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Is your back label right for China?

Published:  17 July, 2013

Getting the back label is right for your wine in any market you are trading in, but in China it is vital. Not only do you need to understand what it is that Chinese consumers are looking for and expect to see on a wine label, but you will have to comply with complex Chinese labelling regulations.

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CGA Future Forecasting On-trade Report

Published:  17 July, 2013

On-trade research specialists, CGA, outlines in this preview report its latest market forecasts, recalculated to integrate the most up to date economic and market data, to deliver projected market size and sector sales figures for the UK on-trade to 2018.

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The UK through Spanish eyes

Published:  15 July, 2013

Spain-based wine writer Diego Bonnel talks to Spanish wine producers about what they see as the opportunities and challenges of working in the UK market

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Postal charges: how to cut your costs

Published:  12 July, 2013

In April 2012 Royal Mail raised a few eyebrows by increasing its postal charges by 30%. Royal Mail said it was necessary to keep the organisation afloat...

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California's big crop fails to lower prices

Published:  11 July, 2013

Despite the vineyards of the Golden State experiencing their biggest ever harvests last year, grape pricing continues to climb, as Anya Robson reports

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The rise of social agencies

Published:  09 July, 2013

In this competitive drinks market, those who want to win the social media game are increasingly talking to agencies, says Bernadette Costello

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Demystifying French wine regions

Published:  28 June, 2013

With UK consumers drinking increasingly higher-quality French wines, it seems trading up is alive and well...

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Vinexpo 2013: Around the world in five days

Published:  28 June, 2013

With nearly 50,000 visitors from 135 countries, Vinexpo was the centre of the wine and spirits world last week...

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LIWF: ExCeL's last stand

Published:  07 June, 2013

London International Wine Fair says goodbye to ExCeL before transforming itself into the London Wine Fair at Olympia in 2014...

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Spain's rich pickings

Published:  06 June, 2013

Tightening global supply and upward pressure on prices could benefit Spain's diverse offering in 2013, says Andrew Catchpole

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Packaging: You can look but you can't touch

Published:  04 June, 2013

Packaging is on the verge of entering the digital age, which could have a big impact on how wine and spirits brands are sold and marketed to consumers

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What does the future hold for independents?

Published:  22 May, 2013

We reveal the results of phase two of Harpers' Indies Uncovered project ? the most comprehensive survey of independent merchants to date.

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How do you buy your wine?

Published:  17 May, 2013

When it comes to developing a wine range, there are an increasing number of different ways to source wine.

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Wine Vision 2013: One world, one vision

Published:  17 May, 2013

The world's most influential wine figures are to come together at Wine Vision in London later this year to help shape the future of the global wine industry. Here's how you can get involved

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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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