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Alistair Darling banned from pubs

Published:  23 July, 2008

A campaign to ban the Chancellor from every pub in Britain has now made its way to Brussels following the Government's price increases on alcohol in the Budget.

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EU wines suffer from systematic' contamination

Published:  23 July, 2008

European wines suffer from systematic' pesticide contamination, a new study has found.

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Petroni Vineyards told not to use Brunello' tag

Published:  23 July, 2008

Petroni Vineyards has found itself in a dispute with an Italian wine consortium over its use of the Brunello name.

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France is set to regain top status: Harpers' Podcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

France has the potential to overtake Australia as the top-selling wine producer in the UK after a "tragic" fall, according to leading members of the UK wine industry.

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France Under One Roof: Podcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers' first French podcast, produced in association with Thierry's, covers March's 'France under One Roof Tasting' at Lord's Cricket Ground.

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V&S profits rise on Absolut growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

The 2007 annual report for drinks firm Vin & Sprit (V&S) has shown group operating profits increased by 1% with marked growth in the company's integral brand Absolut Vodka.

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Lehmann predicts a good year

Published:  23 July, 2008

Australian wine is set to get back on track with its 2008 vintage, according to Adelaide-based producer Doug Lehmann, managing director of Peter Lehmann Wines.

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French barrel making firm post strong results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tonnelleries Franois Frres, the French barrel making company, has posted impressive results for 2007-08 .

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Recycled PET comes out top in carbon study

Published:  23 July, 2008

Using recycled PET outstrips the benefits of ordinary PET packaging when reducing carbon emissions, a new study has found.

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Consumers pick up on smoke tainted wine, says study

Published:  23 July, 2008

Smoke can affect the quality of grapes in a harvest with a resulting drop in quality noticeable by consumers, a study has found.

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Australia Tasting: Podcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers' latest podcast, produced in association with Wines of Australia, covers January's Australia Tastings at the Emirates Stadium.

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Harpers features on UK Wine Show: Podcast

Published:  23 July, 2008

Richard Siddle, Harpers' editor, speaks to Chris Scott from the UK Wine Show, on Harpers relaunch in May 2007 and what the future holds for both the magazine and website.

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New wine train carries 350,000 bottles a day

Published:  23 July, 2008

JF Hillebrand, the wine industry logistics specialist, has introduced a new rail service which can transport more than 350,000 bottles a day.

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Wine industry brainstorms on lighter bottles

Published:  23 July, 2008

Members of the wine industry have admitted more could be done to reduce the environmental impact of heavy weight bottles.

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LIWF incorporates interactive map in 2008

Published:  23 July, 2008

Visitors to this year's London International Wine Fair (LIWF) will be guided through the event by an online interactive planner.

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Fischer Boel: EU must promote responsible drinking

Published:  23 July, 2008

Winemaking member states must work together to promote responsible drinking if they are to the tackle the binge drinking culture, Mariann Fischer Boel, EU commissioner for agriculture and rural development, has said.

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Wine consumption to exceed 26.2bn litres by 2010

Published:  23 July, 2008

Worldwide wine consumption is expected to exceed 26.2 billion litres by 2010.

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Pancho Campo, President of the Wine Academy of Spain: Harpers TV interview

Published:  23 July, 2008

Pancho Campo, president of the Wine Academy of Spain and organiser of the series of Climate Change and Wine Conferences, spoke to Harpers TV.

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Day 33 of the Clare Valley Vintage - Getting the house in order

Published:  23 July, 2008

G'day Folks. When it comes to a tsunami of grapes - there's generally little time to sit around and smell the roses and so finally when the tide subsides it's time to throw nose to glass. Or at least throw something.

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Constellation Europe recruits Oddbins marketing director

Published:  23 July, 2008

Emma Nichols has left specialist off-licence chain Oddbins, where she was buying and marketing director, to take up the appointment of director of premium wine for wine giant Constellation Europe.

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