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Happy Christmas from Harpers

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wishing you all the best on Christmas day and looking forward to 2008.

The Harpers' Team

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Louise Hill to leave Stratford's

Published:  23 July, 2008

Louise Hill, the face of Stratford's Wine Agencies, is quitting the company at the end of the month.

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Lafite Rothschild most popular Liv-ex brand

Published:  23 July, 2008

Lafite Rothschild was the number one fine wine brand traded on Liv-ex over the last 12 months.

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Cognac exports to China hit record levels

Published:  23 July, 2008

Exports shipped directly to China increased by 73.8% to 31,969 hectolitres in the last 12 months to November, Cognac trade body BNIC said.

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A look ahead at the New Year's tasting

Published:  23 July, 2008

January might be a quiet time for wine sales but the trade has a busy month of annual tastings from New Zealand and Australia to Germany and Burgundy.

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Amorim launches recycling scheme

Published:  23 July, 2008

Amorim Cork America has announced it is to launch a pilot program in Oregon to collect and recycle one ton - or 300,000 - natural wine corks over the next 12 months.

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Hardys signals shift from cask wine

Published:  23 July, 2008

Peter Dawson, senior operations vice president at the Hardy Wine Company, has highlighted the company's plans to shift production away from sales of cask wine.

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Producers improving' nation's drinking habits

Published:  23 July, 2008

Alcohol companies are helping to improve drinking habits in the UK, according to a new survey.

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Angela Mount joins Fairtrade wine brand

Published:  23 July, 2008

Angela Mount has been announced as the new Marketing Consultant at Fairtrade wine brand Fairhills.

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British wine consumers bluff at restaurants

Published:  23 July, 2008

British wine consumers are a nation of bluffers when it comes to ordering wine at restaurants.

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Q&A: Mariann Fischer Boel

Published:  23 July, 2008

The EU wine reform will likely be implemented in August 2008, but first it has to be approved by the Council of Ministers of Agriculture taking place in Brussels on December 17th and 19th.

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NVV appoints new president

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pat Stotesbery has been appointed as the new president for the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV).

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Scotland launches 10-year plan to tackle alcohol-related violence

Published:  23 July, 2008

Scotland has launched a 10-year plan to combat crime related to its hardman' culture.

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Christmas Quiz

Published:  23 July, 2008

Handbags. Furniture polish. Disinfectant. Yes, it's time again to test your mettle - not to mention your memory and attention span - against the Harpers Christmas Quiz 2007.

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Constellation completes Fortune Brands acquisition

Published:  23 July, 2008

Constellation Brands has purchased Fortune Brands' US wine portfolio for $885 million (440m).

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EU welcomes new spirits regulation

Published:  23 July, 2008

New regulations which set out clear definitions for all spirit drinks have been agreed on by the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament.

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Argiano appoints new UK distributor

Published:  23 July, 2008

Thorman Hunt has been appointed as the new UK distributor for Argiano.

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EU delighted' with compromise on wine reform

Published:  23 July, 2008

Mariann Fischer Boel, the EU agriculture minister, is delighted with the compromise reached on the wine reform talks.

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United Spirits to export wines to Europe

Published:  23 July, 2008

INDIA: United Spirits said it will begin exporting wines to Europe and the US from March 2008.

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Pernod finalises 1bn Stolichnaya buyout

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pernod Ricard is looking to finalise a 1 billion purchase of the Russian vodka brand Stolichnaya.

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