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Joe Fattorini: Is your wine list upside down?

Published:  19 November, 2018

Not only is your wine list upside down, but you haven’t dropped your anchor. Joe Fattorini shares more wacky wisdom on the psychology of sales

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Q&A: Robert Cooke, beers, wines & spirits director, Tesco

Published:  15 November, 2018

Buoyed by October’s encouraging interim results, Tesco is heading into the festive season with a hand in the on-trade for the first time, thanks to its merger with cash-and-carry group Booker. Jo Gilbert speaks to BWS director Robert Cooke about what the deal means for alcoholic drinks sales at the UK’s biggest grocer

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Q&A: Benoit Gouez, chef de cave, Moët & Chandon

Published:  07 November, 2018

Benoit Gouez talks to James Lawrence about his mission to rejuvenate the vintage category, MClll and making Burgundy in Champagne

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Guy Woodward: Who’s gonna make wine woke?

Published:  06 November, 2018

Columnists are meant to have opinions. They’re meant to have answers. But there is one aspect of wine that I am at a loss to fathom. And that is the location of wine’s cool. Where is it? Who’s got it? Because no matter how you try to spin it, wine is simply not hip. It is not sick. And it is most certainly not, my homies, woke.

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Tim Atkin MW: It’s heating up in Burgundy

Published:  02 November, 2018

Another year, another sale in Burgundy. Twelve months ago, it was Clos de Tart, bought by François Pinault’s Artémis Group for €280 million; now it’s Domaine Henri Rebourseau, in which the billionaire Bouygues brothers, Martin and Olivier, have recently acquired a majority stake for an estimated €45m.

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Big interview: Charlie Stein, wine buyer, The Vintner and Rick Stein Restaurants

Published:  24 October, 2018

Straddling both on and off-trade and with a famous family restaurant group behind him, Charlie Stein chats to Andrew Catchpole about life in the wine trade

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why companies with a lot to lose usually do

Published:  19 October, 2018

“In today's fast-paced world, leaders need to move at speed. The rate of innovation and change in organisations and the challenges of impatient investors or shareholders mean leadership decisions must be quick, smart and deliver real impact. “

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Guy Woodward: Nyetimber’s gift to the industry

Published:  16 October, 2018

Guy Woodward, Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Joe Fattorini: Increase your prices? What an idea…

Published:  10 October, 2018

Ditch Vulcan pricing algorithms says Communicator of the Year Joe Fattorini in a new column looking at simple yet often counterintuitive ways to boost sales

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Tim Atkin MW: What it takes to be the best

Published:  08 October, 2018

TIM ATKIN, WINE CRITIC, BROADCASTER, CO-CHAIR OF THE IWC

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Meet the buyers: Stephen Crosland, Tanners Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Meet the buyers: Charles Steevenson, Steevenson Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Meet the buyers: Lesley Cook, Lanchester Wines

Published:  06 September, 2018

Our September meet the buyers series catches up with the regional wholesalers and distributors tying the trade together.

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Q&A: Daniel Lambert

Published:  24 September, 2018

Daniel Lambert, owner of Daniel Lambert Wines, is never short of a view or two. Andrew Catchpole sounds him out about life as a specialist agent-importer, the trade in general and what the future might hold

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Q&A: Diana Rollan, beverage group category manager, D&D London

Published:  06 September, 2018

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Neil Anderson: The importance of niche wine brands

Published:  18 September, 2018

We need to get wine brands right for the sake of the future of the category, argues Neil Anderson, marketing director, Kingsland Drinks.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why we should pay attention to Adrian Chiles

Published:  13 September, 2018

Adrian Chiles’ engaging documentary ‘Drinkers like Me’, broadcast on August 27th on BBC2, probably did more to encourage UK consumers to think about how much they are drinking, and why, than any number of initiatives by Drinkaware or the rigid strait jackets imposed by the Portman Group.

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Guy Woodward: Experiences sell, and wine is an experience. So why the disconnect?

Published:  06 September, 2018

Guy Woodward, Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Tim Atkin MW: Critical times for Argentina

Published:  06 September, 2018

Every year at the end of my tour of Argentina, I sit down with Dr Nicolas Catena of Bodega Catena Zapata. He wants to talk about wine – new bodegas and regions, the latest vintage – while I want to talk about economics, his speciality. Before he became one of the leading figures in the Argentinian wine industry, Catena was a top academic and is still enormously perceptive.

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Lidl consultants look ahead to the retailer's Autumn Wine Tour

Published:  03 September, 2018

Lidl has introduced its Autumn Wine Tour selection, with the focus firmly on France. The ‘Wine Tour’ comprises 25 wines, all French, which will be available for two months in all of Lidl’s 710 stores, from September 28. In addition to their core range of 100 wines, the group bring in six ‘wine tours’ per year, each comprising 25 wines.

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