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Harpers’ Industry Briefing: Upping the stakes

Published:  13 June, 2019

At Harpers’ Industry Briefing at London Wine Fair, Andrew Catchpole invited leading trade figures to assess how best to build value and margin back into the wine category. Here are the highlights from a sometimes impassioned and insightful dicussion. 

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LWF: London Wine Fair hails successful show

Published:  23 May, 2019

The London Wine Fair (LWF) has said visitor numbers exceeded expectations for its 39th show.

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LWF: Visitor numbers tracking 2018 despite entry fee

Published:  22 May, 2019

The number of visitors to London Wine Fair (LWF) is tracking those of last year so far despite the entry fee introduced for the first time this year.

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LWF: Inter Rhône reveals “promising” first quarter UK export trends

Published:  21 May, 2019

Inter Rhône has revealed a “very promising” start to 2019 with preliminary data showing export sales to the UK near stagnant compared to the double-digit volume drop recorded in 2018.

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LWF: Inverarity continues the Scottish march south

Published:  21 May, 2019

Scottish-based Inverarity Morton is using its second ever outing at London Wine Fair (LWF) to advance its focus on supplying the English trade, with a round of new agencies in its portfolio.

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What’s hot at this year’s LWF

Published:  07 May, 2019

With exhibitor numbers up significantly, LWF 2019 promises to be a better showcase than ever. Lisa Riley breaks down what visitors have to look forward to

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LWF fees came from “aggrieved” exhibitors

Published:  02 May, 2019

The London Wine Fair’s boss has come out in defence of the decision to charge certain visitors to this year’s show, saying the decision came from consultations with “several long-standing exhibitors, who were aggrieved that competitive businesses were not taking a stand yet attending the show en masse with a view to trading”.

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Romanian group pulls out of LWF as Brexit hits funding

Published:  02 May, 2019

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The Benevolent launches campaign to push 'It could be me' initiative

Published:  29 April, 2019

The Benevolent has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the charity’s ‘It could be me’ initiative, which is aimed at getting as many members of the drinks industry to sign up to donate £5 a month.

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B.f.t plays hardball with visitors via individual vetting process

Published:  17 April, 2019

Visitors to yesterday’s Big Fortified Tasting would have all undergone a basic background checks, Harpers has learned.

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Georgia expands UK promo campaign

Published:  21 March, 2019

The National Wine Agency of Georgia has announced an expanded promotional campaign for the UK market in 2019.

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LWF introduces charges for attendees in 2019

Published:  28 January, 2019

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Guy Woodward: Are sommeliers followers or leaders?

Published:  11 June, 2018

It had been a long day. The panel discussion, as they are wont to do, had dragged on. The moderators, as they are even more wont to do, had dominated. And, at the back of the room, having negotiated a full day of the London Wine Fair, and sat quietly through an hour-long debate (Wine & Dine: How chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers build their wine lists), Ben Drury was mad as hell. And he wasn’t going to take it any more.

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London Wine Fair footfall up 17%

Published:  25 May, 2018

Visitor numbers to this year’s London Wine Fair increased 17% it has been revealed, putting the number of attendees at a net total of 14,250 over three days.

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Harpers at LWF: English Fizz, Driving NPD and The Future of the Agency Model

Published:  15 May, 2018

Harpers will be again be taking the stage at this year’s reinvigorated London Wine Fair with a mix of briefings and tasting, tying in with exciting new features including the Innovation Zone and Drinks Britannia, where the results of our English Wine Stars Awards will be revealed.

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LWF: Getting in the zone

Published:  09 May, 2018

With pre-registered visitor numbers through the roof, Lisa Riley takes a look at the new and refreshed zones at this year’s London Wine Fair

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Harpers Wine Stars Awards: calling final entries for South Africa, New Zealand and England

Published:  01 March, 2018

Would you like your wines to feature among the Stars? Then don’t miss the 17 March entry submission deadline for our South Africa, New Zealand and England Wine Stars Awards (see below).

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The Champagne Bureau UK teams up with the LWF

Published:  25 January, 2018

The Champagne Bureau UK has partnered with the London Wine Fair (LWF) to bring the world of Champagne to the capital.

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LWF partners with JF Hillebrand for Innovation Zone

Published:  23 January, 2018

The London Wine Fair (LWF) has partnered with JF Hillebrand on this year’s Innovation Zone launch.

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New LWF exhibitor area to focus on “cutting edge” drinks technology

Published:  15 November, 2017

More changes have been added to the London Wine Fair as organisers say they have been “challenged to drive innovation” within the drinks category.

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