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Buckingham Schenk to push key new Chilean brands at SITT

Published:  07 January, 2016

UK wine importer Buckingham Schenk is to unveil a range of wines from Chile's Garcés Silva Family Vineyards at the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) in February.

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Analysis: A critical part of Aldi's startegy for success - supplier relationships

Published:  05 January, 2016

Ahead of this month's profile piece in an exclusive interview with Harpers, Mike James, wine buying director of Aldi UK, talks with Angela Mount about his buying strategy and what he looks for in potential partners that has helped him succeed.

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HMRC clampdown on duty evasion begins

Published:  05 January, 2016

The HMRC's Alcohol Wholesaler Registratation Scheme is now operational.

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Flint looks to Brooklyn's Red Hook for latest US winery listing

Published:  04 January, 2016

On-trade supplier Flint Wines has signed an exclusive deal to add Brooklyn's Red Hook Winery to its US portfolio.

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2015 year in review and hopes and fears for 2016: Clare Griffiths, Concho y Toro

Published:  04 January, 2016

Our final look back at 2015 is from Clare Griffiths, commercial director for Concho y Toro UK which saw an impressive performance for 2015- which may be tough to beat.  But looking ahead Griffiths is most excited about continuing the work her team has been doing in 2016 by focusing on building strong brands that deliver value in the UK market.

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2015 year in review and hopes and fears for 2016: Bernard Fontannaz, Origin Wine

Published:  30 December, 2015

Bernard Fontannaz, founder of Origin Wine, looks back at an overall positive 2015 and is excited about the sustainable future he is building for his company. He had a year full of expansion and is looking forward to more innovation in 2016.

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2015 year in review and hopes and fears for 2016: Nik Darlington, Red Squirrel Wine

Published:  29 December, 2015

For founder of Red Squirrel Wine, Nik Darlington, 2015 was a year of tremendous growth. Next year Darlington is looking forward to getting his wines even further around the UK. He sees that in 2016 the way forward, although challenging, will be through building a loyal and sustainable customer base.

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ALERT: Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme in Force from 1 January 2016

Published:  24 December, 2015

From the 1 January 2016 HMRC will introduce the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS) to tackle alcohol fraud. Cindy Dorrington of Bivonas Law asseses the implication for the trade. 

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2015 year in review and hopes and fears for 2016: Robin Copestick, Copestick Murray

Published:  24 December, 2015

Robin Copestick of Copestick Murray looks back at Stoke City football and how healthy the UK wine trade was in 2015. Although 2015 was good- "2016 will be better still."

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De Bortoli to launch two new terroir-focused wine ranges

Published:  17 December, 2015

Australian winemaker De Bortoli is to launch two new wine ranges into the UK in January.

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Liberty Wines extends premium New Zealand list with Burn Cottage Pinot Noirs

Published:  15 December, 2015

Liberty Wines has added Central Otago's Burn Cottage Vineyard to its range of premium New Zealand Pinot Noirs.

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Matthew Clark predicts adventurous 2016 for consumers

Published:  15 December, 2015

Leading online distributor Matthew Clark is predicting that UK consumers will become yet more inquisitive in 2016.

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Flint Wines to unveil the reborn Domaine Launay-Horiot at 2016 en primeur tasting

Published:  10 December, 2015

London-based on-trade supplier Flint Wines has added Burgundy's resurrected Domaine Launay-Horiot estate to its portfolio.

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Q&A: Nik Darlington, founder, Red Squirrel Wine

Published:  10 December, 2015
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Bibendum PLB adds Coates & Seely to English wine roster

Published:  09 December, 2015

Hampshire-based producer of sparkling wine Coates & Seely is moving its distribution to Bibendum PLB Group in January.

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Analysis: The impacts of where to bottle and how to transport wines

Published:  09 December, 2015

Deciding where to bottle and how to transport their wines are big decisions for producers that can have a major impact on the rest of the supply chain, as Simon Jack reports

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Vindpendents agency recruits three new members

Published:  07 December, 2015

Wine agency Vindependents has added three new independent wine merchants to its membership, taking its total to 21.

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The Smith Report: A year of change for the trade

Published:  07 December, 2015

Looking back, 2015 has been a year of change and consolidation, but those business adapting are more prepared to pounce on the opportunities in 2016

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New managing director at Matthew Clark after Conviviality acquisition

Published:  07 December, 2015

On-trade distributor Matthew Clark is to get a new managing director following its acquisition by Conviviality Retail in a £200 million reverse takeover in October.

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Analysis: Harper's survey reveals what trends may lay ahead in 2016

Published:  07 December, 2015

Looking back, 2015 was not a bad year for the trade, but it was a challenging one. But what does the future hold? We conducted a survey to find out the general feeling throughout the trade as we approach a new year. 

If 2015 was the year of consolidation within the wine trade, it would appear that 2016 will be the year of opportunities, according to the results of a recent Harpers survey put to the trade.

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