Subscriber login Close [x]
remember me
You are not logged in.

Rioja unveils strategic five-year plan

Published:  14 April, 2021

The Consejo Regulador DOCa of Rioja has unveiled an ambitious five-year strategic plan aimed at boosting the region's sustainability credentials, driving wine tourism and increasing exports.

Read more...

Latimer appoints ex-somm Caroline Brangé to head up sales

Published:  14 April, 2021

Latimer Vintners has appointed ex-sommelier Caroline Brangé to head up its on and off-trade sales, working closely with London’s hospitality establishments as they prepare to re-open their doors.

Read more...

Symington announces 2019 quinta vintage Ports

Published:  14 April, 2021

Symington Family Estates has announced that it has bottled six quinta vintage Ports from 2019, of which two will be released en primeur – Quinta do Vesúvio and Dow’s Quinta da Senhora da Ribeira.

Read more...

Naked announces new chair

Published:  14 April, 2021

Naked Wines has announced that Darryl Rawlings will join the Board with immediate effect as an independent non-executive director. 

Read more...

SLTA: ‘Opening on 26 April unviable for most’

Published:  14 April, 2021

The Scottish Licensed Trade Association (SLTA has reiterated its disappointment that Scotland’s bars, restaurants and cafés will still not be able to serve alcohol indoors until the licensed hospitality industry begins to reopens more freely next month.

Read more...

On-trade fears ‘Covid passports’ could cause 25% drop in profit

Published:  13 April, 2021

On-trade businesses fear that Covid Status Certification (CSC), also referred to as ‘Covid passports’, will slash profits by a quarter, according to a snap survey carried out by UK Hospitality (UKH).

Read more...

Online BWS sales slump

Published:  13 April, 2021

Year on year online beer, wines and spirits (BWS) sales slumped 6.7% in March, making it the only category online to record negative growth, according to IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index.

Read more...

Countdown to Think Gin digital day

Published:  13 April, 2021

The countdown is on for this year’s Think Gin digital day hosted by Harpers Wine & Spirit and Drinks Retailing News, and promising a full and exciting programme of content dedicated to the popular spirit. 

Read more...

Long Read: The frosty face of climate change

Published:  13 April, 2021

The devastation caused by last week's plummeting temperatures and frosts in Europe was a pernicious reminder that climate change-induced extreme weather events are on the rise.

Read more...

Berkmann unveils latest hospitality support initiative

Published:  13 April, 2021

Berkmann Wine Cellars has launched a new initiative to help on-trade venues across the country reopen. 

Read more...

Gosnells ramps up collaborations

Published:  12 April, 2021

London meadery Gosnells of Peckham has unveiled a series of new collaborations. 

Read more...

CGA: ‘Venues must walk fine line between safety and experience’

Published:  12 April, 2021

Most consumers will remain sharply focused on safety despite a growing boldness about going out as lockdown restrictions ease, according to CGA’s latest Consumer Countdown to Reopening research.

Read more...

Second crowdfunding campaign for East London Liquor Co

Published:  12 April, 2021

East London Liquor Co has launched its second crowdfund campaign in a bid to raise £750k to accelerate expansion plans. 

Read more...

Berry Bros adds British rum Scratch to portfolio

Published:  12 April, 2021

Berry Bros & Rudd has added Patience aged rum from Hertfordshire distillery Scratch to its portfolio, marking the merchant’s first British rum listing. 

Read more...

Reopening guide issued to help businesses push back on incorrect enforcement

Published:  12 April, 2021

Hospitality trade bodies have published a one-page guide stating the key rules operators must follow to reopen safely and in accordance with government guidelines. 

Read more...

Armit adds Argentina's Mendel Wines

Published:  08 April, 2021

Armit Wines has has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Argentina’s family-owned winery Mendel Wines.

Read more...

Diageo collaborates on sustainable glass bottle trial

Published:  08 April, 2021

Diageo has collaborated in a pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles ever produced for a Scotch whisky brand.

Read more...

Portman research predicts “cautious return” to pubs post lockdown

Published:  08 April, 2021

Pubgoers look set to tailor some of their pre-pandemic drinking behaviours once restrictions ease, the Portman Group has said, with many planning to drink less when they return to the on-trade post-lockdown.

Read more...

Bollinger acquires Ponzi Vineyards

Published:  08 April, 2021

The Bollinger family, owners of Champagne Bollinger and four other French estates, has announced it is acquiring Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards.

Read more...

Atkin: 'Best line-up of Chilean wines I’ve ever tasted'

Published:  08 April, 2021

Tim Atkin MW, Harpers columnist and leading UK wine writer, has launched his 2021 Chile report.

Read more...