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The Drinks Wholesaler: Intriguing Times

Published:  27 May, 2016

Welcome to our autumn issue of Drinks Wholesaler, which is packed with the usual medley of analysis, insights, viewpoints and features, plus original research into the wine market, commissioned and shared by Crown Cellars, appearing for the first time here. 

 

 

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International Cool Climate Wine Symposium: Cool viticulture the hot topic in Brighton

Published:  27 May, 2016

As the 9th International Cool Climate Wine Symposium opened its doors in Brighton yesterday, a 30-country strong delegation of 600 producers, exhibitors, marketers and communicators descended on the seaside town for a three day event dedicated to examining all aspects of making and marketing fine wine from cool climates

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  27 May, 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, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Analysis: Can Ribera del Duero compete with the Rioja in the UK?

Published:  26 May, 2016

Can Ribera Del Duero can realistically lure consumers in a Rioja-obsessed climate in the UK?

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Insights: The rise of the owners club

Published:  24 May, 2016

In the space of just over 15 years, privately funded associations have become a defining feature of the global wine industry. In Europe, they arguably represent a manifestation of the growing dissatisfaction with the inadequacies of regional appellation bodies, which has subsequently encouraged winemakers to take matters into their own hands.

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  20 May, 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, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Insights: Logistics is a critical piece of the succes of online wine sales

Published:  19 May, 2016

With web-based sales of wines, spirits and beers growing fast, the delivery following that 'click' is all important.

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Analysis: How premium casual dining outlets can get the most out of their wine offer

Published:  19 May, 2016

The growth in premium casual dining means that less is often more when it comes to wine.

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Analysis: Brand equity is critical in an increasingly saturated gin market

Published:  17 May, 2016

In an increasingly saturated gin market building brands, like Sipsmith and Langley's Gin, with a long-term vision could not be more important.

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Insights: What is next for Rioja?

Published:  16 May, 2016

Really, Rioja can do no wrong. For many consumers it is Spanish wine. But what lies ahead for Spain's most famous wine region?

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Analysis: New wine regions continue to emerge

Published:  12 May, 2016

New wine regions and areas with renewed vigour continue to emerge on to the world stage. Has there ever been a better time to drink wine?

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Insights: Indies with mutiple sites share critical lessons learned about expanding

Published:  12 May, 2016
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Analysis: English fizz comes of age

Published:  10 May, 2016

English sparkling wine has come of age, with investment, passion and government backing all driving quality.

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Gavin Quinney: The en primeur results and wrap-up

Published:  03 May, 2016

After a marathon tasting, our resident Bordeaux correspondent Gavin Quinney assesses 2015 quality and where to look for value

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Insights: What lies ahead following En Primeur?

Published:  03 May, 2016

It has been nearly five years since the Bordeaux fine wine market, which had been riding an incredible high, came to a screeching halt and it has been on a downward spiral ever since - until now.

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Analysis: Burgundy's best buys

Published:  29 April, 2016

With Burgundy prices edging ever upwards, supply short and demand on a high, Tim Atkin MW looks at canny buys.

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Insights: Suppliers are focusing on value-added services to the service industry

Published:  29 April, 2016

Today suppliers have to offer an array of services to help their customers sell on their wines and they are becoming increasingly more sophisticated in their repertoire.

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ICCWS 2016: What to expect from climate change

Published:  28 April, 2016

In recent weeks, much emphasis has been placed on the short-term benefits of global warming.

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From an MW inside Parliament: What the wine trade needs to do to combat duty hikes

Published:  27 April, 2016

Conal Gregory, the only Master of Wine to have been elected to Parliament, warns that there is no hope for duties to be reduced or even frozen if there is no effective campaign fighting that battle. He gives tactical tips on what the trade could do better to combat future hikes.

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Analysis: Are wine and spirit companies making the most of marketing in today's tech savvy world?

Published:  26 April, 2016

The production of wines and spirits is based on centuries' old, traditional methods, but have producers failed to make the most of digital marketing to engage consumers?

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