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Air New Zealand to help New Zealand Winegrowers promote wine tourism

Published:  28 May, 2014

New Zealand Winegrowers has linked up with Air New Zealand in the hope of raising its profile as a key destination for wine tourism

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Echo Falls targets newcomers to wine category with fruity drinks

Published:  28 May, 2014

Californian wine brand Echo Falls is launching three new fruit-based wines in an effort to recruit new consumers and target its core 18-34 year-old female audience.

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Berry Bros & Rudd revamps Basingstoke wine store

Published:  28 May, 2014

Wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has revamped its Basingstoke Warehouse shop which will officially open later this week.

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Oddbins introduces TV talent show element to hunt for best amateur wine taster

Published:  28 May, 2014

High street wine retailer Oddbins is expecting a record turnout of 25,000 entrants for its third annual search for the UK's best amateur taster in The Palate competition.

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The Co-operative boosts wine buying team with Gyles Walker

Published:  27 May, 2014
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English Wine Week kicks off across the trade

Published:  27 May, 2014

English Wine Week kicked off over the bank holiday on Saturday and will be celebrating English Wine across the country all week long with several high street retailers, independent merchants and the on-trade promoting "locally" produced wines.

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Premium New Zealand wine commerce site launches in UK

Published:  27 May, 2014

Top New Zealand wine expert Melanie Brown is launching an e-commerce site dedicated to over 160 premium New Zealand wines for the UK market.

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Convenience stores set to grow by 30% in next five years to hit £50 billion in sales

Published:  27 May, 2014

The rise in local top up shopping is set to continue over the coming years with the overall UK convenience market set to be worth £49 billion by 2019, growing by over 30% over the next five years according to the IGD (Institute of Grocery Distribution).

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Vente Privée to ramp up flash sales of top wines to UK market

Published:  27 May, 2014

Flash sales site vente-privee.com is looking to ramp up sales of prestigious wines as UK customers are flocking to the site in search of big-name bargains.

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Mouton Cadet hopes to build brand awareness through international sponsorships

Published:  27 May, 2014

Mouton Cadet is building brand awareness through several high profile sponsorships this summer, including the Cannes Film Festival, BMW PGA Championship Tour and the Ryder Cup in order to gain market share in the UK on and off trade.

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New Zealand winery Amisfield signs Inverarity Morton as UK agent

Published:  27 May, 2014

New Zealand winery Amisfield has returned to the UK market after a five-year absence and signed Scottish distributor Inverarity Morton as sole agent.

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Jancis Robinson MW keynote speaker at digital wine conference

Published:  27 May, 2014

Top British wine expert Jancis Robinson MW will be keynote speaker at the seventh annual Digital Wine Communications Conference, which takes place in Switzerland later this year.

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

Published:  23 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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Chilean wineries to get squeezed by taxes and sluggish economy

Published:  23 May, 2014

A slowdown in Chile's economy and a possible tax restructure being debated in Congress would raise the price of wine and squeeze already-struggling producers.

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Aldi searches for consumer wine tasting panel on Twitter

Published:  23 May, 2014

Aldi has turned to Twitter to track down "aspiring wine connoisseurs" to form a consumer tasting panel for the retailer.

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Broadland Wineries appoints new marketing manager

Published:  23 May, 2014
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Marks & Spencer's head of wine Andrew Bird takes role at Woolworths South Africa

Published:  23 May, 2014

Marks & Spencer's wine boss and head of trading Andrew Bird is leaving his role next month to take up a two-year post at Woolworths of South Africa.

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Wine shipments could be hit by surcharges over strikes at US ports

Published:  23 May, 2014

Shipping firms are already announcing surcharges which could hit wine shipments hard ahead of feared industrial action at western US ports.

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A 100-mile cycle ride raises £3,400 for wine trade charity

Published:  22 May, 2014

On May 16 and 17 a group of seven people from the wine trade completed a 100 mile cycle ride called the South Downs Way Challenge and raised £3,400 for The Benevolent.

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Open golf sponsorship has helped Glenmorangie drive the brand in key international markets

Published:  22 May, 2014

Glenmorangie is capitalising on its sponsorship of The Golf Open Championship to build the brand in the US and Asia and other key international markets.

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