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Taste Off: Trade should push diverse rosé offering to maximise sales

Published:  17 April, 2023

Given that rosé has proved buoyant against a backdrop of otherwise largely flat wine sales, it seems short-sighted that many merchants and restaurants continue to undervalue the potential of building upon this popular category.

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Harnessing Pays d’Oc IGP

Published:  22 March, 2022

Inviting a panel to taste and talk, Andrew Catchpole prompted a far-reaching exploration of the potential for southern France’s most versatile designation, in partnership with Pays d’Oc IGP.

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Round Table: Selling Central & Eastern Europe’s Appeal

Published:  18 March, 2022

The less discovered wines of central and eastern Europe offer a fantastic opportunity for UK buyers, but primarily at a more premium level.

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Register now: Think Insights 2021 – Spirits

Published:  22 March, 2021

There is still time to register for Harpers Think Insights 2021 – Spirits event, which takes place across the day on Wednesday 24 March, featuring many leading voices from the spirits, hospitality and indie worlds.

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Think Insights day to deliver spirited agenda on drinks sector

Published:  15 March, 2021

Harpers and Drinks Retailing News readers are invited to join us for our Think Insights 2021 day of spirit-focused events on Wednesday 24 March.

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Round Table: Rebooting the on-trade

Published:  17 September, 2020

Prominent restaurateurs joined Andrew Catchpole around a virtual table to discuss rebuilding trade in the new norm.

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Sustainability: Time to embrace 'boutique bulk'?

Published:  03 December, 2019

With sustainability high on the global agenda, it could be time to embrace a new approach to shipping premium wine. Andrew Catchpole reports back from a round table partnered by Lanchester Wines. 

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Roundtable: Pinotage catches up

Published:  05 September, 2019

South Africa has undergone Darwinian-levels of evolution over the past decade. Where the country – and its flagship varietal – goes from here formed the crux of Harpers’ recent roundtable in association with Kumala Wines. Jo Gilbert hosted the debate. 

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Harpers round table: Squaring up to sustainability

Published:  28 March, 2019

For the latest Harpers roundtable - in partnership with Lanchester Wines - industry experts gathered at the Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden to discuss pressing environmental issues and the commercial benefits of a sustainable approach to business.

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Spain has moved beyond a purely price-based discussion say UK buyers

Published:  10 July, 2017

This was the key finding of a recent Harpers Spain round table on Pushing Boundaries and Innovation, with leading buyers from across the trade agreeing that a mixture of necessity and opportunity has shifted the UK focus onto quality over quantity with Spanish wines.

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Industry roundtable: analysing the many faces of Muscadet

Published:  07 June, 2013

With quality on a high and prices competitive, Andrew Catchpole invited an intrigued panel to look afresh at the diverse wines of Muscadet

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Round table: California reckoning

Published:  17 May, 2013

How independent wine merchants and the on-trade can capitalise on Californian wines was the topic of Harpers' latest trade round table. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Round table: Vinho Verde uncovered

Published:  15 March, 2013

Harpers and Vinho Verde hosted a round table to assess the region's potential as a producer of food-friendly wines

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