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‘Moonsoon’ weather costs supermarkets £120m in missed sales

Published:  25 June, 2019

UK supermarkets lost out on more than £120m in missed sales in the past four weeks as growth in the grocery sector continued to slow.

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Santa Rita appoints UK export manager

Published:  24 June, 2019

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has appointed Alex Kennedy to the role of UK export manager.

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Indigo and Goode pair up to deliver Albariño with a difference

Published:  24 June, 2019

Spain specialist Indigo Wines has teamed up with drinks writer Jamie Goode and Daniel Primack of Winerack'd UK for the latest in a growing number of forays into the world of hands on winemaking.

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The Lakes Distillery secures £3.75m investment

Published:  24 June, 2019

The Lakes Distillery has secured a £3.75m investment from a group of investors.

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New deal could pull Oddbins out of administration

Published:  24 June, 2019

Oddbins could be bought back by its former owner European Food Brokers four months after it went into administration.

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Jon Bon Jovi, Jesse Bongiovi and Gérard Bertrand launch Hampton Water Rosé in the UK

Published:  21 June, 2019

Jon Bon Jovi, his son Jesse Bongiovi and Gérard Bertrand have teamed up to launch rosé wine Hampton Water in the UK, available exclusively via Hallgarten & Novum Wines to the on- and off-trade, with an RRP of £19.99 and a trade price of £16.26.

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Casella confirms ‘number of approaches’ for wine brands

Published:  21 June, 2019

Casella Family Brands, owner of Yellow Tail and Peter Lehman, has confirmed it has received “a number of approaches” in relation to its wine brands, but has refuted rumours that it has commenced a sale process.

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Scotch Whisky tourism hits record high

Published:  21 June, 2019

Over 2 million tourists visited Scotch Whisky distilleries in 2018, a record number.

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Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2020 opens for UK entries

Published:  21 June, 2019

Entries are now open for the 2020 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition.

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Berkmann expands Greek portfolio

Published:  21 June, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has expanded its Greek portfolio with the addition of Thymiopoulos Vineyards.

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Brancott Estate brings low calorie and low abv range back to the UK

Published:  21 June, 2019

Brancott Estate is gearing up to re-introduce its low calorie and lighter abv range, Flight Series, to the UK.

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The week that was

Published:  20 June, 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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British Ambassadors call for more British wine and spirits at international events

Published:  20 June, 2019

The UK’s Ambassadors and senior diplomats have said they want to serve more English wine and British gin.

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Former Diageo executive launches botanic wine

Published:  20 June, 2019

A new English sparkling botanic wine created with therapeutic herbs has been launched in the UK.

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Edrington reveals rise in sales and profits

Published:  20 June, 2019

Edrington has reported a 9% increase in core revenue and a 4% rise in profits for the year ending 31 March 2019.

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Kopke and Casa Burmester latest to declare 2017 a vintage year

Published:  20 June, 2019

Kopke and Casa Burmester are the latest Port houses to declare 2017 as a vintage of outstanding quality.  

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Domaines Auriol launches rare organic wines

Published:  20 June, 2019

Organic champion Domaines Auriol has released two organic wines from rare grape varieties.

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Think Gin Awards 2019

Published:  19 June, 2019

Once again our annual Think Gin Awards have crowned the best in the business for their dedication to and innovative promotion of the gin category, with this year’s winners standing proud on this most botanical of platforms.

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Think Gin Debate: Innovation vs Integrity

Published:  19 June, 2019

As flavoured gins continue to drive rapid growth and innovation in the category, concern grows over how to ‘future proof’ the spirit and prevent it becoming a victim of its own success.

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New bottling facility set to open up international markets for artisan producers

Published:  19 June, 2019

A new “state-of-the-art flexible bottling facility” will overcome barriers that have prevented small distillers selling their product overseas and restricted their access to the off trade domestic market, claim its developers.

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