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Vinisud attracts buyers from around the world to highlight its Mediterranean wine and spirits

Published:  21 February, 2014

Over 1,600 exhibitors from across the Mediterranean's world of wine and spirits are set to descend on Montpellier in Southern France next week for this year's Vinisud trade show which hopes to attract buyers from all over the world.

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Copestick Murray shoots for top wine brand spots

Published:  20 February, 2014

Copestick Murray is aiming for its I Heart range to become one of the UK's top 10 wine brands and Mionetto to be the number one Prosecco brand within five years. 

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Treasury Wine Estates appoints industry outsider as new chief executive

Published:  20 February, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates has appointed industry outsider Michael Clarke, veteran of Kraft Foods and Coca-Cola, as its new managing director and chief executive.

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Rioja sales to UK flat in 2013 but remains in top spot

Published:  19 February, 2014

Rioja sales to the UK were flat in 2013, but it remains the region's top performing foreign market accounting for one third of its exports.

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Ex-Accolade Wines marketer to lead beer campaign

Published:  18 February, 2014

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Limited supply of French wines on bulk market

Published:  18 February, 2014

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Portuguese winery Esporão launches first vintage port

Published:  17 February, 2014

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Chile's ?Viña Morandé seeks new coastal sites in Maule

Published:  17 February, 2014

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Get involved and keep up to date with our new Call Time On Duty section

Published:  17 February, 2014

As the momentum behind the industry's Call Time on Duty campaign increases Harpers.co.uk has created a dedicated area of the site where you can keep up to date with the latest news and views and take part by lobbying your MP or getting producers and suppliers to write directly to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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Jacob's Creek struggles as Pernod Ricard returns slight increase in half year sales

Published:  13 February, 2014

Pernod Ricard saw a slight sales increase in the UK, but said Jacob's Creek struggled in a wine market that is "highly sensitive to promotion" in the first half of the year.

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English vineyards escape flood damage

Published:  13 February, 2014

The wettest weather in over 100 years has had little effect on English vineyards.

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Naked Wines promotes Eamon FitzGerald to managing director

Published:  13 February, 2014

The online wine retailer Naked Wines has promoted Eamon FitzGerald to managing director of its UK operation

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?India's Soul Tree Wines targets UK retail

Published:  12 February, 2014

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McWilliam's switches from PLB to Kingsland Wines & Spirits

Published:  12 February, 2014

Australian winery McWilliam's has moved its UK business from PLB to Kingsland Wines & Spirits.

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Gordon's elderflower gin launch backed by seven-figure marketing spend

Published:  12 February, 2014

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Strong GBP and harvest means UK wine buyers will seek quality over price this year

Published:  11 February, 2014

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Chileans reassure trade over new rules on adding water to wines

Published:  10 February, 2014

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Harpers Report: The best route to market for buyers and sellers of wine

Published:  07 February, 2014

There have never been more choices available to producers and buyers alike on how to distribute and source wines in the UK market. Harpers has produced a new Routes to Market report to help you find the best solution for your business. It is available free of charge to Harpers subscribers through the Insights section of Harpers.co.uk or, for non-subscribers, it can be purchased from our shop (see right hand tab) for £99 plus VAT.

Eavesdrop on an average conversation in the UK wine trade and terms such as agent, importer, broker, distributor and wholesaler are often at the heart of the debate. Listen more carefully to what is being said and issues such as carriage charges, shipping costs, supply chain times, credit terms, and bonded and unbonded stock will be being discussed.

Now we all might have our own understanding of what these terms and references actually mean, but the speed at which the industry develops and changes the ways in which wines are now sourced, bought and distributed means the terms being used do not always reflect the reality.

To unravel the current supply chain, Harpers has dedicated its next exclusive subscriber market report to the issue.

Routes to Market: Buyers and Sellers sets out the different routes to market available for buyers and sellers of wine. The report is relevant to anyone involved in either the production, buying or the distribution of wine in the UK.

It is available free of charge to Harpers subscribers through the Insights section of Harpers.co.uk or, for non-subscribers, it can be purchased for £99 plus VAT.

In it you will find:

The benefits of working through different channels

How to work with producers to create bespoke own-label brands

The importance of the bulk market

How similar businesses in the same area of the market are forming buying groups, to buy collectively to share costs and maximise efficiencies.

How many companies in the UK are looking to simplify the supply chain.

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Villa Maria buys Hawkes Bay vineyard

Published:  06 February, 2014

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New African importer looks to distribute premium European wine across the continent

Published:  04 February, 2014

Africa Wine Merchants, a new specialist wine importer based in Cape Town, is looking to bring premium European wines to key emerging markets across Africa.

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