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Premium wines in the spotlight at Chile Summit 2012

Published:  23 November, 2012

With the latest Nielsen figures showing a 49% uplift in volume sales of Chilean wine over £9, there's never been a better time to get behind the country's top-end wines.

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Don't miss Monday's Chile Summit

Published:  23 November, 2012

Widen your category knowledge of Chile and explore a diverse selection of wines at next week's Chile Summit 2012.

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Cono Sur claims title of largest global Pinot Noir producer

Published:  22 November, 2012

Cono Sur is claiming to be the world's biggest producer of Pinot Noir in the wake of diminished harvests for New Zealand and Burgundy.

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Chile, Argentina and South Africa join forces for annual wine tasting

Published:  21 November, 2012

Three of the UK's most important generic bodies have ditched their individual tastings and instead have joined forces to offer a larger event in September 2013.

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Southern hemisphere generic bodies team of for tasting

Published:  21 November, 2012

Generic bodies Wines of Argentina, Wines of Chile and Wines of South Africa have teamed up to launch a collaborative generic tasting for September 2013, The Beautiful South.

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Register now for Chile Summit 2012

Published:  19 November, 2012

Time is running out to register for Harpers' upcoming Chile Summit 2012, giving UK drinks buyers a unique chance to learn more about premium Chilean wine and the opportunity it offers your business.

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Harvest shortage: producers urged to rein in prices

Published:  02 November, 2012

Distributors are urging producers to be true to long-term partnerships and not be "too greedy" when it comes to putting prices up, as the impact of 2012's short harvest is felt.

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Wines of Chile holds second sommelier challenge

Published:  02 November, 2012

Wines of Chile has held the second Sommelier Chile Challenge in a bid to illustrate the country's value-for-money on-trade offering.

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Jo Ahearne MW to present masterclasses at Harpers Chile Summit

Published:  25 October, 2012

Jo Ahearne MW, buying manager for Harrods, is the latest speaker to sign up to the Chile Summit 2012 and will present two masterclasses at the event.

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Wine Cellar - Maidenhead

Published:  24 October, 2012

Buying up the Maidenhead Wine Rack after it went into administration in 2009 was a spontaneous move for owner Susie Warner, but a natural addition to working in wholesale through her partner's business the Maidenhead Wine Company. 

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Speakers sign up for Harpers Chile Summit debate

Published:  23 October, 2012

Mitchells & Butlers is the latest drinks heavyweight to air its views in the converts versus cynics debate at Harpers' second Chile Summit.

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Sommelier Spotlight: Romain Audrerie, Lutyens

Published:  17 October, 2012

I started the role at Lutyens three months ago, it's the second generation of staff since its opening in 2009, that also includes a new general manager and head chef.

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At Your Service events - October and November

Published:  17 October, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade events in October and November.

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Chile's Aconcagua Costa awarded DO status

Published:  17 October, 2012

The coastal section of Chile's Valle de Aconcagua has become a new Denomination of Origin, on the back of Viña Errázuriz's long-standing quest to establish the region as a new viticultural zone.

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Matthew Dickinson: why some wine business survive and others become extinct

Published:  11 October, 2012

 

One of the essential values of the modern wine industry's founding fathers, if indeed they thought that way at all, was creativity.

 

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Wine Rack plans four new stores by Christmas

Published:  09 October, 2012

Wine Rack is "holding steady" - having boosted profits in its last financial year it is looking to open another four stores before the end of the year.

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Speakers join the Chile Summit debate

Published:  05 October, 2012

Chilean wine supporters will be going head to head with trade skeptics in the converts versus cynics debate at Harpers' second Chile Summit.

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'Business as usual' for Stratford's under Kingsland ownership

Published:  21 September, 2012

FE Barber, which trades as Kingsland Wine & Spirits and Legacy Wines, has acquired Stratford's Wine Agencies out of administration and has underlined that it is "business as usual".

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Mike Matthews on the Wines of Chile Annual Tasting, September 13

Published:  20 September, 2012

The annual Wines of Chile trade tasting found itself settling in at its new home this week, the MCC, or Lord's to the rest of us. Over 80 exhibitors turned up to showcase just over 850 wines, including some familiar faces, Errazuriz, Cono Sur, Valdivieso, and some not so familiar faces, Junta, Quebrada de Macúl and, one of my favourites, Quintay. The last three wineries are seeking UK agents so please, at least, someone pick up Quintay.

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