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Glenfiddich launches online Gallery giving whisky connoisseurs access to rare malts

Published:  21 November, 2014

Glenfiddich has launched a new online service which gives whisky fans and collectors access to rare and unreleased single malts from its collection.

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Frustrated restaurateurs create homemade vermouth for own Ethicurean site and independents

Published:  21 November, 2014

Frustrated that they could not find a vermouth good enough to serve in their Bristol restaurant, the team behind the Ethicurean restaurant in Wrington, Bristol, decided to go and make their own.

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Nielsen predicts grocery sales to decline by £1bn in 2014

Published:  21 November, 2014

As grocery sales fall for the third consecutive month, Nielsen predicts 2014 will herald an overall decline from £146 billion in 2013 to £145 billion.

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Wine businesses slow to change and connect with consumers, says business guru

Published:  21 November, 2014

Wine businesses are too slow to change and engage with consumers, says business mentor Mike Greene.

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Chief of the Week: Tyler Balliet and Wine Riot

Published:  21 November, 2014

Now fast talking young American dudes are not totally original when it comes to breaking through in the wine trade. Anyone who has come within half a mile of Gary Vaynerchuk could vouch for that.

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Damien Wilson on why wine bloggers are an endangered species

Published:  21 November, 2014

One of the great communication innovations assisting the wine sector's recovery has been the birth of the wine blogger. Since wine blogging began, its role has evolved from being a publicly recorded journal by wine enthusiasts through to a buying guide and discussion platform for news and events in the wine sector.

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

Published:  21 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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Brown-Forman raises its dividend, continuing strong performance

Published:  21 November, 2014

Brown-Forman shows little signs of slowing down following the "most successful year" in the company's history, announcing yesterday that it would be increasing its quarterly cash dividend by 8.6% to $0.315 per share.

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González Byass invests €2.5m in sustainability

Published:  21 November, 2014

Spanish sherrymaker and wine firm González Byass is investing €2.5 million in a new sustainability programme over the next three years.

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Gallo's Autumn Red wine to appeal to younger consumers and white wine drinkers

Published:  20 November, 2014

Gallo Family Vineyards has added the "smooth and soft" Autumn Red wine, which tastes of blackberry and caramel, to its portfolio, alongside a marketing campaign with chef and forager Caroline Davey.

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UK grocery market declines for first time in 20 years, says Kantar WorldPanel

Published:  20 November, 2014

The ongoing price wars in the British grocery market have led sales to decline by 0.2% - the first decrease since market research firm Kantar World Panel began keeping records. 

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UK wine trade slow to react to Millennials' sweet tooth, says Mintel

Published:  20 November, 2014

The 18 to 34 year-old age group is partial to sweeter wines, with 44% of wine buyers believing they're better quality than drier ones, but few UK brands have "attacked this space", says Mintel.

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France Summit video: what French producers and generics think of the UK market

Published:  20 November, 2014

Being able to highlight the steps they are taking to promote French wine in the UK as well as understand more the challenges of the British market were some of the key reasons producers and French generic and promotional bodies attended last month's Harpers France Summit.

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Home Office Minister praises drinks industry efforts at Alcohol Concern conference

Published:  20 November, 2014

Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone praised the drinks industry for the steps it has taken as part of the Responsibility Deal, and said local communities were best-placed to solve alcohol-related problems, in a speech at the Alcohol Concern conference yesterday.

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France Summit video: UK trade figures on how to get the most out of French wine

Published:  20 November, 2014

The chance to understand the France wine category better, hear the views of leading UK buyers, distributors and retailers and meet like-minded people in the trade were some of the key reasons given by visitors  who attended last month's Harpers France Summit.

 

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Beaujolais gains popularity with Millennials

Published:  20 November, 2014

Beaujolais Nouveau Day is here - and this year the festivities are shaking off their fusty image and attracting younger drinkers.

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Wine brands need to get on top of Facebook, warns social media campaigner at Wine Vision

Published:  19 November, 2014

Brands should "just be honest and sell their gear" on Facebook and other social media as forcing likes and comments turns off consumers.

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Kingsland signs deals with Australia's Limestone Coast Winery

Published:  19 November, 2014

Kingsland is the new exclusive supplier for Australia's Limestone Coast Winery's premium bulk wines in the UK on and off-trade.

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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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