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Buyer’s Spotlight with Jason Millar: Campania

Published:  23 January, 2024

Jason Millar makes the case for an under-represented Italian region, the wines of which he says rival those of Sicily.

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The wine list’s new rules

Published:  22 June, 2023

In part 2 of our series, Jo Gilbert goes back to basics with on-trade suppliers to tease out the nuances of the burning question: what makes a good wine list?

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Exclusive: Hallgarten to hold duty rise in bid to ease pain for trade customers

Published:  25 May, 2023

Faced with a significant duty rise from 1 August, many in the business of selling wine are bracing themselves for a new round of pain. Unwilling to pass on price rises to cash-strapped customers, but needing to protect already thin margins, this unpopular hike in tax is understandably the talk of the trade. And all of this is to happen at a time when implementation will impact on hospitality outlets, forcing a reorganisation of wine lists during the crucial summer trading period.

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What makes a wine list? Shaun Corrigan, Pied-à-Terre

Published:  22 May, 2023

In the first of a new online series, Harpers is going back to basics with members of hospitality to find out exactly what is the secret sauce that makes a modern wine list successful.

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Five minutes with Eric Zwiebel MS, The Samling

Published:  02 May, 2023

Following his recent move to The Samling Hotel in the Lake District, Eric Zwiebel, director of wine at The Samling talks us through his plans for the cellar.

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Taste Off: Trade should push diverse rosé offering to maximise sales

Published:  17 April, 2023

Given that rosé has proved buoyant against a backdrop of otherwise largely flat wine sales, it seems short-sighted that many merchants and restaurants continue to undervalue the potential of building upon this popular category.

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Building a wine subscription model

Published:  25 October, 2021

The traditional wine club has gone online and re-emerged as a strong subscription proposition for businesses of all shapes and sizes, as Jo Gilbert reports from Harpers’ SITT panel discussion.

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Guy Woodward: A question of mark-ups

Published:  15 September, 2021

Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Wine education startup hits 100% of crowdfunding target

Published:  20 November, 2020

Startup wine education business Wine List has revealed it raised 100% of its £375,000  crowdfunding target in its first day on Crowdtube this week.

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How to build a restaurant wine list

Published:  16 October, 2019

When a new restaurant is launched everyone focusses on the food (and more often than not the person behind the food), but how do you put the wine list centre stage?

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Singapore revealed as first international location for 67 Pall Mall

Published:  11 August, 2019

The first international location for 67 Pall Mall will be in Singapore, with the private members’ club poised to open there in autumn 2020.

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Old world wines dominate on-trade in China, new research shows

Published:  31 May, 2019

Wines from France and Italy dominate the on-trade in China, according to the first in-depth research into the Chinese on-trade market.

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Buckingham Schenk goes veggie for portfolio update

Published:  28 March, 2019

Buckingham Schenk has bumped up its number of vegetarian-friendly wines, which now account for 70% of its wine list.

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Joe Fattorini: Wine, bottle, decanter, ZOMBIES, corkscrew

Published:  02 January, 2019

Joe Fattorini contemplates the Hedwig von Restorff effect and how contextual isolation can become a money-spinner

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Parlez-vous Français?

Published:  12 December, 2018

Authentique Epicerie & Bar has launched its new 700 bin-strong Francophile wine list on north London this month, bringing a flavour of France and its former colonies to Tufnal Park.

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Michelin-starred Tamarind Mayfair re-opens following refurb

Published:  26 November, 2018

TAMARIND MAYFAIR

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Joe Fattorini: Is your wine list upside down?

Published:  19 November, 2018

Not only is your wine list upside down, but you haven’t dropped your anchor. Joe Fattorini shares more wacky wisdom on the psychology of sales

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Tale of two halves at Heads & Tails

Published:  19 November, 2018

HEADS & TAILS

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Rock Spice kicks starts expansion plan in Manchester

Published:  12 November, 2018

ROCK SPICE

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List with a twist

Published:  31 May, 2018

With Jones Family Kitchen bringing a flavour of Shoreditch to Belgravia, Andrew Catchpole gets a taste of the ethos of the drinks team

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