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Bartenders head to Morocco for finals of international gin competition

Published:  18 September, 2017

Ten bartenders are arriving in Marrakech today ready for the world finals of the Opihr World Adventure Cocktail Competition.

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The Pinot Noir Alliance announces first session

Published:  18 September, 2017

Five producers from some of the world’s most famous Pinot Noir producing regions are teaming up to promote the variety worldwide.

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Aldi launches Wine Advent Calendar

Published:  18 September, 2017

Aldi is gearing up for the Christmas season with the launch of a Wine Advent Calendar and a 3L Prosecco Jeraboam.

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Ramon Bilbao opens new Rueda winery

Published:  18 September, 2017

Ramon Bilbao, the Rioja producer, has opened a new winery in Rueda.

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Indie buyers talk trade ahead of SITT

Published:  15 September, 2017

Ahead of our SITT Autumn tastings, Andrew Catchpole invites independent buyers and smaller suppliers to give their views on the benefits and drawbacks of dealing with such specialist importers

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Pubs and bars lose 611,000 regulars in two years

Published:  15 September, 2017

While consumers seem to be increasingly willing to head out for coffee, new figures show the number of Brits who are trading pubs and bars for the sofa as their favour place to kick back with a glass of alcohol.

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The week that was

Published:  15 September, 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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Noble Rot turns importer for new supply arm

Published:  15 September, 2017

Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew, co-founders of Noble Rot magazine and restaurant, have set up a new wine import company Keeling Andrew & Co.

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Treasury team walk Thames Path Challenge in honour of MD

Published:  15 September, 2017

Thirty members of the Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) team took on the Thames Path Challenge on Saturday (9 September).

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Plaimont Producteurs re-introduces ‘long lost’ Tardif grape variety

Published:  14 September, 2017

Plaimont Producteurs, one of France’s leading co-operative, has gained permission to re-introduce long lost grape variety Tardif, which is thought to have been lost to phylloxera long ago.

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Elephant Hill aims to strengthen UK presence via Corney & Barrow link

Published:  14 September, 2017

Hawke’s Bay winery Elephant Hill has joined forces with Corney & Barrow to strengthen its presence in the UK market.

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Louis Roederer winners unveiled

Published:  14 September, 2017

The winners of the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2017 have been unveiled.

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Waitrose wine sales soar

Published:  14 September, 2017

Waitrose has revealed that its wine sales for the week ending 9 September were up by more than 31% on the same period last year driven by promotions. 

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Brexit-focused WSTA Conference delivers greater clarity - on extent of uncertainty

Published:  13 September, 2017

The WSTA’s Miles Beale called on the government for “more active partnership, more communication and to get more done” at its annual conference in London on Tuesday, which delivered insights into the complexity of Brexit, along with the gulf of uncertainty that still exists for the UK drinks trade.

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Retail wine sales hit six-year high as Brexit pushes up prices

Published:  13 September, 2017

Sales of still wine in the off-trade saw record value growth in the last quarter new figures show, as well as the largest increase in average prices since April 2014.

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Beam Suntory gives Cruzan rum premium revamp

Published:  13 September, 2017

Beam Suntory has given its ‘super’ premium Cruzan Distiller’s Collection a makeover designed to set it apart from its cheaper, fruit-flavoured stable mate.

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Chateau Angelus to step up wine tourism focus

Published:  13 September, 2017

Iconic Saint-Emilion property Chateau Angelus is in 'a gradual but important period of transition,' according to its director Stephanie de Bouard.

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Lyme Bay expands seasonal range with dessert-inspired release

Published:  13 September, 2017

Lyme Bay winery in Devon has added to its range of seasonal wines with a new Christmas Pudding-inspired lauch.

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Italian co-operative outlines plans for quality rebrand

Published:  12 September, 2017

A large-scale Italian cooperative is aiming to challenge its “reliable Pinot Grigio” reputation with a marketing push in the UK.

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Broadland launches low-calorie, lighter-alcohol range

Published:  12 September, 2017

Broadland Wineries is tapping the move towards healthier drinking with a new range of single serve wines.

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