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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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Southern hemisphere looks good for bulk wine, says Murphy Wine Company January 2014

Published:  16 January, 2014
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?New Zealand: it's not all about Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  13 January, 2014

The UK remains central to New Zealand's wine-export strategy as it looks to widen its appeal across all channels of the market. Ahead of this month's generic UK tasting, Anne Krebiehl looks at its opportunities in 2014

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Wine retailing: turning stores into entertainment destinations to compete with online

Published:  10 January, 2014

To stop losing sales to the internet, high-street outlets must become destinations, offering as much theatre as wine, reports Glynn Davis

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Country report: re-inventing Australia

Published:  10 January, 2014

Despite a difficult few years, Australia's winegrowers have been finding more and more reasons to be cheerful - even before the Ashes.

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?All hail the craftsmen of British cider

Published:  10 January, 2014

At last year's Glastonbury festival, the Cider Bus turned out to be as big an attraction as some of the bands on stage. Music fans queued up throughout the three days of the festival to buy bottles of sparkling Cider Bus, hot and spicy Somerset cider or draught cider served straight from oak barrels.

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It all comes down to brands

Published:  10 January, 2014

How major wine companies develop their brands is pivotal to the future of the industry, November's Wine Vision conference was told.

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Liv-ex Fine Wine Special Report 2013

Published:  20 December, 2013

Liv-ex, the global market place for fine wine specialists, has released its report on the fine wine market for 2013. Find out the key trends, the issues and how the market is set to decline for a third unprecedented year. Subscribers can download the special report.

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WSTA's Economic Impact Asssessment report on alcohol duty

Published:  18 December, 2013

The WSTA'S  Call Time on Duty campaign to try and force the government to scrap the duty escalator on wine and spirits is centred on a report by Ernst & Young that has found that ending the escalator will bring £230m to the Treasury and create 6,000 jobs. You can read the full report and findings here.

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The 7 Best Ways to Improve Online Conversion

Published:  17 December, 2013

Find out how to make the most of your website and take steps to improve online conversion rates with this report from RedEye and Econsultancy and its Conversion Rate Optimization Report. This study looks at what methods and techniques are being used by the larger e-commerce companies and comes up with seven key ways in which e-commerce business can improve their website conversion. Click on the report attached.

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