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SMWS aims to remedy previous "laissez-faire" approach with push to drive US growth

Published:  25 July, 2016
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French wine production expected to drop 8% for 2016 due to poor spring weather

Published:  25 July, 2016

French wine production is expected to decline 8% for the 2016 harvest following the damaging hailstorms and spring frost which hit several different areas across the country according to the French Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Le Foll.

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Bodegas Torres reintroduces ancestral red grape uncovered 20 years ago

Published:  25 July, 2016

Catalonian winery Bodegas Torres is reintroducing the red variety Moneu after the vines were destroyed by phylloxera two centuries ago.

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Waitrose sales of German Riesling "soar" during 31 Days promotion

Published:  25 July, 2016

Waitrose has seen sales of Germany's most famous grape variety increase by 181% compared to the same period last year.

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School holiday boosts trading in June for casual dining and pub chains in the UK

Published:  22 July, 2016

While the lack of summer weather in June might have been a challenge, the school holiday has helped to boost trading figures for casual dining and pub chains according to new figures released by the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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The Harrow at Little Bedwyn raises nearly £40,000 for charity

Published:  22 July, 2016

Roger Jones and his team from The Harrow at Little Bedwyn raised £36,000 for the NSPCC Wales and nearly £1,400 for drinks charity The Benevolent over the past week.

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Casella Family Brands acquires and avoids closure of iconic Morris Wines

Published:  22 July, 2016

Casella Family Brands announced today that they have acquired full ownership of iconic Australian Morris Wines with an immediate effect for an undisclosed sum from Pernod Ricard.

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  22 July, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Record year for Italian wine expo Bellavita

Published:  22 July, 2016

Bellavita, now one of the leading UK-based events for Italian food and wine producers has reported a record year, with visitor numbers swelling by over 30% from last year to 8,100 visitors through the doors.

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Organic UK wine launch marks "new era" for Gonzalez Byass

Published:  21 July, 2016

Gonzalez Byass is launching a new organic wine into the UK.

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Biggest beer merger in history given go-ahead

Published:  21 July, 2016

The US Justice Department has given antitrust approval for Anheuser-Busch InBev - the world's largest beer company - to acquire SABMiller - the world's second largest beer company.

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Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner talks Encruzado and Alvarinho

Published:  21 July, 2016

Lukasz Walkowiak, sommelier at Oxo Tower, has been named the Wines of Portugal Wine Quest winner 2016.

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Inter-Beaujolais appoints new leaders for two year term

Published:  21 July, 2016

Inter-Beaujolais has appointed two new leaders as part of a two year rotation to lead the producer association.

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Oxford Wine Company refurbishes remaining retail outlets amid shifting business model

Published:  21 July, 2016

The Oxford Wine Company has refurbished its two remaining shops, although owner Ted Sandbach says that retail will continue to play a less important role in the future of the business.

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Moët & Chandon release wines from "cooler" 2008 vintage

Published:  20 July, 2016

Moët & Chandon has released its Grand Vintage Blanc and Grand Vintage Rosé from the 2008 vintage.

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Consumer inflation rise may be part of a larger trend

Published:  20 July, 2016

Consumer inflation rose 0.5% for the 12 months to June 2016, which although only slightly may be a signal of a future trend.

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Conviviality boss says Brexit won't impact future growth

Published:  20 July, 2016

The CEO of wholesale giant Convivality has said that the rapidly expanding business is well placed to avoid the sting of the Brexit beehive.

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Bibendum, PLB and Walker & Wodehouse join Bottlebooks

Published:  20 July, 2016

Bibendum and its associated wine sales companies, PLB and Walker & Wodehouse, has become the latest - and largest - importer to join Bottlebooks.

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El Dorado Golden Rum wins Sainsbury's listing

Published:  20 July, 2016

El Dorado's five-year-old Golden Rum has won its first listing with Sainsbury's, bolstering the supermarket's growing rum portfolio.

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Rémy Cointreau Q1 sales suffer an expected slide

Published:  20 July, 2016

Famed cognac conglomerate Rémy Cointreau's first quarter reported sales slid -2.1% to €218.6 million for the three months ending on 30 June 2016.

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