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THE CHANGING FACE OF WINE - PART 2

Published:  23 July, 2008

This week, Harpers concludes its review of The Fifth International Symposium of the Institute of Masters of Wine, held in Vienna between 11-13 July. In sessions and workshops, key speakers debated a range of thorny issues, from GM to RO, brands to corks, and custom-made wines to the spirit of AOC. Neil Beckett and Tim Atkin MW report

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On the move

Published:  23 July, 2008

In 2000, the big news for Argentina in the UK was the establishment of a new generic office. A year on, market share has not increased greatly and the country remains in the shadow of its neighbour over the Andes. Charlotte Hey asks the trade what Argentina should do now

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THE ITALIAN FORUM

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Definitive Italian Wine Tasting has provided a long-overdue platform for commercially available, mid-priced Italian wines in the UK. Harpers casts an eye over the producers and wines helping to make this year's event the biggest and brightest yet

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NO GOING BACK

Published:  23 July, 2008

Embroiled in economic turmoil, winemakers in Argentina are dealing with ever-increasing problems of supply, labour, distribution and revenue. So are they choosing to slash their output, prices or marketing budget, or is there a confidence and determination to battle through the crisis? Tim Atkin travels to Argentina to find out

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LET'S PUT ON THE SHOW RIGHT HERE . . . .

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 21st London International Wine & Spirits Fair is almost upon us, and this year it's all change, as the fair heads east to take up residence at ExCeL in London's Docklands. Jack Hibberd looks at the reasons behind the move and its chance of success, while David Williams previews the producers and wines on show

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UPPING THE CHIANTI

Published:  23 July, 2008

In January and February, a series of seminars and tastings was held to promote Italian wines. Neil Beckett reports from Tuscany on the new-found power of the region's big three consorzi.

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SPAIN COMES TO TOWN

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 2002 Spanish Wine Trade Fair takes place next week at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. John Radford considers the optimism surrounding this year's event, and profiles the wines, regions and bodegas on show

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ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

Published:  23 July, 2008

Argentina has been plunged into financial and political disarray. With its fifth president in six weeks, the country is in dire need of stability and an economic rescue package. Monty Waldin, who was in Buenos Aires as the crisis escalated, reports on the threat to Argentina's wine industry, at home and abroad

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AUSTRALIA DAY TASTINGS

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Australia Day Tastings 2002, in London and Edinburgh, begin next week. Christian Davis previews the names, wineries and wines on show at the London exhibition

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HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?

Published:  23 July, 2008

In the first of two special seasonal reports, Harpers rounds up the 2001 vintage from across the Northern Hemisphere

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A STING IN THE TAIL

Published:  23 July, 2008

The attacks on America and recent accidents have left the airline industry with a monumental task in restoring passenger confidence. But what effect has the downturn had on airline wine suppliers? Jo Burzynska explores the damage to the airline sector, and asks whether an upturn in trade is a flight of fancy

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RED RIBAND

Published:  23 July, 2008

Despite differences in classifications and hierarchies between the Old and New World, there's one list that every Cabernet Sauvignon producer would love to be on. Anthony Rose presents his top 20 Cabernets from around the world

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Harvest Highs

Published:  23 July, 2008

In part one of the Harpers vintage round-up, Jo Burzynska and James Aufenast take a look at the highs and lows of a dramatic year in the northern hemisphere

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WINES AND MISDEMEANOURS

Published:  23 July, 2008

Counterfeit trading has plagued the wine and spirits industry for decades. Now, increasingly brand-precious wine producers are finally getting to grips with this multi-million dollar rip-off. Maggie Rosen reports on the fight against fakes

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DOUBLE VISION

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Languedoc is a classically French conundrum. The region produces some of France's most distinctive entry-point varietals, yet is beset by intransigence and factions. Rosemary George MW reports on the growing gulf between those who reform and those who refuse

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Fighting for Facings

Published:  23 July, 2008

Once derided as the epitome of naff, branded wines are enjoying an Australian-led renaissance, as Tim Atkin reports

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Up for Clicks and Grabs

Published:  23 July, 2008

Auction markets are becoming as fragmented and as global as any other sector of the trade. What is the scale of the threat to UK auction houses from US auction houses and dotcoms, and from the thousands of individuals bringing down the hammer remotely? Is the auction market being divided or expanded, and what lessons are there for the rest of the trade? Neil Beckett concludes a two-part investigation

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Global Surplus - part II

Published:  23 July, 2008

The global wine lake is getting deeper and wider. But it does not engulf everybody and everything. In the second of a two-part investigation, Neil Beckett asks who and what will be most affected and what, if anything, can be done about it?

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MONDAVI JOINS CELLAR DOOR

Published:  23 July, 2008

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CHABLIS SEARCHES FOR 'DIVINE' WINE LIST

Published:  23 July, 2008

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