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Campaign highlights the strengths of Soave

Published:  12 August, 2019

Soave is making a comeback thanks to a new Summer of Soave campaign.

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Annual Gerard Basset travel scholarship launches

Published:  05 August, 2019

An annual travel bursary has been created in honour and memory of the late Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MSc (OIV).

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Tim Atkin MW: Canary in the global coalmine

Published:  05 August, 2019

“Phew. What A Scorcher!” I’m old enough to remember June 1976, when we had 15 consecutive days above 32°C. The Sun’s headline captured some of the excitement I felt as a teenager. In those days British summers were frequently cool, overcast affairs and all of a sudden Kent felt like the Costa Brava. What was scorching then seems almost temperate now. Last week Cambridge sweated through the second hottest day ever at 38.1°C, just behind Faversham’s UK record of 38.5°C in August 2003.

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Moving tribute to Gerard Basset crowns IWC Awards gala

Published:  10 July, 2019

The great and the good of the wine trade were out in full force last night to celebrate what turned out to be a memorable and also poignant IWC awards evening – thanks largely to a message from the late, great Gerard Basset, who was filmed accepting his lifetime achievement award at the end of the last year.

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Run Bacchus fundraiser needs your support, The Benevolent says

Published:  10 July, 2019

Wine-trade charity The Benevolent is calling for more support for the runners taking part in this year’s Run Bacchus fundraising event.

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Tim Atkin MW: Celebrating Chenin

Published:  10 July, 2019

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Winetraders signs up Hampshire’s Exton Park

Published:  28 June, 2019

Winetraders has expanded its listings with the addition of English sparkling wine producer Exton Park.

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Trade bids fond farewell to Gerard Basset

Published:  17 June, 2019

Winchester Cathedral provided a fitting setting on Friday for the memorial service of Gerard Basset OBE, MS, MW, MBA, MSc (OIV), as members of the wine and hospitality worlds turned out in force to commemorate the remarkable life of a much loved and admired man.

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Bacchus symposium de-codes potential of English wine’s “flag bearer”

Published:  30 May, 2019

Experimentation is the key to unlocking the potential of Bacchus, which is fast becoming a “flag bearer” for English wine, industry experts have said.

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The week that was

Published:  10 May, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinion and features.

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Tim Atkin MW: The dangers of karaoke journalism

Published:  02 May, 2019

The two emails arrived on the same morning. The first was from Mark A, offering me an “exclusive invite” to join Biginfluencers.com and “connect with some of the biggest brands”; the second was a release about the launch of a Standardised Wine Rating System called iS Winescale. In their different ways, they both cut to the core of what it means to be a wine writer today. Are we still relevant? And if so, how and to whom?

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Guy Woodward: I'm not trying to do sommeliers out of a job, but...

Published:  16 April, 2019

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Tim Atkin MW: What Rowan Gormley could learn from Tony Laithwaite

Published:  09 April, 2019

Wine critic, broadcaster, co-chair of the IWC

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IMW appoints new executive director

Published:  07 March, 2019

Rufus Olins has taken the top job at The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW).

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Amathus strengthens Priorat and Montsant

Published:  06 March, 2019

Amathus Drinks has expanded its Spanish portfolio with the addition of two new Catalonian producers: Celler l’Encastell from Priorat and Celler Masroig from Montsant.

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IMW unveils six new MWs

Published:  22 February, 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced six new MWs from six different countries.

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Single site Sicilian range Mandrarossa makes it to Liberty Wines

Published:  21 February, 2019

Liberty Wines is swelling the ranks of its Sicilian portfolio with new producer, Mandrarossa.

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Tim Atkin MW: Closing off the cork-vs-cap conundrum

Published:  31 January, 2019

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Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB announces the Gerard Basset Tasting Trophy

Published:  28 January, 2019

The British branch of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs has launched a new award for its Young Sommelier Competition in honour of Gerard Basset MS, MW, OBE, who lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 January.

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Gerard Basset passes away

Published:  17 January, 2019

Harpers is saddened to hear that Gerard Basset has lost his battle with cancer and passed away on 17 January.

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