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Avallen and Bon Coeur latest Sustainability Charter recruits

Published:  20 March, 2023

Avallen Spirits and Bon Coeur Fine Wines are the latest signatories to Harpers Sustainability Charter, bringing yet more momentum to the appetite for change across the UK drinks world.

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National Wine Agency of Georgia reveals 2023 UK campaign

Published:  20 March, 2023

The 2023 Wines of Georgia campaign run by Swirl Wine Group on behalf of the National Wine Agency of Georgia, has been launched. The campaign, which includes a Trade & Press Tasting in London on 23 May, will further develop the growing market for Georgian wines in the UK.

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Prosecco DOC announces record shipments to UK

Published:  20 March, 2023

The Prosecco DOC Consortium announced record shipments to the UK in 2022, importing 130 million bottles, a 3.5% increase on 2021 volumes. 

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Dr. Laura Catena wins the first Old Vine Hero Award

Published:  20 March, 2023

The co-founders of The Old Vine Conference announced the winner of the first Old Vine Hero Award last week, during a ceremony in London.

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Spotlight on the women of CEE at 67 Pall Mall

Published:  20 March, 2023

Women winemakers of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) were at the centre of a first-of-its kind tasting in London this week, which dove into some of the more esoteric parts of Europe’s winemaking map, spanning Moldova, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania and Hungary.

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Jascots adds Sartarelli to portfolio

Published:  17 March, 2023

Jascots Wine Merchants has added producer Sartarelli to its 750-strong portfolio, strengthening its Italian reach with this Marche-based estate.

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Austria’s wine exports hit a high, but Brexit Britain proves 'challenging'

Published:  17 March, 2023

Austrian wine exports reached a record level in 2022 in terms of value, with Canada, the US and northern Europe among the thirstiest markets.

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Daou brothers turn attention to Tuscany

Published:  17 March, 2023

Daou Family Estates has expanded its reach with the purchase of an as yet unnamed property in Tuscany.

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Argento’s biodiversity index paves the way for an organic future

Published:  16 March, 2023

Major Argentinian winemaker Bodega Argento is sharing the results of a compelling biodiversity study which aims to put flora, fauna and vine management in harmonious step, as it works to convert its entire estate to certified organic status.

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Ecommerce and premium offer opportunities in ‘challenging’ wine market

Published:  16 March, 2023

The latest analyses of the global wine market by IWSR offers some positives, though set against the prediction that the trend to drink less and drink less often will continue.

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CVNE folds Rías Baixas winery into portfolio

Published:  16 March, 2023

Rioja group CVNE has acquired Bodegas La Val in Rías Baixas, taking the number of wineries in its portfolio to eight.

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Budget misery for UK drinks trade

Published:  15 March, 2023

The trade is facing what has been dubbed a ‘double-pronged tax hike’ following the UK’s Spring Budget earlier this week (15 March), with the freeze on alcohol duty increases to end on 1 August 2023.

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Guidalberto steps out of Sassicaia shadow as ‘standalone wine’

Published:  15 March, 2023

Tenuta San Guido is looking to reposition its Guildaberto label as a significant Tuscan icon in its own right, according to the estate’s Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta.

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Jeroboams ups Argentine reach with Achaval Ferrer

Published:  15 March, 2023

Leading Argentine producer Achaval Ferrer has joined Jeroboams, which will now act as its exclusive UK agent.

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Top German sales boom for Howard Ripley

Published:  15 March, 2023

Specialist merchant Howard Ripley Wines has reported a 50% jump in its German En Primeur campaign this year, reflecting a general acceleration of German sales in recent years.

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Spain now has confidence to ‘walk naked in the street’

Published:  14 March, 2023

Champions of Spain’s diversity articulate a wine scene that has for some time been generating excitement, revealing an increasingly compelling collective offer, with individuality, accessibility and sense of place to the fore. The country has been dubbed by some as the ‘New World of the Old’, in recognition of its ongoing innovation.

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Grandes Pagos de España launches global Terroir Workshop

Published:  14 March, 2023

Leading Spanish producer association, Grandes Pagos de España (GPE), has launched a global education program which puts the country’s ‘grand crus’ front and centre.

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‘Super stealth tax’ looms via Spring Budget

Published:  14 March, 2023

Industry heads are warning that wine drinkers could face rocketing prices if the chancellor goes ahead with a double-pronged tax hike, likely to be announced at tomorrow’s Spring Budget.

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Last call for Folding Sustainability into the Boardroom webinar

Published:  13 March, 2023

Harpers is diving into sustainability and how to positively impact boardroom culture during tomorrow’s webinar, taking place on Zoom from 10am to 11am.

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Wine Society targets ambitious carbon reduction pathways

Published:  13 March, 2023

The Wine Society has conducted what is describes as a “root and branch investigation” into its carbon footprint to help better define a roadmap to seriously curtailed Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.

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