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Peer recommendations and traffic building search tools are vital for online wine sales

Published:  04 April, 2014

Bernadette Costello reports on the growing importance of online recommendations and why it is vital you find ways to convince search engines to drive more traffic to your website

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ProWein: What the trade thought of the 2014 show

Published:  04 April, 2014

Last month it seemed like the entire UK wine trade had decamped to Düsseldorf for ProWein. The Harpers team was there to find out what key trends emerged and why the show is now so important.

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How California's wine kings lead the industry

Published:  12 March, 2014

When it comes to innovation, California holds all the trump cards. Erin Smith visits winemakers, technologists and designers across the region to find out why.

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How to develop wineries that offer relaxation and wow factor

Published:  11 March, 2014

With wine tourism exploding in key areas around the world, wineries are realising the financial, branding, and marketing importance of creating a "unique experience" to attract visitors in the face of growing competition.

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Treasury Wine Estates presents its independent strategy to Top Merchants

Published:  07 March, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates is one of a number of major wine companies looking to build sales in the independent sector. Its fine wine team joined the latest Independent Wine Crew meeting to set out its strategy and find out how it can better serve the sector. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report

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Working together: leading independent merchants pool their skills and resources

Published:  07 March, 2014

The third meeting of Harpers' Independent Wine Crew of leading multi-site wine merchants reflected a real step-change in how they are able to help each other in buying, sourcing and storing wine. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report

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How growth in tapas is driving consumer understanding of Spanish wine

Published:  07 March, 2014

UK consumers are just discovering that Spain's wine regions offer as much diversity, quality and value as its tapas. Andrew Catchpole reports

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How China is opening its doors to mainstream imported wine

Published:  07 March, 2014

James Lawrence looks at the bigger picture when it comes to the Chinese wine market

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Christmas 2013: the winners and losers

Published:  07 March, 2014

Helen Stares, client business partner at Nielsen, takes a look at premiumisation across the drinks trade last Christmas and how the solid growth was at the top end

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Why peer and consumer reviews are becoming crucial to online success

Published:  07 March, 2014

With an abundance of sites encouraging online reviews, wine consumers are listening to each other when it comes to shopping on the web. Gemma McKenna reports.

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February bulk wine prices

Published:  18 February, 2014

Keep on top of the latest bulk wine prices with the latest spreadsheet from bulk wine brokers, Murphy Wine Company, for February 2014.

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Buyers bullish as larger harvests are a boon for entry level wines

Published:  13 February, 2014

With stronger harvests around the world in 2013 and 2014, more established markets look likely to make a comeback in the entry level bulk wines market.

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Harpers Report: The best route to market for buyers and sellers of wine

Published:  07 February, 2014

There have never been more choices available to producers and buyers alike on how to distribute and source wines in the UK market. Harpers has produced a new Routes to Market report to help you find the best solution for your business. It is available free of charge to Harpers subscribers through the Insights section of Harpers.co.uk or, for non-subscribers, it can be purchased from our shop (see right hand tab) for £99 plus VAT.

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Trade divided over this year's 'en primeur'

Published:  07 February, 2014

No one has officially sipped a single glass of the 2013 Bordeaux en primeur campaign and it is already one of the most controversial vintages in living memory. Gemma McKenna explains why

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?The Smith report: The rise of the Great British pound

Published:  07 February, 2014

Erin Smith assesses the currency map as the pound continues to gain ground

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The French Revolution

Published:  07 February, 2014

Without ever having really gone away, French wine is making a huge comeback. Where did it all go right? Andrew Catchpole investigates

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Portugal: searching for an identity

Published:  07 February, 2014

It might not be top of the charts when it comes to sales, but there are few wine countries with as much untapped potential as Portgual. Richard Woodard reports

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Finding the best bank account for your business

Published:  30 January, 2014

Opening a business bank account should be quite easy. However, banks seem to deliberately muddy the waters so as to make choosing harder than it really should be.

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Harpers report: Online Wine

Published:  30 January, 2014

Despite major supermarkets launching their internet sites by selling just wine the online drinks category has been slow to move on. But things are changing. The launch of Morrisons Cellar, the Tesco Wine co-buying initiative, and Amazon selling wine, shows online drinks is on the up. This subscriber only report can also be bought separately for £99 from the Harpers Shop - see panel.

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Euromonitor: Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2014

Published:  20 January, 2014

Get on top of the key changes in consumer needs and behaviour with exclusive access to Euromonitor's new Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2014 by Daphne Kasriel-Alexander.

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