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Alliance Wine strengthens team with new appointments

Published:  06 October, 2021

Alliance Wine has revealed it has strengthened its business with two new appointments.

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Pernod Ricard to acquire The Whisky Exchange

Published:  21 September, 2021

French international Pernod Ricard has finalised an agreement to purchase a leading UK retailer of wines and spirits.

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Kingsland Drinks hires new head of marketing and insights

Published:  08 September, 2021

Industry stalwart Charles Overin has joined the Kingsland Drinks team, recruited to oversee the company's marketing strategy at the head office in Salford.

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Robinson sells JancisRobinson.com

Published:  31 August, 2021

Jancis Robinson has sold JancisRobinson.com to Recurrent Ventures, for an undisclosed sum.

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Frazer Thompson steps down from Chapel Down

Published:  02 August, 2021

Chapel Down has announced its succession plan after it was revealed that current CEO Frazer Thompson will be stepping down from the role after 20 years.

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Graft expands sales team as it returns to London

Published:  24 June, 2021

The Graft Wine Company has appointed two new sales people, while also reopening a London office.

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Journey’s End Foundation reaches milestone of 500,000 charitable meals

Published:  10 June, 2021

Stellenbosch based winery Journey’s End has surpassed the remarkable milestone of providing 500,000 free meals to their local community with the aim of serving up one million meals by the end of 2021.

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Draycott to take helm at Gonzalez Byass UK

Published:  26 April, 2021

Melissa Draycott has been appointed MD of González Byass UK, effective from 1 September 2021, taking over the roll from Martin Skelton.

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Webinar: Tackling the on-trade staffing crisis

Published:  09 March, 2021

Most would agree that quality staff are the lifeblood of customer-facing food and drink businesses. But, with the ongoing staffing crisis further exacerbated by Covid and Brexit, good team members – front and back of house – are proving harder to find as hospitality venues move towards reopening.

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Success for Manchester hybrid as prohibition notice is revoked

Published:  04 February, 2021

Blossom Street Social has been allowed to open again after a prohibition notice prevented the hybrid business from operating as a retail outlet.

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Daou Family Estates outlines climate strategy

Published:  17 December, 2020

California’s Daou Family Estates has revealed the ‘three phase approach’ it is employing to tackle heatwaves and cold snaps in the vineyard, which have become more extreme over the past decade.

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Talking team QB

Published:  13 August, 2020

Insight and innovation are threaded through Quintessential Brands’ DNA. Andrew Catchpole catches up with James Lousada and Neil Anderson to find out more

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why I will never be late again

Published:  10 August, 2020

I had called a meeting – I think it was to discuss innovation. We were maybe eight people, all key players in their roles, and me, the boss. The meeting was due to start at 11am, but I was finishing another important task and I did not make it until 11.15, maybe 11.20. I made my apologies and we got underway.

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The Wine Show branches out with TWS Creative

Published:  28 July, 2020

The Wine Show’s commercial arm has been renamed TWS Creative to better reflect the digital marketing and branding consultancy services offered by the business.

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Freixenet Copestick in Drinks Trust fundraiser

Published:  05 May, 2020

The Freixenet Copestick team is raising money for The Drinks Trust through the month of May with an initiative called the FXC Drinks Dash.

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New group CFO for Quintessential

Published:  24 February, 2020

International spirits producer Quintessential Brands has appointed Alex Pollard as its new group chief finance officer.

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Cult Wines taps Buchmuller for lead buying role

Published:  11 February, 2020

Fine wine investment business Cult Wines has hired Hubert Buchmuller from AXA Millésimes to head up its purchasing team. 

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Hallgarten strengthens marketing team with two new appointments

Published:  19 December, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has strengthend its marketing team with two new recruits, increasing the size of the team to 14.

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Spotlight on 2020: Mark Roberts, Lanchester Wines

Published:  16 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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“It’s still a man’s world” say bartenders promoting sisterhood at all-female takeover

Published:  06 November, 2019

The opportunities for women to reach the pinnacle of their careers in the hospitality industry was one of the hot topics at a recent event at The Artesian bar, which shone a well-deserved light on the talent of the female bartenders working in the industry today.

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