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Symington announce €5m investment in new table wine winery with eye on Douro’s premium future

Published:  21 February, 2018

Pre-eminent port producer Symington Family Estates has announced plans to spend up to €4 to €5 million on a new winemaking facility at Quinta do Ataíde in the Douro to underpin the quality of its table wine production.

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Berry Bros & Rudd brings back gin from a 'bygone era'

Published:  20 February, 2018

Berry Bros & Rudd has re-commenced distillation and bottling of its own-label London Dry Gin for global release.

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The Oxford Wine Company officially leaves Vindependents

Published:  20 February, 2018

The Oxford Wine Company has officially left Vindependents.

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Pinkster goes green with move into bag-in-box format

Published:  20 February, 2018

Pinkster has launched Pinkster on Tap – a 3 litre bag-in-box of its raspberry infused premium gin.

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Waitrose claims UK supermarket first with Japanese gin

Published:  19 February, 2018

Waitrose has claimed a UK supermarket first with the launch of a gin made in Japan.

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Final call for indies to submit wines for Everyday Bordeaux Selection 2018

Published:  19 February, 2018

The CIVB has issued a call out to all UK indie merchants to enter their favourite Bordeaux wines for judging in the annual Everyday Bordeaux Selection competition.

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Following immersion in Riesling Downunder, Sarah Ahmed explores the variety’s potential in the UK

Published:  19 February, 2018

If the recent Riesling Riot was a litmus test, then Riesling is clearly starting to attract the cool crowd in Australia.

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Vinisud reveals plans to form half of global cool and warm climate hub

Published:  19 February, 2018

Vinisud has revealed ambitious plans to establish itself as one part of a global hub for international buyers looking for both cool and warm climate wines, as the fair plans to move to Paris next year.

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Armit Wines releases Pieve Santa Restituta 2013

Published:  19 February, 2018

Armit Wines has announced the 2013 release from Pieve Santa Restituta.

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Navarra goes back to its roots with Garnacha rosados

Published:  16 February, 2018

In the not-so-distant past, Garnacha accounted for 90% of plantings in Navarra. After falling to around 20% in the 1980s, it is now on the rise says Navarra DO president David Palacios, as winemakers flock back to the region’s once signature grape

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The week that was

Published:  16 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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Oregon and Washington opt for London ‘Encounter’ in latest shake up of generic tasting formats

Published:  16 February, 2018

The annual Oregon and Washington tasting in London is to morph into a series of highly focused events this year, with each targeting a specific interest group in the UK trade under the banner ‘Encounter Oregon and Washington State Wines’.

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Barry Dick MW joins Copestick Murray as head of winemaking

Published:  16 February, 2018

Copestick Murray has appointed Barry Dick MW to head up the the i heart distributor's wine portfolio.

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SITT Manchester and London shine spotlight on Grenache, Hungary and Chile

Published:  16 February, 2018

With the SITT Manchester and London tastings just over a week away, we can bring you a taster of some of the great masterclasses and hosts lined up for visitors on the day.

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TWE declares war on Rush Rich and other ‘copycat operators’

Published:  16 February, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is embroiled in yet another legal challenge, this time against a label which it claims intentionally riffs off the look and feel of one of its flagship Australian brands.

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Sparkling wine, Chile and premium spirits forecast to continue to buck UK downward consumption trend

Published:  15 February, 2018

The growth in sparkling wine, along with premium gin, rum and whisky, is set to continue beyond 2021, helping offset the impart on value sales of a 10-year decline in consumption.

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WineGB unveils new branding and 2018 activity

Published:  15 February, 2018

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has unveiled its new branding following the merger of Vineyards Association (UKVA) and English Wine Producers (EWP), and the subsequent name change, last year.

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Star wines and evolution trails at Wines from Spain's annual trade tasting

Published:  15 February, 2018

This year’s Wines from Spain annual trade tasting will highlight the opportunities from Spain’s myriad DOs, styles, grape varieties and terroirs, with importers also selecting their ‘star wines’ from across the on and off-trades.

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The Wine Society CEO McMillan steps down

Published:  15 February, 2018

The Wine Society has announced its CEO of almost six years,Robin McMillan, will be stepping down at the end of this month.

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Beefeater to paint town pink with launch of strawberry gin

Published:  14 February, 2018

Pernod Ricard is stepping up its engagement with the gin category with the launch of Beefeater Pink this April.

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