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Gin and Scotch exports hit record highs

Published:  13 February, 2019

UK gin export sales exceeded £600 million in 2018 - a new record and up 15% on the previous year, according to new figures released by HMRC.

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FMV adds Napa estate Rudd

Published:  13 February, 2019
 

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has expanded its Napa Valley portfolio with the family-owned and run Rudd Oakville Estate.

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Trial scheme to plant vines on prison land is finalised

Published:  13 February, 2019

The search for new terroir in Washington State took a surprising turn last month, when plans to plant vines inside the Walla Walla State Penitentiary were finalised.

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Brunello di Montalcino appoints marketing director to target UK

Published:  12 February, 2019

Francois Colas has been appointed marketing director at the Brunello di Montalcino estate, La Fiorita.

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Nominations open for WSET & IWSC ‘Future 50’ Awards

Published:  12 February, 2019

A new award has been announced that will recognise and celebrate leading lights in the wine and spirits industry.

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Howard’s Folly launches Touriga Nacional 2015

Published:  12 February, 2019

Howard’s Folly Wines has announced the addition of Touriga Nacional 2015 to its portfolio.

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Quinta do Noval revamps dry wines

Published:  12 February, 2019

Quinta do Noval has released new table wines, and completely redesigned its packaging to reflect the redevelopment of its vineyard over the last few years. 

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Luvian’s St Andrews' Archie McDiarmid blogs from Sauvignon Blanc Celebration in Marlborough

Published:  12 February, 2019

The major focus of the final day of Sauvignon 2019 was ‘Pursuit’ – both of new customers and of new styles – as New Zealand looks to broaden the appeal of its hero grape without losing the affection of the millions of customers worldwide who have super-charged the country’s remarkable growth as a winegrowing power.

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Berkmann announces plan to protect prices as Brexit looms

Published:  11 February, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has revealed its pricing strategy for 2019, which it says includes a “proactive plan to protect customers from potential Brexit fall out".

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Graham’s launches first premium White Port

Published:  11 February, 2019

Graham’s Port is launching its first premium white port, Blend No.5, in order to capitalise on the surging popularity of the drink.

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Malbec legend Georges Vigouroux dies aged 83

Published:  11 February, 2019

Georges Vigouroux has passed away, aged 83. The funeral will take place on 11 February at 10am in the Cathedral Saint Etienne of Cahors in Cahors, France.

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Dublin’s first alcohol-free bar gears up for launch

Published:  11 February, 2019

Dublin's first alcohol-free bar is set to open later this month, with plans to export the concept to the UK if the brand proves successful.

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McLaren Vale edges towards sub-regional recognition

Published:  11 February, 2019

South Australia’s McLaren Vale has its sights on a geologically-focused demarcation of the region’s most distinct wine producing districts.

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Portuguese wine is booming, says new report

Published:  08 February, 2019

The latest Wine Intelligence report on Portugal says the wine category in the country is growing “significantly” year on year, driven in part by a rise in tourism and “economic recovery after years of financial crisis”.

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Wine Australia launches new website

Published:  08 February, 2019

Wine Australia has launcheda website to promote Australian wine.

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FMV to distribute Tempus Fugit Spirits in UK

Published:  08 February, 2019

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has added Tempus Fugit Spirits to its portfolio.

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The week that was

Published:  08 February, 2019

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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Enotria opens up craft beer following major deals with Compass and Bidfood

Published:  07 February, 2019

Craft beer was one of the star attractions at Enotria’s latest annual portfolio tasting, as the pressure to diversify becomes stronger and stronger at the top level of distribution.

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Woodford Reserve rolls out 'barrel' to UK on-trade

Published:  07 February, 2019

Woodford Reserve has unveiled a new barrel that will allow the UK on-trade to serve up a speedy Old Fashioned cocktail.

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Nelson’s Gin Distillery strikes deal with Sovereign Beverage Company

Published:  07 February, 2019

Nelson’s Gin Distillery has announced a partnership with Sovereign Beverage Company to drive the global distribution of its spirits.

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