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Analysis: Wines from the south of France's dramatic evolution

Published:  11 July, 2016

The revolution in Languedoc-Roussillon winemaking is one of the most dramatic in France's wine industry in recent times.

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Profile: Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene

Published:  08 July, 2016

With wine bars in London, Logroño and Melbourne, plus a natural wine fair to its name, Les Caves de Pyrene is an intriguingly off-piste wine importer. Doug Wregg explains what make the 'cavistes' tick.

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The Smith Report: Transparency in the digital age

Published:  08 July, 2016

In today's digital age with so much business and information changing hands electronically, the digital trail that is left behind is hard to erase. Similarly, authenticity and transparency with customers and consumers is becoming increasingly important.

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Think Indie: Survey results show independent sector had been improving leading up to Brexit

Published:  08 July, 2016

Ahead of our Think Indie, Drink Indie symposium on July 12, Harpers took the temperature of the sector with a far-reaching survey, revealing a generally positive outlook for the future of the independent trade, but with several common challenges.

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Analysis: Franciacorta looks to expand its exports

Published:  22 June, 2016

It is hard to think of an Italian wine region with a lower international profile than Franciacorta.

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C-stores: How to convert top-up shoppers into loyal customers

Published:  21 June, 2016

Convenience retailing is on the rise, with consumers looking to buy 'top-up' or 'meal for tonight' rapidly replacing the weekly shop.

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People: Philip Cox, Recas Winery in Romania

Published:  21 June, 2016

Philip Cox, left Bristol for Romania in the early 1990s and now his winery is the most profitable winery in Romania.

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Insights: Selling wine's 'craft' credentials

Published:  20 June, 2016

Last month at Harper's London Wine Fair Industry Briefing the debate focused on whether wine can cash in on the craft boom.

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The Smith Report: The art of buying and selling in the convenience channel

Published:  20 June, 2016

With the convenience channel experiencing heady growth, retailers must tailor their offer to consumers' habits.

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Insights: The current state of Georgian wines

Published:  16 June, 2016

Following Winexpo held in Gerogia earlier this month wine professionals had the opprotunity to discover the diveristy of country.

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Analysis: Austrian winemakers today are a mix of traditionalists and renegades

Published:  16 June, 2016

Austria continues on its highly creative and diversified path through its vast mix of traditionalist and renegade producers. They have taken the Grüner Veltliner ball and sprinted with it, meaning the same ambition, talent and individual drive that turned an unknown grape variety into one of the wine and culinary world's darlings over the past couple of decades continues full speed ahead today.

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Q&A: Andres Caballeros, winemaker director, Carolina Wine Brands

Published:  14 June, 2016

The winemaker director at Carolina Wine Brands talks about saving and promoting Chile's viticultural diversity.

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Insights: Somms are in high demand during casual dining boom

Published:  14 June, 2016

The role of sommelier has fast evolved in our ever more competitive and casual dining era and are in high demand across the UK.

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Guy Woodward: Why are women still under-represented in the wine trade?

Published:  10 June, 2016

Guy Woodward this month asks why women still under-represented in the wine trade when haveing women in all aspects of the business is so benefical. 

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Interview: Giles Cooke MW, at Alliance Wine, champions diversity

Published:  09 June, 2016

Alliance Wine's Giles Cooke MW is getting behind ambitious up-and-coming producers and ploughing a different furrow.

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Analysis: How directly engaging with consumer can pay big dividends

Published:  09 June, 2016

Directly engaging with consumers can pay big dividends for a modest outlay, if coupled with imagination. One Cork One Point from the Haciendas Company, the Beronia Txoko Club with Gonzáles Byass and Concha Y Toro all are offering winning initiatives where wine companies are building relationships directly with consumers.

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Analysis: Connecting tech, millennials and wine

Published:  08 June, 2016

Attendees at International Cool Climate Wine Symposium heard that wine online tends to be all about "me, myself and I", while the consumer's favourite topic is themselves.

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Insights: The future of bricks and mortar

Published:  08 June, 2016

In a tough and increasingly online retail environment why are wine shops continuing to open?

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Analysis: LWF has sophisticated its offer, but could it do more?

Published:  07 June, 2016

Looking back at last month's London Wine Fair, many were pleased with the amount of activity at the trade show and how it added value to its offer this year. But could it do more?

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Insights: How glassware plays a strarring role in the cocktail craze

Published:  07 June, 2016

As the cocktail craze shows no signs of slowing Harpers.co.uk talks to some of London's top bartenders about creativity in serves and how the vessel is playing a starring role.

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