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UK remains number one for Rhône exports

Published:  20 March, 2013

Wines from the Rhône enjoyed continued popularity in the UK in 2012, with exports up 6.5% on the previous year.

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John E Fells to represent Champagne Henriot

Published:  18 March, 2013

John E Fells has taken over agency duties for Champagne Henriot in order to bring the producer's brands under one roof.

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Champagne proves quality still comes first

Published:  01 March, 2013

Supermarket price wars may be attracting consumers to certain Champagnes, but independent retailers claim quality is still the key in their stores, as Carol Emmas rpeorts

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Regions vs brands: What's right for France?

Published:  01 March, 2013

With regions as well known as those in France, is there any point in marketing by brand instead of region? Laura Heywood...

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Sud de France ramps up promotional activity

Published:  28 February, 2013

Sud de France hopes to build interest in the region in the UK through a combination of wine promotions and competitions with the trade, and running food, wine and cultural festivals with consumers.

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Loire exports hit double-digit growth

Published:  26 February, 2013

Exports for Loire white, red, rosé and sparkling wines to the UK grew by 11% in volume for the year 2012, and the region has also seen a significant growth in value.

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Exclusive research: indies look to Old World for growth

Published:  15 February, 2013

European wines made from indigenous varieties are providing independent wine merchants with much more scope for growth compared with the New World's offering.

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International Gamay Competition announces 2013 winners

Published:  14 February, 2013

The third annual International Gamay Competition has announced the winners from its 2013 awards, which included a new category of sparkling wine.

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International Gamay Competition announces 2013 winners

Published:  14 February, 2013

The third annual International Gamay Competition has announced its winners from its 2013 awards, which included a new category of sparkling wine.

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Sichel Wines wins food and wine award at Prix d'Excellence 2013

Published:  13 February, 2013

Sichel Wines' family property Château Trillol, AOC Corbières has been awarded France's highest accolade for food and wine, the Prix d'Excellence 2013 in its Concours Général Agricole.

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Gérard Bertrand signs up with Hallgarten Druitt

Published:  08 February, 2013

Hallgarten Druitt, the national wine distributor, has added south west French producer, Gérard Bertrand, to its growing branded wine portfolio.

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Q&A: Dan Bolton, managing director, Louis Latour Agencies

Published:  01 February, 2013

Dan Bolton talks to Gemma McKenna about Louis Latour Agencies' growing portfolio, what's in store for 2013 and Burgundy's shortest harvest since the 1950s

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Les Vignobles Foncalieu enjoys Le Versant sales boost

Published:  29 January, 2013

French co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu is to make it's flagship brand Le Versant its main focus after it increased sales by 58% last year.

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Find your perfect match from France

Published:  24 January, 2013

For a chance to taste wines from small, terroir-driven French producers, head to the fourth annual First Date for France tasting on February 12.

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Simon Woolf on what he discovered at the Flint Wines Burgundy tasting

Published:  21 January, 2013

I fancy myself an old hand at Bordeaux en primeur tastings. I'm used to gums, teeth and elbows feeling decidedly battle-scared after the assault of youthful tannins and overly-enthusiastic attendees chasing the last sip of Cheval Blanc or D'Yquem.

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Win a French wine hamper worth £250

Published:  16 January, 2013

Christmas might be over, but readers can re-live the festive fun with Harpers' latest competition.

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Take 5 With Pol Roger's Hubert de Billy

Published:  16 January, 2013

Harpers hears from Hubert de Billy, sales manager for France at Champagne Pol Roger, who will be exhibiting at SITT Spring 2013.

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BIVB Chablis wine competition winners revealed

Published:  15 January, 2013

The Chablis commission of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) has revealed the award winners from the 2013 annual Chablis wine competition.

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Louis Royer Cognac appoints Mangrove as UK distributor

Published:  11 January, 2013

Mangrove has been appointed UK distributor to Cognac distillery Louis Royer in a bid to increase distribution in the UK.

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Burgundy En Primeur 2011 Tasting Reviews: Armit Wines

Published:  10 January, 2013

To help you keep on top of the large number of Burgundy tastings this month for the 2011 en primeur campaign Harpers is publishing reviews direct from key tastings and related Burgundy events from members of the trade. Here Jenny Mackenzie of Early Bird Wine News reports from Armit Wines Burgundy 2011 en primeur tasting.

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