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THE INTERVIEW - ANDREW WILLY

Published:  23 July, 2008

Andrew Willy, Senior buyer, wines and spirits, Selfridges, London Interview: Josie Butchart

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AN INSPECTOR CALLS

Published:  23 July, 2008

Since it was formed in 1972, the Wine Standards Board (WSB) has been making sure that EU wine laws are upheld in the UK. Stuart Peskett spent a day with regional inspector Mike Horswill to find out more about the WSB

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NOT DROWNING BUT WAVING

Published:  23 July, 2008

Though the headline figure for the global surplus looks likely to decline for the third year in succession, the problem of over-supply continues to threaten the existence of wine producers of all kinds all over the world. In his latest update, Neil Beckett assesses the size, colour and increasing quality of the world wine lake

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DEATH BY COMMITTEE

Published:  23 July, 2008

Germany, Spain, Portugal, Bordeaux, the Rhne, South Africa - they've all pumped their money into generic advertising, but does it work? Tom Bruce-Gardyne looks at what an ad without a branded product can hope to achieve

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Chain reaction

Published:  23 July, 2008

As the wine supply chain undergoes major change, Jo Burzynska sees how the businesses involved are shaping up as wine is shipped out

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BRANDING THE BEAST

Published:  23 July, 2008

You've slaved over the vines, sweated in the winery, argued over the label and persuaded your UK agent to take 10,000 cases. All great, but meaningless if the notoriously fickle UK consumer walks on by in the supermarket or off-licence. How do they know that your wine is the one they want to drink with their dinner tonight? Josie Butchart talks to a few experts in the art of advertising

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Commercial sEUicide?

Published:  23 July, 2008

As Hungary prepares to join the EU in the spring of 2004, Robin Young and Jack Hibberd look at the possible effects of EU entry on the country's wine industry and examine the performance of Hungarian wine in the UK

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READY, STEADY ..... SIP!

Published:  23 July, 2008

Can wine books ever capture the imagination of the TV generation?Josie Butchart looks at old favouritesand checks out young hopefuls

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CANADA CAN

Published:  23 July, 2008

It's not all about Icewine north of the United States, and much Canadian output is certainly worthy of note. Joanne Simon made the trip; this is what she found

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SING WHEN YOU'RE VINNING

Published:  23 July, 2008

Vin & Sprit produces what it claims is the world's third-bestselling premium spirit and the number-one premium vodka. Harpers City columnist Ron Emler talks to V&S chairman and IWSC president Claes Dahlbck

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MAKING THE MALT OF IT

Published:  23 July, 2008

The recent change on the malt whisky leadership board has raised some interesting questions. Tom Bruce-Gardyne delves a little deeper

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STRAIGHT TALKER SCOOPS COMMUNICATOR TITLE

Published:  23 July, 2008

The choice of Matthew Jukes as IWSC Communicator of the Year may raise a few eyebrows among the experts, but as Barbera Scalera reports, his no-nonsense approach and huge media success have helped communicate wine to millions

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VENDING COGNAC

Published:  23 July, 2008

Following the decline in demand for Cognac from the early 90's onwards and a difficult decade of cutbacks in production, more positive developments and more successful brands are emerging, along with renewed confidence and ambitious targets. Giles Fallowfield reports.

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BUSINESS TO BUSINESS

Published:  23 July, 2008

Over the past few years there's been a world of change in the corporate wine market. John Stimpfig investigates whether it's all for the better

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ANALYSE THIS

Published:  23 July, 2008

The drinks industry - where has it been, who are the top performers and where is it going? Matt Guarente and Rob Griffin ask the Square Mile's top equity analysts to crystallise their thoughts

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THE TANNAT COUNTRY

Published:  23 July, 2008

Uruguay produces wine on a much smaller scale than its larger neighbours in South America. But as Christian Davis discovers, it is fighting bravely to make itself heard

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DRINK ARGENTINA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Falklands, football, Evita, tango, gauchos... Everyone knows something about Argentina, but how many people know about its wines? Many more soon will, if Wines of Argentina's latest campaign is successful. Christian Davis reports

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SHAKEN AND STIRRED

Published:  23 July, 2008

The explosion of the style bar market is turning Brits into a nation of Martini-lovers who can tell their Absolut from their Zubrowka, their Bombay from their Plymouth. And as the drinks companies make long-term investments in training, the cocktail trend looks set to go from strength to strength. Julie Sheppard reports

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BRAND DESIGNS

Published:  23 July, 2008

Latest industry figures confirm that branded wines are driving major sales growth in the UK off-trade. So, with the Old World preparing to take the New World on at its own game, the branded sector itself looks set for considerable expansion. James Aufenast considers the implications for the market and for the consumer

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BETTER BY DESIGN

Published:  23 July, 2008

The way a bottle is packaged has never been more important, but increasingly discerning consumers are looking for clarity and simplicity rather than gimmicks. Christian Davis talks to some of the UK's top designers to get the latest in bottle ideas and inspirations

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