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Morrisons targets premium spirits segment with Ableforth's listings

Published:  14 October, 2016

Morrisons is to list two new spirits from Kent-based distillery Ableforth's across 300 of its stores.

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Hofmeister returns to on-trade as premium Bavarian brand

Published:  14 October, 2016

The iconic Hofmeister lager brand is set to return to the UK on-trade after a 13-year hiatus.

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The Unilever effect - Four months on from Brexit, is the trade beginning to feel the bite?

Published:  14 October, 2016

As Brexit and the drop in the value of the pound takes it's toll on Tesco, what's next for retailers?

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

Published:  14 October, 2016

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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Millennials driving tech innovation as Vivino launches online wine store

Published:  13 October, 2016

Leading wine app Vivino has become the next wine company to launch its own online store, allowing customers to purchase wine for the first time through its app and via the website.

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Stock Spirits acquires three new brands to bolster key markets

Published:  13 October, 2016

Major spirits producer Stock Spirits is incorporating three new producers to its arsenal.

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Beaujolais UK exports jump for second year in a row

Published:  13 October, 2016

Beaujolais exports to the UK have enjoyed a second year of encouraging growth, with volume up 18% and value up 20.9% between July 2015 and July 2016.

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Reserves to be used to supplement reduced Chablis vintage

Published:  13 October, 2016

Reserves from vintage 2015 will be used to supplement reduced yields from this year's harvest in Chablis following disastrous weather in April this year.

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Asahi completes Miller Brands UK acquisition

Published:  12 October, 2016

Japanese brewing giant Asahi has completed its acquistion of Miller Brands UK and the creation of Asahi UK, the company announced today.

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Dublin City Gin aims to replicate Irish success across the UK

Published:  12 October, 2016

The team behind the award-winning Dublin City Gin are targeting the UK market just months after launch.

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South African wine producer plans new English vineyard on Sussex golf course

Published:  12 October, 2016

South African wine producer Benguela Cove has bought a golf course in Sussex with the aim of establishing a vineyard.

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English vineyards report exceptional vintage for 2016

Published:  12 October, 2016

Wine producers across England are reporting an exceptional vintage as harvesting gets under way.

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Rioja Consejo's Daroca says new proposals will cover breakaway Alava group's demands

Published:  12 October, 2016

Rioja's wine board has hit back at plans to establish the new breakaway appellation, Vineyards of Alava, by saying new proposals for single estate vineyards and labels would aim to satisfy demands from producers

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  12 October, 2016
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September weather saves diminished Burgundy harvest but price rises on way

Published:  12 October, 2016

Burgundy 2016 is likely to deliver a good but not great vintage as cost of hail and frost counted while grapes come in.

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Borough Wines boosts team with two key hires

Published:  11 October, 2016

Independent London retailer Borough Wines & Beers has added two new senior appointments to its team as it continues its rapid expansion.

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Former Accolade brand manager launches trade-focused wine school

Published:  11 October, 2016

A new wine school has been launched offering bespoke training services to staff across both the off- and the on-trade.

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Majestic asks customers to choose new international craft beer

Published:  11 October, 2016

Majestic Wine is opening up its beer offering by asking customers vote for what they like and what they enjoy drinking.

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Promising Rioja proposals could draw a line between industrial and artisanal production, say producers

Published:  11 October, 2016

Two leading Rioja producers based in Alava have welcomed fresh details of plans tabled by the breakaway Vineyards of Alava appellation proposal including a move to distinguish itself by discarding Rioja's ageing categories of Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva.

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Wines and spirits continue to drive growth for LVMH amid luxury market slowdown

Published:  11 October, 2016

The wine and spirits division represented the second highest growth area for LVMH in its sales so far this year, with organic growth up 7%.

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