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Les Caves de Pyrene lists long lost Manseng Noir grape variety

Published:  10 September, 2018

Les Caves de Pyrene has listed long lost grape variety Manseng Noir originally discovered on a 150-year-old plot in Viella, AOC Madiran.

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Britain sees 3,000 licensed premise closures in a year

Published:  10 September, 2018

The number of licensed sites across Britain has dropped to 119,800 in the past year, with a total of 3,116 restaurants, pubs, bars and other licensed premises having been closed down.

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New white paper urges hospitality sector to embrace the 'now economy' to plug staffing gaps

Published:  10 September, 2018

Embracing the “now economy” by using technology to plug staffing gaps with temporary workers has been hailed a must for the hospitality sector as a staff shortage looks poised to increase further as a result of Brexit.

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FMV bolsters Champagne menu with Leclerc Briant

Published:  10 September, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has expanded its Champagne portfolio with the addition of Leclerc Briant.

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Oxford, Cambridge and Hennings ramp up joint buying initiative with first own label release

Published:  10 September, 2018

What do The Oxford Wine Company, Cambridge Wine Merchants and Hennings Wine have in common?

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The week that was

Published:  07 September, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Aldi unveils seasonal range as market share grows

Published:  06 September, 2018

Aldi has unveiled its 2018 seasonal range alongside new vintages of its core offering.

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Jascots expands ‘natural’ menu with Languedoc producer

Published:  06 September, 2018

Jascots has expanded its ‘natural’ wine portfolio with the addition of Languedoc producer Mas des Caprices.

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China to open its doors with new import expo

Published:  06 September, 2018

An international trade show backed by the Chinese government, which will focus on imported products, is poised to make its debut next month in Shanghai as the country prepares to “actively open its doors to the world”.

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Chapel Down signs lease for new site to become ‘largest vineyard’ in England

Published:  06 September, 2018

Chapel Down has today exchanged on an agreement to lease 388 acres of viticultural land – a move it claims will make it the biggest vineyard in England.

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Hype over biodynamics reaching ludicrous levels, says viticulturist

Published:  06 September, 2018

The furore surrounding organic and biodynamic viticulture has reached “ludicrous levels,” according to leading consultant Dr Richard Smart.

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Gaucho brought back from the brink by investors

Published:  05 September, 2018

Ailing Argentinian steak chain Gaucho has been saved by its lenders, after falling into administration back in July.

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Chile hits the spot with Japanese wine drinkers as they switch from Old to New World

Published:  05 September, 2018

The notion that wine consumption in Japan is primarily limited to Old World countries has shifted with research revealing a clear focus on the New World.

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UK one of the most “mature” markets for alcohol online, despite accounting for less than 10% of sales

Published:  05 September, 2018

The UK is at the forefront of selling wine online thanks to well-established specialist wine retailers such as Majestic and The Wine Society, new research has revealed.

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Harpers columnist Woodward wins International Wine Columnist award

Published:  05 September, 2018

Harpers columnist Guy Woodward was awarded the International Wine Columnist gong at the prestigious Louis Roederer International Wine Awards last night.

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Harpers Wine Stars goes live online

Published:  04 September, 2018

Our brand new website for Harpers Wine Stars has launched, making it easier than ever to be in with a chance of grabbing one of our fantastic buyer-focused awards.

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La Junta of Castile and León gears up for first Duero International Wine Fest

Published:  04 September, 2018

La Junta of Castile and León – the governing body of Castile and León, is gearing up for the launch of a new international event aimed at highlighting the potential of the different terroirs and ecosystems of the Ribera de Duero DO.

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Enotria turns focus on Chile with VSPT partnership

Published:  04 September, 2018

Enotria & Coe has joined forces with Viña San Pedro Tarapaca Wine Group (VSPT) to push the Chilean wine category in the UK.

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The Wine Society appoints new CEO

Published:  03 September, 2018

The Wine Society has appointed current Clarks chief commercial officer Steve Finlan as its new CEO.

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Nicolas Feuillatte appoints Castelnau as part of on-trade UK strategy

Published:  03 September, 2018

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte has appointed Castelnau Wine Agencies (CWA) as part of its strategy to secure its on-trade presence throughout the UK.

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