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Bodegas Protos unveils DO Cigales rosé project

Published:  23 September, 2020

Bodegas Protos has made its first foray into DO Cigales with a new winery specifically designed to produce rosé.   

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Jascots adds three producers to Spanish portfolio

Published:  23 September, 2020

Jascots Wine Merchants has strengthened its Spanish portfolio with three new producers.

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UKH: “Cumulative effect of new restrictions hugely damaging”

Published:  23 September, 2020

The industry has called on the government for immediate and wide-ranging support following the latest hospitality restrictions imposed on the on-trade. 

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PM: “New restrictions by no means a return to full lockdown but could apply for six months”

Published:  22 September, 2020

PM Boris Johnson has confirmed a new 10pm closure rule, and table service only, across the on-trade from this Thursday. 

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CEBR warns 10pm closure order could reverse economic recovery

Published:  22 September, 2020

The planned introduction of a 10pm closure order could reverse the country’s economic recovery, the Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has warned.

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Oastbrook Estate releases second vintage Pinot Gris

Published:  22 September, 2020

Oastbrook Estate in Sussex has released its second vintage Pinot Gris 2019. 

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APPG report lays bare “disastrous impact” of VI-1s

Published:  22 September, 2020

A new report from a committee of MPs into the impact of VI-1 wine import certificates has warned that the red tape will cause chaos and price hikes.

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New 10pm closure order "another crushing blow”

Published:  22 September, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has described the planned introduction of a 10pm closure order and compulsory table service for on-site sales across England as “another crushing blow” to the beleaguered industry. 

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Portman’s new chair sets sights on building membership and advancing thought leadership

Published:  21 September, 2020

Philip Rycroft, the new chair at Portman Group, used his first interview in his new role to outline his vision for expanding the reach and success of the industry regulatory body.

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Louis Jadot unveils Bourgogne Côte d’Or Rouge wine

Published:  21 September, 2020

Maison Louis Jadot has launched a new wine, Bourgogne Côte d’Or Rouge, featuring a label designed by students at London’s art and design college, Central Saint Martins. 

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Quinta do Noval white makes UK debut

Published:  21 September, 2020

Quinta do Noval has released its Cedro do Noval white table wine in the UK for the first time.

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67 Pall Mall launches inaugural book

Published:  21 September, 2020

Fine wine club 67 Pall Mall has launched its first book – Wine and Food. The Perfect Match. 

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Sales dip after EOHO ends but trend for early week trading continues

Published:  21 September, 2020

Food and drink sales fell back last week following the end of the Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme and fresh concerns about rising Covid infections, according to new CGA research. 

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Liberty lands new Spanish agencies

Published:  17 September, 2020

Liberty Wines has boosted its Spanish agencies with the addition of sparkling producer Raventós i Blanc and Dominio do Bibei from Ribeira Sacra to its portfolio.

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Majestic unveils ‘Diversity In Wine’ Scholarship

Published:  17 September, 2020

Majestic is launching a new, all expenses paid scholarship to put up to 50 candidates from BAME or diverse backgrounds through their WSET Level 2 qualification.

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WSTA Summit: 2050 is closer than you think

Published:  17 September, 2020

Sustainability initiatives shouldn’t be regarded as a post-Covid pipe dream, the WSTA’s chief executive has said. They are now a vital component of what consumers and investors expect businesses to offer.

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Think Spirits webinar: Constants & Changes in the New Drinks Landscape

Published:  17 September, 2020

Readers are invited to register for the latest in Harpers' ongoing series of business-focused webinars, to run on 22 September at 11.30am as part of our online Think Spirits day.

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Curfew looms for London’s pubs and restaurants

Published:  17 September, 2020

Curfews could see pubs and restaurants close by 10pm, London’s public health chief has warned, as the government aims to curb an escalating spike in infections.

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Restaurant outings rise increasingly driven by all age groups

Published:  17 September, 2020

UK consumer confidence to eat out continues to rise, with 10 million more people visiting bars and restaurants in August over June, with an additional 2.4 million also likely to venture out for the first time during the next fortnight.

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The Long Read: How the impulse channel is altering the retail map

Published:  17 September, 2020

Angela Mount reports on the dramatic growth of wine and alcohol sales in both the impulse and Cash & Carry channels.

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