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Australian Vintage re-structures UK sales team to boosts impulse presence

Published:  03 July, 2018

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has re-structured and expanded its sales team to support the company's growth in the UK market and strengthen its presence within the impulse channel.

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An extra £500m investment in product and service innovation could put Waitrose ahead of the game

Published:  03 July, 2018

Store closures and profit warnings have become death knells for retailers on struggling high streets, and there was concern last week when Waitrose announced it is shutting five of its 353 stores.

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TWE reveals spirits, Champagne and Napa Valley launches for Penfolds

Published:  03 July, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced key future launches for its premium Penfolds portfolio including a spirits range, Champagne and wine from the Napa Valley 2018 vintage.

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Pernod Ricard signs deal as UK distributor of new non-alcoholic ‘gin’ brand

Published:  02 July, 2018

Pernod Ricard UK has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of new non-alcoholic ‘gin’ brand Ceder’s.

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Edrington-Beam Suntory launches first Maker’s Mark campaign in a decade

Published:  02 July, 2018

Edrington-Beam Suntory has turned the spotlight on Maker’s Mark with the first campaign for the premium American bourbon in 10 years.

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Casillero del Diablo renews sponsorship of Sky Cinema and movies

Published:  02 July, 2018

Casillero del Diablo has renewed its sponsorship of Sky Cinema and movies across Sky’s partner channels.

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Tesco and Carrefour enter strategic alliance

Published:  02 July, 2018

Tesco and French retail giant Carrefour have announced their intention to enter into a long-term strategic alliance.

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The week that was

Published:  29 June, 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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SWA calls for zero tariffs on whisky making materials

Published:  29 June, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called for zero tariffs on imports of whisky making materials in the Brexit negotiations.

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Australia’s signature grapes remain the key to premium uplift

Published:  29 June, 2018

Australia’s big hitting varieties are back in business, once again driving growth in the UK’s leading wine category and should remain the core focus to maximise margin and premium sales potential.

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“Short-sighted” Bordeaux En Primeur strategies leave little to no value for the trade

Published:  29 June, 2018

A “lack of wines priced attractively” has been blamed for a less than successful 2017 Bordeaux campaign.

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Beaujolais moves towards becoming part of a united Great Burgundy

Published:  28 June, 2018

Times are a changing for Beaujolais as it moves towards becoming part of the united wine region of Grande Bourgogne - Great Burgundy

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Chapel Down’s brewery arm enters the on-trade with new brew

Published:  28 June, 2018

Curious Brewery, owned by English winemaker Chapel Down, has added a second edition to its Curiouser & Curiouser portfolio – the first of its brews that will be available in the on-trade.

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Soave gears up for tighter production regulations as it elects new board

Published:  28 June, 2018

A new president and governing board has been elected for the Consorzio of Soave at a time of “major change” for the denomination.

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Two restaurants closing a week, but UK dining scene shows reverse North-South divide

Published:  28 June, 2018

The number of licenced restaurant in the UK has fallen by -1.3% in the twelve months to March 2018, with the total number dining outlets also falling by 0.4%, according to the recent Market Growth Monitor report from CGA.

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Women of the Vine & Spirits partners with Wine Intelligence to launch ‘gender and wine’ report

Published:  28 June, 2018

Women of the Vine & Spirits - a US organisation at the forefront of promoting gender parity in the industry, has joined forces with Wine Intelligence to produce a 'gender and global wine consumption' report.

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The rise of Irish whiskey as EU whiskey

Published:  27 June, 2018

It may be unsurprising that Selfridges is launching its first Irish food and drink show this August. With a fifth consecutive year of double-digit growth Irish whiskey is now the world’s fastest growing spirit according to the Irish Whiskey Association (IWA).

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Bibendum opens doors on new wine academy scheme

Published:  27 June, 2018

Drinks merchant Bibendum has kicked off a new academy scheme to give newcomers to the industry the chance to gain hands on experience in the wine trade.

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Brexit pushed Californian wine price up by a fifth

Published:  27 June, 2018

The average price of Californian wine imported to the European Union surged by nearly a fifth in the year of the Brexit vote, analysis by Harpers reveals.

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XECO Wines appoints Tortuga Brands as UK distributor

Published:  27 June, 2018

Newly formed sherry brand XECO Wines has appointed Tortuga Brands as its exclusive UK distributor with sole responsibility for its sales and marketing.

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