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Will Oatley of Louis Latour Agencies on poor harvests and on-trade trends

Published:  26 June, 2014

Will Oatley, managing director of Louis Latour Agencies, talks the on-trade, poor Burgundy harvests and  putting the spotlight on Champagne.

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Neil McGuigan and Julian Dyer on global markets, top end wines and Masterchef

Published:  10 June, 2014

Neil McGuigan, chief executive of Australian Vintage and Julian Dyer, the group's UK general manager reveal its UK marketing plans, what it sees as opportunities for growth and how the 2014 harvest has shaped up.

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The art of craft gin distilling with Tom Warner and Sion Edwards

Published:  03 June, 2014

After meeting at agricultural college, Tom Warner and Sion Edwards started on separate paths in the fresh-food industry. But they soon came back together to set up their own boutique gin distillery in the Northamptonshire village of Harrington, which provides the sub-brand name of their flagship Warner Edwards gin. This is craft distilling in action, as Warner and Edwards distil, fill, number, label and wax seal every bottle by hand. Nigel Huddleston asks the questions

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Susana Balbo: Argentina's queen of winemaking

Published:  02 June, 2014

Susana Balbo is one of the best-known winemakers in Argentina, as well as its first female oenologist. She is also the only woman to have held the position of president of Wines of Argentina - she has just been appointed for a third time. Her family winery - Dominio del Plata in Agrelo, Mendoza - exports worldwide, and includes the Gaucho chain of restaurants as one of its key UK customers. Helen Arnold meets her

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Les Grands Chais looks to UK growth through focus on quality

Published:  02 June, 2014

Considering Les Grands Chais de France is responsible for 20% of French wine exports to the UK it remains largely under the radar in the UK wine trade. Harpers.co.uk caught up with Tim North, head of its UK division, to find out about its export strategy and plans to grow distribution across all channels.

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Andrew Bewes on Hallgarten Druitt's insights and sales driven strategy

Published:  30 May, 2014

Hallgarten Druitt is one of the biggest and most important wine suppliers in the country. Yet, as managing director Andrew Bewes admits, there is much about the company that the trade is yet to discover. Richard Siddle digs deeper to find out

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Logistics case studies

Published:  30 May, 2014

Case studies from Tesco, Matthew Clark, Enotria, Berry Bros & Rudd, Liberty Wines, Laithwaite's Wine and Jascots Wine Merchants

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How to choose the right logistics partner to suit your business

Published:  30 May, 2014

Simon Jack looks at the critical steps businesses should take when choosing the right logistics partner

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Tesco's Laura Jewell MW on what she wants from wine suppliers

Published:  30 May, 2014

In the first of a series of buyer-to-buyer interviews, Angela Mount talks to Laura Jewell MW about her role as Tesco's wine category product development manager and what she is looking for from her suppliers

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The Smith Report: The draw of private equity firm investing in wine

Published:  30 May, 2014

Robert Nicholson, principal at International Wine Associates exlpains the draw for private equity firms to invest in wine

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Joel Cadbury on driving wine sales and training at Bel & Dragon Inns

Published:  30 May, 2014

Douglas Blyde talks with Joel Cadbury, founder of the Groucho private members club, about the wines he is serving up at his estate of Bel & Dragon Inns.

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David Mawer of JF Hillebrand UK on logistics and bulk wine trends

Published:  30 May, 2014

When it comes to controlling costs in the supply chain there is no one better placed than David Mawer, managing director of logistics company, JF Hillebrand UK. Mawer talks with harpers.co.uk about the key distribution trends, growth in bulk wine and importance of long term planning.

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Retailers look at supply chain management in order to cut costs and squeeze profits

Published:  30 May, 2014

Has there ever been more pressure on all levels of the supply chain to cut costs and squeeze profits? Harpers.co.uk looks at what options drinks companies have to make the necessary cuts but still remain competitive as the trade looks harder at cost-saving efficiencies.

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Waste-management regulations: Is your business the right side of the law?

Published:  30 May, 2014

Failing to adhere to the UK's strict regulations on waste management has cost many companies dearly. Dan Wellington asks how businesses can stay ahead of the game

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Bulk wine prices tighten for key Chilean varieties, says Murphy Wine Company

Published:  28 May, 2014

Keep on top of the latest bulk wine prices with the latest spreadsheet to the end of May 2014, from bulk wine brokers, Murphy Wine Company.

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Spring 2014: bulk wine prices

Published:  07 May, 2014
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En Primeur 2013 final verdict is "better than expected"

Published:  06 May, 2014

Gavin Quinney, owner and winemaker of Château Bauduc in Bordeaux, gives his definitive verdict on the 2013 en primeur campaign with his own detailed analysis of all the main Bordeaux chateaux wines, including his recommendations of what to buy now, what to age and what to avoid.

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Celebrities and brands: do star endorsements and link-ups really work?

Published:  05 May, 2014

News that David Beckham is to put his name to a new whisky is just the latest in a series of celebrity drink endorsements. But, Richard Foster asks, do such link-ups guarantee good sales?

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UK leads shift to bulk wine buying

Published:  02 May, 2014

More than 40% of wine in the UK is now packed domestically and this could rise to as much as 60%. Gemma McKenna takes a look at the bulk wine market

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Using sensory marketing to boost wine sales

Published:  02 May, 2014

Does your brand taste better to Tchaikovsky or Tinie Tempah? In a log cabin or in a grassy meadow? Bernadette John examines how big drinks brands are using sensory marketing to increase sales and loyalty among consumers

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