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Brexit - boom or bust?

Published:  28 November, 2016

Britain's retailers, faced with the fall in sterling and market turbulence, surely have little to celebrate in Christmas 2016.

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Q&A: James Trelawny and Hugo Tapp, co-founders, Trelawny and Tapp

Published:  22 November, 2016

Young guns Trelawny and Tapp have fashioned a niche online wine offer designed to connect with the craft beer generation. They explain their vision to Andrew Catchpole

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Bordeaux's squeezed middle ground

Published:  22 November, 2016

Beyond the first-growth hoopla and hype Bordeaux has been struggling. The good 2016 vintage coupled with a new CIVC approach to consumer marketing might be the turning point

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Wine Rack: Bringing hybrid to the high street

Published:  18 November, 2016

Wine Rack is calling time on traditional high street retail with the roll-out of hybrid stores across its estate.

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Insights: Curating consumer preference

Published:  18 November, 2016

New WinePro research from Kingsland goes beyond defining consumers, unearthing their needs and habits on different consuming occasions.

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Getting into the Christmas spirit

Published:  16 November, 2016

As the countdown begins to the most wonderful - and lucrative - time of the year, Harpers looks at how retailers can make the most of the opportunities presented by premium spirits.

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Guy Woodward: Why is the wine world so snotty about luxury?

Published:  16 November, 2016

My former colleague Adam Lechmere came out with a great line the other day.

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On-trade: How to grow and expand your business

Published:  11 November, 2016

When Nathan Lee and Jason Mead were building their bar and restaurant group in Bristol, starting with Prohibition-style bar Hyde & Co in 2010, they received no shortage of advice on locations.

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Cracking the UK market

Published:  09 November, 2016

At first glance, the answers to the holy grail of successful trading in the UK might appear obvious.

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Q&A: Pierre Seillan, winemaker at Jackson Family Wines

Published:  07 November, 2016

Since setting off from Bordeaux to discover Sonoma County and make wines for the Jackson Family Wines (JFW) in the mid-1990s, it has been winemaker Pierre Seillan's goal to tap into the potential and diversity of the Sonoma terroi

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How wine is adapting to suit a new generation

Published:  07 November, 2016

With technology opening up new possibilities, the trade is finding new ways of not only engaging with younger consumers but making them part of their business models too.

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Q&A: Xavier Rousset MS and Gearoid Devaney MS, Cabotte

Published:  04 November, 2016

Xavier Rousset MS and Gearoid Devaney MS, restaurateur and wine importer respectively, have opened a Burgundy oasis in the City, realising a long-held dream.

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The cost of Brexit to suppliers and retailers

Published:  04 November, 2016

Suppliers are under intense pressure to increase prices following sterling's dramatic fall. But the costs are not falling evenly.

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Provence Part 2: Oaked, whites and reds coming to the fore

Published:  01 November, 2016

In Part 1 of our Provence two-parter, we looked at how Provence is evolving its 'pink summer quaffing' reputation.

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Provence Part 1: Beyond summer rosé

Published:  31 October, 2016

It used to be that when you opened that bottle of Cotes de Provence rosé that you bought back from the south of France, the phrase "Caveat Emptor" would run through your head.

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Co-op sets up European distribution hub in radical change to supply strategy for its continental wines

Published:  26 October, 2016

The words 'agility' and 'flexibility' are used frequently by Simon Cairns. As the Co-op's beers wines and spirits trading director, he has overseen a category enjoying buoyant growth this year, with a 4.3% increase in like for like sales across the sector, according to the latest Nielsen reports.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Does wine need its Uber?

Published:  24 October, 2016

The wine trade is not renowned for disruptive business models. We haven't yet had our Uber, Airbnb or iTunes. Nor do we have much of a history of radical innovation.

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Q&A: Rosie Finn, Neudorf Vineyards

Published:  21 October, 2016

New Zealand's Family of Twelve is still coming to terms with the loss of one of its founding members and first chairman, Richard Riddiford, who passed away recently.

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Why finding and retaining talent has never been more important - or tough

Published:  21 October, 2016

According to new research from North Highland, a global management consultancy firm, 55% of executives believe their businesses lack "the talent needed to meet growth targets".

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The future of fortified

Published:  19 October, 2016

Fortified wines may have been gaining traction in the UK, according to sommeliers and the on-trade, and they certainly fit well into the premium message, but export volume and value numbers have been mixed.

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