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Wines Direct offers insights as well as new customers for major online wine players

Published:  20 June, 2014

Specialist online aggregator site, Wines Direct, is now able to give its users the chance to pick out the most popular wines by price, style, country or brand from the UK's leading multiple wine retail sites based on the behavior of its 130,000 unique users a month.

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Last chance to play in the Harpers World Cup Predictions game

Published:  20 June, 2014

Today's your last chance to stare in to that Brazilian crystal ball and take part in the Harpers World Cup Predictathonand win a whole load of wine along the way. Which is a lot more than the England football team will be winning this summer.

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Wiine.me looks to crowdfunding to raise money for new susbcription education site

Published:  20 June, 2014

Crowdfunding could enable Swiss online wine subscription service Wiine.me to incorporate an innovative online wine education platform, The Wine Academy, into its offering.

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

Published:  20 June, 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, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Mouton Cadet to launch a limited edition Ryder Cup Bordeaux with Harrods

Published:  20 June, 2014

Mouton Cadet, in an ongoing effort to raise its profile amongst UK consumers, is releasing an exclusive Ryder Cup edition as part of its sponsorship as the the official wine of the golf tournament.

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Symingtons release "personal" tribute to AJ Symington with Graham's Ne Oublie 1882

Published:  19 June, 2014

Port family, the Symingtons, has released a special Port - Ne Oublie - that dates back to 1882 and the days when Andrew AJ Symington, aged 18, first went to the Douro Valley to work at Graham's.

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Wines over £5 account for almost half of supermarket sales

Published:  19 June, 2014

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Fledgling New Zealand wine brand Te Pa says UK is top priority

Published:  19 June, 2014

Fledgling New Zealand wine brand Te Pa is aiming to harvest a million plus cases per year within the next five to 10 years and is targeting the UK first.

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Morrisons to cut 2,600 jobs

Published:  19 June, 2014

Morrisons is planning to cut 2,600 jobs as a result of a new management structure in stores.

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Drinks trade backs England to drive sales during World Cup

Published:  19 June, 2014

The drinks trade is eagerly anticipating tonight's England match to drive beer consumption across the on and off-trade - although one in 10 pub goers will choose wine as their match tipple.

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Sluggish May for managed on-trade operators

Published:  19 June, 2014

Although 2014 kicked off with a bang, managed pub and restaurant operators saw sales growth slow in May with like-for-like sales up just 0.2% compared to the same month last year.

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Matthieu Longuere comes out top in Wine Australia's Tasting Blind Club

Published:  18 June, 2014

Master Sommelier, Matthieu Longuere, has been announced as the 2014 winner of Wine Australia's Tasting Blind Club.

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Your chance to win the World Cup 2014 with Harpers' predictions game

Published:  18 June, 2014

So who has caught your eye in the World Cup? Robben, Muller, Sterling, Pirlo? After wathcing the first round of games across all groups, who do you think has the best chance of winning?
Well why not have a go at our Harpers World Cup Predictathon and show your peers in the trade how much you really know about the beautiful game.

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Italian Franciacorta and Brunello producers link up for first UK specialist tastings

Published:  18 June, 2014

The UK wine trade will get the chance to discover some of the premium wines available from two key Italian wine styles  - Franciacorta and Brundello - at special  masterclass tastings taking place in July.

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London Wine Week attracts over 7,000 people to 100 events across the capital

Published:  18 June, 2014

Over 7,000 people took part in the first London Wine Week earlier this month which included a series of specialist tastings, including Robert Parker's first UK appearance in 25 years, and events across the capital.

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UK imports of Loire wines have jumped by one third

Published:  18 June, 2014

Exports of Loire wine to the UK have grown by one third in the first four months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to figures from InterLoire

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Independent merchants who work together can boost sales by £30k per year

Published:  17 June, 2014

Independent merchants who work together on the high street could boost their sales by up to £30,000 annually, according to a new report from American Express.

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Humble Grape aims to open 16 tech-focused wine bars

Published:  17 June, 2014

London-based wine business Humble Grape has set its sights on becoming the 'Starbucks of the wine world', complete with enhanced technology, and plans to open16 franchised wine bars.

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Underage alcohol sales have fallen, but proxy purchasing is rising

Published:  17 June, 2014

Retailers have made major progress in driving down underage alcohol sales, but proxy purchasing is on the increase, according to a new report.

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Majestic boss says wine price inflation has stymied growth

Published:  17 June, 2014

Speaking to Harpers.co.uk following the group's results yesterday, Steve Lewis described the group's total sales growth of 1.4% to £278.2 million as "not where I'd want it to be", adding that the combination of poor harvests and duty increases had made for "difficult trading conditions".

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