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Naked Wines' founder Rowan Gormley

Naked Wines is UK's most popular specialist online wine retailer, says Harpers new report

Naked Wines is the most popular specialist online wine retailer in the UK, according to a new Harpers report published today that examines the online shopping habits of British consumers.

Carlsberg's Crown Cellars

Going out to the pub is top leisure activity says Carlsberg study

Going to the pub is still the number one leisure activity, according to the findings of a consumer poll of some 1,800 people.

Google's Hamish Nicklin believes YouTube is the perfect plaform for wine

Google chief: social media gives wine the chance to shine

Social media platforms like YouTube give the wine industry the chance to connect directly with consumers in a way traditional media channels such as TV and newspapers have always denied them, according to Google’s Hamish Nicklin.

DWCC event is taking place in Montreux

Digital technology is a 'disruptive' force for the wine trade hears DWCC

Technology is having a ’disruptive’ effect on how wine businesses are run delegates at the Digital Wine Communications Conference heard this weekend in Montreux, Switzerland.   

Jancis Robinson MW to highlight Swiss wines

Jancis Robinson leads roll call of wine personalities at DWCC in Montreux

Jancis Robinson MW leads an international line up of leading wine figures that have descended on Montreux, on the bank of Lake Geneva, for this year’s Digital Wine Communications Conference.

Waitrose predicts a healthy future for lighter wines like Gruner Vetliner and Albarino

Waitrose predicts healthy future for South American and lighter style wines and spirits

South American wines and more left field grape varieties like an Austrian Grüner Veltliner or a Spanish Albarino are going to become far more trendy in the months ahead, according to the new Waitrose Food and Drink Report 2014.

Brand Opus' Avril Tooley

Avril Tooley on the advertising challenges and opportunities for dark spirits brands

From its invention in the 17th century gin has always had a murky reputation. Poor quality grain and low prices led to a virtual epidemic of extreme drunkenness. In fact, the impact was so great that the nickname “Mother’s ruin” remains with us today.

Founders of the Collective Rowena Curlewis and Margaret Nolan

Australian drinks design studio the Collective opens first European office

The Collective, a Sydney-based drinks design agency, has opened its first outpost outside Australia, in London.

Wine Vision 2014

Wine Vision 2014 turns spotlight onto the wine and consumers of the future

The future of wine, from emerging markets to evolving consumers, will be up for debate at this year’s second Wine Vision event which takes place in November.

Shopping for wine

Consumer confidence rises despite drop in wine and spirits sales says WSTA

There are further signs that the economy is recovering and consumer confidence is returning despite a fall in wine and spirits sales, according to the latest market report issued by the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.

Direct Wines inforgraphic

South American online focus: what are wine consumers looking for online? Subscription

Harpers has linked up with WinesDirect.co.uk to find out who’s drinking what in the South American category and what makes consumers tick

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