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Joe Fattorini: selling obscure online

Published:  30 July, 2019

JOE FATTORINI

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Damned if we do, damned if we don’t

Published:  26 July, 2019

Over breakfast in a lovely B&B in Corbridge, an ideal overnight stop before the last leg of our cycling trip along Hadrian’s Wall, the conversation turned to alcohol consumption in Scotland. One of our group, Paul, a qualified doctor and psychiatrist, was expounding the virtues of Minimum Unit Pricing as a weapon to fight the scourge of alcohol abuse amongst the Scottish poor.

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My Perfect Customer: Wolseley Wine Loft

Published:  25 July, 2019

In the first of a new series Dave Eglington from Stafford’s Wolseley Wine Loft shares his customer secrets and tips on how to build and maintain relations in the independent off-trade.

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Ask An Indie: Hal Wilson thinks pink

Published:  24 July, 2019

Everyone may be banging on about orange wine at the moment, but let’s face it there’s only one colour that’s flying of the shelves at this time of year – pink.

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Graft Wine’s Nik Darlington introduces the company’s new wines

Published:  24 July, 2019

Nik Darlington and David Knott have been busy since merging Red Squirrel and The Knotted Vine to create the Graft Wine Company, signing up a raft of new producers and wines to bring to the UK.

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Q&A: Ben Henshaw, director, Indigo Wines

Published:  23 July, 2019

Off-piste importer Ben Henshaw talks Andrew Catchpole through his latest hands-on passion for making wine

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Q&A: Jan Konetzki, director of wine, Ten Trinity Square

Published:  18 July, 2019

Lisa Riley meets the sommelier who has been Chatéau Latour and Artemis Domaines’ ambassador since 2016

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Q&A: Hemant Kotecha, founder/managing director, Myliko Wines

Published:  15 July, 2019

Widely credited as establishing Hungarian wine in the UK, Myliko Wines’ founder and managing director Hemant Kotecha caught up with Jo Gilbert to explain how importing ski jackets from Romania evolved into a pioneering wine business

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Guy Woodward: Accentuate the positive

Published:  11 July, 2019

GUY WOODWARD

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Tim Atkin MW: Celebrating Chenin

Published:  10 July, 2019

TIM ATKIN MW

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Importer Insight: Seckford Agencies

Published:  01 July, 2019

Seckford was founded in 1999 by Pippa Woods to highlight the brilliant wines of the new world. Twenty years on the importer now works with almost 50 producers from across the new world, with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa being particular strongholds.

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Joe Fattorini: Why sometimes, paying more feels like less

Published:  25 June, 2019

Joe Fattorini

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why wine brands are here to stay

Published:  24 June, 2019

Branded wines beware! Man your defences! Private Labels are on the march, and they are coming to get you.

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Q&A: Justine McGovern and Damien Jackman, directors, California Wine Institute UK & Ireland

Published:  21 June, 2019

Ahead of a joint Harpers-California Wine Institute session on sustainability (details below), Andrew Catchpole catches up with the team fronting the Golden State’s wines

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Q&A: Kim Wilson and Joy Edmondson, North South Wines

Published:  18 June, 2019

Innovative, agile and on-trend, North South Wines is shaking up the traditional importer model. Andrew Catchpole meets its founders

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Guy Woodward: Why low and no wine has a problem

Published:  11 June, 2019

Guy Woodward

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Tim Atkin MW: Why wines from Tenerife are special

Published:  06 June, 2019

“You’re joking,” said María Hontoria, the oenologist from the governing Cabildo de Tenerife. “I thought everyone from the UK had been here.” Her surprise was justified. Nearly six million tourists visit each year and more than a third are Brits. Tenerife is package-tour central, served by dozens of airlines bringing holidaymakers to resorts such as Playa de los Américas, but it’s also much more: a beautiful island with an intriguing history, stunning landscapes and some of Spain’s most exciting wines.

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Joe Fattorini: on mythological punt’rs

Published:  04 June, 2019

Taking a punt on heuristic pleasure, Joe Fattorini, head of London sales at Fields, Morris & Verdin, calls for wine shortcuts rather than rules

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Berkmann Q&A: building on solid ground

Published:  28 May, 2019

Andrew Catchpole meets the Berkmann team to talk values, vision and evolution in the trade

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Your wine probably does not exist

Published:  23 May, 2019

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?”

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