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Cracks show in en primeur with Latour's withdrawal

Published:  20 April, 2012

Despite assurances to the contrary, Château Latour's withdrawal from the en primeur system could be bad for business and threaten the traditional Bordeaux marketplace.

 

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Leading Italian producer calls for greater professional standards

Published:  20 April, 2012

A leading Italian wine producer says there is too much confusion with labelling, and called for greater professional standards to be introduced, given the industry's rapid expansion.

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Campo Viejo in film festival link-up

Published:  17 April, 2012

Campo Viejo is aiming to bring to life the vibrancy of Spanish culture with a new film festival sponsorship deal.

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Stratford's refocuses on Old World Wines

Published:  12 April, 2012

Stratford's Wine Agencies' move back towards Old World wines and away from its New World stronghold has paid off, says managing director Paul Stratford.

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Neil McGuigan: Consumers need education that 'less is more' on flavour

Published:  27 March, 2012

Consumers need to be educated that 'less is more' when it comes to trading up, according to Australian Vintage boss Neil McGuigan.

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Justin Keay: a tour of South African wineries

Published:  25 March, 2012

Justin Keay reports back on a recent visit to 12 South African wineries.

Buckingham Schenk has 'cracking' year

Published:  22 March, 2012

Buckingham Schenk saw sales rise by 12% in 2011, led by a "cracking" 152% increase from Argentinian brand Viñalba.

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Ehrmanns aims for £3 million revenue hike

Published:  22 March, 2012

Ehrmanns is aiming to hit the £20 million mark in sales revenue by the end of its financial year, up from £17 million last year.

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Claire Hu: South African Classic Wine awards with a French twist

Published:  20 March, 2012


What do you get when you fly a group of French bigwigs to South Africa to judge wines made by their antipodean colleagues? An entente cordiale or a guerre froide (cold war)?

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Six in 10 consumers willing to pay £7+ on wine, says Pernod Ricard

Published:  15 March, 2012

Since 58% of shoppers are willing to trade up on wine, but only 11% do, Pernod Ricard is stepping up its premium push.

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Consumer engagement is key to French success

Published:  13 March, 2012

French wine brands should take a leaf out of the soft drinks or confectionery categories' books by thinking about what the consumer wants.

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Chilean wines growing fastest in independents

Published:  05 March, 2012

Chilean wines are growing fast in the independent sector - having displaced Italy from fourth place by volume - they now have a 10% share of that market.

 

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Pernod Ricard launches off-trade Espresso Martini pack

Published:  23 February, 2012

Pernod Ricard has launched a Espresso Martini pack as part of its premium edge initiative to allow off-trade retailers to tap into the popular cocktail trend.

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Blog: Anne Krebiehl meets Margaux's Paul Pontallier

Published:  22 February, 2012

Anne Krebiehl headed to a seminar tasting with Château Margaux managing director and winemaker Paul Pontallier.

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Part two of indie merchants' Beaujolais blog

Published:  17 February, 2012

In the second blog from Harpers' Independent Buyers Trip to Beaujolais, run in conjunction with InterBeaujolais, we hear from a few more of the independent retailers who went out to the region.

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Treasury Wine reports solid half year growth

Published:  17 February, 2012

Despite falling volumes and a drop in sales revenue, Treasury Wine Estates has reported solid growth in earnings in its half year results.

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Strong half year for Pernod Ricard, despite 'softness' in Europe

Published:  16 February, 2012

French drinks giant Pernod Ricard posted half year net profits up 20% to €800 million, thanks to strong growth from emerging markets and biggest selling brands.

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Sir George Fistonich awards first Master Sommeliers Scholarship

Published:  14 February, 2012

Master sommelier Damien Detcheverry, is the first person to be awarded the Sir George Fistonich - Villa Maria Estate - Court of Master Sommeliers Scholarship.

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International Gamay Competition winners announced

Published:  14 February, 2012

The second International Gamay Competition organised by Inter Beaujolais, has announced 169 medal winners.

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New chief winemaker for Craggy Range

Published:  14 February, 2012

 

New Zealand winery Craggy Range has appointed Matt Stafford as its chief winemaker.

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