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THE INTERVIEW - LUDOVIC PECH

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ludovic Pech - Assistant manager, Chapter One, Farnborough Common, Locksbottom, Kent Interview: Christian Davis

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ITALIAN FISCAL POLICE INVESTIGATE FRESCOBALDI

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Guardia di Finanza, Italy's fiscal police, on the order of the Florence district attorney, have launched an investigation into the affairs of world-famous wine producers Marchesi Frescobaldi.

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HARPERS DEBATES THE VALUE OF YOUR MARKETING SPEND

Published:  23 July, 2008

This year's Harpers LIWSF debate will look at the issue of marketing, and how to get the most out of it. The debate is entitled: Spending Power: Are you getting value from marketing?

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THE INTERVIEW - GORDON MINNIS

Published:  23 July, 2008

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THE INTERVIEW - DANNY CAMERON

Published:  23 July, 2008

38-year-old former sommelier Danny Cameron describes himself as the junior partner' at Raymond Reynolds' eponymous Portuguese specialist, a position he has held for more than six years. He is also the chairman of the Association of Portuguese Wine Importers (APWI), formed last year, and the founder of the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT), to be held in London and Manchester this month.

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THE INTERVIEW - NEIL MATHIESON

Published:  23 July, 2008

Neil Mathieson, Managing director, Eaux de Vie Ltd, London. Interview: Josie Butchart

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THE INTERVIEW - MALCOLM DUCK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Malcolm Duck, Owner, Duck's at Le March Noir, Edinburgh. Interview: Josie Butchart

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THE INTERVIEW - YANNICK CHALOYARD

Published:  23 July, 2008

Yannick Chaloyard, Restaurant manager and wine buyer, Morgan M, London. Interview: Josie Butchart

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THE INTERVIEW - MICHELE ZORZI

Published:  23 July, 2008

Michele Zorzi, Matre D', Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Interview: Josie Butchart

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THE INTERVIEW - CHRIS VAN TATENHOVE

Published:  23 July, 2008

Chris Van Tatenhove, Operations director, Greenwich Inc (including Bar Du Muse). Interview: Josie Butchart

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THE INTERVIEW - DAN TOWNSEND

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dan Townsend, Managing director, Matthew Clark Wholesale, Bristol. Interview: David Williams

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ASSET MANAGEMENT

Published:  23 July, 2008

With a single drinks trade recruitment agency listing between 20,000-100,000 potential job-hoppers on its books, staff loyalty has never looked so suspect. So what measures are retail companies taking to train, motivate and reward key employees - and keep them out of the clutches of their rivals? Joanne Simon talks to the trade's hirers and firers

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FIZZING ON ALL FRONTS

Published:  23 July, 2008

Perceived by many as an aperitif, Champagne has not enjoyed as much success in restaurants and bars as many of the houses believe it deserves. James Aufenast looks at some of the measures being taken to improve Champagne's on-trade image

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THE INTERVIEW - ALESSANDRO MARCHESAN

Published:  23 July, 2008

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SEEING THE FUNNY SIDE

Published:  23 July, 2008

With Red Nose Day 2005 just around the corner, Kevin Cahill, chief executive of Comic Relief and Wine Relief, talks to Anastasia Edwards about the charity's work

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UNEXPLORED NO LONGER

Published:  23 July, 2008

With quality improving, knowledge increasing among the UK trade and the country's trade arm targeting the UK, could Portugal's year of football, as it hosts the 2004 European Championship, also boost its vinous fortunes? Jack Hibberd reports

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Published:  23 July, 2008

When Harpers first made its own headlines, in August 1878, Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister, Edison had begun experimenting with the light bulb and the battle of Rorke's Drift was five months away. Joanne Simon looks back at the evolution of the magazine and the wine trade during Harpers' first 125 years.

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Clos in ranks

Published:  23 July, 2008

The aggression of producers in the New World and retailers in the Old is combining with currency fluctuations to threaten Burgundy's export success. Now, with a growing polarisation between the best of the region and the rest, there is a greater need than ever for consolidation. Neil Beckett reports on the shakeout

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EXTRAVAGANZA !

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 37th staging of Vinitaly, Italy's annual wine trade fair, is a major event for the world wine sector, and gives a key platform to Italian wines. Michle Shah outlines the new events, facilities and conferences pencilled in for 2003

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THE INTERVIEW - TIM KITCHENER-SMITH

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tim Kitchener-Smith, Wine buyer, Hush, Mayfair, London. Interview: Josie Butchart

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