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Old Pulteney drives sales growth at Inver House Distillers

Published:  04 July, 2019

Sales at Inver House Distillers rose 7.4% for the year to September 2018, the company has reported, with sales of its flagship Old Pulteney single malt up by 20%.

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Le Naour takes helm at CA Grands Crus

Published:  03 July, 2019

CA Grands Crus has appointed oenologist Anne Le Naour as its new managing director.

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TWE signs up to Porto Protocol

Published:  03 July, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has become the latest signatory to the Porto Protocol.

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Gusbourne leads WineGB gold-medal awards

Published:  03 July, 2019

Kent’s Gusbourne winery has won six gold medals in the WineGB Awards 2019, the UK wine industry’s national competition.

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US private equity fund set to snap up Majestic

Published:  03 July, 2019

Majestic’s retail business is close to being sold to US private equity house Fortress for £100m, according to Sky News.

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Thieves steal £500,000 of wine from Paris restaurant

Published:  03 July, 2019

Thieves have broken into the cellar of a two-star Michelin restaurant in Paris and stolen at least 150 bottlse of wine, it has been reported.

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SWA responds to US tariff threats on Scotch

Published:  02 July, 2019

The Scottish Whisky Association (SWA) has responded strongly to the reported threat of US tariffs on the import of Scotch.

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New visitor centre for Arran’s Lagg Distillery

Published:  02 July, 2019

Lagg Distillery on the Isle of Arran has announced the opening its new visitor centre.

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New head of sales for Sekforde Drinks

Published:  02 July, 2019

Premium mixer producer Sekforde Drinks has appointed Jenny Griffiths as its new head of sales.

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Delamain returns to directly cultivating vines in Grande Champagne

Published:  02 July, 2019

The House of Delamain has returned to directly cultivating vines in Grande Champagne for the first time in over a century.

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R&D vineyard opens doors for Fruit Focus

Published:  02 July, 2019

A tour of the NIAB EMR’s research vineyard at East Malling will be one of the highlights of Fruit Focus 2019, the leading annual technical event for the UK fruit industry.

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WSTA strengthens board with two new appointments

Published:  02 July, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has added to new members to its board as it looks ahead to Brexit.

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Portobello targets low-alcohol market with gin-inspired spirit

Published:  02 July, 2019

London’s Portobello Road distillery has launched a low-alcohol spirit for the gin market.

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La Rioja Alta SA acquires Rioja Santiago

Published:  01 July, 2019

La Rioja Alta SA has acquired the historic Rioja Santiago winery in Haro’s Station District for an undisclosed sum.

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McGuigan signs £2m deal to sponsor UKTV’s Drama channel

Published:  01 July, 2019

McGuigan has signed a £2m deal to sponsor UKTV’s Drama channel, marking its largest investment in a UK national advertising campaign to date.

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Wine GB moves annual tasting to the autumn

Published:  01 July, 2019

Wine GB has moved its annual trade tasting from its traditional springtime to the autumn, with this year’s event taking place 4th September.

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Jascots adds Loire producer Château Pierre-Bise

Published:  01 July, 2019

Jascots has signed a deal as distributor of Savennières and Anjou producer Château Pierre-Bise.

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Sogrape takes majority stake in Liberty Wines

Published:  28 June, 2019

Sogrape is ramping up its investment in Liberty Wines, in a move that will increase its 2017 investment to a majority share in the business.

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Trade should stop bottling it on carbon emissions

Published:  28 June, 2019

Bottling and packaging play by far the largest role in the green house gas (GHG) emissions generated by the production and distribution of a wine, contributing 42% of the total carbon footprint, delivering a clear ‘innovation challenge’ for the trade if it is to fully join the march towards greater sustainability.

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The week that was

Published:  28 June, 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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