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Waitrose launches first Andalucían wine in UK supermarkets

Published:  01 August, 2016

Waitrose will this month launch ANDA, a new wine from Andalucía, into 77 of its stores across the UK and Waitrose Cellar online - making it the only non-fortified wine from the region available at a UK supermarket.

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Record climb for aromatics at Cono Sur

Published:  01 August, 2016

Chilean wine brand Cono Sur has reported rapid growth in popularity of aromatic-style wine, especially with sales of its Viognier, which has seen 148% growth in sales compared to the same period last year.

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Bibendum launching Brazilian winery promo ahead of Rio Olympics

Published:  01 August, 2016

Brazilian winery Miolo, along with Bibendum and Walker & Wodehouse, is launching a Taste of Brazil campaign to encourage customers to make the most of this year's games.

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Rum taking centre stage at Wray's Jamaican festival

Published:  01 August, 2016

Wray's Jerk Fest, a free, one-day event celebrating Jamaican culture is coming to Peckham on August 6 where it be hosted by Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum.

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Diageo GB World Bartender champ prepares to launch NY pop-up bar

Published:  01 August, 2016

Aidan Bowie, Diageo Reserve's GB World Class Bartender of the Year 2016, is preparing to bring a taste of London to the Big Apple when he opens up his own pop-up restaurant there this week.

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New chairman at Viña Santa Rita

Published:  29 July, 2016

Baltazar Sánchez Guzmán has been appointed to lead the board at Chilean winery Viña Santa Rita.

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Loire: a new opportunity?

Published:  29 July, 2016

While the Loire was among the highest climbers of France's wine regions in terms of UK exports in 2015, frost this year has forced several independent Loire producers to redistribute and raise their prices of existing allocations.

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New trade show dedicated to bars and pubs

Published:  29 July, 2016

A new trade show dedicated to the UK's bar and pub trade is launching this October with a focus on how the on-trade can evolve and adapt to changing consumer behaviours.

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Big Four's stalling growth "can't be blamed on Brexit"

Published:  29 July, 2016

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 17 July 2016, show slow growth for the supermarket sector, with sales up just 0.1% compared to last year.

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Bordeaux brings a touch of tradition to Cotswolds' The Big Feastival

Published:  29 July, 2016

Traditional French wine and festivals in the heart of the great British countryside haven't always gone hand in hand.

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

Published:  29 July, 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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Harpers Directory update for 2017 - don't miss out

Published:  28 July, 2016

Harpers is currently updating The Harpers Wine & Spirit Directory 2017 and is asking those in the trade to get in contact to make your information is correct.

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Hallgarten Druitt plugs "embarrassing" gap in Australian portfolio

Published:  28 July, 2016

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten Druitt & Novum has taken over distribution of most of Hallowed Ground's Australian producers, significantly expanding Hallgarten's premium Australian offering.

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Outrage as the London Annual Champagne Tasting is cancelled

Published:  28 July, 2016

The committee which organises the annual London event has announced that it will not be holding this year's tasting - and doesn't know when or if it will return to the UK.

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Diageo boss urges UK to protect Scotch

Published:  28 July, 2016

The chief executive of drinks giant Diageo has made a plea to UK governments to keep the Scotch market "healthy and competitive" in a post-Brexit climate.

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Diageo GB net sales grow 4%

Published:  28 July, 2016

Diageo Great Britain has posted its third year of continuous growth with net sales up 4%.

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Breakaway Rioja group demand single estate appellation

Published:  28 July, 2016

Forty Rioja wine producers in Alava have launched a bid to create a new appellation for single estate vineyards. 

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Majestic boss to hand over bonus to staff

Published:  27 July, 2016

Majestic chief executive Rowan Gormley has asked for the bonus offered to him as part of a long-term incentive plan to be shared out to staff - meaning employees could net £14,000 each if targets are met.

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Wine sales suffer as average spend dips

Published:  27 July, 2016

New data suggests that still wine is becoming a casualty of economic recovery as UK households spent 1.3% less in the take-home market compared to last year.

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Cava's upcoming new classification meeting mixed reaction from trade

Published:  27 July, 2016

The Cava de Paraje Calificado classification due in late autumn, which aims to up the focus on quality wines, alreday has the trade talking. 

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