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The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  26 September, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Climate change prompts Syrah trials in Burgundy

Published:  06 April, 2017

A glass of Burgundian Shiraz, or would you prefer a Beaulojais Cru blended with Syrah? 

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Wine Vision 2015 travels to Bilbao, gateway to Rioja Alavesa, the 'land of a 1,000 wines'

Published:  03 June, 2015

Wine Vision, the must attend event for business leaders across the global wine industry, is set to go global when it returns in November.

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Video: 2014's Wine Vision conference highlights

Published:  29 December, 2014

November's Wine Vision conference brought together the great and the good of the wine world - and focused on everything from how the brain ventriloquises taste to the need to "drag more consumers into the category".

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Swedish drinks monopoly Systembolaget 'not about maximising sales'

Published:  03 December, 2014

"We're in this not for maximising sales but eliminating the harmful effects of alcohol. Is this possible? I think so." These words come from Sara Norrel, head of buying at Systembolaget, the monopoly that controls drinks sales in Sweden.

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Wine trade needs to wake up to online sales, warns e-commerce expert

Published:  02 December, 2014

The wine trade needs to reconcile the "inexorable shift" in wine sales online and the product's overall route to market, warns wine e-commerce expert Matthew Protti. 

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Pernod Ricard UK shakes up senior team

Published:  01 December, 2014

Pernod Ricard has promoted Simon van Moppes to the role of group on-trade director for the global business and Chris Ellis to commercial director for wines and spirits in the UK as it re-examines its market priorities.

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Wine industry should take initiative on calorie labelling, says WSTA chief

Published:  25 November, 2014

The wine industry needs to prepare itself for adding calorie labels to wine bottles, as the battle against obesity continues, warned Wine & Spirit Trade Association chief Miles Beale.

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Supermarket and supplier relations at a "crossroads" warns Pernod Ricard UK chief

Published:  24 November, 2014

Relationships between major supermakets and their suppliers are now at a "crossroads" according to Denis O'Flynn, managing director of Pernod Ricard UK, and we should expect tighter regulations to bring more control over the sector.

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The Week That Was: Wine Vision recap, top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  21 November, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Wine businesses slow to change and connect with consumers, says business guru

Published:  21 November, 2014

Wine businesses are too slow to change and engage with consumers, says business mentor Mike Greene.

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Mintel's Jonny Forsyth: Evolving tastes among global wine drinkers

Published:  20 November, 2014

Wine tastes are evolving but is the industry agile enough to take advantage? Mintel's research clearly illustrates how different the coveted Millennials are to previous generations, global drinks analyst Jonny Forsyth told Wine Vision.

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UK wine trade slow to react to Millennials' sweet tooth, says Mintel

Published:  20 November, 2014

The 18 to 34 year-old age group is partial to sweeter wines, with 44% of wine buyers believing they're better quality than drier ones, but few UK brands have "attacked this space", says Mintel.

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I Heart wine has chance to become a global wine brand Robin Copestick tells Wine Vision

Published:  19 November, 2014

The "I Heart" wine brand has the potential to become a true global wine brand that could be sold in any country in the world, according to Robin Copestick of brand owner, Copestick Murray.

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Day 2 Wine Vision News Blog: Social media is key for producers going direct to consumers

Published:  19 November, 2014

Wine producers need to use social media more effectively to drive sales of their own wines be it going direct to consumers or through traditional retail channels, according to innovative wineries speaking at today's Wine Vision.

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Wine designs fail if don't stand for something, Stranger & Stranger's Kevin Shaw tells Wine Vision

Published:  19 November, 2014

The secret to good brand design is for it to stand for something which is where wine often falls down as they just all "blur" into each other, according to Kevin Shaw, founder of design agency Stranger & Stranger.

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Wine brands need to get on top of Facebook, warns social media campaigner at Wine Vision

Published:  19 November, 2014

Brands should "just be honest and sell their gear" on Facebook and other social media as forcing likes and comments turns off consumers.

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Wine Vision: Wine must engage all the senses, say professors

Published:  18 November, 2014

Winemakers beware - it's "not enough just to get the liquid right" - the emotional connection, background music and lighting also dramatically affect the taste, say top professors.

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Fine wine investment requires 'visionary eye', says Moet chief at Wine Vision

Published:  18 November, 2014

 

You need a "visionary eye" in order to anticipate where best to invest in fine wine production, says Moet Hennessy chief executive of estates and wine Jean Guillaume Prats.

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Wine Vision Live News Blog: Wine has to talk more to young consumers says Wine Riot chief

Published:  18 November, 2014

The wine trade is missing out on marketing to women, with many brands pushing "condescending" butterfly or cupcake messages, says Tyler Balliet, founder of Wine Riot in the US.

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