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Novel Wines closes shop amid wholesale expansion

Published:  04 March, 2024

Bath-based wine merchant Novel Wines has announced it will shut its brick-and-mortar shop as it pursues wholesale expansion and online sales.


Novel Wines acquires Croatian Fine Wines as it eyes expansion

Published:  06 December, 2023

Bath-based wine merchant Novel Wines will finalise its acquisition of Croatian Fine Wines by the end of 2023. The move is a part of Novel Wines’ expansion strategy as it widens its wholesale operation to supply its esoteric wine and spirits range to a national audience.


Sustainability Report: The insetting mission

Published:  01 December, 2023

All parts of the wine supply chain – from producers to retailers – can find ways to minimise their environmental impact. James Bayley reports.


Lanchester Wines launches canned wine range

Published:  01 September, 2022

Lanchester Wines has launched its latest range of wine in cans. The new ‘Wallflower’ range of 187ml Spanish wines comprises easy-drinking red, white and rose wines.


The endless benefits of bulk

Published:  22 August, 2022

Levi’s and Lego; Marc Jacobs and Snoopy; Gucci and a TikTok trainspotter. These are just some of the unlikely collaborations between brands we’ve seen in recent years. The world of retail is a volatile market, made more uncertain by Covid and near-deserted high streets, but one trend is keeping things alive and has engaged the younger generation in particular – cross-brand products.


Looking ahead: Mark Roberts, Lanchester Wines

Published:  10 August, 2022

With the first half of 2022 already history, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities


Mark Roberts, Lanchester Wines: Back to Business Q&A

Published:  26 August, 2020

As the trade measures up to extraordinary times and looks ahead beyond summer, leading operators take stock of doing business in the new normal.


Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in the can

Published:  20 March, 2020

Lanchester Wines is to launch the UK’s first Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in a 187ml can.


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.


Bulk matters

Published:  12 December, 2018

An increasingly sophisticated and sustainably focused bulk wine sector is in global ascendancy and it is increasingly shaping the world’s wine market, including the premium end.


Looking ahead: Mark Roberts, Lanchester Wines

Published:  14 August, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, on-going trends and opportunities


Bulk wine experiences huge growth, but vintage shortfall looms

Published:  21 February, 2018

It was once the preserve of the cheap and cheerful end of supermarket wine ranges, but the bulk wine market has seen considerable growth in the past decade, buoyed by improvements in shipping and bottling, competitive pressure on costs and margins, and increased concerns about the environmental impact of lugging heavy bottles of wine around on the back of trucks.