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Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective launch lays down gauntlet to UK and US buyers

Published:  13 September, 2018

Be prepared to pay more or risk losing top Stellenbosch Cabernets to the Asian market was one of the messages to UK and US buyers at the launch of the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective at Cape Wine 2018.

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Duck Pond sells out

Published:  13 September, 2018

Iconic wine estate Duck Pond Cellars has been sold to a corporate investor.

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IMW appoints Adrian Garforth MW chairman

Published:  12 September, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has appointed Adrian Garforth MW as its new chairman.

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Cape Wine 2018 calls to address challenge of profitability with investment in training and people

Published:  12 September, 2018

Sustainability in both economic and human terms was outlined as the key challenge facing Cape winemakers at the opening conference of Cape Wine 2018.

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Vinoteca Soho forced out by licencing difficulties

Published:  12 September, 2018

Vintoeca has called time on its Soho venue after pressure from the local authority meant either changing its business model or closing its doors.

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SITT set for Leeds launch as it gears up for Autumn tastings

Published:  12 September, 2018

Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) is gearing up for its popular Autumn tastings including its first event in Leeds.

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CyT hopes to steal share from other alcohol categories with NPD

Published:  12 September, 2018

Concha y Toro (CyT) has launched the first in a line of NPD developed to attract consumers currently shopping within spirits, premium ciders and beers to the wine category.

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Vignerons de Tutiac and the Vignerons d’Uni-Médoc join forces in strategic alliance

Published:  12 September, 2018

Vignerons de Tutiac and the Vignerons d’Uni-Médoc have joined forces to form a ‘strategic Bordeaux union’.

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Wines of Germany reveals 31 Days of German Riesling winners

Published:  12 September, 2018

Wines of Germany has announced the winners of this year’s 31 Days of Riesling campaign.

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Rioja 10x10 to make a triumphant return

Published:  11 September, 2018

Harpers is once again partnering with Rioja 10x10, bringing yet great opportunity to discover of Rioja’s top wines and key trends.

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SWA calls on government to continue duty freeze

Published:  10 September, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called on the UK government to support the industry at home through a continued duty freeze in the Autumn Budget.

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Copestick Murray adds first Champagne to I Heart portfolio

Published:  10 September, 2018

Copestick Murray, owned by German group Henkell which recently purchased Freixenet to form the world’s largest sparkling wine supplier, has added the first Champagne to its I Heart range to replicate the success of the brand’s Prosecco.

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Les Caves de Pyrene lists long lost Manseng Noir grape variety

Published:  10 September, 2018

Les Caves de Pyrene has listed long lost grape variety Manseng Noir originally discovered on a 150-year-old plot in Viella, AOC Madiran.

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Britain sees 3,000 licensed premise closures in a year

Published:  10 September, 2018

The number of licensed sites across Britain has dropped to 119,800 in the past year, with a total of 3,116 restaurants, pubs, bars and other licensed premises having been closed down.

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New white paper urges hospitality sector to embrace the 'now economy' to plug staffing gaps

Published:  10 September, 2018

Embracing the “now economy” by using technology to plug staffing gaps with temporary workers has been hailed a must for the hospitality sector as a staff shortage looks poised to increase further as a result of Brexit.

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FMV bolsters Champagne menu with Leclerc Briant

Published:  10 September, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has expanded its Champagne portfolio with the addition of Leclerc Briant.

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Oxford, Cambridge and Hennings ramp up joint buying initiative with first own label release

Published:  10 September, 2018

What do The Oxford Wine Company, Cambridge Wine Merchants and Hennings Wine have in common?

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The week that was

Published:  07 September, 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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Aldi unveils seasonal range as market share grows

Published:  06 September, 2018

Aldi has unveiled its 2018 seasonal range alongside new vintages of its core offering.

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Jascots expands ‘natural’ menu with Languedoc producer

Published:  06 September, 2018

Jascots has expanded its ‘natural’ wine portfolio with the addition of Languedoc producer Mas des Caprices.

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