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Gerard Basset passes away

Published:  17 January, 2019

Harpers is saddened to hear that Gerard Basset has lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 January.

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Liberty pushes into new frontiers ahead of Brexit

Published:  16 January, 2019

An English winemaker, a French winemaker and an Italian winemaker walk into a winebar.

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Growth in US wine consumption slowing as millennials turn away

Published:  16 January, 2019

The steady growth of the US wine market may be coming to an end as the frequency of consumption among younger consumers declines, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

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Naked Wines awards Plumpton student £9,000 bursary

Published:  16 January, 2019

Naked Wines has announced it will award a Plumpton College wine student a £9,000 bursary as part of its 10th birthday celebrations.

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Cognac reports record export growth

Published:  15 January, 2019

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has reported record export growth for Cognac across both value and volume.

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Festive period provides cheer for on-trade

Published:  15 January, 2019

Managed pubs and restaurants saw a 4.1% collective like-for-like sales increase across the festive season compared to the same period the prevous year. 

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Distell names new premium wine company

Published:  15 January, 2019

South African juggernaut Distell has officially announced the launch of its new premium wine division which will go by the name Libertas Vineyards and Estates.

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Jago steps down as CEO of Berry Bros & Rudd

Published:  14 January, 2019

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has announced chief executive officer Dan Jago is stepping down.

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Liberty takes on Piper-Heidsieck

Published:  14 January, 2019

Liberty Wines is bolstering its Champagne portfolio by taking on distribution for Piper-Heidsieck.

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Greencroft on target to become largest UK bottling operation

Published:  14 January, 2019

Major investment by Lanchester Wine Cellars in its bottling subsidiary Greencroft is to see production boosted from 100 million litres in 2018 to a capacity of between 3-400 million litres by early 2020.

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31Dover director Jay Swanborough resigns

Published:  14 January, 2019

Jay Swanborough, director of ecommerce, operations and marketing for 31Dover, has resigned.

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New Benevolent chair Michael Saunders calls for ‘more regular donations’

Published:  14 January, 2019

Michael Saunders, chief executive officer of Bibendum PLB and new head of The Benevolent, has called on ‘more regular donations’ from members of the industry.

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Babydoll gears up for UK push

Published:  14 January, 2019

Babydoll wines from New Zealand, part of Yealands Estate, is gearing up to increase its UK presence with a new campaign and its first appearance at the annual ‘Flavours of New Zealand’ tasting taking place this week.

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Paulo Amorim receives Chevalier dans l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole award

Published:  14 January, 2019

The French government has awarded Paulo Amorim with the Chevalier dans l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole – a merit bestowed for outstanding contributions to agriculture.

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WSTA calls for wine tariffs suspension to avoid ‘no deal’ price hikes

Published:  11 January, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the government to temporarily suspend wine tariffs to prevent prices rocketing in the event of a ‘no deal' Brexit .

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The week that was

Published:  11 January, 2019

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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Sustainability key to future success, predicts The Change Group

Published:  11 January, 2019


 

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Halewood Wines & Spirits not dialling down wine despite ramping up spirits

Published:  10 January, 2019

Liverpool-based wine and spirit producer Halewood Wines & Spirits has denied it is slowing down its wine business after several moves this year to boost its international spirits profile and selling off its “loss making” Romanian wine arm.

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Côtes du Rhône declares 2018 ‘outstanding’ vintage

Published:  10 January, 2019

Côtes du Rhône has declared the 2018 vintage as ‘outstanding' marking the fourth in a series of such quality for the AOC.

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Maison Albert Bichot appoints Guillaume Deglise as new CEO

Published:  10 January, 2019

Maison Albert Bichot has appointed previous head of Vinexpo Guillaume Deglise as its new CEO.

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