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South African producers thirst for English fizz

Published:  21 September, 2018

Two prominent South African wine estates are adding to the roster of overseas interest in English winemaking with plans to produce sparkling wine in the UK, Harpers has learned.

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Treasury Wine Estates introduces Cavaliere d’Oro

Published:  21 September, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launched a new Italian wine brand called Cavaliere d’Oro.

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The week that was

Published:  21 September, 2018

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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Ehrmanns boosts Iberian menu with Astobiza Estate

Published:  20 September, 2018

Ehrmanns has boosted its Iberian portfolio by partnering with boutique Txakoli producers, Astobiza Estate.

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Over 65 sommeliers compete for Best Sommelier in the World

Published:  20 September, 2018

Over 65 sommeliers from 62 countries will be competing for the title of Best Sommelier in the World in Antwerp, from 11th to 15th March 2019.

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Curious signs up as first wine harvest sponsor

Published:  20 September, 2018

Curious Brewery, owned by English winemaker Chapel Down, has signed a deal to sponsor the wine harvest.

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First exclusive Consorzio DOC delle Venezie Pinot Grigio harvest closes

Published:  20 September, 2018

The first exclusive Pinot Grigio and the second grape harvest of the Consorzio DOC delle Venezie is coming to a close.

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No deal Brexit “not acceptable” for drinks trade

Published:  19 September, 2018

Brexit is the “most significant” short-term challenge facing the wine sector, Miles Beale, chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) told delegates at its conference yesterday (18 September).

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France still reigns supreme in wine portfolios

Published:  19 September, 2018

French wine is a ‘must-stock’, according to Sopexa’s 2018 Wine Trade Monitor.

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ProWein confirms event dates

Published:  19 September, 2018

ProWein, the must-attend premier wine and spirits business show in Europe, has confirmed that ProWein 2020 will take place from 15 to 17 March in Düsseldorf.

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Hard Brexit could be “disastrous” for overseas producers

Published:  19 September, 2018

The Fairtrade Foundation has warned that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could be disastrous for producers.

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Fields, Morris & Verdin adds Flint to portfolio

Published:  19 September, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the specialist wine and spirits importer, has added UK winery Flint Vineyard to its producer portfolio.

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Seedlip launches into Waitrose

Published:  18 September, 2018

Seedlip, the distilled non-alcoholic spirit, has launched its range into Waitrose supermarkets in what has been described as a “milestone”.

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Majestic Wine launches Sake campaign

Published:  18 September, 2018

Majestic Wine is launching a campaign to encourage consumption of Japanese rice wine Sake after introducing three new products to its range.

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Condor Wines agrees deal with Bouchon Family Wines

Published:  18 September, 2018

Condor Wines, the specialist South American wine importer, has agreed a partnership with Chilean wine producer Bouchon Family Wines.

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House of Townend chairman John E Townend dies

Published:  17 September, 2018

John E Townend, chairman of wine merchants House of Townend has died.

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Berry Bros & Rudd sees sales rise

Published:  17 September, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has seen sales rise by £16M, for the year ending 31 March 2018.

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Gin sales smash records

Published:  17 September, 2018

Brits bought almost 60M bottles of gin in 12 months – worth over £1.6bn and up 38% on last year, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has revealed.

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Holiday season boosts eating-out market

Published:  16 September, 2018

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales edge up 0.6% in August, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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La Compagnie de La Burgondie secures first major UK off-trade listing

Published:  16 September, 2018

La Compagnie de La Burgondie has secured its first major UK off-trade deal.

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