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Oakham Ales acquires Bellwether Wines

Published:  29 January, 2013

Peterborough-based Oakham Ales has acquired nearby Bellwether Wines, which supplies to the licensed on-trade within a 35-mile radius of the region.

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Christina Pickard starts her new blog on Harpers following her life Down Under

Published:  29 January, 2013


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Maxxium boosts on-trade training team

Published:  29 January, 2013

Maxxium UK has appointed two trainers to its spirits and cocktails training scheme - Mixxit.

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Connoisseur Estates hires premium wine sales managers

Published:  29 January, 2013

Berkshire-based wine agency Connoisseur Estates has appointed two regional managers to handle sales of its premium wines.

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Douglas Blyde enjoys the full on Russian experience of vodka cocktails and wines at Mari Vanna

Published:  28 January, 2013

"We'd like to be as much of a cultural destination as a culinary destination," says Anton Efimov, restaurant manager of Mari Vanna's Knightsbridge outpost.

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Charles Metcalfe creates recipes for Portuguese wine

Published:  28 January, 2013

TV wine and food critic Charles Metcalfe has created six recipes to be paired with Tagus Creek wines from Portuguese producer Falua.

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Dos and dont's of protecting your brand in China

Published:  28 January, 2013

Any business with international aspirations will have China in its sights. Consumption of imported wines and spirits is increasing rapidly, particularly in relation to high end products, which are seen as reflecting power and sophistication upon their consumers, or those giving such items as present. The current opportunities for Western brands seem limitless.

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Cockburn's back at number one in the UK

Published:  28 January, 2013

Cockburn's has regained its number one status as the UK's biggest Port brand according to the latest Nielsen statistics released by brand owner Symingtons.

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China to be number one market for WSET students in 2013

Published:  28 January, 2013

China will overtake the UK in 2013 as the number one market for students taking a Wine & Spirit Education Trust course.

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The Guardian's coverage has potential for "unimaginable damage", warns WOSA

Published:  28 January, 2013

Wines of South Africa has accused The Guardian of potentially causing "unimaginable damage" to the industry.

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Be part of the largest survey of the indie sector to date

Published:  25 January, 2013

Suppliers going bust, reduced consumer spending and competition from online are among some of the biggest challenges facing the independent sector in 2013, according to merchants taking part in Harpers' Indies Uncovered research project.

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Drinks industry launches public campaign against minimum pricing

Published:  25 January, 2013

 

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Kleine Zalze hires new winemaker

Published:  25 January, 2013

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has appointed RJ Botha as winemaker.

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Horizons reports Christmas dining-out decline

Published:  25 January, 2013

Consumers cut back on their spending this Christmas and fewer people dined out over the festive period, according to foodservice analysts Horizons.

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English wine experts question need for regionality

Published:  25 January, 2013

Harpers hears from leading experts on English sparkling about whether establishing a cru-based identification system would help estates promote their wines better on an international stage.

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Bulk wine will boost branded wine

Published:  24 January, 2013

As value rises on the producer side of the supply chain due to reducing global wine stocks and increasing shortages in many key producing countries...

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Half of UK high street retailers plan spring staff cuts

Published:  24 January, 2013

Half of our high street retailers intend to cut staff numbers within the next three months, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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Ross Carter appointed exhibition director for LIWF

Published:  24 January, 2013

Former event manager for the London International Wine Fair, Ross Carter, has returned as exhibition director, replacing James Murray who left Brintex last week.

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Fine Bordeaux tender opens

Published:  24 January, 2013

Cases of fine Bordeaux wine worth £140,000 have been put on the market by asset disposal group Winterhill Largo to repay the creditors of Wine Traders International.

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Find your perfect match from France

Published:  24 January, 2013

For a chance to taste wines from small, terroir-driven French producers, head to the fourth annual First Date for France tasting on February 12.

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