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An Overview of Festive Trading - An Independents perspective.

Published:  05 January, 2014

A brief look at the sales and trends throughout the month of December at Hennings Wine Chichester.

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Drinkers urged to write to their MP to get the Chancellor to Call Time on Duty

Published:  18 December, 2013

As part of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association's Call Time on Duty campaign, being launched today to try and force the government to scrap the duty escalator and raise £230m and 6,000 jobs in the process, it is calling on the public to show their support and email a letter to their local MP to put pressure on the Chancellor.

Here is a copy of that letter which members of the trade are also being urged to pass on to their customers to get the maximum amount of support for the campaign.

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Scrapping duty escalator will raise £230m and 6,000 jobs says WSTA's new Call Time on Duty campaign

Published:  18 December, 2013

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association is today ramping up the pressure on the governement to scrap the alcohol duty esclator by claiming it would generate £230 million and create 6,000 jobs if it was dropped before the 2014 budget.

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?It's not all about Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  17 December, 2013

The UK remains central to New Zealand's wine export strategy as it looks to widen its appeal across all channels of the market. Ahead of this month's generic UK tasting, Anne Krebiehl looks at its opportunities in 2014

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Wine Vision chairman, Paul Henry, gives his personal view of global wine challenges

Published:  10 December, 2013

I like words, but I think that numbers do a better job at setting and managing expectation. So when an event entitled, 'Wine Vision', appears, and there is an opportunity to be involved, I guess you have to think pretty carefully about the risk and reward quotient - clearly, at some point, there should be a requirement to be 'visionary'.

 

 

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New Zealand winery Invivo ditches 'winespeak gobbledegook'

Published:  03 December, 2013
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Producers urged to push sweeter sparkling wines in China

Published:  25 November, 2013

The paltry sparkling market in China could be significantly enlarged by promoting sweeter sparkling wines, according to leading professionals engaged in the country.

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Independent Wine Crew joins forces to help each other run better businesses

Published:  25 November, 2013
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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Tesco's Dan Jago vision of being a world class wine business

Published:  19 November, 2013

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If you want to be world class in your field then you have to be constantly looking to try different things and ensure what you are doing is based on what your customers are telling you was the key conclusion of Tesco's head of wine Dan Jago to today's global wine conference Wine Vision.

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FELLS: Trade Marketing Manager

Published:  01 November, 2013

Founded in 1858, John E Fells is one of the UK's leading fine wine importers, owned by Symington Family Estates - the world's most awarded Port company - whose brands include Graham's, Warre's and Cockburn's, the UK's No.1 Port brand.

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Level of wine duty fraud would make it biggest player in UK market, says Conviviality chief

Published:  18 October, 2013

According to Keith Webb, franchise director of Conviviality Retail, a loss of 11% of wine to duty fraud is a "huge proportion of the market" and would "make it the single biggest retailer of wine in the country".

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Bibendum to host workshop on creating the perfect wine list

Published:  09 September, 2013
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Mark Fiddes: what happens when you try and re-enact that Southern Comfort commercial

Published:  09 September, 2013

Does advertising really work? I decided to find out last week by re-enacting the Southern Comfort commercial. My audience was several hundred innocent Catalans on the Costa Dorada. Temperature: 32 degrees celsius.

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Casillero del Diablo partners Meatopia

Published:  05 September, 2013

Chilean wine brand Casillero del Diablo is to be the official wine partner of Meatopia - the festival of BBQ and smoking, set to take place in London at Tobacco Dock on Saturday 7 September.

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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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WSTA's Miles Beale urges trade to do more following minimum pricing success

Published:  30 August, 2013

Miles Beale, the chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Asssociation, sets out a series of fresh challenges to the drinks industry on today's Harpers.co.uk following the success of its campaign to prevent the introduction of minimum unit pricing on alcohol.

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Miles Beale: WSTA's ceo on challenges facing the trade after minimum unit pricing success

Published:  30 August, 2013

Minimum unit pricing (MUP) has been high on the political agenda over the past 12 months with many column inches dedicated to discussing a policy which has never been implemented anywhere in the world.   

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Anheuser-Busch to host well-being and responsibility forum

Published:  28 August, 2013

Anheuser-Busch is hosting an InBev Well-Being & Responsibility Forum on September 17, with topics covering well-being and responsibility, road safety and drink-driving prevention, underage-drinking prevention, and excessive-drinking prevention with 200 participants already confirmed.

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Independent Wine Crew: All for one! One for all!

Published:  16 August, 2013

To help provide professional, first-hand advice for independent retailers, Harpers has extended its Top Merchants programme to bring leading, award-winning multi-site operators together. Here's how its new initiative, the Independent Wine Crew, hopes to help the independent trade as a whole

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Multi-site indies form new merchants' group

Published:  15 August, 2013

A leading group of multi-site independent wine merchants has teamed up with Harpers to set up a new networking group to not only help each other but offer advice and support to the rest of the independent trade.

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