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National body for English and Welsh wine industry reveals name and CEO

Published:  14 December, 2017

The national body for the English and Welsh wine industry has been named Wines of Great Britain (WineGB).

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Scotland gets new wine importer and wholesaler

Published:  14 December, 2017

Terroir, a new wine importer and wholesaler, has been launched to offer exclusive wines to operators in Scotland.

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Tenerife poised to launch new PDO

Published:  14 December, 2017

A surge of interest in distinctive terroir-driven wines has spurred on Tenerife winemakers in the sub-tropical Canary Islands to launch a new Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme.

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Diageo reaches five million milestone in its efforts to tackle drink driving

Published:  14 December, 2017

Diageo has secured over five million pledges from people who have vowed never to drink and drive.

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Berry Bros appoints Enotria & Coe’s Davies to lead role

Published:  13 December, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Enotria & Coe’s Matt Davies to the new role of MD for Field’s, Morris & Verdin and Berry Bros & Rudd Wholesale.

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Major alleged fake Bordeaux investigation causes stir in Bordeaux

Published:  13 December, 2017

French customs authorities have opened a major investigation into the alleged sale of more than half a million bottles of fake Bordeaux to key international wine distributors.

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Majestic predicts ‘unusual’ year for wine in 2018

Published:  13 December, 2017

Majestic Wine has predicted an “unusual” year for wine in 2018 as part of its ‘eight trends’ report.

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Pierre Chavin adds alcohol-free range to portfolio

Published:  13 December, 2017

French wine producer Pierre Chavin has launched a range of alcohol-free, unfermented wine made using organic grapes.

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Balmenach received £3m 'green' investment

Published:  13 December, 2017

Inver House Distillers has invested £3m in a biogas project at Balmenach – the home of Caorunn gin, as part of a strategy to reduce ithe distillery’s carbon footpring and make it one of the greenest in Scotland.

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Chapel Down to ‘accelerate growth’ as it raises £18.53m via fundraising

Published:  13 December, 2017

Chapel Down has raised £18.53m through the issue of new shares, with the intention of raising a further £1.47m via an additional open offer for existing shareholders.

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Vivino adds ‘Amazon Prime’ style free shipping service

Published:  12 December, 2017

Leading wine app Vivino has today launched a premium service offering customers free shipping.

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“Bump in the road” predicted for imports of Oz wine

Published:  12 December, 2017

Retailers in the UK are being warned to take care when it comes to securing supply of Australian wine as increased competition from China and the US places pressure on exports.

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Boutinot maps South Africa with three-tiers regional range

Published:  12 December, 2017

Boutinot has expanded its South African portfolio with a three-tiers range created to chart the story of the Cape’s regional diversity and simplify it for consumers.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd goes Daft for new whisky addition

Published:  11 December, 2017

Berry Bros. & Rudd has revealed a new global distribution agreement with Daftmill Distillery - one of only two Scottish spirit distilleries that can use the term ‘single estate’.

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Schaafsma says major Oz distribution deal makes Broadland "relevant" for the future

Published:  11 December, 2017

Broadland Wineries is aiming to become a one-stop shop for antipodean wines thanks to a new major distribution deal which will see them partner with Australia’s biggest bulk wine supplier.

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Thistledown champions Grenache renaissance

Published:  11 December, 2017

Alliance Wine’s Giles Cooke MW will be releasing the first commercially available results of Thistledown Wine Company’s Riverland project, focusing on old vine Grenache, under a Gorgeous Grenache label at M&S this spring.

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Leaked documents show UK will stay in single market

Published:  08 December, 2017

The UK will remain a member of the EU's customs union and single market between 2019 and 2021 according to a leaked copy of European Council guidelines for upcoming trade talks.

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Jean-Claude Mas continues quest for Languedoc domination

Published:  08 December, 2017

Since founding Domaine Paul Mas in 2000, Jean-Claude Mas has been building up a wine empire across the  Languedoc Roussillon. Harpers caught up with the Paul Mas proprietor and pioneer behind some the Languedoc’s biggest exports to discuss how the newest portfolio addition continues his quest to own estates “in all the great areas" of this versatile region

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The week that was

Published:  08 December, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, Q&As, analysis and features that we ran.

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CA Grand Crus hails 2017 Bordeaux vintage one of the most challenging to date

Published:  07 December, 2017

The 2017 vintage in Bordeaux has been hailed as one of the most challenging in the region's history as extensive frost damage in April dramatically reduced yields in key appellations.

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