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Harpers Wine Stars 2021: Australia

Published:  05 July, 2021

Highlighting the people and places wowing the judges in the Harpers Wine Stars Awards.

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Barnes publishes ‘most comprehensive’ guide to SA wines

Published:  29 June, 2021

Regional expert Amanda Barnes has published The South America Wine Guide, covering the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.

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Five minutes with Lee Evans, founder, Condor Wines

Published:  29 June, 2021

Lee Evans set up South America specialist importer Condor Wines with just four Argentine wineries on board in June 2011. On its 10th anniversary he recounts to Andrew Catchpole how it all started and how he’s celebrating.

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Long Read: Pushing quality South America

Published:  17 June, 2021

Condor Wines marked its 10th anniversary this June with its South American Discovery Sessions, looking at how far the wines had come in a decade and what the next 10 years might hold for Latin America’s collective vinous offering.

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Indie supply disruptor Propeller ramps up distribution with SA’s Ross Sleet

Published:  15 April, 2021

Indies distribution incubator Propeller has teamed up exclusively with the Ross Sleet founded South African négociant Rascallion as it grows its model-defying footprint in the UK market.

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Ethical winemaking in South America: A new world

Published:  01 April, 2021

James Lawrence looks at the South American wineries championing biodiversity and giving back to the vineyards.

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Buying into South America

Published:  09 March, 2021

Buyers are finding wine drinkers more than willing to take a chance on non-Malbec reds from Chile
and Argentina, as Lisa Riley reports

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South Africa: The long road ahead

Published:  10 February, 2021

South Africa is by no means out of the woods, say allies following this week’s easing of a complete domestic alcohol ban, with ongoing ramifications for the agricultural sector and its workers. Jo Gilbert reports

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Calls for UK trade to help crippled SA by freeing up tank space

Published:  25 January, 2021

Richard Bampfield MW has issued a call to the UK trade to support the beleaguered South African wine industry as producers continue to suffer crippling government restriction and oversupply issues.

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South Australia targets emerging Asian markets following China uncertainty

Published:  24 November, 2020

A South Australian program has been launched to help open up access to markets in Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and India in the wake of continued uncertainty around shipments to China.

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Occitanie raises profile with online films

Published:  03 November, 2020

The Occitanie region of France is about to be much better known in the UK.

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South Africa looks to higher ground

Published:  22 October, 2020

Hard hit by the pandemic, South Africa’s winemakers are proving their resilience and fighting back with an eye on higher quality and pricing. By Andrew Catchpole

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South Yorkshire follows Manchester into Tier 3

Published:  21 October, 2020

South Yorkshire has officially joined Manchester in the highest bracket of Covid measures, meaning bars and restaurants not serving seated meals will close.

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North South adds Māori wine brands to portfolio

Published:  07 October, 2020

North South Wines has won the UK agency rights for New Zealand's Tohu and Kono wine brands.

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North South to raise wildfire funds

Published:  05 October, 2020

North South Wines is to launch a new wine in the UK from Monterey-based Scheid Family Wines as part of a drive to raise crisis funds for businesses and communities devastated by the recent wildfires in California.

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Pubs lead uneven on-trade reopening

Published:  10 August, 2020

The on-trade still has a long way to go before it is fully re-opened as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions ease, according to new research.

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Southern hemisphere winemakers share lessons from crisis harvesting

Published:  03 June, 2020

Producers from across the southern hemisphere have shared their experiences of what it was like to complete their 2020 harvests while infrastructure closed down around them and the movement of people became restricted.

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Q&A: Bruce Jack, The Drift Estate, Bruce Jack Wines, La Bascula

Published:  12 May, 2020

Andrew Catchpole catches up with the irrepressible Bruce Jack for the lowdown on life during the Covid crisis and publishing his own magazine.

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Volumes up in "exceptional" South African harvest

Published:  05 May, 2020

South Africa’s 2020 harvest is up 8.2% on the previous year, according to the Vinpro harvest report released today.

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Distell reverses course on premium division

Published:  31 March, 2020

South African drinks giant Distell has shuttered its premium wine division Libertas Vineyards and Estates after little more than a year.

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