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BIODYNAMICS UNDER QUESTION

Published:  23 July, 2008

Biodynamic viticulture is more than just a marketing tool, but more hard scientific evidence is required to prove some of its adherents' claims.

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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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GRAHAM HINES LEAVES WINES FROM SPAIN

Published:  23 July, 2008

Graham Hines is leaving Wines from Spain after 21 years of pushing the Spanish generic message.

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FOSTER'S TO RAISE SOUTHCORP BID?

Published:  23 July, 2008

Reports in Australia are claiming that Foster's is preparing to extend the bid period for rival Australian wine company Southcorp for a fourth time next week, and will also increase its bid for the producer.

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CIVB FINALISES VINE-PULL DETAILS

Published:  23 July, 2008

The CIVB is preparing the final details for its proposed vine-pull programme and has also announced that it will allow producers to release more of the 2004 vintage - which is currently capped at a limit of 50hl/ha for most of Bordeaux - if they can prove they have market for it'.

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TWO-THIRDS' OF RED WINE CONTAMINATED BY BRETT

Published:  23 July, 2008

Renowned wine scientist Pascal Chatonnet has claimed that incidences of Brettanomyces in red wines are much higher than previously thought.

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'PRIMEUR' RIOJA LAUNCHED

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Codornu-owned Rioja producer Bodegas Bilbainas (BB) is launching the first primeur' Rioja, available for shipping straight after bottling, despite it spending 15 months in oak.

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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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