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By design: A message in a bottle Subscription

23 Feb 2017 | By Jo Gilbert

Start with a quote, is often the advice given when preparing for a presentation or seminar, and when it comes to design, there are lots to choose from. For example, Joe Sparano, graphic designer for American company Oxide Design Co, said: “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.”

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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

Independents are heading to SITT this week

Sign up for SITT - the event for indie merchants and specialist importers

23 Feb 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The countdown is on to register for the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) – launching for the first time as part of Harpers’ own events umbrella next week.  

The Oxford Wine Company

Oxford Wine Company to open new premises in its hometown

22 Feb 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The Oxford Wine Company is poised to open a retail shop in the centre of Oxford as part of a new strategy to focus on its home area.

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Week that was

The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

17 Feb 2017 | By Jo Gilbert

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Profits fall 15% at Heineken as Punch Taverns deal given go-ahead

15 Feb 2017 | By Jo Gilbert

Heineken has found itself on the sharp end of currency depreciation and global financial headwinds.

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Valentine's Day wine

Off-trade sales bubble as more couples spend Valentine's at home

21 Feb 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Cash savvy lovers opted for a night in this Valentine’s Day in favour of splashing out on inflated restaurant prices, with both off-trade wine and beer value sales bubbling.

Beckmann Wine Cellars

Berkmann follows logistics expansion with two new hotel group contracts

20 Feb 2017 | By Jo Gilbert

Berkmann Wine Cellars has secured contracts with two new hotel groups after scaling up its logistics operations last year to deal with larger contracts.

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Berkmann 2017 Tasting

Fashion police at work at Berkmann's

22 Feb 2017 | By Jo Gilbert

No one wants the title of ‘most unfashionable’ wine region.

Trivento Reserve Malbec

Christmas came early for Malbec at Concha y Toro

21 Feb 2017 | By Lisa Riley

The nation’s thirst for Argentinian wine has showed no signs of being quenched with Concha y Toro reporting sparkling Christmas sales for Bodega Trivento.

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Asda shows some recovery after troublesome 2016

23 Feb 2017 | By Jo Gilbert

Asda bosses said there is still a “lot of work to do” after the most recent sales figures showed some recovery for the ailing supermarket.

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'Progrigio’ - the new budget Prosecco?

20 Feb 2017 | By Jo Gilbert

Prosecco has long been regarded the low-price equivalent of Champagne for those looking for bubbles on a budget.

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Andrew Bewes, managing director, Hallgarten Druitt

Change of subsidiary ownership consolidates Hallgarten's B2B wine focus

02 Feb 2017 | By Barnaby Eales

Hallgarten (HDN) wines has announced a structural change of ownership with the company now owned directly by the Pieroth family of Burg Layen in Germany. The wine wholesaler based in Luton, was until December, a subsidiary of the Pieroth’s family’s holding company WIV Wein International.

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Craig Durham

Buckingham Schenk creates buzz with new Spanish duo

23 Feb 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Wine importer Buckingham Schenk is expanding its portfolio with two new Spanish brands.

Daniel Lambert Wines

Vignobles André Lurton joins Daniel Lambert Wines and Theatre of Wine in the UK

22 Feb 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Family winery Vignobles André Lurton has appointed Daniel Lambert Wines and Theatre of Wine as its UK distributors with immediate effect.

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