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Simon Cairns of The Co-operative on the growing importance of convenience retailing for the company

Published:  05 June, 2015

Simon Cairns, BWS category trading manager at The Co-operative explains to Angela Mount the supermarket's strategy, its supplier relationships and how it needs to "focus totally on convenience retailing, working within 2,000- to 4,000-square-foot shop formats."

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Are there etichal implications to consider when choosing to bottle wine in the UK?

Published:  05 June, 2015

Harpers led a debate at last month's London Wine Fair to expose the myths and preconceptions about UK bottling, which raised questions about the ethics of the practice.

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The Smith Report: Trust, the only true currency of brands

Published:  05 June, 2015

With the FIFA scandal making headlines, there may be an important lesson to learn for brands owners when considering sponsorship.

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Guy Woodward: A parallel between the election results and Harpers most over- and under-rated wine countries survey

Published:  05 June, 2015

The outcome of - and the polls leading up to - this year's general election provided yet further evidence, were it required, of the vagaries of the Great British public  and, indeed, of opinion polls themselves.

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Tim Atkin MW: The hard work for Priorat wine pioneers

Published:  05 June, 2015

The village of Bellmunt del Priorat has its very own mining museum, a tribute to a time when lead was more important than grapes to the economy of this wild and isolated corner of Catalonia.

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Samba sensation hits London Fair

Published:  05 June, 2015
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Analysis: Do you remember your wine epiphany?

Published:  05 June, 2015

Trade personalities tell Rosie Davenport and Nigel Huddleston about the life-changing moment when they realised a career in wine was their destiny

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Harpers.co.uk survey results: Most overrated and underrated wine countries

Published:  13 May, 2015

Harpers.co.uk exclusive survey asked thetrade who they thought the most overrated and underrated wine regions were and the poll yielded some interesting results.

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WSTA members angered by lack of support and other "freeloading" businesses in the trade

Published:  13 May, 2015

The WSTA has called for more drinks businesses to take up membership and support the trade organisation as some members that have been contributing to the body feel that other business in the trade are "freeloading."

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London Wine Fair diary highlights

Published:  13 May, 2015

Masterclasses, tastings, new features, debate, seminars... there's much to see and take part in. Here's the highlights of the show...

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Harpers choice, May 2015

Published:  12 May, 2015

Brighton Gin; Calusari Pinot Grigio; VII Hills

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London Wine Fair: Show areas

Published:  12 May, 2015

This year's fair promises to be even bigger, with an 11% increase in stand space and an 18% increase in the number of exhibitors, with over 20 UK importers who didn't exhibit in 2014 returning for this year's event. Here we list the show areas.

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Opening: Primeur

Published:  11 May, 2015

Modern British restaurant Primeur seeks to offer no-frills, honest food and wine in a laid-back, minimalist setting in London's Canonbury.

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Rosie Davenport: "Politics aside, we're in a wine democracy"

Published:  11 May, 2015
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Guillaume Deglise, Vinexpo CEO: US and China to have big presence at Vinexpo

Published:  11 May, 2015

With only weeks to go before the new-look Vinexpo opens its doors for the 19th international wine and spirit exhibition, the pace of visitor bookings is turning into a flood. Over 48,000 visitors are expected from 120 countries. Centre stage is the US, which is showing unprecedented interest in exhibiting wines, but also in showing off its spirits and cocktail flair in the enhanced spirits sections.

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The Great British wine fair returns

Published:  11 May, 2015
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Q&A: Aurelio Montes, vice-president of Wines of Chile talks about the big changes he's seen in over 25 years in the trade

Published:  08 May, 2015

Aurelio Montes established his eponymous Chilean winery back in 1988 and since then has witnessed big changes in the business. Harpers.co.uk caught up with the veteran winemaker, also the vice-president of the Wines of Chile, to find out more

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Founders of Renissance Pubs Tom Peake, Nick Fox and Mark Reynolds talk about the rebrand and becoming 3 Cheers Pubs Co

Published:  08 May, 2015

Tom Peake, Nick Fox and Mark Reynolds, the pub group behind some of south London's most characterful informal establishments formerly known as Renaissance Pubs, were forced to have a rethink of their trading name and have undergone a rebranding to become Three Cheers.

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Sud de France Languedoc-Roussillon TOP 100

Published:  08 May, 2015

The Sud de France Languedoc-Roussillon Top 100 is an annual competition organised by the Comité Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL) and Sud de France Développement to encourage producers to show their best wines without restrictive criteria such as pricing bands.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  06 May, 2015
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