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Think France: Pitching the dragons

Published:  10 April, 2019

A Dragons’ Den-style debate opened Harpers exciting new Think France day of tastings and masterclasses, promising to be both lively and informative, and so it proved on the day, delivering passionate pitches across a host of diverse ideas aimed at benefitting the French wine category.

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Wine Stars Awards opens up to host of new countries

Published:  15 March, 2019

Harpers Wine Stars Awards is inviting entries from Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, to join established category England and Wales, at the next round of judging this Spring, with the entry deadline on 16 April.

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Meet the Dragons at Think France

Published:  08 March, 2019

A Dragons’ Den-style session will decide on the best opportunities for French Wines at Harpers forthcoming at Think France event on 26 March at Glazier’s Hall in London.

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Helen McGinn to chair Wine Stars Awards

Published:  04 March, 2019

Author, columnist and blogger Helen McGinn is to take on the role of competition chair at Harpers Wine Stars Awards.

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Harpers Design Awards 2018: The winners

Published:  10 December, 2018

Good design may only sell the one, first bottle if the liquid inside is discovered to be below par. But present the most sublime booze in a mediocre or off-putting package and the painstaking craft of the distiller or winemaker is likely to be left collecting dust.

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The Benevolent calls for support for annual ball

Published:  16 November, 2018

Trade charity The Benevolent is inviting members of the drinks industry to help it raise funds by attending its annual ball.

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Harpers launches new Think Whisky event

Published:  20 August, 2018

Harpers and sister title Drinks Retailing News are joining forces to add a new event to the popular ‘Think’ spirits series.

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Harpers Wine Stars Awards: Last chance to star in France, Italy and USA editions

Published:  23 July, 2018

Don’t miss out on the chance to enter our Harpers Wine Stars Awards – the country-specific competition which gives unprecedented media exposure to UK buyers.

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Harpers at LWF: English Fizz, Driving NPD and The Future of the Agency Model

Published:  15 May, 2018

Harpers will be again be taking the stage at this year’s reinvigorated London Wine Fair with a mix of briefings and tasting, tying in with exciting new features including the Innovation Zone and Drinks Britannia, where the results of our English Wine Stars Awards will be revealed.

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Oregon and Washington opt for London ‘Encounter’ in latest shake up of generic tasting formats

Published:  16 February, 2018

The annual Oregon and Washington tasting in London is to morph into a series of highly focused events this year, with each targeting a specific interest group in the UK trade under the banner ‘Encounter Oregon and Washington State Wines’.

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Sparkling wine, Chile and premium spirits forecast to continue to buck UK downward consumption trend

Published:  15 February, 2018

The growth in sparkling wine, along with premium gin, rum and whisky, is set to continue beyond 2021, helping offset the impart on value sales of a 10-year decline in consumption.

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London's first bulk wine show opens for business

Published:  03 January, 2018

London’s first bulk wine show is now open for registration, offering buyers, brokers, retailers and producers the chance to find out more about this booming section of the UK wine industry.

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ProWein branches out with new Japanese partnership

Published:  06 December, 2017

ProWein is stepping up its presence in Japan by partnering with Foodex – the country’s biggest food and beverage trade fair.

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Wines Unearthed expands to Hong Kong with Vinexpo

Published:  09 November, 2017

Wines Unearthed, known to the industry through the London Wine Fair, is expanding to Asia.

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Vinexpo Paris scheduled for 2020

Published:  03 November, 2017

Exhibition brand Vinexpo is continuing to expand its reach, this time with a new event in Paris.

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Franciacorta London Festival

Published:  12 September, 2017


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SITT Autumn goes back to its roots

Published:  03 August, 2017

In a bid to help visitors navigate and plan their trip to this year’s Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) – the Agile Media event that pairs independent buyers with leading specialist importers from across the wine-producing world – a preview supplement will be circulated with the September issues of Harpers and Drinks Retailing News.

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Wetherspoon boss and Minister for International Trade to headline WSTA conference

Published:  21 July, 2017

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has announced two keynote speakers for this year’s annual conference – Lord Price, the Minister of State for International Trade, and Wetherspoon boss, Tim Martin.

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Inaugural bulk wine fair to dock in London

Published:  26 June, 2017

A new fair bulk wine fair is on its way to our shores and is due to cater to the needs of the growing bulk wine industry.

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LWF’s Ross Carter: The exit interview

Published:  25 May, 2017

Three days of the London Wine Fair (LWF) is quickly drifting into a blur of meetings, conversations, debates and of course, tastings of some truly fabulous wines.

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