes above and beyond for its customers.

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