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Q&A with Guillaume Deglise, chief executive, Vinexpo

Published:  29 January, 2014

Richard Siddle talks to the new chief executive of Vinexpo about his plans for the Bordeaux event and how he has found moving over to a show organiser from the Champagne sector.

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China is the world's biggest consumer of red wine says Vinexpo study

Published:  29 January, 2014

China has become the biggest red wine consuming country in the world as its increasing influence on global wine trends continues, according to latest figures released by Vinexpo.

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Demand for wine investments in California has never been higher says M&A specialists

Published:  29 January, 2014
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Northern Ireland's licensing laws holding wine trade back

Published:  29 January, 2014
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New Vinexpo chief offers something completely "different" for 2015 show

Published:  29 January, 2014

Vinexpo 2015 will be something "completely different" from previous shows, according to its new chief executive, Guillaume Deglise.

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UK remains sixth biggest wine drinking country in world despite falling sales says Vinexpo

Published:  28 January, 2014

The UK remains the sixth biggest wine consuming country in the world despite another year of falling wine sales, according to the latest figures released by Vinexpo, but there are signs drinking levels could be on the up again from 2015.

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Big issues of today will still dominate the trade in 2034 predicts new ProWein study

Published:  28 January, 2014

Consumers and not wine producers will rule the wine industry come 2034, according to a new trade study commissioned by ProWein ahead of its show in Dusseldorf in March.

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ProWein has to turn away exhibitors for 2014 show as waiting list grows

Published:  28 January, 2014

ProWein, the international wine trade fair, is having to turn away an increasing number of exhibitors who are keen to get in to the show as it is looking to "consolidate" on its strong 2013 performance by not increasing stand or hall space in 2014. 

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Call Time on Duty: Beer sales up due to impact of duty cuts

Published:  28 January, 2014

Beer sales in the off trade rose 3.9% by volume in the fourth quarter of 2013, marking increases for two consecutive quarters for the first time in 10 years, following the cut in beer duty last year.

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Laithwaite's Wine launches business in Taiwan

Published:  28 January, 2014
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US merchants call for lower prices in Bordeaux 2013 en primeur campaign

Published:  27 January, 2014

As the trade gets ready for the annual 2013 en primeur tastings an increasing number of leading wine merchants  around the world are calling for lower prices in this year's campaign, including key players in the United States.

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Languedoc-based winery aims to create a world class sparkling wine in Kent

Published:  24 January, 2014

A Languedoc-based winery has taken up the challenge of trying to create a world class sparkling wine in a new vineyard in Kent.

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Final Call: Should 2013 Bordeaux en primeur be cancelled?

Published:  24 January, 2014

Some leading figures in the UK wine trade have called for the cancellation of the 2013 Bordeaux en primeur campaign, but is it just a select number of critics or a vast majority of buyers?

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?Expect to pay higher prices for New Zealand wines

Published:  22 January, 2014

Price pressure is escalating on New Zealand wines as short vintages and a lack of new plantings mean demand is exceeding supply.

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Stand out from the crowd and enter the Harpers Awards 2014

Published:  22 January, 2014

The Harpers Awards is your opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for all the hard work you do. With a host of categories across the industry and the on- and off-trade, here's how you can get involved.

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Still time for you and your suppliers to get involved in Call Time On Duty campaign

Published:  22 January, 2014

There is still time to make sure your voice is heard in the industry's bid to get the Chancellor to finally Call Time On Duty and scrap the duty escalator on wine and spirits in the 2014 Budget. Harpers has also teamed up the Wine & Spirit Trade Association to give wine producers and drinks manufacturers the chance to take part in the Call Time On Duty campaign and make the government aware of the serious concerns they have about the alcohol duty levels in the UK. Here's how you and your supplier can get involved.

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Vineyard Safaris to offer holiday makers luxury VIP tours to Australia's most iconic wineries

Published:  21 January, 2014

Vineyard Safaris is a new Australian wine tourism project set up to provide holiday makers with luxury VIP access to some of the most exclusive vineyards and cellars in the country. 

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Sales of European and fine wine set to grow in US

Published:  20 January, 2014

The US wine industry is facing challenges as it hits "transition point" with younger consumers moving into the market, but sales of European and fine wine are set to grow, says Silicon Valley Bank.

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Sam Neill's Two Paddocks acquires fourth Central Otago vineyard

Published:  20 January, 2014

Actor- turned- winemaker, Sam Neill, has acquired a fourth vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand, adding six additional hectares of Pinot Noir to his vineyard portfolio with the purchase of a Bannockburn estate called Desert Heart.

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NZ annual London tasting focuses on sustainability and new styles of wine

Published:  17 January, 2014

New Zealand Winegrowers will be hosting their annual London trade tasting at Lindley Hall at the Royal Horticultural Halls, a new venue for the tasting, on Tuesday, January 21, with a focus on sustainability and new styles of wines.

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