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Wineries with no UK distribution get the chance to win listings at London Wine Fair

Published:  16 May, 2014

Wineries with no distribution in the UK will get the chance to pitch their wines to the largest judging panel of buyers to be brought together by the Winestars World competition at next month's London Wine Fair.

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

Published:  16 May, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week (and a bit of last week due to the long weekend) on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Tesco to share consumer insights at the Harpers Debate at London Wine Fair

Published:  16 May, 2014

Tesco is to share some of its consumer insights and how it actively works with its customers to generate feedback, debate and help drive its wine and spirits strategy at the Harpers debate at the London Wine Fair.

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Sam Neill leads strong line up New Zealand trophy winners at IWC 2014

Published:  14 May, 2014

Sam Neill, the winemaking film actor, leads the strong line-up of eight Trophy winners from New Zealand announced today by the International Wine Challenge.

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Matthew Clark's Simon Jerrome says suppliers need to work harder to make tastings must attend events

Published:  13 May, 2014

Wine suppliers need to completely rethink the way they organise trade tastings to keep them relevant to the changing demands of wine buyers, according to Simon Jerrome, wine purchasing director at Matthew Clark.

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Consumer spending on the rise but discounters still winning, says Barclaycard

Published:  12 May, 2014

There are signs that UK consumers are also enjoying the benefits of an economic recovery with the latest spending figures showing a near 4% year-on-year increase in April thanks largely to the later Easter holidays and warmest April weather for three years. The on-trade enjoyed a very strong month with spending in restaurants up 16.8% year-on-year.

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Harpers London Wine Fair debate: how consumers can power growth in your business

Published:  09 May, 2014

How major brands and retailers are succeeding in making their customers their biggest business assets through peer to peer recommendations, social media, online clubs and communities will be the focus of the Harpers Debate at this year's London Wine Fair.

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Sake: hot or cold? Anna Greenhous on when it's right to heat things up

Published:  09 May, 2014

Whether sake should be drunk warm or cold is the subject of much debate. People unfamiliar with sake have often only experienced it warm, and so believe this is the way it should be served. Some sake fans claim good quality sake should always be served cold and that bad sake is warmed to hide its faults. However, it isn't that simple.

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Hallgarten Druitt to become a more insights and sales driven business

Published:  08 May, 2014

Hallgarten Druitt's decision to outsource its warehousing and bonding to LCB will allow it to concentrate on providing a far more insights driven business for its customers, according to managing director Andrew Bewes.

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Conviviality Retail acquires 26 Rhythm & Booze Stores for £1.7m

Published:  06 May, 2014

Conviviality Retail, which owns Bargain Booze and Wine Rack, has bought 26 Rhythm & Booze off-licences in Yorkshire and the north east from Bibby Retail Services for £1.7 milllion.

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Putting consumer research and understanding at the heart of all our business strategies

Published:  02 May, 2014

The importance of truly understanding how well your business understands the needs and behaviour of consumers is a topic I have turned to on a number of occasions. I make no apology for doing so again.

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Riesling producers from around the world head to London for Great Riesling Tasting

Published:  01 May, 2014

Over 50 Riesling producers from around the world will be in London for the Great Riesling Tasting next month which takes place on May 12.

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Michel Rolland defends his ability to manage wines on up to 200 wineries around the world

Published:  01 May, 2014

Michel Rolland has defended his role as an international wine consultant capable of managing the quality of wine on up to 200 wine estates around the world.

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Farr Vintners to double fund raising efforts of Benevolent's Chris Porter

Published:  30 April, 2014

Farr Vintners has announced it will match whatever sum of money is raised by Benevolent  chairman, Chris Porter, as he embarks on his 'Around the Grounds in 14 Days' challenge to visit all  the 91 football league  grounds between May 12 and May 25.

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Menopausal women are the target for new US wine brand - Hot Flash Wines

Published:  28 April, 2014

A new wine business targeting menopausal women has been set up in the United States called Hot Flash Wines.

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Published:  28 April, 2014
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Harpers Awards announces its finalists for 2014

Published:  28 April, 2014

Restaurants, bars, sommeliers, multiple grocers, drinks websites, independent wine merchants, suppliers and brand owners will all come together on June 2 in the hope of winning a trophy at the Harpers Awards 2014.

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BrewDog's co-founder James Watt attacks Portman Group and dismisses its rulings

Published:  28 April, 2014

 

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BrewDog guilty of breaking Portman Group marketing rules for Dead Pony pale ale

Published:  28 April, 2014

BrewDog, the maverick has fallen foul of the Portman Group's alcohol marketing rules for its Dead Pony Club pale ale brand which was found to encourage "both anti-social behaviour and rapid drinking".

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BBC's Graham Norton make his own wine to raise money for Elton John Aids Foundation

Published:  25 April, 2014

When you settle down tonight to watch the Graham Norton show on BBC1 you might like to know the wine he and his guests drink will soon be helping to raise money to combat Aids as part of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

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