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Wine Paris outlines ambitions as first event ‘exceeds expectations’

Published:  15 February, 2019

Wine Paris has outlined its ambitions for next year’s event as this year’s exhibition “exceeded expectations and set benchmark as a key event in wine buying calendar”.

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The week that was

Published:  15 February, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Liberty adds Chinese winery

Published:  14 February, 2019

Liberty Wines has added Chinese winery Kanaan to its portfolio.

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Australian Vintage invests $11 million in new bottling facility

Published:  14 February, 2019

Australian Vintage Limited (AVL) has invested $11 million in a new state-of-the-art bottling facility at its Merbein site in Victoria.

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FMV adds Napa estate Rudd

Published:  13 February, 2019
 

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) has expanded its Napa Valley portfolio with the family-owned and run Rudd Oakville Estate.

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Brunello di Montalcino appoints marketing director to target UK

Published:  12 February, 2019

Francois Colas has been appointed marketing director at the Brunello di Montalcino estate, La Fiorita.

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Wine Australia launches new website

Published:  08 February, 2019

Wine Australia has launcheda website to promote Australian wine.

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Opening minds on closures

Published:  08 February, 2019

Innovations in wine closures are coming thick and fast, driven by sustainability, convenience and quality control. Lisa Riley investigates their impact

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Berkmann signs distribution deal with Umani Ronchi

Published:  06 February, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor for Italian producer Umani Ronchi.

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Manly Spirits arrives in the UK

Published:  06 February, 2019

Manly Spirits has launched a range of spirits in the UK, following “huge success” in Australia since it launched in April 2017.

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Bancroft adds Glaetzer to portfolio

Published:  06 February, 2019

Bancroft Wines will become exclusive UK agents for Barossa Valley winery, Glaetzer, from mid March.

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The Champagne Academy appoints new chair

Published:  06 February, 2019

The Champagne Academy has appointed Alice Archer as its new chair for 2019 taking over from Marcus Little.

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IWC stickers boost sales by up to 700%

Published:  06 February, 2019

Bottles of wine labelled with foil stickers awarded by the International Wine Challenge (IWC) can sell seven times more than an identical bottle of wine with no sticker, a study by the IWC has revealed.

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Italian wine under investigation for diluting expensive wines with mediocre grapes

Published:  05 February, 2019

At least 50 Italian organisations related to wine production, including vineyards and bottling companies, are reported to be under investigation for diluting expensive wines with mediocre grapes.

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Famille Helfrich reveals exclusive Calvet range for on-trade and indies

Published:  05 February, 2019

Famille Helfrich is poised to unveil a new Calvet range exclusively created and designed for the on-trade and independents. 

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CA Grands Crus sells two Bordeaux estates

Published:  04 February, 2019

CA Grand Crus has put two of its Bordeaux estates up for sale - Château Blaignan (Médoc) and Château La Tour de Mons (Margaux).

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Bancroft Wines teams up with Château de Berne

Published:  04 February, 2019

Bancroft Wines is now the official agent for Château de Berne in the UK.

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Diageo first-half sales up 6% boosted by strong UK performance

Published:  31 January, 2019

Diageo has reported a 5.8% increase in net sales to £6.9 billion boosted by a strong GB performance.

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Berkmann appoints director of fine wine & private clients

Published:  30 January, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Guillem Kerambrun to a newly created director of fine wine & private clients role.

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TWE hires Tony Watson as commercial director for UK and Ireland

Published:  30 January, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has appointed Tony Watson as commercial director for the UK and Ireland. It follows the promotion of Michelle Brampton to managing director, Europe in November.

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