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March for the Indies

Merchants get chance to get on top of their business at March for Independents conference

30 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

  The latest regulatory and expert advice on issues as wide as duty deferement,  online selling, recycling and wine fraud will be on hand for those attending Harpers dedicated independent wine merchants conference on March 3.

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Cambridge Wine's Julie Frankland won the prestigious Vintners Cup

WSET honours top performing Diploma students at London ceremony

29 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

The brightest and most successful students who have taken part in the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma programme were honoured at a special ceremony this week at London’s Guildhall.

On-trade

Leandardo di Caprio will be just one of many film stars to be celebrated at D&D's Love Wine and Film promotion

D&D celebrates Valentine's with wine and film events across its restaurants

29 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

London’s innovative restaurant group, D&D, has come up with an imaginative way to help celebrate wine in its outlets in the build up to Valentine’s Day with a special Love Wine and Film promotion.

M&B

Mitchells & Butlers offers “so-so” festive trading update

29 Jan 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

All Bar One operator Mitchells & Butlers had a “good” festive season with sales up 4.8% in the two weeks of Christmas and New Year, but margins weakened over the period.

Producers

Wine is now the number one choice for 60% of drinkers

Wine is now the UK's most popular alcohol drink with 30 million regular drinkers

31 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Wine is now the most popular alcohol drink with 60% of adults, according to a new poll commissioned by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.    

Jacob's Creek is back on the TV

Jacob's Creek turns to its winemakers and growers for new TV campaign Video

30 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

  Rather than just rely on stunning Australian scenery to sell its wines Jacob’s Creek has turned to the actual winemakers and growers behind the brand in its new television advert that hits our screens from February 1.

Retailers

March for the Indies

Merchants get chance to get on top of their business at March for Independents conference

30 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

  The latest regulatory and expert advice on issues as wide as duty deferement,  online selling, recycling and wine fraud will be on hand for those attending Harpers dedicated independent wine merchants conference on March 3.

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International Wine Challenge 2015

IWC claims retailers can raise millions of pounds in extra sales by using medal stickers

30 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Using award winning wine stickers on bottles can boost total wine sales by up to 15% in retail outlets, equating to millions of pounds in extra sales, according to research released today by the International Wine Challenge.

Sommeliers

From Hammer Horror films to fine dining at Oakley Court

Restaurant review: Douglas Blyde beats the critics to Berkshire's Oakley Court

28 Jan 2015 | By Douglas Blyde

Douglas Blyde: from horror to hedonism at Oakley Court

Harpers Awards 2015

Harpers Awards 2015 promises to roll out red carpet for best in UK wine and spirits

26 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Awards season is well and truly amongst us with seemingly not a day going by without a red carpet being rolled out for the great, good and glamorous. Harpers is giving you the chance to shine in your own industry with this year’s entry process for the Harpers Awards well and truly under way.

Suppliers

Wine is now the number one choice for 60% of drinkers

Wine is now the UK's most popular alcohol drink with 30 million regular drinkers

31 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

Wine is now the most popular alcohol drink with 60% of adults, according to a new poll commissioned by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.    

March for the Indies

Merchants get chance to get on top of their business at March for Independents conference

30 Jan 2015 | By Richard Siddle

  The latest regulatory and expert advice on issues as wide as duty deferement,  online selling, recycling and wine fraud will be on hand for those attending Harpers dedicated independent wine merchants conference on March 3.

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Crowdfunding

Top 10 crowdfunded drinks trade initiatives Subscription

12 Jan 2015 | By Laura Vickers

The rise in crowdfunding proves that in today’s business world, the customer is more powerful and more vocal than ever before – and the drinks trade has been quick to capitalise. Laura Vickers reports on 10 recent stand-out fund-raising initiatives of the past two years

Demystifying Ecommerce Wine

Over 40% of Brits will buy wine online this Christmas, says Harpers new e-commerce report

05 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

    Over 40% of Brits will buy their Christmas wine online this year, according to a new report published today by Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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Naked Wines' founder Rowan Gormley

Naked Wines is UK's most popular specialist online wine retailer, says Harpers new report

05 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Naked Wines is the most popular specialist online wine retailer in the UK, according to a new Harpers report published today that examines the online shopping habits of British consumers.

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Legal advice from Olivia Perrot on IP and protecting your business assets

Why legally protecting your business assets and brands is vital to any growth strategy

26 Jan 2015

Olivia Perrott, of law company, Stevens & Bolton LLP, says it is vital wine and spirits businesses protect their brand names and  IP assets if they are to maximise growth       

March for the Indies

March for the Independents campaign to put spotlight on wine merchants

09 Jan 2015

Today Harpers is officially launching its most ambitious project yet to support and promote independent wine merchants. Here’s how you can get involved in March for the Independents

New Zealand is pursuing new avenues when it comes to white grape varieties

New Zealand looks to break away from Sauvignon Blanc Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

New Zealand maintains a privileged, premium position in the UK market and is working hard to shake its over-reliance on Sauvignon Blanc by introducing new styles. Anne Krebiehl MW reports

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Seraphine Elmlore: it is time we celebrated and not denigrated alcohol

Seraphina Elmore stands up for all that is good about alcohol and drinking

29 Jan 2015 | By Seraphina Elmore

We are only all too aware of how much the drinks trade is under attack by the health sector and public lobby, meaning that with all the negativity regarding drinking, the benefits of alcohol have largely been washed away in a sea of bad press.

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