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Confidence in own label on a high in wake of pandemic

Published:  04 July, 2022

Confidence across Europe in own label goods, including wines and spirits, is continuing to grow, according to the latest research by PLMA International Council.

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Paper bottle makes its way to Laithwaites

Published:  04 July, 2022

Online wine merchant Laithwaites has launched its first wine packaged in a paper bottle – continuing a packaging trend which is rapidly gathering speed.

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Penfolds unveils UK summer pop-up

Published:  29 June, 2022

Aussie wine brand Penfolds is undertaking a whistle-stop tour of the UK's leading festivals this summer, which began with the Isle of Wight Festival earlier this month.

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Southern Italy’s largest winery receives B-Corp certification

Published:  29 June, 2022

Feudi di San Gregorio in southern Italy has been awarded B-Corp status this month – a testament to the brand's success in adopting more sustainable farming and business practices.

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Naked Wines profits warning sparks shares nosedive

Published:  24 June, 2022

Online retailer Naked Wines has lost nearly 40% of its market value after it admitted that lockdown-boosted sales and heightened customer acquisition is likely to see a significant drop in 2023.

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In My Vineyard: Boldly New York

Published:  23 June, 2022

Delivering cooler-climate diversity from myriad sub-regions, New York State’s wine industry is increasingly turning its head towards cosmopolitan export markets such as the UK.

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New signatories add to Harpers Sustainability Charter momentum

Published:  22 June, 2022

Barrique Fine Wines, Broadland Drinks and Spirits of Virtue have become the latest signatories to Harpers Sustainability Charter.

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Chateau Ksara upgrades sustainability initiatives to tackle “extreme” climate pressure

Published:  20 June, 2022

Chateau Ksara, a leading Lebanese wine producer and one of the country’s oldest companies, has announced it is pushing forward with a roster of new climate action initiatives to tackle “extreme pressure” on natural resources.

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2022 harvest to alleviate “rock-bottom” stocks in New Zealand

Published:  16 June, 2022

New Zealand’s latest harvest will help to re-build stocks following a small and disappointing crop in 2021, which has led to a “significant shortage” of wine, New Zealand Winegrowers has said.

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Craggy Range spearheads NZ entry to La Place

Published:  15 June, 2022

In a first for New Zealand, Craggy Range is to feature in the September release on La Place de Bordeaux.

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Profile: Vineyard Productions grows a head for wine

Published:  14 June, 2022

Home to ‘creative and collaborative winemaking’, Liam Steevenson’s company Vineyard Productions takes a novel approach to its portfolio. Andrew Catchpole dropped by to discover more.

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Treasury bags new format extension as conversation around alt packaging grows

Published:  13 June, 2022

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has added a new bag-in-box (BiB) release to its high performing 19 Crimes portfolio, with the launch of its Revolutionary Rosé now available.

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London Wine Fair bounces back following Prowein ‘shock’

Published:  13 June, 2022

The 40th live London Wine Fair landed at the Olympia last week – a full three years since its last in-person outing and one month later than planned due to the postponement of Prowein.

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Friday Read: Revising Rueda

Published:  10 June, 2022

The launch of Gran Vino de Rueda is poised to raise the profile of Spain’s most prolific white DO, writes Andrew Catchpole.

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Wine world needs cohesive sustainability benchmark, says LWF Net Zero panel

Published:  10 June, 2022

The proliferation of sustainability accreditations for wine around the world is confusing for consumers and producers alike and the trade should look to create one benchmark standard by which a given bottle can be judged against its peers.

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Uruguayan specialist Vinos Latinos spreads wings over Andes

Published:  10 June, 2022

The UK’s Uruguayan specialist importer Vinos Latinos is set to embark on a “new phase for the business” having secured significant investment for growth.

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DTC sales give Gusbourne post-pandemic boost

Published:  08 June, 2022

The latest financial results from English wine producer Gusbourne have reinforced the strong position of the category within the UK market.

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WSTA celebrates LWF return, though "Recovery is not a given"

Published:  07 June, 2022

The WSTA struck a note somewhere between optimism and realism at the opening briefing of this year’s London Wine Fair, calling for “resilience and resistance” in order to manifest a more fully formed recovery of the wine and spirit trade post-Covid.

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Ukrainian wines seek independents

Published:  06 June, 2022

Against many odds, a first shipment of 8,232 bottles has left Ukraine as part of a new initiative by Propeller designed to support its producers by bringing its wines to the UK.

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Nominations now open for 50 Best Indies 2022

Published:  31 May, 2022

To begin the process of shaping our annual Harpers 50 Best Indies Awards 2022, we are once again inviting the UK trade to nominate the UK Independent retailers that you believe are at the top of their game.

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