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Conviviality shares suspended

Published:  14 March, 2018

Shares in Conviviality have been temporarily suspended from trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) as it faces £30 million tax bill.

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Waddesdon Wine adds organic Provence producer Château Léoube

Published:  13 March, 2018

Château Léoube has partnered with Waddesdon Wine, marking the first time their entire range will be available in the UK.

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Fever-Tree continues to lead the premium pack by adapting to low-cal and dark spirit trends

Published:  13 March, 2018

Fever-Tree accounted for 91% of the value growth of all mixers on the UK’s retail shelves last year, as the UK-based company continues to lead the march of premium mixers.

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Sussex Wineries launch to boost marketing and tourism

Published:  13 March, 2018

Eight leading Sussex wineries came together on Monday in Brighton to mark a strengthened collaboration between producers across the twin counties.

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Wine key driver of Fairtrade sales

Published:  12 March, 2018

Alcohol has, albeit from a small platform, emerged as a key driver of Fairtrade with UK consumers showing increasing support for drinks accredited as such.

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Rioja exports on the up boosted by the UK and white

Published:  12 March, 2018

Export sales of Rioja increased by 4.39% in 2017 compared to the previous year boosted by a strong UK performance, the Consejo Regulador of Rioja DOCa has revealed.

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Hardys and Echo Falls achieve ‘Superbrands’ status for third time

Published:  12 March, 2018

Accolade wine brands Hardys and Echo Falls have made it into the UK’s Superbrand list.

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Sparkling drives growth as inflation bites down on average prices

Published:  12 March, 2018

Volume sales of alcohol continued to decline in the UK off-trade in 2017, but value sales increased in both yearly and quarterly sales, particularly in sparkling wine, which remains the main driver of growth for the overall wine category.

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Wines of Spain unveils new Caballeros for 2018

Published:  12 March, 2018

Wines of Spain has unveiled two new Caballeros for 2018 - Peter Dauthieu and Marisol Bueno.

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Plotting the indigenous jewels on Hungary’s wine map

Published:  09 March, 2018

Hungary has come a long way since the heyday of Bull’s Blood in the 1970s. Now it’s rich tapestry of indigenous styles are finding their feet

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Wine gaucho Crozier urges UK to embrace second wave of niche Argentine wineries

Published:  09 March, 2018

Speaking at an Alternative Argentina tasting in London yesterday (8 March), Argentine wine expert Phil Crozier outlined the opportunities for the country to expand its offer with more focus on its diversity and smaller producers.

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Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018 open for entries

Published:  09 March, 2018

The international Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018 has thrown down the gauntlet to UK somms, inviting entries for this year’s competition to be held on 9 April at 67 Pall Mall.

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The week that was

Published:  09 March, 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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Industry stalwart Jeremy Rockett co-founds distribution venture

Published:  09 March, 2018

Jeremy Rockett, former Marblehead MD and marketing director for González Byass UK, has joined forces with a trio of drinks experts to launch a distribution agency.

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Boutinot unveils Rioja trio with 'unexpected' design

Published:  08 March, 2018

Boutinot has unveiled a new range of Riojas featuring labels designed to break from ‘the traditional Rioja wine language of competitors’.

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Companies continue to look to Provence for bankable rosé styles

Published:  08 March, 2018

The popularity of drier, paler styles of rosé show no signs of slowing as they inch further and further into the mainstream, with Blossom Hill becoming the latest company to latch onto this consumer-friendly style.

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Wine Net joins Merchant Vintners

Published:  08 March, 2018

Essex-based wine merchant Wine Net has signed up as a member of Merchant Vintners growing the buying group’s members to 20.

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Top US organic producer Bonterra joins Enotria&Coe

Published:  08 March, 2018

Enotria&Coe is increasing its stall of organic wines via leading organic producer Bonterra.

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Vindependents adds Mountford Estate to its portfolio

Published:  07 March, 2018

Vindependents has added Mountford Estate from New Zealand’s Waipara region to its portfolio.

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Call for greater clarity on low and no alcohol labelling reaches House of Commons

Published:  07 March, 2018

MPs are gathering in the House of Commons today to tackle the “confusing” labelling of low alcohol and alcohol-free drinks.

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