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Food and drink exports growth slows to crawl but gin and whisky fly the flag

Published:  25 March, 2019

Overall UK food and drinks exports slowed to a crawl in 2018, but gin and whisky continued to fly the flag – each growing in both value and volume.

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Relevance of Chilean wine in Japan starting to slow, survey suggests

Published:  25 March, 2019

The relevance of Chilean wine in Japan, the country’s top imported wine, has started to slow down, according to the latest Landscapes report from Wine Intelligence.

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Majestic to close stores as part of major rebrand that will see it ditch the Majestic name

Published:  25 March, 2019

Majestic Wine is planning an overhaul of the business that will see the Majestic name disappear as part of plans to focus on its online and international reach via its Naked arm.

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JF Hillebrand denies suspending collections from EU countries

Published:  22 March, 2019

JF Hillebrand has denied that it has suspended collections from EU countries following reports stating such.

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Santa Rita half way to launch first wave of wines following WiSe project

Published:  22 March, 2019

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) is launching the first wave of wines from the ‘new’ vines it planted five years ago as part of its quality driven WiSe project.

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Prowein: Yellow Tail turns focus on rosé as red and white boom

Published:  21 March, 2019

Casella Family Brands (CFB) Europe is turning its focus on growing its rosé wine in the UK market as it records burgeoning sales across its red and white ranges.

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Prowein: Record numbers flock to Prowein 2019

Published:  20 March, 2019

Over 61,500 visitors from 142 countries visited Prowein in 2019, a record number for the event.

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Northern Hospitality announces Power List winners

Published:  20 March, 2019

The Kuits NRB Top Fifty 2019 has been revealed at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2019.

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Prowein: Nyetimber prepares to step up presence in ‘traditional’ sparkling wine producing countries

Published:  19 March, 2019

Nyetimber has recruited an international area sales manager for Europe as part of plans to increase its presence in the traditional sparkling wine producing countries.

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Prowein: Angelo Gaja wins Winemaker’s Winemaker accolade

Published:  18 March, 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has named Angelo Gaja as the 2019 recipient of the Winemakers’ Winemaker award, which is chosen by a panel of winemaking peers that comprise MWs who are winemakers and the award’s past winners.

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Prowein: Penfolds tops ranking at Agile Media’s The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2019

Published:  18 March, 2019

The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2019 has seen Penfolds top the poll for the fist time since 2016.

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Prowein: Cellier des Dauphins unveils new design and trail of NPD

Published:  18 March, 2019

Rhône wine brand Cellier des Dauphins has been been given an overhaul including a new design and a trail of NPD.

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Bancroft signs deal as exclusive distributor of Heartland Wines

Published:  15 March, 2019

Bancroft Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Heartland Wines with effect from 25th March.

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The week that was

Published:  15 March, 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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Benevolent Ball raises £50,000

Published:  15 March, 2019

The Benevolent Ball, held at new venue the Natural History Museum last night, raised £50,000 for the industry charity.

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Northern restaurant and bar boom continues

Published:  15 March, 2019

The number of restaurants and bars in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds increased by an average of 19% during the past five years, according to new research.

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Yellow Tail and Casillero del Diablo top Wine Intelligence global brand power index

Published:  14 March, 2019

Yellow Tail and Casillero del Diablo have emerged as the two most powerful wine brands in Wine Intelligence’s Global Wine Brand Power Index for the second year running.

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Annessa Imports acquires Fiandaca

Published:  14 March, 2019

Annessa Imports has acquired Italian wine importer and distributor Fiandaca for an undisclosed sum.

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Wines of Germany takes 31 Days of Riesling ‘up north’

Published:  13 March, 2019

Wines of Germany is taking 31 Days of Riesling to Manchester and Edinburgh this spring, marking the first time the tasting will take place outside London.

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WSTA welcomes plan for temporary suspension on tariffs in event of 'no deal'

Published:  13 March, 2019

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed the plan to temporarily suspend tariffs on wine and spirits under a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario.

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