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Where do we go from Grüner?

Published:  25 February, 2019

Food compatibility and top-quality wines have made Austria a secret weapon for sommeliers wanting to impress their guests. Jo Gilbert looks at which varieties, regions and styles head their lists.

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Domaines Paul Mas adds Domaine Les Verrières to its portfolio

Published:  25 February, 2019

Domaines Paul Mas has added Domaine Les Verrières, in the Grés de Montpellier appellation, to its portfolio of estates.

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M Restaurants calls on hospitality industry to join it in raising ‘starting wage’

Published:  21 February, 2019

M Restaurants has introduced a new fixed £10 ‘starting wage’ and has called on the hospitality industry to follow suit.

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South America pips Italy into second place for UK drinkers

Published:  21 February, 2019

There has been a shift at the top of the UK’s hotly contested wine rankings, with the combined sales of South American heavyweights Chile and Argentina overtaking Italy, the UK’s second most quaffed region, in terms of value.

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DO wines drive double-digit Portuguese growth

Published:  21 February, 2019

Education and tourism were the key factors behind Portugal’s double-digit value growth in the UK last year, according to Sonia Vieira, marketing director of ViniPortugal.

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TWE brings brand that celebrates trailblazing women to the UK

Published:  20 February, 2019

Treasury Wine Estate (TWE) has brought its Embrazen brand to the UK as part of its strategy to attract 18-35-year-olds to the wine category. 

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Berkmann appoints senior wine buyer

Published:  20 February, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Emma Dawson MW as senior wine buyer.

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Bibendum signs deal as wine supplier to Cubitt House 


Published:  20 February, 2019

Bibendum Wine has been appointed sole wine supplier for Cubitt House as the London-based group looks to expand.

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Bulk selling in a digital world

Published:  19 February, 2019

The launch of a new trading platform for the drinks trade promises to disrupt existing business models. Jo Gilbert investigates

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Wine Importers MD Billy Bell Birse-Stewart steps down

Published:  19 February, 2019

Billy Bell Birse-Stewart has stepped down as managing director of Wine Importers.

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Pure Wines takes on host of new natural wines

Published:  19 February, 2019

London-based online natural wines importer and retailer, Pure Wines, has taken on more than 20 new wines from France, Spain and Italy, which it said, highlighted the growing thirst for natural wines in Britain.

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Boom in Tassie vineyards as producers capitalise on cooler climate premium

Published:  18 February, 2019

Tasmania’s vineyard area has grown by 25% over the past two growing seasons, with plans for another 15% increase in the pipeline, as both local and mainland Australian producers invest in the island’s viticultural scene.

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Wines from Spain announces 2019 tasting programme

Published:  18 February, 2019

Wines from Spain has said 59 “leading importers and exporters” will present their Spanish wine portfolios to the UK trade and press at its annual tasting at London’s Sky Garden on 7 March.

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Q&A: Abi Barlow, Barlow & Co.

Published:  18 February, 2019

Barlow & Co. founder Abi Barlow talks Andrew Catchpole through the creative thinking between wine and design

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Wine Paris outlines ambitions as first event ‘exceeds expectations’

Published:  15 February, 2019

Wine Paris has outlined its ambitions for next year’s event as this year’s exhibition “exceeded expectations and set benchmark as a key event in wine buying calendar”.

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Broadland announces new hire to develop branded offering

Published:  15 February, 2019

Broadland Wineries has appointed Charles Cutteridge in order to “drive imported wine sales and to develop new wine brands for the business”.

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Prosecco driving growth in Irish wine market but Brexit remains a worry

Published:  15 February, 2019

The wine category in Ireland is “stable” but a love for prosecco is driving “strong growth”, according to the latest Wine Intelligence report on Ireland.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: How to win in uncertain times

Published:  15 February, 2019

If we have heard it once we have heard it a thousand times: Business needs clarity to plan.

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The week that was

Published:  15 February, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Winetraders introduces Bellone and Nero Buono to the UK

Published:  13 February, 2019

Winetraders has added a Bellone and a Nero Buono from the Cincinnato winery to its portfolio.

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