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Penfolds' chief winemaker says 2014 vintage 'surprisingly good'

Published:  02 June, 2014

Penfolds' chief winemaker says Australia's 2014 vintage is "surprisingly good for something that was looking a bit ordinary".

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Harpers Awards 2014 winners announced at London's Hurlingham Club

Published:  02 June, 2014

Morrisons, Naked Wines, Bibendum, Corks Out, Vinoteca and the Chiltern Fire House were some of the big name winners announced tonight at the Harpers Awards at London's Hurlingham Club.

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Sam Neill and Nigel Greening on what makes a great Pinot Noir producer

Published:  02 June, 2014

Two of New Zealand's leading Pinot Noir producers, Sam Neill of Two Paddocks and film star fame, and Nigel Greening of Felton Road, set out at a special tasting last week in London what it is that has drawn them in to trying to create award Pinot Noir from the Central Otago.

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London Wine Fair June 2: What is happening

Published:  02 June, 2014

London Wine Fair hightlights for Monday

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge re-open Glenturret Distillery in Scotland

Published:  30 May, 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge re-opened Scotland's oldest distillery Glenturret yesterday following a closure that allowed for a £250,000 investment to be made to develop a visitor's centre called The Famous Grouse Experience.

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Hawksmoor Knightsbridge set to open in July

Published:  30 May, 2014

The Hawksmoor, one of London's favourite steak joints, will be opening a new location in Knightsbridge on Yeoman's Row on July 3, 2014.

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Gusbourne Estate signs up as a key sponsor of Digital Wine Conference

Published:  30 May, 2014

 

English winery, Gusbourne Estate, is to mark its 10 year anniversary with a key sponsorship of this year's Digital Wine Communications Conference to be held in in Montreux, Switzerland between October 31 and November 2.

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Rioja Tapas Fantasticas returns to London's South Bank for seventh year

Published:  30 May, 2014

Rioja Tapas Fantasticas, the award-winning Spanish food and wine festival, is to return to London's South Bank for the seventh year running between June 14 and 15.

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Tesco's Laura Jewell hits out at suppliers that fail to understand how multiples operate

Published:  30 May, 2014

Laura Jewell MW, head of Tesco's wine development team, has hit out at suppliers that fail to understand the needs of major retailers.

 

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

Published:  30 May, 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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Own-label Champagne sales lose their fizz says Lanson research

Published:  30 May, 2014

Retailer and own-label Champagne brands have plummeted 16% by value according to the latest category report from Champagne house Lanson.

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Berry Bros switches distribution of King's Ginger and Pink Pigeon rum to Mangrove

Published:  30 May, 2014

Berry Bros & Rudd has decided to switch the UK distribution of The King's Ginger liqueur and Pink Pigeon Mauritian rum from Cask Liquid Marketing to Mangrove, the specialist spirits company. The brands move over on June 1.

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Key debates and seminars at London Wine Fair

Published:  30 May, 2014

The London Wine Fair promises more seminars and debates than ever before. Here we pick out our highlights:

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Retail sales figures show continued growth, but food and drink sector still struggling

Published:  29 May, 2014

Retail sales showed steady growth for the sixth consecutive month in the year to May according to the Confederation of British Industry's (CBI) latest figures.

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Comic Relief to stop investing in alcohol companies following independent review

Published:  29 May, 2014

Comic Relief has taken the decision to stop investing fundraising money in alcoholic drinks companies in a move that could lose the charity £1 million a year.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  29 May, 2014
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Buckingham Schenk adds Saint Emilion's Malet Roquefort to portfolio

Published:  29 May, 2014
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France dominates the Sommelier Wine Awards 2014

Published:  29 May, 2014

France took home a total of 366 medals and commendations in this year's Sommelier Wine Awards, with nearly 100 more accolades than the runner up Italy, which took home 267.

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Hardys launches direct-to-consumer online wine store

Published:  29 May, 2014

Accolade owned wine brand Hardys is getting into direct-to-consumer sales with the launch of its 1853 Club, dedicated to online sales of its more premium wines.

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Bibendum boosts Australian range with Rathbone Wine Group

Published:  29 May, 2014

Bibendum Wine has beefed up its Australian portfolio with the addition of three new Australian wineries  following a partnership with Rathbone Wine Group.

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