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LWF: Hike in LWF visitors

Published:  24 May, 2018

The number of visitors to the London Wine Fair (LWF) this year, the first with Hannah Tovey at the helm, jumped “significantly” compared to the previous year’s show.

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LWF: Nicolas Feuillatte targets UK on-trade as part of global investment strategy

Published:  24 May, 2018

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte is looking to the UK to replicate its success in penetrating the US on-trade with the launch of channel-specific labels, backed by major ongoing investment, promising to deliver “Champagne for the many, not the few”.

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La Châsse producer Gabriel Meffre looks to make its name in the on-trade

Published:  23 May, 2018

Rhône Valley producer Maison Gabriel Meffre is looking to expand its presence in the UK on-trade, growing on the success of its La Châsse brand in Sainsbury’s and Asda.

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Invivo appoints Benchmark Drinks distributor of Graham Norton brand

Published:  23 May, 2018

Invivo has appointed Benchmark Drinks to manage distribution of the Graham Norton wine brand.

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LWF: Champagne and Burgundy register rare pink Chardonnay Rose variety

Published:  23 May, 2018

Chardonnay Rose, a rare pink grape variety which authorities in France hope could show resistance to global warming, climate change and vine diseases, has been officially registered in France’s national catalogue of wine varieties, Harpers can reveal.

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WSET joins forces with Women of the Vine & Spirits

Published:  23 May, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has joined forces with the Women of the Vine & Spirits organisation to improve the visibility of progression paths and opportunities for women in the wine and spirits industry.

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Innovation essential if wine to curb falling consumer base

Published:  23 May, 2018

The last major innovation in the wine category was the screwcap – first introduced a couple of decades ago - and the category is going to have to seriously pick up the pace if it is to stay relevant to today’s consumer.

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LWF: Louis Latour releases alternative to expensive Pinot Noir from the Cote d’Or

Published:  22 May, 2018

Burgundy’s Louis Latour has increased UK allocations for its novel Pinot Noir wine from Beaujolais.

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LWF: Why Wine-Searcher has gone mobile first, and why you should too

Published:  22 May, 2018

Optimise your site for both mobile and desktop browsing or risk getting nudged out by the competition was the advice at a seminar on selling wine online this morning.

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Laarman grows portfolio with new premium collection

Published:  22 May, 2018

Laarman Wines has unveiled the maiden vintage of its premium Focal Point collection.

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Copestick Murray pushes ahead with Superhero wine range

Published:  22 May, 2018

Copestick Murray is pushing ahead with the development of a wine range focused on linking variety and style to superhoeros, aiming at the millennial market and consumers seeking an accessible and catchy way to engage with wine.

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LWF: Uncertainty continues to cloud Brexit debate to 2020 and beyond

Published:  21 May, 2018

With 312 days to go until the UK officially leaves the EU, the effect of economic uncertainty and how the trade is placed to take advantage of opportunities offered by Brexit formed the crux of discussions at one of the opening debates of the London Wine Fair this morning.

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LWF: Free tickets for WSTA conference up for grabs as Hillebrand renews sponsorship

Published:  21 May, 2018

JF Hillebrand has renewed its sponsorship deal of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) annual conference.

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McGuigan Wines takes the 'craft' route with new duo

Published:  20 May, 2018

McGuigan Wines has launched a wine range designed to tap the boom for ‘craft’ products.

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LWF: Lanchester launches Italian duo to challenge conventional packaging

Published:  20 May, 2018

Lanchester Wines unveiled a premium Italian wine duo today at the London Wine Fair (LWF).

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Gonzales Byass signs distribution deal with Domaine Jones

Published:  20 May, 2018

Gonzales Byass has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Languedoc-Roussillon winery Domaine Jones.

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Siglo to receive a "new lease of life" following Pernod sale

Published:  18 May, 2018

One of the original Rioja brands to make a splash in the UK is changing hands and is due to be revitalised with a whole new look.

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The week that was

Published:  18 May, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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2016 Ports debut at London preview

Published:  18 May, 2018

Purity, precision and terroir were very much the buzz words at the 2016 Vintage Port Preview Tasting in London on May 17, where Symington Family Estates, The Fladgate Partnership and Quinta do Noval collaborated to show wines from the recently and unanimously declared 2016 vintage.

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Cono Sur targets foodies with new TV ads

Published:  18 May, 2018

Leading Chilean winery Cono Sur has launched a major new primetime TV ad campaign highlighting wine and food, which is set to reach 13 million viewers over six months.

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