Own label wines have appeal to the on-trade

Own-label wine is not just for major multiples any longer Subscription

12 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Catchpole

Own-label and private-label wines are no longer the preserve of the major multiples, but what is the attraction for independent merchants and restaurants alike?

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Emerging wine regions in Central and Eastern Europe

Caroline Gilby MW explores Central and Eastern European wines Subscription

12 Aug 2014 | By Caroline Gilby MW

Caroline Gilby MW analyses why the wines and key growing regions of  Central and Eastern Europe are finally taking  their place on the world wine stage.

South Africa's fluctuating exchange rates

The Smith Report: Exchange rate is it a friend or foe? Subscription

11 Aug 2014 | By Erin Smith

The Smith Report takes a look at the opportunities for wine producers in South Africa, where its currency exchange has proven to be both its best friend and its worst enemy.

Yakata Group

Bulgaria's Yakata group strives to change the country's wine image Subscription

11 Aug 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Bulgaria is looking to promote itself as a very different kind of wine-producing country than it was 30 years ago and it seems to be attracting the right level of investment and interest to potentially change its image in the UK wine trade.

Cape Legends' Plaisir del Merle

Cape Legends is pushing the premium wine boundaries in South Africa Subscription

11 Aug 2014 | By Erin Smith

South Africa’s wine industry is changing and the premium wine segment is no exception. Harpers.co.uk talks to the leaders who are pushing the boundaries of Distell’s premium wine portfolio, Cape Legends.

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.

Neal and Peter McAlindon

Direct Wine Shipments help bring premium wine to Northern Ireland

05 May 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Northern Ireland is not generally seen as a hotbed for wine innovation – in fact a recent survey carried out for Wine Business Solutions said the wine scene there was 15 years behind London. But although they’re not great in number, Northern Ireland can boast some truly committed and innovative operators.

John Osborne, PLB's managing director

Interview: John Osborne's sets out his vision for PLB Subscription

04 Apr 2014 | By Richard Siddle

It may only have been three months since John Osborne became PLB’s managing director, but it’s a role he has been working towards his entire career. He talks about the challenges and opportunities facing him, PLB and the industry.

Guillaume Deglise takes over from Robert Beynat

Big interview: Vinexpo's new ceo,Guillaume Deglise, and his plans to modernise the show Subscription

07 Mar 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Guillaume Deglise has big shoes to fill in replacing Robert Beynat as chief executive of Vinexpo. Here he tells Richard Siddle how he intends to create a very different type of show – based largely on the customer and branding lessons learnt from his career in Champagne

Cape Legends' Plaisir del Merle

Cape Legends is pushing the premium wine boundaries in South Africa Subscription

11 Aug 2014 | By Erin Smith

South Africa’s wine industry is changing and the premium wine segment is no exception. Harpers.co.uk talks to the leaders who are pushing the boundaries of Distell’s premium wine portfolio, Cape Legends.

Harpers new on-trade repot: Demystifying Restaurant Bar Consumers

Harpers new consumer report reveals key wine trends in the UK on-trade

08 Aug 2014 | By Richard Siddle

In the second of our exclusive consumer reports, Harpers turns the spotlight on drinking trends in the UK on-trade and finds out what the average Brit thinks of the wine in their glass and what attracts them, or not, to ordering wine when out and out about compared to other drinks  

South Africa

South African wine under the microscope

08 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna, Erin Smith

South Africa may be known for its value-for-money wine, but the country is vying for a spot in more premium territory, as Gemma McKenna and Erin Smith find out

Franchise

High street wine retailers take a fresh look at franchising Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

As Oddbins announces plans to open up 200 franchise stores, Gemma McKenna looks at franchising in the wine trade and, as the economy recovers, asks whether taking on a business that already has the wow factor could be the way forward

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