Daniel Murphy, managing director, Murphy Wine Company

2014 Review and Hopes and Fears for 2015: Daniel Murphy of Murphy Wine Company

19 Dec 2014

In the first of our annual reviews of the year for the festive period, we ask Daniel Murphy, founder of bulk wine broker Murphy Wine Company, to look back on 2014 and assess what he sees as the big challenges for the sector in to 2015. In a nutshell he believes few in the trade have really grasped the impact of a sea change in world wine production, nor of the potential for bulk wine in the UK.

Marlborough vines

Bulk wine shipping and New World plantings to slow, says Rabobank

17 Dec 2014

Shipping wine in bulk is set to slow, while New World plantings are also declining – that’s according to Rabobank’s recently published World Wine Map.

Bulk wine

UK needs to 'take off blinkers' when it comes to bulk wine, says top broker

10 Dec 2014

Seventy percent of all wines are traded at least once in bulk, says leading broker Daniel Murphy, who believes the UK trade needs to wake up to the reality of trading in bulk.

Tasting in bulk: delegates down to business at the WBWE

Cruz Liljegren picks up on the hot debates at the World Bulk Wine Exhibition

03 Dec 2014

  This year’s World Bulk Wine Exhibition is now over after two conference days in Amsterdam last week. More than 250 producers from 19 countries, and almost 6,000 professionals attended the fair, a 30% increase from last year, informs the organisers. The interest in bulk wine is clearly on the rise. Here Cruz Liljegren picks out his three hot topics discussed by the attendees.

bulk wine

Chile and South Africa bulk wine markets face 'stormy weather'

27 Nov 2014

Chile and South Africa’s bulk wine suppliers are facing “stormy weather”, according to experts, given there is still a lot of wine from last year’s harvest.

Kingsland

Kingsland signs deals with Australia’s Limestone Coast Winery

19 Nov 2014

Kingsland is the new exclusive supplier for Australia’s Limestone Coast Winery’s premium bulk wines in the UK on and off-trade.

Place for business at World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Over 200 wineries head for Amsterdam's expanded World Bulk Wine Exhibition

20 Oct 2014

Up to 200 wineries will be heading to Amsterdam next month for the sixth annual World Bulk Wine Exhibition.

Encirc

Encirc's glass division - the former Quinn Glass - up for sale

20 Oct 2014

Quinn Glass, the €400 million glass division under the now renamed Encirc umbrella, is up for sale by the group of lenders which owns its parent company Aventas.  

This week

The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

17 Oct 2014

In a week where the wine trade was rocked by the suspension of Tesco’s wine boss Dan Jago, much of the focus has been on the supermarket. In case you missed any of the headlines on harpers.co.uk, check out our review of the top online and financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion pieces.

Justin Knock

Bulk wine: New Zealand reaching 'event horizon' says Justin Knock MW

16 Oct 2014

New Zealand’s wine industry is about to reach an “event horizon”, says Justin Knock MW. Read more about what’s going on in the “truly global market for bulk wine”. Warning: it’s not pretty. 

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