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Raising the Bar in Excellence Awards

Published:  17 December, 2009

The UK has arguably the most exciting restaurant wine and spirits lists in the world, yet the efforts of those who create them is frequently overlooked. It often seems it's the chefs who get all the glory in terms of awards and press, and the sommeliers, restaurant owners and buyers who work so hard to create the drinks offer are forgotten.

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New Zealand sweet wines permitted in UK

Published:  09 December, 2009

The generic trade body, New Zealand Wine Growers has welcomed a ruling that will allow the import of sweet wines into the UK.

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Agency's Taste: Charles Taylor Wines

Published:  04 December, 2009

Charles Taylor Wines was established in 1986 and is agent and importer for a selection of leading estates from traditional regions of France and Germany.

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My Taste: Caves de Pyrene

Published:  04 December, 2009

Claire Hu reviews Les Caves de Pyrene's new and recent releases tasting.

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New Taste

Published:  04 December, 2009

Cloudy Bay's latest vintage and a ground-breaking spirit are among the latest releases reviewed by Claire Hu.

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New Taste

Published:  04 December, 2009

New reds from Quinta Do Noval, a modern Riesling brand and a stonker of a Guyanan rum are among the latest drinks releases reviewed by Claire Hu.

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The IWC's Discovery Tasting New Zealand medal winners

Published:  18 November, 2009

Port house Quinta Do Noval is releasing the latest vintages of its still red wines through Gonzalez Byass UK.

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Oddbins Winter Tasting

Published:  18 November, 2009

Carol Emmas gives her verdict on the Oddbins winter tasting.

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Top Merchants 2011

Published:  10 November, 2009

To help bring independent merchants together and offer them the advice and support they need to move their businesses forward in these challenging times Harpers Wine & Spirit, is introducing the Top Merchants initiative. Here's how you could get involved.

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Claire Hu's New Taste

Published:  04 November, 2009

Posh bag-in-box, dessert cider and a new Lanson vintage -  the latest product launches reviewed.

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My Taste: Tesco

Published:  04 November, 2009

Editor Richard Siddle assesses the Tesco autumn tasting.

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Merchant's Taste: The Vineking

Published:  04 November, 2009

Eunice Murrison reviews the offer at the Vineking, in Reigate.

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My Taste: Wines of South Africa

Published:  04 November, 2009

Andrew Catchpole and Ted Sandbach review the WOSA Mega-Tasting in October.

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New Taste

Published:  19 October, 2009

Claire Hu on the latest wine and spirit product launches.

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On-trade range for New Zealand's Ara

Published:  15 September, 2009

New Zealand producer Winegrowers of Ara has produced a new range for the on-trade.

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Barwell Jones adds Castillo Perelada to its portfolio

Published:  02 September, 2009

Barwell & Jones, a member of the Coe Group of companies has announced it will become exclusive distributor of Spanish wine producer Castillo Perelada.

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Guide to German wine labelling

Published:  27 August, 2009

Baffled by German wine laws and labelling? So are we. With the aim of making things clearer to the UK trade, we asked the German Wine Institute to send us the definite explanation of how it all works. They very kindly sent us the following.

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The Pink Pound

Published:  17 August, 2009

Harpers Wine & Spirit devised a rosé tasting to gauge reaction from the trade about the pink phenomenon.

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The Pink Pound

Published:  17 August, 2009

Harpers Wine & Spirit devised the ultimate rosé tasting to gauge reaction from the trade.

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New Zealand Wine Fund sold

Published:  11 August, 2009

One of New Zealand's largest wine producing companies has been sold to an American business.

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