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Harpers expands events portfolio with Think France

Published:  05 November, 2018

Harpers is gearing up to launch a new event dedicated to French wines - Think France.

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Ban on post duty point dilution could hammer British made and low abv wine

Published:  05 November, 2018

A change to legislation in the 2018 Budget policy document could have a significant impact on products made from concentrate in the UK, including British made wine, low abv wines, RTDs, sherry-style drinks and flavoured ciders – anything which is diluted after fermentation.

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Fine Wine Partners collaborates with The Vinorium

Published:  05 November, 2018

Fine Wine Partners, the fine wine division of Accolade Wines, has announced an ongoing partnership with UK Australian wine specialist, The Vinorium.

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Hattingley signs nationwide deal with Whole Foods Market

Published:  05 November, 2018

Hattingley Valley has has signed a nationwide deal with Whole Foods Market and expanded its reach in Australia and Germany. 

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Diageo appoints new MD for GB as Ireland steps down

Published:  02 November, 2018

Diageo managing director GB Charles Ireland is leaving the business at the end of this year after 21 years of service, with current managing director for global travel Dayalan Nayager set to step into his shoes.

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Pernod Ricard looks to Canada for latest premium gin

Published:  02 November, 2018

Pernod Ricard UK is further expanding the top end of its gin portfolio with leading Canadian brand Ungava.

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The week that was

Published:  02 November, 2018

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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Black Tower chooses low cal range for new campaign

Published:  02 November, 2018

Leading German brand Black Tower has announced it will be highlighting its low calorie range ahead of the festive season with a new neck collar campaign.

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Accolade sparkling head and wine icon Ed Carr on launching Tasmanian fizz onto the world stage

Published:  01 November, 2018

Fresh from his win at the Lifetime Achievement Awards at last week’s Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, Ed Carr, group head sparkling winemaker at Accolade Wines talked to Harpers about putting Tasmania on the map.

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Hanging Ditch founder sets out to challenge ‘normal wine merchant model’ with new venture

Published:  01 November, 2018

Hanging Ditch founder Ben Stephenson has revealed the plans for his latest venture - a wine retail, entertainment and social space that works from morning to night.

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IMW welcomes Silicon Valley Bank to supporter community

Published:  31 October, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has added Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) to its international supporter community.

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As Brexit looms, is this the worst-timed duty rise in wine's history?

Published:  31 October, 2018

An inflationary rise for alcohol will kick in on February 1 – less than two months before the UK officially leaves the EU, further squeezing businesses stockpiling and looking to plan ahead. Harpers looks at what this means for a great British industry

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UK the fourth most expensive EU country to buy alcohol and tobacco in

Published:  31 October, 2018

The UK has been pinpointed as the fourth most costly country in the EU when it comes to buying alcohol and tobacco.

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Off-Piste signs exclusive distribution deal for Hilltop Wines

Published:  31 October, 2018

Off-Piste has signed a UK distribution deal for Hungarian producer Hilltop Wines.

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WSET reveals Outstanding Alumni Award nominees

Published:  31 October, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has revealed the nominees for its outstanding Alumni Award.

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Viña Pomal unveils classic Rioja with a modern twist

Published:  30 October, 2018

Viña Pomal has unveiled a new wine positioned as a classic Rioja with a modern style.

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CWI announces ‘dream’ harvest

Published:  30 October, 2018

The Californian Wine Institute (CWI) has announced the 2018 harvest had ‘played out like a dream’ for winegrowers in regions across the state.

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Missed opportunity: What a rise with inflation means for the UK wine trade

Published:  30 October, 2018

Pub landlords and spirits importers will be breathing a sigh of relief this morning, but not the nation’s wine trade – which is looking at an extra £90 million bill in duty next year.

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Edrington-Beam Suntory appoints Temperley GM for London

Published:  30 October, 2018

Edrington-Beam Suntory has appointed former head of Diageo Reserve Nick Temperley as its new general manager for London.

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Flint bolsters Burgundy portfolio with four young domaines

Published:  30 October, 2018

Flint Wines has grown its Burgundy portfolio with four producers.

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