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Wines of Spain unveils new Caballeros for 2018

Published:  12 March, 2018

Wines of Spain has unveiled two new Caballeros for 2018 - Peter Dauthieu and Marisol Bueno.

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Plotting the indigenous jewels on Hungary’s wine map

Published:  09 March, 2018

Hungary has come a long way since the heyday of Bull’s Blood in the 1970s. Now it’s rich tapestry of indigenous styles are finding their feet

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Wine gaucho Crozier urges UK to embrace second wave of niche Argentine wineries

Published:  09 March, 2018

Speaking at an Alternative Argentina tasting in London yesterday (8 March), Argentine wine expert Phil Crozier outlined the opportunities for the country to expand its offer with more focus on its diversity and smaller producers.

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Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018 open for entries

Published:  09 March, 2018

The international Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2018 has thrown down the gauntlet to UK somms, inviting entries for this year’s competition to be held on 9 April at 67 Pall Mall.

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The week that was

Published:  09 March, 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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Industry stalwart Jeremy Rockett co-founds distribution venture

Published:  09 March, 2018

Jeremy Rockett, former Marblehead MD and marketing director for González Byass UK, has joined forces with a trio of drinks experts to launch a distribution agency.

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Boutinot unveils Rioja trio with 'unexpected' design

Published:  08 March, 2018

Boutinot has unveiled a new range of Riojas featuring labels designed to break from ‘the traditional Rioja wine language of competitors’.

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Companies continue to look to Provence for bankable rosé styles

Published:  08 March, 2018

The popularity of drier, paler styles of rosé show no signs of slowing as they inch further and further into the mainstream, with Blossom Hill becoming the latest company to latch onto this consumer-friendly style.

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Wine Net joins Merchant Vintners

Published:  08 March, 2018

Essex-based wine merchant Wine Net has signed up as a member of Merchant Vintners growing the buying group’s members to 20.

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Top US organic producer Bonterra joins Enotria&Coe

Published:  08 March, 2018

Enotria&Coe is increasing its stall of organic wines via leading organic producer Bonterra.

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Vindependents adds Mountford Estate to its portfolio

Published:  07 March, 2018

Vindependents has added Mountford Estate from New Zealand’s Waipara region to its portfolio.

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Call for greater clarity on low and no alcohol labelling reaches House of Commons

Published:  07 March, 2018

MPs are gathering in the House of Commons today to tackle the “confusing” labelling of low alcohol and alcohol-free drinks.

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Berkmann signs distribution deal for Ferraton Père & Fils

Published:  07 March, 2018

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Ferraton Père & Fils.

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Gallo turns sights on UK with revamped premium range

Published:  07 March, 2018

Californian producing giant E&J Gallo has identified the UK as a key market to grow its expanding range of high-end wines.

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Conviviality brings Leefield Station to the UK

Published:  07 March, 2018

Conviviality has teamed up with winemaker Brent Marris to bring Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris to the UK for the first time.

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Maxxium UK reinvents itself as Edrington-Beam Suntory UK

Published:  07 March, 2018

Leading whisky and cognac distributor Maxxium UK is putting its key brands front and centre with a name change as it prepares to expand its footprint in premium and super premium spirits.

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New direction for Jura with signature range

Published:  06 March, 2018

Scottish malt whisky maker Jura has announced a major image overhaul via a bold new signature series.

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Wine Australia creates new role to grow Chinese presence

Published:  06 March, 2018

Wine Australia has created a regional general manager position, covering greater China, to which it has appointed ‘experienced China hand’, David Lucas.

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Pure Wild Spirits seeks £750,000 investment to accelerate growth

Published:  06 March, 2018

Pure Wild Spirits (PWSL), maker of Freya – a premium white spirit distilled from birch, has announced it is seeking a £750,000 investment to accelerate growth into premium retailers, bar and restaurant groups, and initial exports to the US and Italy.

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McGuigan adds first low-alcohol duo

Published:  05 March, 2018

McGuigan Wines has launched its first low-alcohol duo to tap Brits’ increasing thirst for such offerings.

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