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Languedoc producers latest victims of hail storms in France

Published:  22 August, 2016

The Languedoc was the most recent region to suffer at the hands of extreme weather, when a severe hailstorm hit last week.

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CMO's messaging around moderate drinking recommendations could potentially be diluted

Published:  22 August, 2016

The new moderate drinking guidelines which created a stir at the beginning of the year are still set to move forward, but the messaging the government is taking may be more diluted than what the chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies recommended earlier in the year.

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The rise of rum Part 3: Shedding the "pirates and parties" image

Published:  19 August, 2016

While rum is making gains in the bar and club scene providing appealing highs for party-loving millennials, its image as a hip party drink needs to be balanced with its credibility as a quality spirit if it wants to surpass expectations.

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Cocktail craze responsible for soaring sales of gin at Waitrose

Published:  19 August, 2016

Sales of gin at Waitrose are up 17% on last year thanks to a new wave of millennials discovering gin-based cocktails.

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The new order at boutique merchants Friarwood

Published:  19 August, 2016

Facing fierce competition is a daily reality of selling fine wine in and around London.

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Kyoto Distillery granted production licence to produce Japan's first gin

Published:  19 August, 2016

Japan's first artisan gin producer, The Kyoto Distillery, has been granted a production licence, to begin producing its inaugural release KI NO BI Dry Gin.

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Argentinean winery tackles "fierce" competition in UK with film festival partnership

Published:  19 August, 2016

Bodega Argento is looking to strengthen its position in the minds of "culture seeking Londoners" with its continued sponsorship of the Argentine Film Festival.

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

Published:  19 August, 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, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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F16 profits double at Treasury Wine Estates

Published:  18 August, 2016

Net profits are up 131% at Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates.

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The Tour of Britain partners with alcohol-free wine brand

Published:  18 August, 2016

Booze-free wine alternative, Eisberg, have signed a three-year partnership to become the official wine partner for the UK's biggest professional cycle race.

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Wine Institute of California to close London office

Published:  18 August, 2016

Despite the recent success of California wines in the UK, The Wine Institute of California UK announced today it will be closing its doors.

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H1 net profit up 25% at Carlsberg

Published:  18 August, 2016

Danish brewer Carlsberg posted its half-year 2016 results to June 30, reporting net revenue of 31.2bn Danish krones (DKK) and a 4% rise in organic growth.

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The Rise of Rum Part 2: Reaching a new generation

Published:  17 August, 2016

In an increasingly tough economic landscape, some have speculated that rum's rise in popularity could be down to something as simple as its ability to give consumers a taste profile allied to its appealing sugar cane origins

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Rise in alcohol prices contributes to a jump in inflation in the UK

Published:  17 August, 2016

The Office of National Statistics most recent figures released yesterday, saw inflation rise to its highest level in nearly two years to 0.6%.

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New appointments: Lanchester Wines and Berry Bros. & Rudd

Published:  17 August, 2016

Berry Bros. & Rudd has appointed Nick Morton to the role of director of private clients.

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Persie Distillery opens its doors to craft gin tourism

Published:  17 August, 2016

A new tourist attraction for artisanal gin lovers is hoping to put Scotland on the gin map.

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English wine going global

Published:  17 August, 2016

English wine has come fourth in a consumer poll for producing the best quality wine in the eyes of the public.

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The Rise of Rum Part 1: Spice is king

Published:  16 August, 2016

Today is National Rum Day, so what could be better than to bring the first installment of our three part Rise of Rum series which looks in depth at this growing category.

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Boutinot mixes bag-in-box and camping trends with Camper Vin

Published:  16 August, 2016

Boutinot is hoping for a double-win with its new Camper Vin - a new product which combines the camping and festival craze with  bag-in-box.

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Premium restaurants: The art of wining, dining and buying at the top

Published:  16 August, 2016

The needs of fine dining restaurants inevitably differ to those in the mid range.

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