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Pierre Levron

Big interview: Pierre Levron on why Costco takes wines and spirits so seriously Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Don

Costco likes to pile it high, so if you secure a listing there you can expect to see sales take off overnight. Pierre Levron explains to Andrew Don why the wholesaler takes beers, wines and spirits so seriously

Richard Clark

Halewood International is always on the look out for the next "Crabbie's" says Richard Clark

08 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Don

Richard Clark, director of innovation at Halewood International, says the company is always on the lookout for the next Crabbie’s, as it looks to drive innovation across all the drinks categories in its portfolio.

"If Carlsberg did Wine & Spirits"

For future growth Carlsberg must succeed in wine as well as beer, says James Lousada Subscription

08 Aug 2014 | By Richard Siddle

As Carlsberg’s specialist wine and spirits division, now called Crown Cellars, celebrates over 20 years, the brewer’s UK chief executive, James Lousada, explains to Richard Siddle why wines and spirits are now so important to the group

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George Workman of Frizzenti

George Workman of Frizzenti on the huge opportunties for wine on-tap

07 Aug 2014

We talk to George Workman, managing director of Frizzenti, the company behind the on-tap serve for Italian sparkling wine about how he sees the Prosecco and sparkling wine market growing and developing in the future.

Diana Hunter

Diana Hunter, Conviviality CEO, on the new BB’s Warehouse concept Subscription

06 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Diana Hunter is chief executive of Conviviality Retail, owner of the Bargain Booze network. Last week the firm announced the launch of a new concept – BB’s Warehouse – a destination discount off-licence warehouse. Gemma McKenna finds out more.

Evuna is looking to expand its Spanish tapas bar and shop concept

Evuna looks to build on success of second Manchester Spanish wine bar concept

05 Aug 2014 | By Nigel Huddleston

It’s taken over a decade for Manchester’s tapas and Spanish wine institution Evuna to get round to opening its second site, but now it has its sights set on opening more.

Jean-Claude Mas

Jean-Claude Mas on how he has helped build a global French wine brand Subscription

04 Aug 2014 | By James Lawrence

  Domaines Paul Mas is a poster-child for the modern face of the Languedoc: brand-driven, export focused wines at competitive price points. Under the leadership of Jean-Claude Mas since 2000, the Domaine has expanded its holdings to include eight estates, over 400 hectares of vineyards and seven key brands. Today they produce 18 million bottles on average. With further plans for expansion, Jean-Claude explains why he has finally decided to do business ...

Christine Parkinson

Christine Parkinson on driving sake with customers and sommeliers at Hakkasan Subscription

01 Aug 2014 | By Helen Arnold

Helen Arnold talks sake with Christine Parkinson, chief wine buyer at the 12-strong Hakkasan restaurant chain, the first company to put some of its sommeliers through a new WSET sake course.

Rie Yoshitake

Rie Yoshitake on promoting sake around the world with the IWC

31 Jul 2014 | By Anna Greenhous

Anna Greenhous talks to Rie Yoshitake, UK representative of the Sake Samurai Association, about how the IWC sake category came about, its impact and success in promoting sake across the world.

WC's Jayke Mangion and Andy Bell

Jayke Mangion on the story behind setting up a restaurant in an old Clapham public toilet Subscription

29 Jul 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

  Douglas Blyde meets the co-founder of “WC”, the new wine and charcuterie bar located in a Victorian former public toilet in Clapham.    

Andrew Weeber Gusbourne, chairman of Gusbourne Estate

Andrew Weeber Gusbourne looks back at ten years of growth at his English winery Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl

Andrew Weeber Gusbourne, chairman of Gusbourne plc, talks to Anne Krebiehl at the celebration of the estate’s tenth anniversary. He remembers the past decade and looks ahead, always with his motto in mind: “There’s always room at the top.” Congratulations and happy 10th birthday, Gusbourne!

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