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“Frictionless trade”: What the white paper tells us

Published:  16 July, 2018

The government’s new white paper on economic arrangements post-Brexit is the roadmap that many have been waiting for, outlining how the EU’s future relationship with the UK could work after March 19.

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Restaurants burned by the heatwave and World Cup

Published:  16 July, 2018

Restaurant groups suffered a drop in trade in June with pubs on the other hand basking in the sunshine as like-for-like sales rose.

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Vidal relocates to state-of-the-art winery to cement fine wine position

Published:  16 July, 2018

Vidal, one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, has relocated from Hastings to a new state-of-the-art winery in the Gimbletts Gravels, Hawkes Bay.

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TWE gives Lindeman’s Bin ‘positivity’ makeover

Published:  16 July, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has given its Lindeman’s Bins portfolio a makeover as part of a global re-design.

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The week that was

Published:  13 July, 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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William Grant & Sons report highlights impact of social influencers as spirits value growth overtakes wine and beer

Published:  13 July, 2018

A new “Active-ist” consumer mindset is on the rise, one which is more aware of its collective power to demand personalised experiences, shape brands and hold them to account.

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Low alcohol wine still losing out to mocktails and beer

Published:  12 July, 2018

We know that consumers are more health conscious than ever before, with sustainably sourced avocado on toast becoming the zeitgeist for a generation which is also increasingly moderating its alcohol consumption.

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Nyetimber reveals plans to grow exports

Published:  12 July, 2018

Nyetimber has revealed plans to expand its international reach with the aim growing its exports to 20% in the next 10 years.

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Borough unveils own wine range made with Liam Steevenson MW

Published:  11 July, 2018

Borough Wines and Beers has launched its own range of wines produced in collaboration with Liam Steevenson MW.

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The Hot 50

Published:  11 July, 2018

Welcome to our Hot 50 2018, recognising and celebrating the key influencers, innovators and drivers of quality drinks offers in the on-trade.

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Concha y Toro gives online WineWise site overhaul

Published:  11 July, 2018

Concha y Toro has given its online WiseWine guide an overhaul to keep it relevant in a fast changing wine retail landscape.

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Biddenden Vineyards gains SALSA certification

Published:  11 July, 2018

Kent winery Biddenden, also a producer of ciders and juices, has gained Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) certification.

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Great night for Liberty Wines and English fizz at IWC 2018 Awards ceremony

Published:  11 July, 2018

As the wine trade gathered at London’s Grosvenor Park Hotel last night for the annual International Wine Challenge Awards dinner the stream of medals came thick and fast with some notable wins this year.

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Majestic partners with Corkscrew to offer mix-six discount on single bottles

Published:  11 July, 2018

Majestic has partnered with free wine recommendation app Corkscrew to offer ‘mix-six’ discount on single bottles.

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Millions of litres of Spanish wine being passed off as French by Gallic trade

Published:  10 July, 2018

French wine drinkers are a patriotic lot, so many will have been in for a serious shock to discover that their favourite glass of vin may well have made the trip north from Spain’s sunnier climes.

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Armit Wines boosts Italian portfolio with Tua Rita duo

Published:  10 July, 2018

Armit Wines has launched two wines from Italian producer Tua Rita alongside new releases from the 2016 vintage.

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Last call for indies to sign up to Shop Rioja

Published:  10 July, 2018

Independent wine retailers have a last chance to enter Shop Rioja and win £1,000 towards new listings of the Spanish region's wines.

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FMV expands Italian menu

Published:  09 July, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the in-house UK trade arm of Berry Bros & Rudd (BB&R), has expanded its Italian portfolio with the addition of Mastroberardino.

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William Grant & Sons appoints new commercial director

Published:  09 July, 2018

William Grant & Sons has appointed Matt Billingshurst to the role of commercial director UK & Ireland.

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Arc Inspirations creates key role as part of expansion strategy

Published:  09 July, 2018

Leeds-based multiple operator Arc Inspirations has created a HR and training business partner position as it gears up to expand further this year.

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