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Ridgeview Beauty Bar opens at South Lodge’s new Spa

Published:  20 March, 2019

Ridgeview has opened a ‘Beauty Bar’ at a new £15 million spa by Exclusive Hotels at South Lodge.

Guests at the spa will be able to enjoy beauty treatments whilst enjoying a glass of Ridgeview from the UK’s only sparkling wine Enoflute dispenser.

“Working with Ridgeview is the true definition of a partnership,” said Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Hotels and Venues.

“We are thrilled for Ridgeview to be represented in such a unique way,” said Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview CEO.

“It’s great working with the whole Exclusive team with their vision and passion. This amazing spa is so beautiful, it’s sure to become a Sussex destination.” 

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Billecart-Salmon, Nicolas Feuillatte and Greyfriars reveal new editions

Published:  20 March, 2019

Billecart-Salmon has released two Champagnes, Nicolas Feuillatte has introduced a new Champagne Terroir Premier Cru and Greyfriars Vineyard has released a limited edition Blanc de Noirs.

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Northern Hospitality announces Power List winners

Published:  20 March, 2019

The Kuits NRB Top Fifty 2019 has been revealed at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2019.

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ARAEX brings ‘super-premium’ focus to Rioja Alavesa

Published:  19 March, 2019

Spanish wine group ARAEX Grands has unveiled a €300 Rioja from Alavesa in a move to create an iconic wine from the sub-region.

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Blossom Hill aims to inject growth into wine category with sparkling gin

Published:  19 March, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has revealed the UK launch of Blossom Hill Gin Fizz in a “ground-breaking move set to inject crucial innovation and growth into the wine category”.

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Prowein: Nyetimber prepares to step up presence in ‘traditional’ sparkling wine producing countries

Published:  19 March, 2019

Nyetimber has recruited an international area sales manager for Europe as part of plans to increase its presence in the traditional sparkling wine producing countries.

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Hallgarten adds Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel to Spanish portfolio

Published:  19 March, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added Ribera del Duero producer Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel to its Spanish portfolio.  

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Baur au Lac’s Marc Almert awarded Best Sommelier in the World

Published:  19 March, 2019

Marc Almert, head sommelier at Baur au Lac, has been awarded Best Sommelier in the World at a ceremony held by the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (ASI) in Antwerp.

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Prowein: Angelo Gaja wins Winemaker’s Winemaker accolade

Published:  18 March, 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has named Angelo Gaja as the 2019 recipient of the Winemakers’ Winemaker award, which is chosen by a panel of winemaking peers that comprise MWs who are winemakers and the award’s past winners.

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Prowein: Penfolds tops ranking at Agile Media’s The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2019

Published:  18 March, 2019

The World’s Most Admired Wine Brands 2019 has seen Penfolds top the poll for the fist time since 2016.

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Prowein: Record Champagne turnover, but UK and France still in decline

Published:  18 March, 2019

Total turnover for Champagne reached a new high of €4.9 billion in 2018, up 0.3% on 2017, although volumes fell by 0.8% to 301.9 million bottles.

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Prowein: Cellier des Dauphins unveils new design and trail of NPD

Published:  18 March, 2019

Rhône wine brand Cellier des Dauphins has been been given an overhaul including a new design and a trail of NPD.

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Australian consumers are evolving, says report

Published:  18 March, 2019

Australian drinkers have changed since 2016, according to the latest Portraits report from Wine Intelligence.

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Concours Mondial Du Sauvignon reveals winners

Published:  18 March, 2019

France was the big winner at the 2019 Concours Mondial Du Sauvignon after it scooped 157 medals, 24% more than it did in 2018.

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Wine Stars Awards opens up to host of new countries

Published:  15 March, 2019

Harpers Wine Stars Awards is inviting entries from Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, to join established category England and Wales, at the next round of judging this Spring, with the entry deadline on 16 April.

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Bancroft signs deal as exclusive distributor of Heartland Wines

Published:  15 March, 2019

Bancroft Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Heartland Wines with effect from 25th March.

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Hardys weighs into alcohol free market

Published:  15 March, 2019

Top selling UK wine brand Hardys has tapped into the fast growing market for low and no alcohol with the launch of an Alcohol Free Chardonnay addition to the range.

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Benevolent Ball raises £50,000

Published:  15 March, 2019

The Benevolent Ball, held at new venue the Natural History Museum last night, raised £50,000 for the industry charity.

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The week that was

Published:  15 March, 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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Diageo World Class strips out semi-finals for “streamlined” admissions

Published:  15 March, 2019

Diageo Reserve has taken out several steps in the admissions process for its World Class bartender competition, promising to make it easier than ever for up and coming talent to apply.

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