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March for the Indies

Harpers launches March for Independents conference and campaign to support merchants

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

In a bid to put the spotlight firmly on the independent merchant sector Harpers is to launch a campaign in the new year designed to highlight the issues facing retailers which will build up to a major independent merchant conference in London on March 3.

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Harpers Quizmas Challenge

Still time to test your knowledge and take the Harpers Quizmas Quiz Challenge!

17 Dec 2014 | By Claret Pimpernel

There has been a lot going on over the last 12 months and it can be hard to keep up with the latest news, views and opinions in the UK wine and spirits sector. So why not find out how much you remember or what caught your attention in 2014 by taking part in our fun Harpers Quizmas Quiz Challenge.

On-trade

Champagne & Sparkling wine

Sparkling wine is success story of 2014, as still wine sales fall, says WSTA report

19 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Wine sales fell 3% in the off-trade in 2014, and 2% in the on-trade – but sparkling wines are still in the ascendancy, says the latest market report from the Wine & Spirits Trade Association.

Australia's Yarra Valley

Australian wine Giant Steps moves to Liberty Wines from OW Loeb

18 Dec 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Yarra Valley’s Giant Steps wine has shifted its UK distribution from OW Loeb to Liberty Wines.

Producers

March for the Indies

Harpers launches March for Independents conference and campaign to support merchants

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

In a bid to put the spotlight firmly on the independent merchant sector Harpers is to launch a campaign in the new year designed to highlight the issues facing retailers which will build up to a major independent merchant conference in London on March 3.

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Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw to head up Bibendum PLB's new buying team

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Andrew Shaw is to head up  Bibendum PLB’s new joint buying team to work across all trading companies of the business - Bibendum, PLB and Walker and Wodehouse.

Retailers

March for the Indies

Harpers launches March for Independents conference and campaign to support merchants

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

In a bid to put the spotlight firmly on the independent merchant sector Harpers is to launch a campaign in the new year designed to highlight the issues facing retailers which will build up to a major independent merchant conference in London on March 3.

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Daniel Murphy, managing director, Murphy Wine Company

2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Daniel Murphy of Murphy Wine Company

19 Dec 2014

In the first of our annual reviews of the year for the festive period, we ask Daniel Murphy, founder of bulk wine broker Murphy Wine Company, to look back on 2014 and assess what he sees as the big challenges for the sector in to 2015. In a nutshell he believes few in the trade have really grasped the impact of a sea change in world wine production, nor of the potential for bulk wine in the UK.

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

March for the Indies

Harpers launches March for Independents conference and campaign to support merchants

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

In a bid to put the spotlight firmly on the independent merchant sector Harpers is to launch a campaign in the new year designed to highlight the issues facing retailers which will build up to a major independent merchant conference in London on March 3.

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Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw to head up Bibendum PLB's new buying team

19 Dec 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Andrew Shaw is to head up  Bibendum PLB’s new joint buying team to work across all trading companies of the business - Bibendum, PLB and Walker and Wodehouse.

One if four Brits have bought wine online in the last year

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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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.  

The craft beer trends in the US

Matthew Gaughan on what the UK can learn from the rise of craft beers in the US

16 Dec 2014 | By Matthew Gaughan

As in the UK, the beer scene in the US has been transformed over the last 20 years. As mainstream lagers have got blander and colder, craft breweries have sprung up around the country to be greeted by an enthusiastic and increasingly knowledgeable set of drinkers.  

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Gin Cocktail

Christmas Report: Gin is a must-have festive tonic Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Helen Arnold

Once the preserve of the stockbroker set, recent years have seen gin reach a much younger and more fashionable audience. Helen Arnold assesses whether gin can stay on its upward journey

Champagne

Christmas Report: Champagne still a staple at any Christmas table Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

When it comes to celebrating in the Champagne category it pays to have a story, to be different and to stand out from the competition.

Digital edition

James Miles Liv-Ex

2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Liv-ex's James Miles

19 Dec 2014

James Miles, managing director of fine wine exchange Liv-ex, reflects on the “tough year” for fine wine that was 2014, and why he believes the Bordelais will offer more realistic prices in the coming year’s en primeur campaign.

Daniel Murphy, managing director, Murphy Wine Company

2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Daniel Murphy of Murphy Wine Company

19 Dec 2014

In the first of our annual reviews of the year for the festive period, we ask Daniel Murphy, founder of bulk wine broker Murphy Wine Company, to look back on 2014 and assess what he sees as the big challenges for the sector in to 2015. In a nutshell he believes few in the trade have really grasped the impact of a sea change in world wine production, nor of the potential for bulk wine in the UK.

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