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Champagne Castelnau appoints marketing and communications director

Published:  18 January, 2019

Champagne Castelnau has strengthened its marketing team with the appointment Olivier Legrand.

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Domaine Direct gears up to reveal new Leeuwin vintages

Published:  18 January, 2019

Domaine Direct has revealed it will be launching three new Art Series vintages from Leeuwin Estate at the Australia Trade Tasting next week.

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Amathus takes on Org de Rac

Published:  18 January, 2019

Amathus Drinks has signed a deal as the UK distributor of organically certified South African wine producer Org de Rac.

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The week that was

Published:  17 January, 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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Lea & Sandeman expands on-trade team

Published:  17 January, 2019

Lea & Sandeman has expanded its on-trade team with the addition of Sophie Picheta.

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NZ 200th anniversary focus turns to regionality after bumper UK year

Published:  17 January, 2019

The annual New Zealand trade tasting pushed a new focus on regionality at this year’s London event on 16 January, with the aim of furthering understanding of the country’s diversity of wine styles with restaurants and independent merchants.

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Hallgarten expands Lismore portfolio

Published:  17 January, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its line of wines from South Africa's Lismore Estate with the addition of the producer's Reserve trio.

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BI reports 8% increase in turnover boosted by UK

Published:  17 January, 2019

Fine wine and spirits merchant BI has reported an 8% increase in annual turnover to £95 million boosted by a hike in sales to UK buyers.

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Gerard Basset passes away

Published:  17 January, 2019

Harpers is saddened to hear that Gerard Basset has lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 January.

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Liberty pushes into new frontiers ahead of Brexit

Published:  16 January, 2019

An English winemaker, a French winemaker and an Italian winemaker walk into a winebar.

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Growth in US wine consumption slowing as millennials turn away

Published:  16 January, 2019

The steady growth of the US wine market may be coming to an end as the frequency of consumption among younger consumers declines, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

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Naked Wines awards Plumpton student £9,000 bursary

Published:  16 January, 2019

Naked Wines has announced it will award a Plumpton College wine student a £9,000 bursary as part of its 10th birthday celebrations.

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Cognac reports record export growth

Published:  15 January, 2019

The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC) has reported record export growth for Cognac across both value and volume.

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Festive period provides cheer for on-trade

Published:  15 January, 2019

Managed pubs and restaurants saw a 4.1% collective like-for-like sales increase across the festive season compared to the same period the prevous year. 

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Distell names new premium wine company

Published:  15 January, 2019

South African juggernaut Distell has officially announced the launch of its new premium wine division which will go by the name Libertas Vineyards and Estates.

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Jago steps down as CEO of Berry Bros & Rudd

Published:  14 January, 2019

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has announced chief executive officer Dan Jago is stepping down.

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Liberty takes on Piper-Heidsieck

Published:  14 January, 2019

Liberty Wines is bolstering its Champagne portfolio by taking on distribution for Piper-Heidsieck.

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Greencroft on target to become largest UK bottling operation

Published:  14 January, 2019

Major investment by Lanchester Wine Cellars in its bottling subsidiary Greencroft is to see production boosted from 100 million litres in 2018 to a capacity of between 3-400 million litres by early 2020.

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31Dover director Jay Swanborough resigns

Published:  14 January, 2019

Jay Swanborough, director of ecommerce, operations and marketing for 31Dover, has resigned.

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New Benevolent chair Michael Saunders calls for ‘more regular donations’

Published:  14 January, 2019

Michael Saunders, chief executive officer of Bibendum PLB and new head of The Benevolent, has called on ‘more regular donations’ from members of the industry.

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