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Wines Direct survey: Consumers' green concerns

Published:  07 June, 2022

More and more people are taking the environment into consideration when it comes to choosing alcoholic drinks products. A Wines Direct survey reveals their main areas of worry.

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Harpers Exclusive: The Wines Direct Consumer Award winners 2022

Published:  30 May, 2022

Now in its fourth year, Harpers can exclusively reveal the 2022 Wine Direct Awards results.

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Multiples: New world, same aisle

Published:  20 April, 2022

Supermarket wine ranges are continuing to evolve in 2022, as James Bayley discovers.

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Multiples: New world, same aisle

Published:  20 April, 2022

Supermarket wine ranges are continuing to evolve in 2022, as James Bayley discovers.

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Morrisons among UK retailers to boycott Russian vodka

Published:  04 March, 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there have been calls to boycott Russian brands with the country’s most famous commodity, vodka, on the radar of UK retailers.

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Waitrose expands bulk buying team

Published:  19 January, 2022

The UK's leading supermarket retailer of premium wines has appointed Barry Dick MW to its BWS bulk buying team.

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When in Rome raises £400k for future investment

Published:  03 December, 2021

When in Rome, the Stroud-based wine company, has hit its £400,000 Crowdcube funding target with the support of over 180 investors.

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Waitrose further supports SA wine industry

Published:  13 July, 2021

Waitrose has announced it is offering a one-off virtual tasting in order to further support the beleaguered South African wine industry.

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Waitrose unveils mixed English wine case

Published:  26 May, 2021

Waitrose has launched a new mixed wine case comprising a selection of homegrown wines.

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Shaw starts as M&S head of BWS

Published:  04 May, 2021

Andrew Shaw has officially started his new role as head of beers, wines and spirits (BWS) for M&S, a move first announced in November last year. 

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Waitrose and Mullineux & Leeu launch co-ownership wine brand

Published:  23 March, 2021

Waitrose has joined forces with South Africa’s Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines to launch its first co-ownership wine brand.

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Extra SA fundraising tasting due to demand

Published:  11 February, 2021

Love Wine, co-founded by Richard Bampfield MW, has added an additional day to its virtual fundraising tasting initiative launched in aid of the South African wine industry.  

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Waitrose adds premium Indian wine

Published:  09 February, 2021

Waitrose has launched a premium Indian wine, which it said it believed to be a first for a UK supermarket.   

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Canned wine brand Hun smashes crowdfunding target

Published:  26 January, 2021

Canned wine brand Hun Wines, which is backed by Waitrose CEO James Bailey, smashed its £400k crowdfunding target on the day of public launch. 

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Sustainability: Join the Myths Around Food Miles debate

Published:  21 January, 2021

In just under a fortnight, Harpers and New Zealand Winegrowers is bringing together an international panel of leading trade voices for our Challenging the Myths Around Food Miles webinar.

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Supermarket BWS sales up 17%

Published:  13 October, 2020

Sales of beer, wine and spirits (BWS) through supermarkets increased 17% in the four weeks to 3 October, meaning the category remained the fastest growing, according to new Nielsen research.

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M&S goes big on BWS online

Published:  27 August, 2020

M&S is betting heavily on its BWS range online, according to new data from retail analysts Edge Digital Shelf.

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Wine online jumps 238% at Waitrose

Published:  20 August, 2020

Waitrose had reported a significant boost to its online wine sales as consumers take advantage of a “wider selection” of wine online during lockdown. 

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Waitrose Supports South African Wine Industry

Published:  29 July, 2020

Waitrose is offering a specially curated case of South African wines at 25% off in a bid to help support the beleaguered Cape wine industry. 

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Still boosts booming English wine sales

Published:  25 June, 2020

Multiple retailers and Indies alike have reported a spike in sales of English and Welsh wine during lockdown driven by still, local and regional. 

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