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Wine Stars Awards opens up to host of new countries

Published:  15 March, 2019

Harpers Wine Stars Awards is inviting entries from Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, to join established category England and Wales, at the next round of judging this Spring, with the entry deadline on 16 April.


Académie Internationale du Vin appoints Lebanese winemaker

Published:  21 January, 2019

Prestigious wine body Académie Internationale du Vin has announced Elie Maamari - long-serving winemaker and export manager for leading Lebanese winery Château Ksara, has joined the fold.


Guy Woodward: The road to Damascus

Published:  12 December, 2018

I drank my first glass of Syrian wine the other night. Bargylus, a Cabernet/Syrah blend. I’d read about it, but never actually seen it on the shelf or a list. Until, that is, it was offered to me as part of the rather fine tasting menu at Alyn Williams’ restaurant in The Westbury.


Ksara pushes 'Lebanon’s answer to Greek Assyrtiko’

Published:  05 October, 2018

Native white varieties will be key in propelling understanding of Lebanon’s cool climate wines, Ksara estate’s George Sara has told Harpers.


Hard Brexit could be “disastrous” for overseas producers

Published:  19 September, 2018

The Fairtrade Foundation has warned that a ‘no-deal’ Brexit could be disastrous for producers.


From Beirut to the Bosphorus

Published:  23 April, 2018

Turkey and Lebanon are perfectly placed to meet the growing thirst for individually minded lists, as Justin Keay reports