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Japan eyes Chinese wine market

Published:  23 July, 2008

A newly formed Japanese company will target wine sales in China as its market and economy booms in the future.

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Pernod announces strong Christmas growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

PRUK, Pernod Ricard UK's portfolio of premium brands delivered a 6.9% increase in total consumer sales across its wines and spirits portfolio over the eight weeks to 29/12/07, ahead of total liquor sales (+3%).

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Asda to spark price war

Published:  23 July, 2008

Asda chief executive Andy Bond said the supermarket is likely to instigate a renewed price war in the wake of the economic slowdown.

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Tesco debates government wish to limit cut-price alcohol sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco said it wants to debate with Government ways to limit the sale of cut-price alcohol amid growing concerns over the damage binge drinking does to society.

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Oz Clarke lambasts "indulgent" reserve bottles

Published:  23 July, 2008

Heavy reserve wine bottles have no place in the modern wine world and are simply an indulgence the industry does not need.

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Help us shape the future of Harpers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers is carrying out a short survey into users of the website - who you are, what you like on the site and what you're interested in.

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Budget submissions in from WSTA and SWA

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) and the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) today presented their Budget submissions to Treasury minister Angela Eagle.

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Oz Clarke on climate change: Video interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Oz Clarke, wine writer and TV presenter, speaks exclusively to Harpers at the 2008 Climate Change and Wine Conference in Barcelona.

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Troy Kalleske wins Barossa Winemaker of the Year

Published:  23 July, 2008

Troy Kalleske has been announced as Winemaker of the Year by the Barons of the Barossa.

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Day 7 of Clare Valley Vintage - Picking hots up

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. As an owner and operator of a dry grown vineyard and an advocate of biologically sustainable farming practices, I'm passionate about looking after our environment and keeping on side with Mother Nature.

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Dry weather bodes well for 2008 New Zealand harvest

Published:  23 July, 2008

Dry weather last year and a larger producing area mean the New Zealand wine harvest is set to be impressive in 2008.

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Supermarkets prevent underage sales better than pubs

Published:  23 July, 2008

Retailers are taking the issue of tackling under-age selling more seriously than the on trade, claims a new report.

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Sales of alcohol at supermarkets "should be banned"

Published:  23 July, 2008

A government advisor has said banning supermarkets from selling alcoholic products could be the answer to curbing problem drinking.

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NTM Trading

Published:  23 July, 2008

Advertisements have appeared in Nexus Business Media publications Harpers and Independent Retail News purporting to be from a mail order specialist called NTM Trading.

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Bodegas Callia acquires 350ha in Pedernal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Bodegas Callia has secured 350 hectares of vineyard territory in the Valle de Pedernal, San Juan in Argentina.

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Foster's profits creep up despite slow US wine sales

Published:  23 July, 2008

Net profits at Foster's are up 6% in spite of a slow month for US wine sales last year.

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Irresponsible alcohol packaging to be identified

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks regulator the Portman Group has announced a comprehensive audit will be undertaken to identify irresponsible packaging in the industry.

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Scottish government works with industry for economic success

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jim Mather, Scottish enterprise minister, has met with alcohol industry officials to develop a plan for achieving sustainable economic growth in the sector.

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Responsible drinking group look for a "heavyweight"

Published:  23 July, 2008

The drinks industry is looking to boost its responsible drinking campaign by recruiting a new, independent chair to head the Portman Group.

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Day 5 of Clare Valley Vintage: Down to business

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. If like me you've been guilty in the past of being swept away by the glamour of the wine industry - then you needed to be part of my team today.

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