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Richard Siddle: why we should all take notice of what Tesco is up to in Watford

Published:  01 September, 2013

If you wanted to go somewhere to see the future of shopping in the UK then a trip to Watford would not be very high on your list. But ier this week a mini army of analysts, retail consultants and journalists all headed to see what Tesco's so called destination store of the future was all about.

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Published:  01 September, 2013
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Jerry Lockspeiser: why we have all got to work harder with our wine labels

Published:  30 August, 2013

A typical back label is 8 x 5 cm. Forty square centimetres to persuade the hesitant customer to buy.

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Mark Fiddes: lies, damned lies and statistics

Published:  13 August, 2013

Do you know how long it takes to drink an Olympic size swimming pool?* Me neither. Then I read the news from marketing wonks Nielsen that the UK consumed an additional seven Olympic swimming pools worth of bottled water in the first two weeks of July alone. That's not including at least 300 hundred packets of Elastoplast.

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Mike Paul: Why the wine industry should seek absolution

Published:  13 August, 2013

In a recent Harpers (July18) there is an interview with Adam Boita of Pernod Ricard on the recent launch of the limited edition Absolut Unique. He notes that this is probably " the first time a...

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Minimum Pricing Maximum Cost

Published:  09 August, 2013
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Jerry Lockspeiser: Minimum pricing, maximum cost

Published:  09 August, 2013

In March 2012 our Prime Minister described the need to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in terms that suggested the very fabric of society was at stake:

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Mark Fiddes: Why UK drink advertisers need the Lionel Richie approach

Published:  06 August, 2013

I've always found Lionel Ritchie hard to like. First he turned The Commodores from the hard funk of 'Brick House' to the ultimate soppiness of 'Three Times a Lady'. Then came 'Easy like Sunday Morning', a ballad so middle of the road, it was dead hedgehog.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Wine Music Food Life

Published:  26 July, 2013

Do the first three constitute the third? They certainly enhance it. Wine Music Food Life is the tagline to the...

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Mark Fiddes: The Prosecco Ultimatum

Published:  25 July, 2013

"The name's Battistella...Andrea Battistella. Licensed to Chill. Special mission to track down fake Prosecco...

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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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