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Greek wines edge towards greater representation

Published:  20 May, 2022

Prices for top Santorini wines have dramatically risen to the same heights as Chablis says Mary Pateras, director of Eclectic Wines, a specialist wholesaler established 20 years ago, and which now imports about half of the Greek wines sold in Britain.

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Innovation Report: The glass debate

Published:  10 May, 2022

Is glass creating a bottleneck in the drive to greater sustainability and can we change consumer perception of it as a strong indicator of quality? Andrew Catchpole reports back from Harpers’ recent Sustainability of Glass webinar.

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Garda DOC Consortium seeks higher profile in UK market

Published:  09 May, 2022

The president of the Garda DOC Consortium, Paolo Fiorini, has announced plans to raise awareness of the region’s wines in the UK, following a study undertaken by Wine Intelligence.

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Simpsons' Wine Estate unveils major expansion

Published:  09 May, 2022

The burgeoning niche market for English still wines received another boost earlier this month, after Simpsons' Wine Estate expanded its vineyard holdings.

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Five minutes with James Hocking, James Hocking Wines

Published:  03 May, 2022

Andrew Catchpole catches up with the specialist importer after the launch of The California List to discover what is driving interest in the Golden State’s wines.

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Liv-ex predicts ‘off’ vintage for Bordeaux 2021

Published:  21 April, 2022

A wet and cool 2021 is likely to result in “heterogenous vintage” for Bordeaux, with large gaps in quality between appellations and estates predicted to result in significant numbers of “indifferent wines”.

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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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Arribaes: The New frontier of Iberian fine wines

Published:  08 April, 2022

It is known as Arribes del Duero in Spanish, and Arribas Do Douro in Portuguese, but now Iberian producers in this cross-frontier wine region have joined forces to create Arribaes, a new brand of low-intervention fine wines.

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Tim Atkin MW: Rising from the ashes

Published:  07 April, 2022

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New oak can “pollute” Italian varieties, says Tenuta di Ghizzano

Published:  07 April, 2022

Tuscan winegrowers are increasingly eschewing new oak for alternatives like amphora, older barrels and maturation in stainless/concrete, according to a leading estate in the region.

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Full steam ahead for Harpers Loire Valley competition

Published:  04 April, 2022

Merchants across the UK continue to sign up to the Loire Valley Wines competition, organised in collaboration with Harpers and the region’s promotional body.

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Depleted yields create ‘tension’ following a stellar year for Burgundy exports

Published:  28 March, 2022

Burgundy is struggling to keep up with rising demand, as a record revenue-producing year in 2021 now puts pressure on winemakers to make the most of depleted stocks.

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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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Vinitaly Academy launches Buyer Program in the UK

Published:  15 March, 2022

Vinitaly International Academy, the educational arm of the Verona show which aims to showcase the breath and diversity of the Italian peninsula, is launching a brand new focus in the UK.

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Trade celebrates achievements while tackling bias via International Women’s Day

Published:  08 March, 2022

International Women’s Day (IWD) is shining a spotlight on the top female talent working in the industry today, with initiatives like Whisky Investment Partners’ Break The Bias campaign also raising awareness of the continuing battle for many to achieve gender parity in the workplace.

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Beefed up buying power clinches Gérard Bertrand exclusivity at Bibendum

Published:  04 March, 2022

Bibendum Wines has won the exclusive rights to distribute the wines of Southern French pioneer Gérard Bertrand in the UK, Harpers can reveal.

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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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Hallgarten & Novum expands its South African portfolio

Published:  18 February, 2022

Specialist wine importer, Hallgarten & Novum has announced new additions to its South African portfolio, introducing Lomond Wines and Elgin Valley’s Spioenkop, which achieved a first growth classification in Tim Atkin’s South Africa 2021 Special Report.

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Aldi launches nationwide competition for new suppliers

Published:  16 February, 2022

Aldi is continuing its commitment to British suppliers with the announcement of ‘Grow With Aldi’, a nationwide competition that will see the supermarket uncover and ultimately stock exciting new products from the UK’s best small and medium food and drink businesses – propelling them into the big time.

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Woodwinters expands Italian portfolio

Published:  15 February, 2022

Leading importer Woodwinters has become the exclusive UK distributor for Sordo wines.

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