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Naked Wines profits warning sparks shares nosedive

Published:  24 June, 2022

Online retailer Naked Wines has lost nearly 40% of its market value after it admitted that lockdown-boosted sales and heightened customer acquisition is likely to see a significant drop in 2023.

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Luigi Bosca launches its 'most important wine' in UK

Published:  24 June, 2022

In London to promote the launch of Paraiso, the pinnacle of Luigi Bosca’s offering, Harpers sat down with head winemaker Pablo Cúneo (pictured) to discuss what makes Luján de Cuyo so special and what the future holds for the pioneering winery.

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In My Vineyard: Boldly New York

Published:  23 June, 2022

Delivering cooler-climate diversity from myriad sub-regions, New York State’s wine industry is increasingly turning its head towards cosmopolitan export markets such as the UK.

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Perelada unveils new Emporda winery

Published:  23 June, 2022

Perelada, one of the most prestigious and highly regarded wine and Cava producers in Catalunya, has unveiled a new state-of-the-art winery.

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‘Critical’ staff shortages costs hospitality £21bn in trade

Published:  23 June, 2022

Staff shortages in the hospitality industry are reaching critical levels and causing nearly half (45%) of operators to cut trading hours or capacity in order to cope, a new survey has said.

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Winner Announced 2022 UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge

Published:  22 June, 2022

Mark Ron Patana from Medlar has been chosen as the winner of the 2022 UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge,  following a fiercely fought final which took place at the IRIS Studios in London on Monday, June 20. The Runners up were Frédéric Monnery from Coravin and Faidon Dernikos from 67 Pall Mall.

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Pernod Ricard’s ‘Responsib'All Day’ returns for tenth addition

Published:  22 June, 2022

Pernod Ricard has partnered with local communities in London and Scotland for the tenth edition of its Responsib’All Day – an initiative set up with the aim of helping to protect and restore biodiversity around the UK.

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New signatories add to Harpers Sustainability Charter momentum

Published:  22 June, 2022

Barrique Fine Wines, Broadland Drinks and Spirits of Virtue have become the latest signatories to Harpers Sustainability Charter.

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UK eating-out market set to value £95.2 billion in 2022 +4% versus 2019

Published:  22 June, 2022

According to the new Lumina Intelligence Eating Out Market Report, the UK on-trade is set to value £95.2 billion in 2022, +4% versus its 2019 value, meaning that inflation is outpacing market growth.

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Liberty celebrates 25 years with greatest hits tasting

Published:  21 June, 2022

Liberty Wines celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday at its usual spot at the Oval Cricket Ground, where the event took a greatest hits approach to celebrate a quarter of a century in business.

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Nusrat Ghani, MP, calls for more support for UK vineyards

Published:  21 June, 2022

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden and co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Wine and Spirits, wants to see the government do more to help English and Welsh winemakers.

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Registrations still open for The Big G

Published:  20 June, 2022

The Big G Trade Sessions are still going ahead as planned despite national train strikes causing travel disruptions on days adjacent to the event.

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Chateau Ksara upgrades sustainability initiatives to tackle “extreme” climate pressure

Published:  20 June, 2022

Chateau Ksara, a leading Lebanese wine producer and one of the country’s oldest companies, has announced it is pushing forward with a roster of new climate action initiatives to tackle “extreme pressure” on natural resources.

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London Wine Fair digital event is now live

Published:  20 June, 2022

Following the success of the live event earlier this month, the London Wine Fair digital event launches today, which will include an intuitive digital platform with unmissable masterclasses, AI-powered matchmaking and much more.

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Hermitage launches charity wine auction

Published:  20 June, 2022

The prestigious Rhône Valley wine appellation Hermitage has launched its online wine auction, which will be open for bidding until Tuesday 21 June, at 4pm via the fine wine auction marketplace Bid For Wine

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Cost-of-living crisis and staff shortages threaten £36bn hospitality and leisure growth

Published:  17 June, 2022

A new report warns today that the cost-of-living crisis could severely hamper the hospitality and leisure sector’s post-pandemic recovery amid a widespread lack of staff.

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Pop a cork for English Wine Week

Published:  17 June, 2022

The annual English Wine Week celebration returns tomorrow with a fully-fledged programme of events from 18-26 June.

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Sud de France pushed back to avoid rail strikes

Published:  17 June, 2022

Organisers of Sud de France have taken the decision to delay next week’s tasting due to ongoing travel disruption, with the event now being pushed back from June to July. 

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Managed groups' like-for-like sales flat in May as cost crisis deepens

Published:  17 June, 2022

Like-for-like sales at Britain’s leading managed restaurant, pub and bar groups in May were just 0.1% ahead of the pre-Covid-19 levels of 2019, the latest Coffer CGA Business Tracker reveals.

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2022 harvest to alleviate “rock-bottom” stocks in New Zealand

Published:  16 June, 2022

New Zealand’s latest harvest will help to re-build stocks following a small and disappointing crop in 2021, which has led to a “significant shortage” of wine, New Zealand Winegrowers has said.

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