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Billecart-Salmon UK appoints Chris Crosby as vice president

Published:  27 March, 2019

Billecart-Salmon UK has appointed on-trade specialist Chris Crosby to the role of vice president.

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Gap in recycling offers huge opportunity for brand owners and retailers

Published:  26 March, 2019

Concerns over health and safety are hampering the use of recycled materials in food in drink, new research has suggested.

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The Bottle Shop goes under

Published:  26 March, 2019

The Bottle Shop has called in the administrators and shut the business with immediate effect following a tough few months.

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs unveils top young somm, chef and winner of Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy

Published:  26 March, 2019

The Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has unveiled the winners of its Young Sommelier and Young Chef awards 2019, alongside the winner of the first Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy.

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The Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato reports volume drop

Published:  25 March, 2019

The Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato has reported a decrease in overall volume of bottling compared to 2017, but said 2018 was “a very positive year” for Monferrato wine.

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Sainsbury’s Asda merger “unlikely” to impact consumer choice as supermarkets offer to unload 150 stores

Published:  25 March, 2019

The tie-up between Britain’s second and third largest supermarkets will have no detrimental impact on the diverse and “quick to adapt” supermarket sector, it has been suggested.

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Food and drink exports growth slows to crawl but gin and whisky fly the flag

Published:  25 March, 2019

Overall UK food and drinks exports slowed to a crawl in 2018, but gin and whisky continued to fly the flag – each growing in both value and volume.

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AB InBev puts Budweiser front and centre for UK rebrand

Published:  25 March, 2019

AB InBev has changed its name to Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I.

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Relevance of Chilean wine in Japan starting to slow, survey suggests

Published:  25 March, 2019

The relevance of Chilean wine in Japan, the country’s top imported wine, has started to slow down, according to the latest Landscapes report from Wine Intelligence.

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Majestic to close stores as part of major rebrand that will see it ditch the Majestic name

Published:  25 March, 2019

Majestic Wine is planning an overhaul of the business that will see the Majestic name disappear as part of plans to focus on its online and international reach via its Naked arm.

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JF Hillebrand denies suspending collections from EU countries

Published:  22 March, 2019

JF Hillebrand has denied that it has suspended collections from EU countries following reports stating such.

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Santa Rita half way to launch first wave of wines following WiSe project

Published:  22 March, 2019

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) is launching the first wave of wines from the ‘new’ vines it planted five years ago as part of its quality driven WiSe project.

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Bacardi reveals UK cocktail competition finalist

Published:  22 March, 2019

Bristol based bartender Chelsie Bailey has been revealed as the UK finalist in the 2019 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition. She will now compete at the global final in Amsterdam in May.

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William Grant & Sons’ brings back ‘Unwrapped’ tour

Published:  22 March, 2019

William Grant & Sons’ UK Brand Ambassador team is extending its “industry-leading initiative” Unwrapped: The Other Side of Bartending – to Bristol, Manchester and London in 2019.

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The week that was

Published:  22 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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Prowein: Yellow Tail turns focus on rosé as red and white boom

Published:  21 March, 2019

Casella Family Brands (CFB) Europe is turning its focus on growing its rosé wine in the UK market as it records burgeoning sales across its red and white ranges.

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Caorunn Gin marks anniversary by launching cocktail competition

Published:  21 March, 2019

Caorunn gin has launched an international cocktail competition, the 10 Year Switch, to celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

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Lizzy Rudd confirmed to stay on at helm of BBR

Published:  21 March, 2019

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has confirmed that Lizzy Rudd will maintain her role as executive chairman at the family-owned St James wine merchant.

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GinKing kicks off wave of NPD

Published:  21 March, 2019

GinKing will add a range of new variants to its portfolio this spring, starting with the launch of GinKing Original Rosé.

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Georgia expands UK promo campaign

Published:  21 March, 2019

The National Wine Agency of Georgia has announced an expanded promotional campaign for the UK market in 2019.

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