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New village wines from old Priorat co-operative

Published:  11 June, 2018

The DOQ Priorat co-operative, La Vinícola del Priorat has launched a new series of village-classified wines under the region's, "Vi de Vila" system.

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Wiston Estate signs up Swig Wines as London on-trade distributor

Published:  11 June, 2018

English winemaker Wiston Estate is looking to cash in on booming on-trade sales of domestic fizz with a new distribution deal with Swig Wines.

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Bancroft signs deal as exclusive UK distributor of Franco Conterno

Published:  11 June, 2018

Bancroft Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Piedmont producer Franco Conterno.

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Diageo backs new gin flavour guide

Published:  08 June, 2018

Industry body The Gin Guild has proposed a new initiative to end consumer confusion over the flavour properties of different kinds of gin.

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The week that was

Published:  08 June, 2018

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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Marqués de la Concordia kicks off limited edition football partnership

Published:  08 June, 2018

On the back of World Cup fever, Marqués de la Concordia has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with the country’s national team.

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Gove pats Pernod Ricard on the back for green efforts

Published:  08 June, 2018

Pernod Ricard has had a pat on the back from UK environment secretary Michael Gove after 500 of its staff spent the day clearing rubbish from river banks and beaches across the UK.

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Urban winery London Cru launches Spanish red

Published:  08 June, 2018

Urban winery London Cru has launched a new Spanish red, a Syrah made with grapes from Calatayud in the northeast of the country.

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The IWC gears up for China launch

Published:  07 June, 2018

The International Wine Challenge (IWC), owned by William Reed, has announced it is launching the competition in China.

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Ian Harris is presented with his MBE

Published:  07 June, 2018

Ian Harris, chief executive of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), has been presented with his MBE.

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FMV adds Rafael Palacios to its Spanish portfolio

Published:  07 June, 2018

Field, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the in-house UK trade arm of Berry Bros & Rudd (BB&R), has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Galician producer Rafael Palacios.

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Harpers Design Awards 2018 open for entries

Published:  07 June, 2018

Entries are now open for the Harpers Design Awards, an annual celebration of the best branding and packaging design the drinks industry has to offer.

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Exports of Crémant de Loire wine to the UK soar

Published:  06 June, 2018

Exports of Crémant de Loire wine to the UK rose 34.2% in volume in 2017 to 4,255 hl, according to data released by InterLoire - the association for Loire Valley wines.

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London’s urban wine boom gathers pace

Published:  06 June, 2018

The capital’s nascent urban winemaking scene is continuing to develop with the release of a Battersea winemaker’s first wine and the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to develop a new winery in southeast London.

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Bodegas Beronia kicks off summer-long foodie campaign

Published:  06 June, 2018

Foodies of both sexes are being called on to don fake moustaches and caps as part of a summer long campaign for the Beronia brand of Rioja wine.

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All Bar One turns focus on sustainability

Published:  06 June, 2018

All Bar One has introduced its first collection of environmentally friendly wines as part of a new sustainability focus for the group.

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Online retailer The Drinks Agency moves to tap demand for high end drinks

Published:  06 June, 2018

A new online premium drinks retailer is now fully operational as it bids to tap booming demand for high end wines and small batch spirits.

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Cannabis ‘the big green elephant in the room’ for drinks sector claims report

Published:  05 June, 2018

The global alcoholic drinks industry is facing a moment of reckoning as cannabis laws across the world continue to be relaxed. 

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Alastair Pyatt returns to Jascots as head of buying

Published:  05 June, 2018

Jascots has appointed Alastair Pyatt to a newly created head of buying role.

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Defra Brexit negotiator steps in as SWA industry director

Published:  05 June, 2018

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has appointed a former top government Brexit negotiator as its new industry director.

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