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Q&A: Diana Rollan, beverage group category manager, D&D London

Published:  06 September, 2018

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Neil Anderson: The importance of niche wine brands

Published:  18 September, 2018

We need to get wine brands right for the sake of the future of the category, argues Neil Anderson, marketing director, Kingsland Drinks.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why we should pay attention to Adrian Chiles

Published:  13 September, 2018

Adrian Chiles’ engaging documentary ‘Drinkers like Me’, broadcast on August 27th on BBC2, probably did more to encourage UK consumers to think about how much they are drinking, and why, than any number of initiatives by Drinkaware or the rigid strait jackets imposed by the Portman Group.

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Guy Woodward: Experiences sell, and wine is an experience. So why the disconnect?

Published:  06 September, 2018

Guy Woodward, Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Tim Atkin MW: Critical times for Argentina

Published:  06 September, 2018

Every year at the end of my tour of Argentina, I sit down with Dr Nicolas Catena of Bodega Catena Zapata. He wants to talk about wine – new bodegas and regions, the latest vintage – while I want to talk about economics, his speciality. Before he became one of the leading figures in the Argentinian wine industry, Catena was a top academic and is still enormously perceptive.

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Lidl consultants look ahead to the retailer's Autumn Wine Tour

Published:  03 September, 2018

Lidl has introduced its Autumn Wine Tour selection, with the focus firmly on France. The ‘Wine Tour’ comprises 25 wines, all French, which will be available for two months in all of Lidl’s 710 stores, from September 28. In addition to their core range of 100 wines, the group bring in six ‘wine tours’ per year, each comprising 25 wines.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Are commercial bribes acceptable in the wine business?

Published:  29 August, 2018

A question to test the mettle of any commercial wine buyer: What are the criteria you use to select your wine range?

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Meet the buyers: Ted Sandbach, the Oxford Wine Company

Published:  28 August, 2018

This month our meet the buyers series refreshes with a trio of local champions working in the regional independent sector. We round things up with Ted Sandbach, managing director of the Oxford Wine Company.

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Meet the buyers: Mark Crawford, Exel Wines

Published:  23 August, 2018

This month our meet the buyers series refreshes with a trio of local champions working in the regional independent sector. Next up is Mark Crawford, business development at Exel Wines in Perth.

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Q&A: Sir Ian Botham

Published:  20 August, 2018

Cricket legend turned winemaker ‘Beefy’ Botham talks to Harpers about his new wine range

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Looking ahead: Richard Cochrane, Félix Solís UK

Published:  17 August, 2018

As we head towards the second half of 2018, Harpers asks key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities.

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Dan Jago, chief executive, Berry Bros. & Rudd; chairman, WSTA

Published:  15 August, 2018

From beginnings to Brexit, the UK wine trade stalwart talks Andrew Catchpole through his career so far and looks at what lies ahead

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Meet the buyers: Jon Moore, Mumbles Fine Wines

Published:  09 August, 2018

This month our meet the buyers series refreshes with a trio of local champions working in the regional independent sector. First up is Jon Moore, general manager/buyer at Mumbles Fine Wines in Swansea.

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Guy Woodward: Fake wine "good for consumers". Are you kidding?

Published:  08 August, 2018

The Times, in its increasingly sensationalist manner, splashed another of those fatuous wine stories on page three the other day. “Cloned Frankenwines fool even experts”, was the loaded, somewhat clumsy headline.

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Tim Atkin MW: The cost of the dream

Published:  02 August, 2018

Is marriage a matter of the head or the heart? Driving back from my godson’s wedding in Nottingham recently, I heard an interview with Baroness Fiona Shackleton, Britain’s leading divorce lawyer, on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, about this very conundrum.

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Meet the buyers: Gregory Andrews, D Vine Cellars

Published:  01 August, 2018

Hybrids that mix it up with wine and food spill the beans on how to juggle retail and in-house hospitality.

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Meet the buyers: Arancha Lopez Perez, Ten Green Bottles

Published:  31 July, 2018

Hybrids that mix it up with wine and food spill the beans on how to juggle retail and in-house hospitality.

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Why the wine industry must embrace its older drinkers

Published:  26 July, 2018

New research reveals the younger drinker continues to say no to wine while the over 45’s can’t get enough. This is a big opportunity, argues Neil Anderson of Kingsland Drinks.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Are wine drinkers being duped?

Published:  23 July, 2018

So, it’s au revoir to Monsieur Paillard, for 20 years the President of the Commission for the Protection of Champagne. He has thrown his toys out of the pram at the news that Champagne Palmer has signed an exclusive distribution deal in the US with Constellation Brand’s fine wine division.

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Q&A: Laure Patry, Pollen Street Social Group

Published:  19 July, 2018

Brexit may be a big headache, but London is still one of the best places in the world to be a sommelier, group head sommelier Laure Patry tells Harpers

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