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Harpers Wine Stars 2020 open for entry and early bird discount

Published:  28 August, 2019

Harpers Wine Stars 2020 has officially opened entries into the first 2020 tasting, offering early bird discounts available on entries - up to 40% off - with bulk volume discounts also applying.

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Calvet headline wine partner of this year’s LRF

Published:  27 August, 2019

French wine brand Calvet has been confirmed as the headline wine partner of this year’s London Restaurant Festival (LRF).

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More segmentation around Christmas needed as trading up accelerates

Published:  27 August, 2019

Pernod Ricard is encouraging retailers and on-trade operators to think about Christmas in a series of moments and occasions that run throughout October, November and December, with different opportunities at different points through the three-month period.

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The Really Good Whisky Company launches auction services

Published:  27 August, 2019

The Really Good Whisky Company has launched a service to help users sell their whisky collections in a more “flexible and profitable” way than traditional online auctions.

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International demand for New Zealand shows no sign of slowing

Published:  27 August, 2019

International demand for New Zealand wine is showing no sign of slowing, with total export up 6% to a record $1.83bn, on volumes up 5% to 270 million litres, for the year ended June 2019, according to the 2019 Annual Report of New Zealand Winegrowers.

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Two to three big Christmases left for gin amid premium spirits boom

Published:  23 August, 2019

Pernod Ricard is banking on another big hurrah for gin growth this festive season, with its on-going popularity and major presence in the UK’s cocktail culture helping to boost growth of premium spirits.

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US arm of Naked Wines named ‘best wine club’

Published:  23 August, 2019

Nakedwines.com, the US arm of Naked Wines, has been awarded ‘Best Wine Club’ 2019 in the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards.

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Bibendum to offer free wine training

Published:  23 August, 2019

Bibendum is set to offer free wine training as part of WSET’s Wine Education Week.

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Low- and no-alcohol serves can help curb peer-pressure drinking

Published:  22 August, 2019

Licensees have a big role to play in reducing pressure on consumers to drink more than they want to, alcohol education charity Drinkaware has said.

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New MD for Louis Latour Chablis vineyards

Published:  22 August, 2019

Paul Espitalié has been appointed managing director of Chablis vineyard Simonnet-Febvre, owned by Maison Louis Latour.

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Harpers 50 Best Indies to be announced

Published:  22 August, 2019

The countdown is on to the big reveal of the UK’s 50 Best Indies awards on 9th September.

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SWA hires ex-FO mandarin for key international role

Published:  22 August, 2019

The Scotch Whisky Association has appointed a former senior official at the Foreign Office as the organisation’s international director.

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AXA Millésimes buys top estate in Portugal

Published:  22 August, 2019

AXA Millésimes has acquired the Quinta do Passadouro winery in Portugal for an undisclosed sum, the company has announced.

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Looking ahead: Talya Roberson, MD, Roberson Wine

Published:  22 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Dundee distillery to supply the House of Commons

Published:  21 August, 2019

The House of Commons has awarded Dundee distillery, Verdant Spirits, the contract to be its sole supplier of a House of Commons gin with a special edition of its award-winning spirit.

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Glynn Purnell signs on for continued partnership with Calvet

Published:  21 August, 2019

Top selling French brand Calvet has renewed its partnership with Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, with several new initiatives in the pipeline for autumn.

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Independents bear brunt of restaurant closures

Published:  21 August, 2019

Britain’s restaurant numbers have fallen for the sixth quarter in a row with independent operators having borne the brunt of the closures as group-owned restaurants prove more resilient despite some major brand failures.

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Looking Ahead: Andrew Bewes, Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Published:  21 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities.

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Sam Linter takes on director role at Wine GB

Published:  21 August, 2019

Wine GB has announced that Bolney Wine Estate’s Sam Linter has been appointed as director of the company.

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Looking ahead: David Gleave, Liberty Wines

Published:  21 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities. 

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