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First exclusive Consorzio DOC delle Venezie Pinot Grigio harvest closes

Published:  20 September, 2018

The first exclusive Pinot Grigio and the second grape harvest of the Consorzio DOC delle Venezie is coming to a close.

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No deal Brexit “not acceptable” for drinks trade

Published:  19 September, 2018

Brexit is the “most significant” short-term challenge facing the wine sector, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) told delegates at its conference yesterday (18 September).

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France still reigns supreme in wine portfolios

Published:  19 September, 2018

French wine is a ‘must-stock’, according to Sopexa’s 2018 Wine Trade Monitor.

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ProWein confirms event dates

Published:  19 September, 2018

ProWein, the must-attend premier wine and spirits business show in Europe, has confirmed that ProWein 2020 will take place from 15 to 17 March in Düsseldorf.

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Hard Brexit could be “disastrous” for overseas producers

Published:  19 September, 2018

The Fairtrade Foundation has warned that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could be disastrous for producers.

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Fields, Morris & Verdin adds Flint to portfolio

Published:  19 September, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the specialist wine and spirits importer, has added UK winery Flint Vineyard to its producer portfolio.

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Seedlip launches into Waitrose

Published:  18 September, 2018

Seedlip, the distilled non-alcoholic spirit, has launched its range into Waitrose supermarkets in what has been described as a “milestone”.

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Majestic Wine launches Sake campaign

Published:  18 September, 2018

Majestic Wine is launching a campaign to encourage consumption of Japanese rice wine Sake after introducing three new products to its range.

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Condor Wines agrees deal with Bouchon Family Wines

Published:  18 September, 2018

Condor Wines, the specialist South American wine importer, has agreed a partnership with Chilean wine producer Bouchon Family Wines.

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House of Townend chairman John E Townend dies

Published:  17 September, 2018

John E Townend, chairman of wine merchants House of Townend has died.

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Berry Bros & Rudd sees sales rise

Published:  17 September, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has seen sales rise by £16M, for the year ending 31 March 2018.

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Gin sales smash records

Published:  17 September, 2018

Brits bought almost 60M bottles of gin in 12 months – worth over £1.6bn and up 38% on last year, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has revealed.

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Holiday season boosts eating-out market

Published:  16 September, 2018

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales edge up 0.6% in August, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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La Compagnie de La Burgondie secures first major UK off-trade listing

Published:  16 September, 2018

La Compagnie de La Burgondie has secured its first major UK off-trade deal.

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Johnny Walker Blue Label voted the top luxury alcohol brand globally

Published:  14 September, 2018

Johnny Walker Blue Label was voted the top luxury brand globally, followed by Louis XIII and Richard Hennessy, in the Kadence International Luxury Study.

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Prosecco continues to lead sparkling wine category

Published:  14 September, 2018

Sparkling wine continues to grow with Prosecco leading the category and English fizz remaining on the rise, according to The Wine Intelligence Sparkling Wine in the UK Market 2018 Report.

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The week that was

Published:  13 September, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective launch lays down gauntlet to UK and US buyers

Published:  13 September, 2018

Be prepared to pay more or risk losing top Stellenbosch Cabernets to the Asian market was one of the messages to UK and US buyers at the launch of the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective at Cape Wine 2018.

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Duck Pond sells out

Published:  13 September, 2018

Iconic wine estate Duck Pond Cellars has been sold to a corporate investor.

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IMW appoints Adrian Garforth MW chairman

Published:  12 September, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has appointed Adrian Garforth MW as its new chairman.

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