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Record number of drinks enter organic awards

Published:  05 June, 2019

The Boom awards (Best of Organic Market), organised by the Soil Association Certification, has seen a record amount of organic wine and spirit entries across the UK.

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Waitrose unveils refillable wine

Published:  05 June, 2019

Waitrose is trialling refillable wine at its Oxford Botley Road store, as part of a drive to cut down on packaging.

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Hong Kong “more engaged” with wine but exports to China go flat

Published:  05 June, 2019

The latest Wine Intelligence report on Hong Kong says after “many years of substantial growth” as the key Asian trading hub for wine, sales have plateaued after China, its biggest customer, established direct trade connections with wine-producing regions.

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Hatch Mansfield unveils latest sustainability initiative

Published:  05 June, 2019

Hatch Mansfield has announced its next sustainability initiative is a borehole project in the North region of Uganda.

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European trade association commits to providing energy value on spirits

Published:  05 June, 2019

SpiritsEUROPE, the trade association for European spirits producers, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide energy information on labels, together with full ingredient listings and detailed product-specific information online.

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Fourth Wave teams up with Denomination to launch a lighter wine

Published:  04 June, 2019

Fourth Wave has launched a range of lighter-style wines called Tread Softly, in partnership with drinks design outfit Denomination.

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Jeroboams to hold first Summer tasting for a decade

Published:  04 June, 2019

Jeroboams has announced its first Summer tasting for press, customers and clients in over 10 years.

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'Hippy’ wine goes mainstream

Published:  04 June, 2019

The latest Sola report from Wine Intelligence has highlighted the opportunity for the industry to produce more alternative wines.

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BRC reports ‘staggering’ fall in retail sales

Published:  04 June, 2019

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has recorded the biggest sales decline on record and warned the issues facing UK high streets require “urgent attention”.

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The Benevolent hails social media success

Published:  03 June, 2019

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent has said it “smashed” social media with the hashtag #benevolentcolours after it called on the industry to support its ‘It could be me’ campaign.

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Boutinot reveals rise in sales and profits

Published:  03 June, 2019

Boutinot has reported turnover increased to £139.6 million for the year ending 31 August 2018, up 4.5% on the previous year.

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Boiler Room and Pernod Ricard team up for new festival

Published:  03 June, 2019
 

Boiler Room, the music and culture platform, has joined forces with Pernod Ricard to launch the Boiler Room Festival, which will take place in London, Los Angeles and Johannesburg.

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Koerner brothers win Young Gun of Wine award

Published:  03 June, 2019

Damon and Jono Koerner, from Koerner Wine in the Clare Valley, have won the 2019 Riedel Young Gun of Wine award at the 13th Young Gun of Wine awards.

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Diageo reveals GB World Class finalists

Published:  31 May, 2019

Diageo Reserve has revealed the names of the 20 British bartenders who will compete for its GB World Class bartender of the year 2019 award.

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The week that was

Published:  31 May, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Alcohol sales fall worldwide, but with recovery to follow, predicts the IWSR

Published:  31 May, 2019

Global alcohol consumption fell back by 1.6% in 2018, according to new data from the IWSR, with some 27.6 billion nine-litre cases being consumed.

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Old world wines dominate on-trade in China, new research shows

Published:  31 May, 2019

Wines from France and Italy dominate the on-trade in China, according to the first in-depth research into the Chinese on-trade market.

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WBWE targets fast growing thirst for bulk in China

Published:  31 May, 2019

World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) has launched its first Chinese edition in the northern port city of Yantai in response to the booming market for bulk wine imports into China.

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Bacchus symposium de-codes potential of English wine’s “flag bearer”

Published:  30 May, 2019

Experimentation is the key to unlocking the potential of Bacchus, which is fast becoming a “flag bearer” for English wine, industry experts have said.

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Nyetimber gears up for summer with campaign

Published:  30 May, 2019

Nyetimber has launched a new marketing campaign designed to communicate the “authenticity, elegance and grace” of the sparkling English wine brand across the summer.

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