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Randall Grahm predicts a future with nutritional wines

Published:  07 November, 2011


Maverick Californian winemaker Randall Grahm predicted a Garden of Eden-style world of future vineyards making nutritional wines that are deemed to be good for you.

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Francis Ford Coppola tells Wine Future great wine making is like making a film

Published:  06 November, 2011


Film director Francis Ford Coppola likened wine making to film making in his address to the Wine Future conference in Hong Kong.

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Chinese consumers need time to understand wines they like, says China's head of Christie's

Published:  06 November, 2011


The Chinese wine market needs time to evolve before the industry can truly determine what are the key wine trends and consumer likes and dislikes, according to Simon Tam, head of auction house, Christie's Chinese division.

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Fine wine must crack supply chain issues to achieve full potential, says Liv-ex chief

Published:  06 November, 2011


The future of the international fine wine market rests on radical changes to the supply chain and accounting systems used by most of the major global players, according to James Miles, head of fine wine trading website, Liv-ex.

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Sommelier advice at touch of a button

Published:  04 November, 2011

Wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is launching a virtual sommerlier app in partnership with mobile phone manufacturer Vertu.

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VIDEO: Channel Island enjoys its first grape harvest

Published:  04 November, 2011

A tiny island in the English Channel, which is without cars or streetlights and is home to just 600 people, has become the world's newest wine region.

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Sopexa to market Chablis in UK

Published:  04 November, 2011

The Burgundy Wine Board BIVB, has appointed Sopexa to manage public relations for Chablis, with the aim to increase its presence in the UK market.

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Get on Harpers cover for Benevolent

Published:  04 November, 2011

For the first time Harpers is offering its front cover position to an advertiser, with all the money going to drinks trade charity, The Benevolent.

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Harpers Design Awards 2012

Published:  03 November, 2011

Design is a key element for brand development and awareness. If you have recently re-designed or launched your drinks brand or you are a design agency representing a great product, enter the Harpers Wine & Spirit Design Awards and gain the recognition you deserve.

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Currency update: G20 meetings get underway

Published:  03 November, 2011

Sterling regained some of the ground it lost against the US dollar on Tuesday as the surge in demand for safe haven assets waned, however the pound failed to capitalise on its move towards €1.17/£1.

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New cocktails for waistline watchers

Published:  03 November, 2011

The newly refurbished Rockwell Bar in London's Trafalgar Hotel is introducing a range of cocktails targeted at health conscious, calories counting drinkers.

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Sud de France to round off year with organic and biodynamic tasting

Published:  03 November, 2011

Sud de France is to round off its wine tasting year with an organic and biodynamic wine tasting.

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Oddbins' customers choose premium prices for wine

Published:  02 November, 2011

Oddbins' customers priced wines within 50p of the chain's preferred cost as part of its launch initiative inviting customers to blind taste and value three wines.

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Greek PM call for referendum sends currency markets into chaos

Published:  02 November, 2011

Sterling slid against the US dollar as calls from Greek PM George Papandreou for a referendum on the EU bailout sent markets into chaos.

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Jeremy Beadles to leave WSTA

Published:  02 November, 2011

Jeremy Beadles, chief executive at The Wine and Spirit Trade Association, is leaving the trade body after a six year stint.

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Brancott Estate opens Marlborough heritage centre

Published:  01 November, 2011

The Pernod Ricard owned brand Brancott Estate, has opened a heritage centre in Marlborough.

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Trade bodies slam Scottish minimum pricing plans

Published:  01 November, 2011

Minimum price plans will punish responsible drinkers, won't address alcohol misuse, is probably illegal and will damage one of Scotland's key industries, say trade bodies as the Scottish government publishes its Alcohol Bill.

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Camel Valley wins Bollicine del Mondo trophy for second year

Published:  01 November, 2011

English winery, Camel Valley has been awarded the International Sparkling Rosé Trophy at Bollicine del Mondo for the second year in a row, for its Camel Valley Pinot Rosé 2009.

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Coca Cola to run festive Designated Driver campaign

Published:  01 November, 2011

Coca Cola is running its Designated Driver campaign in 8,000 bars this December, which sees drivers get one Coke free when they buy one.

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Sterling surges against euro hitting €1.1594/£1

Published:  01 November, 2011

Sterling surged against the euro by close to 2%, hitting a high of €1.1594/£1, after yields on Italian bonds rose as the country struggles to implement tough spending cuts.

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