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Australian Vintage boss predicts strong 2014

Published:  15 January, 2014
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Geoffrey Dean on how Australia's future could well be Orange

Published:  15 January, 2014

When Stephen Doyle, the renowned winemaker at Bloodwood in the Orange region of New South Wales, received a complementary message purportedly from an England cricket team official in early January, he was not sure if it was genuine. An avid cricket fan, Doyle sent a witty response, writing that his wine's "deceptively spicy aromatic movement through the air is likely to bowl you sweetly over". He was pleased to hear from your Harpers correspondent that the individual in question, Colin Gibson, is indeed the ECB's director of communications. 

 

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?Let's finally Call Time On Duty: how to get involved

Published:  10 January, 2014

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is leading a new campaign, Call Time On Duty, aimed at persuading George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to scrap the duty escalator on wines and spirits. Here's how you, your business and your customers can get involved.

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?Interview: Dan Townsend on building fine wine brands at Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  10 January, 2014

The pressure on wine brands to succeed in the UK is nowhere more intense than at Treasury Wine Estates. Richard Siddle asks its UK head, Dan Townsend, how it can succeed with both mainstream and fine-wine brands

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Major wine players must invest more in their brands to compete, warns David Dearie

Published:  09 January, 2014

It is vital the industry's major wine companies start to invest major sums in their brands if they are to compete against other drinks categories, has warned former Treasury Wine Estates chief, David Dearie.

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Panos Kakaviatos explores the world of Dom Pérignon

Published:  07 January, 2014

Champagne may be great to drink anytime, but it is good to know that one need not spend too much on a fine bottle. During a Paris salon earlier this month, I tasted through some lovely bottles of moderately priced non-vintage Champagnes, including Drappier, Piper Heidsieck and Larmandier-Bernier. These and others provide well balanced aromas and flavours of citrus, brioche and a full bodied character, complemented with fine bubbles and freshness.

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British drinks producers back London Collections:Men

Published:  06 January, 2014
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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013, 2 Hopes and Fears for 2014: David Gleave, Liberty Wines

Published:  01 January, 2014

As we welcome in the new year, David Gleave, managing director of Liberty Wines, looks back on his 2 Good, 2 Bad memories of 2013 and looks ahead at his hopes and fears for 2014. 

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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013, 2 Hopes and Fears for 2014: Simon Doyle, Concha y Toro UK

Published:  31 December, 2013

Simon Doyle, general manager of Concha y Toro UK helps see the new year in with his 2 Good, 2 Bad for 2013 and his 2 Hopes and Fears for 2014.

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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013, 2 Hopes and Fears for 2014: Olivier Bourdet-Pees, Plaimont Producteurs

Published:  30 December, 2013
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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013, 2 Hopes and Fears for 2014: Julian Dyer, Australian Vintage

Published:  27 December, 2013

This time in our festive round up of 2 Good, 2 Bad from 2013 and 2 Hopes and Fears for 2013 we turn to Julian Dyer, general manager for UK and Europe for Australian Vintage. 

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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013 - Hopes and Fears for 2014: Andrew Hawes, Mentzendorff

Published:  27 December, 2013
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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013, 2 Hopes Fears for 2014: Julian Dyer, Australian Vintage

Published:  27 December, 2013

This time in our festive round up of 2 Good, 2 Bad from 2013 and 2 Hopes and Fears for 2013 we turn to Julian Dyer, general manager for UK and Europe for Australian Vintage. 

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Vino Fresco hopes to capture share of the lighter wine category with new carbonated drink

Published:  23 December, 2013

A new wine based drink, Vino Fresco, hopes to tap in to the drinking trend popular across the Mediterranean of adding carbonated lemon and lime with red wine to make a refreshing style drink.

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Geoffrey Dean basks amongst the vines and winemakers of Margaret River

Published:  23 December, 2013

After the desert-like 40-degree heat of Perth for the Test match, it was quite a relief to encounter Margaret River's Mediterranean climate with temperatures in the mid-20s. World-class Chardonnays abound there, of course, but Voyager Estate has raised the bar to new heights with its expressions of the varietal.

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2 Good, 2 Bad for 2013: Gavin Quinney, Chateau Bauduc

Published:  23 December, 2013

In the second of our 2 Good, 2 Bad for 2013 series Bordeaux winemaker, Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc, looks back on a year with more than its share of highs and lows including seeing a large part of his crop destroyed by hail as well as spend part of the year entertaining BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans on a tour of Bordeaux's best chateaux.

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Two Good, 2 Bad for 2013: Gavin Quinney, owner Chateau Bauduc

Published:  23 December, 2013

In the second of our 2 Good, 2 Bad for 2013 series Bordeaux winemaker, Gavin Quinney of Chateau Bauduc, looks back on a year with more than its share of highs and lows including seeing a large part of his crop destroyed by hail as well as spend part of the year entertaining BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans on a tour of Bordeaux's best chateaux.

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Fine wine market declines for third year says Liv-ex

Published:  20 December, 2013

 

The fine wine market has declined for an unprecedented third year in a row, according to the 2013 fine wine report from Liv-ex, the global marketplace for fine wine.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  20 December, 2013
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Alissa Aron assesses the fall out over the impact of microbes on terroir and winemaking

Published:  19 December, 2013

Microbial Mayhem: How the recent media buzz about microbes and terroir could impact winemaking and communication.

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