Hess Collection quake damage

Napa wineries can learn lessons from Chile following earthquake

29 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Napa wineries should take stock of damage following last week’s 6.1 earthquake and consider upgrading facilities, as Chilean winemakers did following its 2010 tremblor.


Globe in red wine glass

Wine trade identifies major opportunities for 2014

29 Aug 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

The relaunch of the 3 for £10 mechanic; a major crisis in the Spanish bulk wine industry and the growing prominence of fruit-flavoured wines were all chosen as major stories of the year to date by some of the wine trade’s top names.

This week

The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

29 Aug 2014 | By Erin Smith

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have done a review of the top online news, financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion stories.

Patrick McGrath

Back to School: Hatch Mansfield's Patrick McGrath MW

29 Aug 2014

Patrick McGrath MW, managing director of Hatch Mansfield, sees ongoing margin pressure for suppliers as a major threat, and tips New Zealand and Prosecco for continued growth. This is part of a series of ‘back to school’ reports from leaders across the wine trade.

Richard Cochrane

Back to School: Felix Solis UK MD Richard Cochrane

29 Aug 2014

Felix Solis UK managing director Richard Cochrane says the end and restart of the 3 for £10 mechanic was a landmark for the UK wine trade, and reckons further consolidation is on the cards. 

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