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Harpers Awards entry deadline extended to March 20

Published:  01 March, 2013

The deadline for entries to the Harpers Awards 2013 has been extended until March 20.

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Video and review of Enotria annual tasting

Published:  27 February, 2013

Enotria's annual trade tasting on Tuesday took the theme of 'discovery' and so it was off to the Saatchi Gallery in King's Road, London. Here you can watch our interview featuring chief executive, Alison Levett, about what went on (click here) and our review of the tasting, by Jenny Mackenzie.

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Time to shine and enter the Harpers Awards 2013

Published:  07 February, 2013


Entries for the Harpers Awards 2013 are now open giving companies or individuals across the on and off-trades, including independent wine merchants, sommeliers, wine suppliers and distributors, the chance to be singled out for their success in the industry.

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Take 5 With Weingut Bischel's Christian Runkel

Published:  05 February, 2013

Harpers hears from Weingut Bischel's Christian Runkel, who will be exhibiting at SITT Spring 2013.

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Diageo's global ambition

Published:  01 February, 2013

Diageo's UK chief Andrew Cowan tells Gemma McKenna why understanding consumers, customer partnerships and driving innovation are all vital to its success

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Diageo encourages bartenders to create their own Tanqueray blend

Published:  30 January, 2013

Diageo is encouraging bartenders to add their own botanicals to its Tanqueray No Ten gin brand in order to create a unique infusion to serve with tonic.

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Take 5 With Pol Roger's Hubert de Billy

Published:  16 January, 2013

Harpers hears from Hubert de Billy, sales manager for France at Champagne Pol Roger, who will be exhibiting at SITT Spring 2013.

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Helen McGinn on listening and talking to consumers

Published:  27 December, 2012

Just over a year ago, I took part in a Harpers seminar on engaging the consumer. I'd spoken at numerous...

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Looking back on 2012 for the wine trade: part 3

Published:  20 December, 2012

In the third and final part of our 2012 review, we look at what the main generic bodies have been doing throughout the year - many have implemented changes away from their usual marketing plans; good news in the form of Harpers new awards recognising industry talent and the launch of the London 2013 business show on wine. We also consider a few high-profile departures during the year and look at how wine firms are changing how they operate to cope with declining volumes and squeezed margins.

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Sommeliers Marcin Oziebly and Agustin Trapero with their Christmas recommendations

Published:  14 December, 2012

We spoke to Marcin Oziebly, sommelier at the new Albert Square Chop House, and Agustin Trapero, head sommelier at Launceston Place, about their recommended wines this Christmas.

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At Your Service events - Burgundy focus

Published:  14 December, 2012

It may be a quiet month in December, but there's a host of Burgundy tastings come January 2013. Here are just a few:

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Dorchester Collection's female sommeliers embark on wine road trip

Published:  07 December, 2012

In celebration of International Women's Day 2013, three of the Dorchester Collection's female sommeliers will embark on a wine road trip to host events in London, Paris and Milan.

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Accolade Wines' CEO Troy Christensen departs

Published:  30 November, 2012

Accolade Wines' chief executive Troy Christensen has left the business today "by mutual agreement".

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Wine investment fund Nobles Crus answers critics

Published:  24 October, 2012

Nobles Crus, the fine wine investment fund that was recently lambasted over its performance and how it is valued, has responded to critics.

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At Your Service events - October and November

Published:  17 October, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade events in October and November.

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Indie support for Best Practice Guidelines

Published:  15 October, 2012

Independent wine merchants backing the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines have issued a clarion call for other like-minded companies to sign up.

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Best Practice Guidelines: supplier profiles

Published:  15 October, 2012

A year on from the introduction of the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines, we hear from some of the signed up suppliers...

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Top sommeliers to appear at this week's Restaurant Show

Published:  08 October, 2012

Leading sommeliers will impart their knowledge and business advice through tasting and discussion in Drinks Quarter masterclasses held at the Restaurant Show which opens today.

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Wine drinkers ditch prejudice towards lower alcohol and boxed wines

Published:  21 September, 2012

Wine drinkers are ditching their prejudices towards lower alcohol wines and bag-in-box packaging, with sales growing in both areas.

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Charles Taylor Wines to hold first northern portfolio tasting

Published:  19 September, 2012

Charles Taylor Wines is to hold its first stand-alone portfolio tasting in the north of England, in a bid to capitalise on the region's "unrealised potential ".

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