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Multi-site indies form new merchants' group

Published:  15 August, 2013

A leading group of multi-site independent wine merchants has teamed up with Harpers to set up a new networking group to not only help each other but offer advice and support to the rest of the independent trade.

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Hayward Brothers and WWA to offer wider range

Published:  25 July, 2013

Hayward Brothers hopes its recent acquisition of fellow independent merchant distributor World Wine Agencies will help widen its collective reach among independent retailers and provide them with a greater selection of wines.

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Katherine Canfield on starting life as an independent wine merchant

Published:  19 July, 2013

After nine months of research and PowerPoint presentations on issues surrounding wine retail - multiple vs. independent, expectations of the consumer, making not just a sale but an experience - I now find myself in the thick of it, though it was not the destination I initially envisioned when I decided to pursue a career in the wine industry.

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Cambridge Wine Merchants in sustainability focus

Published:  09 July, 2013

Harpers' Best Top Merchant of the Year, Cambridge Wine Merchants, is celebrating its local Independent Retailer Month with a series of sustainability-themed events.

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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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