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The UK on-trade: debunking myths and legends

Published:  10 December, 2013

As 2013 draws to a close Harpers links up with Wine Business Solutions to assess what is going on in the UK on-trade and lay to rest some of the myths that exist.

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Croatian wines start to make serious inroads in to the UK

Published:  09 December, 2013

High-end and with bags of niche appeal, Croatia is turning heads among sommeliers and independents. Andrew Catchpole reports on the opportunities for Croatian wine in the UK.

 

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Wine Business Solutions: UK On Premise Report 2013

Published:  09 December, 2013

Harpers.co.uk has linked up with the Wine Business Solutions to give you the chance to buy its 2013 report analysing the UK on-trade at a specially discounted rate of £299. Click on this link follow the details and a hard copy of the report will be sent to you by Express Post.

 

 

 

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WIRSPA 'Decade of Rum' global market report

Published:  28 November, 2013

Comprehensive analysis of the global rum market over the last 10 years with the 'Decade of Rum' report from WIRSPA (West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers' Association).

 

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Analysis: how global exchange rates have helped boost China's growth in wine

Published:  15 November, 2013

Worldwide currency exchange rates continue to help shape the winners and losers in the global wine world and have played a key role in helping China become such a significant player.

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What makes British drinkers decide to go out to drink?

Published:  15 November, 2013

Businesses operating in the UK on-trade are facing many challenges in 2013, not least among which is the pressure on household income and the "cost of living" squeeze. Market data suggests downward pressure on volumes of three of the top-five core drinking categories, including standard lager and white wine.

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Wine-trade leaders share vision of future

Published:  15 November, 2013

What do the world's wine leaders think of the industry's future? Gemma McKenna reports on an exclusive survey of the trade's senior figures ahead of next week's Wine Vision conference

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Are we all talking a foreign language?

Published:  15 November, 2013

Effective communication is vital for an industry fighting for customers. But it means using a language consumers understand, heard October's DWCC conference in Rioja. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report.

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Emergence of "Second World" of wine promises healthy future

Published:  15 November, 2013

As the year nears its end, the urge to look into the crystal ball and see what lies ahead becomes ever stronger. The on-trade wine category has seen some interesting developments over the last 12 months and these - along with some longer term trends - suggest a fascinating 2014 to come.

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How exchange rates can predict the future of wine

Published:  15 November, 2013

Worldwide currency exchange rates continue to help shape the winners and losers in the global wine world and have played a key role in helping China become such a significant player.

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Christmas Cheers

Published:  15 November, 2013

In the second of our major reports on key trends for the Christmas drinks market, we look for festive cheer in the spirits and Champagne categories.

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Spirit Supplier Views

Published:  14 November, 2013

Views from: Gillian Gibson, global brand manager, Balblair; Roy Summers, head of category management, First Drinks; Simon van Moppes, commercial director, Pernod Ricard

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Consumer reasearch session: Champagne

Published:  14 November, 2013

The 21 attendees were asked to taste seven different Champagnes and then to fill in a questionnaire, which explored their attitudes and knowledge on fizz in more detail.

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Christmas Champagne

Published:  14 November, 2013

Nobody loves Champagne quite as much as the British, writes Anne Krebiehl. Françoise Peretti - director of the Champagne Bureau, the UK office of the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne - even refers to an "enduring love affair".

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Champagne Supplier Views

Published:  14 November, 2013

Views from: Keith Isaac MW, general manager, Champagne de Castelnau Isaac; Andrew Steel, co-founder and director, Connoisseur Estates,

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Christmas Spirits

Published:  14 November, 2013

From awkward December dalliances at the company party to toasting Christmas pudding on the big day, spirits play an important role in the 21st-century Christmas. Lucy Britner looks ahead at what tipples will be being tipped this year.

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Champagne Retailer Views

Published:  14 November, 2013

Views from: Ben Stephenson, managing director, Hangingditch, Manchester; Tracy Ford, BWS category director, Asda; Laura Jewell MW, Tesco

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Spirits Retailer & On-trade Views

Published:  14 November, 2013

Views from: Sukhinder Singh, Whisky Exchange; Simon Van Moppes, Pernod Ricard UK; Mal Evans, Mojo bars in Manchester

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Analysis: How France is holding its own in global wine production despite difficult 2013 vintage

Published:  04 November, 2013

In response to last week's report from Morgan Stanley Research, which revealed a possible global wine shortage on the horizon, Harpers.co.uk is taking a closer look at key wine producing countries to assess whether they may or may not be contributing to the the global wine shortage hype. Today we look at France.

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Global bulk wine market opens up says Murphy Wine Company

Published:  01 November, 2013

Buyers are currently experiencing a certain sense of relief as the global bulk wine supply has opened up and created a slight breathing space.   Big harvests this year in the Southern hemisphere helped relieve the pressure from the losses of the 2012 European harvest.  The 2013 Northern hemisphere harvests are indicating  a return to average crop levels in Europe, and California is set to have another big crop which will help to continue the trend.

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