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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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Record demand for wine and spirit education

Published:  03 August, 2017

The demand for wine and spirit education soared in the past year with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) reporting a global hike in candidates in the past year - spearheaded by the UK. 

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Sales of sparkling reach 156 million bottles as Brits lap up European fizz

Published:  02 August, 2017

A new report from the WSTA has revealed just how much sparkling has grown in popularity among UK drinkers.

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Larger crush poised to boost Australian export sales

Published:  02 August, 2017

The National Vintage Report 2017 for Australia has revealed increases in both the national wine grape crush and the average purchase price.

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Bulk wine giant under investigation for large-scale Rhône fraud

Published:  02 August, 2017

France’s biggest bulk wine merchant is currently under investigation for allegedly passing off 3 million cases of table wine as being from prestigious Rhône appellations over a period of three years.

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Aldi introduces first sparkling red wine

Published:  02 August, 2017

Aldi has launched its summer wine portfolio with a focus on bubbles, including the discounter’s first sparkling red wine.

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Mangrove launch takes inspiration from the West Country's literary past

Published:  01 August, 2017

Premium spirits distributor Mangrove has released a new rum which draws on the setting which inspired a Daphne du Maurier novel.

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CIVB launches new B2B wine app

Published:  01 August, 2017

Bordeaux oenophiles can now access all the latest news and training from the region via a new digital source.

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New appointment ups ante at Lyme Bay following BRC approval

Published:  01 August, 2017

Devon-based winery, Lyme Bay Winery, has appointed a new quality manager to continue its work into best practice.

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Vagabond Wines to launch London micro winery

Published:  31 July, 2017

Vagabond Wines plans to open its next outlet in Battersea this Autumn, complete with micro winery. 

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