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Record-breaking early harvest for Spain

Published:  18 August, 2022

Spain has recorded some of its earliest ever harvests this year, with many parts of the country bringing picking forward in order to mitigate a barrage of wildfires, widespread drought and “constant heat”.

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WineGB tasting looks to capitalise on rising sales

Published:  15 August, 2022

WineGB will be returning to London this September for a celebration of all things English wine – including another year of rising sales.

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2022 MW exam questions and wines revealed

Published:  12 August, 2022

The Institute of Masters of Wine has published details of its 2022 MW exam, including the list of wines for the practical (tasting) part of the exam.

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Tim Atkin MW: Women score in wine, too

Published:  05 August, 2022

You’ve come a long way, baby. Watching the final of the Euro 2022 women’s football tournament, I was reminded of this advertising slogan for Virginia Slims cigarettes, of all things, from the late 1960s. The brand tapped into the zeitgeist at a time when feminism and women’s rights were finally attracting the attention and wider support they deserved. The importance of sport should not be overstated, but England’s victory felt significant, not just as a one-off game, but in a wider social context.

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English wine comes of age at the UK’s wine ‘BAFTAs’

Published:  18 July, 2022

English and Welsh wine appears to have entered a new era of maturity, as ‘newcomers’ to the scene continue to rake in accolades alongside more established names.

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Liberty celebrates 25 years with greatest hits tasting

Published:  21 June, 2022

Liberty Wines celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday at its usual spot at the Oval Cricket Ground, where the event took a greatest hits approach to celebrate a quarter of a century in business.

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Profile: Vineyard Productions grows a head for wine

Published:  14 June, 2022

Home to ‘creative and collaborative winemaking’, Liam Steevenson’s company Vineyard Productions takes a novel approach to its portfolio. Andrew Catchpole dropped by to discover more.

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Harpers' 30 Under 30 winners announced

Published:  06 June, 2022

What a couple of years the trade has had. What ups and downs. During the worst months of Covid, we’re sure there are some who felt a bit like Midas’s barber in the ancient tales. Forced under pain of death to keep his master’s secret – that the former Greek king was hiding a pair of donkey’s ears beneath his hat – the unfortunate barber was only able to vent by taking himself to a bed of reeds and screaming that the king had, indeed, become part-ass.

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30 Under 30 list to debut at the Harpers Discovery Zone at LWF

Published:  13 April, 2022

30 Under 30, Harpers’ inaugural listing highlighting the industry’s best and brightest young talent, will be officially launched at the London Wine Fair (LWF), with new content also set to tackle some of the key issues around staffing and progression for those in the first chapter of their careers.

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Displaced Chinese exports look for new home at ATT

Published:  11 April, 2022

A slew of Australian producers which have been forced to reorient themselves following China’s government-imposed trade tariffs were on show at Australia Trade Tasting (ATT) on Thursday, where a renewed ‘buyer-only’ mentality aimed to find new homes for wineries left with major holes in distribution.

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Tim Atkin MW: Rising from the ashes

Published:  07 April, 2022

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Hatch Mansfield and Louis Jadot support the on-trade with Bike to Care

Published:  31 March, 2022

In support of the challenging times faced by the on-trade, Hatch Mansfield and Maison Louis Jadot are standing – or cycling – shoulder to shoulder for the inaugural Bike to Care en Bourgogne.

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All change at Bodegas Cosme Palacio

Published:  23 March, 2022

Leading Rioja winery Cosme Palacio has announced a series of important changes at the firm, including new personnel, the launch of a white wine, and a label shakeup.

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Profile: Neville Abraham, Liberty Wines

Published:  15 March, 2022

On the eve of a reshuffle at Liberty Wines, Andrew Catchpole catches up with outgoing chair and serial restaurateur Neville Abraham for his views on the trade

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World wakes up to Austrian wine quality

Published:  28 February, 2022

From Wachau to Neusiedlersee, David Kermode takes a trip through Austria’s must-know regions.

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Two Brits join MW firmament

Published:  25 February, 2022

Justin Martindale MW and Jonny Orton MW have become the latest Masters of Wine.

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Nyetimber announces record year as estate leads the way for English sparkling

Published:  14 February, 2022

The UK’s leading English sparkling wine brand, Nyetimber, enjoyed a record year in 2021 in both sales and production. Following its largest ever harvest, Nyetimber’s UK sales increased by 55% on the previous year. Situated in the south of England, the 30-year-old winemakers saw sales in Europe grow by a whopping 89%.

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Tim Atkin MW: Is demystification all good?

Published:  04 February, 2022

In the early days of What Wine? magazine, the editor considered it a novel idea to invite actual consumers along to our tastings.

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Occitanie Tasting returns to London after three year hiatus

Published:  04 February, 2022

The 10th edition of the Occitanie Annual Trade Tasting will showcase a diverse range of wines from the South of France, featuring over 300 labels produced in the largest wine region in the world.

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Barcelona Wine Week to lead on sustainability, oenotourism and innovation

Published:  03 February, 2022

The organiser's of the second edition of Barcelona Wine Week (BWW) have unveiled an eclectic programme of events, including masterclasses and presentations led by renowned personalities in the world of wine.

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