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Jascots adds Hungarian producer

Published:  15 October, 2018

Jascots has added Hungarian producer Zsirai to its portfolio.

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Late summer spells trouble for restaurants

Published:  15 October, 2018

The restaurant trade suffered another tough month in September with sales dampened by the late summer, while the pub industry continued to bask in the sun.

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IWC launches digital platform to connect wine industry

Published:  15 October, 2018

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has launched a digital platform designed to bring together the members of the wine industry from around the world.

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New wine school for the South West

Published:  15 October, 2018

A new wine school co-founded by Hayley Reynolds DipWSET is set to launch in the South West with the support of a trio of the region’s well known wine experts.

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Trade must embrace consumer trends to capitalise on summer growth

Published:  15 October, 2018

Kingsland Drinks has called for the trade to do more to tap into the modest value growth in sales witnessed over the summer, with innovation and new formats key to winning over new drinkers in the wine category.

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Things hotting up for English wine following record-breaking summer

Published:  12 October, 2018

Producers are calling 2018’s harvest the “harvest of the century” after unusually warm climes descended on Britain this summer and autumn.

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Diageo identifies low and no alcohol as number one trend for 2019

Published:  12 October, 2018

Diageo’s The Future of Drinks trends session at its World Class global bartending finals in Berlin earlier this week predicted that low and no alcohol alternatives would continue to grow, with younger consumers driving the change.

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Waitrose introduces 100 new lines to bolster premium position

Published:  12 October, 2018

“Functional booze is not our game. We need to tell a story,” says Pierpaolo Petrassi, head of buying, beers, wines and spirits at Waitrose.

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The week that was

Published:  12 October, 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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Jeroboams snaps up Prohibition Wines

Published:  11 October, 2018

A new challenge is on the horizon for London merchant Jeroboams Wines, which is set to take over the reigns of Prohibition Wines in Muswell Hill.

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SWA calls on Chancellor to support Scotch

Published:  11 October, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called on the government not to increase excise duty in the Autumn Budget.

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Bodega Argento targets UK on-trade as it becomes Mendoza’s largest organic producer

Published:  11 October, 2018

Organic winemaking has gone mainstream in recent years as producers aim to keep abreast of health conscious and sustainability trends.

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Ditch vanilla approach to engage millennials

Published:  11 October, 2018

On-trade operators at Bar Convent were urged to ditch a “vanilla” approach in favour of taking a more political stance with the brands they pour and activities they run.

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Prosecco DOC reports ‘exceptional’ harvest

Published:  11 October, 2018

The Tutelary Consortium for Prosecco DOC has announced an “exceptional” vintage for this year’s harvest.

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Schloss Gobelsburg urges Austrian winemakers to adopt ‘Champenoise’ approach to distribution

Published:  10 October, 2018

The Austrian fine wine industry has been urged to adopt a more 'Champenoise' approach to distribution by leading producer Schloss Gobelsburg.

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MHW expands to quench thirst for US craft products in Europe

Published:  10 October, 2018

US importer and service provider MHW has launched a European platform in a bid to open up the market to American wine, beer, cider and spirits looking to realize their export goals.

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Stannary St Wine Co appoints co-head of private client sales

Published:  10 October, 2018

Specialist online wine merchant Stannary St Wine Co has appointed wine expert and current MW candidate Sara Guiducci to the newly created position of co-head of private client sales.

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The Benevolent presents ‘safeguarding mental health’ recommendations

Published:  10 October, 2018

The Benevolent has presented its first set of recommendations designed to help safeguard the mental health of employees’ in the UK drinks trade.

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JF Hillebrand launches new digital customer platform

Published:  09 October, 2018

JF Hillebrand has launched a new digital customer platform designed to provide a ‘seamless journey’.

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International Beverage appoints new marketing director

Published:  09 October, 2018

International Beverage has appointed Cara Chambers as its new marketing director, taking over from Karen Walker.

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