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Premium and new formats offer big opportunities for bulk wine market

Published:  28 November, 2018

With the global 2018 harvests bringing the worlds wine supply back into greater balance, the market is evolving to allow greater fluidity in supply, to the benefit of premium bulk players and smaller volume buyers, with differing formats cited as key to future consumer engagement and sales.

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WSTA returns to Tokyo to promote homegrown wine and gin

Published:  28 November, 2018

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) this week travelled to Tokyo to showcase the quality of English wine and British gin in a bid to boost exports.

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Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins acquires Le Domaine de Bréseyme

Published:  28 November, 2018

Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins based at Tain lHermitage, has acquired Brézème estate Bréseyme for an undisclosed sum.

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Naked Wines launches crowdfunded English fizz from Simpsons

Published:  28 November, 2018

Naked Wines has launched its first crowdfunded English sparkling wine in collaboration with Simpsons Wine Estate.

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Chapel Down adds three European reds

Published:  28 November, 2018

Chapel Down has added three European red wines to its portfolio as part of its Great Minds Drink Alike initiative.

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Henkell & Co to be renamed Henkell Freixenet

Published:  27 November, 2018

Henkell & Co Sektkellerei and Freixenet SA will be known as Henkell Freixenet in the New Year to reflect the companies merging.

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Guilhon d’Aze XO Armagnac wins biennial Prix Du Président

Published:  27 November, 2018

This years Les Talents de lArmagnac competition in Eauze awarded the top honour to a relative outsider, Guilhon dAze Bas Armagnac X0 from Domaine Denis Tastet, in a hotly contested judging round presided over by Harpers editor Andrew Catchpole.

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Australian Vintage inks ‘groundbreaking’ renewable energy deal

Published:  27 November, 2018

Australian Vintage has signed what it claims to be a landmark agreement to source energy from solar and wind farms at its largest site.

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Organic still wine consumption to increase 50% by 2022

Published:  26 November, 2018

Organic still wine consumption in the UK is poised to soar, with research released today predicting more than a 50% increase by 2022.

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Diageo narrows gender pay gap and launches two scholarships aimed at women

Published:  26 November, 2018

Diageo has narrowed the gender pay disparity in the company overall, according to the companys second annual gender pay gap report.

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WSET expands qualifications to Kenya, Macedonia and Slovakia

Published:  26 November, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is to expand its training courses into Kenya, Macedonia and Slovakia.

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Champagne Castelnau launches limited vintage magnums for festive season

Published:  26 November, 2018

Champagne Castelnau has released its Oenotheque Collection of limited edition magnums 1995, 1996 and 1998 for the first time in new livery in the run-up to Christmas.

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Five wines awarded grand gold medals for bulk sales

Published:  26 November, 2018

Five wines have been awarded grand gold medals at the International Bulk Wine Competition.

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US wine drinkers defined in six segments

Published:  26 November, 2018

US drinkers are changing their behaviour towards the wine category, the US Portraits 2018 from Wine Intelligence has revealed.

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Burley ‘graciously’ exits the 45 group

Published:  23 November, 2018

Phil Burley has left the Leicester-based 45' group of businesses, made up of 45 West, 45 St Martins and 45 Gin School.

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Richards resigns from the IMW

Published:  23 November, 2018

Penny Richards, executive director at the Institute of Wine (IMW), has handed in her notice and will be leaving the organisation at the end of the year.

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Soave hails vintage as a success despite ‘tricky year’

Published:  23 November, 2018

Consorzio of Soave has hailed the 2018 vintage as a success predominantly thanks to the Sentinels of Soave.

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Champagnes and Chateaux launches online sales

Published:  23 November, 2018

Champagnes and Châteaux has revamped its website so it can sell bottles direct to consumers.

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The week that was

Published:  23 November, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, heres a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Symington overhauls Dow’s to extend its appeal

Published:  22 November, 2018

Symington Family Estates has given its Dows Aged Tawny portfolio an overhaul in a bid to extend the Ports appeal to a younger audience and beyond Christmas and formal occasions.

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