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LIWF Day Three: live blog

Published:  24 May, 2012

It's the third and final day of LIWF and Harpers' news team will be keeping you posted about what's going on at the fair.

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De Bortoli latest big name to join Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for independents

Published:  30 January, 2012

De Bortoli Wines is the latest major supplier to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for independent wine merchants designed to bring greater channel transparency to the wine industry's fastest growing retail sector.

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'Crazy' offers dismay Champagne suppliers

Published:  19 December, 2011

Champagne suppliers have expressed dismay at deep discounting in the category this year, at a time when their own costs are rising.

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Harpers Best Practice Guidelines: Taking action

Published:  06 December, 2011

Suppliers and their independent customers have welcomed the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines for supplying independent wine merchants.

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Waitrose success at IWC awards

Published:  07 September, 2011

Waitrose and Majestic scooped the top gongs for best supermarket and high street retailers at this year's International Wine Challenge awards.

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Merger creates major privately-owned Kiwi wine company

Published:  30 August, 2011

A merger has been announced between New Zealand's leading sustainable wine producer, Yealands Estate, and Kiwi wine investment company, Ager Sectus.

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Jamie Hutchinson calls for suppliers' charter

Published:  01 August, 2011

Independent wine merchant Jamie Hutchinson has called for a suppliers' charter to be set up for any business serious about servicing the independent sector.

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Suppliers hit back at Hutchinson's 'leakage' claims

Published:  01 August, 2011

Suppliers have hit back at Jamie Hutchinson's claims they have not been supporting independents, and say there are enough wines for all sectors to choose from.

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Suppliers hit back at Hutchinson's 'leakage' claims

Published:  01 August, 2011

Suppliers have hit back at Jamie Hutchinson's claims they have not been supporting independents, and say there are enough wines for all sectors to choose from.

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Jamie Hutchinson calls for suppliers' charter

Published:  01 August, 2011

Independent wine merchant Jamie Hutchinson has called for a suppliers' charter to be set up for any business serious about servicing the independent sector.

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UK is no longer number one wine market, says Mentzendorff's Andrew Hawes

Published:  22 June, 2011


The UK wine trade needs to come to terms with the fact it is no longer the number one market for many international wine producers, according to Andrew Hawes, managing director for Mentzendorff.

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Trade warned after Chapoutier wine theft

Published:  08 April, 2011

The trade has been urged to take care when buying M.Chapoutier wines after stock was stolen en route to Cert Octavian's Hoddesdon warehouse last week.

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2010 Port Bursary launches tomorrow

Published:  25 October, 2010
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Benevolent charity cycle team complete day two

Published:  08 June, 2010

The second day of the Benevolent cycle ride to Champagne sees the charity fundraising team on their 130km ride from St Omer to Peronne.

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Benevolent cyclists complete their first day

Published:  07 June, 2010

The Benevolent charity cycle ride fundraisers organised by Mentzendorff, have completed their first day and are mid-way through their second.

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Support trade Benevolent cycle ride to Champagne

Published:  28 May, 2010

This weekend members of the UK wine trade will set off on a 375km bike ride from Calais to Champagne to help raise money for the drinks charity, The Benevolent.

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Fladgate releases 2008 ports

Published:  25 April, 2010

The Fladgate Partnership has announced the release of 2008 single quinta vintage ports from Taylor's, Croft and Fonseca.

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Diageo takes biggest hit in First Quench collapse

Published:  04 January, 2010

The drinks giant Diageo has taken the hardest hit after the First Quench collapse, as figures filed by administrators KPMG reveal it was owed more than £1.9m in unpaid debts.

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Profile: Hamish Anderson, the Tate's wine buyer on earning what all businesses strive for - respect

Published:  16 June, 2009

Hamish Anderson has what many in business strive for - respect - and has spent the past 11 years buying wine for the Tate.

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Recession 'could help Champagne'

Published:  20 March, 2009

The recent fall in Champagne sales caused by the global financial crisis could help Champagne producers to balance their stocks, according to the head of the Union of Champagne Houses.

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