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Looking ahead: Troy Christensen, Enotria & Coe

Published:  30 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Champagne Warehouse invests in new tech to make re-ordering easier

Published:  30 July, 2018

Champagne Warehouse is rolling out new software that helps wine wholesalers automate back-office functions and gives customers the opportunity to easily order online.

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Record-breaking weather means Champagne harvest will begin in August

Published:  27 July, 2018

The 2018 Champagne harvest will become only the fifth vintage in the last 15 years to begin in August, according to the Comité Champagne.

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McGuigan eye premiumisation trends as it launches largest ad campaign to date

Published:  27 July, 2018

McGuigan will focus on tube stations and major cities when it kicks off its biggest UK out of home marketing campaign this autumn.

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Vintners Company £8,000 bursary for Geoffrey Roberts Award open for submissions

Published:  27 July, 2018

Entries are open for the £8,000 biennial Geoffrey Roberts Award, which recognises and rewards an individual that has furthered the cause for New World or emerging region wines.

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The week that was

Published:  27 July, 2018

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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French wine producers hail anti-hail netting go-ahead

Published:  26 July, 2018

Wine producers have applauded the news that the INAO has officially approved the use of anti-hail netting in French vineyards describing it as a ‘positive development’.

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Bancroft picks up Brokenwood from Negociants UK

Published:  26 July, 2018

Bancroft Wines has picked up the distribution of quality Australian wine estate Brokenwood Wines following the merger of Negociants UK into parent company, Fells.

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Beer and pink gin help fuel rise in Diageo GB Sales

Published:  26 July, 2018

Diageo has seen its annual GB sales rise by 8% helped by its core gin and beer offering and ‘innovative’ NPD including pink gin.

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Looking ahead: Neil Bruce, Fuller's

Published:  26 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Bolney clinches deal with mainland China

Published:  26 July, 2018

Bolney Wine Estate has become the first English wine producer to secure distribution in mainland China.

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Black Tower follows up healthy drinking trends with new 0.5% abv range

Published:  25 July, 2018

Black Tower is expanding its low alcohol offering in a bid to boost its appeal to health-conscious millennials at Christmas.

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Sign up for SITT - the only trade tastings tailored purely for independent merchants

Published:  25 July, 2018

As the autumn buying window fast approaches Harpers is once again running it’s popular independent merchant-focused Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) in London and Leeds this September, and we look forward to welcoming all indie buyers at these events.

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Hallgarten commended for environmental efforts

Published:  25 July, 2018

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation for its efforts in minimising the environmental impact of its business operations.

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Flint Wines eyes growth with new senior development manager

Published:  25 July, 2018

Specialist fine wine importer Flint Wines has hired a new company development manager as part of an “ambitious” five-year plan to drive the company forward.

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Seely adds Napa winery to AXA Millésimes portfolio

Published:  24 July, 2018

AXA Millésimes, which owns leading wineries in Bordeaux, Burgundy, The Douro and Tokaj, has announced the acquisition of Outpost Wines on Howell Mountain in Napa Valley.

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Redevined Wines to host LGBT wine event in Bordeaux

Published:  24 July, 2018

In a first for the region, the town of Blaye in Bordeaux is to host a European Gay Wine Weekend from 18 to 21 October.

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Fever-Tree puts the UK at the forefront of premium and healthy drinking trends

Published:  24 July, 2018

Fever-Tree continues to gain ground in the UK and the US as the trend for premiumisation and healthy long drinks continues worldwide.

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Gonzalez Byass UK to distribute Domäne Wachau

Published:  24 July, 2018

Gonzalez Byass UK has become the distributor for premium Austrian producer Domäne Wachau, taking over from Alliance Wine.

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Global wine market grows value sales against static volume

Published:  23 July, 2018

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