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Diageo backs Purple Flag scheme

Published:  17 June, 2010

Diageo has become the headline sponsor of the Purple Flag scheme which recognises cities that have done significant work to improve their night-time environment for visitors and residents.

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Mateus woos consumers with holiday

Published:  17 June, 2010

Mateus Rosé is giving away a holiday in Portugal in a neck-collar promotion.

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Drinkaware signs up fresh talent for its board

Published:  17 June, 2010

Drinkaware has announced three new trustees to its board including Mark Hunter, chief executive office of Molson Coors Brewing.

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Pernod Ricard launches online community for bartenders

Published:  17 June, 2010

Pernod Ricard has launched an online networking and knowledge-sharing community dedicated exclusively to bartenders in the UK on-trade.

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Currency update June 17: poor start for sterling

Published:  17 June, 2010


Currency analysis update, June 17 from Smart Currency Exchange: poor day for the pound.

 

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Asda launches Wine Selector

Published:  17 June, 2010

Asda is to launch an in-store electronic Wine Selector that aims to demystify the category and simplify the task of choosing wine.

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Finca Flichman becomes UK No1 branded Argentine wine

Published:  16 June, 2010

Argentine export monitor, Caucasia Wine Thinking, has released figures showing that Finca Flichman is the UK's number one branded Argentine wine in 2010.

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Sud de France brings together 90 writers and bloggers for worldwide tasting

Published:  16 June, 2010

Sud de France is hold its first ever Sud de France Synchronized Worldwide Wine Tasting, that will bring together 90 wine writers and bloggers across 24 markets.

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Coe Vintners to import Gin Mare

Published:  16 June, 2010

Coe Vintners, has been appointed as the exclusive trade importer of the new super premium gin, Gin Mare.

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Currency update June 16, inflation still "disappointingly high"

Published:  16 June, 2010

Currency analysis for June 16, 2010 from Smart Currency Exchange, Harpers Wine & Spirit's currency partners.

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Wines of Mexico opens UK operation

Published:  15 June, 2010

Wines of Mexico has initiated its operations in the UK to establish a stronger foothold and easy access to the best Mexican wines in the market.

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Sign up to this year's Benevolent Triathlon

Published:  15 June, 2010

Last year the Benevolent Triathlon saw 11 individuals tackling the Keynes Country Park Sprint Triathlon, with a challenging 750 metre swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run.

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Pernod Ricard unveils £10m Glenlivet expansion

Published:  15 June, 2010

Pernod Ricard-owned Scotch whisky distillery The Glenlivet has unveiled an extension to its production facilities - aimed at helping it become the best-selling single malt in the world.

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Currency update June 15, pound strengthens further

Published:  15 June, 2010

Currency analysis for June 15, 2010 from Smart Currency Exchange, Harpers Wine & Spirit's currency partners.

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English and Welsh wine awards receives record number of entries

Published:  14 June, 2010

The annual national competition for the UK wine industry - The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition has attracted the highest number of entries ever.

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Currency update June 14, strong trade in Asian markets spurs risk appetite

Published:  14 June, 2010

Currency analysis for June 14, 2010 from Smart Currency Exchange, Harpers Wine & Spirit's currency partners.

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Richard Siddle,World Cup wine blog: Recovering from a Green day

Published:  14 June, 2010

 

Resurfaced in Cape Town after manic two days immersed in the World Cup in Johannesburg and Rustenberg. You will pleased to hear that Cape Town is covered in cloud, driving rain and whistling winds - big difference to weather up north.

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Wines in the Press- June 12-14

Published:  14 June, 2010

The Guardian
Victoria Moore is asking if anyone understands what silver, gold, trophy, or commended wine awards actually mean?

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Richard Siddle, World Cup blog, Day 5: The English are coming!

Published:  12 June, 2010

After a great last day sipping and tasting my way through Stellenbosch I have now flown up to Johannesburg to the heart of the World Cup in readiness for tonight's England game.

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Roll up, roll up for Sud de France Festival

Published:  11 June, 2010

The Sud de France Sommelier Competition is being held in four cities around the world later this year as part of the annual Sud de France Festival.

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