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

Published:  17 June, 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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The week that was Brexit edition: Top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  17 June, 2016

The UK is only just coming to terms with the 52% vote in favour to leave the EU.

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Q&A: Josefina Harms, Blends Wine Estates

Published:  16 June, 2016

Bodega Argento is currently teaming up with collaborators Constancia Argentinean Grill at the Taste of London event in Regents Park.

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Younger and more female demographic driving boom in premium ale

Published:  16 June, 2016

A new report has revealed a 60% market value increase in bottled ale since 2011, thanks in part to more women opting for premium drinks in the ale category.

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Saint- Émilion Grand Crus 2015 vintage helps to boost interest in the region

Published:  16 June, 2016

At yesterday's Association de Grand Crus Classés de Saint-Emilion held in London, the 2015 vintages drew a crowd, further demonstrating the relatively small appellation can compete with many of its larger neighbouring appellations.

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Oz Clarke - wine ready for a shake-up

Published:  16 June, 2016

Wine critic, writer and broadcaster Oz Clarke had his eyes firmly fixed on the audience at the inaugural evening of Regent's Park Taste of London last night.

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Label launched for Londoners who "can't tell their chardonnay from their sangiovese"

Published:  16 June, 2016

A forward-thinking wine label has been launched to dispel the "myth" that those who don't know about wine can't have good taste.

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Chinese wine in recovery from "anti-extravagance" measures

Published:  16 June, 2016

China is seeing recovery from government anti-extravagance measures which left deep fissures in the purses of the country's wine market.

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Alcohol continues to cast shadow over Euro 2016

Published:  15 June, 2016

French police are restricting the sale of alcohol in Lille ahead of England and Wales' Euro 2016 match in hopes to derail the violence over-shadowing the tournament.

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AmazonFresh online offer launches

Published:  15 June, 2016

AmazonFresh officially launched yesterday in the UK taking on the major multiple retailers to grab market share in the online grocery market channel.

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UK winner of the Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup announced

Published:  15 June, 2016

Wines of South Africa have praised the role sommeliers have played in driving 9% in the UK on-trade as the winner of the UK leg of their triennial Sommelier Cup is announced.

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Wine consumption up in Oz but overall alcohol down as young Australians opt for "abstinence"

Published:  15 June, 2016

New figures suggest that "abstinence" in young Australians is behind the recent nose-dive in alcohol consumption across the country - although wine consumption is on the up.

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González Byass launches sherry vermouth for 'conscious' cocktail consumers

Published:  15 June, 2016

Sherry-makers González Byass are hoping to snare new customers in the on-trade with the launch of a new sherry vermouth based on a recipe from the 19th century.

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Great Western Wine remodels shop to make room for 400 strong spirit range

Published:  15 June, 2016

Great Western Wines located in Bath are currently remodelling the space to accommodate a greatly expanded spirits range that the shop looks to offer.

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Glenfiddich announces new Global Brand Ambassador

Published:  14 June, 2016
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Cava aims to climb to the "top of quality wine pyramid" with premium classification

Published:  14 June, 2016

The CRDO del Cava (Cava Regulatory Board) has announced the launch of a new premium category for Spanish sparkling wines that is designed to create distance between low and high quality Cavas.

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Rallying call for German wines as Generation Riesling celebrates 10th anniversary

Published:  14 June, 2016

Generation Riesling's 10-year anniversary event highlighted changing perception and remaining challenges with the image and sales of German wines

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The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership launches a 125ml consumer choice campaign

Published:  14 June, 2016

Bartenders just outside Glasgow have become the first in Scotland to sign up to a campaign which encourages the on-trade to offer smaller wine measures in a bid to ease the strain on the NHS and other public services.

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Glen Grant packaging and line-up overhaul to "re-awaken" the brand

Published:  14 June, 2016

Glen Grant has unveiled a complete re-brand of its range and added three new expressions in an attempt to "reaffirm" its position as a leading player in the premium whisky market.

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Wales to host English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition for the first time

Published:  14 June, 2016

The Welsh Vineyards Association has been announced as the host of the upcoming English and Welsh Wine of the Year Competition 2016 - cementing Wales's status as an emerging wine destination.

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