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Villa Maria buys Hawkes Bay vineyard

Published:  06 February, 2014
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Below cost ban means average bottle of wine must sell above £2.41

Published:  05 February, 2014
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Bibendum to stop its annual tasting in favour of smaller channel specific events

Published:  05 February, 2014

Bibendum has no intention of ever running again the kind of large scale annual company tasting it has become so well known for in the trade and will instead run channel specific smaller events around the country.

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California's drought could raise foreign wine imports to the US and bulk wine prices

Published:  05 February, 2014

With California in the midst of one the most severe droughts in its history, the shortfall in domestic wine supply in the US could see a rise in bulk wine prices and an increase in foregin wine imports. 

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Natural wines don't need quirky category, argues Real Wine Fair founder

Published:  05 February, 2014
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Oxford Wine Festival hopes to attract 3,000 consumers

Published:  05 February, 2014
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New African importer looks to distribute premium European wine across the continent

Published:  04 February, 2014

Africa Wine Merchants, a new specialist wine importer based in Cape Town, is looking to bring premium European wines to key emerging markets across Africa.

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Argentina, Chile and South Africa team up again at ProWein

Published:  04 February, 2014

Following their tasting tie up last September in London the generic bodies of Argentina, Chile and South Africa are teaming up again to present their wines under the banner of Wines of the Beautiful South at this year's Prowein trade fair in Dusseldorf in March.

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Wines of Rioja to target on-trade in 2014

Published:  04 February, 2014
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Copestick Murray latches on to World Cup fever with launch of Brazilian Moscato

Published:  04 February, 2014

Copestick Murray hopes to tap in to World Cup fever early with the launch of a new sparkling Moscato sourced direct from Brazil which is the latest brand in the award winning I Heart wine portfolio.

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London Wine Fair to have 'less corporate feel'

Published:  03 February, 2014
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Bibendum chief slams all in the trade yet to support Call Time On Duty campaign

Published:  03 February, 2014

Michael Saunders, Bibendum's managing director, has spoken out strongly against those in the trade that have yet to get behind the WSTA-led Call Time on Duty campaign.

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Australia Day Tasting hosts over 700 visitors

Published:  31 January, 2014

Australia Day Tasting, hosted by Wine Australia and held yesterday, saw more than 700 trade and press guests visit Lindley Hall in London, indicating that Australian wine maybe coming back in style.

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?Annual Wines from Spain Trade Fair celebrates 25 years

Published:  31 January, 2014

On Thursday the March 20th, 2014 the Wines from Spain Trade Fair will be hosting its annual tasting at the Old Billingsgate in London, celebrating its 25th year of the event.

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?The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk:

Published:  31 January, 2014

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Virgin Wines ramps up Fairtrade Fortnight support

Published:  31 January, 2014
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Diageo sales decline in Western Europe slows

Published:  30 January, 2014
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Market latest: Credit downgrade for Rémy Cointreau SA and Treasury Wine Estates halts trading

Published:  30 January, 2014

It has been a challenging week financially for two major players in the drinks trade; Remy Cointreau SA credit rating was downgraded on Monday to 'negative' and Treasury Wine Estates requested a trading halt on Tuesday until the ASX opens tomorrow.

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Jacob's Creek marks new brand imagery with Fiano and Sangiovese wines

Published:  29 January, 2014

Jacobs Creek has unveiled its first major brand review since it was launched in 1976 that looks to reinforce its history, provenance and sense of place with consumers.

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Pernod Ricard hosts #InnovationDay to find new ideas to connect with consumers

Published:  29 January, 2014

Pernod Ricard hosted its second annual Innovation Day and Harpers put together a day in review for those not in attendance.  See what to expect from the drinks giant in the coming months.

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