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Insights: Australian wines move away from French varietals

Published:  20 October, 2015

Australian winemakers have long been moving away from hefty, high alcohol wines towards less oaked, cooler climate wines, with the growth of Pinot Grigio from Mornington Peninsular a prime example. However, the trend to also move away from the once overwhelming focus on French varietals seems to be growing.

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James Lawrence: Does Chianti have an image problem in the premium wine category?

Published:  16 October, 2015

James Lawrence examines the background to Chianti's continuing struggle for recognition in the premium wine category.

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Monsoon Valley Wines: Wines from paradise

Published:  14 October, 2015

Trust Chalerm Yoovidhya, the son of one of the co-creators of Red Bull, to bring extreme winemaking to the planet. Yoovidhya made it his mission to create a market for wine in Thailand and, in the process of developing a domestic market for his Siam Winery's Monsoon Valley Wines, he helped to bring Thai wines to the world.

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Q&A: Bruce Tindale, Chairman International Cool Climate Wine Symposium

Published:  14 October, 2015

 Bruce Tindale, owner of Surrey vineyard High Clandon and chairman of the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium, which will be held in Brighton on May 26-28, 2016, talks to Erin Smith about next year's conference

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WSTA Annual Conference: The importance of brand values in building loyalty

Published:  14 October, 2015

At the annual WSTA conference last month we heard leading members of the marketing world discuss the importance of brand loyalty in the digital age.

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Analysis: "Other" sparkling wines are taking a greater slice of the market

Published:  12 October, 2015

As sales of sparkling wine go from strength to strength, Jane Parkinson takes a look at the other sparklers attempting to challenge the might of Champagne, Cava and Prosecco.

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Troy Christensen: The future strategy of Enotria

Published:  12 October, 2015

From wine's commercial coalface to the premium on-trade, Enotria's boss Troy Christensen is proving to be a dynamic player keen to shake up the status quo. He talks about why premium remains his mantr

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Spain Supplement: Digesting Spain's wine evolution

Published:  09 October, 2015
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On-trade: Gastropubs that drive sales with a stong wine offer

Published:  09 October, 2015
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Interview: Inside the Conviviality supergroup with chief Diana Hunter

Published:  09 October, 2015

Head of Conviviality Diana Hunter talks about the company's reverse takeover of Matthew Clark and what it could mean for the trade.

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Guy Woodward: Chile produces good quality wines, but still needs to market them globally

Published:  09 October, 2015

In recent years, Chile's winemakers have started to show greater ingenuity and initiative in the vineyard and the winery. That sense of risk and personality needs to carry over to the way the wines are promoted.

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Analysis: Port, a very British Tradtion

Published:  09 October, 2015

The Christmas trading period has historically been Port's chance to shine in the UK and this year looks set to be no exception.

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Q&A: Nick Picone, chief winemaker for Villa Maria talks about Albariño's X-factor

Published:  30 September, 2015

Nick Picone became Villa Maria's Group Chief Winemaker in June, after 18 years as a winemaker across Villa Maria's wineries in New Zealand's North and South Islands. He talks to Anne Krebiehl MW about his new role, about his plans and why he thinks Albariño has the X-factor.

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Matthew Gaughan: Oregon is a region still young at heart

Published:  21 September, 2015

The late summer sunshine in the beautiful surroundings of San Francisco's Presidio saw 66 Oregon producers showcase the state's wines. The event, Pinot in the City, which was held last month naturally focused on Pinot Noir, but a number of white wines were also available for tasting.

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Insights: Why the super-premium and ultra-rare bottles spirits market is heating up

Published:  16 September, 2015

A growing demand for super-premium and ultra-rare bottles of whisky and Cognac has created a fiercely competitive market for the very best spirits. Why is it happening now?

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Analysis: A rise in white and red wines from Bordeaux demostrate its diversity

Published:  16 September, 2015

Looking beyond red and the hype of en primeur there seems to be a resurgence in white and rosé wines from Bordeaux.

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Q&A: Philip Harper, the only non-Japanese Toji in Japan talks about what it takes to become a sake master brewer

Published:  16 September, 2015

Philip Harper grew up in Cornwall and upon graduating from Oxford University moved to Japan to teach English and in 2001, he passed the Nanbu Brewer's Guild exams to become the first and only foreign Toji, or master sake brewer. 

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Insights: How effective are sponsorship deals really?

Published:  14 September, 2015

As the Rugby World Cup fast approaches, Harpers.co.uk looks at the lucrative sponsorship deals and the drinks brands lucky enough to have landed them.

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Q&A: Philippe Dhalluin, managing director of Châteaux wines, Château Mouton Rothschild

Published:  14 September, 2015

Dhalluin has been overseeing the winemaking at Mouton Rothschild and several of its estates since 2003. He talks about the joys, as well as the pressures, of leading arguably one of the most iconic wine labels in the world.

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Analysis: What is driving the craft beer craze in the on-trade?

Published:  14 September, 2015

There's no doubt the craft beer movement that started in the US has migrated across the pond to UK shores and is here to stay. And with the craft beer boom showing no signs of slowing, the on-trade is poised to capitalise on this unquenchable thirst.

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