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New wineries set for debut at the Kosher Food and Wine Experience

Published:  30 January, 2019

Several new wines will be on offer at the Kosher Food and Wine Experience London (KFWE) this year, including one named after the stones David used to slay Goliath.

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Conversion Group adds Gracie Events to investment portfolio

Published:  30 January, 2019

The Conversion Group has added fine wine events specialists Gracie Events to its expanding portfolio of investments in luxury businesses.

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Citrus best for Sauvignon Blanc say consumers

Published:  30 January, 2019

A citrusy Sauvignon Blanc is the UK’s favourite, according to a new report.

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Scandinavian style: Climate change pushes wine to the fringes

Published:  30 January, 2019

For much of the winemaking world, it’s an inconvenient truth that climate change is changing how easily and successfully wine can be made.

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Justerini & Brooks to distribute Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez in UK

Published:  29 January, 2019

Justerini & Brooks has added Bodegas y Viñedos Raúl Pérez to its portfolio.

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Ribera del Duero’s Cruz de Alba signs to Enotria & Coe

Published:  29 January, 2019

Cruz de Alba has joined sister wineries Ramón Bilbao from Rioja and Mar de Frades from Rías Baixas at Enotria & Coe to offer a trio of wines to UK independents and the on-trade.

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Luvian’s St Andrews' Archie McDiarmid blogs from Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough

Published:  29 January, 2019

Haere Mai, as they say in Marlborough, and welcome to Sauvignon 2019, the world’s biggest celebration of – arguably - the most popular and least well-understood grape variety around.

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Oddbins set for administration

Published:  29 January, 2019

Oddbins is reportedly poised to enter administration, putting more than 500 jobs at risk.

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Mr Lyan announces big plans

Published:  28 January, 2019

The team behind venues such as White Lyan, Cub, and current World’s Best Bar, Dandelyan, have revealed even more ambitious plans for 2019.

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Hungary calls on on-trade for Furmint February

Published:  28 January, 2019

As part of the first Furmint February to be held in the UK, participating on-trade and independent retailers have the chance of winning a trip to Hungary.

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UK still ‘litmus test’ as global benchmark for wine brands

Published:  28 January, 2019

The UK market continues to be the shop window for the world of wine, with the on-trade driving premium sales. 

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB announces the Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy

Published:  28 January, 2019

The British branch of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has launched a new award for its Young Sommelier Competition in honour of Gerard Basset MS, MW, OBE, who lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 January.

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LWF introduces charges for attendees in 2019

Published:  28 January, 2019

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M Restaurant pop-up to tackle sex trafficking and modern day slavery

Published:  28 January, 2019

A pop-up restaurant will open for a fortnight to raise funds to fight human trafficking and exploitation.

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London Distillery Company continues Asia expansion

Published:  28 January, 2019

Increasing demand for British spirits in Asia has seen The London Distillery Company sign several new deals to increase availability of its brands in the region.

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Malux to launch Vida at Hungarian tasting

Published:  25 January, 2019

Hungarian food-and-wine wine specialists Malux are gearing up to launch four wines from Szekszard estate Vida at their upcoming trade tasting – including a Kadarka from rare 100-year-old vines.

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The week that was

Published:  25 January, 2019

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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‘Perfect storm’ causes glass shortage and price hikes for UK wine industry

Published:  24 January, 2019

The UK wine industry is running out of glass, creating unprecedented price hikes for bottlers - and the situation is unlikely to be resolved before 2020.

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Stannary St Wine Co appoints fine wine account manager

Published:  24 January, 2019

Stannary St Wine Co has expanded its team with the addition of Kim Suddens as fine wine account manager.

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Charles Metcalfe to host The Benevolent Ball

Published:  24 January, 2019

The Benevolent has revealed Charles Metcalfe is to host The Benevolent Ball this year.

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