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Harpers Wine & Spirit

Harpers 2015 Survey: A look back at 2015 and what to expect in 2016

09 Nov 2015

As we approach the end of 2015 and set our sights on 2016, we thought it was an apt time to take stock of the trade and where you, our readers, think the future of drinks is headed.

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Harpers Data & Insights (HD&I) is a newly launched premium research service from William Reed Business Media, providing original data and expert analysis on wine markets and consumers’ attitudes to wine.

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Independent Merchants

James Tanner

Q&A: Merchant Vintners' chairman James Tanner Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Erin Smith

James Tanner is the third chairman of the buying group which is celebrating 50 years of business and looking for new recruits.


Majestic Wine to eliminate six-bottle minimum

26 Oct 2015 | By Erin Smith

Majestic Wine is implementing a new pricing strategy beginning tomorrow, which includes eliminating the six-bottle minimum that the store has had in place since 2009.

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Fuller's lorry outside pub

Fuller’s to hand pub staff national living wage ahead of schedule

09 Oct 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Fuller’s is to bring in the national living wage rate of £7.20 an hour in for key pub staff six months ahead of it being made a national requirement.

Pilsner Urquell

Improved AB-Inbev bid not enough to tempt SAB Miller board

07 Oct 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

SAB Miller seems certain to reject an improved offer for the company from AB-Inbev.

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Champagne Doyard

Matthew Clark adds Champagne Doyard to Wines of Distinction

26 Nov 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

On-trade distributor Matthew Clark has added Champagne Doyard to its premium Wines of Distinction portfolio

Family breakfast

UK leisure spending rises on back of family outings

25 Nov 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Families are driving a rise in UK leisure spending, according to a new survey released today

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A great Burgundy vintage?

Analysis: Is Burgundy is set for one of its greatest vintages? Subscription

10 Nov 2015 | By Geoffrey Dean

Perhaps keen not to be outdone by Bordeaux, where hopes for 2015 are already very high, Burgundy is set for one of its greatest vintages. That, at least, is the view of Thierry Budin, president of Chateau de Santenay, which owns 98 hectares of vines across fourteen appellations of Burgundy.

Andres Lavados

Q&A: Andrés Lavados, Chile’s Santa Rita Estates Subscription

04 Nov 2015 | By Erin Smith

Andrés Lavados has been heading up Chile’s Santa Rita Estates for more than a year. He talks about his vision for the company and how he plans to crack the UK market.

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Puklavec Waitrose listings

Slovenia's Puklavec winery finds friends in Waitrose

25 Nov 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Slovenian family-owned winery Puklavec & Friends has won nationwide listings for two of its wines in Waitrose.

Johnnie Walker Blue Whisky Shop

Johnnie Walker Blue in Xmas push to London on- and off-trade

24 Nov 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Core Diageo whisky brand Johnnie Walker has revealed a festive drive in London’s on- and off-trade for its premium Blue expression.

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Wines of Chile

Wines of Chile reveals annual Sommelier Challenge winners

21 Oct 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

The winners of the annual Wines of Chile Sommelier Challenge have been announced.

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Broadland's Mark Lansley

Broadland sales up 20%, ahead of ambitious 12-year growth plans

26 Nov 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

Turnover at Norwich-based wine supplier Broadland Wineries is up 20% year on year to XXXX, the company has reported.

Marcus O'Brien, Bancroft Wines

Bancroft strengthens management, on-trade, fine-wine teams

24 Nov 2015 | By Mathew Lyons

London-based specialist wine distributor Bancroft Wines has announced a range of senior and sales appointments as part of its ambitious expansion plans.

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