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Virgin Wines announces year-end trading update

Published:  29 July, 2022

Online wine retailer Virgin Wines has maintained much of its lockdown growth thanks to a loyal customer base and subscription model.

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WineGB appoints three new directors to its board

Published:  28 July, 2022

Jonica Fox has been appointed Group A director (grower/producers below 15ha) at WineGB.

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Nyetimber hosts winemaking days for WSET and Plumpton students

Published:  27 July, 2022

Nyetimber, the English sparkling winemaker, recently hosted its first educational days at its West Sussex estate for students at Plumpton College and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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Looking ahead: Doug Wregg, Les Caves de Pyrène

Published:  18 July, 2022

With the first half of 2022 already history, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities.

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Personality and value from winning indie wholesaler Lea & Sandeman

Published:  18 July, 2022

In last month’s edition of Harpers, we unveiled our annual Top 50 Drinks Wholesalers. In 10th place on that list was Lea & Sandeman, the independent wine merchant with a penchant for grower-led, artisanal wines from around the world.

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Exton Park Announces New CEO Appointment, Robin McMillan

Published:  12 July, 2022

Hampshire-based Vineyard, Exton Park, has announced the appointment of Robin McMillan as its new CEO.

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Study predicts growth in UK wine production due to climate change

Published:  08 July, 2022

New research has revealed how climate change is likely to increase potential wine production in the UK, with conditions projected to resemble those in famous growing regions of France and Germany.

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English wine news including new Hattingley Valley winemaker

Published:  07 July, 2022

Award-winning English winery, Hattingley Valley, has appointed a new head winemaker, Robert MacCulloch MW.

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Nyetimber appoints Rolls-Royce's Richard Carter as CEO

Published:  05 July, 2022

Nyetimber has announced the appointment of Richard Carter as CEO of the company from July 2022.

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Scotland’s oldest wine merchant opens new shop

Published:  27 June, 2022

Scotland’s oldest wine merchant, which counted Sir Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, and King George IV among its customers, has been reinvigorated with new premises in Edinburgh’s New Town.

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English Wine Week round-up

Published:  24 June, 2022

As English Wine Week draws to a close, we look back on some of the key events from the jam-packed programme. 

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Nusrat Ghani, MP, calls for more support for UK vineyards

Published:  21 June, 2022

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden and co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Wine and Spirits, wants to see the government do more to help English and Welsh winemakers.

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DTC sales give Gusbourne post-pandemic boost

Published:  08 June, 2022

The latest financial results from English wine producer Gusbourne have reinforced the strong position of the category within the UK market.

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Fizz and cocktails set to pop this Jubilee weekend as the less-but-better trend continues

Published:  31 May, 2022

Brits drink less alcohol than they did during the past two Jubilee celebrations – a trend which is likely to carry over this weekend as party planners fill shelves and ice boxes. However, wine and spirits have a greater share of that pie, as the two categories steal a march from the once all-powerful beer category.

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Five minutes with Corinne Seely, winemaker at Exton Park

Published:  31 May, 2022

Jo Gilbert catches up with Corinne Seely at Exton Park about 60 Below – a sea-ageing project which aims to take English wine to new frontiers

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Great British Drinks to take centre stage at LWF

Published:  27 May, 2022

The 40th London Wine Fair is almost upon us, with the biggest ever selection of British beers, wines and spirits set to be unveiled at the event.

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Nusrat Ghani MP announced as new co-chair of Wine and Spirit APPG

Published:  23 May, 2022

Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, has taken up her new role as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Wine and Spirits following the Group’s recent AGM.

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Amanda Barnes and Henry Jeffreys among winners at Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards

Published:  16 May, 2022

The 10th annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards were announced on Thursday at The Royal Exchange in the heart of the City of London. The Awards, champion the achievements of the UK’s current and emerging writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters and personalities who encourage us to enjoy, explore, experiment and discover more about food and drink through their work.

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Jacopo Mazzeo: How British drinks are standing out from the crowd

Published:  13 May, 2022

The UK’s spirits industry is flourishing. The UK Spirits Alliance claims the number of British distilleries has tripled in the past five years alone, sitting today at about 710. While the wide array of homemade spirits available to British consumers makes for a dynamic, vibrant and diverse market, it also means that standing out from the crowd is for brands an increasingly challenging endeavour.

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ReSea Project seeks drinks partners to combat ocean pollution

Published:  13 May, 2022

ReSea Project is calling on UK drinks brands, manufacturers and importers to upscale their environmental credentials and commit to removing plastic from the planet’s oceans and rivers.   

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