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Best of the best indie merchants crowned

Published:  24 February, 2011

The brightest independent wine merchants in the country have been recognised in Harpers' Top Merchants awards, presented at Vinopolis last night (Wednesday February 23).

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UK's finest wine indies to reap rewards

Published:  18 February, 2011

The country's finest independent wine retailers will be celebrated at the first-ever Top Merchants awards ceremony next week.

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Wines in the press - January 7-9

Published:  10 January, 2011

The Guardian
If asked to name a Lebanese wine, Fiona Beckett says there's 99% chance you'd come up with Château Musar.

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Richard Siddle, comment December 17

Published:  17 December, 2010


And so this is Christmas, another year over and a new one about to be begin. With all due respects to Mr Lennon it has been another eventful year in the world of wine and spirits.

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Independents urged to enter Top Merchants awards programme

Published:  01 December, 2010

Independent merchants have the chance to prove how good they are by entering the inaugural Top Merchant Awards programme organised by Harpers Wine & Spirit, in association with Gruppo Italiano Vini and Wines of Chile.

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Independents urged to enter Top Merchants awards programme

Published:  01 December, 2010

Independent merchants have the chance to prove how good they are by entering the inaugural Top Merchant Awards programme organised by Harpers Wine & Spirit, in association with Gruppo Italiano Vini and Wines of Chile.

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Independents urged to enter Top Merchants awards programme

Published:  01 December, 2010

Independent merchants have the chance to prove how good they are by entering the inaugural Top Merchant Awards programme organised by Harpers Wine & Spirit, in association with Gruppo Italiano Vini and Wines of Chile.

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Three UK Master Sommeliers announced

Published:  24 November, 2010

Laura Rhys and Laurent Richet from Hotel Terra Vina and Nicolas Clerc from Le Pont de la Tour have been awarded the title of Master Sommelier.

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National Wine Month all set for May 2011

Published:  19 November, 2010


The trade is being urged to enthuse consumers next year with the first National Wine Month, an initiative being run by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

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National Wine Month all set for May 2011

Published:  19 November, 2010


The trade is being urged to enthuse consumers next year with the first National Wine Month, an initiative being run by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.

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Brian Julyan receives first Court of Master Sommeliers lifetime award

Published:  07 October, 2010


Brian Julyan, chief executive of the Court of Master Sommeliers, was presented with a
Lifetime Achievement Award on October 6 at 28-50 wine bar in London. This
was the first time that the Court has made such an award.

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Speaker highlights at Top Merchants, Bristol conference

Published:  03 August, 2010


Speaker highlights from the Top Merchants conference held in Bristol on July 19.

 

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Independents gather in Bristol for Top Merchants conference

Published:  03 August, 2010


Independent merchants were encouraged to "think big", no matter what size their business, at last month's Top Merchants conference in Bristol.

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WSTA rejects calls for beer and pub tax break

Published:  09 July, 2010

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has rejected a suggestion by the hospitality trade that beer and pubs should receive a tax break at the expense of wine and spirits

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Independents sign up for Top Merchants Day, Bristol July 19

Published:  05 July, 2010

Independent merchants looking for advice on PR, media relations, driving customer loyalty and improving traffic to their websites are urged to sign up to Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchants educational seminar being held in Bristol on July 19.

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Mount and Atkins lead Top Merchants day in Bristol on July 19

Published:  05 July, 2010

Independent merchants looking for advice on PR, media relations, driving customer loyalty and improving traffic to their websites are urged to sign up to Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchants educational seminar being held in Bristol on July 19.

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Mount and Atkins lead Top Merchants day in Bristol on July 19

Published:  30 June, 2010

Angela Mount, Susy Atkins, Wine Intelligence and Matthew Clark are some of the speakers lined up to appear at the Harpers Wine & Spirit Top Merchants educational seminar being held in Bristol on July 19.

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Sign up for Top Merchants day: July 19, Bristol

Published:  22 June, 2010

The second Top Merchants networking and educational seminar is to take place on July 19 in Britol with Angela Mount, Susy Atkins and Wine Intelligence all lined up to take part.

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Sign up for Top Merchants day: July 19, Bristol

Published:  22 June, 2010

The second Top Merchants networking and educational seminar is to take place on July 19 in Britol with Angela Mount, Susy Atkins and Wine Intelligence all lined up to take part.

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BBC's Nigel Barden on Top Merchants programme

Published:  16 May, 2010

Nigel Barden, former wine merchant and BBC food and drink broadcaster, was co-chair of the first Top Merchants seminar in Birmingham. Here he gives his memories of the day and offers his advice on how they can get the most of out of their stores

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