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Louis Jadot purchases Oregon vineyard

Published:  27 August, 2013

Maison Louis Jadot has announced that it has purchased Resonance Vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley for an undisclosed fee.


US wine exports on track for new record

Published:  15 August, 2013

Exports of US wine rose by 6% in value in the first six months of 2013, putting the industry on course for a new record, despite a drop in volumes.


California's big crop fails to lower prices

Published:  11 July, 2013

Despite the vineyards of the Golden State experiencing their biggest ever harvests last year, grape pricing continues to climb, as Anya Robson reports


Douglas Blyde tastes Chris Carpenter's Napa wines

Published:  27 June, 2013

Over lunch at Le Pont de La Tour, Douglas Blyde meets Napa's mountain winemaker


Wine Equals Friends is sole UK importer for Finger Lakes

Published:  20 June, 2013

New York wine specialist Wine Equals Friends has become the sole UK importer of eight Finger Lakes producers.


Californian UK market is wide open for new brand launches reveals California Summit

Published:  05 June, 2013

Despite the dominance of Californian wine brands the category is still wide open for new brands to enter the market and gain significant market share.


Round table: California reckoning

Published:  17 May, 2013

How independent wine merchants and the on-trade can capitalise on Californian wines was the topic of Harpers' latest trade round table. Andrew Catchpole reports


Justin Keay meets the Californian winemakers who are throwing away the rulebook

Published:  01 May, 2013

For UK consumers tucking into a bottle of wine from California's Central Coast, chances are that it will be from Monterey County, lying just south of San Francisco.


Local Wine School looks to expand franchise operation to the United States

Published:  19 March, 2013

The Local Wine School is to take its franchise wine education model to the United States after building up a network across the UK.


California looks to the middle ground

Published:  01 February, 2013

Californian wine excels in the entry-level and premium sectors, but it's the mid-tier where it needs to gain ground, as Laura Heywood finds out


Ravenswood founder predicts a 'strong future for Californian wine'

Published:  16 November, 2012

California's godfather of Zin, Ravenswood founder Joel Peterson, predicts a strong future for the region's wine as the next generation of winemakers usher in "a whole new world".


Drinkaware appoints Elaine Hindal chief executive

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed Elaine Hindal as its new chief executive, replacing Chris Sorek who returned to the United States earlier in the year.


Drinkaware appoints Elaine Hindal as chief executive

Published:  23 October, 2012

The UK alcohol education charity Drinkaware has appointed Elaine Hindal as its new chief executive, replacing Chris Sorek who returned to the United States earlier in the year.


British and International Distillers Association set up for craft distillers

Published:  01 June, 2012


A new trade association is being set up from September for small and craft spirits producers to represent the interests of the growing number of boutique distillers in the United Kingdom.


SWA marks 100th anniversary with US made single malt

Published:  29 March, 2012

The first Scottish-style single malt has been made at the George Washington's Distillery, marking the 100th anniversary of the Scotch Whisky Association.


Blog: Anne Krebiehl celebrates Pinot Noir from around the world

Published:  27 February, 2012

This past weekend saw the first international Pinot Noir - Spätburgunder Symposium in the small Spa town of Bad Neuenahr - in one of Germany's smallest and most northerly but completely Pinot Noir - dominated regions, the Ahr Valley.


Cooler climate wines lead the way in Wines of Chile awards

Published:  16 January, 2012

Eleven of the 17 trophies awarded at last week's Chilean Wine Awards were from its cooler climate wine regions including Limari, Elqui, San Antonio, Casablanca and Bío Bío.


Robert Parker admits his influence on wine world is "on the wane"

Published:  07 November, 2011

US wine critic Robert Parker has admitted to Wine Future Hong Kong that his star may be on "wane" but that his influence has always been greatly over played.



China on course for 100 million case market in 10 years

Published:  07 November, 2011

The Chinese wine market is expected to be worth 50 million 9 litre cases within five years, and up to 100 milllion 9 litre cases in 10 years.


UK drinks trade streets ahead on digital marketing

Published:  21 September, 2011

European and the American drinks producers are looking to the UK for help implementing new global digital marketing guidelines.