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Mangrove makes five new hires

Published:  30 April, 2019

Uk spirits distributor Mangrove UK has made five new appointments to its sales and account management team in London, the south and the north of the UK.

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Scotch Whisky fuels the UK by £5.5bn

Published:  30 April, 2019

Scotch Whisky now contributes £5.5billion to the UK economy, up 10% since 2016, according to the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA).

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Albourne Estate bottles excess grapes for new frizzante

Published:  29 April, 2019

A Sussex estate has chosen to bottle its leftover grapes as an Italian-style fizz after last year’s super harvest meant producers were left with grapes still hanging on the vine.

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The Benevolent launches campaign to push 'It could be me' initiative

Published:  29 April, 2019

The Benevolent has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the charity’s ‘It could be me’ initiative, which is aimed at getting as many members of the drinks industry to sign up to donate £5 a month.

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Enotria & Coe rethinks approach to LWF

Published:  29 April, 2019

Enotria & Coe has revised its approach to the London Wine Fair (LWF) to “rethink and reshape the traditional concept of wines on a stand".

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Emma Symington MW returns to Wine Australia

Published:  29 April, 2019

Emma Symington MW has returned to Wine Australia following maternity leave to take up the newly-created role of education development manager EMEA.

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Club Vignobles & Signatures gets a revamp

Published:  29 April, 2019

Club Vignobles & Signatures has rebranded its identity to celebrate its 35th anniversary.

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Chapel Down creates England’s largest estate in Kent

Published:  29 April, 2019

Chapel Down has commenced planting at its 388 acre Boarley Farm site. Together with its Kit’s Coty and Boxley sites, Chapel Down will have a 620 acre estate of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier plantings to produce sparkling wine.

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The week that was

Published:  26 April, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines these past two week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a bumper review of the top online news, analysis, opinion and features from before and after Easter. 

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Sustainability accreditation in the works for UK wine

Published:  26 April, 2019

A new sustainability and climate change mitigation scheme for the UK wine industry could be complete by the end of the year.

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Lafite Rothschild voted wine of the 2018 Bordeaux vintage

Published:  26 April, 2019

Lafite Rothschild has been voted wine of the 2018 Bordeaux vintage in the Liv-ex 2018 En Primeur survey.

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Bellavita Academy adds WSET courses

Published:  26 April, 2019

Bellavita Academy, provider of professional courses for chefs and sommeliers, has become an Approved Programme Provider (APP) for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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Pernod Ricard takes Campo Viejo into rosé category

Published:  26 April, 2019

Pernod Ricard has launched the first rosé under its Campo Viejo brand in a bid to expands its appeal.

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New look unveiled for Château Haut-Brion owner’s Clarendelle range

Published:  25 April, 2019

Domaine Clarence Dillon, the owner of top Bordeaux First Growth, Château Haut-Brion, has unveiled a new branding exercise for one of its newest ranges.

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Côtes du Rhône targets 30-45 age group for new global campaign

Published:  25 April, 2019

The trade body for France’s Côtes du Rhône has unveiled plans to target consumers in their thirties and forties, with a new logo and marketing strapline that highlights the region’s quality, heritage and provenance.

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CMA blocks Sainsbury’s and Asda merger

Published:  25 April, 2019

The proposed merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda has been blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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First Majestic store receives Naked Wines rebrand

Published:  25 April, 2019

The recently announced rebrand of Majestic Wine to Naked Wines has begun with the company’s Wakefield store currently receiving a facelift.

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Online BWS sales grow ahead of market

Published:  24 April, 2019

The beer, wine and spirits (BWS) category recorded 9.6% growth in online sales last month compared to March 2018.

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Brazilian wine market bounces back

Published:  24 April, 2019

The Brazilian wine market has recovered from its 2016 contraction, according to the latest country report from Wine Intelligence.

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Dourthe achieves sustainability certifications

Published:  24 April, 2019

Bordeaux estate Dourthe has been awarded the Terra Vitis and High Environmental Value level 3 (HVE3) certifications in recognition of its environmental and CSR practices.

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