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Seedlip launches into Waitrose

Published:  18 September, 2018

Seedlip, the distilled non-alcoholic spirit, has launched its range into Waitrose supermarkets in what has been described as a “milestone”.

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Majestic Wine launches Sake campaign

Published:  18 September, 2018

Majestic Wine is launching a campaign to encourage consumption of Japanese rice wine Sake after introducing three new products to its range.

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Condor Wines agrees deal with Bouchon Family Wines

Published:  18 September, 2018

Condor Wines, the specialist South American wine importer, has agreed a partnership with Chilean wine producer Bouchon Family Wines.

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House of Townend chairman John E Townend dies

Published:  17 September, 2018

John E Townend, chairman of wine merchants House of Townend has died.

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Berry Bros & Rudd sees sales rise

Published:  17 September, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has seen sales rise by £16M, for the year ending 31 March 2018.

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Gin sales smash records

Published:  17 September, 2018

Brits bought almost 60M bottles of gin in 12 months – worth over £1.6bn and up 38% on last year, the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has revealed.

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Holiday season boosts eating-out market

Published:  16 September, 2018

Britain’s managed pub and restaurant groups saw collective like-for-like sales edge up 0.6% in August, according to the latest figures from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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La Compagnie de La Burgondie secures first major UK off-trade listing

Published:  16 September, 2018

La Compagnie de La Burgondie has secured its first major UK off-trade deal.

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Johnny Walker Blue Label voted the top luxury alcohol brand globally

Published:  14 September, 2018

Johnny Walker Blue Label was voted the top luxury brand globally, followed by Louis XIII and Richard Hennessy, in the Kadence International Luxury Study.

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Prosecco continues to lead sparkling wine category

Published:  14 September, 2018

Sparkling wine continues to grow with Prosecco leading the category and English fizz remaining on the rise, according to The Wine Intelligence Sparkling Wine in the UK Market 2018 Report.

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The week that was

Published:  13 September, 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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Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective launch lays down gauntlet to UK and US buyers

Published:  13 September, 2018

Be prepared to pay more or risk losing top Stellenbosch Cabernets to the Asian market was one of the messages to UK and US buyers at the launch of the Stellenbosch Cabernet Collective at Cape Wine 2018.

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Duck Pond sells out

Published:  13 September, 2018

Iconic wine estate Duck Pond Cellars has been sold to a corporate investor.

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IMW appoints Adrian Garforth MW chairman

Published:  12 September, 2018

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has appointed Adrian Garforth MW as its new chairman.

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Cape Wine 2018 calls to address challenge of profitability with investment in training and people

Published:  12 September, 2018

Sustainability in both economic and human terms was outlined as the key challenge facing Cape winemakers at the opening conference of Cape Wine 2018.

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Vinoteca Soho forced out by licencing difficulties

Published:  12 September, 2018

Vintoeca has called time on its Soho venue after pressure from the local authority meant either changing its business model or closing its doors.

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SITT set for Leeds launch as it gears up for Autumn tastings

Published:  12 September, 2018

Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) is gearing up for its popular Autumn tastings including its first event in Leeds.

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CyT hopes to steal share from other alcohol categories with NPD

Published:  12 September, 2018

Concha y Toro (CyT) has launched the first in a line of NPD developed to attract consumers currently shopping within spirits, premium ciders and beers to the wine category.

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Vignerons de Tutiac and the Vignerons d’Uni-Médoc join forces in strategic alliance

Published:  12 September, 2018

Vignerons de Tutiac and the Vignerons d’Uni-Médoc have joined forces to form a ‘strategic Bordeaux union’.

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Wines of Germany reveals 31 Days of German Riesling winners

Published:  12 September, 2018

Wines of Germany has announced the winners of this year’s 31 Days of Riesling campaign.

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