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Chapel Down reveals first beer NPD following appointment of previous Brewdog MD

Published:  09 April, 2018

Chapel Down has via its beer arm, Curious Brewery, launched a series of small batch beers – the first NPD from the producer since it appointed previous Brewdog MD Gareth Bath as its ‘MD of beer’ in October last year.

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Symington hails 2016 Vintage Port year

Published:  09 April, 2018

The Symington Family has declared 2016 a Vintage Port year, marking only the fourth Vintage declaration of all the family’s Port companies since 2000.

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Borough Wines partners with Liam Steevenson MW to launch wines and events

Published:  09 April, 2018

Borough Wines has joined forces with Liam Steevenson MW to launch a collaborative own-label wine range alongside a series of events.

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Wine Rack and Bargain Booze saved by Bestway

Published:  08 April, 2018

Conviviality Plc’s retail division has been bought by Bestway, in a £7 million deal, saving around 2,000 jobs that had been put at serious risk by the collapse of the drinks giant.

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Trivento TV partnership with Discovery Channel

Published:  06 April, 2018

Argentine wine brand Trivento has announced a new media partnership with Discovery Channel, to run from 6 April through December across four of the network’s outlets.

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The week that was

Published:  06 April, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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£10m fighting fund for Enotria and Coe

Published:  06 April, 2018

Enotria and Coe has announced that private equity owners BlueGem are to invest £10 million to support the growth of the company in the coming months.

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Not too big to fail: Where it all went wrong for Conviviality

Published:  06 April, 2018

With annual sales of £1.6bn and shares flying high at 425p each on the stock market at the end of 2017, Conviviality seemed to be more than keeping its head above water in the choppy seas of today’s difficult trading environment.

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Hallgarten promotes lesser-known Spanish regions with 12 new producers

Published:  06 April, 2018

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has introduced 12 new Spanish producers, adding a total of 35 new wines from 10 different regions, to its portfolio.

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Carlyle Group buys Accolade Wines for AUD$1bn

Published:  05 April, 2018

In what has been a tumultuous week for wine, it has now emerged that Accolade Wines, the biggest volume supplier of wines to the UK off-trade, has been bought out by multinational investment firm Carlyle Group.

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Alcohol confirmed the UK’s leading FMCG category worth £16 billion

Published:  05 April, 2018

Innovation in the drinks sector and a reduction in the amount of trade promotions has seen alcohol retain its place as the top selling FMCG category, according to new research.

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Conviviality pursuing sale of Bargain Booze and Wine Rack

Published:  05 April, 2018

Toppled wholesaling giant Conviviality responds to the sale of its Conviviality Direct business, including Bibendum and Matthew Clark, and is now hopeful for the sale of retail outfits Bargain Booze and Wine Rack

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Matthew Clark and Bibendum buyout pushed through

Published:  04 April, 2018

The proposed partnership deal between C&C Group and AB Inbev to save Matthew Clark and Bibendum from insolvency has been completed. 

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Tech start-up bids to demystify ‘baffling’ supermarket wine aisles

Published:  04 April, 2018

A tech start-up is looking to re-engage affluent 20-somethings with wine by expanding its app’s reach into the supermarket wine aisles.

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Californian wine producers urge Trump to stand down on China

Published:  04 April, 2018

Californian wine producers are braced for a slide in sales to China as trade relations between the country and the US continue to deteriorate.

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C&C and AB InBev to acquire Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB

Published:  04 April, 2018

Brewing company C&C in partnership with AB InBev are likely to save Matthew Clark and Bibendum PLB.

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Nickolls & Perks sign deal with Vindependents

Published:  04 April, 2018

Wine buying group Vindependents has signed a new deal with family run merchant Nickolls & Perks after two founder members quit the organisation earlier this year.

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Amathus Drinks to distribute Champagne Duval-Leroy

Published:  03 April, 2018

Amathus Drinks has announced a new partnership with Vertus producer Champagne Duval-Leroy.

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Australian wine gets broader powers to protect nation’s wine reputation

Published:  03 April, 2018

New regulations put in place to protect the reputation of Australian wine exports have been introduced.

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Record breaking year for bottles of English and Welsh wine

Published:  03 April, 2018

A record number of bottles of English and Welsh wines were released onto the market last year, according to new HMRC data.

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