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Wine industry leaders share SEO strategies for success

Published:  02 May, 2024

In the rapidly changing world of wine marketing, digital visibility is crucial for brand success, with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) playing a pivotal role. Harpers has explored strategies shared by industry leaders for unlocking SEO success.


Harpers’ columnist Guy Woodward launches Grand Cru Creative

Published:  30 April, 2024

Harpers’ columnist Guy Woodward is embarking on a new venture, introducing his creative agency aimed at crafting compelling content for wine and spirit brands.


The Wine Society appoints Fiona Hayes and Harriet Kininmonth

Published:  27 February, 2024

In the year it celebrates its 150th anniversary, The Wine Society has announced the appointment of two new wine buyers to its team – Fiona Hayes and Harriet Kininmonth.


Good Wine Good People launches wholesale portfolio

Published:  06 February, 2024

Boutique online retailer Good Wine Good People (GWGP) is launching a trade arm, with the first wines now available to the UK on and off-trade.


Naked Wines announces new CEO

Published:  05 February, 2024

Naked Wines has named current UK boss Rodrigo Maza as its new CEO, following the abrupt departure of Nick Devlin in November.


Booking App Resy suspends UK operations

Published:  29 January, 2024

Restaurant booking platform Resy, which comprises 300 venues in the UK, will suspend its operations from September this year.


Wine Lister launches new website and logo

Published:  25 January, 2024

Fine wine consultancy Wine Lister has today (25 January) launched its new website and logo, consolidating its analysis and marketing services for the world's leading wineries.


Bordeaux Index: Fine wine takes a tumble in 2023

Published:  22 January, 2024

‘Frenzied activity’ characterised the fine wine market during the second half of 2021 and most of 2022 in particular for Champagne and Burgundy, when prices increased by 69% and 58% respectively according to Bordeaux Index. However, things were much more subdued in 2023, with the platform also predicting some return of optimism in 2024.


Acquisition drive spells success for Virgin

Published:  22 January, 2024

Virgin Wines has announced a positive trading update for the six months to 29 December, with year-on-year revenue growth and significant increase in profitability part of the online wine retailers’ H1 2024 performance as it redoubled efforts to pick up new subscribers.


WSG names Preston Mohr as managing director

Published:  18 January, 2024

The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG), a provider of wine study and certification programs, has announced Preston Mohr as its new MD.


Coterie Holdings launches wine lending platform

Published:  18 January, 2024

Coterie Holdings, the holding company for Lay & Wheeler and Hallgarten & Novum Wines, has formally announced the launch of its wine lending platform Jera.


Ecommerce set to swell alcohol sales, even as growth slows

Published:  13 December, 2023

The value of alcohol e-commerce is set to see slowed growth over the next five years as sales normalise following Covid. However, value is still forecast to increase by a hefty $7.5bn as online growth continues to outstrip traditional sales.


Fine wine no longer ‘pillar of stability’ in tumultuous market

Published:  11 December, 2023

In 2022, fine wine established itself as a powerful alternative amidst times of economic turmoil, a pillar of stability in an otherwise volatile equities market. 


SMWS launches whisky subscription service

Published:  29 November, 2023

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), the membership organisation that bottles and sells single cask and single malt whisky, has launched a monthly whisky subscription service – Drop & Dram.


Penfolds ‘Luxury & Icon’ wines join La Place

Published:  27 November, 2023

Penfolds has appointed La Place de Bordeaux as an official distributor partner for its ‘Luxury & Icon’ wines across EMEA, effective 30 January 2024.


WSET launches new industry talk series

Published:  20 November, 2023

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), has launched a series of industry talks on its global Events Hub, hosted on YouTube. The series will explore key topics impacting the global drinks industry and bring together a diverse range of experts to share their knowledge. 


Hedonism Wines unveils new auction platform

Published:  08 November, 2023

Mayfair's leading fine wine merchant has launched an online auction platform, due to go live on 13 November.


Naked Wines UK appoints new MD

Published:  30 October, 2023

Online wine retailer, Naked Wines, has appointed Rodrigo Maza as MD of the UK business (pictured), as it continues to grapple with the ongoing challenge of new customer acquisition post-Covid.


Naked Wines announces £15m loss after delaying results

Published:  20 September, 2023

Yesterday (19 September), online wine retailer Naked Wines announced a £15m loss in the year to 3 April. 


Naked Wines press tasting: 'The next big thing is Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone'

Published:  15 September, 2023

From start-up to grown-up, Naked Wines’ press tasting in central London boasted a growing range of French classics to complement its portfolio of independent winemakers from across the world.