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Guilhon d’Aze XO Armagnac wins biennial Prix Du Président

Published:  27 November, 2018

This year’s Les Talents de l’Armagnac competition in Eauze awarded the top honour to a relative outsider, Guilhon d’Aze Bas Armagnac X0 from Domaine Denis Tastet, in a hotly contested judging round presided over by Harpers editor Andrew Catchpole.

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Australian Vintage inks ‘groundbreaking’ renewable energy deal

Published:  27 November, 2018

Australian Vintage has signed what it claims to be a ‘landmark’ agreement to source energy from solar and wind farms at its largest site.

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Organic still wine consumption to increase 50% by 2022

Published:  26 November, 2018

Organic still wine consumption in the UK is poised to soar, with research released today predicting more than a 50% increase by 2022.

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Diageo narrows gender pay gap and launches two scholarships aimed at women

Published:  26 November, 2018

Diageo has narrowed the gender pay disparity in the company overall, according to the company’s second annual gender pay gap report.

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WSET expands qualifications to Kenya, Macedonia and Slovakia

Published:  26 November, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is to expand its training courses into Kenya, Macedonia and Slovakia.

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Champagne Castelnau launches limited vintage magnums for festive season

Published:  26 November, 2018

Champagne Castelnau has released its Oenotheque Collection of limited edition magnums 1995, 1996 and 1998 for the first time in new livery in the run-up to Christmas.

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Five wines awarded grand gold medals for bulk sales

Published:  26 November, 2018

Five wines have been awarded grand gold medals at the International Bulk Wine Competition.

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US wine drinkers defined in six segments

Published:  26 November, 2018

US drinkers are changing their behaviour towards the wine category, the US Portraits 2018 from Wine Intelligence has revealed.

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Burley ‘graciously’ exits the 45 group

Published:  23 November, 2018

Phil Burley has left the Leicester-based ’45' group of businesses, made up of 45 West, 45 St Martins and 45 Gin School.

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Richards resigns from the IMW

Published:  23 November, 2018

Penny Richards, executive director at the Institute of Wine (IMW), has handed in her notice and will be leaving the organisation at the end of the year.

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Soave hails vintage as a success despite ‘tricky year’

Published:  23 November, 2018

Consorzio of Soave has hailed the 2018 vintage as a success predominantly thanks to the ‘Sentinels of Soave’.

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Champagnes and Chateaux launches online sales

Published:  23 November, 2018

Champagnes and Châteaux has revamped its website so it can sell bottles direct to consumers.

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The week that was

Published:  23 November, 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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Symington overhauls Dow’s to extend its appeal

Published:  22 November, 2018

Symington Family Estates has given its Dow’s Aged Tawny portfolio an overhaul in a bid to extend the Port’s appeal to a younger audience and beyond Christmas and formal occasions.

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Bruce Jack UK launch

Published:  22 November, 2018

Prominent South African winemaker Bruce Jack officially launched his new eponymous wine range yesterday at High Timber restaurant in London.

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Majestic profits swing to a loss

Published:  22 November, 2018

Majestic Wine has reported a £200,000 pre-tax loss for the six months to 1 October, down from a £3.1million profit for the same period last year.

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WBWE goes to China

Published:  21 November, 2018

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) has revealed it is set to hold its first exhibition in China next year.

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Rioja picks its leading lights for night of celebration

Published:  21 November, 2018

Raul Diaz, Bar 44 and Corks Out were some of the big winners at last night’s Rioja Recognises awards, which singles out the top ambassadors flying the flag for Spain’s flagship wine region.

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Pull the Cork launches crowdfunding campaign

Published:  21 November, 2018

Pull the Cork, the online sustainable wine retailer launched at the beginning of this year, has embarked on a crowdfunding campaign in a bid to raise £24,000.

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Jackson signs sponsorship deal with Guards Polo Club

Published:  21 November, 2018

Jackson Family Wines has signed a deal for its Vérité winery to sponsor the Guards Polo Club.

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