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Panos Kakaviatos

En primeur whites: excellent vintage, but don’t overestimate the acidity

22 Apr 2015 | By Panos Kakaviatos

A few years ago, I enjoyed a horizontal of the 2000 vintage of white Graves at Domaine de Chevalier and was struck at how some estates with higher acidities did better than others. 2000 was not a particularly successful vintage for whites. In contrast to 2014, the summer was too hot to produce vibrant wines and most were better enjoyed in their youth. So wines made from earlier picked grapes suited the vintage better – but that did not mean that the wines were necessarily very good. ...

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Spirits Roundtable

Premium Spirits Round table: Defining premium spirits Subscription

14 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Artisanal spirits may be all the rage, but, at a recently hosted roundtable, a panel of leading buyers and producers debated whether that meant they were premium.

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The Smith Report: Why social media participation for wine brands is increasingly more important Subscription

13 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

The ongoing battle for the return on investment from social media is about to get a bit more complicated with the Google and Twitter partnership.

Germany A Fresh Perspective

Wines of Germany | The New Face of Germany

09 Apr 2015 | Updated: 10 Apr 2015 | By Andrew Catchpole, Harpers Bespoke

The upshot can be seen – or rather tasted – in the fantastic selection of Top 50 wines on these pages, wines that represent the whole panoply of German winemaking, from the traditional to the modern, representing a superb snapshot of all that is going on.

Wine Intelligence

Wine Intelligence partners with academic institute

23 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Leading research body Wine Intelligence has teamed up with the academic wine institute at Geisenheim University in Germany.

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WineVine TV launched in Sydney this week

Former TWE boss joins new digital TV channel dedicated to wine

24 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

David Dearie, the former CEO of Treasury Wine Estate, has joined the board of a new digital TV channel dedicated to wine.

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Conviviality Retail's franchise boss to consult customers on refit of GT stores

24 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Jonathan James, the convenience store expert who has taken on the franchise of 36 Conviviality Retail’s stores, is rolling out a customer consultation process to get customers’ input on the refit of its new stores.

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Q&A: Jonathan James talks to Harpers about his new franchise venture of Conviviality Retail Subscription

24 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Jonathan James, the convenience store expert who has taken on the franchise of 36 stores acquired by Conviviality Retail from GT News, talks to Harpers.co.uk about his ambitious plans for the business.

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