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Country analysis: Californian wines hit the jackpot in the UK

Published:  08 March, 2015

It seems California wines have struck gold in the UK in recent years, as the value of US wine exports has exponentially grown within the global wine market, despite volumes staying relatively stable, writes Erin Smith

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March for the Independents: Harpers exclusive poll finds a growing split between large and small independents

Published:  06 March, 2015

There is a growing split between the scale, performance and growth of the country's independent wine merchants, according to an exclusive poll conducted for Harpers March for the Independents conference and campaign.

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The Smith Report: implications for the wine trade as euro tumbles

Published:  06 March, 2015

The euro has been having a rough time of it lately, which has implications for the wine world and may cause things to change over the next couple of months.

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Exclusive Google tips: 10 ways wine could can tell a better story online with video

Published:  06 March, 2015

Key trade figures came together last month to discuss with Google how to use online video, in a seminar organised by the School of Wine & Spirits Business in Dijon and supported by Harpers.

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UK vs France: the differences in marketing regulation of alcoholic drinks

Published:  06 March, 2015

If we think drinks legislation is inhibitive in the UK we only need look across the Channel to cheer ourselves. We asked Dr Tom Farrell and Dr Benoît Lecat which system is more fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Mitchells & Butlers: what on-trade buyers are looking for from their suppliers

Published:  06 March, 2015

Former Somerfield wine buyer and restaurant consultant Angela Mount asks Henry Boyes, wine procurement manager for Mitchells & Butlers, what suppliers need to do to satisfy the largest on-trade group in the UK.

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Crowdfunding: A saviour or white whale for the wine sector?

Published:  17 February, 2015
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The Smith Report: The rise of independents retailers

Published:  09 February, 2015

There is some significant hype around the independent sector in the UK at the moment, but is it really warranted?

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Supermarkets special report: Why less is more

Published:  06 February, 2015

As the UK's major multiples look to pare back their wine and spirit ranges in order to boost performance and compete with discounters, Gemma McKenna asks what this new direction will mean for the rest of the trade

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Independent merchants: the ones to watch

Published:  06 February, 2015

As part of our March for the Independents campaign, here we highlight some of the independent merchants across the country worth keeping an eye on. Gemma McKenna reports

 

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Portugal: Wines offering high quality at good value

Published:  06 February, 2015

Wine may struggle to be as big as Portugal's most famous export but it is quickly earning its place in Europe's premier league of wine.

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Why legally protecting your business assets and brands is vital to any growth strategy

Published:  26 January, 2015

Olivia Perrottof law company, Stevens & Bolton LLP, says it is vital wine and spirits businesses protect their brand names and  IP assets if they are to maximise growth 

 

 

 

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Top 10 crowdfunded drinks trade initiatives

Published:  12 January, 2015

The rise in crowdfunding proves that in today's business world, the customer is more powerful and more vocal than ever before - and the drinks trade has been quick to capitalise. Laura Vickers reports on 10 recent stand-out fund-raising initiatives of the past two years

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March for the Independents campaign to put spotlight on wine merchants

Published:  09 January, 2015

Today Harpers is officially launching its most ambitious project yet to support and promote independent wine merchants. Here's how you can get involved in March for the Independents

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Up to 95% of suppliers demand retailers change the way they work with them

Published:  09 January, 2015

Up to 95% of the 200 suppliers who took part in our survey into the behaviour of major UK retailers want them to change. Here Gemma McKenna reveals what suppliers really think of the big multiples

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New Zealand looks to break away from Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  09 January, 2015

New Zealand maintains a privileged, premium position in the UK market and is working hard to shake its over-reliance on Sauvignon Blanc by introducing new styles. Anne Krebiehl MW reports

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Matthew Gaughan on what the UK can learn from the rise of craft beers in the US

Published:  16 December, 2014

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.

 

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COPY: Harpers new consumer report reveals key wine trends in the UK on-trade

Published:  10 December, 2014

In the second of our exclusive consumer reports, Harpers turns the spotlight on drinking trends in the UK on-trade and finds out what the average Brit thinks of the wine in their glass and what attracts them, or not, to ordering wine when out and out about compared to other drinks

 

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Christmas Report: Gin is a must-have festive tonic

Published:  05 December, 2014

Once the preserve of the stockbroker set, recent years have seen gin reach a much younger and more fashionable audience. Helen Arnold assesses whether gin can stay on its upward journey

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Christmas Report: Champagne still a staple at any Christmas table

Published:  05 December, 2014

When it comes to celebrating in the Champagne category it pays to have a story, to be different and to stand out from the competition.

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