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What does the future hold for independents?

Published:  22 May, 2013

We reveal the results of phase two of Harpers' Indies Uncovered project ? the most comprehensive survey of independent merchants to date.

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Harpers Awards 2013 winners

Published:  21 May, 2013

The Harpers Awards 2013 took place in London last night and saw the great and the good of the trade turn out to celebrate the industry's successes of the past year.

 

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Q&A: Mimi Avery, brand ambassador, Avery's

Published:  17 May, 2013

Newly appointed to the family business, Avery talks through the portfolio and tells Anne Krebiehl how she plans to...

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Finalists announced for Harpers Awards 2013

Published:  24 April, 2013

The shortlist for the Harpers Awards 2013 can now be revealed.

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My Choice: Greg Sherwood MW, Handford Wines

Published:  05 April, 2013

Seeing as I do 95% of the cooking at home, and I have recently developed a craving for risottos of all types, I've found that a lightly chilled bottle of Lopez de Heredia Vina Tondonia Gravonia Crianza Rioja Blanco 2003 goes down like a homesick mole.

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Last chance to enter: Harpers Awards 2013

Published:  18 March, 2013

The deadline for entries to the Harpers Awards 2013 closes on March 20.

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Inverarity Morton widens sales reach

Published:  13 March, 2013

Independent drinks merchant Inverarity Morton is increasing its national sales resource with a new area team in Scotland and the appointment of a business development manager to its south west England division.

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Indie comment: extolling the virtues of independents

Published:  12 March, 2013

Convincing people of the benefits of shopping locally is a tricky business, but independent retailer Dafydd Morris, director of Cheers Wine Merchants in Swansea, shows he's up to the job.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  12 March, 2013

Hoping to court some new indie customers is Liberty Wines with a quick-fire Q&A round.

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Harpers Awards entry deadline extended to March 20

Published:  01 March, 2013

The deadline for entries to the Harpers Awards 2013 has been extended until March 20.

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Time to shine and enter the Harpers Awards 2013

Published:  07 February, 2013


Entries for the Harpers Awards 2013 are now open giving companies or individuals across the on and off-trades, including independent wine merchants, sommeliers, wine suppliers and distributors, the chance to be singled out for their success in the industry.

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A world of discovery at Emerging Regions

Published:  05 February, 2013

The first Emerging Regions Tasting organised by the SITT team, in association with Harpers, will be held on Wednesday May 1 at 8 Northumberland Avenue in central London.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  05 February, 2013

Can PLB convince you it's got what it takes to be your ideal match? Simon Brook, head of PLB's specialist division, explains why he's committed to the independent sector.

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Take 5 With Weingut Bischel's Christian Runkel

Published:  05 February, 2013

Harpers hears from Weingut Bischel's Christian Runkel, who will be exhibiting at SITT Spring 2013.

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Speed dating with the suppliers

Published:  18 January, 2013

Ehrmanns is committed to serving the needs of the independent sector and could be just the supplier you're looking for. Find out in this quickfire Q&A round with Mark Motley, director of Ehrmanns Independent Selection.

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Revamp your offering for 2013

Published:  16 January, 2013

Think your offering needs a new lease of life for the new year? SITT Spring 2013 promises independent on and off-trade buyers "wines with wow factor" from a stellar line-up of hand-picked exhibitors.

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Indies experience healthy Christmas trading boost

Published:  16 January, 2013

Independent merchants in the southern half of the country have reported market-beating double-digit growth across the festive season.

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Indie comment: there's no better job out there

Published:  16 January, 2013

Simon Evans from The Naked Grape in Alresford, Hampshire, tells Harpers why being an independent wine merchant is the perfect job for him.

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Take 5 With Pol Roger's Hubert de Billy

Published:  16 January, 2013

Harpers hears from Hubert de Billy, sales manager for France at Champagne Pol Roger, who will be exhibiting at SITT Spring 2013.

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Looking back on 2012 for the wine trade: part 3

Published:  20 December, 2012

In the third and final part of our 2012 review, we look at what the main generic bodies have been doing throughout the year - many have implemented changes away from their usual marketing plans; good news in the form of Harpers new awards recognising industry talent and the launch of the London 2013 business show on wine. We also consider a few high-profile departures during the year and look at how wine firms are changing how they operate to cope with declining volumes and squeezed margins.

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