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Aussie wine exports reach highest value in a decade

Published:  16 April, 2018

Total export of Australian wine increased 16% to $2.65 billion in the past year – the highest value in a decade, according to data released by Wine Australia today.

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Gordon & MacPhail kick-starts re-launch with Connoisseurs Choice

Published:  16 April, 2018

Single malt Scotch whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail is re-launching its entire range of whiskies with a new approach and bottle design.

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Myliko Wines appoints commercial manager UK & exports

Published:  16 April, 2018

Myliko Wines has appointed Peter Crameri to the newly created position of commercial manager UK & exports.

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Gusbourne creates marketing manager role

Published:  16 April, 2018

Gusbourne Estate has created a marketing manager role to support its next stage of development.

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Ancient Georgian winemaking loses one of its modern founders

Published:  13 April, 2018

It's sad to report the passing of Georgian winemaker, Soliko Tsaishvili. He had been diagnosed in the early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2016 and while receiving treatment since, friends reported that he succumbed to the illness on April 10th.

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Accolade’s Ade McKeon bullish about UK market as new wine formats launched

Published:  13 April, 2018

At an upbeat presentation at Accolade’s Weybridge UK HQ, where the company launched its 2018 UK Wine Nation Report and unveiled new formats for its wines, general manager Adrian McKeon spoke of “enormous untapped potential in the UK market”, describing it as a “sleeping giant”.

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Portugal gears up for Best of Vinho Verde awards

Published:  13 April, 2018

Portugal’s Vinho Verde region is to host it’s latest annual Best of Vinho Verde awards next week, with a panel of international judges pronouncing on the top wines from this on trend region.

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The week that was

Published:  13 April, 2018

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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Bibendum and Matthew Clark reassure suppliers that it is ‘business as usual’

Published:  12 April, 2018

Bibendum and Matthew Clark have issued a statement to reassure customers that all contracts will be upheld, all outstanding supplier payments will be made and that scheduled retrospective discount payments will also be honoured.

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EUIPO confirms validity of Bottega trademarks

Published:  12 April, 2018

Italian Prosecco producer Bottega has had the validity of its registered three-dimensional trademarks confirmed by the European Office for Intellectual Property (EUIPO).

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New UK wine and spirits distributor launches

Published:  12 April, 2018

A new wine and spirits distribution company has been launched with the aim of encouraging a much broader range of consumers to try wine.

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Beaujolais exports boom boosted by entry-level

Published:  12 April, 2018

Exports of Beaujolais boomed in the past year boosted by the entry-level category.

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Port houses join Symington in declaring 2016 vintage

Published:  12 April, 2018

Quinta do Noval and Quinta do Romaneira are the latest Port houses to declare 2016 a vintage year, following the lead of top Port house Symington Family Estates.

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Swiss Lausanne achieves Great Wine Capital status

Published:  11 April, 2018

Lausanne, centre of the vineyards of the Swiss canton of Vaud, has been named as the latest member of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

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Crown Cellars adds 23 new wines to portfolio

Published:  11 April, 2018

Crown Cellars, Carlsberg’s wine division, has unveiled its 2018 portfolio and announced it’s separating its spirits offering from the arm.

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Casillero del Diablo unveils premium tier

Published:  11 April, 2018

Casillero del Diablo has added a premium tier to its wine range to champion less well known Chilean regions.

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'Corpinnat', yet one more classification for Cava wines

Published:  11 April, 2018

Cava, Spain's sparkling wine Denomination of Origin based almost entirely in Penedès, Catalonia now has another potential classification to add labels.

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Buckingham Schenk to distribute te Pā Family Vineyards

Published:  10 April, 2018

Buckingham Schenk has been appointed exclusive UK agent for Maori wine business te Pā Family Vineyards.

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Lea & Sandeman talks renewed wholesaling focus

Published:  10 April, 2018

Quality London retailer and wholesaler Lea & Sandeman is putting renewed focus into re-building its on-trade wholesale arm, following the tragic death of founding member Patrick Sandeman in 2012.

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Rioja unveils new global brand identity as part of €11m push

Published:  10 April, 2018

Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja has unveiled a new brand identity introducing a ‘Saber quién eres' global brand message for the region.

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