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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

6pm

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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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Paul Henry sets out key challenges for industry

Published:  18 November, 2013

3.15pm:The wine industry can learn a great deal from how the restaurant and food sector has found ways to cut through to the masses by connecting with consumers by promoting artisan and authentic food styles and restaurant trends, according to wine consultant, Paul Henry, chair of Wine Vision, London's biggest ever wine conference which opened this afternoon.

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London's biggest ever wine conference kicks off with launch of Wine Vision

Published:  18 November, 2013

The biggest international wine conference ever held in London kicks off this afternoon with the inaugural Wine Vision summit organised by William Reed Business Media, publishers of Harpers.co.uk.

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Greenall's Gin enjoys sales growth as it passes 100,000 cases mark

Published:  18 November, 2013

Greenall's Original London Dry Gin has surpassed the 100,000 nine litre case mark for the first time in the UK. The company said it has almost doubled its volume over the past three years and the brand has grown 33% in volume over the past year, according to Nielsen.

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Monin opens specialist mixologist studio in London

Published:  18 November, 2013

Monin UK has opened its 54th global state-of-the-art mixologist studio, Monin Studio London enabling bartenders and baristas to experiment with its products and develop their drinks menus.

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Fetzer launches new Californian wine blends in to UK with Tesco

Published:  18 November, 2013

Concha y Toro's Fetzer winery in Mendocino, California has launched a red and a white blend into Tesco. The red blend is called Crimson and the white is called Quartz.

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Paris-inspired Grand Marnier limited edition bottle launched for Christmas

Published:  18 November, 2013

Diageo has launched a limited edition bottle for its Cognac and orange liqueur Grand Marnier based on the designs of the famous Parisien architect, Georges-Eugène Haussmann.

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Record sales at Hospices de Beaune as investors cash in on Burgundy

Published:  18 November, 2013

The 153rd Hospices de Beaune auction yesterday resulted in its highest sale since 2000, raising over €6.3m, nearly 400k euros more than last year.

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Global wine industry's future is strong says world leaders poll ahead of Wine Vision

Published:  15 November, 2013
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Rajan Rengasamy picks up inaugural Sake Sommelier of the Year award outside Japan

Published:  15 November, 2013

The first Sake Sommelier of the Year competition to be held outside Japan has seen Rajan Rengasamy of wine suppliers, Spinney in the UAE, pick up the award.

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Analysis: how global exchange rates have helped boost China's growth in wine

Published:  15 November, 2013

Worldwide currency exchange rates continue to help shape the winners and losers in the global wine world and have played a key role in helping China become such a significant player.

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Krug launches magnum format for rosé

Published:  14 November, 2013

The House of Krug is to release Krug Rosé in magnums for the first time.

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