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New MD for Weavers of Nottingham

Published:  29 January, 2020

Midlands-based wine merchants Weavers of Nottingham has appointed Philip Trease as its new MD.

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New MD steps up at Lanson UK ahead of major brand overhaul

Published:  16 January, 2020

Robert Rand has been appointed as The House of Lanson’s new UK managing director as the company prepares to unveil several far reaching changes to its range. 

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Festive sales boost British on-trade

Published:  15 January, 2020

The festive season brought cheer for Brtiain’s on-trade, with like-for-like sales up 2.5% on the same six-week period in 2018, according to data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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Birse-Stewart joins Berkmann’s Scottish team

Published:  30 October, 2019

Distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Billy Birse-Stewart as consultant director.

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Ed Baker, managing director, Kingsland Drinks

Published:  18 October, 2019

A refreshed Kingsland Drinks is investing heavily in new formats and product-bottling lines to turbo-charge its bespoke drinks service. Jo Gilbert catches up with its new managing director

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Majestic Wine announces first post-sale tasting

Published:  25 September, 2019

Majestic Wine has revealed details of its first tasting event since its acquisition by US private equity firm Fortress for £95 million early last month.

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Australian Wine Research Institute in global hunt for new boss

Published:  20 September, 2019

The Adelaide-based Australian Wine Research Institute is looking for new managing director to replace Dan Johnson, who is leaving the organisation.

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New MD for Louis Latour Chablis vineyards

Published:  22 August, 2019

Paul Espitalié has been appointed managing director of Chablis vineyard Simonnet-Febvre, owned by Maison Louis Latour.

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AXA Millésimes buys top estate in Portugal

Published:  22 August, 2019

AXA Millésimes has acquired the Quinta do Passadouro winery in Portugal for an undisclosed sum, the company has announced.

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Major shift-around as Kingsland Drinks re-thinks senior leadership team

Published:  16 August, 2019

Manchester-based bottler Kingsland Drinks has announced high-level executive changes to devote greater focus on its “strategic development and business direction”.

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Benchmark in global push on back of new funding

Published:  15 August, 2019

London-based Benchmark Drinks has won new finance to fund international expansion.

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On-trade is moving with the times, say suppliers, as Jamie’s and other well-known faces disappear from the high street

Published:  07 June, 2019

The tired, middle of the road, mid-market section of the on-trade is falling away to make way for new, more innovative concepts, suppliers have told Harpers.

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The Naked Gun

Published:  11 April, 2019

The Majestic brand has taken a bullet and is soon to be haemorrhaging stores, handing an opportunity to independents to fill the gap. Jo Gilbert reports

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Independents prepare to fill the gap left by Majestic

Published:  11 April, 2019

The Majestic brand has taken a bullet and is soon to be haemorrhaging stores – prompting businesses to reconsider their position on the high street.

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Bancroft picks up Brokenwood from Negociants UK

Published:  26 July, 2018

Bancroft Wines has picked up the distribution of quality Australian wine estate Brokenwood Wines following the merger of Negociants UK into parent company, Fells.

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Liberty Wines bolsters NZ with Marlborough addition

Published:  04 January, 2018

Liberty Wines is bolstering its already strong New Zealand collection in order to keep in step with the continued popularity of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

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