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  • Dr Damien Wilson on the need for the trade and academia to work closer together

    Dr Damien Wilson on bridging the gap between wine academics and the trade

    As the summer holidays in Europe wind down to a close, I find myself preparing for another promising year as an academic. However, fronting the ever-present glow of my computer screen, a quick glance at twitter reminded me of the uproar that researchers in wine business create when highlighting inconsistencies by practitioners in the wine market.

  • Chief or Legend of the week: Sir John Hegarty

    Chief of the week: Advertising legend Sir John Hegarty

    lThe words “guru” and “legend” are bandied around by us journalists far too often to try and bring attention to what someone who is far from being either of those two things has just told us.

  • Matthew Dickinson

    Matthew Dickinson: why some producers and agents need a kick up the...

    I’ve never worried about being controversial, and some statements in this post may shock - so if you don’t want to know the score, look away now. Whisper it: “Some producers do not invest sufficiently in their commercial activities.”’ And perhaps even more quietly: “Some agents squat on an agreement with a producer without doing anything for their commissions.”

  • Anna Greenhous

    Anna Greenhous: how sake brewing is growing around the world

    Having recently detailed the history of  sake-brewing in the US, Anna Greenhous now looks at sake-brewing in the rest of the world outside of Japan:

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    Martin Sealy on how suppliers working together can cut supply chain costs

    Traditionally the concept of collaborating with competitors has seemed at odds with gaining a market advantage, and subsequently manufacturers and retailers of wines and spirits have sought different routes to market to find that edge.

  • Jochen Erler looks at South Africa

    Jochen Erler assesses South African wine trends

    South Africa’s wine industry can be considered one of the most dynamic worldwide. Its wine production has been driven by its exports  -  both increased by 50% since 2000, indicating that local consumption has remained the same over these years.

  • Ryan Opaz on let's make the most of wine

    Ryan Opaz: let's have fun and make the most of what we can do with wine

    “The first thing you need to know about Rioja to understand its wines is…” “If you really want to appreciate sweet wines you first need to understand…” “This wine will not show its full potential unless you pair it with…”  

  • Unravelling the secrets of Burgundy

    Justin Keay discovers the delights of Burgundy - for the first time

    I guess most oenophiles have gaps in their wine CV – the vast growth of the industry over the past 20 years somehow makes it inevitable. One of mine though was really quite large. Although familiar with most of France’s wine regions – Bordeaux left and right, beautiful Alsace, Champagne, the Rhone Valley, Provence – I had never managed to make it to Burgundy.

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Harpers Awards 2014

Harpers Awards 2014 winners announced at London's Hurlingham Club

02 Jun 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Morrisons, Naked Wines, Bibendum, Corks Out, Vinoteca and the Chiltern Fire House were some of the big name winners announced tonight at the Harpers Awards at London’s Hurlingham Club.

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Santa Carolina | A Journey through Chilean Wine

Santa Carolina has become a point of reference in Chile as the standard bearer of winemaking heritage preservation while being at the forefront of innovative developments.

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