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Tuscany: 300 years on and it is still evolving

Published:  20 September, 2016

It has been 300 years since Cosimo III de' Medici first drew up his Bando delineating four wine producing areas in Tuscany and it was through this lens that Liberty Wines hosted the "Beyond the Bando" tasting yesterday in London.

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Spanish wine producers see opportunity in the on-trade ahead of promising harvest

Published:  19 September, 2016

At a Spanish-focused tasting hosted by Boutinot today in London, producers, many just starting harvest, are optimistic about this year's crop and the opportunity in the UK for Spanish wines.

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The Smith Report: New packaging formats are getting crafty

Published:  16 September, 2016

Wine has always been resistant to any format other than the classic 75cl bottle, but it has to start relaxing its approach to move forward

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Profile: Henry Butler, Butler's Wine Cellar

Published:  12 September, 2016

With two Brighton shops and a share in a hybrid wine bar in Hove, vino purveyor Henry Butler is the de facto wine chap about town.

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Cashing in on Alibaba's 9.9 online wine festival

Published:  12 September, 2016

Friday marked the first online wine festival that was hosted on e-commerce and trading platform Alibaba's TMall, which boasted more than 100,000 wines that went up for sale.

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Insights: Could Prosecco pricing be under pressure again this year?

Published:  12 September, 2016

Taking a look back at the Prosecco pricing bubble in 2015, ahead of this year's harvest, Harpers.co.uk investigates if it could happen again.

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Pernod Ricard looks to save €400m through SKU reduction and operational efficiencies

Published:  07 September, 2016

Pernod Ricard is looking to save €400m as part of its 'operational excellence roadmap' intiative that is being rolled out between fiscal year 2016 through 2020, which includes SKU reductions of up to 30% in some regions.

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Red Squirrel Wine shows expanded range at second annual tasting

Published:  07 September, 2016

Off the beaten path wine importer Red Squirrel Wine poured 173 wines from 46 producers, of which 73 were new wines and 14 were new producers as the company expands to meet growing demand.

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Guy Woodward: Would you order a wine selected by an algorithm?

Published:  07 September, 2016

I'm in the market for a new car. Such a substantial purchase demands extensive research. Doubtless petrolheads would be in heaven at the prospect of debating fuel economy stats with like-minded car bores. For me, though, with my pitiful automotive knowledge, it is my worst nightmare.

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Insights: Suppliers provide in-depth data reports to attract and support customers

Published:  07 September, 2016

Anecdotal evidence about on-trade trends is being replaced by much more in-depth research from suppliers, delivering an invaluable sales asset for both wholesalers and accounts.

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Pernod Ricard UK MD departs as company hits another year of good growth

Published:  06 September, 2016

Pernod Ricard's UK managing director Denis O'Flynn, who has been with company for 16 years leaves at the end of the month following another good year of growth.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  02 September, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Liberty Wines On-trade report: Understanding the on-trade

Published:  02 September, 2016

Despite the uncertain times we face Liberty Wines' Premium On-trade Report 2016 report shows insight into where the opportunities may lie for operators.

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Analysis: Liberty Wines' On-Trade 2016 report highlights opportunties in the on-trade

Published:  02 September, 2016

Ahead of its tasting later this month,  Liberty Wines' Premium On-Trade 2016 report shows where the opportunities lie in an ever-changing landscape.

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The Vintner launches new self-learning app

Published:  01 September, 2016

On-trade wine supplier The Vintner is launching a free educational app for its customers.

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The impact of televised sport in pubs in 2015 through 2016

Published:  01 September, 2016

According to a new infographic, the Premier League dominates the sports sales market, accounting for 43% of all drinks sports sales.

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Walker & Wodehouse expands South Australian portfolio with "punk" wine listing

Published:  31 August, 2016

Wine merchants Walker & Wodehouse has added SOME YOUNG PUNKS from the Clare Valley to its portfolio.

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Part 2: The boom-and-bust cycle of tequila

Published:  31 August, 2016

With mezcal and tequila taking off in the UK, harpers.co.uk looks at what is driving the trend in a three part series.

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Paul Schaafsma to step down as CEO of Accolade Wines in coming months

Published:  30 August, 2016

Paul Schaafsma is set to step down as the chief executive officer of Accolade Wines in the coming months, but may stay on through the company's initial public offering which is set for next year, according to sources.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  26 August, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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