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World’s Best Vineyards launches auction to support Ahr victims

Published:  26 August, 2021

The World’s Best Vineyards is to launch an online auction to raise funds for the Ahr wineries hit by devastating floods earlier this year.

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Harnessing Germany's ‘undiscovered’ potential

Published:  19 August, 2021

Germany is pretty much a blank slate for many consumers, but with contemporary wine styles that mean there’s all to play for.

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Big G debate ‘A Wine for all Reasons’ rallies Germany’s champions

Published:  05 August, 2021

Readers are invited to register for the closing debate of this year’s Wines of Germany Big G virtual event, featuring experts in the field from across the trade, at 3pm on Tuesday 10 August.

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Long Read: Floods in the Ahr valley – A tale of destruction and solidarity

Published:  22 July, 2021

Large areas of Western Germany were flooded last week and are dealing with an unprecedented level of destruction and loss. The overall sense of bafflement and being overwhelmed has prompted an international movement of solidarity, namely within the wine community, eager to help fellow winemakers many of whom have lost all their cellared stock, equipment, homes and wineries. Whether the foundations of the latter are still sound is yet to be determined; as is, in most cases, whether insurances will cover the damage caused by this unexpected natural disaster. 

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Wines of Germany show The Big G returns

Published:  20 July, 2021

Wines of Germany has announced the return of its The Big G show in partnership with Harpers Wine & Spirit.

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31 Days of German Riesling winners bring ingenuity to the fore

Published:  09 September, 2020

This year’s winners of the annual 31 Days of German Riesling competition has put a spotlight on just how much businesses have adapted during the pandemic, using often imaginative ways to bring German Riesling to a wider audience.

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European neighbours offer UK trade signs of post-lockdown optimism

Published:  11 June, 2020

Wine consumption in some of the UK’s nearest neighbouring markets looks to be steady, with consumers maintaining overall wine consumption as lockdowns ease.

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Social distancing research fuels on-trade debate

Published:  02 June, 2020

New research into the effectiveness of social distancing measures has renewed debate in the on-trade about the challenges of re-opening for business.

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Friday read: Teutonic sparkle

Published:  03 April, 2020

Despite a decline in German domestic consumption of its native bubbly sekt - per capita quaffing has dropped since 2010 from 3.9 to 3.3 litres - attention to quality, both individually and collectively, has never been greater.

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Prowein postponed

Published:  29 February, 2020

Following growing speculation it has been announced that Prowein 2020 will be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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Events guide 2020: What not to miss

Published:  13 January, 2020

James Lawrence looks ahead to some of the essential trade dates across another busy year

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Friday read: Maxime's push to simplify German wine classification

Published:  20 September, 2019

In anticipation of the biggest reforms to German wine law in almost 50 years, Rheinhessen vintners are calling for a simpler approach to Germany’s baffling wine classification systems.

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Wine Stars Awards opens up to host of new countries

Published:  15 March, 2019

Harpers Wine Stars Awards is inviting entries from Germany, Austria, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and Lebanon, to join established category England and Wales, at the next round of judging this Spring, with the entry deadline on 16 April.

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UK tops value increase for German wine exports

Published:  12 March, 2019

Quality Riesling appears to be on a roll, with the average price paid for exported German wine breaking records in 2018, while UK consumer thirst drove the biggest value increase of any export territory, according to German Wine Institute (DWI) figures.

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Germany sees earliest grape harvests on record

Published:  22 August, 2018

Germany has seen its earliest grape harvests on record this year due to warm weather and early flowering.

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Black Tower celebrates 50th birthday with new campaign

Published:  07 March, 2017

Black Tower - the producer of Liebfraumilch - is celebrating its 50th birthday with a new campaign and an on-pack promotion.

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Fashion police at work at Berkmann's

Published:  22 February, 2017

No one wants the title of 'most unfashionable' wine region.

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Wines of Germany returns to LWF 2017 as fair continues its evolution

Published:  06 February, 2017

London's biggest wine tasting event is welcoming another old face when it returns in May.

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The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on Harpers.co.uk

Published:  03 February, 2017

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Spotlight on Riesling at Wines of Germany's annual fellowship dinner

Published:  30 January, 2017

Four new Riesling champions were inducted into the Riesling Fellowship hall of fame at Wines of Germany's recent celebrating of the country's sparkling wine.

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