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Published:  28 April, 2014
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Beefeater launches limited edition gin to mark visitor centre opening

Published:  28 April, 2014

Beefeater Gin is launching a limited edition gin in celebration of next month's opening of Beefeater London: The Home of Gin, which will be the first dedicated gin distillery visitor centre in London

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Harpers Awards announces its finalists for 2014

Published:  28 April, 2014

Restaurants, bars, sommeliers, multiple grocers, drinks websites, independent wine merchants, suppliers and brand owners will all come together on June 2 in the hope of winning a trophy at the Harpers Awards 2014.

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Drinks trade on track to remove 1 billion units of alcohol

Published:  28 April, 2014

The drinks industry is on track to remove 1 billion units of alcohol from the market by the end of 2015, according to a report by the Department of Health.

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Bordeaux negociants discount badly-priced 2013 wines

Published:  28 April, 2014

Buyers are showing a continued lack of confidence in Bordeaux's 2013 en primeur campaign while badly priced wines are being discounted, said Bordeaux negociants Monday. 

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Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling launches in Tesco Express

Published:  28 April, 2014

Germany's well-known Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling wine has grown its UK supermarket distribution with a Tesco Express listing at around 1,000 stores.

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

Published:  25 April, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week (and a bit of last week due to the long weekend) on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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BBC's Graham Norton make his own wine to raise money for Elton John Aids Foundation

Published:  25 April, 2014

When you settle down tonight to watch the Graham Norton show on BBC1 you might like to know the wine he and his guests drink will soon be helping to raise money to combat Aids as part of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

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Port wine producer Symington Family Estates releases three 'en primeur' 2012 Ports

Published:  25 April, 2014

Symington Family Estates is releasing three very limited 2012 Ports that are up for sale prior to the public release of the wines, which in some cases won't be available to the market until 2020 at the earliest.

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English wine producer Chapel Down sees sales fall after recent poor grape harvests

Published:  25 April, 2014

English wine and beer producer, Chapel Down, suffered a 24% sales volume drop due to smaller yields from the 2011 and 2012 grape harvests. It has, though, increased overall sales revenue by 4% by raising the average selling price of its wines by 10% during the past financial year.

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Retail industry boosted by strong spring and Easter sales

Published:  24 April, 2014

Overall retail sales continue to grow strongly and will pick up further in May, according to the CBI's latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

 

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Kingsland Wine & Spirits ditches Legacy name

Published:  24 April, 2014

Manchester-based Kingsland Wine & Spirits and Legacy Wines will now be known as Kingsland after stakeholders called for the name to be simplified.

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Enotria recruits Troy Christensen as chief executive as Alison Levett leaves

Published:  24 April, 2014

Ex-Accolade Wines boss Troy Christensen is taking up the role of chief executive at Enotria, following  Alison Levett's departure.

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Tanqueray's master distiller not impressed by new craft gins

Published:  24 April, 2014

Tom Nichol, Tanqueray's master distiller, is unimpressed with the raft of new gins from craft distillers being launched onto the market.

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Sandeman vintage Ports spanning eight decades to sample in London

Published:  24 April, 2014

Port wine is having a renaissance and London restaurant "The Sign of the Don", in partnership with the Sandeman Port wine, is offering the public a rare chance to sample the wines which go as far back as 1944.

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Bulk wine driven by price not green issues

Published:  24 April, 2014

Wine buyers who justify bulk shipping by citing the green argument are simply 'ticking boxes' when price is driving sales, say industry experts.

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Tube strikes will mean more losses for London's restaurants and bars

Published:  24 April, 2014

London bars and restaurants face losses as more Tube strikes are lined up, says the British Hospitality Association.

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Hawthorn's gin hits supermarket shelves

Published:  23 April, 2014

Spirits distributor 180East has launched gin brand Hawthorn's into the off-trade this month, with the first bottles landing on Sainsbury's shelves next week.

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Brazilian nightclub to open in Battersea in time for the World Cup

Published:  23 April, 2014

Cocobananas is a new Brazilian nightclub that is set to open in Battersea, south London in time for people to celebrate the World Cup.

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South Africa's 2014 wine harvest set for 'mild decline'

Published:  23 April, 2014

South Africa's harvest is set for a "mild decline" in 2014, as the picking season draws to an end.

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