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JF Hillebrand denies suspending collections from EU countries

Published:  22 March, 2019

JF Hillebrand has denied that it has suspended collections from EU countries following reports stating such.

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Santa Rita half way to launch first wave of wines following WiSe project

Published:  22 March, 2019

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) is launching the first wave of wines from the ‘new’ vines it planted five years ago as part of its quality driven WiSe project.

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Bacardi reveals UK cocktail competition finalist

Published:  22 March, 2019

Bristol based bartender Chelsie Bailey has been revealed as the UK finalist in the 2019 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition. She will now compete at the global final in Amsterdam in May.

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William Grant & Sons’ brings back ‘Unwrapped’ tour

Published:  22 March, 2019

William Grant & Sons’ UK Brand Ambassador team is extending its “industry-leading initiative” Unwrapped: The Other Side of Bartending – to Bristol, Manchester and London in 2019.

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The week that was

Published:  22 March, 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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Prowein: Yellow Tail turns focus on rosé as red and white boom

Published:  21 March, 2019

Casella Family Brands (CFB) Europe is turning its focus on growing its rosé wine in the UK market as it records burgeoning sales across its red and white ranges.

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Caorunn Gin marks anniversary by launching cocktail competition

Published:  21 March, 2019

Caorunn gin has launched an international cocktail competition, the 10 Year Switch, to celebrate its 10-year anniversary.

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Lizzy Rudd confirmed to stay on at helm of BBR

Published:  21 March, 2019

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has confirmed that Lizzy Rudd will maintain her role as executive chairman at the family-owned St James wine merchant.

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GinKing kicks off wave of NPD

Published:  21 March, 2019

GinKing will add a range of new variants to its portfolio this spring, starting with the launch of GinKing Original Rosé.

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Prowein: Sogevinus steps lightly into Douro table wine market

Published:  20 March, 2019

Grupo Sogevinus, best known for its collection of Portuguese-style Port houses and range of old colheitas, officially launched its growing range of Douro table wine at Prowein.

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Georgia expands UK promo campaign

Published:  21 March, 2019

The National Wine Agency of Georgia has announced an expanded promotional campaign for the UK market in 2019.

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Prowein: CyT unveils ambitious plans to push through £10 Chile price ceiling

Published:  20 March, 2019

Chilean producer Concha y Toro (CyT) has put in place a new premium-focused strategy designed to double the company’s operating margins by 2020, coupled with the aim of boosting sales of its brands at £10 and above.

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Prowein: Record numbers flock to Prowein 2019

Published:  20 March, 2019

Over 61,500 visitors from 142 countries visited Prowein in 2019, a record number for the event.

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Ridgeview Beauty Bar opens at South Lodge’s new Spa

Published:  20 March, 2019

Ridgeview has opened a ‘Beauty Bar’ at a new £15 million spa by Exclusive Hotels at South Lodge.

Guests at the spa will be able to enjoy beauty treatments whilst enjoying a glass of Ridgeview from the UK’s only sparkling wine Enoflute dispenser.

“Working with Ridgeview is the true definition of a partnership,” said Danny Pecorelli, managing director of Exclusive Hotels and Venues.

“We are thrilled for Ridgeview to be represented in such a unique way,” said Tamara Roberts, Ridgeview CEO.

“It’s great working with the whole Exclusive team with their vision and passion. This amazing spa is so beautiful, it’s sure to become a Sussex destination.” 

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Billecart-Salmon, Nicolas Feuillatte and Greyfriars reveal new editions

Published:  20 March, 2019

Billecart-Salmon has released two Champagnes, Nicolas Feuillatte has introduced a new Champagne Terroir Premier Cru and Greyfriars Vineyard has released a limited edition Blanc de Noirs.

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Northern Hospitality announces Power List winners

Published:  20 March, 2019

The Kuits NRB Top Fifty 2019 has been revealed at Northern Restaurant & Bar 2019.

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Prowein: ARAEX brings ‘super-premium’ focus to Rioja Alavesa

Published:  19 March, 2019

Spanish wine group ARAEX Grands has unveiled a €300 Rioja from Alavesa in a move to create an iconic wine from the sub-region.

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Blossom Hill aims to inject growth into wine category with sparkling gin

Published:  19 March, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has revealed the UK launch of Blossom Hill Gin Fizz in a “ground-breaking move set to inject crucial innovation and growth into the wine category”.

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Prowein: Nyetimber prepares to step up presence in ‘traditional’ sparkling wine producing countries

Published:  19 March, 2019

Nyetimber has recruited an international area sales manager for Europe as part of plans to increase its presence in the traditional sparkling wine producing countries.

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Hallgarten adds Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel to Spanish portfolio

Published:  19 March, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added Ribera del Duero producer Bodegas Resalte de Peñafiel to its Spanish portfolio.  

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