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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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Bibendum’s Irish operations transfer to Walker & Wodehouse in C&C shake-up

Published:  03 September, 2018

Bibendum has offloaded its European operations, meaning a transfer of responsibility for the company’s business in Ireland.

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Bancroft takes on first Clare Valley producer

Published:  03 September, 2018

Bancroft Wines has added Skillogalee to its Australian portfolio marking the launch of its first Clare Valley wines.

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‘Dream’ growing season for UK producers

Published:  02 September, 2018

UK wine producers have experienced a ‘dream growing season’ on the back of the hot summer weather.

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Jascots adds Sekt producer Schloss Vaux to tap fizz trend

Published:  02 September, 2018

Jascots has added Sekt Estate producer Schloss Vaux to its portfolio to tap Brits’ continued thirst for bubbles.

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Ten new Masters of Wine announced

Published:  31 August, 2018

Congratulations are in order for 10 new faces just anointed as Masters of Wine, including the first woman in Spain (Almudena Alberca, pictured) to achieve the title, along with the first female winemaker of Greek decent, Olga Karapanou Crawford. 

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Giesen and Ara Wines consolidates distribution with Bibendum PLB

Published:  31 August, 2018

Giesen Group, owner of leading Marlborough brands Giesen Wines and Ara Wines has announced plans to consolidate distribution of both portfolios across the UK on- and off-trade via one importer.

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Pernod Ricard plugs Scotch growth back into NPD with new launch

Published:  30 August, 2018

Pernod Ricard is capitalising on encouraging growth in the Scotch category with the launch of its new Chivas XV.

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Loire Valley predicts ‘excellent quality’ harvest

Published:  30 August, 2018

Interloire has predicted this year’s Loire Valley harvest will be of “excellent quality”.

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Brexit delivering negative impact on business for three quarters of independent trade

Published:  30 August, 2018

A Harpers survey on the current effects and possible outcomes of Brexit has revealed that 73% of on and off-trade businesses believe the vote has already had a negative impact on their business.

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Vinexpo gears up for second Explorer event

Published:  30 August, 2018

Vinexpo is gearing up for its second Explorer event – the two-day invite-only touring event first held in Austria last September.

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London Cocktail Week relocates main event

Published:  30 August, 2018

London Cocktail Week has moved the heart of the festival – The Cocktail Village, to The Old Truman Brewery to accommodate a growing number of visitors.

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Aussie producers gear up for bumper month of UK events

Published:  30 August, 2018

A large contingent of Australian producers is hoping to take the UK by storm with a month-long series of wine events.

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