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Windsor 2014 attracts key players with collective buying power of over £222m

Published:  17 January, 2014

Up to two thirds of the buyers signed up for the Windsor 2014 Wine Buyers' Forum are from the independent on and off-trade sectors whilst the collective buying power of all the buyers attending is now over £222m.

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Champagne exports fell 1.5% in 2013

Published:  17 January, 2014
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Should there be a Bordeaux 2013 en primeur campaign? Have your say...

Published:  17 January, 2014

Both critics and producers took to Twitter and social media yesterday to defend their stance of whether or not the Bordeaux 2013 en premieur campaign should in fact be held this year and if it was would they attend. Here we look at industry opinion and give you the chance to have your say in our Harpers.co.uk poll. 

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Drinks industry takes its case to Westminster and urges MPs to Call Time on Duty

Published:  16 January, 2014

MPs from all parties came to talk to key figures of the wine and spirits industry last night at a special House of Commons event to publicise the Call Time On Duty campaign to try and get the Chancellor to freeze the alcohol duty escalator in the 2014 Budget.

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Southern hemisphere harvests look good for bulk wine, says Murphy Wine

Published:  16 January, 2014
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Sonoma County to be first completely sustainable US wine region

Published:  16 January, 2014

The Sonoma County Winegrowers announced yesterday a three phased plan that will make Sonoma County the first 100% sustainable wine region in the US.

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Rolling update: Key drinks figures tell MPs about the damage duty increases have on UK businesses

Published:  16 January, 2014

Leading figures from across the UK wine and spirits industry joined the trade lobby that took the Call Time On Duty campaign to MPs at the House of Commons last night.

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Bordeaux 2013 en primeur could shake up wine industry

Published:  16 January, 2014

Bordeaux's 2013 en primeur campaign may well be a "damp squib" thanks to a poor vintage and lack of interest from top journalists, but it could shake-up the trade and consumers.

While some critics are calling for the campaign to be called off, the Bordelais are imploring the trade and media to give the wines a chance, and merchants believe a bad campaign could revitalise the industry.

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Global wine suppliers must not neglect established markets, says Rabobank

Published:  16 January, 2014
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Festive fillip for on-trade

Published:  16 January, 2014

Festive celebrations saw like-for-like sales at 27 of the UK's pub and bar groups up 3.3% on last year, with experts predicting strong first quarter sales for 2014.

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Australian Vintage boss predicts strong 2014

Published:  15 January, 2014
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Younger consumers key to exploring French wines' diversity

Published:  15 January, 2014

Younger consumers are vital to drive sales of lesser-known French wines, said experts at the French Wine Discovery Tasting.

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Australia's 2014 vintage gets underway

Published:  15 January, 2014
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Alliance Wine fed up with navel-gazing wine trade

Published:  15 January, 2014

Alliance Wine is fed up with the wine trade's "self flagellation" and is intent on injecting fun back into the industry with a host of tastings themed around food.

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Dirty Bones brings premium hot dog dining to London's Kensington

Published:  14 January, 2014

The premium hot dog craze that hit the streets of London in 2013 looks set to continue into 2014 with the opening today of Dirty Bones in Kensington that offers street food with a difference - a "secret" restaurant inside offering high quality cocktails and wines to accompany a traditional hot dog stand during the day.

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How to open wine with a shoe video hits over 3 million viewers

Published:  14 January, 2014
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Tapping into taste preferences will soon change wine buying, says Justin Howard-Sneyd

Published:  14 January, 2014
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Boodles Gin hits the UK with multiple and premium on-trade listings

Published:  14 January, 2014

 

Premium British gin brand, Boodles Gin, which has enjoyed success in international markets, is being made availabe in the UK for the first time with a national listing at Sainsbury's and a number of prestigious on-trade outlets. 

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Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and prospects for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014

The wine regions of the world closed out 2013 with some clear winners like South Africa, which reported record exports, and New Zealand, which just entered into a new trade agreement with Taiwan. But countries including Argentina and Australia faced big challenges. We take a look at how the world's major wine regions fared in 2013 and look at their prospects for 2014.

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Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and predictions for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014
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