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Sparkling sales continue to fizz in the UK

Published:  14 February, 2018

Sales of sparkling grew by 6% in volume and 9% in value in the off-trade last year, showing the popularity of the category continues to rise.

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Conviviality signs deal as Marqués de Riscal distributor

Published:  13 February, 2018

Conviviality has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Marqués de Riscal, taking over from Barwell & Jones.

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Newcomer Wines launches Central European wine fair

Published:  13 February, 2018

Newcomer Wines has revealed it is to hold its first UK fair to promote Central European wines.

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Gonzalez Byass goes sherry light with a twist on an old classic

Published:  13 February, 2018

Packed out sherry and port stands at Gonzalez Byass UK’s tasting yesterday showed there is strength in the traditional fortified category, with Quinta do Noval and flagship Tio Pepe brand drawing crowds.

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Wine Intelligence predicts bright future for sparkling in China

Published:  13 February, 2018

Wine Intelligence has predicted sparkling wine consumption in China is poised to take off boosted by a wave of more affordable options.

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Rathfinny reveals Sussex sparkling launch details

Published:  13 February, 2018

Rathfinny Estate has announced the highly anticipated launch of its first Sussex sparkling wines will take place at Somerset House in London on April 24th.

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British gin exports exceed £500 million for the first time

Published:  12 February, 2018

Exports of British gin have broken the half a billion-pound mark for the first time.

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UK organic wine market back on track

Published:  12 February, 2018

Paused by the recession, the UK market for organic wine is back on track, boosted by millennials and their quest for healthier living, alongside consumers in general paying increasing attention to the origins of both food and drink.

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Vinventions grows global market share as volumes rise

Published:  12 February, 2018

Wine closures specialist Vinventions has reported ‘considerable’ volume growth, delivering 2.7 billion closures in 2017 compared to 2.5 billion the previous year.

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New Zealand reveals bumper line-up for Prowein

Published:  12 February, 2018

New Zealand will have its largest presence to date at Prowein next month, with a bumper number of wineries in line with the country’s growing exports which reached a record high at the end of last year.

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Scotch Whisky enjoys record-breaking year for exports

Published:  12 February, 2018

Scotch Whisky has enjoyed a record-breaking year for exports with both value and volume sales on the rise.

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Bacardi marches 5,500 employees ‘Back to the Bar’ for grassroots on-trade initiative

Published:  09 February, 2018

Employees at spirits powerhouse Bacardi left their computers and labs yesterday and headed to their local bars as part of a global initiative to find out what’s driving engagement at the sharp end of the trade.

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HB Clark launches Clark’s Crossing global range in latest addition to expanding wine portfolio

Published:  09 February, 2018

Yorkshire-based wholesaler HB Clark has boosted its portfolio of own and exclusive label wines with a newly developed global range called Clark’s Crossing Private Bin.

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CIVB launches first Bordeaux Wine Month alongside PR shake-up

Published:  09 February, 2018

The official Bordeaux wine body has announced a number of initiatives lined up for the UK for 2018, including an official Bordeaux Wine Month to run in UK independents throughout the month of June.

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Think Gin to return with great line up on 30 April at London’s Smith & Wollensky

Published:  09 February, 2018

Think Gin is back, bigger and better than ever, with a fantastic line up of debates and masterclasses, presented by some of the most gin-savvy experts in the trade.

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The week that was

Published:  09 February, 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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Profits jump 25% at Pernod Ricard

Published:  08 February, 2018

Pernod Ricard is celebrating rising profits of 25% in the first half of the 2018 fiscal year, with growth driven by stronger demand in China, India and at its travel retail division.

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CA Grand Crus appoints commercial director for Santenay

Published:  07 February, 2018

CA Grand Crus has appointed Stéphane Charreyron as commercial director of Château de Santenay.

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Vranken-Pommery Monopole becomes first French Champagne house to sell English wine

Published:  07 February, 2018

Champagne producer Vranken-Pommery Monopole has released its first English sparkling wine.

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Calabria promotes Emma Norbiato to chief winemaker

Published:  07 February, 2018

Australian winery Calabria has promoted Emma Norbiato to the role of chief winemaker.

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