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Naked apologises for site crash due to Christmas surge

Published:  16 November, 2020

Naked Wines has seen pre-sales of its Deluxe Christmas Collection sky-rocket, with 40,000 cases being snapped up in the first 24 hours.

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IXSIR powers through Lebanon challenges to declare healthy vintage

Published:  16 November, 2020

Leading Lebanese winery IXSIR is reporting a “healthy” 2020 vintage, despite the harvest beginning within days of the deadly explosion that rocked Beirut and increasing Covid-19 restrictions.

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Chateau de Berne joins Bibendum

Published:  16 November, 2020

Bibendum Wine has become the exclusive UK distributor for Chateau de Berne, also taking on the other three wines in the Provence-driven MDCV portfolio. 

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Roederer completes organic conversion

Published:  13 November, 2020

Champagne Louis Roederer has joined the growing global club of big name producers that have completed conversion to organic certification.

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Last orders: Wine Stars Awards entry closes 27 November

Published:  13 November, 2020

The extended deadline for entries into Harpers Wine Stars Awards 2021 will close on 27 November 2020.

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Kleine Zalze tops Platter’s gongs

Published:  13 November, 2020

Stellenbosch producer Kleine Zalze has been named Top Performing Winery of the Year in the latest annual Platter’s South African wine guide.

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Sherry champions add zing with own Manzanilla

Published:  13 November, 2020

Long known for their passionate support of sherry, 44 Group founders the Morgan brothers have gone a step further and launched their own Manzanilla.

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On-trade group sales go into reverse following tougher restrictions

Published:  13 November, 2020

Tougher Covid restrictions have seen bar, restaurant and pub group sales go into reverse in October, according the latest Coffer Peach Business Tracker report released today. 

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Chancellor considering further relief measures for hospitality

Published:  12 November, 2020

Rishi Sunak has said that there will be further support designed to get people “out and about” post-lockdown, in response to questioning over whether there will be a return to the Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme.

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Retailers ‘cautiously optimistic’ about festive shopping season

Published:  12 November, 2020

Retailers are feeling “cautiously optimistic” about the festive shopping season, despite uncertainty around physical store openings and holiday sales patterns, according to Capgemini research released today.  

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Freixenet returns to TV screens

Published:  12 November, 2020

Freixenet has unveiled a new commercial aimed at showcasing its sparkling range as well as its Italian still wine collection launched earlier this year. 

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Calabria acquires three wine brands from Henkell Freixenet

Published:  12 November, 2020

Calabria Family Wines has acquired a trio of Australian wine brands – Deakin Estate, La La Land and Azahara, from Wingara Wine Group [part of Henkell Freixenet], for an undisclosed sum.  

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Rhône wines traded on Liv-ex up 40%

Published:  12 November, 2020

Rhône wines traded on Liv-ex rose 40% year on year, according to the fine wine platform’s newly released The Rhône – Solid as a rock report. 

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James Clay secures EU supply chain ahead of Brexit

Published:  11 November, 2020

Beer importer and distributor James Clay and Sons has has secured its EU supply chain with the acquisition of Rarter Bond Ltd. as part of its “Brexit preparedness” strategy.  

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Ste Michelle creates chief supply officer role

Published:  11 November, 2020

Ste Michelle Wine Estates has appointed ‘global wine veteran’ Stuart McNab to the newly created role of chief supply officer. 

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Brits set to mix up Christmas drink choices

Published:  11 November, 2020

Brits are gearing up to throw out the festive rule book this Christmas with new research showing a shift in festive consumer drinking trends.

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UK overtakes US as biggest export market for Bordeaux dry whites

Published:  11 November, 2020

The UK has overtaken the US as the biggest export market for Bordeaux dry white wines for the first time after years of the CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) focusing on promoting the region’s whites to Brits.   

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Harpers Reassessing Ribera webinar to explore evolving face of region

Published:  10 November, 2020

Join Harpers’ editor Andrew Catchpole, Tim Atkin MW, plus a panel of leading winemakers and trade buyers to discover how Ribera del Duero is hitting the sweet spot with its new styles of wines at our Reassessing Ribera webinar on Tuesday 17 November at 3pm.

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Time called on Imbibe

Published:  10 November, 2020

The Harpers team is saddened to learn that Imbibe magazine and imbibe.co.uk will publish for the last time this December.

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Nicholls: 'ONS employment stats reinforce urgent need for targeted support’

Published:  10 November, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has reiterated the need for additional support for the hospitality industry as ONS stats released today revealed that the UK unemployment rate has reached a four-year high. 

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