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Biddenden Vineyards gains SALSA certification

Published:  11 July, 2018

Kent winery Biddenden, also a producer of ciders and juices, has gained Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) certification.

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Great night for Liberty Wines and English fizz at IWC 2018 Awards ceremony

Published:  11 July, 2018

As the wine trade gathered at London’s Grosvenor Park Hotel last night for the annual International Wine Challenge Awards dinner the stream of medals came thick and fast with some notable wins this year.

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Majestic partners with Corkscrew to offer mix-six discount on single bottles

Published:  11 July, 2018

Majestic has partnered with free wine recommendation app Corkscrew to offer ‘mix-six’ discount on single bottles.

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Millions of litres of Spanish wine being passed off as French by Gallic trade

Published:  10 July, 2018

French wine drinkers are a patriotic lot, so many will have been in for a serious shock to discover that their favourite glass of vin may well have made the trip north from Spain’s sunnier climes.

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Armit Wines boosts Italian portfolio with Tua Rita duo

Published:  10 July, 2018

Armit Wines has launched two wines from Italian producer Tua Rita alongside new releases from the 2016 vintage.

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Last call for indies to sign up to Shop Rioja

Published:  10 July, 2018

Independent wine retailers have a last chance to enter Shop Rioja and win £1,000 towards new listings of the Spanish region's wines.

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FMV expands Italian menu

Published:  09 July, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the in-house UK trade arm of Berry Bros & Rudd (BB&R), has expanded its Italian portfolio with the addition of Mastroberardino.

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William Grant & Sons appoints new commercial director

Published:  09 July, 2018

William Grant & Sons has appointed Matt Billingshurst to the role of commercial director UK & Ireland.

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Arc Inspirations creates key role as part of expansion strategy

Published:  09 July, 2018

Leeds-based multiple operator Arc Inspirations has created a HR and training business partner position as it gears up to expand further this year.

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Porto Protocol calls on wine industry to take lead on climate change

Published:  09 July, 2018

Fladgate Partnership’s CEO Adrian Bridge used the Climate Change Leadership Summit in Oporto on 6 July to announce the launch of the Porto Protocol, a far reaching initiative designed to encourage and enable the wine trade to step up to the pressing challenge of global warming.

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Domaine du Grand Mayne turns focus on exports as it exceeds crowdfunding target

Published:  09 July, 2018

Domaine du Grand Mayne, a British owned winery in the Cote de Duras in France, has turned the focus on exports following a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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Lack of centralised name for English wine ‘huge lost opportunity’

Published:  09 July, 2018

The lack of a centralised name for English wine has been described as a “huge lost opportunity” and has spurred on research to unveil how to fulfil the category’s potential.

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British wine and gin under the spotlight ahead of Saturday's match

Published:  06 July, 2018

Ever wondered how much wine and spirits the UK exports to Sweden?

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The week that was

Published:  06 July, 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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China imports huge quantities of wine even as domestic consumption drops

Published:  06 July, 2018

Wine imports into China are continuing to soar, boosted by a strong-performing Australia, while overall Chinese consumption continues its downward trend.

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Spain’s Zamora Company targets 50% revenue growth in three years

Published:  05 July, 2018

Spain’s Zamora Company has revealed ambitious plans to grow revenue 50% by 2020.

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Flexibility and confidence key for advancing women in wine

Published:  05 July, 2018

Offering flexibility and encouragement, and supporting women-owned business were key to advancing women in the wine industry, the Women of the Vine & Spirits’ inaugural London symposium revealed.

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Merger in DO Montsant: El Masroig & la Serra d'Almos join

Published:  05 July, 2018

On June 30th, the co-operative cellars of El Masroig and Serra d'Almos announced a full merger of their two respective entities. Unlike neighbouring DOQ Priorat, the co-operatives in DO Montsant still drive the majority of the wine production, making 60% of the total output so any small change is worthy to note.

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NZ wine competitions join forces to refresh country’s wine awards

Published:  05 July, 2018

Two of New Zealand’s main wine competitions - Air New Zealand Wine Awards and the Bragato Wine Awards, have merged in a bid to refresh the country’s wine awards scene.

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Mornington Peninsula winemakers return to the UK for second tour

Published:  05 July, 2018

A group of winemakers from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is heading to the UK to promote the region.

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