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Hatch Mansfield and Villa Maria latest to support The Drinks Trust

Published:  17 April, 2020

Hatch Mansfield and Villa Maria have become the latest to support The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund.

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Craft breweries take significant lockdown hit

Published:  17 April, 2020

An average 82% drop in beers sales has been recorded by small independent breweries across the UK since the outbreak of Covid-19, according to new Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) research released today  

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Trade associations collectively urge governments to keep food and drink imports and exports flowing

Published:  16 April, 2020

Trade associations from across the UK food and drink supply chain have come together to publish a letter, calling on governments to ensure the continuation of imports and exports of food and drink at this critical time. 

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Five key ways to adjust wine marketing during and after Covid-19

Published:  16 April, 2020

In its latest series of market insights, Wine Intelligence has highlighted five focus areas for wine marketeers to consider as companies battle through the extreme challenges thrown up by the Covid-19 pandemic and the developing recession.

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Whisky.Auction raises in excess of £100,000 for The Drinks Trust

Published:  16 April, 2020

The Whisky.Auction has raised a grand total of £104,184 via its charity auction in support of The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund.

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Majestic refocuses range, upping ‘interesting parcels’ at affordable level

Published:  16 April, 2020

In a move to reclaim its mojo, Majestic has unveiled a return to its “historic strengths” of exciting and unusual wines in its spring range review.

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Tim Atkin MW launches first Uruguay report

Published:  16 April, 2020

Tim Atkin MW, Harpers columnist and leading UK wine writer, has launched his inaugural Uruguay Special Report, following a visit to the country in January this year. 

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Oz wine exports to UK drop in value and volume

Published:  16 April, 2020

Wine Australia has reported a drop in exports to the UK in both value and volume terms. 

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Waitrose claims UK supermarket first with ‘wine in a tube’

Published:  15 April, 2020

Waitrose has claimed a UK supermarket first with the launch of a fully recyclable ‘wine in a tube’ range.

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Hudin.com offers one-year free membership for hospitality staff

Published:  15 April, 2020

Catalonia-based American wine writer Miquel Hudin is offering hospitality staff one-year free membership to his website, which is built around original, first-hand content about wines from Spain and elsewhere.

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Wine and whisky investment bounce back in China

Published:  15 April, 2020

Global trader BI Fine Wine & Spirits has reported that its volume sales of high-end wine and rare whisky to Asia jumped 25% in March as Chinese buyers returned to the market.

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Campari UK employees make £16,000 personal donation to The Drinks Trust

Published:  15 April, 2020

The Drinks Trust has received a £16,000 donation from the 60-strong employees of Campari UK who have pulled together to help fellow colleagues in the drinks industry by making personal donations. 

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Armit launches 'escapism and R&R' themed virtual tastings

Published:  15 April, 2020

Armit Wines has launched a series of virtual video tastings, via Instagram, themed around escapism and R&R.

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WSET fast-tracks investment for online delivery and digital learning

Published:  14 April, 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is fast-tracking investment plans to bring forward online delivery of all its qualifications.

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Jackson Estate says 2020 Marlborough vintage potential to be ‘the best ever’

Published:  14 April, 2020

Jackson Estate has said that from a viticulture perspective, the 2020 vintage in Marlborough has the potential to be "one of the best ever”.

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Saperavi trials among host of ‘experimental’ measures in Banfi sustainability programme

Published:  14 April, 2020

Leading Tuscan producer Castello Banfi is pushing viticultural boundaries as part of its wider commitment to advancing sustainability, with hybrid grapes and interlopers such as Georgia’s Saperavi on the cards.

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Lanchester launches ‘enhanced service’ to support indies

Published:  14 April, 2020

Lanchester Wines has launched a specialist service to help support indies during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

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The Wine Society reopens for business but with reduced service

Published:  14 April, 2020

The Wine Society has confirmed it reopened for business during the Easter weekend following a two-week temporary closure.

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Symington announces vintage ports

Published:  14 April, 2020

The Symington Family has announced its 2018 vintage Ports - to be launched via live video presentation for the first time.  

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Innovations Survey: have your say on change before, during and beyond the crisis

Published:  14 April, 2020

Ahead of Harpers annual Innovations Report we're once again inviting you to single out the most impressive and business-enhancing innovations from across the drinks trade via a quick online survey.

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