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Specialist importers trade tasting 2014

What to expect at SITT Autumn: Richard Dudley Craig, Dudley Craig Wines

19 Sep 2014

Here Richard Dudley Craig explains what Dudley Craig Wines will have on show at the SITT Autumn tasting on September 24 at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

Steven Gerrard

What to expect at SITT Autumn: Steven Gerrard, Barwell & Jones

19 Sep 2014

In a first of a series of interviews with suppliers exhibiting at next week’s London SITT tasting for independent merchants and the on-trade we ask Barwell & Jones managing director, Steven Gerrard, what visitors can expect on their stand.

On-trade

Specialist importers trade tasting 2014

What to expect at SITT Autumn: Richard Dudley Craig, Dudley Craig Wines

19 Sep 2014

Here Richard Dudley Craig explains what Dudley Craig Wines will have on show at the SITT Autumn tasting on September 24 at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London.

Anna Greenhous

Anna Greenhous: how sake brewing is growing around the world

19 Sep 2014 | By Anna Greenhous

Having recently detailed the history of  sake-brewing in the US, Anna Greenhous now looks at sake-brewing in the rest of the world outside of Japan:

Producers

Chief or Legend of the week: Sir John Hegarty

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.

Matthew Dickinson

Matthew Dickinson: why some producers and agents need a kick up the...

19 Sep 2014 | By Matthew Dickinson

I’ve never worried about being controversial, and some statements in this post may shock - so if you don’t want to know the score, look away now. Whisper it: “Some producers do not invest sufficiently in their commercial activities.”’ And perhaps even more quietly: “Some agents squat on an agreement with a producer without doing anything for their commissions.”

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Retailers

Chief or Legend of the week: Sir John Hegarty

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.

Chambers Street, New York: Best Merchant in the world

New York merchant named Best Independent in the World in Jancis Robinson competition

19 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

wNew York independent wine merchant, Chambers Street Wines, has been named the Best Independent Retailer in the World in a competition run by Jancis Robinson MW.

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Sommeliers

Anna Greenhous

Anna Greenhous: how sake brewing is growing around the world

19 Sep 2014 | By Anna Greenhous

Having recently detailed the history of  sake-brewing in the US, Anna Greenhous now looks at sake-brewing in the rest of the world outside of Japan:

Jackson Estate's Matt Patterson-Green

Jackson Estate's Matt Patterson-Green showcases his Kiwi wines at Chiltern Firehouse

17 Sep 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

“I believe Marlborough will be known for producing the best Pinot Noir over time,” declares Matt Patterson Green, winemaker of Jackson Estate. In his glass is one expression, Vintage Widow 2012, named, he says, “after women who lose their men to the vineyards…”

Suppliers

Chief or Legend of the week: Sir John Hegarty

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.

Steven Gerrard

What to expect at SITT Autumn: Steven Gerrard, Barwell & Jones

19 Sep 2014

In a first of a series of interviews with suppliers exhibiting at next week’s London SITT tasting for independent merchants and the on-trade we ask Barwell & Jones managing director, Steven Gerrard, what visitors can expect on their stand.

Direct Wines inforgraphic

South American online focus: what are wine consumers looking for online? Subscription

15 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Harpers has linked up with WinesDirect.co.uk to find out who’s drinking what in the South American category and what makes consumers tick

Inforgraphic: Chile

How Chile can use its mainstream appeal to grow share of premium wines Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Gemma McKenna reports on why Chilean winemakers are shifting focus to a more premium offering

Spain country report

Spain Country Report 2014

03 Sep 2014 | Updated: 03 Sep 2014 | By Subscriptions

Spanish wines are becoming increasingly popular across all channels of the trade and at all price points. Make sure you keep up to date with the latest trends, regions, varieties, including what key buyers across the UK wine trade think will happen to the Spanish wine category in the next year by reading this special Harpers Country report. 

Global harvest report from Ciatti

Global wine harvest predictions released by Ciatti

16 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

The overall European wine harvest for 2014 looks like being down on last year, according to the latest report from Ciatti, the global grape broking business, but France is set to return to its position as the biggest wine supplier in the world.

Mendoza: the heartland of the Argentinian wine industry

Argentina bucks economic difficulties to compete on international stage Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Erin Smith

Despite the domestic economic challenges Argentinian producers are facing, UK consumers still can’t get enough of their wines. Ahead of the Wines of the Beautiful South tasting Erin Smith analyses the category

Ayo Akintola; the man leading Oddbins' revival

How Oddbins has defied its critics to bounce back to winning ways Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

In three years Oddbins has risen from death’s door to win IWC High Street Retailer of the Year. Gemma McKenna meets Ayo Akintola, its Renaissance Man

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Digital edition

Chief or Legend of the week: Sir John Hegarty

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.

Matthew Dickinson

Matthew Dickinson: why some producers and agents need a kick up the...

19 Sep 2014 | By Matthew Dickinson

I’ve never worried about being controversial, and some statements in this post may shock - so if you don’t want to know the score, look away now. Whisper it: “Some producers do not invest sufficiently in their commercial activities.”’ And perhaps even more quietly: “Some agents squat on an agreement with a producer without doing anything for their commissions.”

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