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Simon McMurtrie opens Wine Vision with clarion call to industry

Published:  18 November, 2014

Simon McMurtrie, chief executive of Direct Wines, opened Wine Vision 2014 with a clarion call to the global wine industry to do all it can to get people to not only spend more on wine, but to buy a wider selection of wines.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Wine has to talk more to young consumers says Wine Riot chief

Published:  18 November, 2014

The wine trade is missing out on marketing to women, with many brands pushing "condescending" butterfly or cupcake messages, says Tyler Balliet, founder of Wine Riot in the US.

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Fine wine investment requires 'visionary eye', says Moet chief at Wine Vision

Published:  18 November, 2014

 

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Knight Frank teams up with Wine Owners to create fine wine index

Published:  18 November, 2014

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has teamed up with portfolio management platform Wine Owners to launch the Fine Wine Icons Index.

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Isabelle Pangault, Foncalieu' s new winemaker, on opportunities for Languedoc-Rousssillon

Published:  18 November, 2014

Geoffrey Dean talks to Isabelle Pangault, winemaker and brand ambassador for Foncalieu, the leading Languedoc-Roussillon co-operative:

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Wine Vision: Wine must engage all the senses, say professors

Published:  18 November, 2014

Winemakers beware - it's "not enough just to get the liquid right" - the emotional connection, background music and lighting also dramatically affect the taste, say top professors.

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Wine trade prepares for 'seismic change', says Wine Vision director

Published:  17 November, 2014

Wine Vision 2014's executive director is set to kick off the global conference by telling delegates the wine trade is preparing for "seismic change" in wake of Tesco's accounting scandal.

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Accolade Wines confirms Grant Burge talks

Published:  17 November, 2014

Accolade Wines has confirmed it is in exclusive discussions to acquire the Barossa-based firm Grant Burge Wines.

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Majestic profits slip on the back of high investment costs

Published:  17 November, 2014

Majestic Wine's profits have slipped 10.5% to £8.5 million, although group sales are up 2.8% to £133.8 million in the first half of the year.

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Prof. Charles Spence set to kickoff Wine Vision next week

Published:  14 November, 2014

Wine Vision, a conference that draws leaders of the wine trade from around the world, will open next week with Charles Spence a professor of Experimental Psychology at Oxford Univiersty kicking off the event with a multi sensory experience.

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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  14 November, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Broadland Wineries on course to become a £250m wine business in 12 years

Published:  14 November, 2014

Broadland Wineries is on track to grow its business from £10 million turnover in 2006, £100m by 2016 and climb to £250m by 2026 if it continues its journey of being a fully-fledged international wine supplier in its own right and away from its roots as a contract bottler.

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Casella set to buy Peter Lehmann Wines

Published:  13 November, 2014

Two major players of the Australian wine world are to come together as Casella Family Brands, owners of Yellow Tail, plans to buy Peter Lehmann Wines.

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To boldly go where no wine tasting has gone before

Published:  12 November, 2014

Wine conferences around the world will soon have an excuse to tap up William Shatner as their guest speaker.

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Tesco bolsters wine team as it looks to improve quality and customer focus

Published:  12 November, 2014

Tesco has boosted its wine team with the addition of an assistant buyer and quality manager.

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Conviviality Retail to expand into Scotland

Published:  12 November, 2014

Conviviality Retail, owner of the Bargain Booze and Wine Rack brands, has revealed plans to expand into Scotland with its half-yearly trading update broadly in line with last year.

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London on-trade sees October sales up 4.1%

Published:  12 November, 2014

London bar and restaurant chains have seen like for like sales up 4.1% in October, while outside the capital managed operators are ramping up new site openings.

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DWCC 2014: why everyone in wine needs to know how to communicate effectively

Published:  12 November, 2014

The annual DWCC event is no longer just for bloggers, but has become essential for anyone involved in wine communications. When it comes to communications we really are all in it together, summed up Jancis Robinson MW after three days of the seventh annual Digital Wine Communications Conference in Montreux, Switzerland.

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ProWein launches new Asia show in Singapore from 2016 to support its Chinese exhibition

Published:  11 November, 2014

 

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China's Singles Day online spend surpasses $2 billion in first hour

Published:  11 November, 2014

China's Singles Day is the world's largest online shopping day of the year and today it smashed online spending records yet again hitting more than $2 billion spent online in the first hour.

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