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Breast (and bottle) is best at Brasserie Blanc

29 Jul 2014 | By Claret Pimpernel

We all know how madly competitive the restaurant world can be with seemingly every trick in the book being deployed to entice customers in through the door.

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    Lavaux

    Geoffrey Dean is blown away by beauty and quality of Switzerland's Lavaux wine region

    24 Jul 2014 | By Geoffrey Dean

    When Patrick Fonjallaz’s grandfather bought a 32,000-litre foudre at the Geneva Exposition of 1897, he got home to find it was too big to fit into his cellar on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. So he built another one, where the magnificently ornate foudre is still housed. It is not used for wine maturation any more, but stands sentinel-like in the winery, a reminder of the canton of Vaud’s distinguished winemaking history.

    Anna and Wilson Thorburn owner of Domaine l'Ancienne Ecole

    Anna Thorburn of Domaine l’Ancienne Ecole on leaving law to make wine in the Côtes du Rhône

    22 Jul 2014 | By Erin Smith

    Anna Thorburn talks with harpers.co.uk about embarking on every winelover’s dream- chucking it all to move to France and starting a winery.  She imparts her experience and the lessons learned about the joys and hard work it takes to make such a dream a reality.

    How much sugar is in wine?

    Laura Thomas on why the wine trade can't ignore the sugar debate

    21 Jul 2014

    Following recent government advice to halve your sugar intake, we catch up with health coach Laura Thomas, to find out why the wine industry should sit up and take note.

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    Guiness Made of More campaign

    Andy Palmer on why big brands have forgotten advertising is about "selling" Video

    18 Jul 2014

    There is a prevailing school of thought in the advertising business that to change consumer behaviour you first need to change consumer attitudes [and by consumer behaviour we mean getting people to buy stuff].

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    DO PURPOSE Why brands with a purpose do better and more

    Book review: Jerry Lockspeiser on DO PURPOSE: Why brands with a purpose do better and matter more

    15 Jul 2014 | By Jerry Lockspeiser

    In the new Uncorked Book Club area on Harpers.co.uk books, featuring new and interesting titles for the trade, Jerry Lockspeiser discusses why this David Hieatt book on brands got so far into his head that it is still there days later…

    Anna Greenhous

    Anna Greenhous assesses Bibendum's new sake range

    14 Jul 2014 | By Anna Greenhous

    Hot on the heels of Bibendum’s launch of its new premium sake range, Anna Greenhous talks about the new range, the potential for pairing with non-Japanese food and the possibilities of the rice-based beverage as part of a wider cocktail offering.

    Miles Beale

    WSTA's Miles Beale gears up for the next battle to cut wine duty

    04 Jul 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

    Fresh from victory in the battle against hiking alcohol duty ever-upwards, the Wine & Spirit Trade Association’s chief executive is already champing at the bit to secure a fair duty level next time around.

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