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Spirit of Zing receives revamp following investment in new facilities

Published:  10 August, 2017

Speciality drinks brand World of Zing has given its Spirit of Zing cocktails portfolio an overhaul following investment in new facilities.

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New look limited edition for Sailor Jerry as spiced rum continues soar

Published:  10 August, 2017

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new limited-edition bottle design for premium spiced rum, Sailor Jerry.

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Franciacorta knuckles down for early harvest as yields threaten to fall 30%

Published:  09 August, 2017

Drought, frost and hailstorms have been the bane of northern Italian vineyards so far in 2017, leading to an early harvest which is expected to significantly reduce yields.

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Naked Wines reveals £1m investment into English wine as sales surge

Published:  09 August, 2017

Naked Wines has reported a 16% volume increase in annual sales of its English wines (to July 2017), driven by the seemingly unquenchably thirst for home-grown bubbles.

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Looking ahead to the Christmas run-up: Craig Durham, MD, Buckingham Schenk

Published:  09 August, 2017

The autumn tasting season will be upon us before we know it, as merchants and wholesalers prepare for the all important Christmas trading period.

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De Bortoli introduces ‘alternative grape varieties’ wine trio

Published:  09 August, 2017

De Bortoli Wines has introduced a wine trio blended with alternative grape varieties

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New bourbon brand Never Say Die is born

Published:  08 August, 2017

A new bourbon brand – Never Say Die, has gone into production with plans to launch in the UK following its US debut.

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Chris Porter to become Benevolent CEO

Published:  08 August, 2017

Director of JF Hillebrand’s Porter and Laker business is to become the Benevolent’s new CEO.

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Fuller’s champions English fizz in own pubs

Published:  08 August, 2017

Fuller’s has replaced its Champagne house pour with English sparkling wine throughout its own pubs following a ‘highly successful’ trial.

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Award winners: Meet Harpers' design champions 2017

Published:  08 August, 2017

Once again a panel of judges came together to determine this year’s design stars from across the wines, beers and spirits stratosphere.

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Future winemakers wanted: Plumpton flags growing demand for English-trained wine graduates

Published:  07 August, 2017

Plumpton College’s head of wine Chris Foss has revealed to Harpers that the college is experiencing strong demand for it’s English-language trained graduates as it looks to keep up with a growing domestic and global industry.

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Diageo Reserve sponsors new Edinburgh Cocktail Festival

Published:  07 August, 2017

Edinburgh’s newest cocktail celebration has teamed up with global spirits producer Diageo for its inaugural outing.

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Barefoot marks Beach Rescue Project’s 10th anniversary with six ‘beach cleans’

Published:  07 August, 2017

Barefoot Wine celebrated the 10th birthday of its Beach Rescue Project with six community-led ‘beach cleans’ across the UK.

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Romanian producer set to double volumes with £5 million investment

Published:  07 August, 2017

New Aldi addition Cramele Recas has announced a £5 million investment into the expansion of its vineyards and bottling plant.

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Domaine Naturaliste appoints Hayward Bros as UK agent

Published:  07 August, 2017

Hayward Bros has been appointed UK agent for Margaret River winery Domaine Naturaliste by Bruce Dukes.

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Portman stresses "decade of progress" as drink-driving casualties hit three-year high

Published:  04 August, 2017

The Portman Group has responded to the latest statistics which show that casualties involving drink driving have reached their highest point in three years.

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Back in fashion liqueurs boost sales for Gruppo Campari

Published:  04 August, 2017

The owner of Aperol Spritz posted solid results in the first half of 2017 in the UK where strong sales of the orange-based liqueur boosted the bottom line.

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The week that was

Published:  04 August, 2017

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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SITT Autumn goes back to its roots

Published:  03 August, 2017

In a bid to help visitors navigate and plan their trip to this year’s Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) – the Agile Media event that pairs independent buyers with leading specialist importers from across the wine-producing world – a preview supplement will be circulated with the September issues of Harpers and Drinks Retailing News.

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WSTA urges Government clarity to prevent Brexit chaos for businesses

Published:  03 August, 2017

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association’s chief executive Miles Beale has flagged up the “deep seated” concerns of drinks industry leaders over the Government’s apparent lack of clear strategy over Brexit.

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