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Online grocery sales forecast to hit £15b by 2020 proving a big opportunity for wine

Published:  15 April, 2016

Retail market research firm Mintel forecasts that online grocery sales will increase 73% to reach £15 billion by 2020, proving an opportunity for the wine category.

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LVMH Q1 miss expectations, but wine & spirits division shows growth

Published:  13 April, 2016

Luxury conglomerate LVMH first quarter results, which were released on Monday, missed analysts growth expectations, but the company's wine and spirits division Moët Hennessy did show sales growth of 4%.

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Yealands launches New Zealand's first vineyard tour guide app

Published:  12 April, 2016

A New Zealand winery is paving the way for enhancing visitor experience with new technology by launching a first of its kind vineyard tour app.

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Harpers' columnist Guy Woodward set to take the stage at this year's Skin Côntact concert

Published:  12 April, 2016

For a second year in a row the wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact will be taking to the stage next month in an effort raise aid as part of Comic Relief.

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Vinitaly 2016: Lower ABV wine is a way to stand out for Italian producer La Contessa

Published:  12 April, 2016

Wine producer La Contessa is looking to stand out from other Italian producers by focusing on producing a high-quality, lower alcohol red wine and is looking to export to the UK market.

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Opinion: IPOB may not be everyone's cup of tea

Published:  12 April, 2016

Is IPOB dividing california winemakers? In Pursuit of Balance, a group that focuses only on Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from California, has been generating some good publicity for those involved and helped to make names for some producers and the specific regions they hail from.

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Kuvée, a smart wine bottle, crowdfunds its next stage of development

Published:  08 April, 2016

Kuvée, claimed to be the world's first smart wine bottle that will keep wine fresh for 30 days, has reached over 200% of its crowdfunding goal of US$50,000 and has raised $105,356 to date from over 500 backers.

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Martin Williams: The ambitious Mr. M

Published:  08 April, 2016

It has been more than a year since Martin Williams went it alone and opened his first M restaurant on Threadneedle Street in London. Harpers.co.uk catches up with him and finds he hasn't slowed down since.

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UK market is still the place to be seen after Wines Unearthed "inundated" by applicants

Published:  07 April, 2016

The current reputation of the UK wine market is that it has reached saturation point.

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Q&A: ITV's The Wine Show co-hosts Joe Frattorini and Amelia Singer

Published:  04 April, 2016

Ahead of this month's roll-out of ITV's new series The Wine Show, Harpers.co.uk catches up with Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer.

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LWF 2016 Preview: London Wine Fair 2016 goes hi-tech with Bottlebooks

Published:  04 April, 2016

London Wine Fair is stepping up a digital gear by joining forces with wine software provider Bottlebooks. See the impact the new software will have on this year's fair.

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Anti-fraud squad raids Burgundy producer Bejot Vins et Terroirs

Published:  04 April, 2016

A judicial investigation into suspected fraudulent wine production in France is underway following a major customs police swoop in the heart of Burgundy.

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Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagne taps Dagley for UK commercial role

Published:  01 April, 2016

Thiénot Bordeaux-Champagne has appointed ex-Majestic buyer, Nick Dagley as its new commercial director for the UK and Ireland.

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Sales of Rioja up 35% in China in 2015

Published:  01 April, 2016

Sales of Rioja in China rose by 35% in 2015, according to figures from the Consejo Regulador DOCa Rioja.

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Guy Woodward: We need to ditch wine's elitist reputation

Published:  01 April, 2016

Guy Woodward reflects on how any wine "advice" may be viewed through the prism of wine being the preserve of patronising snobs.

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Tim Atkin MW: Let's talk climate change

Published:  01 April, 2016

You don't have to be meteorologist to appreciate that something very unusual is happening to the world's weather right now.

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Unearthed - the true story of the birth of wine

Published:  01 April, 2016

Researchers from Domaine of the Bee have rediscovered a primitive winemaking culture deep in the Caucasus mountains who have been making wine the same way for thousands of years.

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Graham's Port and BBR mark royal birthday with unique limited edition release

Published:  31 March, 2016

Graham's Port is partnering with Berry Bros. & Rudd on a limited edition Port to mark the forthcoming 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

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French students eliminate laboratories from wine-production process

Published:  31 March, 2016

A new device for monitoring the quality of wine as it matures has been developed by a team of students from Université Paris-Saclay in France.

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Bodega Argento and Bodega Garzón partner with Latin American St Pancras pop-up

Published:  31 March, 2016

Premium South American wine estates Bodega Argento from Argentina and Uruguay's Bodega Garzón have partnered with newly-launched Latin American pop-up restuarant Una on a series of exclusive supper clubs in the clock tower of London's St Pancras Hotel.

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