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AXA Millésimes buys top estate in Portugal

Published:  22 August, 2019

AXA Millésimes has acquired the Quinta do Passadouro winery in Portugal for an undisclosed sum, the company has announced.

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Looking ahead: Talya Roberson, MD, Roberson Wine

Published:  22 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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Dundee distillery to supply the House of Commons

Published:  21 August, 2019

The House of Commons has awarded Dundee distillery, Verdant Spirits, the contract to be its sole supplier of a House of Commons gin with a special edition of its award-winning spirit.

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Glynn Purnell signs on for continued partnership with Calvet

Published:  21 August, 2019

Top selling French brand Calvet has renewed its partnership with Michelin-starred chef Glynn Purnell, with several new initiatives in the pipeline for autumn.

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Independents bear brunt of restaurant closures

Published:  21 August, 2019

Britain’s restaurant numbers have fallen for the sixth quarter in a row with independent operators having borne the brunt of the closures as group-owned restaurants prove more resilient despite some major brand failures.

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Looking Ahead: Andrew Bewes, Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Published:  21 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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Sam Linter takes on director role at Wine GB

Published:  21 August, 2019

Wine GB has announced that Bolney Wine Estate’s Sam Linter has been appointed as director of the company.

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Looking ahead: David Gleave, Liberty Wines

Published:  21 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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Doors at 67 Pall Mall to open to non-members for the first time

Published:  20 August, 2019

Private members club 67 Pall Mall is set to open its doors to non-members for the first time.

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Hong Kong investor buys Greene King

Published:  20 August, 2019

Suffolk-based brewery group Greene King has been sold to a Hong Kong conglomerate in a deal worth £4.6bn.

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WSET reports record annual candidate figures

Published:  20 August, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has reported its highest ever annual candidate figures for the last academic year.

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Own-label and discounters fuel supermarket sector return to growth

Published:  20 August, 2019

Supermarket sales have recovered from a poor July to post 1% growth in the last four weeks, according to new data from Nielsen.

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Looking ahead: Sara Salut, co-founder and owner, Salut Wines

Published:  20 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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Colley set for return to Majestic

Published:  19 August, 2019

John Colley is set to return to Majestic less than three years after he left the business, The Sunday Times has reported.

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Franciacorta set for strong harvest

Published:  19 August, 2019

Expectations are high for the Franciacorta harvest, which starts today.

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US sales drive Cognac to fifth year of export growth

Published:  19 August, 2019

Cognac has reported export growth for the fifth year in a row. Shipments were up 6.9% in value and 2.5% in volume for the year ending 31 July 2019, the region’s governing body has revealed.

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Looking ahead: Simon Robinson, chairman of Wine GB and owner of Hattingley Valley

Published:  19 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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Major shift-around as Kingsland Drinks re-thinks senior leadership team

Published:  16 August, 2019

Manchester-based bottler Kingsland Drinks has announced high-level executive changes to devote greater focus on its “strategic development and business direction”.

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Yalumba finalist in Women in Wine Awards

Published:  16 August, 2019

Yalumba winemaker Natalie Cleghorn and Barossa vineyard manager Brooke Howell have been announced as finalists for Winemaker of the Year and Viticulturist of the Year respectively in the Australian Women In Wine Awards (AWIWA).

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Looking ahead: Nicky Forrest from Wines of Germany

Published:  16 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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