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International Cool Climate Wine Symposium: Cool viticulture the hot topic in Brighton

27 May 2016 | By Andrew Catchpole

As the 9th International Cool Climate Wine Symposium opened its doors in Brighton yesterday, a 30-country strong delegation of 600 producers, exhibitors, marketers and communicators descended on the seaside town for a three day event dedicated to examining all aspects of making and marketing fine wine from cool climates

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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

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada

Wines from Canada gather momentum in the UK

25 May 2016 | By Erin Smith

At Taste Canada UK 2016, 34 producers from different territories across Canada were showcasing more than 150 wines with many looking to find importers into the UK.

Indie Merchants that are expanding

Insights: Indies with mutiple sites share critical lessons learned about expanding Subscription

12 May 2016 | By Erin Smith

As more independent shops across the UK open multiple sites, we asks owners what they have learned through the expansion process.

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Report: Brands need to adapt to changing behaviours of early adopters

26 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Drinks brands are missing out on reaching early adopters to products in the on-trade, a new study has suggested.

London Wine Week

Nyetimber at LWW: Consumers open to wine like never before

26 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

This week is London Wine Week (LWW) when punters can sample some of the best wine that the capital has to offer.

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Julio Saenz

Q&A: Julio Sáenz, La Rioja Alta, S.A. Subscription

27 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

La Rioja Alta, S.A., has been making wine since it was founded by five families back in 1890. We chatted to Julio Sáenz, winemaker at the premium vineyard since 1996 and technical director since 2005, about how their wines and the winemaking have evolved.

Harpers Awards 2016

Harpers Awards 2016 open for entry!

26 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

The Harpers Awards 2016 are now open, celebrating the best of what the UK on and off-trade has to offer.

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Marks & Spencer IWC 2016 sweep

Wine range strategy for M&S focuses on sub £10 range

27 May 2016 | By Angela Mount

Gary Brooking, trading manager for Marks & Spencer, and his team of buyers and wine selectors were on celebratory form at the M&S Spring Press Tasting last week, having just knocked Tesco off the top spot for the most own brand medal wins in this year’s International Wine Challenge.

This week

The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

27 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

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

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Moët & Chandon

London sommelier wins Moët UK Sommelier Of The Year 2016

18 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Terry Kandylis from London’s 67 Pall Mall has been awarded the 2016 Moët UK Sommelier of the Year title.  

Torres Vineyards Spain

A sommelier on Spain: Quality wines at value prices

19 Apr 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Spain has become the country of choice for one Canadian sommelier working in the UK.

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Azores Wine Company, Portugal

Importer profile: Red Squirrel

30 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Since 2012, London-based importer Red Squirrel has been focusing on “squirrelling” out new and rare wines to bring to the UK market.

Harpers Awards 2016

Harpers Awards 2016 open for entry!

26 May 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

The Harpers Awards 2016 are now open, celebrating the best of what the UK on and off-trade has to offer.

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