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BRC reports ‘staggering’ fall in retail sales

Published:  04 June, 2019

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has recorded the biggest sales decline on record and warned the issues facing UK high streets require “urgent attention”.

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The Benevolent hails social media success

Published:  03 June, 2019

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent has said it “smashed” social media with the hashtag #benevolentcolours after it called on the industry to support its ‘It could be me’ campaign.

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Boutinot reveals rise in sales and profits

Published:  03 June, 2019

Boutinot has reported turnover increased to £139.6 million for the year ending 31 August 2018, up 4.5% on the previous year.

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Boiler Room and Pernod Ricard team up for new festival

Published:  03 June, 2019
 

Boiler Room, the music and culture platform, has joined forces with Pernod Ricard to launch the Boiler Room Festival, which will take place in London, Los Angeles and Johannesburg.

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Koerner brothers win Young Gun of Wine award

Published:  03 June, 2019

Damon and Jono Koerner, from Koerner Wine in the Clare Valley, have won the 2019 Riedel Young Gun of Wine award at the 13th Young Gun of Wine awards.

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Diageo reveals GB World Class finalists

Published:  31 May, 2019

Diageo Reserve has revealed the names of the 20 British bartenders who will compete for its GB World Class bartender of the year 2019 award.

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The week that was

Published:  31 May, 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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Alcohol sales fall worldwide, but with recovery to follow, predicts the IWSR

Published:  31 May, 2019

Global alcohol consumption fell back by 1.6% in 2018, according to new data from the IWSR, with some 27.6 billion nine-litre cases being consumed.

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Old world wines dominate on-trade in China, new research shows

Published:  31 May, 2019

Wines from France and Italy dominate the on-trade in China, according to the first in-depth research into the Chinese on-trade market.

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WBWE targets fast growing thirst for bulk in China

Published:  31 May, 2019

World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) has launched its first Chinese edition in the northern port city of Yantai in response to the booming market for bulk wine imports into China.

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Bacchus symposium de-codes potential of English wine’s “flag bearer”

Published:  30 May, 2019

Experimentation is the key to unlocking the potential of Bacchus, which is fast becoming a “flag bearer” for English wine, industry experts have said.

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Nyetimber gears up for summer with campaign

Published:  30 May, 2019

Nyetimber has launched a new marketing campaign designed to communicate the “authenticity, elegance and grace” of the sparkling English wine brand across the summer.

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Chapel Down reports strong sales growth

Published:  30 May, 2019

Chapel Down has announced a 10% increase in total annual sales to £13 million boosted by a record-breaking harvest.

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Rémy Cointreau to buy the Maison de Cognac JR Brillet

Published:  30 May, 2019

Rémy Cointreau has announced it is to acquire the Maison de Cognac JR Brillet and part of its vineyard estate for an undisclosed sum.

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Grey Goose claims ‘world first’ with sub-zero draught tap

Published:  30 May, 2019

Premium vodka Grey Goose has launched a “pioneering” sub-zero draught tap system it claims puts it at the “forefront of innovation” within the drinks business.

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Wolf Blass kicks off cricket world cup campaign with £1m push

Published:  29 May, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is gearing up for a summer of sport with Wolf Blass - the official wine partner of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, with a £1 million push.

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Symington reveals first wines made outside the Douro

Published:  29 May, 2019

The Symington family has launched the first wines from its new project at Quinta da Fonte Souto in the Portalegre sub-region of the Alentejo in southern Portugal.

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Indigo adds Bodega Lanzaga to its portfolio

Published:  29 May, 2019

Spanish specialist Indigo Wine has signed a deal as the UK distributor of Telmo Rodríguez and Pablo Eguzkiza’s Bodega Lanzaga – the duo’s visionary project to restore special historic vineyard sites in Rioja.

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Vagabond sets down sixth site in Paddington

Published:  29 May, 2019

Vagabond is gearing up for its latest launch, which will this time see its wine-focused proposition expand to include a breakfast menu.

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The Wine Rascals partners with Alexander Wines to enter Scotland

Published:  29 May, 2019

The Wine Rascals has partnered with Alexander Wines marking the company’s Scottish debut.

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