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A 'Blueprint for Success' at SITT

Published:  12 January, 2012

Award-winning independent wine merchants and restaurateurs will share the secrets of their success to all those attending next February’s Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) being held in association with Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Alliance Wines launches 'Gastronomica' for 2012 tastings

Published:  23 December, 2011

Alliance Wine are to link smell to memory in its 2012 portfolio tastings, under the header Gastronomica - 'Memorable Tales of Food & Wine'.

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Consumers must be top of wine trade's agenda

Published:  16 December, 2011

Following an onslaught of reports on how the wine trade needs to better engage with consumers, Harpers today launches its Get Engaged campaign.

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Ukraine looks to raise winemaking standards

Published:  06 December, 2011

The emerging Ukrainian wine industry is looking to raise winemaking standards to European levels - by working with foreign consultants and setting up a professional wine body.

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Harpers Best Practice Guidelines: What the merchants say

Published:  06 December, 2011

Following on from our guidelines, suppliers have had their say on whether it's a good idea. Now, independent merchants air their views.

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Harpers Best Practice Guidelines: Taking action

Published:  06 December, 2011

Suppliers and their independent customers have welcomed the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for supplying independent wine merchants.

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Why the wine trade must engage consumers

Published:  02 December, 2011

The wine trade faced up to some tough accusations last week - wine aisles are "boring", in-store signs are a "nightmare" and "wine speak" alienates consumers.

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On-trade wine sales fall below total alcohol

Published:  23 November, 2011

Wine sales have dropped below total alcohol sales in the on-trade for the first time in five years, that's according to research by Accolade Wines.

 

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What's your verdict on Harpers Best Practice guidelines?

Published:  10 November, 2011

Following a consultation of suppliers and independent wine merchants, Harpers is now launching its Best Practice Guidelines for supplying independent wine merchants.

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Consumers will be rewarded for their social media status says Gary Vaynerchuk

Published:  08 November, 2011

Consumers that are heavily engaged in online activity will soon be rewarded by being offered "social coupons" via brands and retailers based on their online recommendations and social media rank.

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Consumers will be rewarded for their social media status says Gary Vaynerchuk

Published:  08 November, 2011

Consumers that are heavily engaged in online activity will soon be rewarded by being offered "social coupons" via brands and retailers based on their online recommendations and social media rank.

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Consumers will be rewarded for their social media status says Gary Vaynerchuk

Published:  08 November, 2011


Consumers that are heavily engaged in online activity will soon be rewarded by being offered "social coupons" via brands and retailers based on their online recommendations and social media rank.

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Harpers' Indies' Supplier debate: the verdict

Published:  04 November, 2011

Following a consultation of suppliers and independent wine merchants, Harpers is now launching its Best Practice Guidelines for supplying independent wine merchants.

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Blog: Richard Ross European Wine Bloggers' Conference

Published:  01 November, 2011

Richard Ross attended last month's EWBC conference in Franciacorta, Brescia.

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Health secretary sees no excuse for drinks firms not to sign up to Responsibility Deal

Published:  16 September, 2011

Andrew Lansley the Health secretary has said he sees no reason why any drinks related business cannot sign up to the Responsibility Deal.

 

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Jamie Hutchinson: Fighting for independents

Published:  09 September, 2011

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Harpers Debate: indies and suppliers go head to head

Published:  30 August, 2011

Leading independent wine retailers and suppliers will come together next month to debate whether a suppliers' charter should be established to regulate how wine is sold.

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Spurred into action: companies join Responsibility OK campaign

Published:  15 August, 2011

Three more wine and spirits-related firms have signed up to the government's Responsibility Deal as a result of Harpers' Responsibility OK campaign launched
last month.

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Responsibility Deal: Lansley to speak at WSTA conference

Published:  12 August, 2011

As the trade ramps up its activity around responsible drinking, health secretary Andrew Lansley has committed to speak at the WSTA's conference next month.

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Trade's views on Responsibility Deal

Published:  11 August, 2011

The trade has been quick to support Harpers Responsibility OK campaign

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