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Accolade sparkling head and wine icon Ed Carr on launching Tasmanian fizz onto the world stage

Published:  01 November, 2018

Fresh from his win at the Lifetime Achievement Awards at last week’s Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, Ed Carr, group head sparkling winemaker at Accolade Wines talked to Harpers about putting Tasmania on the map.

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Hanging Ditch founder sets out to challenge ‘normal wine merchant model’ with new venture

Published:  01 November, 2018

Hanging Ditch founder Ben Stephenson has revealed the plans for his latest venture - a wine retail, entertainment and social space that works from morning to night.

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Rejuvenating Beaujolais

Published:  31 October, 2018

As the French region looks to revitalise its reputation, Lisa Riley meets the growers introducing greener methods and pursuing organic certification

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UK the fourth most expensive EU country to buy alcohol and tobacco in

Published:  31 October, 2018

The UK has been pinpointed as the fourth most costly country in the EU when it comes to buying alcohol and tobacco.

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WSET reveals Outstanding Alumni Award nominees

Published:  31 October, 2018

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has revealed the nominees for its outstanding Alumni Award.

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Viña Pomal unveils classic Rioja with a modern twist

Published:  30 October, 2018

Viña Pomal has unveiled a new wine positioned as a classic Rioja with a modern style.

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CWI announces ‘dream’ harvest

Published:  30 October, 2018

The Californian Wine Institute (CWI) has announced the 2018 harvest had ‘played out like a dream’ for winegrowers in regions across the state.

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Missed opportunity: What a rise with inflation means for the UK wine trade

Published:  30 October, 2018

Pub landlords and spirits importers will be breathing a sigh of relief this morning, but not the nation’s wine trade – which is looking at an extra £90 million bill in duty next year.

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Flint bolsters Burgundy portfolio with four young domaines

Published:  30 October, 2018

Flint Wines has grown its Burgundy portfolio with four producers.

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Duty frozen for spirits, cider and beer, but wine will rise with inflation

Published:  29 October, 2018

Investing in Britain’s future was one of the anthems that ran through Philip Hammond’s autumn Budget speech this afternoon.

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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.

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InterBeaujolais aims to attract young winegrowers with funding project

Published:  29 October, 2018

InterBeaujolais has revealed it is working on a new project aimed at attracting young and new winegrowers to the region.

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Festive Fuel

Published:  25 October, 2018

With Christmas set to deliver yet again for drinks retailers far and wide, Jaq Bayles takes a look at current trends to help merchants prepare for the golden quarter

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Low disease pressure and minimal intervention casts warm glow over UK wine industry

Published:  24 October, 2018

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Big interview: Charlie Stein, wine buyer, The Vintner and Rick Stein Restaurants

Published:  24 October, 2018

Straddling both on and off-trade and with a famous family restaurant group behind him, Charlie Stein chats to Andrew Catchpole about life in the wine trade

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Women lack confidence in their knowledge of wine despite knowing as much as men, report finds

Published:  23 October, 2018

Wine Intelligence has launched its first report focused on gender and wine consumption across six key wine markets.

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Bancroft Wines adds Seppeltsfield

Published:  23 October, 2018

Bancroft Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Barossa Valley’s Seppeltsfield estate.

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Silvaner makes a comeback

Published:  22 October, 2018

After an inauspicious beginning, Silvaner is poised to become one of Europe's great aromatic white varieties, according to sommelier Andrej Grunert.

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Wine Intelligence's first Indian report shows ‘great potential’ for the industry

Published:  22 October, 2018

Wine Intelligence has launched its first Indian report in collaboration with Sonal Holland MW.

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Juvé & Camps receives organic certification

Published:  22 October, 2018

Juvé & Camps has received organic certification following a three-year process of converting the vineyards to organic viticulture.

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