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Q&A with Col McBryde of Some Young Punks

Published:  15 November, 2013

Following a successful showing of Australia's Some Young Punks wines at Boutinot's Powerhouse tastings in Manchester, Katherine Canfield catches up with winemaker Col McBryde for the story behind the wines and their outlandish packaging


From the Shop Floor: Katherine Canfield, Hangingditch

Published:  07 October, 2013

A tasting of 50 wines in under 50 minutes is just another day in the life of an independent wine merchant. Anyone working in this sector will agree that most days there is rarely an occasion for which three hours can be spared to leisurely taste and assess a range of wines. It is often an accomplishment to dedicate that amount of time to sleep.


Katherine Canfield: how wholesaling can tie merchants and restaurants together

Published:  29 August, 2013

In her second column looking at her new life as an independent merchant helping to run Hangingditch wine merchants in Manchester, Katherine Canfield looks at the complexities of also offering a wholesale service


Q&A: Charles Sichel, export director, Maison Sichel

Published:  16 August, 2013

With customers tiring of high prices on the Bordeaux marketplace, Katherine Canfield talks to Charles Sichel at Maison Sichel about
how the company remains competitive in the global wine trade


New German wine range targets Indian restaurants

Published:  30 July, 2013

South German winegrowers' co-operative Winzer vom Weinsberger Tal has launched a new range, Young Line Wines, and hopes to break into the UK market by exclusively targeting Indian restaurants.


Katherine Canfield on starting life as an independent wine merchant

Published:  19 July, 2013

After nine months of research and PowerPoint presentations on issues surrounding wine retail - multiple vs. independent, expectations of the consumer, making not just a sale but an experience - I now find myself in the thick of it, though it was not the destination I initially envisioned when I decided to pursue a career in the wine industry.


Q&A: Adolfo Hurtado, chief winemaker of Cono Sur

Published:  10 July, 2013

Cono Sur, one of the world's first carbon-neutral wineries, launched its new Single Vineyard range at this...


Behind the scenes at the Vintage 2011 Port Presentation

Published:  09 July, 2013

Three hours, 56 vintage port wines from top Douro Valley producers and a panoramic view of Oporto's beaches: what more could one ask for?


Online retailers need to appeal to a different type of wine consumer

Published:  25 June, 2013

Both large and small online retailers need to rethink their sales models to appeal to a very different type of consumer, according to new research revealed at last week's Vinexpo exhibition in Bordeaux.


Presentation hails 2011 a 'classic' Port vintage

Published:  24 June, 2013

Major players in the world of Port met in Porto last week to celebrate the official Port Wine 2011 Vintage World Presentation, a vintage they agree stands apart from any other the trade has seen.


Give consumers more control, hears Vinexpo

Published:  20 June, 2013

Giving consumers more control over how they choose the wines they want to buy will be one of the principal drivers to ensuring profitability in the retail and on-trade sectors in the future, the trade heard at Vinexpo this week.


Suppliers must educate Chinese wine drinkers to achieve full market potential, says IWSR

Published:  19 June, 2013

Wine suppliers looking to capitalise on the staggering growth of wine imports into China face a major challenge in educating Chinese consumers if the full potential of the market is to be achieved.


Gardet launches 'modern' Champagne Byzantine

Published:  19 June, 2013

Champagne Gardet has launched a new brand at this week's Vinexpo which hopes to attract a younger consumer with a modern Champagne style that goes against Champenoise tradition.


Katherine Canfield on the rise of rosé

Published:  07 June, 2013

In the midst of stagnant global wine production, rosé stands out as the only market segment that has shown significant growth since 2005, but its continued success depends on whether a collective definition on production can be made.


Canti releases new packaging designs

Published:  31 May, 2013

Italian wine producer, Canti, has released new packaging for its sparkling wines, Prosecco and Asti.


UK consumers to follow Americans in demand for sweeter style wines

Published:  23 May, 2013

The UK consumer is set to follow their US counterpart by developing a sweeter tooth for products which is likely to have an impact on the styles of wine they want to drink.


Q&A: Philip Reedman MW, Wine and retail consultant

Published:  17 May, 2013

Reedman was a member of the Tesco team responsible for introducing screwcaps to its wines...


Boutinot hopes French charity ride can raise thousands for cancer research

Published:  07 May, 2013

Boutinot, the Manchester-based wine importer, is hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity this month with a 410 bike ride from Champagne to Cairanne.


Katherine Canfield takes a study road trip through the Rhône

Published:  22 April, 2013

As MSc wine business students, it is in our best interest to have as broad a perspective as possible when it comes to understanding different wine regions and how international markets are perceived. Although I've visited various wine regions throughout Europe, I had yet to experience, first-hand, a French wine region outside my home base of Burgundy. It was time for a road trip.


Q&A: Viorel Garaz, director of the Moldova Wine Guild

Published:  19 April, 2013

Katherine Canfield talks to Viorel Garaz about Moldova's ambitions on the global wine market