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Red Squirrel hits the road for portfolio tasting

Published:  15 August, 2018

Red Squirrel is heading out of London for its annual tasting for the first time, with plans to bring its focus on small artisanal producers to Bristol and Manchester.

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Friarwood adds wines from Carlos Moro’s La Rioja project

Published:  15 August, 2018

Friarwood Fine Wines has announced it is expanding its Spanish portfolio with an exclusive selection from winemaker Carlos Moro.

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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

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Lure of the East

Published:  14 August, 2018

Countries such as Greece, Turkey, Hungary and Romania are no longer considered off-piste when it comes  to winemaking. Justin Keay looks at what’s on offer

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Abbi Moreno plans new hybrid wine business after parting ways with family firm

Published:  13 August, 2018

Abbi Moreno, third generation scion of family wine merchant Moreno Wines, has parted company with her old firm after 21 years, announcing her intention to open a hybrid wine shop-come-wine bar business in early 2019.

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WineTraining gears up for Malaga launch as demand for education soars

Published:  13 August, 2018

WineTraining is gearing up for its Malaga launch as demand for Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) courses across the world soars.

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Accolade turns spotlight on Kumala with biggest investment in 10 years

Published:  13 August, 2018

Accolade Wines has turned the spotlight on its South African Kumala wine brand with a £1 million campaign.

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Vagabond set sights on expansion as it secures £3.5m investment

Published:  12 August, 2018

Vagabond has secured a £3.5 million investment from UK leisure and hospitality investor Imbiba.

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Jascots adds four new green producers

Published:  09 August, 2018

Jascots is poised to add four new environmentally friendly producers to its portfolio as part of its strategy to focus on sustainability

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Looking ahead: Martin Williams, M Restaurants

Published:  09 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

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Universities join forces to fuel Chinese wine industry

Published:  09 August, 2018

The University of Adelaide and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University have joined forces to launch a dual masters degree in winemaking and viticulture to help fuel China’s wine industry.

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Guy Woodward: Fake wine "good for consumers". Are you kidding?

Published:  08 August, 2018

The Times, in its increasingly sensationalist manner, splashed another of those fatuous wine stories on page three the other day. “Cloned Frankenwines fool even experts”, was the loaded, somewhat clumsy headline.

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Wine set to help global alcohol consumption to reach £830bn by 2022

Published:  08 August, 2018

A relatively sunny outlook is being forecast for the global alcohol industry over the next five years, with the wine set to see the largest portion of growth.

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Aldi launches orange wine

Published:  07 August, 2018

Aldi has added Cramele Recas’ natural and vegan Orange wine to its portfolio.

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Fortnum & Mason adds ‘sparkling tea akin to sparkling wine' to its menu

Published:  07 August, 2018

Fortnum & Mason has unveiled a ‘sparkling tea’ range positioned as an alternative to sparkling wine.

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Lanchester Wines and Adnams strike green partnership

Published:  07 August, 2018

Durham-based merchant Lanchester Wines has produced a range of wines for Suffolk-based brewer, distiller and retailer Adnams, with a focus on sustainability.

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BI reports soaring sales

Published:  06 August, 2018

Fine wine and rare spirits merchant BI has reported a 6.1% hike in turnover to £51 million for the first half of 2018.

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Industry urged to better market English sparkling as poll shows 85% British consumers ‘don’t have a clue’

Published:  03 August, 2018

British consumers are ‘clueless’ when it comes to English sparkling wine, a survey has revealed.

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Milestone eyes Spanish and Italian wines

Published:  03 August, 2018

Milestone Wines is looking to add two further agencies to the business, its new director of agency sales has said.

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Facing up to climate change

Published:  02 August, 2018

The Climate Change Leadership Porto Summit gave compelling reasons for the drinks trade to take a lead on tackling global warming, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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