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Diageo identifies low and no alcohol as number one trend for 2019

Published:  12 October, 2018

Diageo’s The Future of Drinks trends session at its World Class global bartending finals in Berlin earlier this week predicted that low and no alcohol alternatives would continue to grow, with younger consumers driving the change.

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Waitrose introduces 100 new lines to bolster premium position

Published:  12 October, 2018

“Functional booze is not our game. We need to tell a story,” says Pierpaolo Petrassi, head of buying, beers, wines and spirits at Waitrose.

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The week that was

Published:  12 October, 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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Jeroboams snaps up Prohibition Wines

Published:  11 October, 2018

A new challenge is on the horizon for London merchant Jeroboams Wines, which is set to take over the reigns of Prohibition Wines in Muswell Hill.

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Bodega Argento targets UK on-trade as it becomes Mendoza’s largest organic producer

Published:  11 October, 2018

Organic winemaking has gone mainstream in recent years as producers aim to keep abreast of health conscious and sustainability trends.

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Ditch vanilla approach to engage millennials

Published:  11 October, 2018

On-trade operators at Bar Convent were urged to ditch a “vanilla” approach in favour of taking a more political stance with the brands they pour and activities they run.

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Prosecco DOC reports ‘exceptional’ harvest

Published:  11 October, 2018

The Tutelary Consortium for Prosecco DOC has announced an “exceptional” vintage for this year’s harvest.

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SWA calls on Chancellor to support Scotch

Published:  11 October, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has called on the government not to increase excise duty in the Autumn Budget.

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Schloss Gobelsburg urges Austrian winemakers to adopt ‘Champenoise’ approach to distribution

Published:  10 October, 2018

The Austrian fine wine industry has been urged to adopt a more 'Champenoise' approach to distribution by leading producer Schloss Gobelsburg.

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MHW expands to quench thirst for US craft products in Europe

Published:  10 October, 2018

US importer and service provider MHW has launched a European platform in a bid to open up the market to American wine, beer, cider and spirits looking to realize their export goals.

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Stannary St Wine Co appoints co-head of private client sales

Published:  10 October, 2018

Specialist online wine merchant Stannary St Wine Co has appointed wine expert and current MW candidate Sara Guiducci to the newly created position of co-head of private client sales.

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The Benevolent presents ‘safeguarding mental health’ recommendations

Published:  10 October, 2018

The Benevolent has presented its first set of recommendations designed to help safeguard the mental health of employees’ in the UK drinks trade.

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JF Hillebrand launches new digital customer platform

Published:  09 October, 2018

JF Hillebrand has launched a new digital customer platform designed to provide a ‘seamless journey’.

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International Beverage appoints new marketing director

Published:  09 October, 2018

International Beverage has appointed Cara Chambers as its new marketing director, taking over from Karen Walker.

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Bar Convent Berlin

Published:  09 October, 2018

With its new three day format and increasingly international reach, Bar Convent Berlin (BCB) shines spotlight on professionalism, mentoring and entrepreneurial skills.

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The Wine Scholar Guild adds Spanish programme to scholarship portfolio

Published:  09 October, 2018

The Wine Scholar Guild has added a Spain specific programme to its portfolio of scholarships developed for wine educators.

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Enotria adds three agencies

Published:  08 October, 2018

Enotria & Coe has added two new additions to its portfolio – Aussie producer Chaffey Bros and Kir-Yianni from Greece, while Italian winery Brancaia has returned to the fold.

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Students looking for jobs in hospitality on the up

Published:  08 October, 2018

The number of students looking for jobs in the hospitality sector has surged as the new academic year approaches.

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Sommelier of the Year scoops international title

Published:  08 October, 2018

Aymeric Pollenne, of Hide and currently the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Sommelier of the Year, has beaten stiff competition to win the overall International Young Sommelier 2018 title.

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The Gin Guild welcomes 23 new members

Published:  08 October, 2018

The Gin Guild has welcomed 23 new members to its fold boosting its membership to 300.

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