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Provence's Ventoux is 'about more than entry-level co-op table wines', says winemaker

Published:  26 June, 2014

Provence's Ventoux region has more to offer than entry-level co-operative grown table wines, and quality rivals its Côtes du Rhône neighbours, claims a winemaker from the region.

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Chilean winemakers see overall production down 15-20%

Published:  26 June, 2014

Chilean winemakers are suffering losses of up to 15% on their red wine volumes caused by vine damage, coming after frost decimated white grapes by up to 55%. Mario Pablo Silva, managing director of Chile's Casa Silva winery, said the frost had two different impacts - decimating white grapes and damaging vines in longer term leading to lower volumes of red grapes. 

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Penfolds to push back Bin, Icon and Luxury wines to one combined release in October

Published:  25 June, 2014

 

Penfolds, the iconic Australian wine brand, is to combine the annual release of its Bin Series, Icon and Luxury Collection wines into one overall Penfolds Collection range that will take place on October 16.

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Burgundy needs two strong harvests to ease stocks and prices

Published:  25 June, 2014

Burgundy needs two strong harvests to get stocks back on track and stabilise prices, says Will Oatley, managing director of Louis Latour Agencies.

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French winemakers worry .wine domain names will confuse consumers

Published:  24 June, 2014
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Ex Codorníu boss Nick Mantella moves to United Wineries

Published:  24 June, 2014

Nick Mantella, former Codorníu boss, has taken a new role as business development director at United Wineries.

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Australia must continue to push its premium wines, says Negociants

Published:  24 June, 2014

"There will always be cheap wine in the market - that shouldn't detract or deviate the Australian wine industry from its premium message", says Negociants managing director Simon Thorpe MW.

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Isabelle Legeron MW publishes comprehensive guide to natural wine

Published:  23 June, 2014

Isabelle Legeron MW has produced a comprehensive guide to natural wine bringing together not only a detailed examination of what natural wine is, but a country by country, producer by producer guide to the wines and styles that newcomers and enthusiasts should be looking to drink.

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Jose Cuervo tequila launches Tradicional Silver in UK

Published:  23 June, 2014

Jose Cuervo tequila is launching its Tradicional Silver, a spicy 100% agave Blanco tequila to the UK market for the first time.

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Jackson Family Wines expands Oregon holdings

Published:  23 June, 2014

Jackson Family Wines has appointed key staff to its new Willamette Valley winery in Oregon, one year after it bought to 220-acre vineyard.

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Diageo launches special edition Tanqueray Old Tom gin

Published:  23 June, 2014

Diageo has launched limited edition Tanqueray Old Tom gin, drawing on an original recipe from its founder and bridging the gap between malty Dutch genevers and London Dry gins.

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Mouton Cadet to launch a limited edition Ryder Cup Bordeaux with Harrods

Published:  20 June, 2014

Mouton Cadet, in an ongoing effort to raise its profile amongst UK consumers, is releasing an exclusive Ryder Cup edition as part of its sponsorship as the the official wine of the golf tournament.

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Symingtons release "personal" tribute to AJ Symington with Graham's Ne Oublie 1882

Published:  19 June, 2014

Port family, the Symingtons, has released a special Port - Ne Oublie - that dates back to 1882 and the days when Andrew AJ Symington, aged 18, first went to the Douro Valley to work at Graham's.

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Fledgling New Zealand wine brand Te Pa says UK is top priority

Published:  19 June, 2014

Fledgling New Zealand wine brand Te Pa is aiming to harvest a million plus cases per year within the next five to 10 years and is targeting the UK first.

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Your chance to win the World Cup 2014 with Harpers' predictions game

Published:  18 June, 2014

So who has caught your eye in the World Cup? Robben, Muller, Sterling, Pirlo? After wathcing the first round of games across all groups, who do you think has the best chance of winning?
Well why not have a go at our Harpers World Cup Predictathon and show your peers in the trade how much you really know about the beautiful game.

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Italian Franciacorta and Brunello producers link up for first UK specialist tastings

Published:  18 June, 2014

The UK wine trade will get the chance to discover some of the premium wines available from two key Italian wine styles  - Franciacorta and Brundello - at special  masterclass tastings taking place in July.

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Linda Reiff and Patsy McGaughy on raising big money for Napa Valley

Published:  18 June, 2014

 

Katherine Canfield catches up with Linda Reiff,  president and chief executive, and Patsy McGaughy, communications director of Napa Valley Vintners,  following this month's Napa Valley Auction to look at what impact the event has on this key wine growing region.

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Oxford Landing's ad campaign demonstrates 'absolute' commitment to UK

Published:  16 June, 2014

Australia's Oxford Landing wine brand is launching a 'significant' advertising campaign across London's underground stations, streetscapes and black cabs.

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Doug Shafer on how he keeps Stag Leap's iconic status around the world

Published:  16 June, 2014

Marisa D'Vari talks to  Doug Shafer, son of founder, John, of  Shafer Vineyards, about how how he continues to build on the world famous Stags Leap wine which today produces 32,000 cases per year with 17% allocated for export markets including Japan, Canada, and the UK.

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Franciacorta producers look to include old Italian indigenous variety to production process

Published:  16 June, 2014

Producers of Franciacorta, the premium Italian sparkling wine, may soon have to make it with an old indigenous grape variety if changes to the production process are approved. 

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