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Sales of European and fine wine set to grow in US

Published:  20 January, 2014

The US wine industry is facing challenges as it hits "transition point" with younger consumers moving into the market, but sales of European and fine wine are set to grow, says Silicon Valley Bank.

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Concha y Toro to bolster spending on Isla Negra and Casillero brands

Published:  20 January, 2014
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Sam Neill's Two Paddocks acquires fourth Central Otago vineyard

Published:  20 January, 2014

Actor- turned- winemaker, Sam Neill, has acquired a fourth vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand, adding six additional hectares of Pinot Noir to his vineyard portfolio with the purchase of a Bannockburn estate called Desert Heart.

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?Liv-ex launches the Liv-ex Fine Wine 1000 index

Published:  20 January, 2014
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McGuigan Wines invests in customer promotion to drive brand visibility

Published:  20 January, 2014
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Christmas cheer for Conviviality as half year sales fall

Published:  20 January, 2014
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Casa Silva produces first wine from Chile's most southern wine region

Published:  17 January, 2014

Casa Silva has produced the first wine from what it claims is Chile's southern most wine region in the region of Chilean Patagonia some 350km from Bio Bio the previous most southern area capable of growing wine in the country.  

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Windsor 2014 attracts key players with collective buying power of over £222m

Published:  17 January, 2014

Up to two thirds of the buyers signed up for the Windsor 2014 Wine Buyers' Forum are from the independent on and off-trade sectors whilst the collective buying power of all the buyers attending is now over £222m.

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Champagne exports fell 1.5% in 2013

Published:  17 January, 2014
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Should there be a Bordeaux 2013 en primeur campaign? Have your say...

Published:  17 January, 2014

Both critics and producers took to Twitter and social media yesterday to defend their stance of whether or not the Bordeaux 2013 en premieur campaign should in fact be held this year and if it was would they attend. Here we look at industry opinion and give you the chance to have your say in our Harpers.co.uk poll. 

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Drinks industry takes its case to Westminster and urges MPs to Call Time on Duty

Published:  16 January, 2014

MPs from all parties came to talk to key figures of the wine and spirits industry last night at a special House of Commons event to publicise the Call Time On Duty campaign to try and get the Chancellor to freeze the alcohol duty escalator in the 2014 Budget.

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Southern hemisphere harvests look good for bulk wine, says Murphy Wine

Published:  16 January, 2014
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Sonoma County to be first completely sustainable US wine region

Published:  16 January, 2014

The Sonoma County Winegrowers announced yesterday a three phased plan that will make Sonoma County the first 100% sustainable wine region in the US.

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Rolling update: Key drinks figures tell MPs about the damage duty increases have on UK businesses

Published:  16 January, 2014

Leading figures from across the UK wine and spirits industry joined the trade lobby that took the Call Time On Duty campaign to MPs at the House of Commons last night.

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Bordeaux 2013 en primeur could shake up wine industry

Published:  16 January, 2014

Bordeaux's 2013 en primeur campaign may well be a "damp squib" thanks to a poor vintage and lack of interest from top journalists, but it could shake-up the trade and consumers.

While some critics are calling for the campaign to be called off, the Bordelais are imploring the trade and media to give the wines a chance, and merchants believe a bad campaign could revitalise the industry.

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Global wine suppliers must not neglect established markets, says Rabobank

Published:  16 January, 2014
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Festive fillip for on-trade

Published:  16 January, 2014

Festive celebrations saw like-for-like sales at 27 of the UK's pub and bar groups up 3.3% on last year, with experts predicting strong first quarter sales for 2014.

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Australian Vintage boss predicts strong 2014

Published:  15 January, 2014
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Younger consumers key to exploring French wines' diversity

Published:  15 January, 2014

Younger consumers are vital to drive sales of lesser-known French wines, said experts at the French Wine Discovery Tasting.

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Australia's 2014 vintage gets underway

Published:  15 January, 2014
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