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Q&A: Guillermo de Aranzabal, president, La Rioja Alta

Published:  06 June, 2016

Armit Wines' La Rioja Alta is known for its 890 and 904 wines - key years in the founding of the original winery. Harpers.co.uk caught up with the winery's fifth-generation president to find out what the Rioja label means to his business.

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Analysis: Is there a gap between Prosecco and Champagne?

Published:  06 June, 2016

Sparkling wine sales continue to boom, but it's a lopsided affair.  Is there a gap in the void between Prosecco and Champagne?

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Insights: What impacts the Conviviality deal could have on the future of the wine trade

Published:  06 June, 2016

Following Conviviality acquiring Bibendum PLB many questions still remain surrounding what the deal means for the future of the trade and who the winners and the losers will be.

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Q&A: Andrew Lundy, managing director, Vino

Published:  03 June, 2016

Rising from the ashes of Wine Rack after it went into administration in 2009, Edinburgh-based independent merchant Vino has garnered a reputation for a no-nonsense, fresh and fun approach to wine selling.

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Analysis: The impact climate change is having on cool climate wines

Published:  03 June, 2016

The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium delivered fascinating insights into the changes shaping the winemaking world.

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Opinion: Logistic providers within the drinks trade need to respond to the changing landscape

Published:  31 May, 2016

As DHL's Tradeteam celebrates two decades in business, managing director James Gill discusses the changing face of the drinks logistics market and the crucial role logistics partners play in working with their customers to address the challenges.

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Q&A: Julio Sáenz, La Rioja Alta, S.A.

Published:  27 May, 2016

La Rioja Alta, S.A., has been making wine since it was founded by five families back in 1890. We chatted to Julio Sáenz, winemaker at the premium vineyard since 1996 and technical director since 2005, about how their wines and the winemaking have evolved.

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Analysis: Can Ribera del Duero compete with the Rioja in the UK?

Published:  26 May, 2016

Can Ribera Del Duero can realistically lure consumers in a Rioja-obsessed climate in the UK?

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Is wine quality the key to sales?

Published:  26 May, 2016

While everyone in the wine business agrees that product quality is important, how we define 'quailty' may vary. So how do we persuade a buyer to give us a listing?

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Insights: The rise of the owners club

Published:  24 May, 2016

In the space of just over 15 years, privately funded associations have become a defining feature of the global wine industry. In Europe, they arguably represent a manifestation of the growing dissatisfaction with the inadequacies of regional appellation bodies, which has subsequently encouraged winemakers to take matters into their own hands.

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Insights: Logistics is a critical piece of the succes of online wine sales

Published:  19 May, 2016

With web-based sales of wines, spirits and beers growing fast, the delivery following that 'click' is all important.

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Analysis: How premium casual dining outlets can get the most out of their wine offer

Published:  19 May, 2016

The growth in premium casual dining means that less is often more when it comes to wine.

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Peter Darybshire: We need to talk about alcohol

Published:  17 May, 2016

New lobbying group the Healthy Drinking Alliance, set up by Peter Darbyshire, is making inroads with MPs and retailers, but will it win over the trade?

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Analysis: Brand equity is critical in an increasingly saturated gin market

Published:  17 May, 2016

In an increasingly saturated gin market building brands, like Sipsmith and Langley's Gin, with a long-term vision could not be more important.

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Insights: What is next for Rioja?

Published:  16 May, 2016

Really, Rioja can do no wrong. For many consumers it is Spanish wine. But what lies ahead for Spain's most famous wine region?

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Q&A: Michael Taylor, Santa Rita Estates

Published:  12 May, 2016

Michael Taylor, Santa Rita Estates off-trade sales director for Europe, talks about the history and ambition

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Insights: Indies with mutiple sites share critical lessons learned about expanding

Published:  12 May, 2016
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Analysis: English fizz comes of age

Published:  10 May, 2016

English sparkling wine has come of age, with investment, passion and government backing all driving quality.

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Q&A: Dermot Sugrue, Wiston Estate

Published:  10 May, 2016

With his Wiston Estate and Sugrue Pierre sparkling wines scooping up accolades and awards, Dermot Sugrue, the Irish-born winemaker is at the forefront of the English fizz scene.

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Q&A: Sunaina Sethi, JKS Restaurants

Published:  04 May, 2016

At just 29, Sethi has already developed the wine lists for London restaurants Trishna, Gymkhana and Hoppers. Jo Gilbert asks what it's like to jump ship.

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