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Rioja directs coffers on global promotional spend and single village clarity for 2018

Published:  16 January, 2018

The Rioja Control Board is continuing to invest heavily in its marketing activity in 12 key countries, including the UK.

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Buckingham Schenk appoints new technical manager

Published:  16 January, 2018

Buckingham Schenk has appointed former Conviviality employee Emily Brighton to the role of technical manager.

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Restructure announced as O.W. Loeb relocated to MARC HQ

Published:  16 January, 2018

Following speculation on the status of O.W. Loeb, owner Marlon Abela’s restaurant group has issued a statement regarding changes at the wine merchant, including a relocation to the head offices of the Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation (MARC) in Mayfair.

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Broadland and Paul Schaafsma part ways after just four months

Published:  15 January, 2018

Broadland Wineries has announced the departure of CEO Paul Schaafsma.

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New online retail platform for BWS launches

Published:  15 January, 2018

A new online retail platform offering customized wine, beer and spirits selection boxes has been launched.

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Tesco renews WSET partnership

Published:  15 January, 2018

Tesco has renewed its position as Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Gold Corporate Patron as part of its strategy to put education at the forefront.

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Cognac XO age classification increases to 10 years

Published:  15 January, 2018

The Cognac industry has increased its XO age classification from the current six to 10 years.

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Conviviality reshuffles leadership team

Published:  15 January, 2018

Conviviality has reshuffled its leadership team following completion of key integration elements relating to  recent acquisitions.

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Babich among new additions to Berkmann’s Antipodean range

Published:  12 January, 2018

Leading New Zealand winery Babich has joined the Berkmann Wine Cellars portfolio, along with the Unico Zelo and Harvest labels and Woodlands winery from Australian.

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The week that was

Published:  12 January, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s our Friday round up of the top online news, analysis, opinion pieces, interviews and features.

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Saunders spreads his wings

Published:  11 January, 2018

Ex-Bibendum MD and Conviviality business development director Michael Saunders has stepped back from a full time roll at the UK drinks giant with plans to explore other avenues including consultancy to the industry.

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Wines of Germany shifts focus to ‘younger’ wine drinkers

Published:  11 January, 2018

Wines of Germany has revealed its marketing push for this year will be targeting ‘younger more engaged’ wine drinkers in the 35 – 44 age bracket.

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Matthew Clark sets out to stir up cocktail sales

Published:  11 January, 2018

Matthew Clark has launched a ‘cocktail package’ to help licensees tap into the burgeoning sector.

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Boutinot partners with Cantine Riondo

Published:  11 January, 2018

Boutinot has partnered with Italian producer Cantine Riondo to become the exclusive UK agent for wines targeted at the UK multiple off-trade.

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UK consumer spend to hold steady in 2018

Published:  11 January, 2018

Research reveals that despite economic uncertainty two-thirds of UK consumers will continue to spend the same amount when it comes to nights out in 2018.

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Still wine swipes the Christmas sales crown

Published:  11 January, 2018

Still wine has emerged as the surprising winner of the wine aisle across the all-important Christmas season, with sales finally back in growth and outperforming Prosecco for the first time in several years.

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Great Wine Estates signs distribution deal with Voyager Estate

Published:  11 January, 2018

Wine Estates (GWE) has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Voyager Estate, taking over from Justerini & Brooks.  

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Fever-Tree adds two non-executive directors

Published:  11 January, 2018

Fever-Tree has added two non-executive directors, Kevin Havelock and Jeff Popkin, to its board.

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Top 5 wine predictions for 2018

Published:  10 January, 2018

Wine Intelligence has provided its top five predictions for the coming year.

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Luscombe Drinks adds light tonic water to mixers portfolio

Published:  10 January, 2018

Luscombe Drinks has expanded its mixer portfolio with a Light Devon tonic water.

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