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Maximum of 1% of Australia’s total vineyard area damaged by fires to date

Published:  07 January, 2020

Wine Australia has said that, while the “toll on individuals cannot be underestimated and should not be downplayed”, a review of fire maps suggests a maximum of around 1,500ha of vineyards fall within the regions affected by the current bushfires to date.

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Xmas high-street sales falter but Majestic and Aldi thrive

Published:  07 January, 2020

Despite mixed results from the BWS sector over the Christmas trading period, some retailers were able to buck the trend.

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London restaurateurs call for wine duty cut

Published:  07 January, 2020

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Henschke drops Enotria for Liberty Wines

Published:  06 January, 2020

Iconic family-owned Australian wine producer Henschke has appointed Liberty Wines as its UK agent.

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Black Chalk expands into vineyards

Published:  06 January, 2020

Hampshire winery Black Chalk has leased four vineyard sites from Fullerton Estate in the Test Valley.

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The "Pope of Beaujolais" dies

Published:  06 January, 2020

Legendary Beaujolais wine merchant Georges Duboeuf has died.

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Click to head sales at Ste Michelle

Published:  06 January, 2020

Wine entrepreneur Peter Click has joined Washington State winery Ste Michelle Wine Estates as vice president of international sales.

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CyT first wine producer to certify its native forests under FSC standards

Published:  03 January, 2020

Concha y Toro (CyT) has announced it has become the first wine producer to certify its native forests under Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards - a certification for the owners of forests who aim to ensure their conservation.

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Artisanal Oz and Georgia among diverse new agencies for Berkmann

Published:  03 January, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars has ushered in the new year with the addition of five new agencies to its portfolio.

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Gareth Bath steps down as Chapel Down beer MD

Published:  03 January, 2020

Gareth Bath has stepped down from his position as MD of Chapel Down’s beer and cider arm, Curious Brewery.

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Harvey Nichols adds single barrel English whisky

Published:  03 January, 2020

Harvey Nichols has expanded its own label spirits portfolio with a peated Burgundy cask single barrel English whisky.

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Mirabeau enters spirits sector with rosé gin

Published:  02 January, 2020

Mirabeau has launched a rosé gin marking the rosé specialists first foray into spirits.

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Artisanal spirits drive double-digit Halewood growth

Published:  02 January, 2020

Halewood Wines and Spirits has reported double-digit annual growth boosted by a strong performance from several of its key artisanal spirits brands, including Whitley Neill Gin.

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Liqueur sales hit £1.3bn

Published:  02 January, 2020

Sales of liqueurs have hit their highest level to date with 43 million bottles sold across the on and off-trade in the last 12 months, equating to £1.3bn.

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Hazel Murphy remembered as champion of Australian wine

Published:  02 January, 2020

The trade awoke to a new year with the sad news that Hazel Murphy AM had passed away on 1 January.

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Wine Paris unveils new initiative

Published:  20 December, 2019

Wine Paris has unveiled a new initiative designed to inform stakeholders of the “evolution of the global wine marketplace”.

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Mangrove appoints on-trade sales director

Published:  20 December, 2019

Mangrove UK has promoted its current South sales manager Chris Pollard to on-trade sales director.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Harpers

Published:  20 December, 2019

As we hurtle towards the end of 2019 and a new decade, the Harpers team would like to wish all in the trade a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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Wine in a can? Well yes, maybe…

Published:  20 December, 2019

Neil Anderson sizes up new research on what the Y & Z generations want from a tin of vino

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Brockmans appoints former Jägermeister executive as MD

Published:  19 December, 2019

English gin producer Brockmans has appointed former Mast-Jägermeister and Russian Standard Vodka executive Guy Lawrence to the newly created role of MD as part of its ambitious plans to double sale in five years.

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