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One alcohol free day a week makes no difference hears Wine Vision debate

Published:  21 November, 2013

Having one alcohol free day per week has no health benefits, according to a leading doctor.

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Personalised marketing is key to future wine sales says Amazon at Wine Vision

Published:  21 November, 2013

Personalised marketing, customer reviews and product comparisons are key to successfully selling alcohol online, according to Amazon.

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Christophe Bernard to become new chief executive officer at JF Hillebrand Group

Published:  21 November, 2013

Christophe Bernard will be replacing Gerard Desbois as chief executive officer at JF Hillebrand Group, the global drinks logistics company, from January 1, 2014. Desbois, who has been chief executive since 2000 will be joining the company's supervisory board.

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Marks & Spencer to launch carbon neutral PET Beaujolais Nouveau

Published:  21 November, 2013

Marks & Spencer is set to launch what it claims is the first carbon neutral Beaujolais Nouveau. The 2013 vintage is to be bottled in PET and launched, in line with tradition, on the third Thursday of November (21). 

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Go direct and get ambassadors for your brand hears Wine Vision

Published:  21 November, 2013

Selling wine direct to the consumer is one of the best ways of creating brand ambassadors, according to the wine trade.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Why wine is integral to Amazon's growth strategy

Published:  20 November, 2013

Amazon has its sights firmly set on the wine and alcoholic drinks sector as it sees the "consumables" sector as a vital part of its future growth strategy.

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Wine Vision News: Wine trade should experiment more with temporary products, says Absolut packaging boss

Published:  20 November, 2013

Wine businesses can be more creative with packaging and products, says one of the biggest names in the spirits world.

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Wine Vision News: On-trade needs big shake-up to boost wine sales

Published:  20 November, 2013

Restaurants should drop sommeliers and offer customers the chance to send bottles back if they don't like them, say on-trade experts.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Social media is as much about listening as taking part

Published:  20 November, 2013

Social media allows us all to be "flys on the wall" at the water coolers of every office in the country, according to Alex Myers of PR and brand consultancy Manifest speaking at today's Wine Vision conference in London.

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Black frost devastates South East Australian vines

Published:  20 November, 2013

Australia's 2014 vintage is likely to be significantly affected by a severe "black" frost that has caused devastating damage to a number of regions in the south east of the country.

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Wine Vision: The wine trade needs to befriend consumers, says Robert Joseph

Published:  20 November, 2013

The wine trade has got to make itself more approachable, says industry commentator Robert Joseph.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Tesco's Dan Jago vision of being a world class wine business

Published:  19 November, 2013

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If you want to be world class in your field then you have to be constantly looking to try different things and ensure what you are doing is based on what your customers are telling you was the key conclusion of Tesco's head of wine Dan Jago to today's global wine conference Wine Vision.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Direct Wines drives sales by ten fold increase in wine education

Published:  19 November, 2013

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Direct Wines has increased its spending 10 times on wine eduation over the last six years to £300,000 a year and is "worth every penny" said group chief executive, Simon McCurtrie, at today's global wine conference, Wine Vision being held in London.

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Published:  19 November, 2013

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Wine Vision Live News: China being held back by "profiteering" wine importers

Published:  19 November, 2013

11.30am: The Chinese wine market is being dangerously held back by "short term, profiteering" wine importers that are pushing vastly over priced wine in to the market and confusing consumers, according to leading Chinese players speaking at today's Wine Visionconference.

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Wine Vision Live news: online wine is opening up mass Chinese wine market

Published:  19 November, 2013

11am: E-commerce and online wine sales is helping to democratise the Chinese wine market and open up the global world of wine to consumers in even the most remote parts of China, delegates heard at the second day of the Wine Visionconference in London.

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Accolade to push Hardys Chardonnay with new consumer campaign

Published:  19 November, 2013

Accolade Wines is to launch a consumer campaign to raise brand awareness of Hardys Chardonnay.

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We must make wine less intimidating say global leaders at Wine Vision

Published:  19 November, 2013

Industry leaders issued stark warnings about making wine less intimidating for consumers and moving the focus away from price at today's Wine Visionconference in London.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Paul Schaafsma's vision for wine brand building

Published:  18 November, 2013

6pm: The key to building successful wine brands comes down to understanding category data, consumer behaviour and empowering your staff to make decisions and work more effectivley with the with their key trade customers, according to the UK head of Accolade Wines, Paul Schaafsma, speaking at today's Wine Vision global wine conference.

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Social media is not just marketing it is a way to do business hears Wine Vision

Published:  18 November, 2013

5pm: If wine brands are going to get anywhere near the consumer impact of a Nike or an Apple then they need to understand that being social is not just not about marketing it is the new way of doing business, according to advertising executive Stephen Woodord of Lexis agency at today's Wine Visionglobal wine conference in London.

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