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Furmint February returns ‘bigger and better’ with host of new wineries

Published:  16 December, 2019

Wines of Hungary UK has announced it will be bringing Furmint February back to the UK next year, expanding the tasting with an additional nine wineries. 

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Plumpton takes final steps to switch rosé into green glass

Published:  16 December, 2019

Plumpton College has taken the final step in its journey to switch its sparkling rosé from clear glass into green bottles.

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The Malt Lounge And Bar

Published:  16 December, 2019

THE MALT LOUNGE AND BAR

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Gerard Basset travel scholarship still open for applicants

Published:  16 December, 2019

There is still time for UK-based sommeliers to send in their application for The Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship created in honour and memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).

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On-trade optimism flies in face of uncertainties

Published:  16 December, 2019

Optimism among leaders in the on-trade has risen to its highest point for 18 months despite political and economic uncertainty. But senior executives remain wary of squeezed spending and rising costs, according to the latest Business Confidence Survey from CGA and Fourth.

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CIVP announces multi-million action plan

Published:  13 December, 2019

Provence wine marketing council CIVP has approved a multi-million action plan involving over 15 markets.

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Food and drink industry gives cautious welcome to Tory victory

Published:  13 December, 2019

The food and drink industry has given a cautious welcome to the Conservative party’s general election win last night, which saw the Tories claim 364 seats, securing a majority parliament compared to rival Labour’s 203.  

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The Vintners’ Company sets out to show ‘modern face'

Published:  11 December, 2019

The Vintners’ Company has launched a video designed to explore the “familiar, but often little understood, institution”.

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Mirabeau poaches Tesco buyer

Published:  11 December, 2019

Mirabeau has appointed Tesco buyer Rob Dixon as head of retail UK and Ireland. ​​

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Spotlight on 2020: Laura Jewell MW, Wine Australia

Published:  11 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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Churchill’s appoints founder’s daughter as director of sales & marketing

Published:  11 December, 2019

Port producer Churchill's has appointed Zoe Graham – daughter of founder Johnny Graham - as its new sales & marketing director.

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Majestic targets ‘ambitious’ growth as it completes sale to Fortress

Published:  11 December, 2019

Majestic this morning confirmed that it will keep all of its 190 stores, as it completed its £95m sale to US investment group Fortress.

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Jago leaves wine industry to head up London gun maker

Published:  11 December, 2019

Dan Jago has joined London gun maker James Purdey & Sons as its new CEO and chairman.

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Spirits drive UK exports to China

Published:  10 December, 2019

Sales of UK spirits to China are up 35.5% year-on-year in the first half of 2019, a new report from the Food and Drink Federation has revealed.

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Wetherspoon to invest more than £200m across its estate

Published:  10 December, 2019

Wetherspoon has announced it is to invest more than £200 million on its pub estate over the next four years.

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Accolade appoints new European marketing director

Published:  09 December, 2019

Accolade Wines has appointed Caroline Thompson-Hill to the role of European marketing director.

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Vinventions to launch grape-based stopper

Published:  05 December, 2019

Vinventions has revealed plans to launch a grape-based wine stopper as its Green Line range of closures is awarded carbon neutral certification.

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Spotlight on 2020: Zsuzsa Toronyi, Wines of Hungary UK

Published:  05 December, 2019

As we prepare for the new decade, Harpers will be taking the month of December to look back over 2019 and ahead to what the coming year will bring – hopefully full of revived optimism for both politics and the trade.

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Palmento Costanzo releases 2016 Prefillossera

Published:  05 December, 2019

Etna producer Palmento Costanzo has released a limited production wine made from a small parcel of pre-phylloxera vines.

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The Wine Show and When in Rome partner to launch ‘unpacked’ wine

Published:  04 December, 2019

The Wine Show and When in Rome have joined forces to launch a wine specifically sourced for the ‘unpacked market’.

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