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Disgraced Bordeaux UK chief banned as director for nine years

Published:  06 November, 2013

Ian Vanderhook of Bordeaux UK has been banned as a director for nine years after his company collapsed with debts of more than £10m.

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Global wine production is shifting away from Europe says Cobevco's Justin Knock MW

Published:  06 November, 2013

The 2013 global wine harvest is further confirmation that Europe is losing ground on its dominant position as the largest wine growing continent in the world.

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Wine brands with no back story will struggle warns Ste Michelle's Ted Baseler ahead of Wine Vision

Published:  05 November, 2013

New wine launches that offer no back story other than what varietal or blend they are are not going to connect with modern wine consumers, warns Ted Baseler, president and chief executive of US winery, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, speaking ahead of this month's Wine Vision conference in London.

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British economic growth to gain momentum through to 2015 predicts the CBI

Published:  05 November, 2013

A further sign that the economy is recovering is given today by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) which has raised its economic growth forecasts for both 2013 and 2014 and is forecasting growth to gather even greater momentum into 2015.

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Why creating "magic" in-store is key to our success says Waitrose chief

Published:  05 November, 2013

Doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing and creating magic when customers enter stores are key tactics being used to drive sales across Waitrose, according to managing director Mark Price.

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Get your dancing shoes on for the Benevolent's Christmas Ceilidh

Published:  05 November, 2013

The Benevolent is looking to get the wine and spirits trade in to the festive spirit early by hosting a Christmas Ceilidh on November 28.

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Wine Rack to unveil new look store concept on November 7 in West Byfleet

Published:  05 November, 2013

The new store concept for Wine Rack is to be officially unveiled on November 7 in West Byfleet, Surrey when owners, Conviviality Retail, open the doors to what it hopes will be a new retail wine offer to high street wine buyers.

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South Africa to focus on US and emerging African markets says new WOSA chief

Published:  04 November, 2013

South Africa will increasingly target the entire domestic market of Africa along with the US as trading conditions become ever more challenging in mature export markets such as the UK, according to the new head of Wines of South Africa (WOSA).

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Global wine production in 2013 is expected to be up 10% on 2012 says OIV

Published:  04 November, 2013

The worldwide production of wine in 2013 is up by over 10% on the 2012 vintage, according to the latest figures from the OIV (Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin).

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Analysis: How France is holding its own in global wine production despite difficult 2013 vintage

Published:  04 November, 2013

In response to last week's report from Morgan Stanley Research, which revealed a possible global wine shortage on the horizon, Harpers.co.uk is taking a closer look at key wine producing countries to assess whether they may or may not be contributing to the the global wine shortage hype. Today we look at France.

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China could be world's second largest wine consuming country within five years

Published:  04 November, 2013

China is on course to be the second largest wine consuming country behind the United States within the next five years, according to Don St Pierre Jr, co-founder of Chinese importing company, ASC Fine Wines, speaking ahead of his appearance at this month's Wine Vision conference in London, being organised in partnership with Harpers.

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Richard Siddle: the PR lessons to be learnt from recent media blitz on wine

Published:  04 November, 2013
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Global bulk wine market opens up says Murphy Wine Company

Published:  01 November, 2013

Buyers are currently experiencing a certain sense of relief as the global bulk wine supply has opened up and created a slight breathing space.   Big harvests this year in the Southern hemisphere helped relieve the pressure from the losses of the 2012 European harvest.  The 2013 Northern hemisphere harvests are indicating  a return to average crop levels in Europe, and California is set to have another big crop which will help to continue the trend.

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Australians turn their backs on imported sparkling wine in favour of home grown fizz

Published:  01 November, 2013

The prospects for Australian sparkling wine are looking rosy, thanks to a weakening dollar which has forced the cost of imported wines up, according to new research from Wine Intelligence.

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UK trade's first chance to taste New Zealand's "best ever" vintage

Published:  01 November, 2013

The UK wine trade will get its first chance to taste wines from what is claimed could be the best New Zealand wine vintage in history at a special New Release Tasting organised by New Zealand Winegrowersin London on November 5.

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Master of Malt launches whisky and gin advent calendars

Published:  01 November, 2013

Whisky and gin lovers will get the chance to enjoy specially created advent calendars from Drinks by the Dram, part of the Master of Malt website which takes bottles of whisky and splits them into 3cl/30ml drams so customers can sample a whisky before committing to buying a bottle.

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Analysis: Australia's role in global wine shortage concerns

Published:  01 November, 2013

Buy some wine stock and lock the bottles up - a wine shortage may be on the horizon. Morgan Stanley Research released a report titled, "The Global Wine Industry" this week, calling out the risk of an impending 'shortage'.

The report has received widescale media coverage this week and a number of critics have lined up to challenge its findings.

Harpers.co.uk decided to take a look at a few of the key production countries that were reviewed in the report to see what role, if any, they may be playing, in the shortage that may or may not be on the horizon. Starting with Australia.

 

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Published:  01 November, 2013
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Ancre Hill comes out top in first Welsh Vineyard Association awards

Published:  01 November, 2013

Ancre Hill cemented its place as Wales' premier winery by winning the sole Gold and three of the five Silvers in the inaugural Welsh Vineyard Association Awards, held on Monday 28 October at Llanerch Vineyards near Cardiff.

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Stronger supplier relations are key to tackling global wine shortage says Virgin Wines

Published:  01 November, 2013

If the global wine market is to cope with the on-going issue of consumer demand outstripping wine supply it has to focus on building stronger trade relations between buyers and producers, according to Andrew Baker, head wine buyer for Virgin Wines, the major UK wine retailer, comments on the UK market.

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