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Boutinot makes first foray into Hungarian wine

Published:  06 December, 2017

Boutinot has made its first foray into Hungarian wine with two of the country’s producers joining its portfolio.

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Southern Comfort seasonal campaign goes back to its roots

Published:  06 December, 2017

A new marketing campaign for Southern Comfort centring on the spirit’s hometown of New Orleans is about to land in the UK.

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Berkmann Wine Cellars boosts North American portfolio

Published:  06 December, 2017

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK agent and distributor of Californian producers Silverado Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery, alongside Canadian winery Quails’ Gate.

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“Mutual recognition” at borders could help facilitate post-Brexit trade

Published:  05 December, 2017

Brexit talks floundered once again yesterday as PM Theresa May was forced to pull out of a deal with Brussels following a row with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) over the status of the Irish border.

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WSET appoints first dedicated on-territory US team

Published:  05 December, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed its first dedicated on-territory team for the US wine and spirits market.

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Berry Bros & Rudd ups stake in Anchor Distilling Company

Published:  05 December, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has increased its shareholding stake of Anchor Distilling Company (ADC).

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Co-op claims UK first with Lebanese Fairtrade wine

Published:  05 December, 2017

The Co-op has claimed a UK first with the launch of Côteaux les Cèdres - the first wine from Lebanon and the Middle-East to have both Fairtrade and organic certifications.

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Copestick Murray acquires Free Run Wines

Published:  04 December, 2017

Copestick Murray has acquired Free Run Wines for an undisclosed sum just over a month after it bought a 40% stake in The Slurp Wine Company.

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Subscription service pushing Italian wines set for launch

Published:  04 December, 2017

A new subscription service aimed at pushing Italian wine in the UK is set for launch next week.

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The Benevolent raises £25,500 via online silent auction

Published:  04 December, 2017

The Benevolent raised more than £25,500 in its ‘Thanks for Giving’ online silent auction.

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Armit Wines releases 2009 vintage of La Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904

Published:  04 December, 2017

Armit Wines has today released the 2009 vintage of La Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904.

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DEFRA minister quizzed by trade on timetables and trade-route worries

Published:  01 December, 2017

Disruption at ports like Dover and the impact of drawn-out Brexit negotiations were two of the concerns raised at a meeting of the trade and Defra Food and Drink Minister, George Eustice.

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New M Wine Bar ups stakes in London's wine by the glass offer

Published:  01 December, 2017

The hybrid M Restaurant and Wine Store in Victoria has further evolved its vinous offer with the introduction of a wine bar and what it says is “the largest collection of perfectly preserved wines by the glass in London”. 

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The week that was

Published:  01 December, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Turkey sets sight on 'quality' export markets

Published:  30 November, 2017

Wines of Turkey held their third annual London tasting yesterday with producers – suffering high domestic sales taxes and growing local restrictions on promotions and sales – eager to boost exports beyond the  traditional markets, Germany and the US.

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IWC to reveal 90-100 point scores on top medals

Published:  30 November, 2017

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced that for the first time producers and suppliers will now be able to source medals displaying the score of wines that achieve 90 points or more, translating as Silver, Gold and Trophy level awards.

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McGuigan reveals plans to tap thirst for single varietals

Published:  30 November, 2017

McGuigan has revealed a line a NPD poised to hit shelves next year in a bid to tap Brits’ increasing thirst for single varietals wines.

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Chapel Down dips toes further into spirits with vodka and gin duo

Published:  30 November, 2017

Chapel Down has launched a spirits range comprising vodka and gin to tap the opportunity for ‘super premium’ tipples.

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WSET reveals annual awards nominees

Published:  29 November, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the nominees for two of its most prestigious awards – Educator of the Year and Outstanding Alumni.

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Palmer & Harvey enters administration

Published:  29 November, 2017

Major UK wholesaler Palmer & Harvey (P&H) has gone into administration as hopes for buyout plans by private equity firm Carlyle falls through.

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