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Suppliers and indpendents unite for Best Practice debate Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle, Erin Smith

To help independents and suppliers work together more effectively Harpers hosted an open trade debate to see the difference the Best Practice Guidelines are having on day-to-day business.

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North South latest supplier to sign up to Best Practice Guidelines

03 Nov 2014 | By Richard Siddle

North South Wines is the 21st supplier and the latest company to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines which looks to help suppliers and independent wine merchants work closer together.

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Daniel Lambert signs up to Best Practice Guidelines and calls for more action

24 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Daniel Lambert Wines is the latest company to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines which looks to help suppliers and independent wine merchants work closer together.


An introduction to Harpers' Best Practice Guidelines, where it started and how it has grown.

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To sign up you simply have to set out what it is your company is doing to comply with and follow the guidelines

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The 7 pledges to help ensure greater transparency between suppliers and independents

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There are now a number of ways in which you can help publicise the fact you have signed up to the Best Practice Guidelines

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Tim Atkin

Bordeaux's last chance to transform "out of touch" en primeur system says Tim Atkin

06 Mar 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Leading UK wine critic and Harpers columnist, Tim Atkin MW, has fired a warning shot across the bows of Bordeaux and warned its producers and chateaux that they need to listen to the international critricism of its en primeur system and make serious changes or risk looking “ridiculous” in the eyes of the wine world.

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants presents his advice to independents

Indies must set the agenda with suppliers to be better buyers hears Harpers conference

06 Mar 2015 | By Erin Smith

It does not matter how good you are at tasting wine, if there is one skill every independent merchant must master it is the power to get the most out of the suppliers you choose to supply your wine.

March for the Independents

Chiefs of the Week: the UK's independent wine merchants

06 Mar 2015 | By Richard Siddle

For over the last month Harpers has been celebrating and putting the spotlight on the work independent wine merchants do and the growing importance they have on the drinks industry as part of our March for the Independents campaign.

French v British

UK vs France: the differences in marketing regulation of alcoholic drinks Subscription

06 Mar 2015

If we think drinks legislation is inhibitive in the UK we only need look across the Channel to cheer ourselves. We asked Dr Tom Farrell and Dr Benoît Lecat which system is more fit for purpose in the 21st century.


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