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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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Harpers Wine Stars Awards 2018: South Africa and New Zealand

Published:  11 May, 2018

Two quite different countries, with quite different strengths and selling points featured in our latest Wine Stars judging session at The Worx in London’s leafy Parsons Green.

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Premium agenda at Sicilia en Primeur as bottled exports hit new high

Published:  08 May, 2018

Bottlings of Sicilian wine rose 123% in the first quarter of 2018 (vs Q1 2017), reflected in both an ongoing trend to more premium exports and a reduction in bulk sales following the short 2017 harvest.

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Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018 open for entries

Published:  09 March, 2018

The international Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018 has thrown down the gauntlet to UK somms, inviting entries for this year’s competition to be held on 9 April at 67 Pall Mall.

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Keeping the list keen

Published:  23 February, 2018

We asked leading indie merchants how they approach buying and what they will be hunting out for 2018. Philip Amps, Greg Sherwood MW and Henry Butler explain the method (and occassional madness) in planning for the year ahead:

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SITT masterclasses to deliver business focussed insights for indie and on-trade buyers

Published:  21 February, 2018

Spring SITT Manchster and London 2018 tastings on 26 and 28 February are to host a series of business-led masterclasses ranging from northern drinking trends to buying clever by way of collaboration.

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Final call for indies to submit wines for Everyday Bordeaux Selection 2018

Published:  19 February, 2018

The CIVB has issued a call out to all UK indie merchants to enter their favourite Bordeaux wines for judging in the annual Everyday Bordeaux Selection competition.

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SITT Manchester and London shine spotlight on Grenache, Hungary and Chile

Published:  16 February, 2018

With the SITT Manchester and London tastings just over a week away, we can bring you a taster of some of the great masterclasses and hosts lined up for visitors on the day.

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Think Rum, Talk Rum

Published:  14 February, 2018

The opening panel at Harpers’ annual Think Rum event delved deep into the premium possibilities to grow the category. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Think Gin to return with great line up on 30 April at London’s Smith & Wollensky

Published:  09 February, 2018

Think Gin is back, bigger and better than ever, with a fantastic line up of debates and masterclasses, presented by some of the most gin-savvy experts in the trade.

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Liberty buoyant but cautions market will remain tough in 2018

Published:  17 January, 2018

A slowing economy, with falling on-trade sales, smaller lists and people drinking less is the predicted outlook for 2018, according to Liberty Wines managing director David Gleave MW.

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UK consumer spend to hold steady in 2018

Published:  11 January, 2018

Research reveals that despite economic uncertainty two-thirds of UK consumers will continue to spend the same amount when it comes to nights out in 2018.

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Looking ahead: Gavin Quinney, owner and winemaker, Chateau Bauduc

Published:  29 December, 2017

With the all-important Christmas trading period underway - and hopefully turning passion into profit for the trade - we at Harpers are looking ahead past New Year to see what’s in store for the trade in 2018.

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Looking ahead: David Gleave MW, managing director, Liberty Wines

Published:  19 December, 2017

With the all-important Christmas trading period underway - and hopefully turning passion into profit for the UK’s wine and spirits operators - we at Harpers are looking ahead past New Year to see what’s in store for the trade in 2018.

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