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Wholesale: the last piece of the indie jigsaw

Published:  21 October, 2019

Indie wholesale is on the rise, tapping into a retail ethos of knowledge, service and quality product, writes Andrew Catchpole

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My perfect customer: Chris Laidler, Covino

Published:  16 October, 2019

Chester's Covino is a stylish independent wine shop, wine bar and small-plate restaurant boasting over 100 artisan wines. Owner and manager Chris Laidler shares his secrets to attracting new customers and keeping his existing crowd happy.

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Q&A: Harpers 50 Best Indies Winner BinTwo

Published:  16 October, 2019

Fresh from topping the table at the annual Harpers 50 Best Indies awards we catch up with Mike Boyne from Padstow’s BinTwo to discover the secrets to his success, how he and the team celebrated and what he has up his sleeve next (spoiler alert: plenty).

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Bellavita London unveils expanded events roster

Published:  14 October, 2019

The annual Bellavita Expo London is set to return to Islington’s Business Design Centre next month with a wide range of masterclasses, tastings and discussion panels hosted by Bellavita’s wine academy, BeWine.

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Armit appoints new MD

Published:  11 October, 2019

Armit Wines has appointed Brett Fleming as its new MD.

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InVivo wine shores-up Armit with £4m investment

Published:  04 October, 2019

France’s InVivo Wine has pumped £4m into Armit Wines to shore-up the London wine merchant’s finances.

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Q&A: Riaz Syed, owner, Stonewines

Published:  19 September, 2019

When Riaz Syed opened Stonewines in north London’s Whetstone, he opted for a frequently changing portfolio of more esoteric wines, specifically targeting a younger demographic. Andrew Catchpole dropped by to find out how it’s gone

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Social media gives indies plenty of likes

Published:  18 September, 2019

The rapid pace of tech evolution means merchants have even more to gain from platforms in the future says Lisa Riley

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My perfect customer: Emily Silva, The Oxford Wine Company

Published:  17 September, 2019

How would you describe your customer base?

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Christmas indie predictions: trends and top tips for the festive season

Published:  17 September, 2019

Speaking to independent merchants on the September tasting circuit it’s clear that their minds have already turned to Christmas and what is for them the busiest time of the year.

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UK’s 50 Best Indies 2019

Published:  09 September, 2019

Welcome to the UK’s 50 Best Indies 2019, celebrating and elevating those at the top of their game

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Daniel Lambert offering up the wine trip of a lifetime

Published:  09 September, 2019

Daniel Lambert Wines has the dream round-the-world ticket up for grabs to the winner of its new independent incentive scheme.

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JN Wine snaps up Highbury Vintners

Published:  06 September, 2019

Northern Ireland based JN Wine has acquired independent London merchant Highbury Vintners for an undisclosed sum.

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Bon Coeur throws down gauntlet to wine enthusiasts

Published:  30 August, 2019

North Yorkshire based Bon Coeur Fine Wines is marking its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new initiative, which will allow “keen novices” to test their skills as part of a unique tasting panel.

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Jeroboams poaches buyer from Enotria & Coe

Published:  30 August, 2019

Jeroboams has appointed Maggie Macpherson to the role of buyer.

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Harpers 50 Best Indies to be announced

Published:  22 August, 2019

The countdown is on to the big reveal of the UK’s 50 Best Indies awards on 9th September.

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Looking ahead: Ted Sandbach, managing director, Oxford Wine Company

Published:  13 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Harpers teams with Wines Direct to exclusively reveal Consumer Awards 2019

Published:  05 August, 2019

Harpers has teamed up with Wines Direct to exclusively reveal the winners of Wines Direct Consumer Awards 2019 (indies and large merchants) alongside new insight into shopping behaviours drawn from the responses of more than 1,700 consumers

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Looking ahead: Matt Hennings, managing director, Hennings Wine

Published:  31 July, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Milroys gears up to open second permanent venue

Published:  25 July, 2019

Whisky specialist Milroys Soho has revealed it is opening its second permanent residence in a townhouse within the heart of Spitalfields.

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