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CIVB invites trade to Dine with Bordeaux

Published:  17 March, 2017

The Bordeaux Wine Board (CIVB) is re-launching two promotional campaigns aimed at promoting the 'versatility' of Bordeaux.

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DBG Italia goes independent from Berry Bros. & Rudd

Published:  17 March, 2017

Italian agency business DBG Italia has announced it will detach itself from Berry Bros. & Rudd by becoming an independently owned company.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  17 March, 2017

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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The drinks world takes action over alcohol misuse

Published:  17 March, 2017

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) announced this week it is calling for entries for this year's Scotch Whisky Action Fund - an initiative set up in 2013 to help tackle alcohol misuse by offering grants for related projects across Scotland. 

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"Worrying" times for Sainsbury's as supermarket points to unstable climate for sales set-back

Published:  16 March, 2017

Sainsbury's has warned of "very competitive" trading conditions in the wake of the post-Brexit sterling slump as the supermarket suffered a slight sales decline in the fourth quarter of the financial year.

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Sustainable gin which uses by-products of Sussex winery releases second batch

Published:  16 March, 2017

A British gin distilled with grapes from a Sussex vineyard is gearing up to release of its second batch following its launch in September.

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MPs back bill to promote "best of British" by requiring UK diplomats to serve UK-produced wine overseas

Published:  15 March, 2017

A Sussex MP has proposed a new law which would force British embassies and consulates overseas to serve English and Welsh wines at events to boost post-Brexit trade.

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Diageo's Aileen Keyes to take on head of alcohol in society GB & Europe role

Published:  15 March, 2017

Diageo has revealed Aileen Keyes will take up a newly created position of head of alcohol in society, Diageo GB & Europe, following Mark Baird's departure from the business next month.

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Pernod rolls out standardised nutritional info across its major brands

Published:  14 March, 2017

Pernod Ricard has committed to publishing nutritional information across its strategic brands by including 'smart' codes across it major labels.

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Gin replaces spirit-based drinks in ONS inflation basket

Published:  14 March, 2017

The ONS, which has not included the price of gin in inflation calculations for 13 years, today unveiled it had re-introduced it in light of "increased expenditure" on the popular tipple, which has replaced spirit-based drinks in the basket.

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Jameson makes its first move into RTDs

Published:  14 March, 2017

Pernod Ricard has poured Jameson into cans in a bid to up the Irish Whiskey brand's relevance among younger drinkers.

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Sherry president outlines opportunities for growth

Published:  14 March, 2017

Sherry has attracted its fair share of negative headlines in recent years, with its steadily declining volumes making it an easy target to highlight shortcomings in the wider alcohol industry.

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Sherry president outlines opportunities for growth

Published:  14 March, 2017

Sherry has attracted its fair share of negative headlines in recent years, with its steadily declining volumes making it an easy target to highlight shortcomings in the wider alcohol industry.

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Marie Bizard makes its first foray into frozen cocktails with low-calorie line

Published:  14 March, 2017

The range, rolling out in the UK and other European countries from May this year followed by a worldwide launch in 2018, comprises seven variants, including more unusual cocktails such as Rosé Grapefruit, White Peach, Elderflower Lime & Mint and apple liquor Manzanita.

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Industry bodies welcome the European Commission's nutritional labelling 'invite'

Published:  13 March, 2017

Industry bodies have welcomed the European Commission's invite to the alcohol industry to develop a self-regulatory nutritional labelling proposal.

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New appointments at Louis Latour

Published:  13 March, 2017

Wine and Cognac importer Louis Latour has made two new managerial appointments in London and the North.

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English wine export predicted to grow tenfold in five years

Published:  13 March, 2017

In a bid to drive oversea sales and increase exports, a selection of leading producers, including Bolney Wine Estate, Chapel Down, Gusbourne, Hattingley Valley and Ridgeway Wine Estate, will be exhibiting at the event in Dusseldorf later this month.

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WSTA's Miles Beale on the Budget: Unsurprising surprises

Published:  13 March, 2017

What was surprising about the result of the Budget this year was that it that it did not contain any surprises.

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Berkmann ballot puts Portugal on top

Published:  10 March, 2017

Berkmann Wine Cellars took the opportunity to take the temperature of up and coming grapes, styles and regions likely to cause a stir in 2017.

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Think Gin 2017 Awards: Winners announced

Published:  10 March, 2017

This week Harpers' held its third Think Gin event to celebrate the growth of this versatile, yet undeniably British spirit.

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