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Penfolds to push back Bin, Icon and Luxury wines to one combined release in October

Published:  25 June, 2014

 

Penfolds, the iconic Australian wine brand, is to combine the annual release of its Bin Series, Icon and Luxury Collection wines into one overall Penfolds Collection range that will take place on October 16.

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BrewDog opens Florence bar

Published:  25 June, 2014

Scotland's most infamous brewers' BrewDog are set to open their latest craft beer bar - this time in Florence - later this month.

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Sherry gains popularity in the US with younger drinkers

Published:  25 June, 2014

 

Sherry consumption is on the rise among young people in the US and has potential for continued growth in the on-trade, according to industry professionals at the Sherryfest West event in San Francisco last week.

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Treasury changes Penfolds release dates as it writes down AU$260m

Published:  25 June, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates says 2015 will be a "reset year" as it writes down AU$260 million for 2014 and prepares to consolidate Penfolds' release dates to October to better manage allocations.

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Wine travel website Winerist gears up for rapid growth

Published:  25 June, 2014

Wine and food travel website Winerist is aiming to boost the number of experiences it offers from 600 to 5,000 within the next six months, according to the firm's co-founder.

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Burgundy needs two strong harvests to ease stocks and prices

Published:  25 June, 2014

Burgundy needs two strong harvests to get stocks back on track and stabilise prices, says Will Oatley, managing director of Louis Latour Agencies.

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Felix Solis claims it can be "category captain" for Spain for multiple retailers

Published:  24 June, 2014

Felix Solis is in the position to act as "category captain" for Spain for any of the major UK retailers, according to Félix Solís Ramos, the group's export and marketing manager. 

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French winemakers worry .wine domain names will confuse consumers

Published:  24 June, 2014
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Ex Codorníu boss Nick Mantella moves to United Wineries

Published:  24 June, 2014

Nick Mantella, former Codorníu boss, has taken a new role as business development director at United Wineries.

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Australia must continue to push its premium wines, says Negociants

Published:  24 June, 2014

"There will always be cheap wine in the market - that shouldn't detract or deviate the Australian wine industry from its premium message", says Negociants managing director Simon Thorpe MW.

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Isabelle Legeron MW publishes comprehensive guide to natural wine

Published:  23 June, 2014

Isabelle Legeron MW has produced a comprehensive guide to natural wine bringing together not only a detailed examination of what natural wine is, but a country by country, producer by producer guide to the wines and styles that newcomers and enthusiasts should be looking to drink.

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Namaqua first mainstream wine brand to go Fairtrade

Published:  23 June, 2014

South African wine giant Namaqua has converted two of its lines, supplied to the Cooperative in the UK, to Fairtrade - which should boost Fairtrade wine sales in the UK by 10% over the next year.

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Jose Cuervo tequila launches Tradicional Silver in UK

Published:  23 June, 2014

Jose Cuervo tequila is launching its Tradicional Silver, a spicy 100% agave Blanco tequila to the UK market for the first time.

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World Cup boosts sparkling wine sales by 25% in week one

Published:  23 June, 2014

The World Cup's first week saw off-trade sparkling wine sales up 25%, but beer and cider were the real winners with sales boosted by well over 40% thanks to the football.

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Jackson Family Wines expands Oregon holdings

Published:  23 June, 2014

Jackson Family Wines has appointed key staff to its new Willamette Valley winery in Oregon, one year after it bought to 220-acre vineyard.

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Diageo launches special edition Tanqueray Old Tom gin

Published:  23 June, 2014

Diageo has launched limited edition Tanqueray Old Tom gin, drawing on an original recipe from its founder and bridging the gap between malty Dutch genevers and London Dry gins.

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Wines Direct offers insights as well as new customers for major online wine players

Published:  20 June, 2014

Specialist online aggregator site, Wines Direct, is now able to give its users the chance to pick out the most popular wines by price, style, country or brand from the UK's leading multiple wine retail sites based on the behavior of its 130,000 unique users a month.

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Last chance to play in the Harpers World Cup Predictions game

Published:  20 June, 2014

Today's your last chance to stare in to that Brazilian crystal ball and take part in the Harpers World Cup Predictathonand win a whole load of wine along the way. Which is a lot more than the England football team will be winning this summer.

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Wiine.me looks to crowdfunding to raise money for new susbcription education site

Published:  20 June, 2014

Crowdfunding could enable Swiss online wine subscription service Wiine.me to incorporate an innovative online wine education platform, The Wine Academy, into its offering.

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

Published:  20 June, 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, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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