Richard Siddle

Richard Siddle: time to stand up and applaud Majestic and Oddbins

08 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

For my sins I have spent the best part of the last 20 years writing about and reporting on the UK retail sector.  In that time I have come to respect, perhaps even love some of the country’s most well-known retail brands, some of which can rightly be described as amongst the best in the world.

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Visit to Monte Bello with the Legendary Paul Draper

01 Oct 2014 | By Gilbert Winfield

A visit to California to stay with friends in Santa Clara, just south of San Francisco, started with the principle that this was a wine drinking, not wine tasting trip. No vineyard visits, just barbecues, some sightseeing, and a bit of healthy imbibing. So of course, when we realised that our friends lived about 20 minutes away from Ridge Vineyards, we called and made an appointment straight away. For my sins, I worked for Steven Spurrier in the early 80s while his wine ‘empire’ was still ...

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Celebrating with Moët & Chandon

Moët & Chandon joins Europe's celebrations at the Ryder Cup

29 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Europe’s victory in this weekend’s Ryder Cup brought smiles not only to golf fans across the continent, but to the marketing team at Moët & Chandon whose sponsorship of the event resulted in priceless images of the winning team celebrating with its Champagne appearing in the international press around the world.

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

26 Sep 2014 | By Erin Smith

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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Chief of the week: Advertising legend Sir John Hegarty

19 Sep 2014 | By Claret Pimpernel

lThe words “guru” and “legend” are bandied around by us journalists far too often to try and bring attention to what someone who is far from being either of those two things has just told us.

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

19 Sep 2014 | By Erin Smith

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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