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Indian bulk first to meet on-trade thirst

Published:  06 December, 2019

Kingsland Drinks and Soul Tree wine brand have entered a joint venture to bring the first ever shipments of bulk from India to the UK, Harpers can reveal.

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Concerns DRS scheme could cause havoc with labelling laws

Published:  06 December, 2019

The new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers could cause chaos for products bound for differing parts of the UK, an industry body has warned.

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Bourgogne Week to swing focus onto Régionale value from ‘dream’ vintage

Published:  06 December, 2019

The annual Bourgogne Week in London, running from 7-16 January, will see producers and negociants emphasising the value of Régionale AOC wines off the back of the generally acclaimed and big volume 2018 vintage.

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Friday Read: Is this the end of no/low premium?

Published:  06 December, 2019

Stephanie Kiens, business development director at London based design agency Lewis Moberly, gives us her perspective on the future of low and no

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Vinventions to launch grape-based stopper

Published:  05 December, 2019

Vinventions has revealed plans to launch a grape-based wine stopper as its Green Line range of closures is awarded carbon neutral certification.

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Spotlight on 2020: Zsuzsa Toronyi, Wines of Hungary UK

Published:  05 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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Palmento Costanzo releases 2016 Prefillossera

Published:  05 December, 2019

Etna producer Palmento Costanzo has released a limited production wine made from a small parcel of pre-phylloxera vines.

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The Wine Show and When in Rome partner to launch ‘unpacked’ wine

Published:  04 December, 2019

The Wine Show and When in Rome have joined forces to launch a wine specifically sourced for the ‘unpacked market’.

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Thorpe parts with Fells

Published:  04 December, 2019

Fells’ commercial director Simon Thorpe MW has left the business, Harpers can reveal.

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Burgundy ready to break ground on Cites des Vins project

Published:  04 December, 2019

The BIVB (Bourgogne Wine Board) has confirmed that construction will begin on the Cites des Vins et des Climats de Bourgogne project in January 2020.

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Spotlight on 2020: Michael Saunders, Bibendum Wine

Published:  04 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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New interactive 'Instagram-able' bar ordering app launches

Published:  04 December, 2019

A new 'Instagram-able' interactive bar ordering app bridging the digital and physical worlds has been unveiled by Cambridge Consultants.

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WSET unveils Outstanding Alumni Award nominees

Published:  04 December, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the five nominees for its 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award.

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Amathus unveils new Portuguese portfolio

Published:  03 December, 2019

Amathus Drinks has added more than 30 wines from 11 Portuguese producers.

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Vinexpo unveils ‘huge’ organic focus and refutes going ‘head-to-head’ with Prowein

Published:  03 December, 2019

Vinexpo has ramped up its focus on organic wine for its 2020 Paris event and has refuted that it is going ‘head-to-head’ with Prowein as it gears up for its first show in the French capital alongside Wine Paris.

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Trump versus France spat intensifies with threat of 100% wine tariffs

Published:  03 December, 2019

Tariffs on French wine entering the US could be subjected to 100% tariffs, authorities have warned, following an investigation into whether a new technology tax in France unfairly targets American companies.

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Justerini & Brooks signs distribution deal with Bodegas Tradición

Published:  03 December, 2019

Justerini & Brooks has signed a distribution deal with sherry producer Bodegas Tradición .

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Diageo buys Tipplesworth to drive cocktails ‘on tap’ growth

Published:  03 December, 2019

Diageo has acquired pre-mix cocktail specialist Tipplesworth for an undisclosed sum.

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Major renovation at Ducasse ramps up CA Grands Crus overhaul

Published:  02 December, 2019

CA Grands Crus has revealed plans to expand its Grand Puy Ducasse winery with the aim of micro-vinifying plots from their Pauillac estate.

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Tempus Two targets consumer thirst for Oz Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  02 December, 2019

Premium Australian wine brand Tempus Two, which is part of the Australian Vintage portfolio, has added a Sauvignon Blanc to its Quartz series.

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