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The return of the wets

Published:  19 August, 2019

Investor interest is returning to the high street, particularly when it comes to wet-led venues, where optimism is on the rise.

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Upselling wine to the promiscuous drinker

Published:  14 August, 2019

Wine continues to struggle in the on-trade where promiscuous consumers are seeking out “new and different”. How the category can overcome these pressures was the topic of a CGA presentation at the first in a new series of breakfast briefings held by the WSTA. Jo Gilbert reports

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All change in McLaren Vale

Published:  13 August, 2019

As one of the most dynamic Australian regions, McLaren Vale is helping redraw expectations of wine from Down Under. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Sustainability: a transatlantic conversation with California Wines

Published:  13 August, 2019

Harpers and California Wine Institute hosted an insightful and far-reaching seminar at London’s Design Museum, delivering the core message that the wine world is well-placed to better engage consumers in supporting the true costs of advancing sustainability. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Australia: Dishing the dirt

Published:  07 August, 2019

Despite declining overall UK market share, Australia’s renewed dynamism is making headway in premium channels. James Lawrence reports

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Boris Johnson - What does the trade think about the new MP?

Published:  07 August, 2019

Everyone has an opinion on Boris Johnson. But what does the wine and spirits industry think about the new PM and the direction in which he is taking Brexit? Lisa Riley finds out

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The rise of ultra-prestige Champagne

Published:  05 August, 2019

Champagne houses are separating out prestige cuvées from the struggling lower end. James Lawrence reports

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Harpers teams with Wines Direct to exclusively reveal Consumer Awards 2019

Published:  05 August, 2019

Harpers has teamed up with Wines Direct to exclusively reveal the winners of Wines Direct Consumer Awards 2019 (indies and large merchants) alongside new insight into shopping behaviours drawn from the responses of more than 1,700 consumers

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The UK’s favourite wine supermarket

Published:  05 August, 2019

Working together with Wines Direct, Harpers brings you the results of a huge survey into Britain’s wine-buying habits. Lisa Riley reports

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Technology: the inside track

Published:  31 July, 2019

Temperature-control technology is helping wines to arrive at their destinations with their quality – and reputations – intact, as Jo Gilbert reports.

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Cracking Co-ops

Published:  29 July, 2019

Europe’s leading co-ops are now professionally run, quality focused enterprises that have much to offer the UK trade. Chris Wilson reports

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An eye on Ireland

Published:  26 July, 2019

Looking on from the UK, James Lawrence reports on the sobering effects of alcohol legislation reform on the Emerald Isle

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Spicing up the wine world

Published:  24 July, 2019

Botanicals are the latest thing when it comes to drinks, and even wine is successfully getting in on the act. Lisa Riley reports

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Spain's brave new world

Published:  23 July, 2019

The sense of discovery offered by Spain still has some way to run, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

That Spain has been on a roll over the past decade in terms of generating excitement is inarguable. Reworked, emerging and new regions have been pumping out the vinous equivalent of fireworks, delighting and engaging both critics and trade.

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The romantics holding on to German Riesling

Published:  19 July, 2019

Seeing as the trade refuses to give up on Riesling, Jo Gilbert caught up with the true believers who are putting the grape front and centre – and are picking up disciples in the process

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Think Gin debate: Innovation vs Integrity

Published:  15 July, 2019

Gin is at a crossroads and needs to tread carefully to retain its authentic credentials. Andrew Catchpole listens in on the debate at Harpers Think Gin event. 

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The new Argentine wine map

Published:  15 July, 2019

Sommelier and wine writer Alejandro Iglesias traces the efforts of winemakers working within the country’s rigid GI system to highlight Argentina’s unique terroirs.

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Opening the door to innovation

Published:  15 July, 2019

At the LWF Innovation Zone Harpers asked a diverse trade group how best to bring about positive change.

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Top 50 Drinks Wholesalers

Published:  10 July, 2019

Once again Harpers brings you its annual list of the UK’s leading drinks wholesalers.

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IWC Awards: champion wines and winemakers 2019

Published:  09 July, 2019

Highlights from the International Wine Challenge Awards

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