Legal advice from Olivia Perrot on IP and protecting your business assets

Why legally protecting your business assets and brands is vital to any growth strategy

26 Jan 2015

Olivia Perrott, of law company, Stevens & Bolton LLP, says it is vital wine and spirits businesses protect their brand names and  IP assets if they are to maximise growth       

Crowdfunding

Top 10 crowdfunded drinks trade initiatives Subscription

12 Jan 2015 | By Laura Vickers

The rise in crowdfunding proves that in today’s business world, the customer is more powerful and more vocal than ever before – and the drinks trade has been quick to capitalise. Laura Vickers reports on 10 recent stand-out fund-raising initiatives of the past two years

March for the Indies

March for the Independents campaign to put spotlight on wine merchants

09 Jan 2015

Today Harpers is officially launching its most ambitious project yet to support and promote independent wine merchants. Here’s how you can get involved in March for the Independents

New Zealand is pursuing new avenues when it comes to white grape varieties

New Zealand looks to break away from Sauvignon Blanc Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

New Zealand maintains a privileged, premium position in the UK market and is working hard to shake its over-reliance on Sauvignon Blanc by introducing new styles. Anne Krebiehl MW reports

Suppliers Survey

Up to 95% of suppliers demand retailers change the way they work with them Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

Up to 95% of the 200 suppliers who took part in our survey into the behaviour of major UK retailers want them to change. Here Gemma McKenna reveals what suppliers really think of the big multiples

Tastings

Idea of buying Bordeaux en primeur now is ‘null and void’, says Farr Vintners

03 Jun 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Wine investors who bought one case of each of Bordeaux’s first growth chateaux for the five years from 2009 would have lost £35,000 if they sold last Friday, said the Wall Street Journal’s Will Lyons.

Marc Patch

GM Drinks shows how cash and carry sector can be key to future sales

09 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

GM Drinks has been in business for three years and is already distributing a million bottles a year. Richard Siddle talks to founder Marc Patch about succeeding in the cash-and-carry sector

Rowan Gormley

Rowan Gormley tells the naked truth about Naked Wines Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Erin Smith

No one can deny Naked Wines has an innovative business model, but is it everything it claims to be? Erin Smith asks founder Rowan Gormley to reveal all

The Spirit Cartel brand map

Spirit Cartel drives growth through its premium range of spirits for the on-trade Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Too often the world of high-end spirits can be a very grown-up affair, but not at Spirit Cartel, which is having great fun making a name for itself with an award-winning range of premium spirits.

Suppliers Survey

Up to 95% of suppliers demand retailers change the way they work with them Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

Up to 95% of the 200 suppliers who took part in our survey into the behaviour of major UK retailers want them to change. Here Gemma McKenna reveals what suppliers really think of the big multiples

The craft beer trends in the US

Matthew Gaughan on what the UK can learn from the rise of craft beers in the US

16 Dec 2014 | By Matthew Gaughan

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.  

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Demystifying Ecommerce Wine

Over 40% of Brits will buy wine online this Christmas, says Harpers new e-commerce report

05 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

    Over 40% of Brits will buy their Christmas wine online this year, according to a new report published today by Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Gin Cocktail

Christmas Report: Gin is a must-have festive tonic Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Helen Arnold

Once the preserve of the stockbroker set, recent years have seen gin reach a much younger and more fashionable audience. Helen Arnold assesses whether gin can stay on its upward journey

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