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Boutique RumFest returns to London with over 400 rums on show

Published:  02 September, 2014

RumFest is set to return to London for its eighth year next month and will include the trade only Boutique RumFest that takes place on October 10at London's ILEC Centre.

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D&D restaurant group to hold month long "Bordeauxlicous" promotion

Published:  02 September, 2014

Bordeauxlicious is a new month long promotional campaign being launched by the London restaurant group, D&D, alongside Bordeaux Wines, to help promote the region's wines across all its outlets in September and October.

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Emerging Regions Tasting to showcase wines from over 20 different countries

Published:  01 September, 2014

This week's Emerging Regions Tasting will offer attendees the opportunity to try wines from 21 countries and a chance to attend two specialist masterclasses focused on Lebanese and Brazilian wines.

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Tesco to launch 'wine words' tasting at upcoming Wine Fairs

Published:  01 September, 2014

Following the success of last week's 'wine word-cloud' tasting held on 27 August, which focused on 100 wines from its Finest range, Tesco announced it will roll out similar tastings at its upcoming Wine Fairs.

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Discover the Origin Tasting masterclass with Jane Parkinson

Published:  01 September, 2014

Discover the Origin, a campaign focused on Bourgogne Wines, Parma Ham, Douro Wines, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and Port, is set to host a mastercalss in September featuring Saturday Kitchen Live hostess Jane Parkinson.

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Wine Australia's Yvonne May dies

Published:  01 September, 2014

Yvonne May, Wine Australia's European director has lost her battle against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia cancer and passed away over the weekend.

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Treasury Wine Estates may delay AGM due to possible takeover

Published:  01 September, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates announced that it would most likely be postponing its Annual General Meeting (AGM) that is scheduled to be held on 30 October, 2014 to a later date so shareholders could vote the same day as the AGM to potentially consider a possible takeover.

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Tesco's shares tumble after second profit warning

Published:  29 August, 2014

Tesco's stock tumbled 8.0% in early trading today as the company issued a second profit warning this year and announced it would be cutting its dividend by 75%.

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

Published:  29 August, 2014

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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Ardbeg celebrates return from space with release of SUPERNOVA 2014

Published:  29 August, 2014

Ardbeg is celebrating its upcoming return from space on September 12 by releasing its third edition of Supernova 2014.

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Napa wineries can learn lessons from Chile following earthquake

Published:  29 August, 2014

Napa wineries should take stock of damage following last week's 6.1 earthquake and consider upgrading facilities, as Chilean winemakers did following its 2010 tremblor.

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Wine trade identifies major opportunities for 2014

Published:  29 August, 2014

The relaunch of the 3 for £10 mechanic; a major crisis in the Spanish bulk wine industry and the growing prominence of fruit-flavoured wines were all chosen as major stories of the year to date by some of the wine trade's top names.

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Former Camel Valley winemaker takes job at Plumpton College

Published:  28 August, 2014

Former Camel Valley winemaker Sarah Midgley has been appointed as winemaker at the UK's wine education hub Plumpton College.

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Brown-Forman posts positive Q1 financial results

Published:  28 August, 2014

Brown-Forman's income increased by 7% despite sales not growing at the same rate as last year, said the company as it reported its first financial quarter results for the three months ending July 31 2014.

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Pernod Ricard year-end results down thanks to China slump and foreign exchange rates

Published:  28 August, 2014

Sales for the 2014 financial year declined by 7% to €7,945 million due to a unfavourable foreign exchange rates and the Chinese market taking a -23% hit according to Pernod Ricard's annual financial report.

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Is Spain's bulk wine industry in crisis?

Published:  28 August, 2014

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Stock Spirits H1 sales hit by Polish duty hikes

Published:  28 August, 2014

Stock Spirits saw revenues fall by 10% to €137.7 million as a 15% hike in Polish excise duty hit consumption levels in the six months to June 30.

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Napa Valley wine community moves forward despite persisting tremors

Published:  28 August, 2014

The Napa Valley was shaken by three back-to-back aftershocks on Tuesday, as wineries, local businesses, and residents began to rebuild following the larger quake that struck on Saturday.

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Les Grands Chais de France launches single serve French wine brand to UK

Published:  27 August, 2014

Les Grands Chais de France has launched its Les Vignerons brand in single serve PET glasses in the UK market.

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Scottish independence: whisky heavyweights say business case 'not made'

Published:  27 August, 2014

A host of the biggest names in Scotch whisky have signed an open letter warning that the business case for Scottish independence "has not been made".

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