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Malbec rising

Published:  31 July, 2018

Far from suffering from its mass appeal, Argentina’s flagship grape is heading for the next level. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Familia Torres to plant trees in Chilean Patagonia to mitigate effects of climate change

Published:  31 July, 2018

Familia Torres has acquired a property covering 5,000 hectares in Chilean Patagonia with a view to mitigating the effects of climate change.

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Meet the buyers: Arancha Lopez Perez, Ten Green Bottles

Published:  31 July, 2018

Hybrids that mix it up with wine and food spill the beans on how to juggle retail and in-house hospitality.

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Double category win for Waitrose in Wines from Spain 2018 awards

Published:  30 July, 2018

Bodegas La Val’s Waitrose Viña Taboexa Albariño and Freixenet’s Can Sala are among the nine winners in the Wines from Spain 2018 awards.

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Looking ahead: Troy Christensen, Enotria & Coe

Published:  30 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Champagne Warehouse invests in new tech to make re-ordering easier

Published:  30 July, 2018

Champagne Warehouse is rolling out new software that helps wine wholesalers automate back-office functions and gives customers the opportunity to easily order online.

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McGuigan eye premiumisation trends as it launches largest ad campaign to date

Published:  27 July, 2018

McGuigan will focus on tube stations and major cities when it kicks off its biggest UK out of home marketing campaign this autumn.

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Vintners Company £8,000 bursary for Geoffrey Roberts Award open for submissions

Published:  27 July, 2018

Entries are open for the £8,000 biennial Geoffrey Roberts Award, which recognises and rewards an individual that has furthered the cause for New World or emerging region wines.

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Computer vision: an eye on the future

Published:  26 July, 2018

Computer vision has been used for years for facial recognition software and this this type of technology will become instrumental in decoding drinking trends, says Jo Gilbert.  

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French wine producers hail anti-hail netting go-ahead

Published:  26 July, 2018

Wine producers have applauded the news that the INAO has officially approved the use of anti-hail netting in French vineyards describing it as a ‘positive development’.

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Bancroft picks up Brokenwood from Negociants UK

Published:  26 July, 2018

Bancroft Wines has picked up the distribution of quality Australian wine estate Brokenwood Wines following the merger of Negociants UK into parent company, Fells.

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Looking ahead: Neil Bruce, Fuller's

Published:  26 July, 2018

As the first half of 2018 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Bolney clinches deal with mainland China

Published:  26 July, 2018

Bolney Wine Estate has become the first English wine producer to secure distribution in mainland China.

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Sign up for SITT - the only trade tastings tailored purely for independent merchants

Published:  25 July, 2018

As the autumn buying window fast approaches Harpers is once again running it’s popular independent merchant-focused Specialist Importers Trade Tastings (SITT) in London and Leeds this September, and we look forward to welcoming all indie buyers at these events.

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Hallgarten commended for environmental efforts

Published:  25 July, 2018

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has achieved the ISO 14001 accreditation for its efforts in minimising the environmental impact of its business operations.

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Flint Wines eyes growth with new senior development manager

Published:  25 July, 2018

Specialist fine wine importer Flint Wines has hired a new company development manager as part of an “ambitious” five-year plan to drive the company forward.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: Are wine drinkers being duped?

Published:  23 July, 2018

So, it’s au revoir to Monsieur Paillard, for 20 years the President of the Commission for the Protection of Champagne. He has thrown his toys out of the pram at the news that Champagne Palmer has signed an exclusive distribution deal in the US with Constellation Brand’s fine wine division.

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Global wine market grows value sales against static volume

Published:  23 July, 2018

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Mousiness: What's the deal?

Published:  23 July, 2018

Mousiness is on the rise, and there’s confusion over the problem.

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Looking ahead: David Gleave MW, managing director, Liberty Wines

Published:  18 July, 2018

 

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