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Santa Rita signs three year partnership deal with Arsenal FC

Published:  13 June, 2016

Viña Santa Rita signed a three year partnership deal with Arsenal Football Club to become the official wine partner of the Premier League team.

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Gin now one in every three bottles of spirit sold at Waitrose

Published:  13 June, 2016

Waitrose has revealed that its top selling three spirits are now all gin - knocking out Pimm's from the top three - as the gin boom continues to gain ground.

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Tour de France partnership continues to drive growth for Concha y Toro

Published:  13 June, 2016

Chilean wine brand Cono Sur is continuing to make huge gains in the UK market thanks to its official partnership with the Tour de France.

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Calling all Indies: Take the Harpers Indie survey and have your say

Published:  13 June, 2016

Ahead of the next month's Think Indie, Drink Indie event harpers.co.uk is conducting a survey to help gauge the health of the independent sector.

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UEFA Euro 2016's drink windfall could total £200 million

Published:  13 June, 2016

With UEFA Euro 2016 kicking off this weekend, drinks retailers could stand to gain an estimated £200 million in additional sales throughout the tournament.

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Training scheme aims to fill education gap costing companies "time and resources"

Published:  13 June, 2016

It might seem like an obvious point that sommeliers and those working in the on-trade need to be able to help customers get the most out a wine list.

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Eight annual World Gin Day set to sweeps UK tomorrow

Published:  10 June, 2016

The eight annual World Gin Day, which is tomorrow 11 June, 2016, is set to host more than 70 different events around the globe.

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Customers "lapping up" fresh Spanish whites with New World influences

Published:  10 June, 2016

Members club the Wine Society is seeing strong demand for Spanish wines thanks to a revolution in winemaking pushed by a new generation of vine aficionados.

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Aidan Bowie crowned GB World Class Bartender 2016

Published:  10 June, 2016

Following three days of competition, Aidan Bowie of the Dandelyan bar in London was crowned the GB World Class Bartender 2016 and is set to represent the UK in World Class Global competition set to be held in Miami later this year.

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Champagne de Castelnau undergoes image revamp

Published:  10 June, 2016

Champagne de Castelnau is heading in a new ultra modern direction for its centenary with the launch of its first prestige cuvée.

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Wine is still an 'old boys club' with women under-represented in key roles

Published:  10 June, 2016

Harpers columnist Guy Woodward used his column in this month's magazine to challenge the wine industry to be more inclusive and encouraging of female career development in all areas of the wine trade because ultimately it is good for business.

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The Week That Was: Top news, Q&As and analysis on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  10 June, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on Harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news and analysis stories for the drinks trade.

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Tesco confirms it is selling Giraffe and Turkish operations

Published:  10 June, 2016

Tesco has confirmed it will be offloading Giraffe and the Turkish arm of its operations for an undisclosed sum.

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Walker & Wodehouse plays up to royal connections for Queen's 90th birthday celebration

Published:  09 June, 2016

Walker & Wodehouse is teaming up with Primrose Bakery to throw a street party to mark the Queen's 90th. 

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Rémy Cointreau annual net profits up following foreign exchange boost

Published:  09 June, 2016

Improved Cognac sales and a big boost from a favourable foreign exchange helped to drive profits for Rémy Cointreau, which saw annual 2016 net profits soar 10.6%, beating expectations for the business.

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Southern Comfort sale averts disaster as Brown-Forman's sales drop 2%

Published:  09 June, 2016

The sale of Southern Comfort and Tuaca has bolstered a 2% drop in net sales for Jack Daniels owner Brown-Forman.

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Portuguese still wine producers' patience is paying off

Published:  09 June, 2016

While Portugal is still most famous for its fortified wines, Portuguese still wines are gaining ground in the world of wine, but it has been a long road.

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Tesco tipped to announce sale of Giraffe and Turkish retail arm

Published:  09 June, 2016

Tesco is expected to offload Giraffe and the Turkish arm of its operations in a move to concentrate on its core grocery business.

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Halo effect in gin creating thirst for premium tonic

Published:  09 June, 2016

Premium brand 1724 Tonic Water has found a new UK distributor as it aims to gain ground in the growing premium tonic market.

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M?ori wine: Indigenous culture conquering the world with non-indigenous grapes

Published:  08 June, 2016

The world's first M?ori-owned wine company has its sights set on breaking into the UK market with a 500-year plan to promote its wines and preserve the land.

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