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Royal Tokaji makes the leap to Fells

Published:  11 December, 2023

Royal Tokaji, the Hungarian producer known for its botrytised sweet wines, has made the move to John E Fells & Sons, joining the likes of Wiston Estate, Champagne Henriot and Tedeschi in the portfolio.


Elliot Awin embarks on 5000km solo Atlantic row

Published:  04 December, 2023

Elliot Awin, the third-generation wine importer and director of Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS), will embark on the ‘World’s Toughest Row’ this month.


Accolade appoints Derek Nicol as Europe MD

Published:  28 November, 2023

Australian wine supplier Accolade Wines has announced the appointment of Derek Nicol as its MD for Europe. The news follows the resignation of Caroline Thompson-Hill to pursue an opportunity in the UK retail sector.  


WBWE 2023: Bulk and the path to Cop 28

Published:  24 November, 2023

As the global supply chain continues to operate in a state of flux, bulk shipping is becoming an increasingly attractive – and sustainable – proposition for wine businesses around the world… if only the required number of flexitanks and containers remain in operation.


LWC launches WSET training for its distribution teams

Published:  23 November, 2023

LWC Drinks, the UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler, is rolling out WSET Wine training for its warehouse and distribution teams to help employees better understand “the journey of each bottle,” in its range.


Justin Liddle appointed as Mentzendorff MD

Published:  20 November, 2023

Mentzendorff, the UK import and agency business of Group Bollinger, has today announced Justin Liddle as its new MD, effective immediately.


Broadland Drinks launches ‘one-stop shop for cutting carbon’

Published:  16 November, 2023

Broadland Drinks, a Harpers Sustainability Charter Signatory, has today (16 November) launched its ‘one-stop shop to cut carbon’ – offering lightweight glass bottles, cans, bag in box (BiB), pouches, kegs and paper bottles to help retailers reduce carbon output.


ABS appoint new national account manager

Published:  13 November, 2023

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS), a leading UK-based wine importer, has announced the appointment of Gary Janes as its new national account manager – effective Monday 20 November.


Freixenet Copestick and Wakefield Wines announce distribution agreement

Published:  10 November, 2023

South Australian family-owned winery Wakefield Wines and Freixenet Copestick have today (10 November) announced a strategic distribution partnership covering the UK and Republic of Ireland.


Buckingham Schenk adds Vinca canned wines to portfolio

Published:  09 November, 2023

UK-based wine importer Buckingham Schenk has announced the addition of Vinca, a range of canned organic wines to its growing portfolio.


Pernod launches fast food-focused wine range

Published:  06 November, 2023


Goedhuis and Waddesdon announce merger

Published:  03 November, 2023

Goedhuis & Co and Waddesdon Wine have announced an agreement to merge, with the deal effective from today (3 November). Both companies will initially continue to trade under their existing names, while the two businesses are fully integrated to ensure no disruption to clients or suppliers.


Memorial service for Philip Tuck MW

Published:  03 November, 2023

A memorial service for Philip Tuck MW, co-founder and wine director at Hatch Mansfield for many years, is being held in February.


Drinks One to ‘revolutionise’ drinks brands’ path to market

Published:  01 November, 2023

New drinks agency Drinks One has launched an ecommerce arm aimed at both trade and consumer as part of its disruptive strategy to allow brands to bypass the traditional middleman.


Exclusive: Encirc adds major new rail link for UK wine

Published:  25 October, 2023

Harpers can reveal that glass manufacturer and bottler, Encirc, has begun to make use of the railhead at Elton, Cheshire, as part of a major step towards creating an ‘ultra-sustainable’ intermodal transport network for glass in the UK.


Tony Cleary of Lanchester Group wins ESG Award

Published:  19 October, 2023

Lanchester Group founder Tony Cleary has won The ESG Award as part of The LDC Top 50 Most Ambitious Business Leaders programme for 2023. 


CBD drinks come under fire from the FSA

Published:  13 October, 2023

The future of CBD drinks made using cannabidiol is looking uncertain today as the Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced that it has slashed the recommended daily dose from 70mg to just 10mg.


Broadland inks major contract with Frugalpac

Published:  11 October, 2023

Norfolk-based drinks producer and co-packer Broadland Drinks is set to become the UK’s largest filler of ‘Frugal Bottles’ in a milestone partnership with Journey’s End and British sustainable packaging company Frugalpac.


The volcanic wines of Woodwinters

Published:  11 October, 2023

For its autumn trade tasting, Woodwinters, the importer, wholesaler and retailer showcased not one but two volcanic-themed wineries, from Tenerife and Mount Etna respectively.


Pernod Ricard exploring ‘divestment’ options for wine assets

Published:  06 October, 2023

Pernod Ricard, the world's second-largest wine and spirits seller, is reportedly relinquishing three of its most-prized wine assets.