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Pernod rolls out standardised nutritional info across its major brands

Published:  14 March, 2017

Pernod Ricard has committed to publishing nutritional information across its strategic brands by including 'smart' codes across it major labels.

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Gin replaces spirit-based drinks in ONS inflation basket

Published:  14 March, 2017

The ONS, which has not included the price of gin in inflation calculations for 13 years, today unveiled it had re-introduced it in light of "increased expenditure" on the popular tipple, which has replaced spirit-based drinks in the basket.

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Jameson makes its first move into RTDs

Published:  14 March, 2017

Pernod Ricard has poured Jameson into cans in a bid to up the Irish Whiskey brand's relevance among younger drinkers.

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Sherry president outlines opportunities for growth

Published:  14 March, 2017

Sherry has attracted its fair share of negative headlines in recent years, with its steadily declining volumes making it an easy target to highlight shortcomings in the wider alcohol industry.

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Sherry president outlines opportunities for growth

Published:  14 March, 2017

Sherry has attracted its fair share of negative headlines in recent years, with its steadily declining volumes making it an easy target to highlight shortcomings in the wider alcohol industry.

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Marie Bizard makes its first foray into frozen cocktails with low-calorie line

Published:  14 March, 2017

The range, rolling out in the UK and other European countries from May this year followed by a worldwide launch in 2018, comprises seven variants, including more unusual cocktails such as Rosé Grapefruit, White Peach, Elderflower Lime & Mint and apple liquor Manzanita.

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Boutinot has acquired Henners Vineyard in East Sussex

Published:  14 March, 2017

Boutinot has acquired Henners Vineyards in East Sussex for an undisclosed sum, marking the first time it brings its winemaking expertise to English shores.

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Industry bodies welcome the European Commission's nutritional labelling 'invite'

Published:  13 March, 2017

Industry bodies have welcomed the European Commission's invite to the alcohol industry to develop a self-regulatory nutritional labelling proposal.

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New appointments at Louis Latour

Published:  13 March, 2017

Wine and Cognac importer Louis Latour has made two new managerial appointments in London and the North.

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English wine export predicted to grow tenfold in five years

Published:  13 March, 2017

In a bid to drive oversea sales and increase exports, a selection of leading producers, including Bolney Wine Estate, Chapel Down, Gusbourne, Hattingley Valley and Ridgeway Wine Estate, will be exhibiting at the event in Dusseldorf later this month.

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The Rothschild Collection poised for LWF debut

Published:  13 March, 2017

Wines from each arm of the Rothschild winemaking family: Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite); Baron Philippe de Rothschild (Mouton); and Château Clarke (Baron Edmond de Rothschild); as well as Champagne Barons de Rothschild, will be showcased at the show in May by UK distributor Waddesdon Wine.

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TWE MD Dan Townsend has passed away

Published:  13 March, 2017

Townsend, who has worked in the drinks trade for the past 30 years, died in California nine days ago on a work trip, but Harpers was asked to keep the sad news quiet by his family. He was 53. 

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Berkmann ballot puts Portugal on top

Published:  10 March, 2017

Berkmann Wine Cellars took the opportunity to take the temperature of up and coming grapes, styles and regions likely to cause a stir in 2017.

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Think Gin 2017 Awards: Winners announced

Published:  10 March, 2017

This week Harpers' held its third Think Gin event to celebrate the growth of this versatile, yet undeniably British spirit.

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The International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show set for UK debut

Published:  10 March, 2017

The International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show (IBWSS) is poised to make its London debut next year.

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Halewood secures £50m debt facility

Published:  10 March, 2017

Halewood Wines & Spirits has secured a £50m debt facility from Royal Bank of Scotland as part of its strategy to develop a balanced portfolio of spirits.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  10 March, 2017

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

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Decision not to unite Vinisud and Millésime Bio branded 'damaging'

Published:  09 March, 2017

Efforts to unite two international trade shows have been thwarted after there was a disagreement over whether they should both take place under one roof.

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Decision not to unite Vinisund and Millesime Bio branded damaging

Published:  09 March, 2017

Ada Coleman paved the way for woman in the bartending industry, although many know little about her. According to a study titled, Joint Committee on the Employment of Barmaids, published in 1905, fewer than half the bartenders in London were women.

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What the Budget means for wine and spirit prices

Published:  08 March, 2017

Wine and spirit duty is set to increase from 8p for a bottle of wine and by 43p for a bottle of gin as a result of the Chancellor's decision to make alcohol subject to inflationary rises.

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