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Daniel Lambert signs up to Best Practice Guidelines and calls for more action

24 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Daniel Lambert Wines is the latest company to sign up to the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines which looks to help suppliers and independent wine merchants work closer together.

This week

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

24 Oct 2014 | Updated: 24 Oct 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.

On-trade

This week

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

24 Oct 2014 | Updated: 24 Oct 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.

France Summit, Gerrard Basset

Master sommeliers Gerard Basset and Kathrine Larsen flag French wine potential in on-trade

23 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Top sommeliers Gerard Basset and Kathrine Larsen say the on-trade needs to trust staff, not be afraid to have a French wine as the house offering, and tell compelling stories in order to boost sales in the category. 

Producers

Wine Vision 2014

Strong UK delegation of senior executives to appear at global Wine Vision conference

24 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Robin Copestick of Copestick Murray, Troy Christensen of Enotria and Simon McMurtrie of Direct Wines are part of a strong UK line up of major executives that have signed up as key speakers at next month’s global Wine Vision conference.    

Andrew Park

TescoGate: what suppliers can do if unfairly treated by Tesco or any other majors Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Park

Suppliers who feel aggrieved at their treatment at the hands of any major retailer can take action now by complaining to the Groceries Supply Code of Practice adjudicator, writes wine trade lawyer Andrew Park.

Retailers

Wine Vision 2014

Strong UK delegation of senior executives to appear at global Wine Vision conference

24 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Robin Copestick of Copestick Murray, Troy Christensen of Enotria and Simon McMurtrie of Direct Wines are part of a strong UK line up of major executives that have signed up as key speakers at next month’s global Wine Vision conference.    

Tesco Extra

TescoGate: Credit rating downgraded in fear of shareholder litigation

24 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Moody’s Credit Agency further downgraded Tesco short and long-term credit in response to company’s announcement yesterday that it had overstated profits by £263m. Tesco’s ratings will remain on review for further downgrades due to concerns over the potential financial impact for shareholder litigation.

Sommeliers

Wine Vision 2014

Chance for "Harpers Rising Stars" to win a grant for Wine Vision

30 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Harpers is giving talented, rising stars in the global wine industry the chance to take part in this November’s Wine Vision conference by applying for a special Harpers grant.

Danilo Zilli, head Sommelier at Noviko

Danilo Zilli, head sommellier at Novikov, talks about how he fell in love with wine

22 Sep 2014

Danilo Zilli, talks to Harpers.co.uk about the how he fell in love with wine.  Like any relationship, it has its up and downs, but being head sommellier at Novikov offers Zilli a great perk- the opportunity to taste some amazing wines.

Suppliers

Treasury Wine Estates

Treasury Wine Estate's to drive premium wines in the convenience sector

24 Oct 2014 | By Erin Smith

Treasury Wine Estates will continue to focus on the opportunity and potential for premiumising wines in the convenience sector through the festive trading period and into 2015.

Wine Vision 2014

Strong UK delegation of senior executives to appear at global Wine Vision conference

24 Oct 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Robin Copestick of Copestick Murray, Troy Christensen of Enotria and Simon McMurtrie of Direct Wines are part of a strong UK line up of major executives that have signed up as key speakers at next month’s global Wine Vision conference.    

IGD Poll 2014

Discounters are most "disruptive" force in retailing in 20 years say grocery and drinks chiefs

09 Oct 2014 | By Fiona Briggs

A poll of top-level food, drink and grocery executives at this week’s IGD Convention reveals the rise of the discounters is the most “disruptive” influence on the grocery sector in the last 20 years.  

Champagne & Sparkling wine

Christmas part 2: Key players weigh up the role of sparkling wines as the festive season approaches Subscription

07 Oct 2014 | By Helen Arnold

The festive season is still the key trading period for sparkling wines. What do producers, brand owners, multiples and merchants expect from sparkling wines this year?

Pop the bubbles in time for Christmas

Christmas Part 1: How bubbles are trending in the lead up to Christmas Subscription

06 Oct 2014 | By Helen Arnold

A celebration is nothing without a bottle of bubbly and Christmas is no exception. In the UK Prosecco and Cava remain strong, as consumers favour other sparklers over costly Champagne.

Tesco

TescoGate Special Report: how will retailers and suppliers work together in the future Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Leading analysts and trade experts are divided over whether the Tesco accounting scandal will have ramifications for the wider trade. Some say there will be “no change whatsoever” in the retail landscape, while others say the change will be “seismic”.

Tesco new drinks fixture

TescoGate analysis: What next for suppliers and grocery multiples Subscription

15 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Wine suppliers call for clarity over where multiples are headed next, as the Tesco scandal claims its first wine executive.

Tesco

Harpers Special Report: multiple and supplier relations uncovered Subscription

08 Oct 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Tesco has taken a bit of a battering in recent months, with profits slipping and then the little matter of the £250 million profit overstatement.  But although Tesco is in the spotlight, there are issues for all of the major retailers right now, as the discounters go from strength to strength and the Big Four’s choke hold on the market weakens. Harpers.co.uk spoke to some of the wine trade’s key suppliers and ex-buyers to find out their views.

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