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Harpers Awards finalists revealed

Published:  04 May, 2012

The runners and riders for the inaugural Harpers Awards include leading players from the national and independent on and off-trade sectors, as well as major wine and spirits suppliers and distributors.

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Peter Lehmann Wines switches distribution to Hallgarten

Published:  01 May, 2012

Australia's Peter Lehmann Wines have switched distribution from Enotria to Hallgarten Druitt.

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Buckingham Schenk has 'cracking' year

Published:  22 March, 2012

Buckingham Schenk saw sales rise by 12% in 2011, led by a "cracking" 152% increase from Argentinian brand Viñalba.

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Chilean wines growing fastest in independents

Published:  05 March, 2012

Chilean wines are growing fast in the independent sector - having displaced Italy from fourth place by volume - they now have a 10% share of that market.

 

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Carmenere deserves promotion to Premiership of grape varieties, says Atkin

Published:  17 January, 2012


Carmenere, the indigenous Chilean grape variety, can now claim to have gained promotion to the so-called "Premiership" of first class wine varieties, according to wine critic and broadcaster, Tim Atkin MW.

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CA Grand Crus expands into Burgundy with Chateau de Santenay acquisition

Published:  27 December, 2011

CA Grands Crus, the subsidiary of Credit Agricole, has added to
its strong portfolio of Bordeaux estates with the acquisition of
Chateau de Santenay in Burgundy. The purchase gives the French retail
banking giant some 90 hectares of various Burgundian parcels from
entry level standard to Grand Cru status, a fifth of a hectare having
been taken up in Clos de Vougeot.

 

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Blog: Douglas Blyde reviews Morgenster wines at The Square

Published:  15 November, 2011

Gulio Bertrand and Henry Kotzé came to London restaurant, The Square to introduce the Morgenster range of wines to journalists.

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Blog: Behind the scenes at Jancis Robinson MW Wine Future tasting

Published:  09 November, 2011


Wine styles and varieties that "deserve more attention" were the focus of the 15 wines chosen by Jancis Robinson MW for her major tasting at Wine Future in Hong Kong

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Sogrape acquires Stevens Garnier

Published:  31 October, 2011

The wine producer Sogrape has increased its shareholding to a full buy-out of the UK wine agency, Stevens Garnier.

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Bordeaux faces New World challenge

Published:  19 August, 2011

New World wines have the potential to challenge Bordeaux's dominance of the fine wine market, according to one leading merchant.

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Viñalba secures ninth national listing

Published:  11 August, 2011

Argentinian wine brand Viñalba has secured its ninth national listing, this time at the Co-operative.

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Suppliers hit back at Hutchinson's 'leakage' claims

Published:  01 August, 2011

Suppliers have hit back at Jamie Hutchinson's claims they have not been supporting independents, and say there are enough wines for all sectors to choose from.

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Suppliers hit back at Hutchinson's 'leakage' claims

Published:  01 August, 2011

Suppliers have hit back at Jamie Hutchinson's claims they have not been supporting independents, and say there are enough wines for all sectors to choose from.

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The Wine Investment Fund sees confidence return to en primeur market

Published:  12 July, 2011

Investors appear to be snapping up the big name en primeur wines and confidence is returning to the market, according to The Wine Investment Fund director, Andrew della Casa.

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Wines of Argentina gears up for Malbec World Day

Published:  15 April, 2011

Wines of Argentina is gearing up for its first ever Malbec World Day, a global celebration of Argentina's 'hero' grape variety.

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En primeur blog: J&B's Tom Jenkins

Published:  08 April, 2011

Tom Jenkins, Bordeaux buyer for Justerini & Brooks, blogs from the en primeur tasting

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Spain's Bodega Numanthia looks to widen distribution across specialist UK wine trade

Published:  15 March, 2011


Premium Spanish wine producer, Bodega Numanthia, is looking to widen its distribution of Toro region wines across the UK specialist wine trade.

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Cheval Blanc smashes wine auction record

Published:  17 November, 2010

An imperial of Cheval Blanc 1947 has broken the record for a price paid for a single bottle at auction.

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Cheval Blanc smashes wine auction record

Published:  17 November, 2010

An imperial of Cheval Blanc 1947 has broken the record for a price paid for a single bottle at auction.

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Richard Siddle: Argentine Adventures, Part Two

Published:  14 November, 2010


Famous last words...having said I was sure I would be back in Mendoza city one day it did not expect to be walking back in to the Diplomatic Hotel some 14 hours later.

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