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Harvey Nichols launches first range of pre-mixed cocktails

Published:  29 August, 2019

Harvey Nichols has launched its first range of pre-mixed cocktails comprising three classic styles - Old Fashioned, Vesper Martini and Negroni.

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Prestige Champagne fizzes as sub-£20 falls

Published:  29 August, 2019

Research has shown that Champagne is experiencing continued uplift at the premium end of the spectrum, with brands leading the category to a higher average price per bottle.

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South African wine industry refutes use of illegal pesticides

Published:  29 August, 2019

The South African wine industry has refuted allegations made by “certain labour groups” that wine grape producers in the country are using illegal pesticides that are harmful to farm workers.

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Looking Ahead: James Hocking, founder, James Hocking Wine

Published:  29 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities.

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Looking ahead: Ade McKeon, Accolade Wines

Published:  29 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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English sparkling encouraged to tap into “moderation, local, and craft” as sales dip

Published:  28 August, 2019

A new report has suggested that English sparkling wine ticks all the right boxes to help reverse something of a slump in sales of sparkling wine over the past year – the first time this has happened in a decade.

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Devon start-up launches non-alcoholic gin alternative

Published:  28 August, 2019

Devon start-up Sea Arch Spirits has launched its first product in the shape of a non-alcoholic gin alternative to tap the burgeoning no/low category.

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New Zealand Winegrowers and WSET sign up for global partnership

Published:  28 August, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust has a new financial backer in the form of New Zealand Winegrowers, which has become one of the educator’s corporate patrons.

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Looking Ahead: Matt Tipping, commercial director, Jeroboams

Published:  28 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities.

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Harpers Wine Stars 2020 open for entry and early bird discount

Published:  28 August, 2019

Harpers Wine Stars 2020 has officially opened entries into the first 2020 tasting, offering early bird discounts available on entries - up to 40% off - with bulk volume discounts also applying.

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Calvet headline wine partner of this year’s LRF

Published:  27 August, 2019

French wine brand Calvet has been confirmed as the headline wine partner of this year’s London Restaurant Festival (LRF).

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More segmentation around Christmas needed as trading up accelerates

Published:  27 August, 2019

Pernod Ricard is encouraging retailers and on-trade operators to think about Christmas in a series of moments and occasions that run throughout October, November and December, with different opportunities at different points through the three-month period.

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The Really Good Whisky Company launches auction services

Published:  27 August, 2019

The Really Good Whisky Company has launched a service to help users sell their whisky collections in a more “flexible and profitable” way than traditional online auctions.

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International demand for New Zealand shows no sign of slowing

Published:  27 August, 2019

International demand for New Zealand wine is showing no sign of slowing, with total export up 6% to a record $1.83bn, on volumes up 5% to 270 million litres, for the year ended June 2019, according to the 2019 Annual Report of New Zealand Winegrowers.

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Two to three big Christmases left for gin amid premium spirits boom

Published:  23 August, 2019

Pernod Ricard is banking on another big hurrah for gin growth this festive season, with its on-going popularity and major presence in the UK’s cocktail culture helping to boost growth of premium spirits.

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US arm of Naked Wines named ‘best wine club’

Published:  23 August, 2019

Nakedwines.com, the US arm of Naked Wines, has been awarded ‘Best Wine Club’ 2019 in the USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards.

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Bibendum to offer free wine training

Published:  23 August, 2019

Bibendum is set to offer free wine training as part of WSET’s Wine Education Week.

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Low- and no-alcohol serves can help curb peer-pressure drinking

Published:  22 August, 2019

Licensees have a big role to play in reducing pressure on consumers to drink more than they want to, alcohol education charity Drinkaware has said.

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New MD for Louis Latour Chablis vineyards

Published:  22 August, 2019

Paul Espitalié has been appointed managing director of Chablis vineyard Simonnet-Febvre, owned by Maison Louis Latour.

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Harpers 50 Best Indies to be announced

Published:  22 August, 2019

The countdown is on to the big reveal of the UK’s 50 Best Indies awards on 9th September.

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