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Napa Valley reports strong vintage with ideal weather conditions

Published:  12 November, 2018

Napa Valley has announced a “Goldilocks” 2018 vintage.

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The week that was

Published:  09 November, 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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Research unveils UK winemaking areas that could rival Champagne

Published:  09 November, 2018

New research has unveiled winemaking areas in the UK that could rival Champagne – and they’re not necessarily what you might expect.

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Freixenet-Copestick merger to create sparkling super supplier

Published:  09 November, 2018

UK-based wine supplier and brand owner Copestick Murray and Cava giant Freixenet have revealed plans to merge as of January 1.

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William Grant & Sons appoints new UK marketing director

Published:  08 November, 2018

William Grant & Sons has appointed Ifan Jenkins to the role of marketing director for UK and Ireland.

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Freixenet renews Christmas at Kew sponsorship

Published:  08 November, 2018

Freixenet has signed up as sponsor of Christmas at Kew for the second year running.

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Lidl sweeps the board at Wotwine supermarket awards

Published:  08 November, 2018

Lidl swept the board at the Wotwine 2019 Supermarket Wine Retailer Awards taking home three out of four gongs.

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Wines of Japan: Harpers takes a closer look at what the country has to offer

Published:  08 November, 2018

Japan has had a boost in winemaking productivity over the past decade, particularly among smaller, artisanal producers who are now leading the charge for quality and innovation. We took a closer look at a country which is focusing outwards on growing its reputation and inwards on winemaking expertise.

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Matthew Clark strengthens wine buying team with new trio

Published:  07 November, 2018

Matthew Clark has expanded its wine buying team with a director and two new buyers.

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Majestic signs up as RFU sponsor and launches bespoke rugby range

Published:  07 November, 2018

Majestic Wine has signed a sponsorship deal with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to become the official wine merchant to England Rugby and Twickenham Stadium.

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Japan prepares to take on the world at second Wines of Japan tasting

Published:  07 November, 2018

Before the de-regulation in 2004, producers had to show a minimum level of production, which favoured companies with high capital. Afterwards, there was a blossoming of artisanal producers. This really stimulated the industry. Made big producers re look at their wines. 

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IMW officially welcomes 14 new MWs to the fold

Published:  07 November, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) officially welcomed 14 new MW to its fold at its annual awards ceremony last night.

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Billecart-Salmon appoints Mathieu Roland-Billecart CEO

Published:  07 November, 2018

Champagne Billecart-Salmon has appointed Mathieu Roland-Billecart to the position of chief executive officer.

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BrewDog appoints David Gates to MD of its distilling arm

Published:  06 November, 2018

BrewDog has appointed David Gates, former managing director of Diageo Futures, as managing director of its distilling arm.

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Judean winemakers front up drive for quality recognition

Published:  06 November, 2018

Four winemakers styling themselves as The Judean Hills Quartet returned to London on Monday to mark the anniversary of their collaboration to promote quality Israeli wines.

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WSTA expands board as part of strategy to support import and export

Published:  06 November, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has appointed two new board members as part of a strategy to increasingly concentrate on supporting import and export in a ‘new era of trading’.

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Jascots expands Port portfolio with Vieira de Sousa

Published:  06 November, 2018

Jascots has expanded its Port portfolio with the addition of family Port House Vieira de Sousa.

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Europe ups its craft game as new leader of NPD

Published:  06 November, 2018

Europe is reclaiming its reputation as the hub of the beer world as it overtakes the US as the biggest driver of NPD in the craft segment. Jo Gilbert looks at the re-emergence of the world’s oldest beer market.

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The IMW adds Estates and Wines to international supporters

Published:  05 November, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has added Estates and Wines to its international supporters community 

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Harpers expands events portfolio with Think France

Published:  05 November, 2018

Harpers is gearing up to launch a new event dedicated to French wines - Think France.

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