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Rowan Gormley

Naked Wines kicks off same-day delivery trial in San Francisco

29 Jul 2014 | By Erin Smith

Naked Wines has started trialling same day delivery in San Francisco and may eventually bring the concept to London.

Vinoteca heading to Kings Cross

Vinoteca hand-picked to open its fifth site in new Kings Cross development

29 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Vinoteca, the award winning London restaurant and wine bar chain, is working with property agents at the new Kings Cross retail development to open a tailor made site in February 2015.

On-trade

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.    

Vinoteca heading to Kings Cross

Vinoteca hand-picked to open its fifth site in new Kings Cross development

29 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Vinoteca, the award winning London restaurant and wine bar chain, is working with property agents at the new Kings Cross retail development to open a tailor made site in February 2015.

Producers

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.

David Atkinson

David Atkinson on how technology is vital in how big drinks brands communicate with consumers Subscription

30 Jul 2014

Drinks brands have been among the most enthusiastic adopters of technology for marketing purposes. It’s easy to see why. The social nature of drinking makes digital a natural bedfellow for drinks brands with novel and entertaining content to have a direct conversation with their drinkers such as the Fosters’ Comedian in Your Pocket app, which forges a direct link with drinkers.

Retailers

Apples

Craft cider boom sees Brits spend extra £10m on pricy ciders

31 Jul 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Sales of the priciest ciders on the market have grown by £10 million in the past year, as British drinkers seek out more expensive artisanal versions of the drink.

Aldi jumps to nearly 5% market share

Aldi on verge of overtaking Waitrose as sales jump a further 32%

30 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

  The seemingly never-ending rise of the discounters continues with news today that Aldi is on the verge of overtaking Waitrose with nearly 5% share of the UK grocery retail market.

Sommeliers

Skye Gyngell

Skye Gyngell to open first standalone restaurant at Somerset House

22 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Skye Gyngell, who made her name at the Petersham Nurseries Café, is to open her first solo venture,Spring, at Somerset House in London in October.

Imogen Taylor at the Greyhound at the Test

Imogen Taylor on "exciting" white South African wines and making it as a young sommelier

18 Jul 2014 | By Douglas Blyde

Douglas Blyde talks to the 22 year-old sommelier of Greyhound at The Test in Stockbridge who says it was not her father of Stone Vine & Sun fame that inspired her to take up a career in wine, but getting her hands dirty out in wineries around the world instead.    

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Suppliers

David Gleave

Liberty Wines sees sales jump 14% for first half of 2014

31 Jul 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Liberty Wines has seen its overall revenues grow 14% in the six months to the end of June 2014, with on-trade sales putting in a particularly strong performance up 18%.

David Atkinson

David Atkinson on how technology is vital in how big drinks brands communicate with consumers Subscription

30 Jul 2014

Drinks brands have been among the most enthusiastic adopters of technology for marketing purposes. It’s easy to see why. The social nature of drinking makes digital a natural bedfellow for drinks brands with novel and entertaining content to have a direct conversation with their drinkers such as the Fosters’ Comedian in Your Pocket app, which forges a direct link with drinkers.

Low Alcohol Wine Report

Harpers Low-Alcohol Wine Report: Subscribers download here Subscription

09 Jul 2014

Try as it might, the UK wine trade has yet to crack the low-alcohol wine category, according to a new Harpers report published today.

Low Alcohol Wine Report

Retailers and suppliers yet to crack low-alcohol wine, says Harpers report

09 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Try as it might, the UK wine trade has yet to crack the low-alcohol wine category, according to a new Harpers report published today.

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HD&I

Demystifying the consumer: The UK Off-Trade Still Wine Market By Rob Walker, Harpers Data & Insights (HD&I)

30 May 2014 | By Subscriptions

Harpers exclusive national headline making report in to the drinking habits of over 1,000 consumers is now available to buy. The Demystifying the Consumer: UK Off-Trade Still Wine Market report breaks down the UK wine drinking consumer like never before by analysing every age group in each region of the country. It provides must have original consumer research vital in understanding their needs in the UK off-trade.  

The strengthening of the UK economy could benefit wine and spirits sales in 2014

Euromonitor: "UK will be the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2014"

10 Jul 2014 | By Erin Smith

It’s good news for the wine and spirits trade as the UK is set to be the fastest growing major advanced economy in 2014, according to Euromonitor’s mid-year global economy update, which should boost consumer spending.

An indepth look at Italy's vartietals

Are classic Italian wines making a comeback?

08 Jul 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl

Many believe that classic Italian styles are poised for a major comeback, but could they be obscuring the depth and breadth of Italian wine?

Independent Crew

Independents put their foot down and demand more from major suppliers

04 Jul 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Serious about working with leading independent wine merchants? Then this is a must read for you. Members of Harpers Independent Wine Crew set out what it is they like and don’t like from the major wine distributors. Richard Siddle and Erin Smith report

Digital edition

David Atkinson

David Atkinson on how technology is vital in how big drinks brands communicate with consumers Subscription

30 Jul 2014

Drinks brands have been among the most enthusiastic adopters of technology for marketing purposes. It’s easy to see why. The social nature of drinking makes digital a natural bedfellow for drinks brands with novel and entertaining content to have a direct conversation with their drinkers such as the Fosters’ Comedian in Your Pocket app, which forges a direct link with drinkers.

Scotland

How a 'yes' vote from Scotland would affect alcohol taxes and logistics Subscription

29 Jul 2014

Excise duty expert Alan Powell considers how Scottish independence could affect drinks firms operating both sides of the borders in terms of excise duty and logistics.

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