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Looking ahead: Robin Copestick, MD, Freixenet Copestick Limited

Published:  07 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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US remains ‘most attractive’ wine market, according to new report

Published:  06 August, 2019

The US has again topped the list as the most attractive wine market in the world, though the sustained volume growth of the past decade has largely subsided, according to Wine Intelligence’s Global Compass 2019 report.

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Trivento breaks into top 20 UK off-trade wine brands

Published:  06 August, 2019

Stellar year-on-year sales growth has driven Concha y Toro’s Trivento brand into the UK off-trade top 20 for the first time, according to data from Nielsen.

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Cult Wines strengthens Asian team with new hire

Published:  06 August, 2019

Fine wine investment business Cult Wines has appointed Julie Delaporte as its South-East Asia business development manager.

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Counterfeit whisky targeted by artificial ‘tongue’

Published:  06 August, 2019

The crackdown on counterfeit whisky has a new ally: an artificial ‘tongue’ developed by scientists from the University of Glasgow.

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Thousands of US jobs at risk if drinks tariffs imposed

Published:  06 August, 2019

Nearly 80,000 jobs in the US drinks sector could go if the US government targets wine and spirits in its tariff dispute with the EU, the industry has warned.

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Wine sales rocket at Royal Ascot

Published:  05 August, 2019

Sales of wine at this year’s Royal Ascot were up 16.4% in value, according to exclusive supplier to the event, Hallgarten & Novum.

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Syrah drinkers most social media-friendly, survey finds

Published:  05 August, 2019

Social media has made face-to-face conversation unnecessary for some 85% of Syrah drinkers, who prefer to keep in touch with friends and family via technology.

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Annual Gerard Basset travel scholarship launches

Published:  05 August, 2019

An annual travel bursary has been created in honour and memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).

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Sopexa wins Washington State Wine agency

Published:  05 August, 2019

Washington State Wine (WSW) has appointed Sopexa in London as its new UK agent, the US body has announced.

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New core range from Scottish tequila producer

Published:  05 August, 2019

Storywood in Scotland has unveiled its core range of aged tequilas.

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Bancroft beefs up fine wine team with Snoxell hire

Published:  02 August, 2019

James Snoxell has joined London-based supplier Bancroft Wines as its new fine wine buyer, the company has announced.

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WoSA reveals Sommelier Cup finalists

Published:  02 August, 2019

The 11 finalists due to compete in the Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup competition have been unveiled.

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French authorities move against makers of blue wine

Published:  02 August, 2019

French authorities have launched a prosecution against the makers of Corsican blue wine, Imajyne.

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Majestic sale confirmed

Published:  02 August, 2019

The sale of Majestic Wine to US private equity firm Fortress has been confirmed.

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Scottish government calls for post-Brexit protections for whisky

Published:  01 August, 2019

Scotch whisky must retain its current protected status if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Fergus Ewing, the Scottish government’s secretary for the rural economy, has said.

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Bacardi and Brown-Forman end longstanding UK sales partnership

Published:  01 August, 2019

Bacardi and Brown-Forman are to end their UK collaboration, the companies have revealed.

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Half of China's middle class population drinks imported wine

Published:  01 August, 2019

Despite falling wine import volumes, China continues to mature as a market, according to the latest country report from Wine Intelligence.

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Campari nets €80 million from property sale

Published:  01 August, 2019

Campari Group is to receive €80 million from the sale of a mansion in Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat in the south of France, the company has revealed.

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Liv-ex releases 2019 classification

Published:  01 August, 2019

Wine buyers continue to diversify away from Bordeaux, according to the latest biennial classification list from global wine-trading platform Liv-ex, released today.

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