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House of Tequila urges industry to work together to stabilise prices

Published:  10 December, 2018

With another two years to go before the current agave shortage – which has caused huge price spikes – is expected to come to an end, House of Tequila has urged the industry to “work together” to avoid such volatile market conditions in the future.

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Wine Australia gears up to launch new educational initiative

Published:  10 December, 2018

Wine Australia has announced it is to launch a new educational programme at its trade tasting in London next month.

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Rhône wines shine in the US

Published:  09 December, 2018

Sales of Rhône wines continue to decline in traditional markets, while the US east coast is showing “unprecedented levels of consumer interest,” according to leading sommeliers.

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The week that was

Published:  07 December, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Hospitality businesses face GDPR penalties

Published:  07 December, 2018

Hospitality businesses that have failed to wipe data from old equipment risk incurring General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) penalties.

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UN recognises vineyards of Soave as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

Published:  07 December, 2018

The vineyards of Soave have been recognised as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) by the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

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Edrington appoints new CEO as Curle retires

Published:  07 December, 2018

Edrington has announced its CEO Ian Curle will retire in March 2019 after 15 years in the role, and 32 years with the company.

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Premium wines push strong performance from E&J Gallo

Published:  06 December, 2018

E&J Gallo has reported a “successful” 2018 thanks to a strong performance by wines from its premium portfolio.

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Re-thinking the turkey: Changing Christmas dinners opening doors for vegan wine

Published:  06 December, 2018

It could be a cracking Christmas for vegetarian and vegan wine, according to new research published by the IGD.

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Restaurant numbers fall 2% in a year

Published:  06 December, 2018

UK restaurants are on the slide, according to the new edition of the Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

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Fine wine investment scheme shut down by the High Court

Published:  05 December, 2018

Intercontinental Wines Limited has been wound up by the High Court following a series of complaints by customers.

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New wine app promises to revolutionise the wine industry

Published:  05 December, 2018

My Wine Society has launched a new app it has dubbed “Facebook for wine”.

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The new face of Maremma

Published:  05 December, 2018

Maremma in the past decade or so has emerged from the shadow cast by the neighbouring and much-feted Bolgheri, which rather than imparting its prestige to the relative Italian backwater, had instead created for it an expectation of achievement that the region hadn’t so far managed. But this is changing as an exciting medley of wines come to the fore.

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Decrease in irresponsible drinking, confirms NHS survey

Published:  05 December, 2018

The latest Health Survey for England has revealed a decline in UK adults drinking harmful levels of alcohol.

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Bibendum creates 'sales director for spirits' position

Published:  04 December, 2018

Bibendum has created a sales director for spirits position to broaden its reach into the premium side of the category.

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Plumpton College records largest cohort of wine students to date

Published:  04 December, 2018

Plumpton College has recorded the largest student intake for its wine courses since the education centre was launched 30 years ago.

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Moët & Chandon gears up for Christmas with pop-up in The Blind Pig

Published:  04 December, 2018

Moët & Chandon has extended its partnership with brand ambassador Jason Atherton with the launch of a pop-up in his The Blind Pig bar.

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Quoin Rock releases Black Series Méthode Cap Classique

Published:  04 December, 2018

Quoin Rock has revealed the maiden release of its Black Series Méthode Cap Classique.

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New Zealand reports hike in UK sales

Published:  03 December, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers has reported a hike in value and volume sales in the UK off-trade.

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Monferrato DOC expands to include Nebbiolo and Nebbiolo Superiore

Published:  30 November, 2018

The Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato has expanded to include two new styles and labels - Nebbiolo and Nebbiolo Superiore.

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