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Leading Chianti estate slams ‘overhyped organic viticulture’

Published:  25 September, 2023

Chianti Classico producer Ricasoli has criticised growers who regard organics as the “definitive panacea for sustainability,” arguing that their methods are not without significant drawbacks.


Headline heroes: Franco Bastías, Domaine Bousquet

Published:  30 March, 2023

Harpers speaks to Franco Bastías, head of agronomy & sustainability, Domaine Bousquet. 


Prowein 2023: The Harpers rundown

Published:  22 March, 2023

Innovation, sustainability, organic wine and the ‘immediacy’ of embracing alternative formats were common threads which ran throughout this year’s Prowein, as the event descended once more for a predictably rainy yet bustling three days in Düsseldorf.


Argento’s biodiversity index paves the way for an organic future

Published:  16 March, 2023

Major Argentinian winemaker Bodega Argento is sharing the results of a compelling biodiversity study which aims to put flora, fauna and vine management in harmonious step, as it works to convert its entire estate to certified organic status.


Arrogant Frog puts up vineyard resistance

Published:  17 February, 2023

Leading Languedoc producer Jean-Claude Mas is set to bring his first fungus resistant varietal wine to market, with the unveiling of a Souvignier Gris ‘Résistant’ at Wine Paris.


Bancroft pushes into the Spanish Levante with new addition

Published:  23 January, 2023

Bodegas Mustiguillo, part of the Grandes Pagos de Espana, is joining the Bancroft Wines portfolio as the distributor bolsters UK representation of wine from Spain’s Mediterranean coast.


Headline heroes: Cellier des Dauphins leading the charge in organic wine

Published:  06 December, 2022

At the forefront of organic viticulture in France, Côte du Rhône’s Cellier des Dauphins is inspiring others to make the transition, as James Lawrence reports


Lanchester’s Italian partner Tombacco steps up to sustainability

Published:  23 November, 2022

Vinicola Tombacco has achieved Equalitas Certification, a wine sector sustainability standard which recognises the winery’s commitment to sustainability.


Talking heads: Oz is back in style

Published:  23 August, 2022

Producers and importers share with James Bayley their thoughts on the hot trends with Oz wines shaping Australia’s present and future offer in the UK market.


Producer Q&A: Andrés Valero, Grupo Avinea, talks organic

Published:  26 July, 2022

Eighteen months into his role as head of sustainability for Grupo Avinea (Argento), Andrés Valero explains to Andrew Catchpole how organic provides a pathway into sustainability.


Hatch Mansfield unveils new range of canned wines

Published:  08 June, 2022

The UK market for alternative formats was given a boost yesterday, following the launch of Wild Steps at the LWF.


New Zealand trumpets sustainable credentials for Earth Day

Published:  22 April, 2022

New Zealand Wine Growers (NZWG) has released its 2022 industry-wide Sustainability Report, charting its strong progress down a more sustainable path, reconfirming its aim to be an eco-leader among global wine-producing territories.


Pernod Ricard celebrates record breaking sales in first half of fiscal year

Published:  10 February, 2022

Multinational Pernod Ricard has posted record turnover from sales during the first half of the fiscal year (beginning July 2021), earning global revenues of €5,959m, with an organic growth of +17%.


Bordeaux Symposium: Time to put people at head of sustainability agenda

Published:  10 December, 2021

Bordeaux is expanding and re-drawing its definition of sustainability via a new strategy which aims to put people – and ecosystems in which people want to work – at the heart of its environmental agenda for 2022.


Virtual festival dedicated to ‘low-intervention’ wine launches this weekend

Published:  29 November, 2021

France’s only female Master of Wine has launched a new virtual wine festival Alive!, due to take place on 5 and 6 December.


Sustaining Spain

Published:  09 November, 2021

As world leaders in sustainable and organic practices, Spanish winemakers are also discovering the benefits in the bottle, as Andrew Catchpole reports.


Long read: Organic wine, climate crisis and what it means for brand identity

Published:  04 November, 2021

With COP26 pressing the urgency for action on climate crisis, Denomination’s CEO Rowena Curlewis stresses the need for producers to build change into their business strategies and examines what this means for packaging and identity.


Redefining Malbec

Published:  28 October, 2021

Argentina’s flagship grape continues to evolve, with renewed emphasis on vineyard sites and terroir. Amanda Barnes, author of The South America Wine Guide, reports.


UK in ‘good growth’ for Pernod Ricard

Published:  21 October, 2021

Pernod Ricard has revealed it has seen a very ‘dynamic start’ in all regions for the first quarter of FY22, with robust demand and strong shipments ahead of the festive season.


Headline hero: Olivier Richaud, Domaine d’Aussières

Published:  12 October, 2021

Since you started your tenure at d’Aussières in 2020, what key changes have you overseen at the estate?