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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Paul Schaafsma's vision for wine brand building

Published:  18 November, 2013

6pm: The key to building successful wine brands comes down to understanding category data, consumer behaviour and empowering your staff to make decisions and work more effectivley with the with their key trade customers, according to the UK head of Accolade Wines, Paul Schaafsma, speaking at today's Wine Vision global wine conference.

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Social media is not just marketing it is a way to do business hears Wine Vision

Published:  18 November, 2013

5pm: If wine brands are going to get anywhere near the consumer impact of a Nike or an Apple then they need to understand that being social is not just not about marketing it is the new way of doing business, according to advertising executive Stephen Woodord of Lexis agency at today's Wine Visionglobal wine conference in London.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Paul Henry sets out key challenges for industry

Published:  18 November, 2013

3.15pm:The wine industry can learn a great deal from how the restaurant and food sector has found ways to cut through to the masses by connecting with consumers by promoting artisan and authentic food styles and restaurant trends, according to wine consultant, Paul Henry, chair of Wine Vision, London's biggest ever wine conference which opened this afternoon.

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London's biggest ever wine conference kicks off with launch of Wine Vision

Published:  18 November, 2013

The biggest international wine conference ever held in London kicks off this afternoon with the inaugural Wine Vision summit organised by William Reed Business Media, publishers of Harpers.co.uk.

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Fetzer launches new Californian wine blends in to UK with Tesco

Published:  18 November, 2013

Concha y Toro's Fetzer winery in Mendocino, California has launched a red and a white blend into Tesco. The red blend is called Crimson and the white is called Quartz.

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Record sales at Hospices de Beaune as investors cash in on Burgundy

Published:  18 November, 2013

The 153rd Hospices de Beaune auction yesterday resulted in its highest sale since 2000, raising over €6.3m, nearly 400k euros more than last year.

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Global wine industry's future is strong says world leaders poll ahead of Wine Vision

Published:  15 November, 2013
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Q&A with Col McBryde of Some Young Punks

Published:  15 November, 2013

Following a successful showing of Australia's Some Young Punks wines at Boutinot's Powerhouse tastings in Manchester, Katherine Canfield catches up with winemaker Col McBryde for the story behind the wines and their outlandish packaging

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What makes British drinkers decide to go out to drink?

Published:  15 November, 2013

Businesses operating in the UK on-trade are facing many challenges in 2013, not least among which is the pressure on household income and the "cost of living" squeeze. Market data suggests downward pressure on volumes of three of the top-five core drinking categories, including standard lager and white wine.

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Wine-trade leaders share vision of future

Published:  15 November, 2013

What do the world's wine leaders think of the industry's future? Gemma McKenna reports on an exclusive survey of the trade's senior figures ahead of next week's Wine Vision conference

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Are we all talking a foreign language?

Published:  15 November, 2013

Effective communication is vital for an industry fighting for customers. But it means using a language consumers understand, heard October's DWCC conference in Rioja. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report.

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The Wine Society: finding strength in simplicity

Published:  15 November, 2013

Throughout its 140-year existence the Wine Society has continued to prove consistency is key. Glynn Davis discovers why it won't be appearing on the high street any time soon

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Emergence of "Second World" of wine promises healthy future

Published:  15 November, 2013

As the year nears its end, the urge to look into the crystal ball and see what lies ahead becomes ever stronger. The on-trade wine category has seen some interesting developments over the last 12 months and these - along with some longer term trends - suggest a fascinating 2014 to come.

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How exchange rates can predict the future of wine

Published:  15 November, 2013

Worldwide currency exchange rates continue to help shape the winners and losers in the global wine world and have played a key role in helping China become such a significant player.

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Consumer reasearch session: Champagne

Published:  14 November, 2013

The 21 attendees were asked to taste seven different Champagnes and then to fill in a questionnaire, which explored their attitudes and knowledge on fizz in more detail.

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Krug launches magnum format for rosé

Published:  14 November, 2013

The House of Krug is to release Krug Rosé in magnums for the first time.

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Selfridges to have a Moët mini vending machine

Published:  14 November, 2013

An adult vending machine has been installed at Selfridge's on Oxford Street in London for mini 20cl versions of Moët Champagne. mini vending machine with 20cL bottles selling for rrp £17.99 each.

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Wine fair RAW annouces dates in London and Vienna

Published:  14 November, 2013

The artisan wine fair RAW, has announced two dates for 2014, including its third London event and its first out-of-London fair in Vienna, with the possibility of more events being rolled out in the future.

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How do our Champagne Occasions partners educate the consumer?

Published:  14 November, 2013
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Interview with: David Harker, owner, Newcastle wine school

Published:  14 November, 2013

I think the most surprising finding coming out of the workshop was how many respondents weren't fazed by the price of some of the Champagne - even up to £70 a bottle, which was a lot more than most of them said they would originally be prepared to pay...

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