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University of Adelaide launches free wine class online with 10,000 enrollees

Published:  13 July, 2016

University of Adelaide in Australia launched its online class World of Wine: From Grape to Glass, which is free to enroll and has already had 10,000 students enlisted.

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Gallo expands it fruit-flavoured wine range

Published:  13 July, 2016

Gallo family Vineyards has added a Peach & Nectarine flavoured wine to it Spirtz range, which is it fruit-flavoured wine range following the success of other wines in the category.

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Think Indie: Vagabond Wines takes top Independent Merchant for UK's 50 Best Indies Award

Published:  13 July, 2016

At yesterday's Think Indie Drink Indie event hosted in London Vagabond Wines took the top top spot in the UK's 50 Best Indies Award list.

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Think Indie: Indies from across the UK collaborate on how to build their businesses

Published:  12 July, 2016

At today's Think Indie Drink Indie event held at M Restaurant Threadneedle in London, independent merchants heard panellists from across the trade discuss four key topics on how owners could help diversify and grow their businesses.

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Rosemount aims to be perfect match for everyday meals

Published:  12 July, 2016

Treasury Wine Estates has launched a "food-centered" range of wines under its Rosemount brand in an effort to link wine to everyday meal occasions.

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Waitrose introduces seven day payment terms for small suppliers

Published:  12 July, 2016

Waitrose announced it would be rolling out seven day payment terms for small suppliers in an industry leading move.

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Q&A: John Colley, managing director retail, Majestic Wine

Published:  11 July, 2016

When Colley joined Majestic in September 2015, he brought with him a wealth of experience and promptly hit the ground running. Now he has settled in, he talks about what he hopes to achieve over the next three years.

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Nielsen: Brexit shakes consumer sentiment

Published:  11 July, 2016

According to new Nieslen data, the sentiment that "Brexit will negatively impact the British economy" is now being held by almost two-thirds of shoppers, with younger consumers looking to tighten their financial belts.

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Profile: Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene

Published:  08 July, 2016

With wine bars in London, Logroño and Melbourne, plus a natural wine fair to its name, Les Caves de Pyrene is an intriguingly off-piste wine importer. Doug Wregg explains what make the 'cavistes' tick.

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Think Indie, Drink Indie: Independent insight

Published:  08 July, 2016

Independent merchants to take centre stage at Think Indie, Drink Indie symposium

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Rabobank: EU Referendum outcome to have 'critical implications' for beverage sector

Published:  08 July, 2016

According to a new report released by Rabobank today, the results of the referendum vote "will have critical implications for the beverage sector, given the UK's role as both a major importer (e.g. wine) and major supplier (e.g. scotch)."

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

Published:  08 July, 2016

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.

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Wine Society takes top merchant award as IWC winners celebrate

Published:  08 July, 2016

At last night's 33rd annual International Wine Challenge dinner held at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London, The Wine Society was the bigger winner of the evening taking home IWC's Wine Merchant of the year award.

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Think Indie: Survey results show independent sector had been improving leading up to Brexit

Published:  08 July, 2016

Ahead of our Think Indie, Drink Indie symposium on July 12, Harpers took the temperature of the sector with a far-reaching survey, revealing a generally positive outlook for the future of the independent trade, but with several common challenges.

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LFL sales down in food and clothing at M&S

Published:  07 July, 2016

Beleaguered high street retailer Marks & Spencer has posted a 4.3% drop in total sales in the 13 weeks to July 2.

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Majestic holding off on shareholder payout

Published:  07 July, 2016

The chairman of Majestic wine has announced that the group will not be paying a shareholder dividend this financial year in order to balance the books following the acquisition of Naked Wines.

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Drake & Morgan acquires Corney & Barrow Bars Limited

Published:  07 July, 2016

Drake & Morgan, the bar and restaurant group, has acquired the wine bar side of the business at Corney & Barrow for an undisclosed sum.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd appoints operations director

Published:  07 July, 2016

Berry Bros. & Rudd has announced the appointment of an Operations, Logistics and IT Director.

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New era for Distell whisky maker

Published:  06 July, 2016

Andy Watts is moving on from his role as distillery manager at South Africa's James Sedgwick after 25 years.

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Brexit: Hush Heath reports rising demand post referendum

Published:  06 July, 2016

An English wine producer is in talks with a major UK retailer to significantly increase supply as a direct result of Brexit.

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