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All the trimmings: alternatives to pair with Christmas

Published:  29 October, 2018

As summer slides inexorably into autumn, we Brits start ringing the seasonal changes. Light cotton shirts give way to warm sweaters, then the coats come out of seasonal hibernation. Afterwards there’s the annual dither about whether or not to switch the central heating on yet. Before you know it they’ll be playing Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas on a continuous loop in every shopping mall and supermarket between Land’s End and John O’Groats and offering deals on anything from Play Station consoles to family-sized boxes of Quality Street.


Schloss Gobelsburg urges Austrian winemakers to adopt ‘Champenoise’ approach to distribution

Published:  10 October, 2018

The Austrian fine wine industry has been urged to adopt a more 'Champenoise' approach to distribution by leading producer Schloss Gobelsburg.


La Compagnie de La Burgondie secures first major UK off-trade listing

Published:  16 September, 2018

La Compagnie de La Burgondie has secured its first major UK off-trade deal.


ABS grows Burgundy portfolio with Domaine Bertagna partnership

Published:  19 July, 2018

Classic Burgundian estate Domaine Bertagna has teamed up with Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) to distribute their on-allocation wines.


A return of Chablis could help reduce price hikes

Published:  04 July, 2018

Chablis producers in Burgundy are hoping a bumper crop this year will help reduce wine prices, raising expectations of a stronger return of Chablis volumes to the UK market in the near future.


Beaujolais moves towards becoming part of a united Great Burgundy

Published:  28 June, 2018

Times are a changing for Beaujolais as it moves towards becoming part of the united wine region of Grande Bourgogne - Great Burgundy


Flint Wines appoints head of private client sales for Stannary St Wine Co

Published:  13 June, 2018

Flint Wines has appointed Tom Bird as head of private client sales for its retail arm, Stannary St Wine Co.


LWF: Louis Latour releases alternative to expensive Pinot Noir from the Cote d’Or

Published:  22 May, 2018

Burgundy’s Louis Latour has increased UK allocations for its novel Pinot Noir wine from Beaujolais.


Wine expert urges UK to avoid comparing German Pinot Noir with counterparts

Published:  03 May, 2018

A German wine expert has urged the UK wine industry not to compare Pinot Noir from Germany with rival counterpart production of the grape variety in regions such as Burgundy.


Beaujolais exports boom boosted by entry-level

Published:  12 April, 2018

Exports of Beaujolais boomed in the past year boosted by the entry-level category.


Louis Latour Agencies signs deal as Castello Banfi distributor

Published:  19 March, 2018

Louis Latour Agencies has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Italian winery Castello Banfi, marking the first European winery from outside France to join the agency.


Meet the buyers: Jason Haynes, Burgundy buyer and co-founder, Flint Wines

Published:  06 March, 2018

In 2006 I decided to set up Flint Wines with long-term friend Sam Clarke, whose background was in spread betting rather than wine, which helped give us a fresh approach to business. During our initial discussions he acquired a new Great Dane puppy called Flint so we borrowed his name and the company was born. The third director, Gearoid Devaney MS, joined the company in 2010 and things have really blossomed since then.


Gallic Groove

Published:  02 March, 2018

French wines rank third in the UK off-trade in terms of value sales by country of origin (Nielsen, off-trade MAT to December 12, 2017), and fourth in terms of volume, with only New Zealand commanding a higher average price per bottle sold, at £8.80 versus £9.50 respectively.


CA Grand Crus appoints commercial director for Santenay

Published:  07 February, 2018

CA Grand Crus has appointed Stéphane Charreyron as commercial director of Château de Santenay.


Domaine Jessiaume sets sight on UK as it nears organic certification

Published:  24 January, 2018

Burgundy producer Domaine Jessiaume has revealed it is gearing up to enter the UK market for the first time.


Rise of German cool climate wine leads to UK's first German Pinot Noir tasting

Published:  19 January, 2018

Britain’s first ever German Pinot Noir tasting is to take place in London, in March this year, Harpers can reveal.


Looking ahead: Jason Haynes, co-founder, Flint Wines

Published:  20 December, 2017

With the all-important Christmas trading period underway - and hopefully turning passion into profit for the UK’s wine and spirits operators - we at Harpers are looking ahead past New Year to see what’s in store for the trade in 2018.


Burgundy trading hits new heights and Barolo on roll as Bordeaux and Rhone fall

Published:  15 December, 2017

Burgundy has had its best trading year in a decade and is at an all-time high for 2017, according to Liv-ex, the global fine wine trading marketplace.


Tim Atkin MW: Wine's luxury lustre

Published:  06 December, 2017

Serendipity is part of the pleasure of owning a wine cellar. Unless you’re the kind of person who keeps a log of every bottle that’s down there – I’m as organised as the next Virgo, but there are limits – these chance discoveries are wonderful. Well, most of the time. For every bottle of oxidised Condrieu or dried-out claret, there are dozens that are exciting to unearth. I had a bottle of 2006 TMV Swartland Syrah recently, made by Chris and Andrea Mullineux before they set up their own now globally famous winery in South Africa, and it was a revelation.


Burgundy varieties predicted to thrive in Languedoc

Published:  22 November, 2017

The Languedoc is set to become one of the key regions for growing Burgundian varieties over the next decade, according to winemaker Laurent Delaunay of Abbotts and Delauney.