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ProWein visitors up 7% to 48,000

Published:  26 March, 2014

Visitors to Dusseldorf's international wine fair ProWein have jumped 7% on last year to 48,000, with twice as many Chinese and Hong Kong visitors compared to last year.

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Prosecco cocktails could be next big UK drinking trend, says Robin Copestick

Published:  25 March, 2014

Prosecco cocktails which have become popular across Italy and Germany could be the next big drinking trend in the UK, according to Robin Copestick of wine agency, Copestick Murray.

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Busaba Eathai's first bar opens

Published:  25 March, 2014

Thai restaurant group, Busaba Eathai, has launched its first bar - a cocktail lounge - inside its Old Street site in London.

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Global wine industry gambles on North America and China

Published:  25 March, 2014

The USA, Canada and China are to remain top investment targets for importers for the next 20 years according to a report by Wine Intelligence.

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South African brands must invest more to bolster premium wines, says WOSA chief

Published:  25 March, 2014

In order to boost growth of South Africa's more premium wines, producers and brands need to be prepared to invest, says WoSA chief.

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Australian harvest smaller than 2013, with quality "mixed bag"

Published:  25 March, 2014

The Australian harvest looks to be smaller than 2013, with quality a "mixed bag", say experts.

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Spanish wine storms into second place at Laithwaite's

Published:  25 March, 2014

Spain has become its second-biggest category for Laithwaite's wine in the UK market, after sales rocketed by 10% since July 2013.

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?Kingsland appoints Guy Young as commercial director

Published:  25 March, 2014

Kingsland Wine & Spirits has appointed Guy Young as commercial director following Rob Page's move to Bavaria UK as managing director.

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Treasury Wine Estates looks to double the size of its travel retail business

Published:  24 March, 2014

Treasury Wine Estates wants to double the size of it travel retail business within five years as it steps its distribution with exclusive and premium wines to airports, cruise ships, ferries and other key travel wine sectors.

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Major shake-up at Ehrmanns

Published:  24 March, 2014

As part of a major shake-up at director level within Ehrmanns, two senior executives are leaving the business and their replacements have already been found.

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Industry leaders say reduced glass recycling costs have saved businesses

Published:  24 March, 2014

Senior figures in the wine trade say steps to cut exorbitant charges for glass recycling could save some companies from going out of business. 

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UK to host 2016 International Cool Climate Wine Symposium

Published:  24 March, 2014

The official launch of the 2016 International Cool Climate Wine Symposium is set to place today at ProWein in Dusseldorf where details of the event, to be hosted in the UK for the first time, will be revealed.

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Accolade Wines' no longer 'slow to react', says UK chief

Published:  24 March, 2014

Accolade Wines' UK general manager says cultural changes at the company and a smaller team have made it more responsive to customers.

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ProWein gets off to strong start, says fair director

Published:  24 March, 2014

Dusseldorf's international wine trade fair ProWein has got off to a strong start, with visitor numbers for day one slightly up on last year.

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?Michael Degen of Messe Düsseldorf on what makes ProWein so relevant for global wine trade

Published:  23 March, 2014

Anand Virmani talks to Michael Degen, the executive director Messe Düsseldorf, and the man responsible for ProWein about what makes it successful after 20 years.

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

Published:  21 March, 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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Hardys to be official wine sponsor of English cricket team

Published:  21 March, 2014

Australian wine brand, Hardys, is to be the official wine of the English cricket team having signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the England Cricket Board.

 

 

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Majestic's shares fall 20% on back of profits warning for financial year

Published:  21 March, 2014

Majestic Wine's shares have fallen by as much as 20% over the last two days after it issued a profit warning saying its overall profit before tax would be flat for the financial year.

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?William Grant appoints Rob Allanson as global ambassador

Published:  21 March, 2014

Rob Allanson joins William Grant & Sons Ltd. as the new global ambassador for Grant's Blended Scotch Whisky.

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Changes to packaging waste recycling costs could save wine and spirit sector £38m

Published:  21 March, 2014

The wine and spirits industry has welcomed news that the government intends to lower the costs involved in recycling packaging waste, following a huge increase in glass recycling costs, which could save the sector up to £38 million.

 

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