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Wine importer Red Squirrel sees wholesale business grow fivefold in three months

Published:  24 September, 2014

Chiswick wine importer Red Squirrel Wine has seen its wholesale business take off after it beefed up its portfolio and revamped its logo and website.

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Argentina's Viñalba wine brand launches two new wines

Published:  24 September, 2014

Argentina's Viñalba brand has added two new wines to its portfolio - Parrilla by Viñalba and Reservado de la Familia.

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Wine Vision 2014 turns spotlight onto the wine and consumers of the future

Published:  24 September, 2014

The future of wine, from emerging markets to evolving consumers, will be up for debate at this year's second Wine Vision event which takes place in November.

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Matthew Clark appoints new wine buyer

Published:  24 September, 2014

On-trade wine supplier Matthew Clark has appointed Judith Nicholson as assistant wine buyer to help expand the group's wine portfolio.

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Mike Paul's 7 steps to success with new product developement in wine

Published:  23 September, 2014

One comment on my recent piece on the importance of branding  was that it is all very easy to argue that one should invest in branding but it would be rather more useful, at least  to those already 'converted', to provide some insights into how best this might be achieved.

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Kingsland ramps up its South Africa wine listings with Brand Phoenix deal

Published:  23 September, 2014

Kingsland has signed a deal to distribute Brand Phoenix's First Cape and Distell ranges throughout the impulse, convenience and wholesale markets.

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Bolivian wine trade to head to ProWein 2015

Published:  22 September, 2014

Bolivia, newcomer to the wine trade, is making its presence felt internationally by taking a stand at next year's ProWein show in Dusseldorf.

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Low alcohol wines dogged by lack of awareness and poor quality perceptions

Published:  22 September, 2014

France and the USA are the most attractive markets for lower alcohol wines, although others show great potential, says a new report from Wine Intelligence.

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English winery Chapel Down smashes crowdfunding records

Published:  22 September, 2014

Kent sparkling winery Chapel Down has smashed crowdfunding records by raising £2.9 million through 1,100 investors in just 10 days.

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

Published:  19 September, 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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Wine should follow Top Gear's example and look to entertain not educate

Published:  19 September, 2014

The wine industry should look at the massive success of BBC's Top Gear in how to make a potentially complex subject entertaining to the public, according to advertising guru, Sir John Hegarty.

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Scottish independence: drinks trade on tenterhooks as voters go to polls

Published:  18 September, 2014

The wine and spirits trade is on tenterhooks as the people of Scotland go to the polls over independence.

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Ex-Oddbins boss, Simon Baile, says standalone wine retailing not sustainable

Published:  18 September, 2014

Former Oddbins-supremo Simon Baile says there's no future in the world of standalone wine retailing, and has changed his model to include food and entertainment.

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Buckingham Schenk sees Argentina and Prosecco sales soar

Published:  18 September, 2014

Buckingham Schenk see sales of its Argentinian Viñalba brand rocket, with Prosecco also leading the charge while pre-filled goblets hit sales of 1 million.  

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Independents all set for September's Specialist Importers Trade Tasting

Published:  16 September, 2014

Next week's SITT (Specialist Importers Trade Tasting) promises another sell out event offering independent wine merchants, restaurants, bars, pubs and sommeliers the chance to taste wines specifically targeted at them from around the world. 

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New firm North South Wines ramps up activity

Published:  16 September, 2014

Newly-created North South Wines is planning to boost its team as it gets ready for a series of product launches in the coming months.

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Your view: the impact of Scottish independence on the drinks trade

Published:  15 September, 2014

With only three more days to go until the big Scottish independence vote we ask the UK wine and spirits industry what it thinks will be the best outcome for individual businesses and look at some of the big issues that might arise after the Yes/No vote. Will alcohol duty rates differ in an independent Scotland? And how would drinks firms cope with trading in separate currencies north and south of the border? What do you think is the right future for Scotland and the rest of the country. Take part in our poll and let's find out...

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South African wines 'gaining momentum' in UK market

Published:  15 September, 2014

The hard work put into growing the UK market by South African producers is beginning to pay off, but the country still needs to bring prices in line with market, says Wines of South Africa.

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South American online focus: what are wine consumers looking for online?

Published:  15 September, 2014
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Hallgarten signs South Africa's Lismore Estate

Published:  15 September, 2014

Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has signed South Africa's Lismore Estate to its portfolio, with the wines now available to the on-trade and independents and the on-trade.

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