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Goblets of Fire

Published:  23 July, 2008

With the Seagram buy-out finally concluded, the malt whisky industry is eyeing the future with some optimism. As David Williams reports, however, there are still several problems to be addressed

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Last Orders

Published:  23 July, 2008

No-one has a post-prandial drink any more. Oh really? asks James Aufenast

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Up for Clicks and Grabs

Published:  23 July, 2008

Auction markets are becoming as fragmented and as global as any other sector of the trade. What is the scale of the threat to UK auction houses from US auction houses and dotcoms, and from the thousands of individuals bringing down the hammer remotely? Is the auction market being divided or expanded, and what lessons are there for the rest of the trade? Neil Beckett concludes a two-part investigation

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Dotcom Diagnosis

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine e-tailing has not been the great success that was predicted two years ago. There may have to be consolidation in the industry if any e-tailers are to survive, as Giles Fallowfield reports

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Snapshots from Heaven

Published:  23 July, 2008

With abysmally low levels of profitability one of the biggest threats facing the wine industry worldwide, is a new qualification part of the solution? Is the image of Tim Nice but Dim about to be dispelled once and for all by a new elite of high-flying business executives? Neil Beckett investigates the world's first Wine MBA

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TESCO DENIES 'RADICAL' CULL

Published:  23 July, 2008
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Best of British?

Published:  23 July, 2008

The fragmented category of British Wine (or the affordables category, as it has become known) may lack glamour, but still contains some strong brands, as David Williams reports

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Global Surplus - part II

Published:  23 July, 2008

The global wine lake is getting deeper and wider. But it does not engulf everybody and everything. In the second of a two-part investigation, Neil Beckett asks who and what will be most affected and what, if anything, can be done about it?

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Global Surplus - part I

Published:  23 July, 2008

The global wine surplus. Everyone knows it exists. But how bad is it really? Who and what will be most affected and what can be done about it? The answers, says Neil Beckett in a two-part investigation, will be good news for some and bad for others

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MIDI PROTEST TURNS VIOLENT

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jim Budd

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MONDAVI JOINS CELLAR DOOR

Published:  23 July, 2008
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IMW PULLS OUT OF MOVE TO NEW WSET BUILDING

Published:  23 July, 2008
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CHABLIS SEARCHES FOR 'DIVINE' WINE LIST

Published:  23 July, 2008
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Harvest Highs II

Published:  23 July, 2008

In the concluding part of the Harpers vintage round-up, Jo Burzynska and James Aufenast report on harvests in Spain, Portugal, Germany and Eastern Europe

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SOUTHCORP PROPOSES FOSTER'S MERGER

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Jack Hibberd

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ITALIAN GIANT MOVES INTO CHINA

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Nicolas Belfrage MW & Franco Ziliani

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FRESCOBALDI BUYS OUT CONSTELLATION

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Nicolas Belfrage MW & Franco Ziliani

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ALLIED GETS SENSIBLE

Published:  23 July, 2008
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HARPERS AUCTION

Published:  23 July, 2008

............For Red Nose Day

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WINE RACK COMEBACK

Published:  23 July, 2008
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