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Macron targets 80% ban on glyphosate

Published:  27 February, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has restated his belief that French vineyards can stop using glyphosate-based weedkillers, though he has accepted he will fall short of his original aim to ban the controversial product altogether.

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Rueda DO turns focus on Rueda rather than Verdejo in renewed UK export campaign

Published:  26 February, 2019

Boosted by a 2018 bumper crop, the Rueda DO wine board is this year renewing its export campaign switching its focus from the region’s predominant Verdejo grape variety to Rueda.

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Asia de Cuba to close after 20 years

Published:  26 February, 2019

Asia de Cuba, the restaurant at St Martins Lane hotel which introduced Chino-Latino cuisine to London, will close at the end of February.

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Bunnahabhain Distillery in £10.5m upgrade

Published:  26 February, 2019

Bunnahabhain Distillery has begun a three year overhaul after owner Distell International invested £10.5 million to undergo an “extensive upgrade and refresh” of the distillery.

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Raw Wine reveals line up for new ‘Speakers Corner’

Published:  26 February, 2019

Raw Wine London has “partnered with some of the UK’s top low-intervention organic, biodynamic and natural wine importers” for its new ‘Speakers Corner’ tasting and talks area.

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New additions revealed for Harpers' Think France event

Published:  26 February, 2019

Harpers has released more details about its new event dedicated to French wines - Think France.

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Peter McCombie MW joins C&C Wines as portfolio ambassador

Published:  25 February, 2019

C&C Wines has welcomed Peter McCombie MW to its fold as a part-time portfolio ambassador.

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Roberson Wine & Simpsons team up to launch new still wine range

Published:  25 February, 2019

Simpsons Wine Estate and Roberson Wine have joined forces to launch four new English still wines.

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Gilbeys and Bibendum join forces in Ireland

Published:  25 February, 2019

Bibendum and Gilbeys have teamed up in the Republic of Ireland with effect from 1 March.

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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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UK restaurant numbers dip for first time in nine years

Published:  25 February, 2019

The number of “casual dining” restaurants has dropped for the first time in nine years as the pressures facing the sector take their toll.

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Oregon & Washington tasting reveals new exhibitors and 'NY guests'

Published:  22 February, 2019

Oregon Wine Board and Washington State Wine has revealed a quartet of new wineries poised to exhibit at its London tasting next month, alongside a ‘guest table’ from New York.

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The Week that was

Published:  22 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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IMW unveils six new MWs

Published:  22 February, 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced six new MWs from six different countries.

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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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Single site Sicilian range Mandrarossa makes it to Liberty Wines

Published:  21 February, 2019

Liberty Wines is swelling the ranks of its Sicilian portfolio with new producer, Mandrarossa.

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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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Zamora creates new operations in France and Mexico

Published:  20 February, 2019

Zamora Company has opened a commercial office in Mexico and created a new company in France as part of a  strategy to grow international sales to 50%. 

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