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Q&A: Justine McGovern and Damien Jackman, directors, California Wine Institute UK & Ireland

Published:  21 July, 2019

Ahead of a joint Harpers-California Wine Institute session on sustainability (details below), Andrew Catchpole catches up with the team fronting the Golden State’s wines

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Sangiovese - can't travel, won't travel?

Published:  14 June, 2019

It’s long been held that the variety behind Chianti Classico is incapable of adapting to anywhere beyond Italian shores, but Australia’s ever resourceful producers are proving this wrong.

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America's frontier wine states

Published:  29 April, 2019

Americans may believe size is important, but there is far more to the nation’s wine than just what comes out of California, as Norman Miller discovers

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Californian wine under £20 boosts UK sales

Published:  09 April, 2019

US wine exports to the UK have seen a slip in value but a rise in volume, thanks largely to a growth in buyer interest in a previously difficult-to-source section of the market. 

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California rises from the ashes

Published:  08 April, 2019

Northern California’s wine industry continues to recover after the record-breaking wildfires of 2017.

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Interview: Danny Lucchesi, Delicato Family

Published:  25 March, 2019

Viticulturalist Danny Lucchesi talks to Chris Wilson about special old vines, Zin and Gnarley Head

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Looking ahead: Talya Roberson, director, Roberson Wine

Published:  19 December, 2018

Once again we are catching up with the trade over the next few weeks to find out how businesses are making the most of the all-important Christmas trading period, while also looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities 2019 will bring.

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Tim Atkin MW: How low can you go?

Published:  06 December, 2018

Wine critic, broadcaster, co-chair of the IWC

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California soul

Published:  15 November, 2018

Travelling with fellow MWs in the Golden State, Natasha Hughes MW delves far beyond the usual suspects.

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California wildfires ‘not particularly’ affecting wine country

Published:  12 November, 2018

The wildfires currently raging in California have ‘not particularly’ affected wine country.

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Napa Valley reports strong vintage with ideal weather conditions

Published:  12 November, 2018

Napa Valley has announced a “Goldilocks” 2018 vintage.

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Guy Woodward: The debate dividing Napa Valley vintners

Published:  12 July, 2018

Driving down the bucolic Highway 29 last month, on my way into Napa Valley, I was confronted by a series of roadside placards. As the vineyards became more prevalent, so did the signs. “No on C” most of them read. “Yes on C” read a few. But what the hell was C?

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Bancroft turns to Delicato for latest Cali partnership

Published:  25 June, 2018

Bancroft Wines is ramping up its distribution of Californian wines via a new partnership with Delicato Family Vineyards' – the seventh largest exporter of wines from the Golden State.

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California Wine Institute welcomes new chairman

Published:  15 June, 2018

Chris Indelicato of Delicato Family Vineyards has been voted in by members as Wine Institute chairman for 2018 to 2019 at the association’s 84th annual meeting.

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California's cool coastal calling

Published:  13 April, 2018

California’s Central Coast is a hotbed of innovative cult winemaking. Clinton Cawood visits the epicentre of the scene

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Oregon: On pushing Pinot Noir

Published:  10 April, 2018

Oregon has become the Pinot Noir capital of the Pacific Northwest. Jo Gilbert traces its evolution to the modern winemakers now redefining the grape

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Californian wine producers urge Trump to stand down on China

Published:  04 April, 2018

Californian wine producers are braced for a slide in sales to China as trade relations between the country and the US continue to deteriorate.

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Gallo turns sights on UK with revamped premium range

Published:  07 March, 2018

Californian producing giant E&J Gallo has identified the UK as a key market to grow its expanding range of high-end wines.

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Meet the buyers: James Hocking, The Vineyard Cellars

Published:  27 November, 2017

Harpers gets the lowdown from specialist retailer buyer James Hocking, wine director at The Vineyard Cellars

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CWI reports promising harvest despite wildfires

Published:  09 November, 2017

The Californian Wine Institute (CWI) has confirmed the 2017 harvest is in good shape despite the headline making wildfires that ravaged the North Coast last month.

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