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Sparkling

Published:  07 October, 2013

Traditionally sparkling wine and Champagne were considered special purchases and were strictly reserved for high days and holidays when there was something to celebrate, such as weddings, Christmas and birthdays. However, sparkling wine is increasingly becoming the drink of choice in a far wider range of social situations, and occasions, be it simply enjoying a meal or drinks with friends or family and is often selected in preference to still wines.

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Port & Sherry Buyer & Sommelier Views

Published:  07 October, 2013

Views from: Gyles Walker, wine buyer, Morrisons; Hal Wilson, managing director, Cambridge Wine Merchants; Rémi Cousin, assistant head sommelier, the Fat Duck; Andrea Briccarello, head sommelier, Galvin La Chapelle.

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Fortified

Published:  07 October, 2013

Port continues to show resilience in the UK, with sales growing by value in a stagnant wine market. For Mark Symonds of Fells (Symington Ports), the category's price hierarchy is a key positive, with products available from cheap ruby through LBV, aged tawnies and colheitas, single quinta vintage and traditional vintage.

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Sparkling Producer & Supplier Views

Published:  07 October, 2013

Views from: Damian Clarke, managing director, Freixenet; Christine Follador, marketing and sales manager, Follador; Massimo Tuzzi, chief international officer, Zonin; Jon Sampson, prestige and portfolio brands director, Bacardi-Martini; Carolyn D'Aguilar, brand manager, Codorníu; Canti; Gavioli Gian Paolo, Cantine Maschio; Gianluca Bisol managing director, Bisol Prosecco.

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Sparkling Buyers Views

Published:  07 October, 2013

Views from: Matthew Henning, Hennings Wine Merchants; Ruth Yates, Corks Out.

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Wine Business Solutions: What's the future for Australian Wine?

Published:  03 October, 2013

Following the recent Savour conference in Adelaide, Wine Business Solutions gives its assessment on the future challenges and opportunities for the Australian wine industry and asks the question: Was Savour the Saviour?

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Social media insights: how to make the best use of video

Published:  13 September, 2013

In the second of her specialist columns looking at how best to implement social media in to your business, Bernadette Costello offers her top tips on how to use video.

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How should restaurants choose their wine suppliers?

Published:  06 September, 2013

In the first of a new series, Jade Koch looks at how restaurants should choose their wine suppliers

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Country report: Spain

Published:  06 September, 2013
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Enter Story Headline

Published:  05 September, 2013
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Key global wine trends and winnners and losers in 2013-2014

Published:  05 September, 2013

Erin Smith takes a look at the overall trends influencing the wine industry and looks ahead to who are the likely winners and losers from a changing global economic picture.

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Making the right moves

Published:  20 August, 2013

Choosing the right logistics company is a vital decision. Get it right and you can improve efficiency, cut costs and, most importantly, serve your customers better. Get it wrong and products may not be available when they should be, and you could end up working in an atmosphere of mistrust with your contractor.

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The biggest and best alcohol brands of 2013

Published:  20 August, 2013

So what were the best-performing wine and spirits brands over the past year? Here Erin Smith presents the movers and shakers in wine and spirits taken from The Grocer's Britain's 100 Biggest Alcohol Brands 2013

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It's time to take duty fraud seriously

Published:  20 August, 2013

Trade estimates put the level of losses due to wine duty fraud as high as £300 million a year, but how much is really being done within the industry to tackle a problem that is spiralling out of control? asks Carol Emmas

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The JWT Austerity Index

Published:  16 August, 2013

Austerity Index: How consumers are spending their money and coping in these times of austerity

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Retention of Title: Part two

Published:  25 July, 2013

In the second of a series of articles, wine law specialist Andrew Park looks further at the problems that can arise when enforcing Retention of Title (ROT) claims for wine supplied, and how suppliers can maximise their chances of success

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Qubit: Beers Wines and Spirits Online Benchmark Report

Published:  19 July, 2013

This Qubit benchmark looks at the onsite effectiveness of some of the UK's most popular alcohol retailers' websites. It uses industry best practice criteria to analyse the performance of each site against set customer user journeys.

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Introducing the Harpers France Summit 2013

Published:  18 July, 2013

Harpers' first dedicated French wine day is to be held in London on October 22. Here we present a run down...

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Buying Guide: Supplementary channels

Published:  17 July, 2013

In our last Buying Guide we looked at the three primary channels for sourcing wine in the UK: wholesalers, agents and buying direct. In this follow-up article, Matt Walls looks at the supplementary channels that can help you build the strongest range possible

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CGA Mixed Drinks Report 2013

Published:  17 July, 2013

In this comprehensive report on-trade research specialists, CGA, outline its predictions for the mixed drinks and cocktails categories in UK's bars, clubs and pubs.

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