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Wine designs fail if don't stand for something, Stranger & Stranger's Kevin Shaw tells Wine Vision

Published:  19 November, 2014

The secret to good brand design is for it to stand for something which is where wine often falls down as they just all "blur" into each other, according to Kevin Shaw, founder of design agency Stranger & Stranger.

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Day 2 Wine Vision News Blog: Social media is key for producers going direct to consumers

Published:  19 November, 2014

Wine producers need to use social media more effectively to drive sales of their own wines be it going direct to consumers or through traditional retail channels, according to innovative wineries speaking at today's Wine Vision.

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I Heart wine has chance to become a global wine brand Robin Copestick tells Wine Vision

Published:  19 November, 2014

The "I Heart" wine brand has the potential to become a true global wine brand that could be sold in any country in the world, according to Robin Copestick of brand owner, Copestick Murray.

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Consumers are now "risk averse" Future Foundation tells Wine Vision

Published:  18 November, 2014

                                          

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Simon McMurtrie opens Wine Vision with clarion call to industry

Published:  18 November, 2014

Simon McMurtrie, chief executive of Direct Wines, opened Wine Vision 2014 with a clarion call to the global wine industry to do all it can to get people to not only spend more on wine, but to buy a wider selection of wines.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Wine has to talk more to young consumers says Wine Riot chief

Published:  18 November, 2014

The wine trade is missing out on marketing to women, with many brands pushing "condescending" butterfly or cupcake messages, says Tyler Balliet, founder of Wine Riot in the US.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  14 November, 2014

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

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Broadland Wineries on course to become a £250m wine business in 12 years

Published:  14 November, 2014

Broadland Wineries is on track to grow its business from £10 million turnover in 2006, £100m by 2016 and climb to £250m by 2026 if it continues its journey of being a fully-fledged international wine supplier in its own right and away from its roots as a contract bottler.

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Why Greek wine deserves to be taken seriously

Published:  14 November, 2014

Greece recently celebrated its "Ohi Day" ("No" day) on October 28 to mark the time when in 1940 the then Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, rejected Benito Mussolini's ultimatum to march troops through Greece. In 2014, much is being said about how Greeks need to say "no" to corruption, which has contributed to the country's on-going economic crisis.

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The Vineyard in Dorking has an offer it wants its supppliers to refuse

Published:  13 November, 2014

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but not always.

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Hangingditch to attract 500 guests to Manchester Cathedral for annual wine fair

Published:  12 November, 2014

Hangingditch, the leading Manchester independent wine merchant, is expecting up to 500 guests to attend its annual consumer wine fair on Friday which also offers live classical musical and operatic singing in the impressive backdrop of the Manchester Cathedral.

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Government ministers to set out misuse strategies at Alcohol Concern conference

Published:  12 November, 2014

Alcohol Concern has lined up a strong panel of front bench MPs and ministers to speak at its annual conference next week which will be held under the theme "Taking back our health and high streets".

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Consumers win in UK supermarket wars as discounters continue to expand

Published:  12 November, 2014

Consumers are coming out ahead as the UK supermarket wars rage on and another discounter commits to expansion in the UK's highly competitive retail market.

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Sainsbury's profits drop due to 'once-in-a-generation' shifts in retail sector

Published:  12 November, 2014

Sainsbury's half-yearly results show the company's underlying profits dropped 6.3% to £375 million, the worst performance in over a decade for the company.

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ProWein launches new Asia show in Singapore from 2016 to support its Chinese exhibition

Published:  11 November, 2014

 

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Ten things you need to know about Bibendum PLB

Published:  11 November, 2014

It's been billed as one of the biggest deals of the century, but what do you need to know about the Bibendum takeover of PLB and what it means for the trade?

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TescoGate: UK investors could join US shareholders and fire legal action against senior chiefs

Published:  10 November, 2014

Tesco UK and European investors could join US shareholders in taking legal action against the beleaguered retail chain in the wake of its £263 million overstatement of profits.

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Going out to the pub is top leisure activity says Carlsberg study

Published:  10 November, 2014

Going to the pub is still the number one leisure activity, according to the findings of a consumer poll of some 1,800 people.

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Kingsland goes from strength to strength

Published:  07 November, 2014

In recent years Kingsland has grown from a contract packer into a full-service wine supplier. Gemma McKenna investigates its rise

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Can Booths leave its mark on the rest of the UK?

Published:  07 November, 2014

With strong sales growth across beers, wines and spirits, Booths continues to show the way forward in the north of England. But what can it teach the rest of the country? Andrew Don investigates

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