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Upbeat January for on-trade as lfl sales up 7.2%

Published:  12 February, 2014

The on-trade had a relatively upbeat start to the year, with like-for-like sales up 7.2% on a snow-hit 2013.

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Matthew Clark's annual tasting a 'complete departure'

Published:  12 February, 2014

Matthew Clark's annual tasting is set to be a "complete departure" from previous years, and its biggest to date.

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Fine wine prices fall in January for first time in 12 years

Published:  12 February, 2014

For the the first time in 12 years the Liv-ex Fine Wine 100 index fell by 0.9% in January, a traditionally strong month.

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?India's Soul Tree Wines targets UK retail

Published:  12 February, 2014
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McWilliam's switches from PLB to Kingsland Wines & Spirits

Published:  12 February, 2014

Australian winery McWilliam's has moved its UK business from PLB to Kingsland Wines & Spirits.

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Free Run Wines to boost its French portfolio

Published:  12 February, 2014

Free Run Wines is planning a boost its French portfolio and develop intellectual property to add value to the business.

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Gordon's elderflower gin launch backed by seven-figure marketing spend

Published:  12 February, 2014
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Strong GBP and harvest means UK wine buyers will seek quality over price this year

Published:  11 February, 2014
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Matthew Clark boosts wine reputation and sales

Published:  11 February, 2014

Matthew Clark is growing its wine business as more on-trade customers seek it out for a broader range of wines.

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Borough Wines to roll out barrel refill concept to other independents

Published:  11 February, 2014
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Enotria's annual tasting to be biggest yet

Published:  11 February, 2014
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The Co-op celebrates selling 35m bottles of Fairtrade wine in 10 years

Published:  10 February, 2014

The Co-operative has sold 35 million bottles of Fairtrade wine in the past 10 years, with 2013 its most successful yet.

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Minimum pricing would have negligible effect on moderate drinkers, says study

Published:  10 February, 2014
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Almost one in five consumers buy alcohol at independent discount retailers

Published:  10 February, 2014
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Chileans reassure trade over new rules on adding water to wines

Published:  10 February, 2014
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?Brangelina's Rosé to be sold at Berry Bros

Published:  10 February, 2014

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Château Miraval Rosé released its second vintage last week and Berry Bros. & Rudd will get the first pre-allocation of the wine to be sold in the UK.

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Industry experts lined up to offer advice in specialist workshops at Wine Buyers Forum

Published:  07 February, 2014

Those attending the first Wine Buyers Forum taking place in Windsor next month will be able to take part in a wide ranging series of trade workshops as well as organise meetings with key suppliers over the two day event.

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Bodegas Muriel to target independents with its Rioja wines through Moreno Wines

Published:  07 February, 2014

Spanish producer, Bodegas Muriel, is looking to strengthen its distibution in the independent sector after signing an exclusive agreement with Moreno Wines having already built up good distribution in the multiple off-trade through Off Piste Wines. 

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?The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  07 February, 2014

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

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Brazilian wines are all set for mainstream distribution across the UK ahead of the World Cup

Published:  07 February, 2014

Wines of Brasil is looking to galvanise support for its wines in the UK on the back of this summer's World Cup with new marketing and promotional campaigns.

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