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Pernod creates stand alone division for gin brands

Published:  06 September, 2017

Spirits giant Pernod Ricard has announced it is moving three of its flagship gin brands into a dedicated division in order to concentrate on the growth opportinities within the category.

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Bibendum to launch 100 Old World wines

Published:  05 September, 2017

Bibendum is gearing up to introduce 100 new European wines at its autumn tasting.

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Out-of-home drinks sales slow down

Published:  05 September, 2017

The out-of-home alcoholic drinks market recorded a slight value increase in the past year, but declined in volume in line with the trend for drinking ‘less but better’.

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Final panelists to join resigned trade minister at WSTA conference

Published:  05 September, 2017

The final panelists for the WSTA’s international trade-themed annual conference have been revealed.

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Jascots launches 35 new wines for autumn tasting

Published:  04 September, 2017

Jascots Wine Merchants is to unveil 15 new producers and 35 new wines to its portfolio at its autumn tasting later this month.

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Armit Wines releases new wine from La Rioja Alta S.A.

Published:  04 September, 2017

Armit Wines has added Martelo 2012 – a new wine from Torre de Oña in Rioja Alavesa (part of the La Rioja Alta S.A. stable), to its Spanish wine menu.

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Two new account managers join Waddesdon Wine

Published:  04 September, 2017

The importer for Rothschild wines in the UK is to further expand its sales team with two new managerial appointments.

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Boutinot gives Italia portfolio makeover

Published:  04 September, 2017

Boutinot has given its Italia range a heritage-inspired makeover to boost the Italian wine category in the UK.

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Four Brits on list of new MWs

Published:  04 September, 2017

A list of 14 new MWs includes four Brits, comprised of a former investment banker, a modern languages graduate, and two marketing managers.

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TWE launch targets growing male millennial segment

Published:  01 September, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has unveiled the latest product in its "male millennial" wine range, in a bid to cement its position in this increasingly sigificant category.

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The week that was

Published:  01 September, 2017

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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Louis Latour Agencies appoints new director

Published:  31 August, 2017

Guy Nightingale, a key account manager in the sales team at Louis Latour Agencies, has become one of the company’s directors.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd looks back on 50 years in Basingstoke

Published:  31 August, 2017

This week Berry Bros. & Rudd is celebrating the 50th anniversary of managing its stock in Basingstoke.

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The Good Wine Shop embraces hybrid model

Published:  31 August, 2017

West London merchant The Good Wine Shop has become the latest independent to roll out an on-premise food and wine element to its business with the launch of platters and by-the-glass wines at its Kew shop.

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SWA heads to Japan to insulate trade against Brexit

Published:  31 August, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) chief executive Karen Betts is this week joining the Prime Minister Theresa May and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on a business delegation to Japan to ensure that trade  opportunities aren’t scuppered by Brexit.

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Strong FY17 results boosts acceleration at Pernod

Published:  31 August, 2017

Pernod Ricard, the world number two in spirits, has forecasted accelerated net profits for the current financial year thanks to a strong performance in 2016/2017.

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ABS adds first Oregon wineries to its menu

Published:  30 August, 2017

Awin Barratt Siegel (ABS) has added two Oregon wineries, marking the first producers from the US state to join the wholesaler and importer’s portfolio.

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Scotch whisky applies for GI in New Zealand

Published:  30 August, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has applied for Geographical Indication (GI) status in New Zealand.

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Looking ahead: James Hocking, director of wine, The Vineyard Cellars

Published:  30 August, 2017

With the autumn tasting season soon upon us, as the trade prepares for the run up to the all-important Christmas trading period, Harpers is running a web series asking leading voices in the trade what trends and challenges they’re expecting to face in the latter half of 2017.

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World’s largest gathering of Aussie Women in Wine to descend on London

Published:  29 August, 2017

Wine Australia’s Women in Wine event on 26 September will see some 57 female winemakers and winery owners on hand at Australia House in London for an event that aims to help drive perception of premium Aussie wines and bring new wines to market.

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