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Yellow Tail owners to sell vineyard holdings

Published:  09 May, 2022

Casella Family Brands, owners of the iconic label Yellow Tail, has revealed plans to dispose of significant vineyard holdings in Australia.

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Garda DOC Consortium seeks higher profile in UK market

Published:  09 May, 2022

The president of the Garda DOC Consortium, Paolo Fiorini, has announced plans to raise awareness of the region’s wines in the UK, following a study undertaken by Wine Intelligence.

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Simpsons' Wine Estate unveils major expansion

Published:  09 May, 2022

The burgeoning niche market for English still wines received another boost earlier this month, after Simpsons' Wine Estate expanded its vineyard holdings.

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Top 25 Sommeliers to celebrate best in the business

Published:  05 May, 2022

Harpers is delighted to announce the launch of its Top 25 Sommeliers, designed to recognise and celebrate the leading lights in the on-trade drinks world.

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Indies: Fighting back against the obstacles to trade

Published:  05 May, 2022

Jason Millar looks at how the long tail of Brexit and Covid have impacted merchants looking to buy direct.

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The indies on a net-zero mission

Published:  04 May, 2022

Sonya Hook catches up with two indie wine merchants committed to doing greener business that have reinforced their ethical stance by signing up to Harpers’ Sustainability Charter.

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Global wine exports reach record high

Published:  03 May, 2022

This year 2021 saw a partial recovery of global consumption after the doldrums of 2020, the OIV said in its latest update. However, 2022’s outlook is looking increasingly uncertain due to the turbulence posed by the global supply chain crisis, the war in Ukraine and mounting energy prices.

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Five minutes with James Hocking, James Hocking Wines

Published:  03 May, 2022

Andrew Catchpole catches up with the specialist importer after the launch of The California List to discover what is driving interest in the Golden State’s wines.

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Alcohol improves on pre-pandemic growth in multiples

Published:  29 April, 2022

Inflation and price squeezes have impacted sales of FMCG products in the multiples over the past 12 weeks, including alcohol. However, in actual terms, alcohol is still a more profitable sector than pre-pandemic.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Why words matter in business

Published:  26 April, 2022

Polonius: What do you read, my lord?

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Harpers Sustainability Charter hits 30 signatories ahead of Earth Day

Published:  22 April, 2022

Running with the strapline ‘Invest in Our Planet’, 22 April’s annual Earth Day provides an apt backdrop to announce that Harpers recently launched Sustainability Charter has hit a 30-signatory milestone.

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New Zealand trumpets sustainable credentials for Earth Day

Published:  22 April, 2022

New Zealand Wine Growers (NZWG) has released its 2022 industry-wide Sustainability Report, charting its strong progress down a more sustainable path, reconfirming its aim to be an eco-leader among global wine-producing territories.

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Tommasi extends reach to Etna

Published:  21 April, 2022

Valpolicella-based Tommasi Family Estates has continued its spread throughout Italy with its latest acquisition of a winery and vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna.

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Rethinking glass

Published:  21 April, 2022

With glass recycling now definitively out of the deposit return scheme for England and Northern Ireland, the question of what to do with glass is back on the agenda. Could the future be reusable? Jo Gilbert reports.

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Say ‘Prost’ with the return of 31 Days of German Riesling

Published:  20 April, 2022

The annual immersion in Riesling is back for its 11th edition this July, with new activities promised and ramped up digital backing.

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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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Paper wine bottle lands in Ocado

Published:  20 April, 2022

Anglo-Italian wine brand, When in Rome, is about to debut its paper bottle via a national listing in Ocado, where it is due to land sometime this month.

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Producer Q&A: Talking flora and fauna

Published:  19 April, 2022

Quinta da Boeira’s Helena Teixeira talks to Barnaby Eales about microbiology, minimum intervention and shaking up Port classifications.

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Vida launches Central and Eastern-European trade list in UK

Published:  14 April, 2022

Central and Eastern European wine specialist Vida Wines & Spirits has officially launched its Vida+ Trade offer to the quality on- and off-trades.

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Displaced Chinese exports look for new home at ATT

Published:  11 April, 2022

A slew of Australian producers which have been forced to reorient themselves following China’s government-imposed trade tariffs were on show at Australia Trade Tasting (ATT) on Thursday, where a renewed ‘buyer-only’ mentality aimed to find new homes for wineries left with major holes in distribution.

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