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Catering exec and wine enthusiast dies in tragic plane crash

Published:  02 January, 2018

The foodservice industry is mourning the loss of one of its giants this morning, as the world media reports the tragic loss of Richard Cousins, CEO of catering company Compass Group.

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Oz government opens Wine Export Grants applications

Published:  02 January, 2018

 

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Brexit and bad harvests could dampen supply of fizz

Published:  02 January, 2018

2018 could be the year that Brits’ love of sparkling catches up with them as experts predict a fizz shortage could be about to descend on the UK.

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Ian Harris receives MBE in New Year’s Honours List

Published:  02 January, 2018

Ian Harris, chief executive of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), has been awarded MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

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Farr Vintners reports strong trading

Published:  21 December, 2017

Fine wine trader Farr Vintners has reported its turnover for 2017 is up 25.5% hitting £96M.

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Distell sells Bisquit Cognac brand to Campari

Published:  20 December, 2017

Distell has agreed to sell its Bisquit Dubouche et Ci Cognac business to Campari Group for €52.5m.

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Looking ahead: Jason Haynes, co-founder, Flint Wines

Published:  20 December, 2017

With the all-important Christmas trading period underway - and hopefully turning passion into profit for the UK’s wine and spirits operators - we at Harpers are looking ahead past New Year to see what’s in store for the trade in 2018.

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Looking ahead: Craig Durham, managing director, Buckingham Schenk

Published:  20 December, 2017

With the all-important Christmas trading period underway - and hopefully turning passion into profit for the UK’s wine and spirits operators - we at Harpers are looking ahead past New Year to see what’s in store for the trade in 2018.

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Nepenthe re-introduces flavour of Adelaide Hills to the UK

Published:  20 December, 2017

Premium Australian winery Nepenthe has re-introduced a selection of cool climate wines from its Altitude and Pinnacle collections to the UK seven years after distribution stalled.

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Australia Day Tasting returns with special guest

Published:  20 December, 2017

The annual Australia Day Tasting (ADT) returns to the UK in January in its usual slot – but this year will feature a special guest.

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Champagne Armand de Brignac appoints new UK importer

Published:  19 December, 2017

Champagne Armand de Brignac has appointed New Generation McKinley (NGM) as its new exclusive UK importer for the brand, commencing 1 January 2018.

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Symington donates 10th ambulance in wake of Douro fires

Published:  18 December, 2017

Port producer Symington Family Estates, has presented a new ambulance to the Sabrosa Volunteer Fire Brigade following the devastating fires in the region.

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Daniel Pontifex Scholarship for BBR’s Felipe Carvallo

Published:  15 December, 2017

Felipe Carvallo, wine advisor at Berry Bros. & Rudd in London has been awarded The Daniel Pontifex Scholarship 2017.

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Greener Commitment

Published:  14 December, 2017

As more wine producers take steps to up their sustainability credentials, Lisa Riley asks how the rest can get themselves on to a greener path

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Tom King, managing director, Treasury Wine Estates Europe

Published:  14 December, 2017

Lisa Riley catches up with Tom King eight months after he took the helm at Treasury Wine Estates Europe following the untimely passing of predecessor Dan Townsend

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Life Beyond Malbec

Published:  14 December, 2017

With Malbec the red darling of the wine world, Angela Mount brings together a panel of key buyers to explore whether there is life beyond the grape for Argentina

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Independent outlook

Published:  14 December, 2017

Looking ahead to 2018, James Lawrence finds the indie sector in a buoyant mood, with flexibility key to meeting the challenges ahead

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Scotland gets new wine importer and wholesaler

Published:  14 December, 2017

Terroir, a new wine importer and wholesaler, has been launched to offer exclusive wines to operators in Scotland.

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Tenerife poised to launch new PDO

Published:  14 December, 2017

A surge of interest in distinctive terroir-driven wines has spurred on Tenerife winemakers in the sub-tropical Canary Islands to launch a new Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) scheme.

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Berry Bros appoints Enotria & Coe’s Davies to lead role

Published:  13 December, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Enotria & Coe’s Matt Davies to the new role of MD for Field’s, Morris & Verdin and Berry Bros & Rudd Wholesale.

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