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Analysis: The squeeze on supermarket wine aisles

Published:  20 July, 2015

As multiples battle for share, tough times lie ahead for supermarkets and suppliers and the challenges facing the sector

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Insights: California proves to be a golden opportunity for the on-trade and independents

Published:  20 July, 2015

Sales of premium California wines have been picking up speed in the UK and many producers in the Golden State are looking to the UK as an export market full of opportunities.

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Analysis: HMRC's crackdown on alcohol's black market

Published:  17 July, 2015

Tackling duty evasion and illicit activity within the drinks trade was a key message in last week's Budget, but what does it mean for the trade?

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The Smith Report: Could the Greece debt crisis have implications for the wine trade?

Published:  17 July, 2015

Could the Greece debt crisis have implications for the wine trade? Take a loot at the events leading up to the dramatic collapse and what the uncertainty means for the wine world

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Insight: UK closures battle it out

Published:  17 July, 2015

The closure battle is becoming a two-horse race in the UK - and it's getting harder to pick a winner.

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Analysis: Ayo Akintola talks about Oddbins' digital growth strategy and poaching Naked Wines' staff

Published:  15 July, 2015

Oddbins boss Ayo Akintola talks to Rosie Davenport about his growth strategy and why trying to poach Naked Wines' staff is fair game

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Roberson Wines' Kensington Shop Closing: Top facts to know about what is behind the change

Published:  10 July, 2015

The closing of Roberson Wines Kensington shop took many in the trade by surprise.  Although some may see the change as dramatic shift for the company, we pulled together top questions and answers about what this means for one of London's most iconic businesses.

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How consumers define 'value', the online channel and growth in spirits leading trends of 2015

Published:  10 July, 2015

This week William Grant & Sons UK released its annual Market Report highlighting key trends for 2015 including the current evolution of how consumers are defining value, the growth in online purchasing and the expansion of premium spirits.

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Analysis: French brands are now adopting sophisticated day brand building plans

Published:  09 June, 2015

France is often seen as the most traditional of the world's wine regions but, as Erin Smith discovers, things are often far more modern than meets the eye.

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Analysis: Italian indigenous varietals set to boom

Published:  08 June, 2015

Italy has some of the largest choice of indigenous varietals that produce a dizzying range of wine styles and consumers are increasingly embracing them.

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LWF Wrap Up: Despite an already marked period of change in the trade, many believe more is yet to come

Published:  08 June, 2015

The wine and spirit industry has been through a marked period of change - and, talking to suppliers and producers at last month's London Wine Fair more than ever manyexpect more transformation ahead.

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Fenavin wine fair has positioned itself as a gateway to Spanish diversity

Published:  08 June, 2015

Having emerged as Spain's pre-eminent wine fair, Fenavin has positioned itself as a gateway to Spanish diversity as well as value. 

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Are there etichal implications to consider when choosing to bottle wine in the UK?

Published:  05 June, 2015

Harpers led a debate at last month's London Wine Fair to expose the myths and preconceptions about UK bottling, which raised questions about the ethics of the practice.

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Analysis: Do you remember your wine epiphany?

Published:  05 June, 2015

Trade personalities tell Rosie Davenport and Nigel Huddleston about the life-changing moment when they realised a career in wine was their destiny

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Harpers.co.uk survey results: Most overrated and underrated wine countries

Published:  13 May, 2015

Harpers.co.uk exclusive survey asked thetrade who they thought the most overrated and underrated wine regions were and the poll yielded some interesting results.

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WSTA members angered by lack of support and other "freeloading" businesses in the trade

Published:  13 May, 2015

The WSTA has called for more drinks businesses to take up membership and support the trade organisation as some members that have been contributing to the body feel that other business in the trade are "freeloading."

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Bordeaux 2014 en primeur: The verdict

Published:  12 May, 2015

There has been little incentive for consumers to buy Bordeaux en primeur in recent years. Can the chateaux turn that around? Our man on the ground, local winemaker Gavin Quinney, reviews the latest vintage:

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Analysis: Are UK vineyards missing out on valuable tax benefits?

Published:  11 May, 2015

New proposals offering UK farmers tax benefits sounded like good news for the industry, but when the WSTA discovered that vineyards don't fall into that category, they demanded to know why.

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Naked Wines eyes up growth following its partnership with Majestic

Published:  11 May, 2015

Naked Wine's managing director Eamon FitzGerald talk to Harpers about the future of the new Naked Wines following its acquistion by Majestic.

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Interview: Majestic's new boss Rowan Gormley and Naked's Eamon FitzGerald on the company's new era

Published:  11 May, 2015

Majestic's new chief executive Rowan Gormley and Naked's managing director Eamon FitzGerald talk about the future of the new company.

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