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Rémy Cointreau reports annual sales increase boosted by strong Chinese performance

Published:  18 April, 2018

Rémy Cointreau has reported an increase in annual sales, boosted by demand in China for its Cognac, and kept its target for profit growth this year.

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Jose Cuervo extends Margarita Rumble sponsorship deal

Published:  18 April, 2018

Jose Cuervo has signed a deal to sponsor the mixologist Margarita Rumble competition for the second year running.

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A Glass With is back with its third series

Published:  18 April, 2018

A Glass With, the podcast that ‘drinks with the stars’, is back with its third series.

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Diageo earmarks £150m for investment in its Scotch whisky experience

Published:  17 April, 2018

Diageo has announced it will invest £150 million in its Scotch whisky experience across the next three years.

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Romanian wine sales soar at Waitrose

Published:  17 April, 2018

Waitrose has reported a surge in the popularity of Romanian wine.

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Majestic reveals plans to accelerate Naked Wines growth

Published:  17 April, 2018

Majestic has announced it intends to accelerate growth by increasing investment in acquisitions for its Naked Wines arm.

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Cuvée 3000 turnover soars boosted by thirst for natural wines

Published:  16 April, 2018

Cuvée 3000 - Spain’s leading natural wine distributor, has announced a 20% rise in annual turnover with growth triggered by a ‘double effect’ in demand: growth in wine consumption (especially for local wines), coupled with an “explosion in demand” for natural wines.

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Aussie wine exports reach highest value in a decade

Published:  16 April, 2018

Total export of Australian wine increased 16% to $2.65 billion in the past year – the highest value in a decade, according to data released by Wine Australia today.

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Gordon & MacPhail kick-starts re-launch with Connoisseurs Choice

Published:  16 April, 2018

Single malt Scotch whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail is re-launching its entire range of whiskies with a new approach and bottle design.

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Myliko Wines appoints commercial manager UK & exports

Published:  16 April, 2018

Myliko Wines has appointed Peter Crameri to the newly created position of commercial manager UK & exports.

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Gusbourne creates marketing manager role

Published:  16 April, 2018

Gusbourne Estate has created a marketing manager role to support its next stage of development.

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Ancient Georgian winemaking loses one of its modern founders

Published:  13 April, 2018

It's sad to report the passing of Georgian winemaker, Soliko Tsaishvili. He had been diagnosed in the early stages of pancreatic cancer in 2016 and while receiving treatment since, friends reported that he succumbed to the illness on April 10th.

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Accolade’s Ade McKeon bullish about UK market as new wine formats launched

Published:  13 April, 2018

At an upbeat presentation at Accolade’s Weybridge UK HQ, where the company launched its 2018 UK Wine Nation Report and unveiled new formats for its wines, general manager Adrian McKeon spoke of “enormous untapped potential in the UK market”, describing it as a “sleeping giant”.

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Portugal gears up for Best of Vinho Verde awards

Published:  13 April, 2018

Portugal’s Vinho Verde region is to host it’s latest annual Best of Vinho Verde awards next week, with a panel of international judges pronouncing on the top wines from this on trend region.

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The week that was

Published:  13 April, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Bibendum and Matthew Clark reassure suppliers that it is ‘business as usual’

Published:  12 April, 2018

Bibendum and Matthew Clark have issued a statement to reassure customers that all contracts will be upheld, all outstanding supplier payments will be made and that scheduled retrospective discount payments will also be honoured.

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New UK wine and spirits distributor launches

Published:  12 April, 2018

A new wine and spirits distribution company has been launched with the aim of encouraging a much broader range of consumers to try wine.

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Beaujolais exports boom boosted by entry-level

Published:  12 April, 2018

Exports of Beaujolais boomed in the past year boosted by the entry-level category.

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Port houses join Symington in declaring 2016 vintage

Published:  12 April, 2018

Quinta do Noval and Quinta do Romaneira are the latest Port houses to declare 2016 a vintage year, following the lead of top Port house Symington Family Estates.

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EUIPO confirms validity of Bottega trademarks

Published:  12 April, 2018

Italian Prosecco producer Bottega has had the validity of its registered three-dimensional trademarks confirmed by the European Office for Intellectual Property (EUIPO).

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