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Michael Karam: The alcohol revival in Lebanon

Published:  19 July, 2013

Greetings from Lebanon, where I can report that Levantine innovation has rekindled its affair with all forms of... 

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Gavin Quinney: Ups and downs of going for Gold

Published:  19 July, 2013

If you're connected to wine in the UK, you could hardly have missed 'Wine tasting: it's junk science' in...

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Bernadette Costello: Social media is vital for big brands

Published:  19 July, 2013

Three top consumer brands agreed to go under the knife for the Internet Advertising Bureau this summer...

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Jerry Lockspeiser: We need to ban wine tasting at LIWF

Published:  19 July, 2013

Thank goodness. There will be no repeat of the Marie Celeste atmosphere in the hanger that is the ExCeL...

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The World According To... Richard Evans

Published:  17 July, 2013

Finding success in the midst of recession

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Gavin Quinney columist

Published:  09 July, 2013
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The World According To... Matthew Dickinson

Published:  01 July, 2013

Unravelling the Burgundy negociant system

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The World According To... Simon Thorpe

Published:  01 July, 2013

Winemakers get back on the road again

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The World According To... Matt Walls

Published:  28 June, 2013

Learning to engage with natural wines

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Richard Siddle: at last some genuine packaging innovation

Published:  13 June, 2013

In seven years covering the London International Wine Fair I have not once been stopped in my tracks by a new product on an exhibitor's stand. When you have seen one wine bottle you have seen them all - but not any more.

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How can we replace the Fox?

Published:  07 June, 2013

While fair organiser Brintex has lined the path to west London's Olympia with more razzle-dazzle than the Rio Carnival, the CP has one question : where is to be annointed the new Fox? The traditional networking hotspot for the UK wine trade after a long day at LIWF.

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The World According To... Mike Paul, wine industry consultant

Published:  07 June, 2013

Steve Barton, joint UK director of Brand Phoenix, recently predicted that the UK wine market will fall by a further 9 million cases over the next three years...

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Columist stories needed

Published:  07 June, 2013
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Richard Siddle: Are you keeping up with the power of the consumer?

Published:  20 May, 2013

So where did you buy your last bottle of wine? With your groceries at the nearest supermarket? From your friendly local wine merchant? Or do you get a case delivered once a month?

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Richard Siddle: why we all need to back or risk losing LIWF

Published:  03 May, 2013

The wine trade is normally a very civil place to work. People speak when they are spoken to, have washed behind their ears and generally all sing from the same hymn sheet.

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Richard Siddle: why we must all hope Tesco knows what it is doing

Published:  19 April, 2013

It was somewhat ironic that the announcement of Tesco's end of year results on Wednesday should be released on the same day the news bulletins were dominated by the funeral of Baroness Thatcher.

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The World According To... Caroline Gilby MW

Published:  19 April, 2013

Has eastern Europe's time come round again? If you told me a year ago that a UK wine retailer could list a Romanian wine...

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Richard Siddle: Why the world of wine is getting smaller by the day

Published:  05 April, 2013

Three years ago a trip to ProWein in Düsseldorf was very much a foreign affair. While there was still a strong British delegation, it was swamped by visitors from around the world - but not any more. For many in the UK wine trade, ProWein has become the most important show of the year.

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Blog: Babycham v Cath Kidston - why alcohol companies must protect their brands

Published:  20 February, 2013

The news that Babycham's parent company Western Wine Holdings Ltd & Accolade Wines Ltd has taken matters to the High Court and accused Cath Kidston's Christmas 2012 range of infringing their trademark rights highlights the strict brand policing which companies in the drinks industry practice.

 

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Richard Siddle: why 2013 could be the year that drinks innovation takes off

Published:  04 February, 2013

So what do you think about whilst munching through your morning cornflakes? Well if you are anything like head of Diageo UK, Andrew Cowan, you would be thinking about all the out of the box ideas you might have for new drinks launches.

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