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Lower-alcohol wine: Time to look on the light side?

Published:  19 April, 2013

Whether consumers are buying low-alcohol wine to reduce their alcohol or calorie intake, or to cut down...

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It's time to start liking Facebook

Published:  19 April, 2013

A Facebook fan is a more profitable consumer, so it's clearly time to take advantage, says Bernadette John

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Closures: Wine and prejudice

Published:  05 April, 2013

Which closure should seal a wine bottle is still a hotly debated issue as the latest innovations come to light, as Catherine Quinn reports

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Country reports: South Africa

Published:  15 March, 2013

To purchase the full report, priced £99 (ex-VAT), go to the Harpers Shop. This could well be South Africa's year, so say its proponents and supporters in the UK trade. As do high-profile writers ranging from Tim Atkin MW to Neal Martin, both of whom have singled the country out as being the most exciting New World producer today - and they are not alone. There is a groundswell of opinion that South Africa's time has come, so long as it can now capitalise wisely on the many positive currently in its favour.

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Everybody wants to rule the world

Published:  15 March, 2013

British wine companies are increasingly looking to capitalise on the UK's reputation around the world to explore new commercial opportunities outside these shores, as Lucy Britner investigates

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Published:  07 March, 2013

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Published:  07 March, 2013

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Published:  07 March, 2013
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Retention of Title: Part one

Published:  01 March, 2013

In the first of a series of articles, wine law specialist Andrew Park looks at wine trade-specific problems that arise when enforcing retention of title claims, and how suppliers can maximise their chances of success.

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Pinning your hopes on social media

Published:  01 March, 2013

Pinterest is not just a place to store pretty pictures ? it can have real commercial value for your business

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Regions vs brands: What's right for France?

Published:  01 March, 2013

With regions as well known as those in France, is there any point in marketing by brand instead of region? Laura Heywood...

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ProWein 2013: Why it's the place to be

Published:  01 March, 2013

ProWein is going from strength to strength with sell-out exhibition space, high customer satisfaction and new...

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Andrew Catchpole: review of this week's SITT tastings in London and Manchester

Published:  28 February, 2013

The buzz at the Spring 2013 round of Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) in London and Manchester confirmed the trade's appetite for more focused events, reflecting the ever-increasing popularity of tailored tastings aimed at the independent sector of the market.

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What can suppliers learn from the demise of Thierry's?

Published:  01 February, 2013

Thierry's was one of several wine businesses to fall foul of the tough economic climate last year. Elinor Zuke takes a look at what went wrong for the wine agency and how suppliers can learn from its collapse

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Mayday, Mayday... company in distress

Published:  18 January, 2013

For many, 2012 was a year to forget, with a series of high-profile company failures causing knock-on effects across the trade. But can you spot the warning signs when a potential supplier or customer is in financial difficulty? Specialist corporate lawyer Paul Taylor explains how

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Country reports: Italy

Published:  18 January, 2013

How many consumers have really embraced Italian diversity? And for those that haven't, is it because they find it too complex or....

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Country reports: Spain

Published:  30 November, 2012

Spain has been reaching out to export markets, such as the UK, with an increasingly "can-do" attitude...

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Sustainability: the choice of a lifetime

Published:  24 August, 2012

Businesses not on board with sustainability run the risk of losing out to their savvier counterparts across the industry

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Country reports: Argentina

Published:  25 May, 2012

One of the joys of communicating about Argentina is that the country provokes such a positive...

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Country reports: Australia

Published:  27 January, 2012

For my money, Australia remains the most diverse and exciting wine producer in the southern hemisphere...

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